Club notes week ending May 3rd

November 8, 2018

A reminder that this Sunday May 10th marks the 125 year GAA celebrations. A special mass will be celebrated at St Colmcille Church followed afterwards by refreshments in the Community Center. All people are welcome to attend. At Fr.Mc Gee Park there will be a day of fun for both young and old, which will include a novelty match (Juniors V Seniors), a sports day for children, bouncy castles, etc. The day will also give the opportunity to reminisce for all current and past members of the Club and is open to all people in the community.

Colmcille GFC invite all club and parish members past and present to attend this special day of celebration, and if you know any people no longer living in the area, please inform them about this special day of celebration and invite them and their relatives to come along.
Also if you have any memorabilia from past years that you would like to display, please contact Marie O’Reilly Keenan on 087 9032887.
There will be an optional entrance fee and a per-centage of the takings will be presented to the Special Olympics Committee, Longford.

On Saturday evening last the senior team recorded a two point win over Fr Manning Gaels in Fr McGee Park. Final score was Colmcille 1-11 Fr Manning Gaels 0-10. The teams went in six points each at half time after the Gaels came back from being five points behind at one stage. However, a quick start to the second half saw Colmcille take another five point lead, including a well taken goal by Tommy Doyle. The Gales replied and narrowed the score to just one point, however a Tommy Doyle free at the finish made it a two point victory for the home side. We now move further up the league table after a draw and two wins so far this season.

Senior Team V Fr Manning Gaels
G Tonra, K Reily, N Farrell, D S Reilly, J Kellegher, G Murtagh, F Kavanagh, E Farrell, D C Reilly, P Murtagh, JP Reilly, T Doyle (1-4), D Farrell (0-4), A Gormley (0-1).
Subs: B McCabe, C Brady.

The next Div 1 game is away to Ardagh on Saturday next at 7pm

The Div 3 team made it three wins out of three when they had a comprehensive win over Fr Manning Gaels on Sunday last. Final score Fr Manning Gaels 0-0 Colmcille 3-7. The next game in this league is at home to Longford Slashers at the end of May. Div 3/6 training on Wednesday at 8pm with a full turn out expected.

Div 3 Team V Fr Manning Gaels
A McGauran, S McKeon, A Reilly, TJ Reilly, M Kavanagh, D Kiernan, E McGahern, D Smith, J Kellegher, N Hudson, K Farrell, Darren Mulligan, M Kilbride, D Donnelly, A McKeon.
Subs: J Reilly, D Murtagh, P Reilly, B Kennedy, B Murtagh.

We would like to wish Darren Mulligan a speedy recovery after he dislocated his shoulder during the game.

Our juvenile amalgamation had a good win over St. James, Ardagh on Thursday week last in the first round of the league on a score of 6-8 to 2-11. They also recorded a good win over Shannon Gaels on Thursday last, final score in this game 5-12 to 3-12. They are due to play St. Vincents on Thursday next in the next round of this competiton. Our minor amalgamation had their first outing on Sunday last in the Minor League Division 2 against Clonguish Og in Fr. McGee Park in a game where our lads recorded a good win. Their next game in this competition is due to be played on Sunday next against Granard/Ballymore. Good luck to all and results of these games next week. Our U/14’s were due to play against Longford Slashers on Tuesday 5th and results of this game next week also. The under age blitzs are continuing each week as scheduled. The minor club would like to thank Tony Blankley, Costcutter, Smear for sponsoring footballs for the minor club. Well done to the Seniors who beat Drumlish in the league and good luck to them when they play St. Patrick’s, Ardagh next weekend. We would like to remind everybody of the GAA 125th Year Celebration of Football. A fun day will be held on Sunday next 10th May in Fr. McGee Park commencing at 2 p.m. This will include a sports/fun day for kids. If anyone has memorabilia or pictures relating to the minor club that they would like to have displayed on the day, please contact Edel Hawkins on 087-3139173. Finally the minor club would like to send their congratulations to Michael Carrigy, Ballinalee and Una Boland, Co. Galway who got engaged recently. Good luck to you both in the future.