Colmcille GFC notes

November 8, 2018

The Minor club are holding a Gala Easter Concert on Good Friday, 2nd April in the Community Centre. It promises to showcase local talent and a great evening’s entertainment is in store starting at 8pm. All support is greatly appreciated.

As mentioned last week, the club are issuing a quarterly newsletter to every house in the parish. The deliveries will be completed over the coming week. Included with the newsletter will be 50 club lotto envelops and a yearly lotto card. We hope that this idea will allow greater access to the lotto and help raise vital funds for the running of the club. We would be grateful if all those interested complete an envelope every week and drop them into the collection points in the local shops and pubs. Alternatively the yearly cards can be completed and also dropped into the collection points. The yearly card costs €100 for twelve months or €50 for six months. We wish to thank you in advance for your support.

The club will hold an open day on the 9th May as part of a G.A.A. initiative for all clubs around the country. No games a scheduled for play on this weekend which was the case on the same weekend last year when the association celebrated its 125th anniversary. The celebrations were a huge success around the country with Colmcille being no exception. We plan to hold similar events throughout the coming year. Anyone interested in helping out or with any suggestions can contact John Reilly on 085 7322857 or e-mail  or Peter Murtagh on 0860724903 or e-mail

Our Division 1 team had a good victory over Longford Slashers last Wednesday evening, winning on a score line of 1-9 to 0-7. On Sunday, however, our Division 5A team suffered defeat to Dromard, losing out by 9 points (1-10 to 2-16).

The Division 1 team will welcome Cashel to Fr. Mc Gee Park on Easter Monday 5th April in Round 3 of the All County League. The game will commence at 2:30.

Our Division 5A team will play Clonguish also on Easter Monday at 5pm in Fr. Mc Gee Park.

At a recent executive meeting votes of sympathy were extended to the families of John Murphy, Aughamore Lower, Pat Heslin, Gortlettragh and Kathleen Mc Nerney, Aughakilmore.

There was no winner of the March 21st Lotto Draw (5, 10, 13, 14) of €3200. Lucky Dip winners were Raymond Farley, Aughnacliffe, Michael Casey, Newtownforbes, Bernadette Reilly, Smear, Kevin Murtagh, Fostra.

The winner of the Monthly Draw was Paul Kennedy Snr. Cunareen        

Next week’s lotto draw (4th April) takes place in Murtagh’s and team 7 are on duty:  Mary Denneny, Emer Donohoe, Trisha Hourican, Paul Kennedy Snr. Tommy Reilly, Noelle Ward.

We would like to remind everyone using Fr. Mc Gee park to close the gates when you are leaving. Thank you for your co-operation.

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