GLADIATOR WINS EMPeRoR’S GOLD: After battle between Dromard and Killoe, in the fabled arena of Pearse Park on Sunday September 30th last, where there were physical battles, clashes, courage, injuries, long range bombardment, daring, attacking, defending, blood, sweat and the disappointment of the long cold walk back to another time another year. It all seemed bleak and surreal. However our players were not alone, they were part of a family, a parish and a determined organisation. There is never an end, the fight goes on, year on year and dreams do come true. So what a great surprise and source of delight it was to hear, on the following Monday, that our great warrior Jamsie Martin was the worthy winner of the club’s lotto jackpot. Yes there is no end you never know what is around the bend. This story reminds me of the late John Francis Farrell, a very popular ceillidher and story teller in the area, when you would tell him you had won a medal for something, he would reply “And did you not get any money with it?”

WIN A TRIP TO AUSTRALIA: Dromard GAA Club will be holding a special Draw with a top prize of a Trip to Australia, €500 and other prizes. Tickets cost €5 with a book of 5 tickets for €20 Tickets are available from players, club members including Joe Murphy, Gus McEntire, Declan Corrigan, John Kenny, Noelie Maguire, Pete Faughnan and Kevin Sheridan amoung others. More details next week. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

LARRY CUNNINGHAM-THE LOCAL CONNECTION: The Late Great Larry Cunningham, a legendary Irish Music Star had local connections. His mother Julia was a sister of Patrick (Paddy) Cosgrave RIP of Cornakelly. Michael, Laurence Bridie McCormack, Drumlish, and the extended family, including the late Jimmy and Michael Kiernan were First Cousins of Larry. We extend our sincere sympathies to all his family and relatives.

BINGO RESULTS: €130 Margaret Galligan, €100 Anna Bohan, €65 Ann McNeill, €40 George Taaffe, other winners; Kevin Reilly, Haley Ebesson, Ned Brady, Rose Smith, Ann Brady, Eileen Mollahan, Eileen Taaffe, Anna Bohan, Rose Smith, Bridie Flood, Rosie Doherty, Ita Reilly, Brian McGlade, Mary Jo Curran, Miriam Lynch, Ann Heslin, Rosette Owens, Bernie Smith and Margaret Martin.

MOYNE COFFEE MORNING: Which was recently held in The Latin School Community Centre, in aid of Longford Hospice Care raised the grand sum of €358. Mary Ellen Gray and Bridget Kiernan wish to thank all those who attended the event or who sent donations. The money has been forwarded to this worthy cause.

“YOGA MY WAY” CLASSES: Involving Breath, Stretch and Relax, away from the busy world. Classes lasting 90 minutes, commence on Tuesday October 2nd next, at 8pm, in the Latin School Community Centre, Moyne. Enrolment takes place 15 minutes before starting time. Class leader is Kathleen Donnelly Dunleavy formally of Kiltycreevagh, Ballinamuck. For further information phone Kathleen at 087/2868254. Don’t get tied up in knots over it! Everyone is welcome.

GO TO USA FOR TEN EUROS: Colmcille G.F.C. are having a fundraiser for club which consists of 2 return flights to New York including accommodation for four nights for St. Patrick’s Day. Second prize is 500 euro. Draw will take place towards end of December. You could treat some- one to a ticket for their birthday or as a Christmas present. We hope to visit all houses in the parish in the next couple of weeks. We ask for your support in our efforts. Thanking you all for your support in the past which has proven to be the back bone, of the successful up keep of our club.-Marie O Reilly Keenan.

Community Games: 2012/2013 season for community games commences shortly with county competitions in Draughts, Chess, outdoor Soccer and Table Tennis taking place in the next month or two. We will shortly organise a registration evening for these events and confirmation of venue and time will be sent to all parents by mobile phone text. We will have a draughts practice later this week and we request all children interested in participating in this event to please attend as John Reilly has kindly agreed to attend this session. Again confirmation of this will be notified by mobile phone text. On Friday 19th October we are having a Table Quiz in Dillion’s and we would appreciate the support of all parents and friends. Our AGM was held recently – details next week. Dromard Community Well-a-thon – classes continuing in the clubhouse Tuesday to Friday and walks happening on Sundays at 9.30 and Wednesday mornings at 10.30am building up to our 5k/10km walk/jog/run on Saturday 10th November at 11.30am which is being run both in aid of St. Christopher’s, Longford and to defray the expenses of our club facility in the parish. We appeal for support from the entire community for this event.


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