St Francis Dromard club notes

July 29, 2019

Minor Final: Hard luck to our Minor team, who played very well against a very strong Sean Connolly’s team. In a game that was played in a very sporting manner, both teams played some excellent football. Thanks to referee Frank Toher and his team who had an easy day at the office. Congratulations to Sean Connolly’s on their win. St. Francis team: Ollie Duffy, James Brady, Ciaran Murphy, Oísin o’Toole, Jason Grimes, Daniel Conboy, Gareth O’Hara, Fionn Hourican, Matt Duffy, Aaron Farrell, Joshua Gray: Subs: Ryan O’Connor, Ian McLoughlin, Jamie Conboy, Alan Corcoran, Shane Grimes, Christopher Grimes. Speedy recovery to Gareth O’Hara who retired from the game in the first half. Also, to Stephen Donohoe and Karl McNerney who are out with long term injuries.

Minors Says Thanks: A big thanks to Philamena and Eamon Gray and staff at The Breffni Arms Hotel for their Sponsorship of a dinner to the Minor Team it is much appreciated by the players and management. Also, to Fosters Pharmacy Arva have kindly sponsored a First Aid bag to the Minor Team. Thankfully it was not required as the game was played in a sporting manner.

Minor Championship: Starts this week with two group games against St. Dominics and Southern Gales on Monday and Thursday. Hopefully the team can put the disappointment of losing the league final behind them to progress to the semi-finals of the championship. Best of luck to all involved.

U12 Team: This season at U12 level Dromard are in the fortunate position of being able to field 2 U12 teams. 1 team is involved in the ‘Joe Hagan Group’ league while another team will play in the ‘Shane Kenny Group’. Both teams had their first outing last Thursday 18th of July with a double header in Pairc na nGael where they faced Grattan Og in the Joe Hagan League and Southern Gaels in the Shane Kenny League. Both teams performed extremely well with the Joe Hagan Panel getting off to a winning start beating Grattans while our Shane Kenny Panel competed very well despite missing some key player against a very strong Southern Gaels side. The teams were as follows :
Joe Hagan Team : Christopher Corrigan , Adam O’Reilly, Donnacha Reynolds, Joshua McLoughlin, Padraig Mulligan, Conor Reilly, William McEntire, Cormac Mulligan, Tara Gray, Oisin Conboy, Dylan Reilly, James Cosgrove , Ryan Kiernan, Evan McNerney
The Shane Kenny Team : Tara Gray, Christopher Corrigan, Dylan Macken, Charlie Reilly, Daragh Grimes, Sean Waters, Joe Kiernan, Evan McNerney, Ryan McCabe, Sarah Bucannon, Sean McAvennia, Cian Brady, Jake Carragher, Ryan Kiernan, Codie Grimes.

County Teams: Congratulation to Matt Duffy and Longford U15 team on their excellent win in the national league over Clare, best of luck in the final in mid-August. Also, to Oisin O’Toole on his excellent performance for Longford U16’s at the weekend. Keep up the good work lads. Not forgetting Ruarí O’Toole who helped Longford U14 to top their group in their county games at the weekend.


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