Dromard club notes

January 18, 2021

Sympathy: Dromard GAA extends its sympathy to the Brady family, Lisorty and the Kelly family, Cammagh on the death of Kathleen (Katie) Brady (née Kelly), Lisorty. The Club offers its condolences to Kevin Kenny, Clonelly and the Kenny family, Doogra on the passing of Kevin’s brother John Kenny, Bathurst, South Africa and formerly Doogra, Corriga Co.Leitrim. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Sean McNerney RIP: This January marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Sean McNerney, Fostra. Sean was a larger than life figure in Dromard and Longford GAA circles and made a big contribution to his club and county. The Club remembers Sean and his family at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Message to the Community on COVID-19: With the resurgence of the virus, we hope that all our members, players and supporters are keeping well and minding yourselves and your families. Dromard GAA club would like to offer their support to anyone in the community who needs help with collecting prescriptions, groceries or any other essential items during this difficult time. All you need to do is contact Club Chairman Gerry Sheridan on 087 2394962 and we would be more than happy to help.

AGM: The Dromard GAA AGM will take place online on Sunday 31 January at 3pm. For anyone interested in attending online, please email the club secretary with your name to [email protected] Further details to follow.

New Arrival: Congratulations to former Dromard Ladies Captain Laura Brady (née Martin), Annagh and her husband Niall on the birth of their new baby girl Éala Grace.

Walking Track: Its great to see our new walking track being used extensively. In the interests of health and safety, we ask all those using the track to walk in an anti-clockwise direction. Please be aware that the lights on the walkway turn off at 10pm each night. You are also asked to please remember when using the walking track to keep your dogs on a leash and clean up dog litter. Bicycles are not allowed on the track and ask your children not to take their bikes on the track. A donations box has been installed on the new walkway for anyone who would like to make a contribution towards the lighting costs and ongoing maintenance of the track. Thank you.

Dromard Ladies Club Annual Fuel Draw 2021: Thanks to everyone who has bought a ticket so far. The draw closes this week on Friday 22 January. Tickets are available from our 3 local shops and any girl on any of the ladies panels. You can also buy online this year if it suits better. Go to Dromard Ladies Facebook page or go directly to the salesforce site using this link https://member.clubforce.com/tickets_m.asp?LL_ID=1720 The Ladies Club would like to thank you for your support.

Masses: In line with the HSE guidelines, Masses have reverted to online services only until further notice. Masses with our Parish Priest Fr. Pat Lennon can be viewed live from St. Francis Xavier Church Moyne on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 7pm and from St. Mary’s Church Legga on Friday evenings at 7pm and Sundays at 11am. The website address to view the Mass from Moyne church is churchtv.ie/moyne and for Legga the address is churchtv.ie/legga Fr Pat would like to remind you that anniversary Masses can be booked for Saturdays and Sundays. The weekly Church Newsletter can be collected from Corrigans, Gortermone Stores or Moyne Stores and from both churches, which remain open during the day for private prayer. Please take every measure that you can to protect yourself and your loved ones.

Irish Life's MyLife's 4000km Challenge: The club is taking part in the Irish Life's MyLife's 4000km Challenge. We are delighted to launch MyLife's second challenge in partnership with the GAA Community and Health department Every Step Counts. This challenge is in support of clubs and community members taking part in Ireland Lights Up 2021. We are asking you and your club mates to track a collective 4,000km over 7 weeks (that's roughly the distance around Ireland!) between 13th January - 3rd March to be entered into our prize draw. To Register now, go to the page: https://mylife.irishlife.ie/every-step-counts-2021

Sean Farrell Thank You Message: Sean Farrell from Fostra, who works with Trocaire, would like to pass on a very sincere thank you message to all those involved in the Dromard "Trad for Trocaire" music video.  To date, almost €2,000 has been donated on behalf of all the young Dromard musicians who performed in the traditional music video. Well done to all involved including the organisers.  There is a gofundme page online where you can donate – search Dromard Trad for Trocaire. The  Dromard traditional music video and a short thank you video message from Sean can be viewed on youtube or on the Dromard GAA facebook page.

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