Sympathy: Dromard GAA extends its sympathy to the Grimes family of the death of Nancy Grimes, Fyhora. The Club sends its condolences to Nancy’s sons James and Padraig and the extended Grimes family. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam.
Clash of the Townlands Quiz: Our annual Clash of the Townlands Table Quiz took place on Friday night and was a great success. Thanks to all everyone who attended despite the inclement weather. This year’s winners was a team drawn loosely from the greater Legga area. The Club would like to thank all those who helped organise the quiz, especially Peter Mimnagh, P.J. Berry, Gerry Donohoe, MC on the night Peter Masterson and everyone who helped with the running of the quiz. Thanks also to the local businesses and individuals who donated prizes for the raffle. A special word of thanks to Eamon and Philomena Gray and the staff of the Breffni Arms Hotel for accommodating us on the night.
All Ireland Club Semi Final: Best of luck to Mullinalaghta St Columbas in the All Ireland Semi Final against Dr Crokes of Killarney. Throw in at Semple Stadium in Thurles on Saturday is at 3.30pm. After your magnificent performances in the club championship to date, we’ve no doubt you will represent Longford with distinction once again on Saturday. Good luck to all the players, management team and supporters from Dromard GAA.
National Football League: Congratulations to the Longford senior footballers on maintaining their excellent start to the National Football League with a superb performance and victory away to Carlow on Sunday. Well done to Dromard’s Joseph Hagan who came on at half time and played extremely well, scoring a vital point from an acute angle early in the second half when Longford were trailing by a point. Well done to Padraic Davis and Dromard’s Danny O’Toole and the rest of the Longford panel and backroom team on their unbeaten start. After playing three games on consecutive weekends, Longford have a well-earned two week break before taking on Down in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday 24 February at 2pm.
Dromard Healthy Clubs: Fitness classes and Healthy Club activities continue in the clubhouse each week with something for everyone. The schedule for the week is as follows :Sunday - Walking club at 8.45am. Everyone is welcome. Enjoy a nice one-hour stroll through the scenic lanes, hills and by the lakes of Dromard. Monday - at 7pm to 8pm - New ZUU training: on Monday night's for all players over 14 to adult. €5 per class. Monday - at 8pm to 9pm - YOGA for Everyone with Marta. Tuesday - 6.15am - LC Fitness Boot Camp - Cardio & Strength Based Workout. Tuesday - 8pm - Zumba dance class for fun and fitness. Wednesday 11am - Range of Movement Class for Active Age with Shane. Wednesday 7pm - LC Fitness 8 Week Challenge. Thursday - 6.15am - LC Fitness Bootcamp - ABS & GLUTES, Stretching for flexibility. Saturday - 8.30am to 9.30am - Circuits (Indoor/Outdoor) workout with Paul for everyone. All fitness levels catered for and encouraged along the way. New ZUU training: on Monday night's from 7 to 8. for all players over 14 to adult. 4 nights. 5 euro per night.
Active Age: Our Healthy Clubs team have also organised "Range of Movement Class for the Active Age". The classes started at 11.00am on Wednesday last at Dromard GAA Grounds. The Range of Movement Class will improve Flexibility and Mobility through stretching exercises in a safe and controlled environment keeping you Active for Longer! Come along to try it out with Shane from Sport and Health Performance! Classes are €5 and will be 50-55 mins long.
Dromard Ladies Club Notes
County Matters: Well done to our County Seniors who after last weeks heartbreaking defeat in added time made no mistake in beating Sligo on a scoreline of 4-14 to 4-8 in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday. This win puts them 3rd in the division, and they now have a week off before travelling to Offaly the following weekend. In the meantime it's the turn of our County Minors and our very own Karen McLoughlin and Shauna Hagan to take centre stage as they travel to play Laois this weekend. Good Luck ladies, and lets hope for a winning start.
Gold Cup: This Senior competition starts in 10 days time and the Senior Ladies, ably supplemented by our Minor and U16s have been training hard under David, Sean and Paul's watchful eyes for the last few weeks and can't wait to get playing.
Congratulations: To our very own Ellen Murphy who came on from the bench again in Glasgow, to record a good victory over Scotland in the Women's Six Nations Rugby. A sweet taste after the previous week's harrowing defeat to England. We follow her career closely in Dromard, and what is Dromard Ladies GAA loss is certainly Ireland's gain. Well done Ellen.
Birthdays: Happy Birthday to Minor/Senior player Karen McLoughlin who will be 17 on Valentines Day! Enjoy your day Karen, and best of luck down in Laois at the weekend.