Dromard club notes

July 22, 2019

Senior Football Championship Round 1: Dromard 0-10 Clonguish 0-12.

Our senior footballers lost out narrowly to Clonguish in Round 1 of the championship played in Monaduff on Sunday. The game was a very closely contested affair played in difficult wet and windy conditions. Dromard got off to an excellent start with three unanswered points from play from James Martin, Cian Mimnagh and Ronan McEntire with 10 minutes played. After this great start, Dromard struggled to add scores for the remainder of the half as Clonguish began to win more possession. Mid way through the half Dromard suffered a setback with the loss of Cian Mimnagh through injury. Francis McGee added to Dromard’s early tally with a point from a free to leave the half-time scoreline at Dromard 0-4 Clonguish 0.5. James Martin levelled the scores straight after half time with a free and then gave Dromard the lead with a fine point from play after a good move. Three excellent scores in a row (all from play) from Francis McGee, Dylan McCormack and Diarmuid Masterson gave Dromard a 9-6 lead with 10 minutes remaining. Although James Martin added his third score of the game, Clonguish finished strongly to claim a narrow win. A speedy recovery to Dylan McCormack, who played extremely well, but was forced off with an injury in the second half and to Cian Mimnagh.  Thank you to the Fr Manning Gaels club for having their pitch and facilities in excellent condition for the game. Team: Gavin McNerney; Paul McGee, Niall Vance, David Pettit; Dylan McCormack, Pauric Martin, Peter Reynolds; Bryan McCormack, Diarmuid Masterson; Ronan McEntire, Francis McGee, Bernard Sheirdan; James Martin, Cian Mimnagh, John Sheridan. Subs: Ronan Bleakley, James Mimnagh. 

Senior Championship Round 2: Our senior team is back in action in Round 2 of the Championship on Sunday (28 July) when we play St Mary’s Granard in a vital game. Throw in at Oliver Lynch Park Abbeylara is at 2pm. Best of luck to the players and management team. Please come out and support the team as we aim to get off to a winning start. 

Championship Action at Páirc na nGael: On Saturday Páirc na nGael hosed a double header of championship games with Killashee versus Sean Connollys followed by the senior clash between Colmcille and Longford Slashers. This weekend we will host two further matches with Grattan Óg versus Ballymore at 6pm in the intermediate championship and a meeting of Dromard’s senior championship Group 1 rivals Clonguish and Mullinalaghta at 7.30pm. Thank you to everyone who helped out at last weekend’s games especially all the stewards, those who helped in the clubhouse and at the shop selling refreshments, John Duffy on PA and Padraig Donohoe for the use of his field for car parking. Thanks to everyone for your cooperation in ensuring that the evening passed off successfully. 

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