Sympathy: Dromard GAA offers its sympathy to the Donohoe Family, Aughamore Lower, and the Clarke family, Mollyglass on the passing of Mary Rose Donohoe's brother-in-law, Thomas Patrick Callaghan, New York, and formerly of Co. Roscommon. The Club extends its sympathy to the extended Smith family on the passing of John Francis Smith, Glenmore. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamneacha.
Clash of the Townlands: Our Table Quiz is back for its 3rd year! Get you teams together and start brushing up on your trivial knowledge. The quiz takes place this Friday February 16th in the Breffni Arms at 8:30pm sharp. Please support and enjoy what is always a great night!
National League: Commiserations to the Longford senior footballers and management on their very narrow one-point loss to Armagh on Sunday last. Well done to Diarmuid Masterson and Ronan McEntire who both saw action during the game. After playing six competitive games since December 30th 2017, there is a much-needed break in the fixtures next weekend. Longford's next game is at home to Wexford on Sunday 25th February at 2:30pm in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
Steward Training Course: The County Board has announced that a new training course for stewards will be organised in the next couple of weeks. A similar course was ran in February 2014 and anyone who completed that course is now due for renewal. We also require more new stewards to lighten the load on the present people who give great service every week. There will shortly be a requirement on Clubs from both an insurance and health and safety point of view to have a number of qualified stewards available to them for the running of any Club functions or games. As a result, it is important that volunteers from Dromard attend this course. If you are available, please contact any member of the Dromard Club Executive or the County Board directly as soon as possible. Email: [email protected]
Registration for Courses: The Foundation Award is the introductory award for coaches of Gaelic Games. The course is aimed at beginner coaches and will enable participants to assist a coach in the organisation of activities to develop hurling or football. The course is seven and a half hours in duration and covers four key modules, as well as introductory and conclusion modules. These four modules are: Introduction to Games, Skill Development, Movement Skills, Coaching Children, Youths and Adults. In addition, a Code of Ethics course will take place in the coming weeks. The Code of Ethics course takes place in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Thursday 15th of February from 6:45pm - 10pm. The Foundation award takes place next Monday night (19 February). Places are limited and you need to register. Please contact 043 3345 219 Monday - Friday 10am - 5:30pm.
St Francis Dromard Minor Club Notes
Club Meeting: Our new Chairman Thomas O'Neill held the first meeting of St. Francis Minor club on Friday last. A large crowd of parents, managers and coaches attended. An excellent discussion on underage structures and coaching was held, with a lot of people volunteering to help out each team in 2018. Of course St Francis Minor Club are looking for more people to get involved in coaching for U6, U8, U10, U12 and U14. Full training will be provided. All people involved are Garda Vetted. If you can do an hour a week, help young players learn new skills and grow as you men and women, come along, all welcome. Also, anyone who would like to get involved in other areas of the club; Finances, Sponsorship, Organising fun days, Culture etc, all welcome. Contact Thomas or any member of the club.
Let's Walk: The Crew continue their Sunday Morning walks from Dromard GAA clubhouse at 9:15. Lots of interesting scenery, good company, a bit of exercise, what more would you want. All welcome, come along and Join in. Back at clubhouse at 10:15 after a 5K walk.
Athletics on Mondays: All young people in our community are invited to take part in Athletics on Monday from 6:30. With excellent coaches and training, you can enjoy a good hour of fun and get fit. Who knows, maybe the next Ray Flynn or Cian McPhilips is in our community, so come on out!
Table Quiz: for Dromard GAA Senior club on Friday night in Breffni Arms at 8:30. The townland championship will be decided. Please come along, take part for your townland and support your club.
Dromard Ladies Club Notes
County Ladies: Unfortunately due to adverse weather the scheduled Division 3 match at home to Down was cancelled on Saturday. Hopefully better luck next week.
Clash of the Townlands Quiz: This will be held in the Breffni Arms this Friday at 8 30 sharp. Teams of 6 per table. So Ladies if you want to show the lads that Beauty and Brains will always beat Brawn and Bravado get your team together and turn up on the night.
Dromard National School: Will be holding a "Mr and Mrs" Fundraiser at 8.30 Sharp on Sat 24th February followed by a Disco in the Breffni Arms. Please support as our school are very supportive of Dromard Ladies in giving our youngest girls their first taste of Gaelic Football and as is evident by their results training them to a very high standard. This is a great chance for us to show their efforts are appreciated and also enjoy what promises to be a really fun night.