DRUMHOWAN CLUB NOTES 20.6.11
Drumhowan 2-10 Corduff 2-11
After the disappointment of the championship, our intermediate team travelled to Corduff on Wednesday evening last and responded with a magnificent this season,, particularly contrasting Corduff’s fine championship performance to our own poor effort against Aughnamullan, our supporters travelled to Corduff, as they say, “more in hope than anticipation”. What a surprise was in store as the team responded with a first class display and was extremely unlucky to lose out with the last kick of the game. Having led from start, the final Corduff score was heart breaking but the performance at least demonstrates that we are much better than our championship form would suggest. Team: Enda McElroy, Mark O’Neill, Liam McGuirk, Damian Mooney, Patrick Mulligan, Darren Duffy, Kevin Mooney, Anthony Mulligan, Damian Duffy, Christopher McGinnity, Dermot McDermot, Niall Mooney, David Millar, Colm Lambe, Kieran Mooney
Our reserves lost out to Tyholland at the latter’s venue on Wednesday last. They take on the mighty men of Magheracloone this Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the O’Duffy Cup. Throw in is at 7.30pm at the Magheracloone venue.
Junior Football Championship
We play host to Killanny and Killeevan on Thursday 23rd in the JFC qualifiers. Throw in is at 7.30. All stewards are requested to at the field not later than 6.30pm
Our seniors (senior citizens) scored an outstanding moral victory over Doohamlet at the Drumhowan Sports on Sunday last. Doohamlet may have scored more (a lot more) but our two points, scored by Francie Ward and Wee Pat were classics of their kind, being perfectly judged to limp across the bar with the minimum of effort and fuss. (Young players please copy). Of course Doohamlet, you could never trust them, played all under age players except for Jonny Connolly who was never any good anyway. Big Dessie McBennett, the brother Speedy, Paul McElroy, Patsy Connolly and the rest of them, are not a day over 50 while all our lads are pensioners. They even took our two key men, Eamonn McDonnell and Phil Ward out of the game with dirty tackles as soon as the ball was thrown in. As for the referee, Stubby, he gave us nothing and must have been paid by Eamonn Connolly before the match began. Frank Connolly, our manager and supremo was incensed and says he is going to object to the County Board. In an interview after the match, he said that with the number of Drumhowan men running the County Board and county teams at the moment, he is confident that the match will be awarded to Drumhowan and Doohamlet will be suspended. He confirmed that there was not one illegal player in the Drumhowan team if you exclude Francie Ward who was never legal anyway, having played football in every county of Ireland without a transfer. The heroes on duty on the day and who did the club proud were: Tommy “Twin” McArdle (capt) Michael “Blondie” Mooney, “Grey” Pat Duffy (formerly Red Pat), Gerry “Sheik” Finnegan, “Wee” Pat Mooney, Eamonn “Louis” McDonnell, Phil “Onion Bag” Ward, Francie “Detective” Ward and Mr Gerard Duffy, who was man of the match. Brendan “McCabe” Mc Cabe and Michael “Engineer” Ward replaced the badly injured. As previously stated, the team was trained, coached and managed by Frank Connolly