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Sean Mc Dermotts Notes

April 13th, 2016

Junior Football League

Last Sunday our away fixture with Scotstown was definitely a game of two halves. Seans got off to a good start leading 5 points to 1 after 10 minutes. However a strong Scotstown team began to grow into the game, capitalising on some poor McDermotts play and led going into half time on a scoreline of 5 points to 6. Scotstown came out the stronger team in the second half rattling the net twice in quick succession. It looked like a very long road back for the men in yellow but the introduction of Damien Larkin and Niall Kearns ignited a Seans comeback, Larkin in particular causing Scotstown all sorts of trouble at the back. A fantastic last 20 minutes saw the Seans dig deep and eventually prevail on a scoreline of 1-16 to 2-10. Next up is Drumhowan away next Sunday at 2.30.


Last Tuesday 5th April 2016 was the opening game in this years campaign. This years captain is Paddy Mc Phillips, with Marc Murphy as his second in command as vice-captain.. Their opponents were Rockcorry and although worthy competitors , the Seans were victorious. The team lined out with Ryan Connolly in goals, Paddy Mc Philips, Marc Murphy, Ashley Corrigan, Mattie Mc Guirk, Oisin Mc Kenna, Daniel O Reilly, Aaron mc Nally, Shane Kelly, Ollie Mc Clave, Ryan Mc Elvaney, Jason Kerins, Sean Grant. Subs used were Tobias who scored a classy penalty, James Clerkin, Thomas Mc Phillips & Damon Hagan. Cremartin will be their next opponents.


Well done to our three teams who competed in the Go Games Blitz hosted by the Seans Club on Saturday last. The visitors , Ballybay Rockcorry and Ballybay provided great opposition for the games. Its great to see the see kids back playing in the Blitz and being cheered on by the parents.


The biggest and best bingo continues every Monday night in the Complex. Current jackpots are €11400 and €6900 on 45 calls. Prizes and jackpots cannot be beaten anywhere.

Totto. The number sequence 4,3,8,2,1,5,6,7, on Monday 11th April for a jackpot prize of €11,000 were not correctly forecast.

The lucky dip winners were

Maria Smyth Newbliss, Danny Clerkin Kilnaclay, Aidan McKenna C/o PJ Murphy, FR Joe Mc Cluskey Killanny, Mary Clarke Gortmore, Jennifer McGuinness Cornaglare, John McBride Swans Cross, Michael Thornton Greagh, Rory Lyden Threemilehouse.

Keep Free

In order to mark the 100th anniversary of the execution or our Patron Seán MacDiarmada, the club will be hosting a talk on the life of Seán MacDiarmada by the noted historian Gerard MacAtasney, author of “Seán MacDiarmada – The Mind of the Revolution” on Friday 13th May.

More details to follow…

Traditional Music

Good luck to local Trad group Comhar who are competing in the Siansa Gael Linn all Ireland final which takes place nextSunday 17th April in the National Concert Hall in Dublin. The group includes Club members Niamh & Shane Maguire from Corcaghan along with fellow group members Darragh & Aoife McCague, Muireann Harraghy, Fintan Hackett and Emma & Carla Clerkin. The concert will be broadcast live on RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta and will also be recored on the night by TG4 for viewing at a later date. Good luck and best wishes to the group in the final.

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