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July 19th, 2022

C.L.G. SEAN MAC DIARMADA

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The hot sticky weather didn’t deter our players this week as one lucky punter snatched away €1000. Well done to all those lucky winners who shared over €5000 in prizes given away. Our main jackpot wasn’t won so it will now hit €11200 next week, and there’s still €1000 jackpots available on the other pages. Don’t forget to shout when you ‘check’….. its worth another tenner!!! Why not try our new bingo subscription option when buying your book. You will now never be without a book each week as it can be purchased automatically, either double or single, once you select your subscription option at www.seansbingo.com . Make sure you get in early and get your books. You can also watch our bingo on Facebook. If you have any queries, please message us on Facebook, Instagram etc, and we will assist in every way possible. Always remember, in playing bingo at home everybody stays safe.

Match Day Sponsors

We are seeking match day sponsors for our League games this year. Families and friends are more than welcome to become a sponsor. Maybe you would like to join up with other members for a game, if so, contact Karen McKenna on 0879083438 to discuss.

Seniors

Our season to date took us to a relegation confrontation, at home last Sunday, with Blackhill. Not the ideal situation to be in and throw in one of the hottest days of the year and it was boiling from all angles. The game, while not a classic, was exciting and gave the crowd plenty to shout about. Seans broke free first and tagged on a point within sixty seconds. Scores were exchanged and Blackhill managed to sink an early penalty opportunity. There were strong performances, as we tackled hard, forcing turnovers but failed to capitalise with resulting scores. Pearce Murphy was forced off with a nasty hand injury and we had to compensate for his departure. The penalty was the only difference at the break with the visitors three points to the good. The second period had the introduction of subs and David McEntee made a welcome return from his global trotting exploits. Blackhill had, at one stage in the second half, pushed their advantage to four points, however our

dogged termination continued to pile on the pressure looking for scores. Eventually our intense play bore fruit as we drew the game level. A calm , unrushed approach, forced errors from Blackhill within the scoring zone. From these mistakes we converted three unanswered points in the closing minutes. This would be the difference and secure the win. Once again , with backs against the wall, the lads stuck to the task and were rewarded with victory. They will now assess the path forward as the championship tips above the horizon.

U15’s

A difficult week for our 15’s in Division 2. On Thursday last they hosted Magheracloone in the final game of round robin cup serious. This would be one of their best performances of the season to date as they played out of their skins. Maghercloone had won the league game but the lads didn’t let that deter them. Winning the game , and Aughnamullen beating Truagh should’ve seen us into the final. Their confident interplay was a joy to watch and showed their improved skill levels. Having secured the win and Aughnamullen securing their win, it emerged that there would be a three way play off for second spot. This absurd conclusion would now mean a possible 3 games in seven days in the height of a heatwave. Player welfare , once again, not a priority. Our resources would be severely depleted for the away tie with Truagh in the playoff scenario on Monday night. Injuries would take their toll and although we fought a brave fight our hand was forced to play all available age groups to fulfil the fixture. Not the way we planned or wanted to exit the cup competition, but we must commend the youngsters for their enthusiasm as they were introduced to older age group. They tried their hardest but it was a fruitless spectacle and an insignificant defeat for the lads that will quickly be forgotten. All attention is now focused on the recovery of players and the upcoming championship.

 

Coffee in Carnbane Nicola & Colm Connolly Carnbane, Smithboro H18HH97, are holding a Coffee morning at their home on Saturday July the 23rd from 10am -3pm. All proceeds are in aid of Crocus Cancer Support Monaghan and the Irish Cancer Society.

 

 

Keep Free

Walk To Remember Adam , Saturday the 6th of July. This is commemorative walk to remember local lad, Adam McCormick, who passed away tragically in 2021. Details will be available on all our social media outlets.

 

Seans Totto Results

Totto, has been a regular feature for the club for years, and we would like everybody to be a part of it. Please watch our social media for upcoming Totto news. Why not play our totto at www.seanmcdermotts.net, via our club app and at McEntees or Lynchs shops in the village.

This weeks jackpot was €6600, and we had no correct predictions of the number sequence. The numbers 8,5,1,2,6.4,3,7, lucky dip winners were: Dermot Mallon, Eamon McQuillan, Niall McMahon, Stephen Connolly, Grainne & Paddy Hughes,

Well done to Yvonne Finan who’s number sequence was only ONE number away, she receives €200

Next weeks jackpot will be €6700

 

Sympathy

The Club was shocked and sadden to hear of the untimely passing of John Keenan ( Manchester) and formerly of Coretard, Threemilehouse. John, who was only recently back in the area for the funeral of his sister , Mrs. Margaret McCague, was a strong Seans supporter. Having soldiered in the teams of the sixties, he and his teammates of the victorious 1969 team, were honoured at the dinner dance in 2019. John was a helpful and friendly face for many locals who travelled to Manchester down through the years seeking work and a new start. To his brother Pete, and all the extended family and friends, the Club would like to extend sympathy. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam naofa

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