Now that our (mis)adventure in Europe is well and truly over, it's back to the domestic scene this week-end. Many of the travelling Ireland supporters maintain that the standard in the domestic league is below them, but I wonder would that particular argument stand up any longer.It would be interesting to do a poll of those who travelled to Poland to see how many ever set foot in an Airtricity ground. Anyway , enough of that. This week-end we head to Finn Park up in Donegal to get our show back on track. It won't be easy. So far this season, we've been beaten twice in the League and our first crash came against Finn Harps at home. So with a slender one point lead at the top to maintain, it's vital that we kick off the second section of our campaign with a win. And hopefully our campaign will be remembered for our winning ways and not merely our singing.
CAR BOOT SUCCESS
Our June bank holiday Car Boot Sale was our most successful we ever staged and that's saying something. Such was the volume of sellers and buyers that we had to open the ground itself as well as the tarmac area at the entrance. Of course, the weather helped, but so too did the massive work put in by a few dedicated volunteers, the first of whom was on site at 6am and the last was picking up litter after 4pm. It was also heartening to see so many local people with small stalls but making pretty big gains for their day.
BUS TO FINN HARPS
Our first game after the break is this Friday evening against Finn Harps. It's a long trip up to Donegal and with the price of petrol rising faster a politician's expenses, it makes perfect sense to leave the car at home and join us on the bus. It's cheaper by far and the craic is always top class. And lest you think it's a pub crawl, it's the opposite. We do need names by this Wednesday evening though, so if you're considering taking the sensible way, contact Liam on 087 6141926 as soon as possible.
GOLF CLASSIC RESULTS
We had a great turn out for our recent Golf Classic and we'd like to thank everyone who helped, sponsored or participated in any way. The following is a complete list of all winners.
Nearest the pin: John Masterson.
Longest Drive: Robbie Cooke.
5th Place 91 pts.: Charlie Madden's team with Larry Reddy, Eamonn Reilly and Pauric Smyth.
4th Place: 91 pts: School Boy League team: Ray Masterson, Eddie Connolly, John Masterson and Eddie Mc Giviney
3rd Place, 92 pts: Slashers with John Murphy, Pat Chapman,Pauric Smith and Niall Caslin.
2nd Place 93 pts: Karl Devlin,Terry Devlin,Paul Hourican and Gerry Mc Hugh
and the worthy winners in first was Brendan Turner,Joe Toher,Liam Healion and Richie Maloney with a marvellous score of 99 pts.
GOLF CLASSIC SPONSORS
We would like to sincerely thank our generous sponsors who made the Golf Classic the success it was. It's increasingly difficult to find an extra euro these days, a fact that all sporting organisations and charities will agree to.Longford may not be the most wealthy area in the land, but when it comes to supporting good causes, we're top of the generosity league. We'd like to acknowledge generous support from the following: Syl Caroll, John Gannon, John Crilly, Mc Carricks, Keith&Orla Poole, Michael Mollaghan, Syl Murray, Drs Kevin and Siobhan Flanagan, Dr Niall Walsh, Stephan Kane, Dr Mel Gorman, Dr Celine Mc Hugh, Joe Durkin, Dr. Charles Madden, Padraig Loughrey, Michael Dolan, Matt O Brien, Donal Brady, H.Tec Ltd., Aliaz Fitz, Tally Ho, School Boy League, Baney Mahon, Deirdre Gearty, Valu Centre, Mullingar, Hugh Mc Govern, Viewmount House, Knightsbrook Golf Club, Emerald Pitches,Austin Trappe, Peter Duignan (PGA, Pro), Robert English (Back Nine Golf), Michael Walsh, Joe Byrne, Nevins Taxis, Carmel Browne, Paddy Mc Donald, Dublin Supporters' Club and Brian Loughran. If any sponsor has been omitted by error, it will be rectified as soon as possible.