Dromcollogher/Broadford GAA Club Notes:

West Intermediate Football League Round 1
Dromcollogher/Broadford 4-11 Gerald Griffins 1-06
This was a game of two halves with Dromcollogher/ Broadford leading by 1-6 to 0-4 with our goal coming from Brian Ahern and then in the second half we outscored Gerald Griffins by 3-5 to 1-1 with 3-1 coming from half-time substitution Jack Pierce. It was great to get the year off to winning start in very heavy underfoot conditions in Dromcollogher, played on Saturday and our next game is against St. Senan’s, on Saturday next March 9th, in Dromcollogher, at 2pm, Referee: Kieran Guina (Feohanagh/ Castlemahon). Please Support your local club team.
Dromcollogher/Broadford scored the first three points of the game coming from Kevin Noonan, Garrett Noonan, Micheál Fahy and then Gerald Griffins replied with next two points to leave a point between the sides. Dromcollogher/ Broadford scored the next 1-3 without reply from St. Senan’s with our goal coming from Brian Ahern and two points coming from Brian Ahern and the other point coming from Declan Stack to give us a lead of seven points. Gerald Griffins scored the next two points to leave to five points between the sides at the break. To leave the score at half-time Dromcollogher/Broadford 1-6 to Gerald Griffins 0-4.
Jack Pierce scored the first goal of the second half to leave eight point between the sides and then Garrett Noonan scored another point to leave nine points between the sides. Dromcollogher/ Broadford scored the next two points coming from Declan Stack and Séan Madden to leave 11 points between the sides and then Gerald Griffins scored the next point to leave ten points the sides. Jack Pierce of Dromcollogher/Broadford scored his second goal of the game with 43 minutes gone in the game to leave 13 points between the sides and then Jack Pierce scored his third goal of the game coming from penalty to give him hat-trick of goals to leave sixteen points between the sides with 49 minutes gone in the game. Gerald Griffins scored the next goal of the game to leave 13 points between the sides. Jack Pierce scored the next point of the game and then Gerald Griffins scored the next point to leave 13 points between the sides once again. Garrett Noonan scored the last point of the game to leave 14 points between the sides at end of the game and to give victory to Dromcollogher/ Broadford on the day. To leave the score at full-time Dromcollogher/ Broadford 4-11 to Gerald Griffins 1-06.bTeam and Scores for Dromcollogher/Broadford were: Brian Stack, Graham Roche, Jack Ryan, Conor O’Brien, Séan O’Sullivan, Brian Noonan, Damien Burke, Seán Madden (0-1), Brian O’Callaghan, Garrett Noonan (0-3), Declan Stack (0-2), Tommy Ryan, Kevin Noonan (0-1), Micheál Fahy (0-1) and Brian Ahern (1-2) Used Subs and Scorer for Dromcollogher/Broadford were: Jack Pierce (3-1) for Brian Ahern, Alan Power for Micheál Fahy, Eoin O’Brien for Conor O’Brien, Jack Shanahan for Brian Noonan and Gerard O’Callaghan for Brian O’Callaghan. Other Subs for Dromcollogher/ Broadford were: Oisin Noonan, Ronan O’Sullivan, Aaron Leahy, Pat Curtin, Danny Mullane, Paddy Ryan, Denis Donegan, Niall O’Brien, Shane Geary, Darragh Reidy, Diarmuid Reidy, Killian Cahill, Micheál Brosnan, Séamus Brosnan, Patrick Stack, Keith Lacey, Séan Brosnan, Timmy Brosnan, Kenny Lynch, Killian Lynch and James Molyneaux.
Referee: Séamus Hayes (Mungret/ St. Paul’s).

Allianz National Football League Division 3 Round 5:
Limerick were defeated by Clare on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-14, Hard luck to Limerick Senior Footballers Management team led by Jimmy Lee and especially to our club player Cillian Fahy.

Club Membership 2024:
The GAA Club Membership for 2024 is now open and at following rates: Adult player €60, Adult Player & Club Limerick Draw €150, Adult Player & Spouse €80, Adult Player & Spouse & Club Limerick Draw €170, Adult Non-Playing €30, Adult Non-playing & Club Limerick Draw €120, Non-playing Couple €50 and Non-playing Couple & Club Limerick Draw €140, Minor Player €35, Coiste Na Nog (Juvenile) €35, Family (2 Adults and 2 Juveniles) €120, Family (2 Adults and 2 Juveniles) &Club Limerick Draw €210, Family (2 Adults and 3 Juveniles) €130, Family (2 Adult and 3 juveniles) & Club Limerick Draw €220, the membership closing date for the Limerick Senior Hurling and Football Championship Games is April 1st 2024, the membership can be the any officer or club committee member of the club or else online at the following link: https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp?LL_ID=2076&intMF_ID=13505#Anchor.
Carol O’Connor Liston Fundraiser:
In November of 2022, the communities of Dromcollogher Broadford & Athea received the devastating news that our beloved friend & colleague Carol Liston O’ Connor was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease, a life limiting condition. Carol, 42, is originally from Athea & has been living in Broadford for the past 15 years. Carol’s husband, Liam is a self-employed plumber & their 5 children Ellie-Mai (11), Molly (9), Liam-Óg (7), Mikie & Paddy (4) are grappling to come to terms with the life changing diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease.
Before Carol’s diagnosis she was a very active member of the community. She was a secondary school teacher in Desmond College (Newcastle West) where she is still held in the highest regard. Carol has given her whole life to working with young people not just
in the classroom but also on the GAA Fields. She not only has played with Athea Ladies Football Team but she has also held many coaching and official positions in Athea & Dromcollogher Broadford GAA Clubs. Carol, despite her diagnosis and challenges, is
currently Chairperson of Dromcollogher/ Broadford Coiste Na nÓg, a role which she relishes.
About Carol’s disease – MND. MND is the short term for motor neurone disease, which affects the nerves found in the brain and spinal cord, essentially, they help tell your muscles what to do. If you have MND, this means your muscles will weaken, stiffen and waste, which then will affect how you will walk, talk, eat, drink and breathe. MND is life-shortening and there is no cure, but there are treatments which try and reduce the impact it has on a person’s daily life, but these treatments are expensive and very often abroad. For Carol & her family this disease has had an irrevocable impact on their day-to-day lives. Carol now requires 24-hour care and is a wheelchair user. Liam is unable to work full-time and is trying to manage Carol’s care and the care of their 5 children. The day-to-day running of a house and cost of rearing children remains the same. Their mortgage and bills still must be paid.
Our Appeal, we are looking for help with raising money to enable Carol avail of these treatments and make the necessary adaptations to her home and transportation and ask you to consider contributing to our campaign. A gift from you today will aid Carol in availing of these exploratory treatments, adaptations, and equipment to support her and her family to live with MND and enable Carol, Liam and their children to enjoy their time together without financial worries.
Account details are as follows:
Web Address:
https://www.gofundme.com/f/wfqpm-help-carol-oconnor-liston-fight-mnd?utm_campaign=p_lico+share-sheet-first-launch&utm_medium=social&utm_source=whatsapp. The event on the Friday April 12th, has been sold out, in Devon Inn, Templeglantine, Raffle Tickets are available in local premises in both Dromcollogher/ Broadford and Athea, 1ticket for €5 and 3 tickets for €10.

Dromcollogher/ Broadford GAA Club Lotto Draw:
The following are the Results of the Lotto Draw that took place on the 04-03-24, and the numbers were: 8, 12, 13, 24 There was no winner of Jackpot at €6,400 and there was two winners Match Three at €100 and they got €50 each and they were: Anthony Greaney and Paddy Curtin the two lucky dips of €50 each and they were: Micheál Reidy, Broadford and Oscar O’Brien and the next draw will take place on this coming Monday night 11-03-2024, in the GAA Clubhouse, Dromcollogher, at 9.30pm sharp and the Jackpot is going up to €6,500 and the Match Three is staying at €100.
Lotto tickets are available in local shops in the area where the boxes are provided and available for sale in the local square on Friday and Saturday mornings from 9am to 1pm or online by following the link below:

West Intermediate Football League Group 2 Round 2 V St. Senan’s, on this coming Saturday March 9th, in Dromcollogher, at 2pm, Referee: Kieran Guina (Feohanagh/ Castlemahon). Please Support our Intermediate Footballers Management and Players.

Allianz National Football League Division 1 Round 4 VS Tipperary, on this coming Saturday March 9th, in SuperValu Pairc Ui Caoimhe, Cork, at 7.35pm, Referee: Liam Godron (Galway), the Best of Luck to Management team led by John Kiely and especially to these following players: Gearóid Hegarty and Séamus Flanagan.

West Junior B Football League Round 2 VS Mungret/ St. Paul’s, on this coming Sunday March 10th, in Dromcollogher, at 12 noon, Referee: Joe Mulcahy (Killeedy). Please Support our Junior B Footballers Management and Players.