AIB Connacht Club Connacht Intermediate Championship Our Championship run came to an end in atrocious weather conditions at the Centre of Excellence  in Ballyhaunis on Saturday it was one of those days where things just did not go our way – the scoreline did not do our lads justice as with wind and rain lashing down our lads did play some good football.  Lads what a summer you have had – you have lifted the hearts and souls of all Achadh ná Síleann people the world over – each and every one of you can hold your heads up with pride and be very proud of what you all achieved in 2017.  A big go raibh a maith agaibh to Team, Management and all at our Club who have put in such a huge effort all year to be crowned Intermediate Champions 2017.  Go raibh maith agaibh to our wonderful supporters who travelled from near and far all summer to cheer on the lads and especially those who made the journey to  Ballyhaunis on Saturday last in terrible weather conditions – hope none of you gets the flu from the drenching you got.

 Photo Memories Summer 2017  –  The Club will be compiling a Souvenir DVD/Photo Book of the Championship 2017, if anyone would like to have their photos included can you email them to [email protected] or send by Whatsapp to 086 608 3516 or stick them on a USB – whatever suits.  Please send them on Friday of this week October 27th.

Lotto Results from Draw October 23rd –  Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 21, 25 – House Draw Patricia Flynn – Sponsored Mickey Flanagan, Monthly Draw Declan Sammon, €25 Jennifer Prior, Sean Mahon, Senan McTeigue, Catherine Prior, Cora Gill.

Fixtures – Under 21 championship kicks off on Sunday 5th November.

Coaching – Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Development Committee is delighted to welcome back former Leitrim Senior Coach John Morrison to the county on Thursday evening November 9th next as he conducts a ‘Game Senses’ coaching workshop at County Centre of Excellence. Bookings are now being taken for this workshop and you can reserve your place by contacting Leitrim GAA Games Promotion Officer James Glancy on (086) 4082561 or email [email protected] cost of the workshop will be €5.People interested in a DVD copy of the two Donie Buckley workshops and the Paddy Christie workshop may order them directly from James Glancy at the above contact details. Orders placed in advance will be available for collection at the November 9 workshop.

Gaeltacht Scholarships – Leitrim County Committee GAA is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered and paid-up members of Leitrim GAA clubs, boys or girls.Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course. Application forms can be printed from the link on the Leitrim GAA website or can be had from the Secretary of any GAA club.The closing date for applications is Friday 10 November 2017.

Comhghairdeas  – to our neighbours Sean O’Heslins on their Pyramid Bookmakers Junior A Championship win on Sunday and also our neighbours on the other side Ballinaglera on their Dunnes Bar ACL Division 2 win.