AGM – Our AGM will take place on next Saturday evening Jan 13th in the clubhouse at 8 pm sharp. All players, members, and supporters are asked to make a special effort to attend this very important meeting. There are some very important positions to be filled so if you are interested in getting involved in the running of the club this is your chance.

CONGRATULATIONS – Congratulation to our club player Darren Carberry who made his inter-county debut with the Leitrim senior team on Wednesday night last at the very impressive Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence at Annaduff, when Leitrim took on Connacht champions Roscommon in the first round of the Connacht FBD League, and had the distinction of scoring the first competitive point for Leitrim in 2018. We look forward to many more scores from Darren in the Leitrim jersey.

RETIREMENT – We would like to extend our best wishes for a happy retirement to former Leitrim GPO James Holohan who recently retired from his post. James spent many years coaching in Leitrim schools imparting his vast knowledge and experience to the young players under his care. His good humour and cheerful personality made his coaching session a very enjoyable experience for all who participated. Happy retirement James.

LOTTO –  There was no winner of the club lotto Jackpot at the draw held on Sat December 23rd. The numbers drawn were 5, 10 24, 25, and the following were winners in the draw, € 50, Sean Tiernan, Melview Longford, € 30 Carla Creegan Cloone, € 30 Mena Brennan Cloone. The last draw was held on Saturday night last and the following numbers were drawn, 10, 17, 18, 26. There was no winner of the lotto jackpot and the following were winners in the draw, € 50, Peter o Donnell Cloone, € 30 Bernadette Beirne jr € 30 Aisling Mitchell Cloone. Next draw will be held on Saturday, January 20th

HISTORY – As we promised at the start of this history section we would continue up until the AGM when a new PRO will be elected. This week’s history takes us to Sunday 9th July 1972,when Cloone defeated Eslin in the semi-final of the Intermediate championship played in Ballinamore, on a scoreline of Cloone 1 9 Eslin 1 06. Eslin were winning at halftime 0 6pts to 0 4pts but Cloone’s superior fitness and the switch of Jim Beirne from full forward to midfield swung the game in Cloone’s favour. Cloone lined out as follows. Ciaran McGovern, Pat Beirne Sean Forde RIP, Gerry Moran, Louis Moran, Peadar Moran, Kevin Lennon, Jim McCabe, Jim Harte, Kieran Brennan, Tommy Derwin, RIP, Timmy Beirne, Gerry McGovern, Jim Beirne, Paddy Kelly RIP. Scorers for Cloone were, J Harte 1-0, T Beirne 0-4, G Moran, J McCabe, T Derwin, G McGovern, P Kelly 0-1 each.

SYMPATHY –  Cloone GAA would like to extend its sincere sympathy to former club chairman Seamus Shortt and the extended Shortt family, formerly Camber Cloone, on the death of Fr Pat Shortt, Eugene, Missouri United States who died on Thursday, December 21st 2017.