LH Heating Under 21 Championship Final Fixture Change

The 2017 LH Heating Under 21 (13 a side) Final will now take place tomorrow Saturday at 2.30pm in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada.

Saturday 18 November

LH Heating Under 21 (13 a side) Final Glencar/Manorhamilton v St Francis’

Time 2.30pm

Venue Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada

Leitrim GAA Adult Playing Structures Review – Players Survey

Leitrim GAA recently conducted an Adult Playing Structures Review which included a Club Forum on October 23rd. The forum was very well attended by club officials and a number of current players. The review committee also organised a survey of adult club players which was circulated through the club secretaries, social media and this website. A total of 156 players responded to the survey, representative of all grades playing adult football in Leitrim. The players also were invited to submit their views at the end of the survey. Leitrim GAA would like to acknowledge the time taken by the players to complete the survey and also the painstaking manner in which many chose to make submissions which are most thought-provoking. The submissions of players as regards playing structures have been circulated to all club secretaries earlier this week for clubs’ consideration.

Taking into consideration the feedback from the forum and players’ survey/submissions the review committee has formulated a number of motions which will be published here once convention motion submission deadline has passed. The deadline for submission of motions by clubs is Monday next, November 13th.

You may view the Players Survey Results below.

2017 Players Survey

Amended Under 21 Football Championship Format

CCC Liatroma has circulated the following amended format for the 2017 Leitrim Under 21 Football Championship
13 a side
 
Group 1
(A) GlencarManorhamilton     (B) Dromahair      (C) St. Joseph’s
Group 2
(A) Kiltubrid     (B ) St.Francis’      (C)  Bornacoola/St.Mary’s
Round 1 A v B     C Bye
Round 2 B v C    A Bye
Round 3 C v A    B Bye
Final    Top team in each group contest the Final
15 a side
Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s
Fenagh/Gortletteragh
Melvin Gaels
St.Brigids
St.Manachan’s
Draw to be made later.
Each team to play each other once.
Final    Top Two Teams to contest the Final
13 a side starting Sunday, Oct. 29th
15 a side starting Sunday, Nov. 5th
All other Regulations are as per previous post.

Pyramid Bookmakers JFCA Final Venue Change

CHANGE OF VENUE

Pyramid Bookmakers Junior A Football Championship Final

Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s v Glencar/Manorhamilton will now take place in Ballinamore at 1pm.

2017 Under 21 Football Championship Draws

2017 Under 21 Football Championships

The following are the Groups & Regulations for the Under 21 Championships

15 a side

Group 1                                                

(A)  Ballinamore-SOH    (B) Fenagh/Gortletteragh   (C) Melvin Gaels

 

Group 2

(A)  St.Brigids     (B )  GlencarManorhamilton  (C)  Mohill

 

Round 1  A v B   C  Bye

Round 2  B v C   A Bye

Round 3  C v A   B Bye

Final    Top Team in each Group to contest the Final.

 

13 a side

Bornacoola/St.Marys

Dromahair

Kiltubrid

St.Francis

St.Josephs

Fixtures to be made later.

Each team to play each other once.

Final      Top Two Teams to contest the Final.

Rule 6.21(4) will determine Table Placings in both Competitions.

Venues: First team out to have home advantage. If home team’s pitch or home team’s nominated pitch is unplayable they must travel to their opponent’s pitch. If the opponent’s pitch is unplayable the CCC will decide on an alternative venue.

Finals at neutral venues

The 13 a side will start on Sunday, October 29th @ 12 noon.

The start date for the 15 aside will depend on Aughnasheelin/Mohill progress in Connacht Club Championships.

Leitrim GAA Adult Structures Review 2017- Ramada Hotel Drumshanbo at 8pm Monday October16th

Leitrim GAA Adult Structures Review 2017

Date: October 16th, 2017

Venue: Ramada Hotel, Drumshanbo

Time: 8pm

Registration: 7.30pm

Following on from our very successful underage review last year we are now continuing with our commitment to ensuring we have the best possible structures for all our club players. With this in mind, we are holding a club forum on the 16th October to examine our Adult structures within the county. We want every club to have an active say in developing our future. Each club is asked to bring 4 delegates to this forum included in this should be Chairperson/Secretary and at least one adult player.

Please find attached a few pointers for discussion and I would ask all clubs to have their own meeting to discuss so we can get a broad view of what our needs are.  We will also forward a survey for all our club players in the next few days and please forward this to all your players.

I want to thank everyone for the great response to the underage review and would encourage you all to give this forum your full support and together we can make a bright future for us all. Any club which would like to make a submission to Leitrim GAA at secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie in advance of the forum would be more than welcome.

Looking forward to a very successful forum.

Mise le meas,

Traolach O Baoil,

Cathaoirleach Coiste Chontae Liatroma.

 

2017 Club Forum – Competition Structures

League Competitions

  • Structure of league competition
  • Competitively of games
  • Regularity of games
  • Availability/non-availability of County players for league season
  • Scheduling of games – thoughts regarding midweek games; league finished before club championship and how it can best be achieved; league games remaining after the club championship alternative.
  • The number of League games – do you think that we should reduce the number of teams per division or should we play more games without county players in the current structure.
  • Shield – what are your thoughts regarding the Shield Competition in its current format or is there a better alternative
  • In the ideal situation, a player from a county that is predominantly strong in one code should play between 16 and 20 matches, between league and championship in the stronger code, depending on the number of hurling games provided. What are your thoughts as regards what league structure that this may be best achieved?

Championship Competitions

  • As this has been the first year of the current structure of championship what are your overall views as regards the structure
  • What changes, if any, would you like to see happening that could improve on this structure
  • What are your thoughts regarding changing Under 21 to Under 20 from 2018 forward

Challenges from the point of view of playing games that your Club face in the short or long term future

  • Is First 13 working in order to facilitate a club that is struggling with playing numbers towards having a second team?
  • Is derogation from Rule 6.14 (First 17 Championship teams) in place since 2005 still fit for purpose
  • What views do you have as regards any club’s possible future need to amalgamate
  • Considering that we do not have a bye-law governing amalgamation is this something we need to be preparing for
  • How can we best facilitate the playing future of players who are struggling to be catered for in our current structure

Connacht Gold SFC Champions 2017

Congratulations to Mohill on winning the 2017 Connacht Gold Senior County Final in Páirc Seán yesterday. They had last tasted SFC success in 2015, when they landed the Fenagh Cup after a replay victory over Glencar/Manorhamilton in dramatic circumstances. This time, despite being two points in arrears at the interval 0-6 to 0-8, they made a bold statement of intent in the third quarter with five unanswered points that set them up for the final push towards victory. At the conclusion of events yesterday, they were worthy champions and withstood the very best that Glencar/Manorhamillton could throw at them to emerge victorious on a 0-14 to 0-11 scoreline.

It must be stated that Glencar/Manorhamilton, appearing in their eight final in ten seasons, were most worthy finalists and contributed handsomely to the best showpiece final in recent times, a contest that kept the huge attendance on the edge of their seats until Brendan Sammon’s final whistle.

But at the end, Mohill took the club’s seventh SFC title and Captain Daniel Beck, along with lifetime Mohill supporter Mary Kennedy lifted the Cup to rapturous applause. Mohill full forward Keith Beirne who contributed seven points on the day was awarded the Gabriel Cronin sponsored Man of the Match award.

 

Fox Monumentals IFC Champions 2017

Congratulations to Aughnasheelin on winning the Fox Monumentals Intermediate County Final in Páirc Sean yesterday. It was a glory day for the lads from the parish of Oughteragh who reclaimed the Frank Reynolds Memorial Cup in front the largest crowd to witness an Intermediate decider in recent times. The noise and colour that greeted both victors and their opponents, Leitrim Gaels, onto the field was just a taste of what was to come as both sides enthralled their supporters and neutrals alike to a titanic struggle of epic proportions.

Aughnasheelin, who last tasted success at this level in 2008, were first to settle and raced into an early lead before Leitrim Gaels, appearing in their first ever IFC decider, found their feet. But settle they did and were just four points adrift at the interval as the lads in green and white led 0-9 to 0-5. The contest swayed one way and then the other as both sides attempted to steal a march on the other as the contest flowed from end to end. Gradually Leitrim Gaels reduced the deficit to a single point with just two minutes to play. However, captain Barry McWeeney secured the title for a delighted Aughnasheelin with a pointed free in the third minute of injury time and, on this occasion, the Gaels had to settle for second best. However, they may reflect on their excellent contribution to a decider of the finest quality and their turn will surely come in the future.

Barry McWeeney accepted the Cup from a proud Cathaoirleach Traolach O Baoil to the joyous approval of his club mates and supporters as Aughnasheelin look forward to taking their place in the 2018 SFC. Conor Cullen was awarded the Man of the Match award for his excellent contribution on a historic occasion for his club.

 

Adult Structures Review 2017-Players’ Survey

Attention Club Player

Leitrim GAA is currently undergoing a review of its adult structures and will conduct a Club Forum on Monday, October 16th. A vital part of this review is to ascertain the views of the main stakeholders in our playing structures, that is you, the club player. To this end, we have circulated earlier this week all club secretaries with a survey to send to all adult players. You can now access the survey here. We look forward to hearing the adult players’ views. The online survey should take no more than 5 minutes to complete. You may access the survey here

Leitrim GAA Adult Structures Review 2017

Leitrim GAA Adult Structures Review 2017

Following on from our very successful underage review last year we are now continuing with our commitment to ensuring we have the best possible structures for all our club players. With this in mind, we are holding a club forum on the 16th October to examine our Adult structures within the county. We want every club to have an active say in developing our future. Each club is asked to bring 4 delegates to this forum included in this should be Chairperson/ secretary and at least one adult player.

Please find attached a few pointers for discussion and I would ask all clubs to have their own meeting to discuss so we can get a broad view of what our needs are.  We will also forward a survey for all our club players in the next few days and please forward this to all your players.

I want to thank everyone for the great response to the underage review and would encourage you all to give this forum your full support and together we can make a bright future for us all. Any club who would like to make a submission to Leitrim GAA at secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie in advance the forum it would be more than welcome.

Looking forward to a very successful forum.

Mise le meas,

Traolach O Baoil,

Cathaoirleach Coiste Chontae Liatroma.

2017 Club Forum – Competition Structures

League Competitions

  • Structure of league competition
  • Competitively of games
  • Regularity of games
  • Availability/non-availability of County players for league season
  • Scheduling of games – thoughts regarding midweek games; league finished before club championship and how it can best be achieved; league games remaining after the club championship alternative.
  • The number of League games – do you think that we should reduce the number of teams per division or should we play more games without county players in the current structure.
  • Shield – what are your thoughts regarding the Shield Competition in its current format or is there a better alternative
  • In the ideal situation, a player from a county that is predominantly strong in one code should play between 16 and 20 matches, between league and championship in the stronger code, depending on the number of hurling games provided. What are your thoughts as regards what league structure that this may be best achieved?

Championship Competitions

  • As this has been the first year of the current structure of championship what are your overall views as regards the structure
  • What changes, if any, would you like to see happening that could improve on this structure
  • What are your thoughts regarding changing Under 21 to Under 20 from 2018 forward

Challenges from the point of view of playing games that your Club face in the short or long term future

  • Is First 13 working in order to facilitate a club that is struggling with playing numbers towards having a second team?
  • Is derogation from Rule 6.14 (First 17 Championship teams) in place since 2005 still fit for purpose
  • What views do you have as regards any club’s possible future need to amalgamate
  • Considering that we do not have a bye-law governing amalgamation is this something we need to be preparing for
  • How can we best facilitate the playing future of players who are struggling to be catered for in our current structure

Job Advertisement – Games Development Administrator – Leitrim GAA

Games Development Administrator 

Leitrim GAA

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael is Ireland’s leading sporting and cultural organisation with membership approaching one million people and in excess of 500,000 playing participants at all levels. Inspired by its amateur status and supported by the voluntary efforts of all its members, the GAA devotes its entire resources to the development of Gaelic Games and Culture nationally and in local communities.

Connacht GAA in conjunction with Leitrim GAA County Board wishes to recruit a Games Development Administrator who will have responsibility for overseeing the implementation of agreed GAA games development policies and programmes in Leitrim.

Key Responsibilities

  • Organise, coordinate and implement (where necessary) a regular programme of Games appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups as outlined by the County Games Development Manager.
  •  Organise, coordinate and implement a series of Coaching and Skill Development projects and initiatives appropriate to the age and ability of the various playing groups as outlined by the County Games Development Manager.
  • Deliver a programme of courses and workshops appropriate to the requirements of Coaches, Administrators and Referees, which allows such stakeholders to fulfil their various functions in a Games Development context.
  • Support Clubs, Primary Schools and Post Primary Schools through coaching inputs and strategic support.
  • Report on the implementation of programmes/projects on a regular basis and, in particular, ensure that accurate data relating to the implementation of the programmes/projects is available on a quarterly basis through the use of the GAA Games Development Information Management System (MIS).
  • Maintain key lines of communication with project stakeholders to ensure the successful completion of the projects.
  • Introduce and implement a variety of initiatives to support the development of a sustainable sports system by managing the identification, recruitment and training of key personnel within Clubs, Schools and the County to effectively develop Gaelic Games in the community.
  • Work as part of a team in conjunction with other full time and voluntary personnel to deliver set goals and objectives for all GAA sports.
  • Liaise with Provincial and County Games Development Personnel and attend meetings and personnel training as required, to support the development of the function and the role.
  • Complete any other duties as may reasonably be assigned by the County Games Development Manager, Designated County Officer or the County Games Development Committee.

Essential Criteria:

  • Excellent Gaelic football coaching skills with a minimum of 3 years’ practical coaching experience in a professional or voluntary capacity;
  • Third Level degree in Sports Science or a related area;
  • Award 1 level GAA coaching qualification;
  • Clear and detailed knowledge of the GAA’s coaching schemes and initiatives;
  • Strong organisation and problem solving skills with a demonstrable ability to work in high-pressure situations;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and teamwork skills with a demonstrable ability to build and sustain good relationships and manage conflict;
  • Strong administrative, IT and reporting skills;
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively manage multiple projects and deadlines; hands-on approach to getting things done.

Desirable Criteria: 

  • Qualified GAA Tutor;
  • Have completed the GAA Child Protection in Sport awareness programme.

Other specific requirements

  • Access to own car with a full clean driving license;
  • Ability to work and attend evening and weekend meeting/activities in addition to normal day to day activities.  

Please note the post is subject to Garda Vetting. 

Candidates interested in the above role should apply with an up to date cover letter and Curriculum Vitae at https://www.jobs.ie/ApplyForJob.aspx?Id=1651142 on or before 3pm on Friday, 29th September 2017. 

The GAA is an equal opportunities employer.

Coaching and Games Development – Leitrim GAA

Connacht Gold SFC, Fox Monumentals IFC and Pyramid Bookmakers JFC Club Championship Fixtures 2017

 

  Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG
  Fixtures 16th Mean Fomhair  2017
Venue Grade Round  Fixture Time
Satharn 16th Mean Fomhair 2017
Pairc Sean IFC Q/F Replay Fenagh-St.Caillins v Leitrim Gaels 3 00
E.T. if Necessary
Pairc Sean SFC Q/F Replay Aughawillan v GlencarManorhamilton 5 00
E.T. if Necessary
TBC JFCA Q/F Replay Annaduff v St.Marys 5 30
E.T. if Necessary
Ballinamore ACLD2 10 Ballinamore-SOH v Bornacoola 6 00