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.


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

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 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

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 on or before 3pm on Friday, 29th September 2017. 

The GAA is an equal opportunities employer.

Coaching and Games Development – Leitrim GAA


  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
Fox Monumentals IFC and Connacht Gold SFC
IFC Quarter Final Ballinaglera v Carrigallen now in Aughavas at 5pm
IFC Quarter Final Cloone v Drumkeerin now in Bornacoola at 5pm
SFC Quarter Final St Mary’s Kiltoghert v Melvin Gaels will take place at 12 noon Venue TBC

Connacht Gold SFC Quarter Final Change

SFC Quarter Final St. Mary’s-Kiltoghert v Melvin Gaels will now take place on Sunday at noon.

Venue: TBC

Relegation SF: Bornacoola v Gortletteragh will throw in at 6.15pm in Carrigallen on Saturday.

CCC has circulated fixtures for the Quarter Finals and Relegation Semi Finals of the Connacht Gold SFC, Fox Monumentals IFC and Pyramid Bookmakers JFC Quarter Final Replays 9th/16th September 2017

Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG  
Fixtures 9th – 16th Mean Fomhair  2017  
Venue Grade Round  Fixture Time
  Satharn 9th Mean Fomhair 2017
Cloone IFC Q/F Ballinaglera v Carrigallen 5 00
Cloone SFC Q/F Drumreilly v Mohill 6 30
Pairc Sean SFC Q/F Ballinamore-SOH v Dromahair 5 00
Pairc Sean SFC Q/F Aughawillan v GlencarManorhamilton 6 30
TBC SFC Q/F Melvin Gaels v St.Marys 5 00
Leitrim IFC Q/F Cloone v Drumkeerin 5 00
Carrigallen SFC Rel/S/F Bornacoola v Gortletteragh 5 00
E.T. if Necessary
Domhnach 10th Mean Fomhair 2017
Mohill SFC Rel.S/F Allen Gaels v Annaduff 12 00
E.T. if necessary
TBC IFC Rel.S/F Aughavas v Glenfarne/Kilty 12 00
E.T. if Necessary
TBC IFC Rel.S/F Eslin v Kiltubrid 12 00
E.T. if Necessary
Ballinamore IFC Q/F Aughnasheelin v Mohill 5 00
Ballinamore IFC Q/F Fenagh-St.Caillins v Leitrim Gaels 6 30
Satharn  16th Mean Fomhair 2017
Glencar Comm.Field JFCA Q/F Replay GlencarManorhamilton v Melvin Gaels 6 00
E.T. if Necessary
TBC JFCA Q/F Replay Annaduff v St.Marys 6 00
E.T. if Necessary

Fox Monumentals IFC Venue Change

Carrigallen v Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher will now take place at St. Mary’s GAA Grounds this evening.

Throw in: 6.45pm

Connacht Gold SFC Venue Change 

Connacht Gold SFC Allen Gaels v Gortletteragh will now go ahead in Centre of Excellence, Annaduff at 8.30pm

      Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG  
      Fixtures 2nd – 3rd Mean Fomhair  2017  
Venue Grade Round  Fixture Time
      Satharn 2nd Mean Fomhair 2017  
Ballinamore SFC 5 GlencarManorhamilton v St.Marys 5 15
Ballinamore IFC 5 Aughnasheelin v Fenagh-St.Caillins 6 45
Cloone SFC 5 Aughawillan v Gortletteragh 5 15
Cloone IFC 5 Aughavas v Eslin 6 45
Carrigallen SFC 5 Allen Gaels v Mohill 5 15
Carrigallen IFC 5 Cloone v Mohill 6 45
Drumshanbo SFC 5 Annaduff v Dromahair 5 15
Drumshanbo IFC 5 Ballinaglera v Drumkeerin 6 45
Drumkeerin SFC 5 Ballinamore-SOH v Melvin Gaels 5 15
Drumkeerin IFC 5 Carrigallen V Glenfarne/Kilty 6 45
Pairc Sean SFC 5 Bornacoola v Drumreilly 5 15
Pairc Sean IFC 5 Kiltubrid v Leitrim Gaels 6 45
Domhnach 3rd Mean Fomhair 2017
TBC JFCA Q/F                         TBC 11 00
TBC JFCA Q/F                         TBC 12 30
TBC JFCA Q/F                         TBC 11 00
TBC JFCA Q/F                         TBC 12 30

Note draw for JFCA Quarter Finals will take place at CCC meeting on next Monday evening.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG
Fixtures 25th – 27th Lunasa  2017
Venue Grade Round  Fixture Time
Aoine 25th Lunasa 2017
Cloone SFC 4 Allen Gaels v Gortletteragh 8 30
Satharn 26th Lunasa 2017
Ballinamore IFC 4 Ballinaglera v Fenagh-St.Caillins 5 30
Ballinamore SFC 4 Bornacoola v Dromahair 7 00
Cloone SFC 4 Annaduff v St.Marys 5 30
Cloone SFC 4 Ballinamore-SOH v Mohill 7 00
Drumshanbo SFC 4 Drumreilly v GlencarManorhamilton 5 30
Drumshanbo IFC 4 Drumkeerin v Eslin 7 00
Pairc Sean SFC 4 Aughawillan v Melvin Gaels 5 30
Pairc Sean IFC 4 Aughavas v Aughnasheelin 7 00
Domhnach 27th Lunasa 2017
Ballinamore JFCA Play Off TBC 11 00
Ballinamore JFCB 3 GlencarManorhamilton v St.Marys 12 30
Cloone IFC 4 Carrigallen v Kiltubrid 11 00
Cloone JFCB 3 Bornacoola v Fenagh-St.Caillins 12 30
Drumshanbo IFC 4 Glenfarne/Kilty v Mohill 11 00
Drumshanbo JFCB 3 Ballinaglera v Mohill 12 30
Pairc Sean IFC 4 Cloone v Leitrim Gaels 11 00
Pairc Sean JFCB 3 Leitrim Gaels v St.Osnatts Glencar 12 30