Club AGM – the AGM took place last Saturday, 8th December, in the local community centre. It was a good reflection of the club to see a strong attendance out for it and representation from the teams. Well done to all involved organising a successful and positive AGM, all positions have been filled. The full agenda of the AGM can be found on the club website at www.drumkeeran.gaa.ie

Senior Team Management – we would like to congratulate and wish the best of luck to Francis Davitt, the new Drumkeerin Men’s manager. He was appointed last weekend, there was competition for the position which is brilliant to see within the club. We wish Francis the best of luck in his role for the upcoming year.

Girls U16 Final – our girls played their U16 final last Sunday afternoon in Glencar against local rivals Dromahair. A hard fought game that our girls came out on top in. Well done to all the players and management, you did the club proud on our final outing of the year. Drumkeerin abu

25 Card Drive – this Saturday night in Forde’s Bar, December 15th at 8:30pm. It’s the second last week you can win a turkey.

Lotto Results – No Jackpot winner. Numbers drawn were 3-26-27-29. Luck dip winners, €70 Barry Bohan Eslin €40 Padraig Reynolds Aughamore, €20 Mary McGushin.

Big Draw – The draw was postponed to cover all areas until Dec 21. Prizes of €3000, €1000, numerous prizes of €100 and others. If you’re not in you can’t win.

Jim Foy RIP – We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Jim Foy Cloone who passed away last week. Jim and his beloved wife Mary have religiously over the past 30 years at least, contributed €5 weekly to our Jackpot. May his generous soul rest in peace.

Mullinalachta Abú – These footballing heroes from not so far away in north Longford are an example to every club, big and small in Leitrim and beyond. We congratulate them on their great victory over the massive club that is Kilmacud Crokes and we will be supporting them against Dr Crokes in the All Ireland Semi-Final.

Club Meeting – Club meeting tonight Wednesday in the Clubrooms at 8pm

New Manager – We welcome our new football manager Liam Keenan former centerfield star for Longford and Ardagh. Last year he trained the Longford County Under 21s. The Mohill panel is straining at the bit and looking forward to working with Liam and to another good year in 2019.

Lotto – There was no Jackpot winner of this weeks lotto with the numbers 5-6-10-16 drawn out. The 5 €20 winners are Josephine Mc Cawley, Dowra; Terry Mann, Jamestown; Vincent Convey, Dowra; Phil Moran, Summerhill; John Gray, Drumshanbo. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €4,300. Thank you to everyone for all your continued support.

Coiste Na nOg AGM – The underage AGM was held in the Clubhouse last Tuesday night with the following officers and coaches elected; Chairman: Steven McWeeney, Secretary: Angus Fee, Boys and Girls Under 7’s: Kevin Nolan, Padraig Kenny, Padraig Keane, Padraig Mc Sheara, Rory McPartland, Kevin Smith, Liam Moran, Sean Rynn, Boys Under 9’s: Terry Mc Govern, Declan Mc Grail, Adrian Mc Gourty, Shane Mc Govern Boys Under 11’s: Damien Mc Cabe, Neil Nolan, Boys Under 13’s: Richard O’ Loughlin, Enda Gilrane, Boys Under 15’s: Dermot Dennis, Kenneth Dowler, Boys Under 17’s: Farrell Mc Keon, Angus Fee, Girls Under 10’s: Annette Dowler, Steven Mc Weeney, Girls Under 12’s: Alan Mc Keon, Steven Flynn, Pascal Gillard, Girls Under 14’s: Paul Mc Gowan, John Nolan, Ciara Mc Tigue, Girls Under 16’s: Dermot Mc Donagh, Ciara Mc Tigue, Ann Flood, Sinead Dolan, Girls Under 18’s: Dermot Mc Donagh, Ciara Mc Tigue, Ann Flood, Sinead Dolan.

Scor na nOg – Thank you to all the children who participated in the County Scor na nOg competition in the Mayflower on Sunday 2nd December. A great performance by all.

Engagement – Congratulations to St, Francis ladies player Mairead McCauley and Fergal McGovern who announced their engagement at the weekend.

25 Card Drive – The card game continues in Aras Padraig every Sunday night at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Club Gear – Club gear available on the O’Neill’s website and on thegaastore.com order now for guaranteed delivery before Christmas worldwide for any Allen Gaels supporters.

Congrats – Congrats to Damien Gilhooly who recently qualified as a member of the Garda Siochana.

Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 2-4-6-7-1-0-5-3 €30 winners on the night were Sean McCartin, Catriona Brennan, John McNama, Sean McCartin, and Joey & Darragh McBrien.  The House Prize sponsored by the Dugout was won by Gerry Kiernan  The next draw will take place on St Stephen’s Day 26th December in  “The Dugout”.  Jackpot is €12,400. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

AGM –  Aughavas GAA Club AGM took place last Friday night. A full overview of the club‘s year including activities and fundraising were presented to the members present.  The following were returned as Officers: Chairman, Colm Moran, Vice Chairman: Noel Shortt, Secretary:  Anna McKiernan, Assistant Secretary: Marion McCabe, Treasurer: Diane Charles, Assistant Treasurer: Martin Bohan. Registrar: Niall Maguire & Ciaran Moran, Insurance Officer: Dan O’Brien, Coaching Officer: Ray McBrien, IT Officer: Terry Williams, Health & Well Being Officer: Pauline McKiernan, Children’s Officers: Noel Shortt & Mary Mitchell.  Newly appointed Culture & Irish Officer:  Gerry Gallogly.  New appointed President: Frank McLoughlin.

Fundraising Draw – Our annual fundraising draw tickets are now on sale.  Tickets are €20 each or a book of three for €50. 1stPrize €3,000, 2nd Prize €1,000 and 5 prizes of €100.  Tickets are available from all Club Officers.

Online Tickets –  The annual fundraising tickets can also be purchased online – check out the Aughavas GAA Facebook page and follow the link.

U16 Girls Championship Final – The U16 Leitrim Ladies 15aside championship final is due to take place this Friday night under lights at 7pm with venue TBC.  This is the last game for our club in the 2018 season and we take this opportunity to wish the girls and their management team of Tommy, Martin, Dolores and Christina the very best of luck.  Please show your support to them on the night.

Old Club Jerseys – We are looking for people to search out their wardrobes, garages and attics in search of old club jerseys which were used by our adult and juvenile football and hurling teams in the club (male and female) in the following decades – the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s.  They are needed for our 50th club celebrations.  Please contact Collette Fox asap on 0866020192 if you can assist.

Heinz Beans Tokens – We are asking our club members and all underage parents to collect Heinz Beans tokens. If we have enough tokens our underage boys and girls teams could benefit with sports kits. The closing date is the 15th February, 2019.

 Christmas Events – Manorhamilton has plenty on offer for families in the lead up to Christmas.  The Winter Wonderland takes place at Manorhamilton Castle and the Panto “Cinderella Keep Your Eye on the Ball (Even When it’s in the Referee’s Pocket) takes place in the Glens Centre.  Both promise to be great events.  Please do your best to support. 

New Arrival – Belated congrats to Ann and Conor Farrell on the safe arrival of their baby daughter Kate recently.

Club Academy/U9s/U11s – Our Club Football Academy, U9 and U11 training will take place this Friday night at St Clare’s Comprehensive School. Times will be notified to parents.

 Match for Mark – The annual Match for Mark game between St Mary’s of Sligo and Glencar/Manorhamilton returns again this year on St Stephen’s Day.  Keep the date free, dust down the boots and see you in Kent Park for what has always been a great social occasion and opportunity to support a local charity in memory of St Mary’s and Glencar Manor’s former player Mark Rooney.  Details are being finalised and full fixture details will be issued shortly.

Ladies Club History – In preparation for our club’s 50th anniversary in 2019, the ladies club are looking to dig out all old photos, match programmes, newspaper clippings or any other club memorabilia to help prepare a detailed history of the history of the ladies club. We are also trying to compile the names of all club officers/managers/club award winners since the club was formed – so if you were an officer/manager/award winner – please forward any information you can.  Please email any correspondence you have to glencarmanorladies@gmail.com.

Pitch Bookings – All pitch bookings for the Bee Park and Boggaun are to be made through Patrick McMorrow.  Patrick can be contacted on 0868973339.

Sympathy – We extend our sincere sympathy to the Heeran Family Adoon Cloone on the death of Irene Heeran recently. The Heeran family have been steeped in GAA tradition, and have contributed handsomely to GAA activities in the parish over a long number of years.

It is with great regret that we extend our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Jim Foy Riverstown Cloone, who died recently. Jim had been an active member of Cloone GAA in his young days and filled many important role, as a player, referee, umpire, linesman and indeed any other duty that was required. Jim also used his acting skills to great effect, to raise much needed funds for Cloone GAA when he participated in many local Drama productions organised by the club. Jim was also renowned for his dancing skills which he so eloquently displayed in Doherty’s Hall, much to the envy of the many young ambitious two left-footers in the hall. Jim would have taken his dancing skills to Maguires Hall in Correneary, to faraway places like the Wonderland in Bawnboy and indeed many more. Jim was a gentleman with a great love of music, and was much loved by all who knew him. To his wife Mary and his extended family we pass on our sincere sympathy.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot at the weekend and the following were winners in the draw. €50 Peter O’Donnell, Drumlegga, Cloone, €30 Mary T. Kelly, Cornagher, Cloone €30 Enda McCrossan, Stockport, UK. The jackpot is over € 7,000 00 and we appreciate your continued support.

Congratulations – We extend our congratulations across our Parish, County and Provincial borders to Longford Co Champions Mullinlachta on their outstanding success in winning the Leinster Senior Club football Championship in Tullamore on Sunday last. This victory will give heart and encouragement to all the smaller Gaa clubs throughout the Country. Well done to all involved.

Leitrim Wall – As part of Phase one of the Leitrim GAA Fundraising venture’ The Leitrim Wall’ a number of people in a number of clubs were invited to participate in this fundraising venture, As the Cloone club was part of phase one, people in the parish have received brochures and correspondence in relation to the scheme. The Committee of the scheme are now asking people who have received the brochures to let any of the Cloone GAA committee, or Enda Tiernan, or Gerry McGovern know if they wish to participate, or the can just return the brochure as directed in the correspondence..

NEW JERSEY.

It’s nice to see the recently launched new Leitrim Jersey sponsored by J. P.CLARKES. New York has returned to the old style hoop across the middle. It’s a beautiful jersey and hopefully it will bring us into a new era when Leitrim will have a run of success.

Big GAA Event – Put the 12th of January 2019 in your diary as this is when the Club will host a major GAA event in the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran. There will be many well-known people from the GAA  and others taking part. Tickets for the event will be on sale from Friday next. Proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards the ongoing Community Development Project and proceeds from a grand raffle on the night will go to the Club. More detail on the plans in the coming weeks and on the Melvin Gaels Facebook page.

50/50 Draw – The winner of last week’s draw was Nuala and Mark Cleary, Cloone, Kinlough. They won €242. Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

You can now play 5050 as a Direct Debit or Annual Ticket. Never miss out on buying your weekly ticket again!!! And if you are away from home, you can still support Melvin Gaels!

Congratulations – The Club would like to wish congratulations and a long and happy life together to Emlyn Mulligan and Elaine Kearns who got married last Friday.

Get Your Mark on Melvin Park – It is very important that all Club Members help with the fundraising needed to complete the work on Melvin Park. Anyone who has not yet contributed is asked to do so as soon as possible. Contact any member of the Development Committee to purchase your ”Mark” and ensure that the Club will have the facilities everyone can be proud of. The support has been very good so far. The fundraising will involve “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, and your name on a commemorative plaque. To get your “Mark on Melvin Park” contact Spar, Kinlough or Pat at 0871787194 or Katherine at 087 287 0086 or go to www.kinloughcommunitycentre.wordpress.com.

Lights On – The lights will be on at the Training Pitch every evening from 4pm to 9pm as a Health Initiative so that the Community can make use of them on the dark evenings.

Leitrim Community Facilities – The Leitrim Community Facilities National Lottery Scheme has completed another year and a draw will be held on after Mass on Sunday 23rd December in St Josephs Hall for all paid up members. There will 12 x €100 prizes, Committee members will call on those who pay cash or cheque for membership for the next 12 months. Any person who would like to join the scheme can contact Joseph Guckian or Willie Donnellan or any committee member. The cost is €10 per month. The scheme is run to raise funds to pay outstanding loans on Leitrim Gaels Community Field and St Joseph’s Centre. The total of the loan outstanding of approximately €95,000.

Lotto – The Leitrim Gaels Community Development Lotto Draw was held in the Leitrim Inn on the 4th December. The numbers drawn were 4.6.10,26. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 winners were Sean McGovern Drumshanbo, Holly Lupton Kilclare, Padraig Sweeney Drumshanbo, Bobby Lupton Kilclare. The next draw is the Christmas Draw which will be held in Donnellans on 18th December. The Jackpot is €7450. There will be four prizes of €50 plus spot prizes.

AGM – Many thanks to all that attended on Sunday 2nd December last, Thanks to outgoing Secretary Linda Gavigan for all her hard work over the last few years and best of luck in her new role as Club Treasure. We welcome Bernie Goldick to the position of Club Secretary. 2018 was another year of progression for the Club. Many thanks to all parents, friends, players, supporters at home and abroad for your contributions through 2018 and here’s is to an exciting 2019.

Underage Coaching – Anyone interested in underage manage or helping with a team, please let a member of the coaching committee or contact club coaching officer Gerry Curley 0876823674.

National Draw – The National draw tickets are on sale locally, they cost €10 each with fantastic prizes. This is one of our main Fundraising events and all proceeds goes towards the cost of running the club. We very much appreciate your Membership – Membership is now due and there will be a registration weekend coming up. All members paid up before 31st March 2019 will have full voting rights.

5k Run/Walk – 5K Run/Walk in aid of the IHCPT on St Stephens Day, race starts at 12 sharp. Registration is from 10.30am to 11.40am at St Joseph’s Hall, Leitrim Village. The organising committee are looking for stewards to do marshalling on the day and volunteers for registration and timekeeping. All are welcome to participate.

Sympathy – The club wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the McWeeney Family Dromore, Carrick on Shannon on the sad passing of Elizabeth (Lily) and the Lynch Family Annaduff on the sudden passing of Damien at the Weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Annual Christmas Draw – The annual Aughawillan Christmas Draw will be held in the Viking Lounge on Saturday 5th January. There’s a total of 15 prizes to be won on the night, including a top prize of €5,000. Tickets are €20 or 3 for €50 & we ask that if possible to please support the draw. If you’re interested in buying (or selling!) tickets, please contact a member of the club’s executive. Tickets are also available online through this link: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Aughawillan_GAA_Club

Club Lotto – Next draw will take place on Wednesday 12th December in Gorby’s. Jackpot: €4000. Tickets for the fortnightly lotto are now available online – link on Facebook page – Aughawillan GAA.

Christmas Poker Classic – Aughawillan GAA will be holding their annual Christmas Poker Classic on Thursday 28th December in the Ballymac Inn. €20 entry fee, €5 buy back. Registration at 9.30pm sharp and refreshments will be served on the night. All welcome to what’s sure to be a great night of 5 card poker.

AGM – The annual AGM will take place on Sunday 30th December. We encourage as many people as possible to attend and new members are always welcome!

Comhbhrón – Aughawillan GAA wish to pass on their sympathies to the family & friends of the late Cyril Cosgrove and the late Tony McCann. Ar dheis De go raibh ar na n-anamacha.

Grovember in memory of Seamus Carway – Well done to all those, especially members of the Aughawillan team, who participated in Grovember and the shave off event last Saturday in Sligo. It’s not too late to contribute – follow the link below: https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/grovember-in-memory-of-seamus-carway

Aughawillan Ladies – Aughawillan Ladies are holding a Christmas Bake Sale on Saturday 22nd December after Mass in Aughawillan. All contributions would be greatly appreciated!

AGM – Kiltubrid GAA AGM for 2018 will take place this Friday 14th December at 8pm in the Club Rooms.  With lots of progress on and off the field in 2018 and more planned for 2019 a big turnout of new and familiar faces is required.
Sean Redican Honoured – Well done to Kiltubrid’s Sean Redican who was Honored with the Joe McInerney Award last weekend by Leitrim NY GAA & Leitrim NY Ladies GAA at their Dinner Dance in Rosie O’Grady’s, Times Square, New York.
Lip Sync Legends DVD – Get your hands on a DVD of the recent Kiltubrid Lip Sync Night just in time for Christmas.  The DVD includes all 14 Acts, Opening Scene, Closing Finale Dances plus bonus behind the scenes footage and interviews which aren’t to be missed!!  DVDs will be on Sale at €10 each from this Friday at the AGM or in Gerties Bar that night.  We expect these to sell fast so please secure your copy and book your DVD by contacting Micheal 086 892 9340, Sheila 087 285 0377 or Niall 086 367 1917.
Volleyball All-Ireland – Best of luck to Drumshanbo Vocactional School, as they contest the Senior All-Ireland Boy’s Volleyball Final on Wednesday 12th December in Dublin.  Kiltubrid are well represented on the team with Captain Diarmuid MacThiarnan, Sean McNabola, Barry McWeeney and Peter Winters.
Benefit Social – There will a Benefit Night for the family of the Late Gregor Zelais, Keshcarrigan on Sat December 15th in Gerties Bar & Rockin Mollies.  Music in both venues on the night with Admission optional on the night.  Finger Food and Monster Raffle on the Night.
Christmas Presents – Beat the Christmas rush and get your Official Kiltubrid GAA O’Neills Leisurewear online via https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/kiltubrid-gaa.html

Dinner dance sponsors – A special thank you to everyone who sponsored prizes on the night of our dinner dance with St. Francis Ladies. It was greatly appreciated. Sponsors were: The Mart Stores Drumshanbo, Credit Union Drumshanbo, Grafters Hair company, Pauric Loughlin, Michéal Mc Partlin, Martin McGourty, O’Rourkes Spar, P.S Loughlin’s Shop, Dolans shop, Dowra, Mulvey’s bar, Mulvey’s Home Value Store, Joe Gunning, Copper Still restaurant, Leitrim Crystal, Landmark Hotel, Declan Lynch, Dermot McDonagh, Martina McMorrow, Adrian Flood, AMC fuels, Drumshanbo, Carrig Brewing, The Shed distillery, James McDowell (junior), Melrose Inn, Centra Drumshanbo and EJ’s Menswear.

SANTA VISIT TO THE CLUBHOUSE – Once again Santa’s visit to the Clubhouse for our annual Christmas party was a great success. A lot of work goes into organising the big day and thanks so much to everyone who helped in any way.  Most of all thanks to you the parents and children for coming out in huge numbers and making this such an enjoyable evening. A special thank you to Santa, he listened to all sorts of requests for the big day, we’re sure he won’t disappoint.

 

LOTTO – Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

ST MARY’S ON-LINE SHOP – To purchase club gear please visit O’Neill’s website-GAA-Ireland-St. Marys Kiltoghert GAA or go to the shop on our Facebook page.

SCÓR NA NÓG 2018 – The Scór na nÓg Connacht finals will take place on Sunday 13th January in Claremorris.  St. Mary’s will be represented in the Rince Foirne by Emma Morgan, Áine Morgan, Nicole Glancy, Grace Duignan, Rhianna Ward, Kaneisha Beirne, Sienna Beirne and Thomas Connorton, Aithriseoireacht by Michael Connorton and Bailéad consisting of Ava Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara.

Club AGM – The 2018 Club AGM took place in the clubhouse on Saturday last 8th December. Thanks to everyone who attended.

BERNARD MURRAY WALK/RUN – Please keep the date free in your diary as we come together to support the Murray family and celebrate the memory of Bernard, a dear friend, colleague and loyal community man with the annual Bernard Murray 5K memorial walk/run on Thursday 27th December. Registration from 11am, starts at 12.30pm. All proceeds go to charity.

GALA DINNER – We are delighted to announce that tickets for the club’s Gala Dinner on Saturday 2nd February 2019 are now available.

This will be a night of celebration in The Landmark Hotel where we look forward to 2019 full of optimism and will include presentation of medals to our Intermediate ladies and U20 boys teams.

It will include a 4-course dinner and music by the ever-popular band Late Night Radio.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner evening are priced at €35 per person. The club welcomes the opportunity to sell individual tickets or a table of 10.

There will be some wonderful prizes given out on the night.

For more information, or to purchase tickets please contact Paula Butler 087 2480670 or Maureen Diffley 086 390 7092 or private message our Facebook page.