Senior Championship – Aughawillan: Leitrim SFC Champions 2018! Congratulations & well done to all the players, management and backroom team who brought the Fenagh Cup back to Aughawillan for the 3rd time in 5 years! It was a massive achievement for the club who were the underdogs to beat one of the best teams in the county. With Mohill in the lead into the second half, they held their nerve and came out winners by 2 points, for captain Sean Quinn to lift the cup. Congratulations to Gary Plunkett who was Man of the Match and scored 5 points on the day. Aughawillan GAA would like to thank all the supporters from far and wide who sent good luck messages to us in various forms over the past couple of weeks from all over the world! Thank you to all those who were at the match and cheered the team over the line in Páirc Sean, a great sense of community spirit could be felt on the day and such support was instrumental in boosting the team when they needed it most! Score: Aughawillan 14 points Mohill 1-9. Check out the Aughawillan GAA Facebook page for pictures & more of the final & the celebrations! Aughawilan Abu!

Junior Championship – With one County Final under our belt, there’s still another to go! The Junior team face Fenagh/St Caillin’s in the Junior B Championship Final. The venue and date are TBC and will likely be in the weeks after the Intermediate Final Replay.

Underage – Hard luck to St Brigid’s u15 team who were defeated by Allen Gaels in their final Championship game last weekend. Score: St Brigid’s 2-4 Allen Gaels 6-11.

Club Lotto – Next draw will take place on Wednesday 17th October in Drumcoura. Jackpot: €3,600. Tickets for the fortnightly lotto are now available online – link on the Facebook page – Aughawillan GAA.

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations to Claire Maxwell & Owen Hand who recently got married. We wish them many happy and healthy years together.

New Arrival – Congratulations to Gerard & Aileen McGovern on the birth of their baby son, Fergal.

Corraleehan Parish Walk – Corraleehan Parish Walk continues each Thursday night at 8.30pm from Corraleehan Church. Community spirit, health, fitness, whatever your goals we will be happy to see everyone.

Congratulations Aughawillan – Firstly, we congratulate the Aughawillan team and Management on becoming champions once again. As always they were gracious winners and we wish them well in the Connacht Club championship. It is always difficult to defend a title and this was just not Mohill’s day. It was sad for the team and Management as no stone was left unturned in preparation for the big day. We thank the players and mentors who travelled long distances at their own expense to train in central locations, hopefully, they will gain from this experience and go from strength to strength. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

Jim Meehan RIP – The Club extends condolences to the family of Jim Meehan who died last week.  Jim was a pleasant and cheerful man and a long-serving officer of the County Board and his club Dromahaire. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Under 15 – These young men will contest the Championship semi-final with Manorhamilton next week

County Finals – Our congratulations to Aughawillan on winning their 3rd county title in 5 years; commiserations to Mohill and best of luck to both Annaduff and Fenagh who face off in the Intermediate final replay this weekend. The referee on Sunday for that game was our own Kevin Mallon and he and his team of officials handled the occasion very well. Also well done to Eoghan Mallon and Lily Reynolds who flew the Bor flag proudly when they took part in the nursery parade and mini-gamess as part of County final day on Sunday. Meanwhile in Kiltubrid colours but as part of the same initiative, was Sam Conroy whose dad Brian continues to star for the Bors. Finally, the excellent County Final programme was compiled under the supervision of Leitrim PRO and Bornacoola club man Declan Bohan. Well done to you all.

 

Underage News – Our U9s took part in the end of season festival of fun in the centre of excellence this weekend. We played 5 very competitive games against Leitrim Gaels, St Mary’s, Fenagh, Mohill and Gortletteragh. Our players showed off all the skills learned during the year and we punched well above our weight in all games. Well done to all our players and thank you again to all the children and parents throughout the year for your dedication and support.

 

Spin the Wheel – Well done to Aidan Hanrahan from Banagher in Co Offaly who became our 3rdperson to be drawn to Spin the Wheel. The remaining winner will be chosen from those in attendance on the night itself – Sunday, Oct 28th in the Copper Still. After each player’s first spin, they will be given the opportunity to accept the prize they’ve won or to have another go and see can they better it. Music on the night with Ronnie D so it should be a great social night and one not to be missed!

 

Sympathy – Our deepest sympathies are extended to the friends and relatives of the late Kathleen O’Hara (Clonturk) who passed away last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

 

Dunnes Bar Division 2 – Unfortunately we were defeated in our promotion play-off against Allen Gaels on Saturday going down by 2-06 to 3-14. Allen Gaels were the better team on the day and we wish them luck in Division 1 next year.
August Member’s Club Draw – €300 Ann Conlon, €200 Dermot O’Donohoe, €150 Frances Farrell, €100 Adrian Fowley. Congratulations to all winners. If anyone would like to join the draw please contact Kevin Torsney or a member of the club executive for details.
Westlink Coaches U15 Championship – The boys were defeated in their final group game vs St Mary’s in Carrick last Saturday morning in wet conditions.
U9 Blitz – Our U9s performed very well in the Festival of Football in the Centre of Excellence, Annaduff last Saturday morning. The coaches are very proud of how well they have progressed throughout the year. Thank you to all at Leitrim GAA for organising the event.
 
Culture –  Relaxed rang Gaeilge, Déardaoin 7:30 to 8:30 Ballinagar Community Centre. Fáilte roimh chách! Eolas 086 0580034.
Underage – U7 and U9 training continues in St Clare’s gym Manorhamilton on Tuesdays from 6.45 to 7.45pm and will finish for the year on Tuesday 23rd October.
Congratulations – Well done to Aughawillan on being crowned Senior champions. Worthy winners and hope ye enjoyed the celebrations. Thank you to Ronan Byrne and Greg Lyons who represented the club in the parade on Sunday.

U15 Championship – Our under 15’s defeated Annaduff on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-09 last week in the championship. We play Fenagh in our final group game this weekend with a place in the semi-final at stake.

U7 – Well done to Ciara Harrington and Bryn Coyne who represented St. Joseph’s U7 nursery at the County Final last Sunday.
U9 – St. Joseph’s U9 boys and girls teams competed in the U9 Festival of Football in the Centre of Excellence last Saturday. Both teams performed impressively in all their games. Well done to all the players and coaches involved. Well done also to Enda Lyons for organising such a well run event.
Carrigallen Lotto Results – There was no jackpot winner.. lotto Numbers drawn were  10, 14, 26, 35. The €50 winners were: Vincent Doyle, Helen Brady, Sean Heslin, Martha Murphy. Jackpot €3000. Next week’s draw is  in MJ’s  The team is Ciaran Harte, Noel Kiernan, David Reilly
Congratulations – Well done to Aughawillan on winning the County Senior Final on Sunday

Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot at the weekend and the following numbers were drawn, 1, 7, 14, 28. The following were winners in the draw, €50 Lynda Moran Cloone, € 30 Debra Keaney € 30 Breege Brady Aughavas. A sincere thank you to all who continue to support our club lotto.

County Finals – Commiserations to neighbours Mohill and congratulations to Aughawillan who regained the Fenagh cup in last Sundays Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Football Championship final. The two teams served up a very entertaining game of football played in ideal conditions. Fenagh St Caillins and Annaduff will have to meet again to decide where the Frank Reynolds Cup will reside for the winter following their draw on Sunday last. Our former club player Mark Beirne also made an appearance for his adopted club Annaduff on Sunday last. Best wishes to both teams in the replay on Sunday next.

Club Representatives – Well done to our two club representatives Aoife Tiernan, and Calvin Veesey who represented the Club at the under 7 game and parade at the County final on Sunday last. They did the club proud as they waved the Blue and Gold flag of Cloone in what was a beautiful array of colour on the day. Well done to the people in Coiste Chontae Liatroma Coaching and Games Development Department on this lovely initiative.

Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were 1-5-7-2-6-4-3-0. €30 winners on the night were Mary McKeon Dublin, Leo McGovern, Gerry Conway, Niall Maguire, Maura Williamson Reilly.  The House Prize sponsored by the Dugout was won by Paul Nicholls.  The next draw will be run by Colm & Gerry’s Team which will be held in “The Dugout” on Saturday 27th October.  Jackpot is €12,000. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.

 Executive Meeting – A short Executive meeting on the 40th Anniversary of the Park will take place on Thursday 18th October at 9pm in the Club rooms.

Pairc Achadh Easa Opening – 40th Anniversary Sunday, October 28th

11:30am – Mass in St Joseph’s Church, Aughavas for all deceased members of Aughavas GAA

12:30pm – Aughavas N.S. v Cloone N.S. in the Shane McGovern Memorial Cup

1:45pm – Unveiling of 40 years Anniversary Plague by Mick McCabe & Terry Shortt.

2pm – A presentation to the Aughavas Team of 1978 and the Aughavas Committee of 1978.

3pm – Aughavas v Cloone in the Gerry Keegan Memorial Cup.

Refreshments served. All are welcome. Free admission.

6:30pm – DVD of 1993 Intermediate Final Aughavas v Glencar Manorhamilton in “the Dugout”

10pm – Launch of our annual Aughavas GAA Fundraising draw in “the Dugout.”

 

Leitrim County Finals – Congratulations to Aughawillan on winning the Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Football Championship on a beautiful day in front of a crowd of 3,700 at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.  Good luck to Fenagh (St Caillins) and Annaduff in their Smith Monumentals Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship replay on Sunday 21stin Pairc Sean at 2pm.

Leitrim Hurling Final – The blue riband day of Leitrim Hurling takes place this Saturday at 2pm in Ballinamore when the two giants of Leitrim hurling, Cluainín Iomaint and Carrick Hurling meet in the County Final.  Our team have prepared diligently over the last number of months and all they ask of us is that we turn out in large numbers to get behind them on the day.  Let’s answer their call.  See you all in Ballinamore on Saturday as they battle for Leitrim hurling supremacy!

U15 Boys Championship – Our U15 boys lost their last group game to Mohill on Saturday but in any event have qualified for the semi-finals of the championship.  They play the same opposition, Mohill in the semi this Sunday at 4pm.  We wish the team and management of Dominic Kelly, Kevin McManus and Stuart Gilbride the very best of luck.  Please show your support on the day.

County Final Day – We congratulate Aughawillan GAA on winning the Senior Championship on Sunday.  Thank you to Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Development team who organised the Blitz at halftime and the pre-match parade on County Final Day which involved nursery players from the clubs in Leitrim.  Well done to Jay Loughlin and Darragh McMorrow who represented Glencar Manorhamilton GAA on the day.

Samhain Parade Cluainín 2018 – The Samhain Parade will take place on Friday 2nd of November at 7pm.  After last year’s parade the committee were approached by many members of the audience who said they would love to have participated in some way. So this year they have outlined ways that more people from the community can take part.  The platforms and opportunity for people to take part are as follows:  1/ Making costumes and props;  There will be open workshops in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am until 4pm. These workshops will focus on the construction of props and costumes for the parade, using Hazel, Willow and mixed media. 2/ Participation in the Parade; There are a number of roles and characters in the parade to be filled and costumes will be provided.  If anyone is interested please contact Patrick McEneaney via email at exitdoestheatre@gmail.com or pop into the Sculpture Centre on Tuesday or Wednesdays and ask how you can contribute.

Club Academy – Our Club Football Academy takes place every Friday evening in the Bee Park from 6.30 to 7.30pm.  New boys and girls are welcomed every week.

U9 – Well done to our U9 team who performed exceptionally well in the County Blitz held in the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence on Saturday morning last.  Training continues at the Academy times on Friday evening.

U11 – The boys and girls continue their weekly involvement in training and blitzes.

New Arrivals – It was a busy week for new arrivals in the Glencar Manor Club.  Senior Footballer and Academy Coach Thomas McDonald and his girlfriend Karolina Mikulewicz welcomed baby Evan while our Senior Ladies Player and our Senior Football Manager, Grainne and Shane Ward welcomed their son Rian.  Congrats to both families.

U16 Girls – Well done to the Under 16 Girls who defeated Allen Gaels on Sunday morning last in Boggaun. Next up for the team is an away game versus Keeldra Gaels next Sunday. Best of Luck to Tommy, Martin. Dolores, Christina and the Girls.

Boxing – Congratulations to club player Dearbhla Rooney who won her World Youth Olympic Quarter Final fight against US opposition.  Dearbhla won the fight comprehensively securing the vote of all five judges. We wish her all the best in her semi-final.

Gaeltacht Grants 2019 – Leitrim Co Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim Co Council 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 boys and girls living in County Leitrim. 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 Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2019 or can be got from contacting our Club Secretary Phil Flynn.  The closing date for applications is Friday 26 October 2018.

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

50th Celebration – On the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2019 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our great club. Events will be ran throughout the weekend so do be sure to keep it free in your diaries. We hope it will be a gathering of the many people at home and abroad who down through the years represented, officiated, sponsored and supported Glencar Manor. This is an open invitation to everyone who has or had an association with us from 1969 to the present day. More details to follow.

Lotto – There was no winner of the jackpot at the last lotto draw, and the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 16, 22. The following were winners in the draw, € 50 Michael Shortt Greagh, € 30 James Bolger Granard, € 30 Ciaran Casey Cloone. The Jackpot is now €6,500.00. Next draw this weekend in Creegan’s Bar, and your continued support is much appreciated.

Drama – On this Friday night October 12th Cloone GAA present the Acorn players with their hilarious 3 act comedy ‘LOOPHOLE’ in Cloone Community Centre starting at 8 30pm sharp. This is a side-splitting comedy that will have you shaking in your seats and begging for more. We are very fortunate to have this quality of entertainment on our doorstep, so we appeal to you not to miss what promises to be a magnificent night’s entertainment.

Haunted Trail – It’s that time of year, and once again due to popular demand Cloone GAA will be presenting their Annual Haunted Trail. This year’s event will take place on Saturday October 27th from 6 30 until 10 pm. While this event has been growing in stature every year this year’s event is set to surpass all previous years events and a night not to be missed for young and old. The trail which starts with registration at the community Centre will cost € 8 per person, and children under 16 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Sympathy – Cloone GAA would like to extend its sincere sympathy to the family of the late Jim Meehan Drumahair whose untimely death took place last week. Jim has been an outstanding servant of the GAA and has served the association so very well at Club, County, Provincial and National level.

The Leitrim Wall – The Leitrim wall is a new initiative being organised by Leitrim County Board to complete the final phase of the Centre of excellence at Annaduff. The concept of the initiative is that patrons would buy a brick, stone or tile on which they can have their own personal inscription, and will be mounted on a newly constructed wall at the entrance to the new Centre.

This initiative gives Leitrim GAA supporters an opportunity to have a loved one remembered, at the Gaa centre and also contribute to the future development of Gaelic Games in the county. Experience of this initiative in other places is that families use the stones or bricks to remember family members who have had an active involvement in the GAA whither as players or administrators. They are commonly used as gifts to families and quite an amount of interest is being shown from exiles who have been away for a number of years and want their family name embedded in the fabric of Leitrim and in the GAA in particular. This final project will fully complete the New Centre to the highest standards, and provide a top quality training Campus which will include the most modern equipment and training facilities for the future generations of Leitrim footballers.

People who want to purchase a brick stone or tile can contact any club member. By buying a brick you are ensuring that your family name will be remembered in the folklore of Leitrim GAA and you are contributing to the future development of Gaelic games in the County.

Senior Final – On Sunday afternoon Mohill will meet Aughawillan in the Senior Championship Final. Both Teams have been consistent over the last four years with both clubs winning twice. The papers have named Mohill as favourites but never underestimate the spirit and undoubted talent of the Aughawillan side so our players will not be complacent. The lads have prepared well for this big day with Sean Kennedy and his backroom team.The supporters have also prepared, decorating the town from top to bottom. Hopefully, they will bring that colour to Pairc Seán on Sunday evening and help the team retain the Fenagh Cup. We wish both our neighbouring clubs Ananduff and Fenagh a good game in the Intermediate Final.

 

Monster Draw – The club are at present holding a monster draw with tickets selling at €20, First Prize is €3000, Second Prize €1000 plus numerous other prizes.  Be generous when we call to your door, the club is doing a great job for your children and the whole community.

 

Walking Track – On Sat. Oct 13 the new Walking track around the pitch will be officially opened by ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’- The Beirnes, Dearbhaile, Michael and Keith, Jonathan is in Oman at present so we wish him well there. International athlete Eanna Madden will also attend. There will be underage blitzs and obstacle courses for all the underage players. Everyone welcome. Starting time will be elsewhere in this paper and on Facebook.

 

Recent wedding – We congratulate Kerri Quinn and Simon Egan who got married last week on a Greek island. Both families strong GAA people. We wish them every happiness in their life together.  

Spin the Wheel – Next draw in our Spin the Wheel will take place this Saturday night, October 13thin the Copper Still;  Please return any remaining sold tickets to your co-ordinator prior to Saturday. Thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser to date; the big night itself of course will be in the Copper Still on Sunday, October 28th when our lucky winners will have the chance to Spin the wheel.

Sympathy – Our deepest sympathies are extended to the Meehan family, Dromahair on the sad passing of Jim last week. A great Gael who served his club, county and province with distinction – ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Junior A Championship Final – Congratulations to the Glenfarne Kiltyclogher team on their victory over our lads in the Junior A Championship Final last Saturday evening in Ballinamore.  The venue was packed to the rafters and both teams did not disappoint, serving up a very entertaining game of football.   Commiserations to our team and management who just fell short on the day but rest assured, they will be back.  Many thanks to John, Sean and Dermot for mentoring the team all season and all the players for representing the club with distinction throughout the league and championship. 

Jim Meehan – Our Club offers deepest condolences to Mrs Chrissie Meehan and to Fergus, Kevin, Kieran, the relatives, many friends and members of the St Patrick’s Dromahair GAA Club on the death of GAA Stalwart Jim Meehan, Dromahair.  Jim’s contribution to the GAA at club, county, provincial and national level is well known but we in the Glencar Manorhamilton GAA Club feel that we have also lost a special friend. Jim was always extremely helpful to us over the years and on his passing we wish to acknowledge this. Glencar Manorhamilton GAA Club join in the many tributes being paid to him on his passing. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Sonas síoraí dá anam.

U15 Boys – Well done to our U15s who won against St Brigid’s in Boggaun on Saturday last on a scoreline of 4-19 to 2-3.  They play Mohill away next Saturday (13th October) at 12 noon.  Please continue your support to our underage players.

U16 Girls Championship – Well done to our Under 16 girls team who defeated St Brigid’s in the first round of the competition. They are due to play Allen Gaels in Round 2 next Sunday at 12 noon in Boggaun.  Please support the girls in this home fixture.

U10/U8 Girls – The Club Academy continues for the winter months on a Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm to keep the skills fresh during the winter season. Our U8 and U10 girls are encouraged to attend.

Connacht GAA Student Bursary Scheme – Connacht GAA invite players/members attending colleges to make application for the 2018/2019 GAA National Student Bursary Scheme. Please see the Connacht GAA Website for further details.

Sports First Aid Course – Leitrim Sports Partnership are running a Sports First Aid course on this Saturday 13th October from 9.30am-4.30pm in Leitrim County Council Offices, Carrick on Shannon. If you would like to book a place on the course contact Leitrim Sports Partnership on 0719650498 or email sports@leitrimcoco.ie Cost €20

Gaeltacht Grants 2019 – Leitrim Co Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim Co Council 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 boys and girls living in County Leitrim. 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 Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2019 or can be got from contacting our Club Secretary Phil Flynn.  The closing date for applications is Friday 26 October 2018.

Club Academy – Our Club Football Academy takes place every Friday evening in the Bee Park from 6.30 to 7.30pm.

U9 – Training takes place at the Academy times on Friday evening with blitzes being played as scheduled.

U11 – The boys and girls continue their weekly involvement in training and blitzes.

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

50th Celebration – On the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2019 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our great club. Events will be ran throughout the weekend so do be sure to keep it free in your diaries. We hope it will be a gathering of the many people at home and abroad who down through the years represented, officiated, sponsored and supported Glencar Manor. This is an open invitation to everyone who has or had an association with us from 1969 to the present day. More details to follow.