Ireland Lights up – Ireland Lights up is coming to an end and was a great success in Mohill. Catch up on Thursday night in Pairc Philib Mhic Aonghusa from 7 pm. We take this opportunity to thank Lucia Tyrell co-ordinator for her hard work and dedication over the last few weeks.

Barna Recycling Under 13 – The Under 13 boys played Manorhamilton in Div 1 and Div 2 last Saturday in Eslin. This was the first outing of 2019 and although the boys did not win they battled well and looked well prepared for the occasion. We welcome Niall Brennan, a great Cloone footballer to the coaching panel. Div 1 was very close until the last ten mins when Manor surged ahead. The Div 2 team gave a good account of themselves and only a point separated the teams at full time. Panel and scorers was: D Duignan, T Casey, A Kiernan, R Walpole, N Mulligan, D Brennan, T Mayock, E Kilrane, C Walpole 0-1, K McCaffrey 0-3, B McCrann, J Macklin, D Beirne  0-2. The Division 2 team was, A Wynne, S Mayock 0-2, E O Reilly, J Doyle, R Gordon, J Dimmock, D Murphy, C McHugh, T Casey       0-1, T Mayock 0-7, J Macklin 1-1. Check Under 13 and 17 fixtures for next weekend.

County Team – The County team plays Limerick in Kilmallock on Saturday at 3pm. We wish them well and we know the faithful supporters will be out in force at the Limerick venue.

Carrigallen  Lotto – Carrigallen lotto results, there was no jackpot winner. Jackpot €4,800 the numbers were 18,20,30,33..The  €50 winners were. Tom Johnston, Hugh Mc Cartin, Pauric O Reilly and Ellie Mc Connell. The next draw is in Masterson’s Saturday 23/02/19  The team on duty Anne O Malley, Michael Donohoe, and John Mc Cabe

Barna Recycling U13 League – St. Joseph’s U13’s began their league campaign with a trip to Drumkeeran last Saturday morning. Played in difficult conditions it was very much a game of two halves with our hosts having the better of the exchanges in the first half. However, a better second half from our boys saw us run out winners on a final score of St. Joseph’s 1-07 Drumkeeran 0-06. Our next game is at home to Glenfarne next weekend. Keep an eye out for fixture details.

Newtowngore Engineering Under 17 League – Our U17’s played Allen Gaels in round 1 of the league last Sunday morning in Carrigallen. Playing with the benefit of a strong wind in the 1st half, our lads built up a good lead by halftime. Despite not having it all our own way against the wind in the second half we ran out convincing winners on a score line of St. Joseph’s 4-14 Allen Gaels 1-07. Next up is a home game against Glencar/Manorhamilton next weekend. Date, time & venue TBC.

Indoor Training – Underage training continues this week in Carrigallen hall at the following times:
U9’s – Wednesday 6:30-7:30
U11’s – Thursday 6:30-7:30
U7’s – Friday 7-8pm

Please bring your own water bottle and €2 to cover the cost of the hall.

Registration – Any parent who has not registered their child yet must do so as soon as possible. Please contact Rory Harte (087 9505348) or Ann Marie O’Rourke (0879328438)

Child Protection Course – Thanks to all the coaches, parents and committee members from Carrigallen and Aughavas who made themselves available last Friday night to attend the child protection course. Thanks also to Matt Gaffey who facilitated this course.

Allianz League – We would like to wish Eoin ward and Gary Reynolds and the Leitrim team and management the best of luck against Limerick on Saturday in Kilmallock.

Club Registration – Please contact any member of the club committee to get registered before the end of February. Membership fees are as follows:

Adult player €50
Student Player €30
Family membership €40
Gym membership €40
Social membership €20
Please note anyone using the track, must have Club Membership for insurance purposes.
Allianz Leagues – All roads lead to Limerick next Saturday for the next round of the Allianz National Football League versus Limerick in Killmallock at 3pm. The Leitrim hurlers face Fermanagh on Sunday at 2 pm in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. Very best of luck to both teams, all support greatly appreciated. 
Cloone Lights Up – The last evening of Operation Transformation: Ireland Lights Up is on this Thursday 21st of February from 7-9pm. Well done to all who have taken part, it has proven to be a very successful initiative again this year. Keep up the good work. The track is a fantastic facility to walk or jog on.
Club Lotto  The club Lotto draw took place in McKeon’s Bar last Saturday. The yearly jackpot was won by Aidan Donohoe, Esker, Cloone. Congratulations and the very best of luck with your winnings. The lucky numbers were: 8, 28, 23, 9.
U13 & U17 Boys Weekend Action – This year the U13’s are fielding 2 teams. Their first outing saw Mohill U13 teams playing Glencar/Manorhamilton’s sides on Saturday.  The U17’s played Ballinamore/ Kilturbid in Cloone on Sunday. After a busy weekend, no points were secured on the board, but there is a lot more football to be played yet!
Well done to all involved especially our young Cloone players. We would like to wish Cloone’s Conor Keegan a speedy recovery after he received a shoulder injury during the game. Hopefully, he will be back in action in a few weeks.
Healthy Club & Community – On New Year’s Day, a series of walk/runs started on Bothar na Noamh at 12pm every Sunday. This complements Ireland Lights Up events running every Thursday in the park. The last of this block of runs will take place next Sunday 24th at 12pm on Bothar na Naomh, with tea afterwards in the Community Centre. If you haven’t tried it, it’s never too late to start, all are welcome. Well done to everyone who has been out and about for the months of Jan and Feb.

Club Draw – The Club would like to thank everyone who supported the National Club Draw. This is a very important fundraiser for Melvin Gaels. The local draw winners were, Hamper- Tony Feeney, C/o DM Auctioneers, Manorhamilton, Fuel Voucher – John Mc Gowan, Aghaderrard, Kinlough and Club Jacket- Jimmy Mc Gowan, Wood View, Kinlough.

Thanks, Supervalu – The Club would like to thank Cosgrave’s Supervalu, Bundoran for the sponsorship of 100 footballs to Bord na nOg. The footballs were presented at the Community Centre, Kinlough.

Club Walk – Melvin Gaels Healthy Club Committee is joining up with Operation Transformation, the GAA and the Community, for Ireland Lights Up 2019. The walk continues every Thursday night until February 21.The track will be lit up from 7pm to 8pm and everyone of all ages is asked to come along and join in this free weekly event.

Club Membership – Yearly Club Membership is now due. For our membership rates and to see other methods of payment online on the link below. Melvin Gaels is one of the most progressive clubs in Leitrim currently and continues to grow in strength year on year with success on and off the field and our membership offers incredible value for money! We offer a safe and enjoyable environment which benefits all both physically and mentally!
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50/50 Draw – The winners of the 50/50 draw last week were Joe and Christine Mc Gowan, Melvin Fields, Kinlough who won €304.Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

Mark on the Park – The support for “Mark on the park” has been excellent so far. Thanks to all who have supported the project so far. Unfortunately, a lot more support is needed and the draw takes place at Easter. If you have not supported the project yet, please try to do so. This development will be a fantastic asset to the future generations of Kinlough and surrounding areas. The Committee is appealing to anyone who has yet to support the development to try to help, by joining the draw or sponsoring in any way. The fundraising involves “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 any of the Committee or go to  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.


Barna Recycling Under 13 League –  Hard luck to our valiant U13 squad who lost to Rinn Gaels at the weekend. They gave it their all but fell a little short on the day. Better luck next time! Stay tuned to these pages for details of upcoming games.
Membership – A reminder to all that club members that membership is now due. This is especially important for players to ensure that they are properly covered in case of injury.

Lotto – There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €5100 with the numbers 17-19-24-26 drawn out. The 5 winners of €20 are Linda Kielty; Ballinaglaera, Berna Gibbons; Keadue, Ray Beirne; Drumshanbo, Thomas & Sorcha Mongan; Co. Louth & Margaret & Mary Keenan; Carrick on Shannon. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €5200. Thank you again for all your support.

St. Francis Ladies – The ladies would like to thank Joe Gunning from Conway’s Corner House & Drumshanbo Taxis for sponsoring the girls with a lovely set of training tops.

Tony McGowan Run – The 7th Annual Tony McGowan Run took place on Sunday with a huge turnout. Well done to Drumshanbo Athletic Club on organising a great event.

Barna Recycling U-13 League – Hard luck to the u-13 lads who lost out by 2 points in their league opener against Mac Diarmada Gaels in Ballinamore last Saturday morning.

Newtowngore Engineering U-17 League – Hard luck to the u-17 lads who lost to St. Josephs in their league opener on Sunday morning last.

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

Leitrim – Best of luck to Diarmaid, Kevin & Alan and all the Leitrim team and management who travel to Kilmallock to take on Limerick this Saturday at 3pm in the 4th round of the league. Hopefully, they can keep the winning feeling and promotion dream alive in another huge game.

Race Night – A big thank you to Noel McPartland & Berry’s Tavern who also gave generous sponsorship towards our recent race night.

Dinner Dance – Allen Gaels GAA will be hosting a dinner dance to celebrate the success we had in 2018. It will be held in the Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo on the 17th of March. The senior team will be receiving their Dunnes Bar division 2 league medals on the night. Special guest & music by Late Night Radio on the night and more details will follow in due course.

Sympathy – The club sends its deepest sympathies to the family & friends of John Morrison, Shane McCrann, Anthony Cull & Pat Collum who all passed away last week, may they all Rest in Peace.

200 Club Draw – Final call for 200 club draw tickets, they can be bought from club members at €24 for the year. The first draw takes place on February 26th at the next club meeting. Please return the tickets to Noel Mc Morrow by this Sunday the 24th February.

Leitrim – Hard luck to Leitrim ladies who lost out to Antrim last weekend. Best of luck to both ladies and men’s teams this weekend in their league games.

Registration – Anyone who has not paid their membership please give it to Sean Mc Morrow asap. Adult: €30 Family: €50 and U17: €20.

Sponsorship – Thank you to Jo Gunning for his kind sponsorship of tops to the St Francis ladies team.

Underage 13/17- The under 17 started off their league campaign on Sunday with a win over Drumkeeran winning on a score line of 2-15 to 1-06. They play Dromahair away on Sunday next at 2pm. The Club would like to Thank Barry Kerr from Wealthwise Financial Planning for the sponsorship of a set of Jerseys for our U-17’s. The under 13s are in action on Sunday as well. They Play Drumkeeran at home in Leitrim at 11am.

Division 4 – With Division 4 starting weekend after next 2nd/3rd March we ask membership to be paid by this weekend.

County Team – Best of luck to Aidan Flynn and the Leitrim county team playing Limerick on Saturday in Kilmallock at 3pm. Safe travels to all the supporters travelling from the village.

Lotto – The Leitrim Gaels Community Development Lotto Draw was held in Donnellan’s 12th February. The numbers drawn were 7,13,17,26. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 winners were Desmond Rooney, Miriam Donnelon, Denis McBride and Mary Finnegan. The next draw will be held in the Leitrim Inn on 26th February. The Jackpot is €7,700.

Leitrim Supporters Draw – The Leitrim GAA supporter’s tickets are now available from any club officer. If at all possible can you buy your ticket from a Leitrim Gaels club member as each club has their own allocation of tickets which they must sell, rather than outside the Club. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards the cost of preparing the Leitrim Senior team throughout the year. As usual, there is wide range of decent prizes for all members entered in the draw. You also get a car Sticker showing your support for Leitrim. Tickets are priced at €50. They can also be purchased in Mc Cormack’s Filling station.

Scór – Congratulations and well done to St Marys Ballad group who won the All Ireland Scor Title last weekend.

Underage Results – Congratulations to MacDiarmada Gaels on their wins at the weekend, with the u13 team who won against Allen Gaels on Saturday, and the u17 team who beat Mohill on Sunday.

Registration – Final Registration takes place at the pitch this Friday 22nd from 7:30-8:30pm.

Kiltubrid GAA League Predictions – Round 4 Slips for Matches on Feb 23/24th must be returned no later than 2pm on Sat 23rd Feb. Leaderboard after Round 3 is available at Paper Slips at €2 each are available from any Player or from Gertie’s Bar, Rockin Mollies Bar, Lakeside Tavern, Sheemore Inn, Micheal Scollan Meats and TalknTech. Any queries on Scores please contact Eoin 0863153438 or

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – The Annual Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Draw Tickets are now on Sale with over €10,000 in Prizes. Kiltubrid GAA has an allocation of tickets to sell and if interested please contact Marie Lee, Dermot McKeon or Eoin Meehan to secure your ticket for the Draw.

Leitrim GAA – Best of luck to clubmen Dean McGovern, Shane Moran, Oisin McCaffrey, Darren Maxwell and all the Leitrim Team who are in action this weekend against Limerick at 14:00

Medal Presentation – Well done to our championship winning u14 girls team who were presented with their medals by Leitrim Stars Dean McGovern and Ryan O’Rourke on Monday evening in the Páirc, it was a great evening for the team and their families and special mention to the management team of Brid and Celia for organising the event and of course to all those who helped with the refreshments and made the evening a success. So a big well done to the team of Aoibhinn Keegan, Ella van Der Laan, Kellie Beirne, Emma Honeyman, Mollie Murphy, Lucy Murphy, Lizzie O Connell, Hannah Mullen, Ava Gallogly, Teagan McGloin, Aisling Maguire, Laura Maguire, Chloe Murray and Emma McKiernan

Vacancies for Caretakers – Vacancies for caretakers in Páirc Sheáin Ui Eislin under CE Scheme. Persons eligible can apply on-line at  Any queries please ring Seán Ó Súilleabháin at 087 6821566

Scor Na Og – Well done to Our Táath na gCeist team of Eoin Connaughton, Bernard Sweeney, Lizzie O’Connell and Brian Sweeney who took part in the All Ireland final at the weekend, the team put in a fantastic display and are a credit to the club. Special thanks to the team, their families and also to Brid and Sean for assisting and coaching these fine young people. Well done also to the winners Cornafean

Under Age Boys Matches – Folks our new underage amalgamation with Kiltubrid GAA is now up and running with the u13 boys in action on Saturday and Sunday last weekend putting in a good display in both games against Allen Gaels and Annaduff. The u17 lads were also in action on Sunday where they defeated Mohill in their opening league campaign. We would like to thanks the players and mentors for all the work they have done the last few weeks in getting ready for the season. From next week in the Leitrim Observer you will be able to follow the club news for this new amalgamation in its own section under MacDiarmada Gaels, you can also follow the new Facebook page for information.

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – Folks Leitrim Supporters draw tickets are now on sale from club members, this is a fantastic opportunity to support the county and also to win some fantastic prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Comhbhrón – It’s with deep sadness that we hear of the passing of Margaret Sweeney Tullyoscar. All at the club would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Eamonn, Nuala, Muire, David, Margaret’s grandchildren Mark, Niall, Niamh, Brian, Lochlainn & Sadhbh and all her family and friends at this difficult time.

‘Ireland Lights Up – Ballinamore Lights Up – There was a great crowd at the pitch last Thursday evening for operation transformation and we hope everyone can brave the cold and make it again this Thursday! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your fitness level or whether you want to run, walk or jog or to just meet with your friends for a chat

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This years camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th, this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Redevelopment of Ballinamore Hall – The redevelopment of Ballinamore Hall is starting soon and everyone is invited to the hall on Wednesday the 27th of February at 8.30pm

On the night there will be refreshments, speakers and a presentation of the plans for the hall, incorporating the new Island Theatre.

Lotto  –  Results from our last Lotto Draw  –  Nos drawn 2, 9, 22, 26  –  no Jackpot winner  –  House €25 Keelan Mulvanerty, Sponsored Adrian Cullen  – €25  –  Paddy McGourty, Debra Keaney, Philip Roddy, Pat McTeague, Mickey Flanagan, Kathleen Maxwell.  Next Draw Sunday next February 24th in Poor Scholar – Jackpot  €2,225 so get your tickets.

Leitrim v Limerick  –  Best of luck to Leitrim Team and Management as they head for Kilmallock on Saturday next to play Limerick in the 4th round of the League.  Leitrim are in a great position going into this game after winning their 3 games so – good luck to Sean and Connor on Saturday.

Supporters Club  –  Anyone wishing to purchase a Supporters Club Ticket can do so from Jerome McWeeney at 087 637 0051.

Lotto – Results for 17/2/19. Numbers drawn were 1, 5, 10, 20. No jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners were Maureen Lynch Mohill, Deirdre Mc Gowan Mohill, James Kilcrann Eslin, Michael & Mary Reynolds Bunnymore. Next weeks draw is in Duignan’s. Jackpot €13,700. Thank you for your support.

Sympathy – The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of former Eslin footballer Joseph Ward, Clongowney, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath and formerly of Drumcolligan, Mohill, also to the family and friends of Anthony Cull, Castlefore, Keshcarrigan, and Oliver Doonan Cloodrumman-mor, Fenagh. May their souls Rest In Peace.

Leitrim – Best of luck to the Leitrim team and management when they take on Limerick in the fourth round of the Allianz Football League on Saturday in Kilmallock at 3pm.