Lotto – There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €4400 with the numbers  4-10-12-24 drawn out. The 5 winners of €20 are: Noelle Burke; Creenagh, Cathy, Evelyn, Padraig & Jessica; C/O Bingo, Patricia Crawford; Dowra, David & Adam Keaney; Aughacashel & Mairead Doyle; C/O Phil McGowan.The jackpot now stands at €4500 and as next Monday is Christmas eve there will be no draw so the next draw will take place on new years eve with 10 prizes of €50 to be won. Thank you to everyone for all your continued support all year also thank you to the lotto committee and ticket sellers.

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

Sympathy – The Club sends our deepest condolences to the McManus family Drumhauver on the passing of Michael McManus, to the Fee & Mahon families on the death of Mary O’Grady,  Collaney, Sligo and to Neil & Olivia Nolan and family on the death of Olivia’s father Martin Furey, Drumcliffe, Sligo, who all passed away during the Christmas week. May they all rest in peace.

Commiserations – Hard luck to the DVS senior volleyball team who were defeated in the All Ireland final recently.

Thank You – A word of special thanks to John Connolly, Willie Donnellan & all the staff at the Leitrim Observer for all their extensive coverage of all our games and events throughout the year.

Happy New Year – The club would like to wish all our club players, Coaches, Members, Sponsors, Supporters & families a very happy new year and we hope for more success at all levels on the field in 2019.

Lotto: There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €4300 with the numbers 4-6-15-16 drawn out. The 5 winners of €20 are: James Gunning, Drumherrif; Seamus Doyle, Drumshanbo; Irene McGovern, Drumshanbo; Carmel Blessing, Derryhallow and Bridgie Brogan, Dowra road. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €4400. Thank you to everyone for all your continued support.

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

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Mc Manus Family on the sad passing of Chris Mc Manus, Curraghill, who was laid to rest in Drumshanbo on Saturday. Also to the Mulvey family on the passing of Maryannes Aunt Maggie Ann Cawley. May they rest in peace.

Walk for Lorraine: There is a memorial walk in memory of Lorraine Lynch taking place on St. Stephens Day. Registration from 11.30am in the Mayflower  and proceeds are in aid of Temple Street Childrens Hospital foundation and Romeo Baginski who suffers from muscular atrophy. Please support

Christmas: We wish all our club players, coaches, members, supporters and families a very merry and safe Christmas.

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 last weeks lotto with the numbers 03-10-23-25 drawn out. The 5 €20 winners were Josephine McTigue, Drumshanbo; Pius Earley, Mount Allen; Debra Keaney, Aughacashel; Aisling O’Brien, Drumshanbo; Phil McGowan, Carrick Road. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €4,200. Thank you to everyone for all your continued support

Congrats – Congrats to the Drumshanbo Vocational School Volleyball team on reaching the senior All-Ireland final for the second year in a row

Leitrim Sports Partnership Awards – Congrats to Dessy Doyle, DVS & the South Leitrim Special Olympics group who all received awards last weekend.

St. Francis Ladies – The Victorious Intermediate Ladies team received their winner’s medals at their dinner dance last Saturday night, also congrats to Mairead McCauley who received the player of the year award

Sympathy – The club extends our deepest sympathy to the Smith Family, Ashdale on the sad passing of Alison’s mother Mary who passed away last week in Dublin.

Engagement – Congrats to St. Francis ladies player Stephanie Reynolds and Ronan Gallagher who announced their engagement recently.

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.

U-16 Ladies – The girls finished off the year with a fine win in the Shield Final against Keeldra Gaels in Leitrim Village on Sunday afternoon on a scoreline of 6-09 to 1-07. We done to the whole panel and to trainers Ciara McTigue, Sinead Dolan & Dermot McDonagh. A big thank you to Stephen McWeeney who organised food for everyone afterwards in the clubhouse.

AGM – The AGM took place in the clubhouse on Sunday evening last with a good crowd in attendance. Chairman Patrick McManus presided over the meeting and gave an overview of the year in his address. He complimented the successful teams along with their managers in particular the senior men who won the Division 2 title and St. Francis ladies who won the intermediate championship and thanked everyone who helped out all year especially coaches and parents & those who helped out with raising finance and supporting the lotto & other sources of income. Secretary, Sinead Dolan, gave a comprehensive report of the club’s activities in 2018 and thanked all those who contributed to the efficient running of the club. John McKeon, presented a very comprehensive & detailed financial report. He thanked all who helped fundraise during the year, especially our sponsors. Tributes were paid from the floor to the 3 main officers for their work on behalf of the club in the last year. Chairman of Park Development, Fergal McPartland, reported on activities in park during the year and thanked a large number of people who assisted during the season. He thanked Eamonn McGowan in particular for his dedication to the park. He also thanked John Joe Cullen & Sean Deeley for their great work. He expressed the club’s appreciation to the organising committee of the Tony McGowan Run who are sponsoring the installation of a new electronic scoreboard at the park which will be a great addition.  The election of officers then took place.  The following officers were returned for 2019 –Chairman Patrick McManus; Vice-chairman Stephen McWeeney; Secretary Sinead Dolan; Asst-Secretary Padraig Kenny; Treasurer John McKeon; Asst- Treasurer John Moran; PRO Declan Lynch; Registrar Neil Nolan; Insurance Officer: Alan Wynne; Safety Officer: Noel Beirne; Health & Wellbeing Officer: Aidan Heron; Co. Board Delegates: Paschal Mooney, Eamonn McGowan; Park Chairman Fergal McPartland; Coaching Officer: Padraig Kenny; IT Officer: Declan Lynch; Cultural Officer: Laura Kenny; Children’s Officer: Paul Martin; ASAP Officer: Noel Heron; Finance Committee: Sean Wynne, John McKeon, Enda McGloin, Noel Beirne, Richard Flynn, Gareth Smith, Paddy McManus. After it was confirmed that Sean Pierson and his management team had stepped down, a committee was formed to seek a new manager. Tributes were paid to Sean, Paddy & Angus who put in a huge amount of work and oversaw a successful year returning silverware for the first time in a number of years. All underage managers will be confirmed at the Coiste na nOg AGM. We wish all officers and team officials every success in the year ahead.

Underage Presentation & Awards – The Kevin Keane Annual Player of the Year Awards & medals to last year’s winning teams were presented in the Mayflower last Saturday. Medals were presented to the U-12 boys, U-13 boys and U-14 girls so well done to all the winning teams. The award winners were: U12 Girls Player of the year: Andrea Gilmartin & Most Improved Player:  Erin McCawley; U-12 Boys Player of the Year: James Rock; U13 Boys Player of the year:  Fionn Gilrane & Most Improved Player:  James O’Connor; U14 Girls Player of the year:  Roslyn Kane & Most Improved Player:  Rachel McCormack; U15 Boys Player of the Year:  Radek Oberwan & Most Improved Player:  Rory O’Donnell; U16 Girls Player of the year:  Jaclyna Ozdobinska & Most Improved:  Rachel McGarry; U17 Boys Player of the Year: Colin Moran & Most Improved:  Enda Keegan; U-18 Ladies Player: Niamh Morahan and Most Improved: Lauryn McKeon. We would especially like to thank Pauric Keane, Ailish Cornyn, Diarmuid McKiernan and James Flynn for doing the presentations. A big thank you also to the Keane Family and to everyone who helped out on Saturday, in particular the Coiste na nOg committee under chairman Stephen McWeeney and secretary Angus Fee and to all our underage coaches who give their time throughout the year. Also to the parents of the children who help out with transport among other things all year. Finally we would like to thank all the local businesses who have supported our underage  teams with sponsorship during the year. Finally many thanks once again to Willie Donnellan for his time on Saturday.

St. Francis Ladies – The ladies will receive their intermediate championship medals in the Landmark this Saturday December 1st with a great night guaranteed.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-03-18-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Mary Sweeney, Cootehall; Noelle Burke, Creenagh; Debra Keaney, Aughacashel; Noel McPartland, Drumshanbo & Bea Cullen, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €4,100.

Church Gate Collection – The club’s annual collection takes place this weekend.

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the Dolan Family on the very sad passing of Mary Dolan who was laid to rest in Arigna last week; also to the Mulvey Family on the sad passing of Phyllis’ brother, Brian Duignan, who was laid to rest in Hillstreet and to the Orawiec Family on the death of Kazimiera Orawiec in Poland recently.

Club AGM – The AGM will take place this Sunday November 25th at 4pm in the clubhouse.

U-16 Ladies – The girls had a good win over St. Brigid’s away on Saturday & will now play Keeldra Gaels this weekend in the Shield Final so best of luck to Ciara, Sinead & the team.

St. Francis Ladies – The ladies will receive their intermediate championship medals in the Landmark on Saturday December 1st. Please contact Sinead or Ann for more details.

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

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 01-16-23-28. The prize winners of €20 each were: Patsy Cullen, Drumkeelanmore; Michael Gilmartin, Ballinaglera; Aidan McKeon, Drumshanbo; Betty McKenna, Lough Allen; John McKeon, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €4,000.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the O’Rourke Family, on the very sad passing of Helen O’Rourke, who was laid to rest in Aughnasheelin this week.

Annual Golf Classic – Allen Gaels Classic took place on Saturday November 3rd in very wet conditions despite this 12 teams played the course which was in great condition despite the weather. Special thanks to Jenny Duffy who prepared soup and sandwiches for the players after the round. The club would like to thank members from the Allen Gaels Golf Society who organised the event including Enda Mc Gloin, Declan Loftus and Aidan McKeon.

The Club extends their warm thanks to the McGuire family as main sponsors of the classic. Congratulations to Maureen, Jimmy and Danny Egan who accepted the ‘James McGuire Perpetual Cup’ presented by Barry McGuire as overall winners alongside 1st prize. Enda, Ray & Cathal McNamara came in second followed by Paul Martin, Paul O’Brien & Keith Tighe in third. Mary Ryan Leddy & Frank Mulvey won the nearest the pin prizes. A special thank you to our sponsors: Declan Loftus, Cara Pharmacy, AGGS, Ballinamore Golf Club, Enda Mc Gloin, PJ Rigney The Shed Distillery, Scollan’s Gala, Jenny Duffy, Gibbons Centra, Cllr. Brendan Barry, Henry’s Haven, Bo Peep Preserves, Little Wonders Montessori, Colin Foley Plumbing, Talk ‘n Tech Emmet Mahon, Monica’s Bar, Setia Construction, P. McManus Construction, Fergal McPartland.

U-16 Ladies – The girls had a good win at home to Keeldra Gaels on Saturday on a scoreline of 6-09 to 2-09. We play St. Brigids away this weekend so best of luck to Ciara, Sinead & the team.

Club AGM – The AGM will take place on Sunday November 25th at 4pm in the clubhouse. Anyone that wishes to make a nomination or put forward a motion for consideration can contact secretary, Sinead Dolan for forms.

St. Francis Ladies – The ladies will receive their intermediate championship medals in the Landmark on Saturday December 1st. Please contact Sinead or Ann for more details.

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

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 03-06-23-26. The prize winners of €20 each were: Sheila Tighe, Drumshanbo; Michael Rynn, Ballinaglera; Sarah Beckett, Jamestown; Sheila Foley, Drumshanbo; Sadhbh Gilrane, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €3,900.

Connacht Club Championship – Commiserations to Aughawillan as they fell short after a brave effort against Ballintubber in the Connacht Club semi final in Pairc Sean on Sunday.

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the Kane Family, on the sad passing of Marian’s sister, Ann Candon, who was laid to rest in Ballinafad during the week.

U-15s – The U-15’s season ended in defeat in Cloone on Friday evening when Mohill deservedly came out on top in the final replay on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-10. The lads struggled with the difficult conditions and were never able to get going whereas Mohill on the other hand adapted much better and built an unassailable lead although we fought right to the end. These players have given tremendous entertainment all season and while they suffered defeat in both league & championship finals they’re very much on an upward curve and we look forward to watching them develop further over the next couple of years. Well done again to the whole panel and a big thank you to Farrell McKeon and Angus Fee for their work with the team and their commitment all year. Thank you also to all the parents for travelling with the team all season and for your  continued support. Finally thanks to everyone who helped out in the clubhouse afterwards.

U-20 – Good luck to the U-20 team and management who play the quarter final against St. Josephs in the park on Sunday morning at 11am.

U-16 Ladies – The girls game against Keeldra Gaels did not go ahead on Saturday and there should be a game this weekend but no details at the moment so please check with team officials.

Annual Golf Classic – The club would like to thank Enda McGloin & his committee for organising the Golf Classic Scramble on Saturday in Ballinamore. Despite the awful weather there was a good turnout for the event which was sponsored again this year by the McGuire Family as the teams completed for the James McGuire Trophy. Full details of winners & sponsors next week.

Club AGM – The AGM will take place on Sunday November 25th at 4pm in the clubhouse. Anyone that wishes to make a nomination or put forward a motion for consideration can contact secretary, Sinead Dolan for forms.

St. Francis Ladies – The ladies will receive their intermediate championship medals in the Landmark on Saturday December 1st. Please contact Sinead or Ann for more details.

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

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 01-03-04-21. The prize winners of €20 each were: Wendy Elliot, Arigna; James Gunning, Drumherrif; Jim Casey, Keadue; Winnie Coyne, Dowra; Bridget Barry, Mahanagh. The jackpot now stands at €3,800.

Connacht Club Championship – Huge congratulations to the Carrick Hurling squad & management on a fantastic achievement  winning the Connacht Club Junior Championship on Saturday defeating Ballygar of Galway in the final. Hard luck to Fenagh St. Caillians and Glenfarne Kiltyclogher who both lost out to Sligo opposition on Saturday against Shamrock Gaels and Easkey respectively. Best wishes to Aughawillan on Sunday as they take on Ballintubber in the Connacht Club semi final in Pairc Sean at 2pm.

League Champions – Congratulations to Glencar Manorhamilton on winning the Division 1 title on Sunday and commiserations to Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins who contributed handsomely to a fine match.

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the Gallagher Family, on the sad passing of Pat Gallagher, Dristernan who was laid to rest in Tarmon on Friday.

Division 2 League Final – Congratulations to the team & management on a great win over Annaduff in the Division 2 League Final on Sunday in Pairc Sean on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-10. Despite a shaky start when we trailed by 4 points the lads settled into the game and after points from Martin Beirne (2), James Flynn & Thomas Mulvey, Ciaran Walsh struck for a goal in the 26th minute after great work from Caleb Duffy & Alan Wynne. Just before the break Martin Raftery hit a lovely point from play and we went in level at the interval. Our first score of the second period was a goal when Martin Beirne reacted quickest after a great effort from James Flynn was saved. James was playing a captain’s role when he added 2 fine points from play in the 40th & 42nd minutes to keep us ahead. Annaduff were pushing hard and 2 frees from Martin Beirne kept the scoreboard ticking over. It took a wonderful save from Diarmuid to save our bacon in the dying moments as Annaduff went all out for a winner but we deservedly held on for the victory. Well done to all the players for their commitment all year and it was fantastic to see a great servant like James Flynn lift the cup afterwards. Congratulations to manager Sean Pierson and selectors Paddy Higgins & Angus Fee for all their hard work during a long season and we look forward to competing in Division 1 next season.  

 

Sponsorship – The Club would like to thank Joe Gunning of Conway’s Corner House and Drumshanbo Taxis for his very generous sponsorship once again for the senior team. A big thank you also to John Moran of SKC Providers and Michael McDonagh of Mick the Barbers for their sponsorship of a set of kitbags for the U-15 squad.

 

U-15 – The U-15’s drew with Mohill in the 15 aside final in the curtain raiser on a scoreline of 2-06 to 1-09 in Pairc Sean on Sunday. We got away to a great start after Ciaran McMorrow pointed an opening free when Radek Oberwan converted a penalty in the 10th minute and this was followed almost immediately by a Conor Flood goal to put us in the driving seat & with further points from Ciaran, Conor & Radek we led at the break 2-04 to 0-03. The defensive work from the team in the first half was outstanding with numerous blocks & interceptions a particular highlight. In the second half credit must go to Mohill who got on top in terms of possession and with only Shane McKeon and Liam McGourty pointing for us, Mohill reeled off a succession of points to leave just a goal between the sides and as often happens in underage games the equaliser arrived in the last minute when Mohill scrambled to the net. Both sides could have won it in injury time but we have to do it all again next weekend so best wishes to Farrell, Angus and the team. We wish Mark Reynolds a speedy recovery as he had to attend NowDoc after the game for a head injury suffered in the second half.  Please turn out again in numbers to support the team.  

 

Annual Golf Classic – The golf classic Scramble takes place on Saturday in Ballinamore. The event is sponsored again this year by the McGuire Family as the teams of 3 complete for the James McGuire Trophy. Timesheet from 8am and teams cost €90. Please contact Enda McGloin for tee times.

 

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

 

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 11-17-18-28. The prize winners of €20 each were: Sean & Peggy Lynch, Drumshanbo; Shane McRann, Mount Allen; Catherine O’Dowd, Carrick-on-Shannon; Teresa Cornyn, Dowra; Eileen Flaherty, Riverstown. The jackpot now stands at €3,700.

 

Dublin City Marathon – The Club would like to pass on heartiest congrats to all the local runners from Drumshanbo Athletic Club who took part in the marathon on Sunday with a special word for underage coaches Damien McCabe and Neil Nolan and club referee Cyril McKeon.

 

Well done Niall – Congratulations to Niall Morahan who made his full debut for Sligo Rovers at the weekend and delivered a very accomplished performance.

 

Connacht Club Championship – Best wishes to Fenagh St. Caillians and Glenfarne Kiltyclogher who both play Sligo opposition this Saturday against Shamrock Gaels and Easkey respectively.

 

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the Wynne & Costello Families, Carrick Road on the sad passing of John Joe Winters, who was laid to rest in Drumcong last week. Sympathy also to the Flynn Family on the sad passing of Padraig Flynn also laid to rest in Drumcong last week. Sincere sympathy also to the McManus Family, Aughakilbrack on the death of James Donnelly, Longford and to the Woods Family on the death of Pat Connolly, Leitrim Village, both of whom were laid to rest in Drumshanbo at the weekend.

U15 – The U-15’s reached the 15 aside final with a 2-11 to 2-09 win over St. Marys in the park on Sunday. These 2 teams served up another gripping encounter in front of a large crowd of supporters and the lads did great to get over the line when the game could have gone either way. Playing with the breeze we got off to a flying start bagging 1-02 in the opening 3 minutes the goal from Radek Oberwan but St. Marys fought back and we led at the break 1-06 to 0-03 thanks to Ciaran McMorrow ‘s accuracy from placed balls and points from play from Shane McKeon and Sean Lynch.  We got the opening point of the second half but St. Marys gradually got on top and reduced the deficit with a goal shortly afterwards. We steadied the ship with a couple of frees from Ciaran, a super goal from Conor Flood and after a great Eoin Guckian point we led 2-09 to 1-07 but a second brilliant Mary’s goal brought it back to 2 points. Rory O’Donnell had to perform heroics in goals to keep us ahead and with time almost up St. Marys struck an equaliser. As the game entered injury time the lads earned a free which Radek slotted over and with the last play of the game Sean Lynch hit the insurance point to ensure a hard fought victory. Well done to both teams and good luck to Farrell, Angus and the lads in the final we think on Sunday where a strong Mohill team will provide the opposition.. Please turn out in numbers to support the team.  

 

U-16 Ladies – The ladies were defeated by Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in the park on Sunday on a scoreline of 1-09 to 1-04. We have 2 games remaining so best of luck to Ciara, Sinead and the team in those matches.

 

Division 2 League Final – Best wishes to Sean, Paddy, Angus and the senior squad as they face Annaduff in the Division 2 League Final this Sunday at 2pm in Pairc Sean. Let’s get out and support the lads for the last game of the year.

 

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 01-06-24-27. The prize winners of €20 each were: Mairin Heron, Drumshanbo; Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Tom Malone, Drumshanbo; Debra Keaney, Aughacashel; Kaylan Leigh Smith, Drumkeerin. The jackpot now stands at €3,600.

 

Annual Golf Classic – The golf classic takes place on Saturday week November 3rd. The event is sponsored again this year by Gavin McGuire and we will have details next week.

 

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

 

Intermediate Champions – Congratulations to Fenagh St. Caillians on securing a long overdue adult title with championship victory on Sunday & commiserations to Annaduff who we face next Sunday in the league final.

 

Leitrim Senior Football Team Sponsorship – It is great to see JP Clarke’s Saloon in Yonkers coming on board to sponsor the senior team. Well done to Seamus & Catriona and we wish them well for the next three years.

 

Olympic Success – Congratulations to Dearbhla Rooney who won a Youth Olympic Bronze Medal last week in what is a great sporting achievement.

 

Club Meeting – There is a club meeting this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubhouse.

 

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the Keane Family, on the sad passing of Mary’s mother, Cecilia McLoughlin, who was laid to rest in Arigna this week.

Division 2 Playoff – Congratulations to the team & management on winning the league playoff against Dromahair in Drumkeerin last Saturday on a scoreline of 3-14 to 2-06. The victory confirms a quick return to Division 1 and a chance of some silverware when we will meet Annaduff in the Division 2 Final once they have completed the Intermediate Championship. The game was played in difficult conditions but we started well and with the sides tied at 0-02 points apiece a Shane Walsh goal in the 7th minute settled the nerves. Dromahair struck for a gaol themselves in the 19th minute to reduce the arrears but Alan Wynne slotted home our second goal in the 20thminute to regain the advantage. Mark Gunning was sent off after a second yellow on 26 minutes and with a half time score of 2-06 to 1-04 a difficult second period looked on the cards. However the deficit in numbers was never a factor and we played some great stuff after the break and once Thomas Mulvey struck a third goal on 40 minutes the game was under control. Dromahair fought on and scored a goal with the final kick of the game. Our scorers were: Martin Beirne 0-03; Shane Walsh 1-00; Alan Wynne 1-00; Thomas Mulvey 1-00; James Flynn 0-02; Caleb Duffy 0-02; Nicholas Moore 0-02; Diarmaid McKiernan 0-02; Shane Beirne 0-02; Ciaran Walsh 0-01. The league final is due to be played in Sunday October 28th.

 

U-15’s – The U-15’s completed the round robin games with a win over St. Brigids in Aughnasheelin on Saturday. Their reward for winning all their matches and finishing top of the group is a home semi final which will be played this Sunday at 4:30pm. Their opponents will be St. Marys against whom they’ve had a few great battles this year  so good luck to Farrell, Angus and the team. Please turn out to support the lads.

 

U-16 Ladies – The ladies were defeated away to Glencar Manorhamilton on Sunday and we play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins this Sunday morning at home.

 

U-12 Ladies – The girls took part in the St Michaels Blitz on Sunday last. We played games against Ballinameen, Elphin/Kilmore and host club St Michael’s. The girls had a great day in a very well organised event so thanks you to St Michaels GAA Club for their invitation & we now have completed our activities on the field for 2018.

Thanks a million to the girls and their parents for their commitment all year and a special thank you to Paul McGowan and Berni Lynch for their work and time with the players.

The panel was as follows: Erin Mc Cawley, Brianna O’ Donnell, Aoibheann McGowan, Ella Guckian, Ellen McGowan, Ella Casey, Aloise Dowler, Aoife Mc Govern, Elizabeth Flynn,

Andrea Gilmartin & Grace Gillard.

 

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 03-06-08-22. The prize winners of €20 each were: Michael Rynn, Ballinaglera; Margaret McPadden, Arigna; Joanne Logan, Drumshanbo; Norah & Gerry, c/o The Millrace; Enda McGloin, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €3,500.

 

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

 

County Final Day – Congratulations to Aughawillan on their great senior championship victory on Sunday & commiserations to Mohill. Well done to Cathal McGovern and Cillian Nolan who represented the club in the U-7 parade and it was also lovely to see Alan McKeon represent his father, the late great Frank McKeon in the Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins 50th anniversary three in a row team.

 

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the McGovern Family, on the sad passing of Joe McGovern in England last week.

Minor Ladies – The ladies were defeated by St. Mary’s in the final in Leitrim Village on Sunday morning. The scoreline doesn’t do justice to the efforts of the girls who were up against a physically imposing St. Marys combination who coped better with the difficult conditions. The majority of the team are eligible again next year and in many cases 2 more years so there will be better days ahead. The team was Niamh McDonagh, Eimear Gibbons, Lauryn McKeon, Edel O’Donnell, Niamh Morahan, Laoise Fee, Roisin McGrenaghan, Caoimhe McGarry, Olwyn Moore, Megan Moran, Zakalina Ozdobinska, Ciara Lynch, Ciara Reynolds, Niamh Nolan, Roslyn Kane, Maria McGrenaghan, Grace McKeon, Abby Collins, Amy Moran, Kaitlyn Dolan, Rachel McGarry, Sarah McLoughlin.  Well done to the girls and their management team of Ann Flood, Ciara McTigue and Dermot McDonagh. Many thanks to everyone who helped out in the clubhouse after the game especially Stephen McWeeney.  

 

Division 2 Playoff – We play Dromahair in the league playoff in Drumkeerin this Saturday at 4pm. Good luck to Sean, Angus, Paddy & the team.

 

U-15 – The U-15’s had a good win over Leitrim Gaels in the park on Saturday morning. We play St. Brigids away on Saturday morning at 12noon in the last round of matches so good luck to Farrell, Angus and the team.

 

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 05-09-13-26. The prize winners of €20 each were: Wayne Reynolds, Ballinaglera; Michelle Duignan, Drumcong; Sadhbh Gilrane, Ballinaglera; Oisin Molloy, Drumsna; Michael Rynn, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €3,400.

 

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

 

Junior A Champions – Congratulations to Glenfarne Kiltyclogher on their fine victory over gallant neighbours Glencar Manorhamilton in Ballinamore on Sunday.

 

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the Meehan Family, Station Road, Dromahair on the very sad passing of Jim Meehan who was laid to rest last Friday. Jim gave a lifetime of outstanding service to the GAA in Leitrim at county, provincial & national level. His contribution was immense and he will be sadly missed. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.