Lotto  –  Results from Draw held January 13th  –  Nos Drawn 2, 10, 25, 27 – no Jackpot Winner  –  €25 House Draw Brendan Meehan, Sponsored P.J. Fox, €25 Marie/Eanna Finn, J. Coen, Paddy McGourty, Ciaran Hearty, Mickey Brady, Cillian McWeeney.  Next Draw Sunday January 27th in Shortts – Jackpot €2,075 so make sure to get your tickets.

New Baby  –  Comhghairdeas to Louise and Michael Domican on the birth of their baby girl Aine , a sister to Tadhg.

Comhbhrón  –  Deepest sympathy to the Flynn Family – JJ, Frankie, Joe, Cathal, Brendan, Gretta, Christina, Carmel, Joan and their famililes on the death of their mother Aileen – may she rest in peace.

Co Board |Awards Night –  Friday night January 25th all roads lead to the Bush Hotel for the Annual Awards night  –  this year the Hall of Fame Award is heading to Achadh ná Síleann – to Seamus Prior – Comhghairdeas Seamus, Teresa and family – hope you all enjoy the celebrations and look forward to seeing you all on the night.

Membership  –  Membership is now due rates for the year as follows –  €40 Non Player, €60 Player, €60 Family, €50 Student Player, €20 Juvenile up to 17 – our Registrars for the year are Jerome McWeeney and Keelan Mulvanerty.

Achadh ná Síleann Lights up 2019  –  we are part of the Operation Transformation and GAA’s Ireland Lights Up Programme which runs until February 21st which is for 6 weeks – it takes place on Thursday evenings from 7 – 8 pm – you can walk, jog , run or just stroll.  Great to see a good crowd there on Thursday night last but would love to see many more there this Thursday and for the next few weeks.

Scor Sinsir –  Scor Sinsir is taking place on February 9th – anyone interested in taking part please contact Sheila Murray.

Officers – At our Club Meeting on Saturday night last we completed our Officers for the year ahead and great to see new faces on board –  Our Cathaoirleach is Adrian Cullen – best of luck Adrian in your new role, Leas Cathaoirleach Joe McGirl, Rúnai Lorraine Keegan, Leas Rúnai Shirley Sammon, Cisteoir Catherine Mahon – best of luck Catherine in your new role – Assistant Treasurer Martin Beirne, Registrars Jerome McWeeney and Keelan Mulvanerty, Co Board Delagates Brendan Reynolds, Jerome McWeeney.

Bainisteoir Nua –  Best of luck to our new Manager Collie Clarke and his Selectors Sean Mahon and Niall Faughnan –  good luck to Team and  Management for the year ahead.

County Board Awards Night on Friday January 25th Bush Hotel – on that night Seamus Prior will receive the Hall of Fame Award – comhghairdeas Seamus a well deserved honour.  Tickets can be  purchased from Lorraine Keegan at 086 389 8274 – numbers are needed by January 21st, there maybe a bus on the night depending on numbers travelling.

Scór na nÓg – Comhghairdeas to our Novely Act Team who represented our Club and County at Connacht final on Sunday last in Claremorris – they gave a great performance but didn’t get the nod from the Adjucators this time – well done to all involved – Aisling, Pearse and Riona McTeigue, Darragh Gunn, Caoimhe and Cillian Cullen, Cian Sammon and  Aoibhinn Meehan – their mentors were Jerome McWeeney, Angela Fitzpatrick and Stephanie Prior so well done to all.

Membership  –  Membership is now due rates for the year as follows –  €40 Non Player, €60 Player, €60 Family, €50 Student Player, €20 Juvenile up to 17.

Operation Transformation – Walk commencing this Thursday January 17th at 7pm at our Pitch under Lights – so come along and join in our walk.

Christmas Lotto Results  –  Firstly Comhghairdeas to Derek and Seánaí Moran who won our Jackpot of €6,725 just in time for Christmas, then shortly after Christmas Mary and  Derek, welcomed a new baby daughter, a sister to Seánaí and Cáit – congratulations to all and enjoy your good fortune.  Other winners in Lotto Draw  –  House Draw €Damien Flynn, Butlers Hamper Emma Bohan, Sasta Voucher Sean and Nora Early, Voucher Brendan Meehan, Bottle Paddy McManus –  Annual Draw Megan McGirl   –  Lotto Nos 3, 11, 19, 22 – €100 Francis Murphy, 100 Martin O’D, €50 Sean McWeeney, Bottle John Creamer, Annual Ticket Margaret Murray, Bottle Nicole Costello.  Congratulations to all Winners.

Our Lotto back on Sunday night next January 13th in The Commercial with a new Jackpot of €2,000 so get your tickets – Annual tickets available for €50.

1918 Leitrim Senior Champions  –  On Sunday eve December 30th we celebrated the winning of the Senior 1918 Championship.  We were honoured to have Monsignor Liam Kelly to give us a very interesting talk and look back to the 1918s and the happenings of that era, it was great to see such a big turn out of young and old – well done to the organising Committee of Barry McWeeney who acted as MC on the evening, Shirley Sammon, Peter Flynn and Stefan Hoare a lot of research was done and there were plenty of interesting articles available on the evening – On behalf of our Club I would like to congratulate Monsignor Liam on being appointed Diocesan Administrator on the announcement of the retirement of Bishop Leo O’Reilly  – thank you to all who baked the lovely goodies and to all involved.  Well done – a lovely social evening in our Community Centre.  We also had the presentation of Player of the Year Awards – Young Player Ciaran Cullen and Senior Player Barry McWeeney who were presented with their Awards by Club Chairperson Brendan Reynolds Comhghairdeas Ciaran and Barry.  We had lots of great entertainment from the Reynolds Family, our Senior Scor Ballad Group who represented their Club, County and Province in the All Ireland Scor in 2018, our young Set Dancers and Novelty Act who represent out Club and County at Connacht Scor on Sunday next – good luck to all involved.

Marriage  –  Comhghairdeas to Deborah Gilheaney and Philip McGourty who were married in Aughnasheelin on December 28th they have now returned to reside in Australia – best of luck for your future.

Comhghairdeas to Sean McWeeney who lined out with Leitrim on Sunday last against Mayo also Conor Cullen who was on the panel – this game went all the way to the wire with a draw at fulltime and made history by going to penalties which Mayo were winners.

Operation Transformation walk is on Thursday, January 17th at 7 pm at our pitch – more information next week.

Ballinamore Library’s Irish classes are regarded as being some of the most successful in the country with big numbers attending and a most entertaining atmosphere. The Conversation classes, or Ciorcail Comhrá, are now in their thirteenth year and are hugely popular every year.

Full range of classes will start in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free of charge and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Starting next Tuesday at 8.00 in Ballinamore Library. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.

Christmas Lotto – Our big Lotto Draw taking place on Sunday December 23rd in An Bhanc with loads of prizes so make sure and have your ticket in the Drum. Lotto Results  Draw December 16th  –  Nos Drawn  2, 11, 16, 19  –  House Draw €25 Declan McCarthy, €25 Philip Roddy, Kerrie Meehan, Anthony O’Donnell, Carmel, Creamer, Gavin Sammon, Darren Flynn c/o Gerry Gilheaney.

1918 Leitrim Senior Champions  –  On December 30th we will commemorate the 1918 Leitrim Senior Champions with an event in the community centre, events kick off at 6pm. Fr Liam Kelly will present a piece on life in the parish, county and country at the time. He will also unveil the members of the infamous team and those who managed the team to our only senior success to date. Some very important memorabilia from the time will also be on display in what promises to be very interesting event. Also on the night, we will have the announcement of the Senior and Young players of the year and some of our scor participants will provide some entertainment. To close out the day a video of the 1988 league final will be shown in the ‘The Bank’ in Ballinamore. Everyone welcome.

Christmas and New Year – Greetings to all our Readers at home and abroad and wishing you all a Happy and Peaceful New Year and also to all in the Sports Department good wishes for a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

1918 Leitrim Senior Champions  –  On December 30th we will commemorate the 1918 Leitrim Senior Champions with an event in the community centre, events kick off at 6pm. Fr Liam Kelly will present a piece on life in the parish, county and country at the time. He will also unveil the members of the infamous team and those who managed the team to our only senior success to date. Some very important memorabilia from the time will also be on display in what promises to be a very interesting event. Also on the night, we will have the announcement of the Senior and Young players of the year and some of our Scór participants will provide some entertainment. To close out the day a video of the 1988 league final will be shown in the ‘The Bank’ in Ballinamore. Everyone welcome.

Lotto Results – Nos drawn 1, 16, 20, 21  –  House Draw €25 Jerome McWeeney,  Sponsored Noel Sweeney  –  €25 Philip McHugh, Noel Cafferty, Gavin McWeeney, Sharon Flynn, Keelan Mulvanerty,  Frank Flynn.    Don’t forget our Special Christmas Lotto Draw will take place on Sunday December 23rd in An Bhanc  with loads of prizes to be won so make sure to have your ticeidi in the Drum.

Scór  –  Comhghairdeas to all our young people who represented our Club at Scor na nOg in Drumshanbo – well done to our Novely Act Team who won the County Title and now head to Connacht in early January – well done and best of luck.  Thanks to all who helped out.  Well done to Sarah McWeeney who was Bean an Tí at Scor a nOg.

New Baby  –  Comhghairdeas to our Club Secretary  Lorraine and Kevin Keegan on the birth of their baby girl and to proud grandparents Bridie and Peter.

AGM will take place this Friday night  December 14th at 8 30 pm in our Club Rooms make sure you come along.

Lotto Results – Nos drawn 1, 16, 20, 21  –  House Draw €25 Jerome McWeeney,  Sponsored Noel Sweeney  –  €25 Philip McHugh, Noel Cafferty, Gavin McWeeney, Sharon Flynn, Keelan Mulvanerty,  Frank Flynn.  Next Draw Sunday Night December 16th in Priors – Jackpot €6,650 so get your ticeidi.

1918 Leitrim Senior Champions Commemoration  –  On Sunday December 30th we are holding an event  in the Community Centre to acknowledge the Aughnasheelin Team that won the Senior Football Championship. Events will kick off at 6pm, a full itinerary of events will be published closer to the event. Detail from the time is proving hard to come by so if anyone has any information from the time or would like to assist in preparation please get in contact with Barry McWeeney 086-3610690.  Club Player of the year Awards will also be given out on the evening and we hope that it will be a great event to finish off 2018 and welcome a new year for Aughnasheelin.

Wednesdays Social Dancing with Rina Bannon continues in the Community Centre from 8 to 10 pm – Jiving, Waltzing, Fox Trot, Quick Step etc.

Fridays 7 to 8pm – Activity Night – The Lights are on  –  Lets Walk, Jog or Run at Aughnasheelin GAA Walking Track – Everyone welcome young and old.

Scor  –  Comhghairdeas to all our young people who represented our Club at Scor na nOg in Drumshanbo – well done to our Novely Act Team who won the County Title and now head to Connacht in early January – well done and best of luck.  Thanks to all who helped out.  Well done to Sarah McWeeney who was Bean an Tí at Scor a nOg.

New Baby  –  Comhghairdeas to our Club Secretary  Lorraine and Kevin Keegan on the birth of their baby Girl and to proud Grandparents Bridie and Peter.

AGM will take place on Sunday December 9th at 3pm in our Club Rooms make sure you come along.

1918 Leitrim Senior Champions Commemoration  –  On Sunday December 30th we are holding an event  in the Community Centre to acknowledge the Aughnasheelin Team that won the Senior Football Championship. Events will kick off at 6pm, a full itinerary of events will be published closer to the event. Detail from the time is proving hard to come by so if anyone has any information from the time or would like to assist in preparation please get in contact with Barry McWeeney 086-3610690.  Club Player of the year Awards will also be given out on the evening and we hope that it will be a great event to finish off 2018 and welcome a new year for Aughnasheelin.

Wednesday’s Social Dancing – with Rina Bannon continues in the Community Centre from 8 to 10 pm – Jiving, Waltzing, Fox Trot, Quick Step etc.

Fridays 7 to 8pm – Activity Night – The Lights are on  –  Lets Walk, Jog or Run at Aughnasheelin GAA Walking Track – Everyone welcome young and old.

Drama  –  Following a very successful meeting on Friday November 23rd we are delighted to announce the formation of the Yellow River Drama Group.  A Committee has been formed and we are holding a social evening in the Community Centre on Monday December 10th at 8pm to reveal plans for our production in spring 2019.  Please come along and be part of this new Community venture

Lotto Results  –  Nos 10, 11, 13, 20  –  House Draw €25 Maedbh McTeigue, House Sponsored Maedbh McTeigue,  Annual Ticket €25 Conways Corner House, €25 Des and Cornelis c/o Shortts, Eadaoin McGourty, Joan McBrien, Declan Sammon, Martin Beirne.  Next Draw Sunday December 2nd Pat Joes – Jackpot €6,575 so get your ticeidi.

1918 Leitrim Senior Champions Commemoration  –  On Sunday December 30th we are holding an event  in the Community Centre to acknowledge the Aughnasheelin Team that won the Senior Football Championship. Events will kick off at 6pm, a full itinerary of events will be published closer to the event. Detail from the time is proving hard to come by so if anyone has any information from the time or would like to assist in preparation please get in contact with Barry McWeeney 086-3610690

AGM – will take place on Sunday December 9th in our Club Rooms.

Wednesdays Social Dancing with Rina Bannon continues in the Community Centre from 8 to 10 pm – Jiving, Waltzing, Fox Trot, Quick Step etc.

Fridays 7 to 8pm – Activity Night – The Lights are on  –  Lets Walk, Jog or Run at Aughnasheelin GAA Walking Track – Everyone welcome young and old.

GAA Healthy Club  –  Autumn Fitness and Well Being Schedule – Wednesdays Social Dancing with Rina Bannon continues in the Community Centre from 8 to 10 pm – Jiving Waltzing, Fox Trot, Quick Step etc. Fridays 7 to 8pm – Activity Night – The Lights are on  –  Lets Walk, Jog or Run at Aughnasheelin GAA Walking Track – Everyone welcome young and old.

Lotto Results  House Draw €25  Padraic Mulvey  –  €25  Francis McTeigue, Aisling Maguire, P. McCartain, Brendan Reynolds, Noel Sweeney, Jerome McWeeney,

Lotto Sunday Night November 18th in An Bhainc  –  Jackpot  €6,500 –  make sure you have your ticeidi.

GAA Healthy Club  –  Autumn Fitness and Well Being Schedule  – Tuesdays – at 8pm – Reeling in the Years – in Tabhairne An Bhainc  Ballinamore – Relieve GAA games old on the Telly (requests welcome) join in the analysis.

Wednesdays Social Dancing with Rina Bannon continues in the Community Centre from 8 to 10 pm – Jiving Waltzing, Fox Trot, Quick Step etc. Fridays 7 to 8pm – Activity Night – The Lights are on  –  Lets Walk, Jog or Run at Aughnasheelin GAA Walking Track – Everyone welcome young and old.

Date for your Diary  – Club AGM taking place on Sunday November 25th in Club Rooms

GAA Healthy Club  –  Autumn Fitness and Well Being Schedule  –  Tuesdays – starting November 6th at 8pm – Reeling in the Years – in Tabhairne An Bhainc  Ballinamore – Relieve GAA games old on the Telly (requests welcome) join in the analysis. Wednesdays Social Dancing with Rina Bannon continues in the Community Centre from 8 to 10 pm – Jiving Waltzing, Fox Trot, Quick Step etc. Fridays 7 to 8pm – Activity Night – The Lights are on lets Walk, Jog or Run at Aughnasheelin GAA Walking Track – Everyone welcome young and old.

U 15 Championship Shield Final  –  Comhghairdeas to involved with St Brigids on their great win over Dromahair on Bank Holiday Monday – a very entertaining game with plenty of goals – final score St Brigids 3 17 – Dromahair 6 4.

Comhbhrón  –  Deepest sympathy to Joe McManus and family on the recent death of Jim Donnelly – brother in law of Joes, may he rest in peace.

Lotto Results  –  Nos drawn  10 11 13 23  –  House Draw Kerrie Meehan  –  Monthly Draw Yearly Ticket   Peter Meehan   €25 Anna Maxwell, Aishling and Margaret Maguire, Micheal McGirl, Hugh and Mary McGovern, Peter M. Dolan   –  Next Draw Sunday next in Jackies  Jackpot €6,425 so get your ticéidi.

League – We played our last game against Aughawillan at home on Saturday in front of a big crowd  –  teams were evenly matched game started for the first half with a scoreline Aughawillan 8pts to 5 for us – 2nd half Aughawillan stepped up a gear and played some great football – they ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 2 19 to 1 7 – our scorers Barry McWeeney 1 2 – goal from  a penalty, Fintan Fitzpatrick 2 pts, Ciaran Cullen Gavin Sammon and Fergal Earley a point each. Team Gavin McWeeney Philip Dolan Paddy McManus Paul Earley Christy McNulty  Wayne Gilgunn Aaron Hoare Conor Cullen Fintan Fitzpatrick Ciaran Cullen  Fergal Earley Damien Gilheaney Ben McGirl Gavin Sammon Barry McWeeney subs Sean Mahon, Dean Flanagan  We will be playing in Division 1 for 2019.  Best of luck to Aughawillan as they head into Connacht Championship

Comhbhrón  –  We offer our deepest sympathy to Mary, Francis and Mary, Michael Philip, Emma, Laura, Catherine and the extended Bohan Family on the recent death of their Mother and Grandmother Kathleen – may she rest in peace.

Engagement –  Comhghairdeas to  Kirby Gilgunn and Dean Flanagan on their recent engagement – great news and wishing you both health and happiness for the years ahead.