Club Meeting – First club meeting of 2019 is Tuesday, 29th Jan at 9.30pm sharp in the community hall.

National Club Draw – Tickets on sale from any club member at 10euro. First prize is a brand new car.

Club Membership – Family €50, Adult €30 and U17s €20. Please pay membership to Sean Mc Morrow. All players can give their membership money to Sean Mc Morrow at training Sunday morning.

Condolences – The club sympathises sincerely with the Wynne family on the death of Mary Philomena Wynne (Mena), Cornamuckla North, Ballinaglera. May she rest in peace.

Hurling – Commiserations to Carrick Hurlers who were defeated by one point last Sunday in the All Ireland Junior clubsemi-finall. Well done on getting that far and putting on a fine display.

AGM – Thanks to those who attended last Sunday’s AGM. A big thank you to the outgoing officers of 2018 for your dedication, time and effort you put into the club. Best wishes to the committee for 2019. The following is the list of officers: President: Micheal John Gilmartin, Chairman: Pauric Loughlin, Vice chairman: Thomas Cornyn, Joint Secretary: Enda Gilraine and Joe McMorrow, Treasurer: Padraig Cornyn, Vice Treasurer: Tomas Forde, PRO: Ailish Cornyn, Registrar: Sean McMorrow, 200 club draw Co-ordinator: Noel McMorrow, Coaching officer: Seamie McMorrow, Insurance officer: Brendan McGourty, Development officer: Barry McGourty, Alcohol and Substance abuse: Ryan Crawford, Scór officer: Ann Flood, Park committee chairperson: Frankie Reynolds, Festival Committee Chairperson: TBC, IT officer: Ailish Cornyn

AGM – Takes place in the community hall at 4pm sharp on this Sunday 13th January. Can all members, players and any new members or anyone who would like to help out in the club please attend this important meeting.

Charity match – Thank you to everyone who supported our charity game on St Stephens day. €1650 was raised, with all proceeds going to SHOUT, the oncology ward at Sligo University Hospital. A massive thank you to everyone for your generosity. Thanks to those who organised the event and to those who made sandwiches and tea on the day and to Tom Maguire for taking photos. It was greatly appreciated.

Condolences – The club wishes to sympathise with the Mulvey Family, Ballinaglera, on the death of Brendan Mulvey, Ballinaglera and Dublin. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. May he rest in peace.

Thanks – Thank you to everyone at the Leitrim Observer for all their great work during 2018. We look forward to more great publishing and photographs from on and off the pitch in 2019.

Wedding Bells – Congratulations to Aileen Mulvey and Ollie McTiernan who got married on New Years Eve. We wish them a long life of health and happiness together.

AGM – Takes place in the community haĺl at 4pm sharp on Sunday 13th January.

Charity match – Thank you to everyone to supported our charity game on St Stephens day. Thanks to all the players who turned out. We will confirm the total raised next week. All proceeds are going to SHOUT, the oncology ward at Sligo University Hospital.

Greetings – We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and are enjoying the festive season. We wish all our supporters, players, members and friends a happy New year. Thanks for all your support during the year. We look forward to your continued support in 2019. It’s much appreciated.

Wedding Bells – Congratulations to former club player Philip Mcgourty who married Deborah Gilheaney last week. We wish you both a long life of health and happiness together. We also hope to see Philip back in the Glera colours in the future and maybe Deborah in the St Francis colours.

Sympathy – The club wishes to sympathise sincerely with Colm Maguire and the O Donnell family, Corry, on the death of Nancy O Donnell. May she rest in peace.

Scór na nÓg – Thank you and well done to our quiz team that took part in the recent Scor na nÓg. The quiz team comprised Liam McGourty, Danny and Jamie McGrael and Damian Gilmartin.

200 Club draw winners – €100 PJ McTiernan €50 each Micheal McGrail and David O Rourke.

Charity Match – There will be a charity match in the football pitch on St. Stephen’s Day, the Highlander’s V the Lowlanders at 2pm. All proceeds will go to SHOUT, the Oncology Unit at Sligo University hospital. Everyone welcome.

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

Dinner Dance – Many thanks to everyone who attended and supported our dinner dance last Saturday and to everyone who kindly donated spot prizes for the raffle on the night (more details next week). Thank you to the hard working committee of Barry McGourty, Ann Flood, Sinead Dolan, Bernie Lynch, John Mulvey and Ailish Cornyn. Thanks also to the Landmark Hotel, the band Busy fingers, DJ Declan Lynch, special guest Dublin star, Ciaran Kilkenny and our excellent MC for the night Kevin Blessing. Well done to all the award winners; Frankie Reynolds-club person of the year, Ryan Crawford and Mairead McCauley-Men’s and ladies senior player of the year, Anton McGourty and Pauric Clarke, joint Junior players of the year and U17 player of the year Enda Keegan. Well done to our two successful teams, St Francis Ladies championship winners and our Junior league winning team. We hope everyone had an enjoyable night.

Leitrim Sports Awards – Congratulations to all the award winners at the Leitrim sports awards held recently, especially our neighbours Glenfarne Kiltyclogher who were joint winners of club of the year, Drumshanbo Vocational school who were crowned Sports school of the year, unsung hero winner Dessie Doyle from Drumshanbo, overallsportspersonn of the year Dearbhla Rooney and Hall of fame winner Tommy Moran.

200 Club Draw Winners – €100 Seamus Reilly €50 Fiona Loughlin €50 Barry, Declan and Catherine Gilmartin.

Underage Awards – Congratulations to Fionn Gilraine who received U13 player of the year and Enda Keegan who received the U17 most improved player of the year at the Allen Gaels underage awards evening in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo last Sat evening.

Dinner Dance – The Ballinaglera/St Francis Ladies dinner dance takes place this Saturday night at 8pm in the Landmark Hotel. Music on the night by Busy Fingers. Special guest is 5 time All Ireland medal winner with Dublin and 3 time All Star Ciarán Kilkenny. If you haven’t already got your ticket, please do so asap from either John Mulvey 0872296103, Barry McGourty 0877681541, Pauric Loughlin 0872747205 or Ailish Cornyn 0876908290. Please contact Ailish to book your seat on the bus at €10 return, leaving Melrose Inn, Dowra at 6.45pm and Rynn’s bar at 7pm sharp. The bus will also stop for pick up in Drumshanbo.

Dinner Dance – Ballinaglera/St Francis ladies dinner dance is fast approaching on Sat 1st Dec in the Landmark Hotel. Music on the night by the popular band Busy Fingers. Please purchase your tickets asap from Barry McGourty 0877681541, John Mulvey 0872296103, Pauric Loughlin 0872747205 or Ailish Cornyn 0876908290. There will be a bus on the night, departing Dowra at 6.45 and Rynn’s at 7pm sharp. Please contact Ailish asap if you would like to reserve your seat. We look forward to a great night.

200 club draw – Winners Sept: €100 Seamus Mc Morrow (Dublin) €50 Chris Wynne and Maura Mc Partland Oct: €100 Mary O’Rourke €50 Noel Mc Morrow and Frankie Reynolds

Club Meeting – Next Tuesday 20th Nov at 9.30pm sharp in the community hall.

Congratulations – Well done to Carrick Hurlers on winning the Connaught Club Junior championship. A great achievement.

Hard luck – Hard luck to Aughawillan in the Connaught championship. They put up a brave fight against Mayo’s Ballintubber.

Dinner dance – Ballinaglera/St Francis ladies dinner dance is fast approaching on Sat 1st Dec in the Landmark Hotel. Music on the night by the popular band Busy Fingers. Please purchase your tickets asap from Barry McGourty 0877681541, John Mulvey 0872296103, Pauric Loughlin 0872747205 or Ailish Cornyn 0876908290. There will be a bus on the night, departing Dowra at 6.45 and Rynn’s at 7pm sharp. Please contact Ailish asap if you would like to reserve your seat. We look forward to a great night.

Dinner dance – The dinner dance takes place on Sat 1st Dec in the landmark hotel. Our junior league and St Francis ladies championship-winning teams will be presented with their medals on the night. Tickets can be purchased at €30 from Barry McGourty, Ailish Cornyn, John Mulvey, Ann Flood, Sinead Dolan or Bernie Blessing. They will also be on sale in O Rourkes Spar, Loughlins shop or Rynns in Ballinaglera. A bus will depart Dowra at 6.45pm and from Rynns at 7pm sharp. Music on the night by Busy Fingers. We look forward to a great night.

Sympathy – The club wishes to sympathise sincerely with club players Tanya, Ciara, Rory Mc Partland and their family on the recent death of their uncle Laurence Dolan. We also sympathise with the Gilmartin families on the sudden death of Thomas Gilmartin, Druminafinla and formerly of Stranagarvana, Ballinaglera. May they rest in peace.

U 15 County Final – Hard luck to the Allen Gaels team who lost out to Mohill in the replay last Friday evening. Well done to club players Jamie McGrael, Liam McGourty, Damian Gilmartin and Mark Reynolds who represented the club with pride.

U15 County Final – Best of luck to Allen Gaels U15 team against Mohill next Sunday in the Final, especially our club representatives Mark Reynolds, Jamie Mc Greal, Damian Gilmartin and Liam McGourty. Please check fixtures for time and venue.

Club Meeting – Next Tuesday 30th Oct at 9.30pm sharp in the community hall.

Young Stars – Congratulations to Tadhg Rynn and Darragh McGourty who represented the club in the parade on Co Final day in Pairc Sean McDiarmada. Two stars of the future getting a taste of the County final atmosphere.

Division 1 League – We play Mohill in the last group game Saturday evening at 4pm in Mohill.

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations to Aughawillan, Fenagh and Glenfarne on their recent county final success.

Sympathy – Our club wishes to sympathise sincerely with club player Micheal Rynn on the death of his mother Bernadette Doonan. May she rest in peace.