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.

Dinner dance – Our dinner dance will take place on Sat 1st Dec in the Landmark hotel. We will share the night with the championship-winning St. Francis Ladies team, where they will be presented with their medals along with our Junior league winning team. We look forward to a great night with our successful teams.

Condolences: The club wishes to express sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Jim Meehan, RIP. Jim was assistant treasurer of Leitrim GAA and was held in high regard among the GAA public in Leitrim, Connaught and beyond. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Dromahair club and his wide circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Ladies Final DVD: The ladies final will be shown in the Melrose Inn, Dowra, on Friday night, 12th Oct, at 9.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and relive the excitement of a thrilling final.

County Champions – Sunday was a memorable day for the club as we witnessed our ladies team become Intermediate County Champions. This game had just about everything and kept our supporters on the edge of their seats till the final whistle. The team showed tremendous heart and determination to come back from 5 points down to win by 2. They led 1.5 to no score early in the first half thanks to a superb Mairead McCauley goal coming straight from the throw-in. Some timely interceptions late in the second half by Emma Dunne, Aine Flood, Aideen McKiernan and player of the match McCauley epitomised the never say die attitude of the girls. Tanya McPartland was an engine in midfield that drove the team on time and time again along with some excellent shooting. Mairead Flood worked tirelessly to help out the defence. Stephanie Reynolds was a rock at full back and supported greatly by her sister Annette and Emma in the corners. Michelle Monaghan kept everyone on their toes as she demanded the goal area. Half back line Dara Morahan, Eimear Gibbons and Meave Daly put in some great tackles and were solid throughout, with Daly popping up for an important point. Ciara McTigue, Aine Flood and Roisin McGrenaghan made excellent runs from half forward and supported Ciara McPartland and Ailish Cornyn in the full forward line, who both linked up well. McPartland won some important frees and Cornyn finished a well-worked move to the back of the net, which proved vital. Subs McKiernan and Katy Foley also made a great impact off the bench. Well done to the whole panel who worked so hard all year; Sarah Loughlin, Ciara Reynolds, Aideen Kane, Aoife Gilmartin, Sadhbh Sweeney, Niamh McDonagh and Rachel McLoughlin. We wish Rachel a speedy recovery from a hand injury and hope to see her back on the pitch next year. Congratulations on the hard-fought win and to the management Paul Martin and Gareth Smith. Thanks also to Ann Flood, Sinead Dolan, Verona Fitzpatrick, Bernie Blessing Lynch, Jackie Gibbons and Fergal Wynne for their help and support. Thanks to the fantastic supporters who came out in great numbers.

County Management –  We wish the new county management the best of luck for 2019 under manager Terry Hyland. We would like to congratulate Glenfarne native Padraig McGourty who is a selector for the team and Drumkeerin’s  Shane Bohan who will be their physio. Great to see North Leitrim representatives on the management team.

Championship Final – St Francis ladies play Mohill in the intermediate championship final on Sunday 30th September at 12pm in Ballinamore. They have been working very hard all year to get to this point. The club urges everyone to get out in great numbers to support the ladies. Be that extra voice in the crowd. Good luck to Paul, Gareth and the team.

Junior final DVD – This DVD is on sale in loughlins shop, Dowra for €10. A great memory to have and to watch back in years to come.