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.

Championship – Hard luck to the senior team and management who lost out to Annaduff at the weekend. They got off to a poor start conceding 1-3 early in the game but recovered very well and showed great heart during the game. Unfortunately, Annaduff got the important scores at vital times in the second half that proved too much in the end. Hard luck to the team and management. Thanks to all the supporters.

Ladies Championship – St Francis ladies play Mohill in the intermediate championship final on Sunday 30th September. Venue and time to be confirmed. Please support the ladies on their quest for Championship glory.

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

Sympathy – The club wishes to sympathise sincerely with the O Connor family of Corglass, Ballinaglera on the death of their beloved mother Julianne O Connor. May she rest in peace.

Championship – Well done to the senior team who bet Aughavas last weekend. They play Anaduff at 4.30pm in Ballinamore this Saturday in the quarter-final. Best of luck to the team and management. Please support.

Ladies Championship – St Francis ladies had a great win over Fenagh last weekend. A date for the final has not been confirmed yet. Well done to the team and management.

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

 

Championship – We play our last game of the group stages against Aughavas on Sunday in a must-win game to make the quarter-final. The game is in Cloone at 1.30pm. Good luck to the team and management.

Ladies Championship – St Francis ladies are in the semi final against Fenagh at the early time of 10.30am in Kiltubrid on Saturday morning. Good luck to the team and management.

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

200 club draw winners for August – €100 Charlie Byrne €50 Sean Lynch, Drumshanbo €50 Brendan Regan, Manorhamilton.

Club Meeting – Tonight Wednesday at 9.30pm sharp in the community hall.

Intermediate championship – Our first team played Drumkeerin on Saturday evening and as always it was a tight and tough encounter. We came away with a one point victory, 0.14 to 0.13, to keep our championship dream alive. Well done to the team and management on the great win. We play Aughavas in two weeks in what is a must win game to secure a quarter final place.

Junior Championship – Hard luck to the junior team who lost out to Fenagh last Sunday 3.15 to 1.11.
Festival: Our recent festival was a great success. A big thank you to chairman Frankie Reynolds and his committee for their hard work in organising a fantastic week. Thanks to everyone who contributed and supported it in any way.