Leitrim GAA – Well done to Dean and Shane who both started at the weekend, we wish them along with Oisin and all the lads the best of luck when they take on Waterford at 1600 this Saturday in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmaida at 1600

Tickets will be going on sale soon for the Division 4 final, please ensure you are there to cheer the lads on, further details on tickets will follow in the coming days

The club are organizing a bus to the match to cheer on the Leitrim lads at the division 4 final in Croke Pairc. If you would like to reserve a seat please contact Patsy Connaughton on (087) 684 6578

Club Meeting – A club meeting will be held in the club room on Thursday the 21st of March at 21:00. All Welcome

Nursery, U9 and U11 – Folks we plan on starting our training evenings for our Nursery, U9 and U11 on Monday the 25th of March at 19:00, please spread the word

Under Age Boys Matches – Our u13 Amber team was in action at the weekend putting in a great performance against St Mary’s winning the game in Ballinamore by a score of 1:9 to 2:03, next match is this Thursday at 1730 in Manorhamilton. The Black team will be in action on Friday in Carrick at 1730

Team: James King, Noel Sweeney, Mark Aherne (0:1), Rian McManus, Michael Keegan, Louis Quinn (0:2) Harry Prior, Alex Cannon (0:4), Leo Dunne, Tom Moolick, Dara McCormack (1:01), James Winters (0:1), Keelon Gannon, Jack Moolick, Zack Winters, Luke Ruddy, Marcel Zelias and Adam Winters

Our u17 boys also had an impressive win as well Monday beating St Josephs by a score of 3:14 to 2:09

Division 3 and 4 fixtures – The lads will be in action on Sunday against Annduff at 12:00 in Ballinamore followed by the division 4 lads away to Kiltubrid at 14:30, best of luck to all the players

Leitrim’s Health Is Wealth – Leitrim’s Health Is Wealth takes place this year in The Bush Hotel Carrick On Shannon on Wednesday 27th March at 7pm. Speakers include Adi Roche, Angela Hayes, John Lonergan, Mikey Drennan, Kristen O’Reilly, Prof. Geraldine Mc Carthy and Alan Quinlan. MC on the night is Ballinamore Man Paul Williams. This is a night NOT to be missed and from the crowds of previous years it is advisable to come early to get a good seat!

Leitrim Ladies UnderAge Development Fund – Leitrim Ladies underage development fund is the Tesco Blue Token Community Fund organisation of Choice starting this Monday in Tesco Ballinamore Please support

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – Folks Leitrim Supporters draw tickets are now on sale from club members, this is a fantastic opportunity to support the county and also to win some fantastic prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This year’s camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th, this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 18.03.2019

Numbers Drawn 2 4 3 5 6 0 1 7

Well done to Jackpot winner Tom Burns who wins €6,350

House €40: Bernadette & Martin Dowd Sponsored Breege Farrelly.. Next week: the draw will take place in Jackie’s bar with a Jackpot of €2000.

Leitrim GAA – Tickets will be going on sale soon for the Division 4 final, please ensure you are there to cheer the lads on, further details on tickets will follow in the coming days. Best of luck to the lads who will be in action on Saturday against Derry at 1600 in Celtic Park

Club Meeting – A club meeting will be held in the club room on Thursday the 21st of March at 21:00. All Welcome

St Felims Minor Medal Presentation – Well done to the St Felims Minor team, who were presented with their 2018 Minor Championship medals in The Kilbracken Arms on Sunday. Special thanks to Caoimhe Mohan from the Monaghan County team who presented medals to girls. Special thanks also Seamus O’Rourke and County Board chairman Aidan Heeran who also shared words of wisdom with the team on the night.

Nursery U9/U11 – Folks we plan on starting our training evenings for our Nursery, U9 and U11 on Monday the 25th of March at 19:00, please spread the word

Under Age Boys Matches – Hard luck to the u17 MacDiarmada Gaels lads who were narrowly beaten by St Marys in Pairc Naomh Muire on Saturday. The lads put in a good performance but as they say, goals win matches and St Marys 3 goals proved decisive with the final score 0:11 to St Mary’s 3:10

Team: James Honeyman, Aaron McBrien, Eoghan Shanley, Euan McManus, Aidan McCormack, Michael McKiernan, Michael Reilly, Danny McWeeney, Cillian McWeeney, Conal Doyle, Iarlaith O’Brien, Luke Doherty, Oisin McCarthy, Mark McCaffrey, Senan Harte, Eoin Curran, Barry McWeeney, Dylan Easterbrook, Seamus Wisley, Fiachra McGrath, Kuba Kominskey, Eoin Hamill, Paul Moran, Jason Beirne and Patrick Wrynne

Our u13 teams were also in action at the weekend with two matches played firstly against St Brigids which we lost by a score of 3:05 to 7:08 in a very good game. We fared better on Sunday with the lads beating Naomh Padraig by a score of 5:14 to 1:03

Division 4 – Well done to our division 4 who lads followed on their opening week win with another victory this time against Gortletteragh with the final score of 3:10 to 1:06

Division 3 – Saturday’s match against Allen Gaels was called off.

Leitrim Ladies UnderAge Development Fund – Leitrim Ladies underage development fund is the Tesco Blue Token Community Fund organisation of Choice starting this Monday in Tesco Ballinamore Please support

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – Folks Leitrim Supporters draw tickets are now on sale from club members, this is a fantastic opportunity to support the county and also to win some fantastic prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This year’s camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th , this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 11.03.2019

Numbers Drawn 4 5 2 6 3 7 0 1

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw John Harte

Sponsored Andrias O Dubhthaigh

€40 €40 each: Brid Sullivan, Aghadark. Mary Quinn, Ardrum. Dessie Baxter, Owengallis, Bawnboy. Aodhan Mac Samhrain, Trathnona. Next week: Heritage Bar. Jackpot €6,350.

Leitrim GAA – Another week and another victory for Leitrim! 4 games in a row for the county and the excitement is building with hopefully the opportunity to contest for the Division 4 title coming soon. Massive well done to clubmen Dean McGovern, Shane Moran, Oisin McCaffrey, Darren Maxwell and all the Leitrim Team who were in action

Vacancies for Caretakers – Vacancies for caretakers in Páirc Sheáin Ui Eislin under CE Scheme. Persons eligible can apply on-line at jobsireland.ie. Any queries please ring Seán Ó Súilleabháin at 087 6821566

Under Age Boys Matches – Well done to the MacDiarmada Gaels U17 team who were in action on Monday night in Kiltubrid against Allen Gaels in this their second match of the league campaign. The lads were under pressure after the first 5 minutes with Allen Gaels claiming three quick goals, 2 from the penalty spot in the space of three minutes and then one from play. The lads did not let their heads drop and put in a sterling performance with Barry McWeeney leading the line well, the hard work paid off and at half time the lead had changed and MacDiarmada Gaels went in leading 4:08 to 3:04, the second half started the same as the end of the first with our lads controlling from the start and adding a goal and 12 points to Allen Gaels 3 points to leave the final score 5:20 to 3:07

Team: JamesHoneyman, Aaron McBrien, Eoghan Shanley, Euan McManus, Aidan McCormack, Michael McKiernan, Michael Reilly, Danny McWeeney, Ciailin McWeeney, Conal Doyle, Iarlaith O’Brien, Luke Doherty, Oisin McCarthy, Mark McCaffrey, Senan Harte, Eoin Curran, Barry McWeeney, Dylan Easterbrook, Seamus Wisley, Fiachra McGrath, Kuba Kominskey, Eoin Hamill, Paul Moran, Jason Beirne and Patrick Wrynne

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – Folks Leitrim Supporters draw tickets are now on sale from club members, this is a fantastic opportunity to support the county and also to win some fantastic prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Comhbhrón – It’s with deep sadness that we heard of the passing of Oliver Doonan Fenagh. All at the club would like to pass on our deepest sympathies all Olivers family and friends at this difficult time.

‘Ireland Lights Up – The Final night in the successful Operation transformation campaign was held last Thursday night in the Pairc, the club would like to thank Celia Donahoe and her team for organising this successful event.

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This years camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th , this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Redevelopment of Ballinamore Hall – The redevelopment of Ballinamore Hall is starting soon and everyone is invited to the hall on Wednesday the 27th of February at 8.30pm

On the night there will be refreshments, speakers and a presentation of the plans for the hall, incorporating the new Island Theatre.

Club Lotto Monday 25.02.19

Numbers Drawn 5 3 0 2 7 2 4 6

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Criostoir Mac Condubh

Sponsored Aodhan Mac Samhrain

€40 each. Pat Ferguson, kiltymooden, Marie Bradley, Adrian Wrynn Aghadark, Jamie Sweeney

Next week’s draw takes place in An Bhainc with a jackpot of €6250

Leitrim GAA – Best of luck to clubmen Dean McGovern, Shane Moran, Oisin McCaffrey, Darren Maxwell and all the Leitrim Team who are in action this weekend against Limerick at 14:00

Medal Presentation – Well done to our championship winning u14 girls team who were presented with their medals by Leitrim Stars Dean McGovern and Ryan O’Rourke on Monday evening in the Páirc, it was a great evening for the team and their families and special mention to the management team of Brid and Celia for organising the event and of course to all those who helped with the refreshments and made the evening a success. So a big well done to the team of Aoibhinn Keegan, Ella van Der Laan, Kellie Beirne, Emma Honeyman, Mollie Murphy, Lucy Murphy, Lizzie O Connell, Hannah Mullen, Ava Gallogly, Teagan McGloin, Aisling Maguire, Laura Maguire, Chloe Murray and Emma McKiernan

Vacancies for Caretakers – Vacancies for caretakers in Páirc Sheáin Ui Eislin under CE Scheme. Persons eligible can apply on-line at jobsireland.ie  Any queries please ring Seán Ó Súilleabháin at 087 6821566

Scor Na Og – Well done to Our Táath na gCeist team of Eoin Connaughton, Bernard Sweeney, Lizzie O’Connell and Brian Sweeney who took part in the All Ireland final at the weekend, the team put in a fantastic display and are a credit to the club. Special thanks to the team, their families and also to Brid and Sean for assisting and coaching these fine young people. Well done also to the winners Cornafean

Under Age Boys Matches – Folks our new underage amalgamation with Kiltubrid GAA is now up and running with the u13 boys in action on Saturday and Sunday last weekend putting in a good display in both games against Allen Gaels and Annaduff. The u17 lads were also in action on Sunday where they defeated Mohill in their opening league campaign. We would like to thanks the players and mentors for all the work they have done the last few weeks in getting ready for the season. From next week in the Leitrim Observer you will be able to follow the club news for this new amalgamation in its own section under MacDiarmada Gaels, you can also follow the new Facebook page for information.

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – Folks Leitrim Supporters draw tickets are now on sale from club members, this is a fantastic opportunity to support the county and also to win some fantastic prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Comhbhrón – It’s with deep sadness that we hear of the passing of Margaret Sweeney Tullyoscar. All at the club would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to Eamonn, Nuala, Muire, David, Margaret’s grandchildren Mark, Niall, Niamh, Brian, Lochlainn & Sadhbh and all her family and friends at this difficult time.

‘Ireland Lights Up – Ballinamore Lights Up – There was a great crowd at the pitch last Thursday evening for operation transformation and we hope everyone can brave the cold and make it again this Thursday! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your fitness level or whether you want to run, walk or jog or to just meet with your friends for a chat

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This years camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th, this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Redevelopment of Ballinamore Hall – The redevelopment of Ballinamore Hall is starting soon and everyone is invited to the hall on Wednesday the 27th of February at 8.30pm

On the night there will be refreshments, speakers and a presentation of the plans for the hall, incorporating the new Island Theatre.

Comhghairdeas Leitrim GAA – What a weekend for Leitrim GAA fans and teams with the Senior Mens and Ladies both recording victories along with our u14 girls who also put in a fantastic display beating Derry by 1 point, the club was well represented at the weekend with Dean McGovern, Shane Moran, Oisin McCaffrey, Darren Maxwell all part of the Senior team, we were also well represented in the ladies team that also won against Derry with Emma McGovern, Eilish O’Dowd, Laura O’Dowd, Laoise Moran King and Abbie Sweeney in action for the county, at u14 we were well represented with Adrian Murphy coaching the u14 and Laura Maguire, Lizzie O’Connell, Ella van der Laan, Teagan McGloin, Aoibhinn Keegan and Kelly Beirne all pulling on the Leitirm jerseys. Fantastic results and well done to all the players

Vacancies for Caretakers – Vacancies for caretakers in Páirc Sheáin Ui Eislin under CE Scheme. Persons eligible can apply on-line at jobsireland.ie. Any queries please ring Seán Ó Súilleabháin at 087 6821566

Scor Na Og – All Ireland Final is taking place on Saturday 16th February in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The quiz is taking place in Castlebar De La Salle Sports Hall at 11am sharp where Leitrim will be represented by Ballinamore Sean O’ Heslins. Entry to the quiz will be free of charge. Your support for Our Trath na gCeist team of Eoin Connaughton, Eoin Hamill, Bernard Sweeney and Brian Sweeney would be greatly appreciated

Under Age Boys Matches – The Sean MacDiarmada Gaels under 13 and under 17 teams will be in league action this weekend, with first up the u13 teams playing in Ballinamore at 11am on Saturday against Allen Gaels and Annaduff followed by the u17’s who will play their first match on Sunday at 12:00 in Mohill. Good luck to all the players and coaches, they have been training hard for the last few weeks and we wish them all well for the coming season

Ireland Lights Up – Ballinamore Lights Up – There was a great crowd at the pitch last Thursday evening for operation transformation and we hope everyone can brave the cold and make it again this Thursday ! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your fitness level or wether you want to run, walk or jog or to just meet with your friends for a chat

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This year’s camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th, this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 11.02.19

Numbers Drawn 6 1 0 2 4 7 3 5

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Martina Farry

Sponsored Tom Burns

€40 each. Colm Brennan, Annville Court. Paul Williams, c/o Prior’s. Scott & Lucy Bannon, Ballycumber, Co Offaly. Michelle Fleming, Kilclare.

Next week’s draw takes place in the club rooms with a jackpot of €6150

Leitrim GAA – Well done to Leitrim and our club men Dean McGovern, Shane Moran, Oisin McCaffrey, Darren Maxwell and all of the Leitrim players who were in action at the weekend, a fantastic display by the team and a worthy victory.

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations to Seamus Prior Aughnasheelin on his induction into the Jim Lynch hall of fame, this is excellent recognition for a man that has dedicated his life to the GAA and everyone at the club would like to pass on our heartiest congratulations

Club lotto – Folks our club lotto is the lifeblood of the club and supports the day to day running of all of our teams, grounds and club rooms. Supporting and buying a lotto ticket is not just a fantastic way of supporting the club but also gives you a great opportunity to win money – our Jackpot is now €6050 with a further €200 up for grabs each and every Monday night. Tickets are €2 for one line, our lotto online also gives you more chances to win with a full year of 52 entries available for the price of 46. Tickets are also available from club members and businesses throughout the town – if you would like to purchase a ticket online please visit clubforce.com and search for Sean O Heslin’s or if you prefer you can contact us on messenger or call 0863906791 and we arrange for someone to collect your entry – remember if your not in you cannot win.

Scór – Senior Scor quiz is not now taking place this Saturday Further details on the date and time to follow, if you would like to participate in any Senior Scor events please contact one of our club officers as soon as possible. .

Scor Na nÓg – All Ireland Final is taking place on Saturday 16th February in Castlebar, Co. Mayo. The quiz is taking place in Castlebar De La Salle Sports Hall at 11am sharp where Leitrim will be represented by Ballinamore Sean O’ Heslins. Entry to the quiz will be free of charge. Your support for Our Trath na gCeist team of Eoin Connaughton, Eoin Hamill, Bernard Sweeney and Brian Sweeney would be greatly appreciated

‘Ireland Lights Up – Ballinamore Lights Up – There was a great crowd at the pitch last Thursday evening for operation transformation and we hope everyone can brave the cold and make it again this Thursday ! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your fitness level or wether you want to run, walk or jog or to just meet with your friends for a chat

Comhbhrón – It’s is with deep sadness we hear of the passing of Alice Cullen, mother of Paul and grandmother to our players Jack and Sam. Everyone at the club would like pass on our deepest sympathies to All the Cullen Family and their friends at this difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam. Condolences are also extended to the family and friends of the late Tom Guckian St. Marys who has sadly passed away.

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This year’s camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th , this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 28.01.19

Numbers Drawn 4 1 3 6 0 2 7 5.

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Gerry Mahon.

Sponsored Sean O Suilleabhain

€40 each. Brid Sullivan, Aghadark. Margaret Prior, Derrinivver. Samuel & Oran Dolan & Chloe Creamer, c/o Mona Creamer. Cait McGirl, Main St

Next week’s draw takes place in @Priors of High Street with a jackpot of €6100

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations to Tom Prior Leitrim Minor Player of the year, Tom received his wonderful accolade at the Leitrim GAA awards night at the weekend in recognition of the wonderful year he has had at both club and county level, this is well-deserved recognition for a very talented young man and no doubt it will not be his last.

Leitrim GAA – Comhghairdeas to club men Dean McGovern, Shane Moran, Oisin McCaffrey, Darren Maxwell and all of the Leitrim players who put in an excellent performance on Sunday in the league gaining a well-deserved victory against Loch Garman

Comhghairdeas- Massive congratulations to Phillip Farrelly and partner Orla on the birth of their new baby boy Donnacha. We are sure this new arrival will be warmly welcomed by both family and friends alike and Donnacha certainly has no worries with such a safe pair of hands holding him for those night feeds. Best of luck to you all!

Club lotto – Folks our club lotto is the lifeblood of the club and supports the day to day running of all of our teams, grounds and club rooms. Supporting and buying a lotto ticket is not just a fantastic way of supporting the club but also gives you a great opportunity to win money – our Jackpot is now €6050 with a further €200 up for grabs each and every Monday night. Tickets are €2 for one line, our lotto online also gives you more chances to win with a full year of 52 entries available for the price of 46. Tickets are also available from club members and businesses throughout the town – if you would like to purchase a ticket online please visit clubforce.com and search for Sean O Heslin’s or if you prefer you can contact us on messenger or call 0863906791 and we arrange for someone to collect your entry – remember if your not in you cannot win.

Scór – Sinsear takes place on February 9th and anybody who would like to sing, recite, be part of a ballad group or if you know it all, the quiz team is where you will be tested. Get in touch with any Club officer.

‘Ireland Lights Up’ – Ballinamore Lights Up – There was a great crowd at the pitch last Thursday evening for operation transformation and we hope everyone can brave the cold and make it again this Thursday! Everyone is welcome, no matter what your fitness level or whether you want to run, walk or jog or to just meet with your friends for a chat

Comhbhrón – Everyone at the club would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Ivan Price who has sadly passed away. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of Ivan’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Leitrim Girls U13 Sponsorship – Leitrim Girls U13 Development Squad is the chosen group up for the next 8 weeks in the Community Fund Blue Token box in Tesco Ballinamore starting Monday the 7th of January – please support and spread the word

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 28.01.19

Numbers Drawn 3 6 5 7 4 0 1 2.

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Gerry Mahon.

Sponsored 1. A O Dubhthaigh; 2. Brendan Burns; 3. Gerry Farry

€40 each. Kevin Turbitt & Caroline Sammon. Fred Walsh, Commercial Hotel. Anthony Browne, Mobile no. Austin Quinn, Ardrum Next week’s draw takes place in the Poor Scholar with a jackpot of €6050

Ballinamore Hurling AGM – Ballinamore hurling club are holding their AGM this Friday evening at 9pm in the Ballinamore club rooms. Please come and show your support, all welcome.

‘Ireland Lights Up – Well done to everyone that took part in Sunday’s operation transformation walk and special thanks to the guys for providing the refreshments at the end. Join us this Thursday evening to walk, jog or run with two sessions one from 19:00 and one from 20:00. So don’t forget and spread the word and join us for a chat and a bit of exercise as Ballinamore Sean O Heslins and the GAA lights up for operation transformation this Thursday !!!

Scór na nÓg Quiz – Our Trath na gCeist team of Eoin Connaughton, Eoin Hamill, Bernard Sweeney and Brian Sweeney had a great day in Claremorris on Sunday at the Connacht Scor, they did not win but the experience was invaluable and will help prepare them for the all Ireland finals on the 16th of February in Castlebar. Special thanks to all of the team members and also to our super subs Niamh Christe and Lizzie O Connell who are an integral part of the team and also to Sean and Brid for their support and help with preparing the team for the competitions. Hearty Congratulations also to the Connacht winners Kilglass Gaels.

Leitrim Girls U13 Sponsorship – Leitrim Girls U13 Development Squad is the chosen group up for the next 8 weeks in the Community Fund Blue Token box in Tesco Ballinamore starting Monday the 7th of January – please support and spread the word

Clubrooms Historical Display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Irish Conversation Classes – “Ciorcal Comhrá Irish Conversation Classes begin this Tuesday. In Library at 8.00. Suitable for all levels. Admission Free. ”

Referee Positions – The County Board would like to recruit new referees in 2019.If this is something that is of interest to you this is a great opportunity to get involved with full training provided. Anyone interested in trying it out please contact Chairman Michael Quinn.

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 14/01/19

Numbers Drawn 4 7 2 6 5 3 0 1

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Philip Farrelly

Sponsored Brendan Burns

€40 each. : Jimmie Bohan, Keshcarrigan. Pat Rowland, Ballina. Rebeccalee McDermott, c/o Jackie’s. Sharon Sweeney & Alan Banks, Willowfield Rd Next week’s draw takes place in McGirls with a jackpot of €5950

Leitrim GAA – Hard luck to Dean McGovern and the Leitrim team who put in a fantastic performance on Sunday against Mayo, the lads competed fantastically well and only a penalty shootout could deny them, we would like to wish the new manager and all the players the best of luck for 2019

‘Ireland Lights Up – The GAA, in partnership with RTÉ’s Operation Transformation, and supported by Healthy Ireland and Get Ireland Walking, hope to bring together communities across the 32 counties to enjoy healthy walks in the safe environs of their own GAA club. Do you want to get moving and active this New Year, but you have nowhere to go? Do you find it hard to find a safe and well-lit area to go for a walk during the dark winter months? Well, your local GAA club has the answer!

This is an initiative that helps to promote physical and mental health and is something that can be enjoyed by the whole family and will be launched this Sunday after mass in the pairc an ideal opportunity for a walk with friends and family where you can enjoy a chat and a bit of exercise at the same time, refreshments will be served in the club rooms afterwards and further details of the events over the coming weeks will be discussed, please note there is no charge for this event. .

All are welcome to come to this event, please spread the word.

AGM – Thanks to everyone that attended our annual AGM on the 29th of December which was held in the club rooms. We had 26 in attendance which was slightly down on the numbers from the previous year.

The majority of the current Executive Committee were re-elected to their existing roles with the exception of Scor Officer Brid Sullivan who stepped down to a role as Oilfigeach Cultur agus teanga, the club extended their thanks to Brid for the exceptional work she has done over the years in supporting the club. The club also welcomed a new member to the executive with Phillip Farrelly joining the Coiste to replace Jeanette Hart who stepped down from her role, we would like to thank Jeanette for all her hard work for the club especially for the tireless work she did behind the scenes for our club lotto and wish her well,

On the night Secretary, Patsy Connaughton, produced a detailed report on the Club’s activities and achievements in 2018. This was followed by a report by our Cisteoir John D’Arcy on the club’s current financial position. Micky Quinn then gave his Chairman’s address where he outlined the successes and challenges that we’d faced as a club throughout 2018 paying special mention to the hard work of all the

management, selectors and players of all the teams and wishing our outgoing senior management team of Paul Prior, Sean McCartin, Paddy Prior and Jason Kellett all the best for the future while also introducing and welcoming our new senior management team of Dominic Corrigan, Adrian Dockory and Adrian Smith.

We’d like to thank all outgoing members for their hard work and dedication to Sean O’Heslins and wish the 2019 Executive Committee all the best for the coming year.

Christmas Draw – Congratulations to our main prize winner Adrian Gallogly Drumraine – who wins €3500 a great start to 2019

Well done also to Mary Gallagher Knocknacullion who won €1000 kindly sponsored by Gay Priors @ High St.

Next up we have our €100 winners

Joe Murphy Jnr

Hannah Kevin and Brian Banks

Sean McGovern Cloone

Joey and Mary Smith

G Booth Tully Fenagh Ballinamore

The Mcniff Family Church Street

Liz O’Toole Fenagh

Frankie Reynolds Ballinaglara

Gene Moran

Ciaran McTague Killtymooden

Well done to all the winners and thanks to everyone that supported the draw by purchasing or selling tickets and special thanks to Gay and staff for hosting the event and their fantastic sponsorship of €1000 for the second prize

Comhghairdeas – Congratulations to Sarah McWeeney and John Farrell on the birth of their new baby Óisín , we do realise that there will be a big pull for baby Óisín to play for Mohill but we would like offer the opportunity for him to pull on the Ballinamore jersey in the future !!!

Christmas Club Lotto Results

Our weekly Lotto will return on the 14th of January

The results of out Christmas lotto which was held in Smyths Siopa Ol on the 21st of December

Numbers Drawn 4 5 3 7 1 6 0 2.

House prizes €50 x 4: Philip McHugh: Philip Farrelly: Andy Ralph: Padraic S Mac an Phriora. Sponsored (4 prizes): Walter Sharpley. Gerry Mahon. Elaine Farrelly. Michael & Meave Quinn.

€100 prizes(2) Oliver Flanagan, c/o Shortts’. Mary Mc Nulty, Aghadark.

€40 each: (10) Maggie Mullen, Pairc Fea. Karen Gallogly, Drumreilly. Adrian MacGabhainn, Sraid Ard. Raymond McHugh, Killaneen. Arlene McFarland, c/o Commercial. Terry Short, Ballinamore. Scott & Lucy Bannon, Co Offaly. Sean Quinn, Aghawillan. Pamila McWeeney, Longstone.

Next draw: Jackie’s, 14th Jan. Jackpot €5,900.

A special thanks to Ciaran and Cathy Smyth for their generous sponsorship on the night and for their excellent hosting of the event, thanks also to everyone that sells or buys our lotto tickets the revenue generated is a critical and important part of supporting the running of the club.

Leitrim Girls U13 Sponsorship – Leitrim Girls U13 Development Squad is the chosen group up for the next 8 weeks in the Community Fund Blue Token box in Tesco Ballinamore starting Monday the 7th of January – please support and spread the word

Clubrooms historical display – It is planned to put up a permanent display of photographs and memorabilia relating to the club in the clubrooms. Apart from photos, this could include old jerseys, programmes or any items relating to club players or successes in past years in football, hurling, Scór nó aon rud eile. If you have any items or any ideas, contact Seán Ó Súilleabhain at 087 6821566

Irish Conversation Classes – Ciorcal Comhrá Irish Conversation Classes begin this Tuesday. In Library at 8.00. Suitable for all levels. Admission Free. ”

Referee Positions – The County Board would like to recruit new referees in 2019. If this is something that is of interest to you this is a great opportunity to get involved with full training provided. Anyone interested in trying it out please contact Chairman Michael Quinn.

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Nollaig Shona romhaibh go léir –On behalf of all at Seán Ó hEislin we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Christmas and thank you for the support you have given us throughout the year.

A date for the Diary – Folks date for your diaries – annual AGM will be held in the club rooms on Saturday 29th of December at 16:00 If you have any motions or nominations for officer positions please forward to the club secretary at secretary.ballinamoreseanoheslins.leitrim@gaa.ie

U16 Ladies Championship Final – Hard luck to our U16’s who lost out on a scoreline of 2-9 to 6-4 against Glencar Manorhamilton on Friday night. The girls played some fantastic football in the first half especially but went in level at the break despite dominating the play for long spells. Against the wind, it proved a much tougher task in the second spell and Manor took full advantage to lift the cup for the fifth year in a row. Our girls did the club proud and had a brilliant season.

Ice Breakers – The Ice Breakers Christmas Swim takes place on Christmas Day at 1.30 pm SHARP at garadice lake. Why not come out and swim or join in the fun for NCBI and guide dogs for the blind. Cards available from Paddy O’Connor

Hurling – Indoor hurling is over until January. The Hurling club will have a meeting in early January and any parents and interested coaches will be invited, further details to follow

Christmas Lotto – Folks don’t forget our Christmas Lotto will be on in Smyths on Friday the 21st of December with €800 in prizes plus the jackpot up for grabs as always, this is a great night’s craic with spot prizes and refreshments served

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Club Lotto Monday 17.12.18

Numbers Drawn 2 7 6 4 3 0 5 1.

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw: Padraig Mac an Phriora.

Sponsored Margaret McKeon

€40 each. : Bernie Prior, Glenonmore. Darren & Geraldine, Pairc Fea. Alan Prior, Galway. Margaret Prior, Derrinivver

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Next week’s draw takes place in Smyths on Friday night with a jackpot of €5850 and €800 in prizes with our Christmas lotto

There will be no lotto draw on the 24th, 31st of December or the 7th of January.

We would like to thank all of our lotto players and sellers for their support throughout the year and wish you all a merry Christmas

Well Done – Huge congratulations t0 Mullinaghta on winning the Leinster senior club championship today led by our former Management team of Mickey Graham and John Denning. A fantastic achievement for the club and all the lads involved

Date for the Diary – Folks date for your diaries – annual AGM will be held in the club rooms on Saturday 29th of December at 16:00 If you have any motions or nominations for officer positions please forward to the club secretary at secretary.ballinamoreseanoheslins.leitrim@gaa.ie

U16 Ladies Championship Final – Best of luck to our U16’s who are in the 15-a-side Championship final against Glencar Manorhamilton on Friday at 7pm in Cloone. Please come out to cheer on the girls.

Hurling – Indoor hurling is over until January. The Hurling club will have a meeting in early January and any parents and interested coaches will be invited, further details to follow

U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided, and everyone is welcome

Christmas Lotto – Folks don’t forget our Christmas Lotto will be on in Smyths on Friday the 21st of December with €800 in prizes plus the jackpot up for grabs as always, this is a great night’s craic with spot prizes and refreshments served.

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Club Lotto Monday 11/12/18

Numbers Drawn 0 4 1 2 7 3 6 5

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Mary Harte

Sponsored Philip Farrelly

€40 each. : Conor McHugh, Kilaneen. Elaine Farrelly, Ardrum. Aodhan Mac Samhrain, Trathnona. Roisin, Cathal & Keelan Mc Hugh, Creevy

Next week’s draw takes place in The Heritage hotel with a jackpot of €5800

Scór na nÓg quiz – Congratulations to our Scor na nÓg quiz team who won the County title on Sunday, the team made up of Eoin Connaughton, Eoin Hamill, Bernard Sweeney and Brian Sweeney put in a fantastic performance to take the title, well Done also to our second quiz team who were strong opposition and performed well on the day, this team was made up of some excellent talent as well with Michael McBrien, Kian McGovern, Niamh Christe and Dearbhla O Connell in action. A special thanks and Well done to Brid and Sean Sullivan for supporting and mentoring our teams in the lead up to the competition. Further details in regards to dates for the Connacht final to follow.

Date for the Diary – Folks date for your diaries – annual AGM will be held in the club rooms on Saturday 29th of December at 16:00 If you have any motions or nominations for officer positions please forward to the club secretary at secretary.ballinamoreseanoheslins.leitrim@gaa.ie

U16 Ladies Championship Final – Unfortunately Sunday’s final against Glencar Manorhamilton had to be postponed – the pitch being deemed unplayable due to heavy rain in the hours leading up to the game. A refixed date, time and venue will be posted on facebook as soon as it is known. Thank you to all of the supporters who had come out in force to cheer on the girls.

Under Age Meeting – A meeting to discuss the set up of our new underage committee and structure will be held on Wednesday 5th of December at 20:00 in the club rooms. Open to all, please share with anyone interested in helping out with our underage players whether in a coaching or administrative role, please note this request is for support for all ages from nursery up to u17 .

Comhbrón – Everyone at Ballinamore Seán o Heslins would like to pass on our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Phillip Cassidy who has sadly passed away. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you all at this difficult time. Go ndeana Dia trocaire air

Hurling – We have indoor hurling on Monday evenings in The Sports Hall. Due to the large numbers of children participating, we need help with supervision and coaching. If you can help in any way please contact Paddy @0879528944

Indoor Hurling is on every Monday evening in the Sports Complex, at 19:00 cost is 2 euro to cover the cost of the hall and all gear is provided

U14/15 hurling training is also taking place on Saturdays on the back pitch at 11am, all gear provided, and everyone is welcome

Christmas Draw – Tickets are now on sale from club members for our annual Christmas draw which takes place on the 5th of January in Priors. Tickets are one for €20 or 3 for €50 with the first prize €3500 up for grabs followed by €1000 sponsored by Priors @ High street and 10 prizes of €100

Club Lotto Monday 03/12/18

Numbers Drawn 1 4 0 2 3 7 6 5

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw Martina Farry

Sponsored J P Harte

€40 each. : Lily O’Brien, High St. Una McLoughlin, Fenagh. Mary Harte, Lahard. Diarmuid Keegan.

Next week’s draw takes place in The Commercial hotel with a jackpot of €5750