UNDERAGE REGISTRATION NIGHT – Registration for underage players will take place in the clubhouse, On this Wednesday 20th of March from
7-8pm. This is mandatory, all children must be registered with the club before training commences.
COME DINE WITH ME – “Come Dine With Me” takes place on the 6th of April. This is a great community get together. We already have some hosts confirmed and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would host a table on the night. Contact Gerry 0876383284 or Aisling 0866650504.
CONGRATULATIONS – Congratulations to Michael McHugh and Jennifer Scott on the birth of their baby girl Robyn during the week. Best wishes to all.
WEDDING BELLS – The wedding took place on Saturday the 16th of March of Gavin McGovern, Annaghmacoolen, Cloone and Sarah Sheehan in Cork. Gavin played with Cloone GAA at all levels and many neighbours and friends travelled to Cork to help them celebrate. We wish you both health and happiness in your future lives together.
DEEPEST SYMPATHIES – It was with deep shock and sadness that we heard of the sudden passing of Bridget (Bridgie) McNamara, Camber Cloone on Wednesday last the 13th March at her home. Bridget is the wife of Pat McNamara who has been the long-standing President of both the Men’s and Ladies GAA clubs. Their 8 children, 3 girls and 5 boys all played football for Cloone GAA at both underage and senior levels. There has rarely been a team without a McNamara on it and it has now carried on to their talented grandchildren who take on the reigns for Cloone and other Clubs.
Bridget was present at all events run by Cloone GAA, quietly and steadily supporting the community. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Pat, children Patrick, Michael Joe, Breege, Oliver, Mary Theresa, Carmel, Paul & Declan, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, 22 grandchildren, her brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and many many friends. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
LOTTO RESULTS – Numbers drawn were: 1, 7, 8, 16 €50: Mary Reynolds €30: Lisa Reynolds €30: Clodagh Logan
UNDERAGE REGISTRATION NIGHT – Registration for underage players will take place in the club house, On Wednesday 12th of March from 7-8pm. This is mandatory, all children must be registered with the club before training commences.
COME DINE WITH ME – The club will be running “Come Dine With Me” on the 6th of April. This is a great community get together that has become a Cloone Tradition! We already have some hosts confirmed and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would host a table on the night. An option can be for two people to join together to host one table. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the park’s facilities and the running of the club. So grab your neighbours, family & friends and “Come Dine With Me”. Contact Gerry 0876383284 or Aisling 0866650504.
THANK YOU – We would like to thank Padraig Ford for the work he has done, power washing at the park. It was much needed and appreciated, it looks great thanks Padraig.
Allianz League – What a fantastic weekend for Leitrim football. The county will be buzzing for the next few weeks. Wishing Terry Hyland, his management team and the players the very best of luck with their preparations for the 30th March and the remaining games. Croke Park, here we come!
2019 Swan Bar ACL Division 4 – The first round of the division 4 league started on Friday night last, in Cloone under lights. Cloone got the league off to a great start with a convincing win over Eslin. The final score was 4:11 to 1:07. Well done to all involved. A big thank you to those who make sandwiches and much needed cups of tea after games, it’s greatly appreciated, especially on a cold Friday night!
Lotto Results – The numbers were 7, 23, 27, 28. 1st prize €50 Grainne/Rachel Reynolds, Corduff.  2nd & 3rd prize €30 Debra Neary, Aughacashel & Lisa Reynolds Adoon.
Congratulations – Congratulations to the 5th & 6th class pupils of Cloone N.S. who made their confirmation at the weekend.
U13 & U17 Boys Fixtures – The Under 13s play this Tuesday night in Cloone under lights. They play MacDiarmada Gaels, an amalgamation of the Sean O’Heslins and Kiltubrid. Division 1 game starts at 6.30pm followed by Division 2A at 7.45pm. U17 boys will play Wednesday evening in Cloone. They take on Allen Gaels, throw in at 6.45pm. All support appreciated.
New Arrival – Congratulations to Kevin and Elaine Reynolds on the birth of their baby boy Matthew.
Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Tickets –  Cloone GAA are now selling Leitrim GAA Supporters Club tickets online via the club website. Show your support and keep Leitrim at the top! The club gets commission on each sale so you’re supporting both club and county. Great prizes to be won with €5000 as first prize.
Club Registration – Please contact any member of the club committee to register for 2019.
Please note anyone using the track, must have Club Membership for insurance purposes.
Allianz League – Well done to Leitrim on another fantastic win in the league over Limerick at the weekend, leaving them with an unbeaten record of 4 out of 4 games, and sitting at the top of the league table. Huge congrats to all the players and the management team, and of course to all the supporters who travelled, it makes the difference. Now as they say it’s the ”drive for 5” as they face London next Sunday in Carrick. Rest the voices this week!!
Keeldra Gaels – Keeldra Gaels held their annual fundraising table quiz in Creegan’s bar on Friday night last. The night was again a huge success and great credit goes to the committee and players for all their hard work in arranging the event. Well done also to the Quiz Master on the night Emer Cunningham, who kept the rounds running seamlessly The club left it to the creative talents of their underage players to design a crest for Keeldra Gaels. The designs were displayed on the night, and a worthy winning crest was chosen which was designed by Sarah O’Leary Gortlettragh N.S. Well done Sarah and to all who entered. It is great to see the young players having such input into the future of the club.
U13 & U17 Boys Weekend Action – Another busy weekend for the underage boys teams, having played 3 games between them. Keep an eye on leitrimaa.ie for upcoming fixtures and results.
New Arrivals – Congratulations to Donal & Jen Brennan on the birth of their baby girl Heidi. Another future forward for Cloone! Congratulations also to former ladies player Louise, & Gerard Joyce on the birth of their baby boy Aaron. Best wishes to all.
Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Tickets – Cloone GAA are now selling Leitrim GAA Supporters Club tickets online via the club website. Show your support and keep Leitrim at the top! The club gets a commission on each sale so you’re supporting both club and county. Great prizes to be won with €5000 as first prize.
Club Registration – Please contact any member of the club committee to get registered before the end of February. Membership fees are as follows:

Adult player €50
Student Player €30
Family membership €40
Gym membership €40
Social membership €20
Please note anyone using the track, must have Club Membership for insurance purposes.
Allianz Leagues – All roads lead to Limerick next Saturday for the next round of the Allianz National Football League versus Limerick in Killmallock at 3pm. The Leitrim hurlers face Fermanagh on Sunday at 2 pm in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. Very best of luck to both teams, all support greatly appreciated. 
Cloone Lights Up – The last evening of Operation Transformation: Ireland Lights Up is on this Thursday 21st of February from 7-9pm. Well done to all who have taken part, it has proven to be a very successful initiative again this year. Keep up the good work. The track is a fantastic facility to walk or jog on.
Club Lotto  The club Lotto draw took place in McKeon’s Bar last Saturday. The yearly jackpot was won by Aidan Donohoe, Esker, Cloone. Congratulations and the very best of luck with your winnings. The lucky numbers were: 8, 28, 23, 9.
U13 & U17 Boys Weekend Action – This year the U13’s are fielding 2 teams. Their first outing saw Mohill U13 teams playing Glencar/Manorhamilton’s sides on Saturday.  The U17’s played Ballinamore/ Kilturbid in Cloone on Sunday. After a busy weekend, no points were secured on the board, but there is a lot more football to be played yet!
Well done to all involved especially our young Cloone players. We would like to wish Cloone’s Conor Keegan a speedy recovery after he received a shoulder injury during the game. Hopefully, he will be back in action in a few weeks.
Healthy Club & Community – On New Year’s Day, a series of walk/runs started on Bothar na Noamh at 12pm every Sunday. This complements Ireland Lights Up events running every Thursday in the park. The last of this block of runs will take place next Sunday 24th at 12pm on Bothar na Naomh, with tea afterwards in the Community Centre. If you haven’t tried it, it’s never too late to start, all are welcome. Well done to everyone who has been out and about for the months of Jan and Feb.

Club Registration – Club registration will take place this Thursday 14th from 7-9pm and on Friday 15th from 8.30 to 9.30pm at the Park Club House.

All members are asked to renew their membership for 2019 at these times. New members are always welcome.
Membership fees are as follows:
Adult player €50
Student Player €30
Family membership €40
Gym membership €40
Social membership €20
Anyone using the track, must have Club Membership for insurance purposes.
Allianz League – Well done to Leitrim who secured a great win against Antrim in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, on Sunday last. Well done to the team and management. The next game is an away game versus Limerick in 2 weeks time.
Leitrim Ladies  – Well done to the Leitrim Ladies who secured a win against Derry in Aughnasheelin. The scoreline was 3.03 to 0.08. Well done to our own Patrica Forde who was representing Cloone.
Cloone Lights Up – Operation Transformation: Ireland Lights Up will continue for another 2 Thursday’s the 14th and 21st of February from 7-9pm. Well done to all who have taken part, it has proved to be a very successful initiative again this year. New people are always welcome.
Mock Exams – Wishing all the Junior & Leaving Cert students good luck in their mock exams.
Club Lotto – The next club Lotto draw will take place in McKeons Bar next Saturday the 16th.
Thank You – The club wishes to extend a huge thank you to Gerry McGovern for all the work he has put in as club PRO over the past number of years. Fulfilling the role was much appreciated, given the huge time commitments he has as Uachtarán Comhairle Connacht. Gerry’s historical notes, reminiscing on times past were hugely popular not just in Cloone but further afield. Mile buíochas Gerry and no doubt you will never be too far away when advice or guidance is needed.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot at the weekend, and the numbers drawn were 2, 18, 21, 24. The following were winners in the draw,€50 Thomas Beatty, Newtownforbes c/o A. Jones,€30 Margaret Moran, Keeldra, Cloone.€30 Dermot & Olivia Tiernan, Annaghmaconway, Cloone [yearly], Next draw in McKeon’s, on 16th February with Adrian Nicholls, Seamus Maguire, & Paul Brennan on duty.

Congratulations – The club would like to extend heartiest congratulations to Shane Quinn Mohill on being selected as Leitrim County player of the year 2018. Shane is continuing a long family tradition, as his father Mickey, uncle Padraigh all wore the Green and gold in the not too distant past. Of course, his grand-uncle Frank had many memorable outings with Leitrim. Frank played on the great Leitrim team of the fifties and was also honoured by been selected on the winning Connacht Railway Cup panel in 1957 with Packy McGarty, Noel Blessing & Columba Cryan.

Allianz Leagues – Well done to the Leitrim team and management on a great win against Wicklow in Aughrim on Sunday last. The win puts Leitrim on top of the league table in division 4 a place we haven’t been for a long time. Next up its Antrim in Avant Card Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday and no doubt this will be another tricky affair. No doubt there will be a huge crowd of Leitrim supporters to cheer on the green and gold. Best of luck to team and management.

AGM – Our Annual General meeting was held in the clubhouse on Saturday night last and the following officers were elected President Pat McNamara, Chairman Liam Reynolds, Vice-chairman Seamus Maguire Secretary Martin McCartin, Assistant Secretary Alan canning Treasurer Gerry Keegan Assistant Treasurer John Reynolds, ASAP officer Seamus Maguire, Oifigeach Cultúra Damian Brennan, Registrar Seamus Maguire, Insurance officer Adrian Nichols, Development officer Sean McGovern, Coaching officer Declan Tiernan, IT officer Enda Tiernan, Health and Wellbeing officer Aisling Brennan. There were two changes to the executive with Declan Tiernan replacing Niall Brennan as Coaching officer and Aisling Brennan taking on the new position of Health and Wellbeing Officer.

Registration – There will be a registration night on Thursday, January 31st and Friday, February 1st in the Club House in the Park from 7 pm to 9 pm. All members asked to renew their Membership at this meeting and new members are welcome. Membership fees are as follows adult Player €50, Student Player € 30, Family membership € 40, Gym membership € 40, Social member €20.

Allianz Leagues –  Well done to the Leitrim who secured a great win against Wexford in Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada on Sunday last. It was a great start to the National League and the performance in the second half, in particular, was most encouraging. Well done to the team and management and a great start to Terry Hyland’s reign as manager. Next week it off to Wicklow for what could be a tricky encounter. Best of luck to all involved.

Cloone Lights UP – The Thursday light up is going very well with great numbers attending. It will continue for two more weeks.

Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot at the weekend and the following numbers were drawn,10, 17, 19, 24. The following were winners in the draw, € 50, Helen Quinn Moydow Co Longford, € 30 Elaine Sheridan Moyne Co Longford,€ 30 Peadar Moran Kilcock Co Kildare. We thank everybody for supporting our club lotto. Next Jackpot € 7,400.00.

Club AGM – The club AGM will be held on Saturday, January 26 in the clubhouse at 9 pm and all members are asked to attend. This is the most important meeting of the year so we urge members and supporters to attend.

The Leitrim Wall –  The Leitrim Wall Committee is recruiting people to put their name on the Leitrim wall. It is envisaged that the wall will be completed in June and to have your name on the wall you should get your name registered now, Committee members will be contacting people to see if they are interested. Cloone people can contact Committee members Enda Tiernan or Gerry McGovern. This is proving to be a most popular fundraising venture with a serious interest being shown by Leitrim people near and far.

Congratulations – Congratulation to Aoife and Damian O Donnell on the birth of their baby son recently, another full forward in the making.

New –  was certainly the theme for last Sundays FBD league at Advantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday last. We had a new season, a new format for the FBD League, new rules, a new Mayo Management team, a new Leitrim manager and a new management team, a new Leitrim Sponsor, and Leitrim sporting their New Jerseys. Well if new was the theme beforehand, extraordinary was the word on every body’s lips afterwards as Leitrim turned in a massive performance to draw level with a vastly experienced Mayo team. To cap matters off it became a historic occasion when we had for the first time a game in a recognised competition finished on penalties. What a day to remember. This was a great start to the year for the new manager and his backroom team and indeed for the players and with performances like this we can look forward to the year ahead. Well done to all involved.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot at the recent draw and the following numbers were drawn were 21, 23, 24, 27. The following were winners in the draw. €50 Mark Leddy, Fenagh. €30 Tricia & Liz Oates, Trillick a Curry, Longford [online], €30 Jim Hickey, Listowel, Co. Kerry. There was no winner in the previous draw and the following were winners in the draw. €50 Owen Mitchell, Cloone [RIP] yearly ticket. €30 Sian Forde, Ballinaglera, €30 Mark & Ruth O’Donnell, Drumlegga, Cloone yearly Ticket. A big thank you to everybody who supported the Club Lotto.

Management Team – We are delighted to welcome on board our new team manager Paul Prior and his new selectors Philip Charles and Aidan Donoghue, and to wish them the best of luck for 2019. The turnout at training has been good and we look forward to the year ahead.

AGM – The club AGM will be held on Saturday January 26 in the clubhouse and all members are asked to attend. This is the most important meeting of the year so we urge members and supporters to attend.

Sympathy – We extend our sincere sympathy to the Heeran Family Adoon Cloone on the death of Irene Heeran recently. The Heeran family have been steeped in GAA tradition, and have contributed handsomely to GAA activities in the parish over a long number of years.

It is with great regret that we extend our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Jim Foy Riverstown Cloone, who died recently. Jim had been an active member of Cloone GAA in his young days and filled many important role, as a player, referee, umpire, linesman and indeed any other duty that was required. Jim also used his acting skills to great effect, to raise much needed funds for Cloone GAA when he participated in many local Drama productions organised by the club. Jim was also renowned for his dancing skills which he so eloquently displayed in Doherty’s Hall, much to the envy of the many young ambitious two left-footers in the hall. Jim would have taken his dancing skills to Maguires Hall in Correneary, to faraway places like the Wonderland in Bawnboy and indeed many more. Jim was a gentleman with a great love of music, and was much loved by all who knew him. To his wife Mary and his extended family we pass on our sincere sympathy.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot at the weekend and the following were winners in the draw. €50 Peter O’Donnell, Drumlegga, Cloone, €30 Mary T. Kelly, Cornagher, Cloone €30 Enda McCrossan, Stockport, UK. The jackpot is over € 7,000 00 and we appreciate your continued support.

Congratulations – We extend our congratulations across our Parish, County and Provincial borders to Longford Co Champions Mullinlachta on their outstanding success in winning the Leinster Senior Club football Championship in Tullamore on Sunday last. This victory will give heart and encouragement to all the smaller Gaa clubs throughout the Country. Well done to all involved.

Leitrim Wall – As part of Phase one of the Leitrim GAA Fundraising venture’ The Leitrim Wall’ a number of people in a number of clubs were invited to participate in this fundraising venture, As the Cloone club was part of phase one, people in the parish have received brochures and correspondence in relation to the scheme. The Committee of the scheme are now asking people who have received the brochures to let any of the Cloone GAA committee, or Enda Tiernan, or Gerry McGovern know if they wish to participate, or the can just return the brochure as directed in the correspondence..

NEW JERSEY.

It’s nice to see the recently launched new Leitrim Jersey sponsored by J. P.CLARKES. New York has returned to the old style hoop across the middle. It’s a beautiful jersey and hopefully it will bring us into a new era when Leitrim will have a run of success.

LOTTO RESULTS – There was no winner of the lotto Jackpot at the weekend and the following numbers were drawn,1, 10, 11,and 28. The following were winners in the draw,€50: Brian McCabe, Drumlegga, Cloone.€30: Jennifer McNamara, Camber, Cloone.€30: Imelda Sheridan, Aughaga, Moyne. Next draw on Dec 8 in Creegan’s with the jackpot at € 7000,00.

UNDER 20 – St Manachan’s under 20 team were beaten by Melvin Gaels on Sunday morning last on a score line of 2 11 to 2 05 compliments to our players who gave of their best and well done to Melvin Gaels.