Senior Championship – The lads ensured their place in the Quarter Finals with a win over Drumreilly on Saturday evening. We take on St Mary’s on Sunday at 1.30 in Ballinamore in the knockout stages.

U17 – Rinn Gaels faced Melvin Gaels in Pairc Sean last Saturday morning in the Minor 13 a side Final. We played a good first half but with all our hard work we went in at halftime only a point up. We started the second half with two points to leave it 07-04, they say goals win games and Melvin Gaels struck for their first of two goals in a five-minute purple patch. We struggled to control the running of Melvin Gaels and got it hard to break their defence, in fairness to our lads they never gave up. With five minutes to go, we trailed by five points but the battling spirit of these boys kept fighting and got two points to leave a goal in it. With only 3 minutes of injury time announced which probably could have been 5 or 6 minutes with all the stoppages in the second half. However, we piled on the pressure and very unlucky not to get a goal to level it only for a great save by the keeper and a follow-up shot coming off the post too. Credit has to go to the coaches Mark Duignan and Kevin Mallon and all the players for their hard work all year and only losing out by a kick of a ball. The team lined out as Sean O’Riordan, Tom Reel, Kieran Reen, Oisin Niblock, Ciarán McGlynn, Odhran Heslin, James Cunningham, Shane Mallon, Brendan Davis, Shane Reynolds, Ryan Cunningham, Jamie Quinn, Ciarán Reynolds, subs used James Doyle, Nathan Ward, Conor Niblock, Cian McNulty

U15 – We played our first championship game against Fenagh last Monday in Fenagh. The final score was 4-15 to 3-09. Our next game is away St Joseph’s Friday evening.

U11 – We played Mohill in a blitz last Saturday morning. We had a great morning’s work out. It’s great to see these boys and girls showing great potential and showing off the skills they have acquired. The team on the day was: Aaron Keighran, Sarah and Fionn O’Leary, Tara Davis, Andrew Bohan, Ultán McNulty, Brian Liu Doyle, Donnacha Colreavy, Ryan Egan, Patrick Gormley, Tadhg Crowe, Matthew Carlton.

Newtowngore Engineering Minor Final – The Rinn Gaels U17 lads will line out in Páirc Seán this Saturday with silverware at stake vs Melvin Gaels in the Minor 13 a side Championship Final. Throw in is at 12 noon. Best of luck to the entire team and management. Please come out and support the lads as they try to bring home the cup.

All Ireland Ticket Draw – We held our draw in Fox’s of Tooman on Friday night last. Thanks to everyone who supported the draw by buying a ticket. Thanks also to Jimmy and Kathleen for the use of the premises.

Winners were

1st 2 X All Ireland Tickets Ciaran Reynolds, Fearglass South

2nd 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Karl Keaney c/o Frank Flynn

3rd €50 Ciaran Woods Cattan

U3 Championship Final – After beating St Bridget’s in our semi final at home which was a very close encounter, we booked our place in the final versus Ballinamore in Cloone last Saturday morning at 12 o’clock. We started the game lively putting over 5 points in quick succession. As Ballinamore settled into the game it was tit for tat for the rest of the half. At half time we went in with a lead 09 to 05. We started the  second half where we left off in the first half and never surrendered our lead for the rest of the game. From start to finish we displayed great team work everyone working for each other all over the field. From our goalkeeper David Liu Doyle kick outs to our fullbacks Luke and Tommy keeping Ballinamore out. Our center half backs George, Jonathan and Nathan defending with real tenacity, our midfield pairing of Jack and Mathew controlled kick outs and set up several attacks. The three center half forwards Adam , Riaghan and Brian won vital ball to set up scores with Adam getting the only goal of the game. Our two inside forwards worked hard, Ultán setting up scores and Noah picking off the scores at vital stages in the game. There was some great free taking on display both from the hands and off the ground. Oisin and Jack played their part when they came off the bench to help out. We also had Aaron, Senan, Brian, Ben, Ollie and Ryan to call on too. We ran out winners on a score line 1-16 to 12 points. This group of lads have put in a huge effort all year and their hard work has paid off in style in winning the U13 championship. Well done to the entire panel and their mentors Tom, Seamus, Ciaran and Richie.

Weekend Fixtures – It’s a winner take all clash in Cloone on Friday evening as we face Drumreilly in the Connacht Gold SFC with a Quarter Final place on the line. Huge support needed for the lads. Throw in 5pm.

Junior A Championship – Unfortunately the lads bowed out of the Junior A Championship, as they faced a very strong St Mary’s team on Saturday evening. Hard luck to the lads who out in a great effort all year.

All Ireland Ticket Draw this Friday Night – It will be Tyrone vs The Dubs on All Ireland Final Day and we are giving you the chance to be there to witness the event. Tickets for our All Ireland Draw are still on sale from all players and club officials with the top prize being 2 x Tickets for this year’s All Ireland Football. Other prizes include 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel and a cash prize. Tickets are €5 each or three for €10. All support for the draw is hugely appreciated and if your not in you can’t win.
Tickets will be on sale right up to the time of the draw this Friday night the 31st of August in Fox’s of Tooman.
Senior Championship – The lads picked up another two points with a win over Dromahair at the weekend. This sets us up with a do or die clash with Drumreilly the weekend after the All Ireland Final with a place in the Last 8 up for grabs.

Junior Championship – The Junior lads face St. Mary’s in the Junior A Quarter Finals this Saturday evening at 6pm in Mohill. All support for the lads is much appreciated.

Rinn Gaels U17 – Well done to these lads who have made it to the Newtowngore Engineering Minor Div 2 Championship Final with a semi final win over Glencar Manor last week.

U13 – Congratulations to our U13 team who had the bare minimum to spare over St Brigid’s in the Barna Recycling U13 Div 2 Championship Semi Final on Monday evening, 1-7 to 0-9 the final score. These lads join our U17s in Championship finals this year so well done to the also.

Comhbrón – We extend our deepest sympathies to the family of Richard Flynn who does suddenly last week.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
All Ireland Ticket Draw – It will be Tyrone vs The Dubs on All Ireland Final Day and we are giving you the chance to be there to witness the event. Tickets for our All Ireland Draw are still on sale from all players and club officials with the top prize being 2 x Tickets for this year’s All Ireland Football. Other prizes include 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel and a cash prize. Tickets are €5 each or three for €10. All support for the draw is hugely appreciated and if your not in you can’t win. Tickets will be on sale right up to the time of the draw on Friday night the 31st of August in Fox’s of Tooman.

Junior Championship – The Junior Team came up short against Carrigallen in the final round of the Junior A championship on Saturday evening but are still through to the knockout stages where St Mary’s await them in the quarter finals.

Newtowngore Engineering U17 Championship – The Rinn Gaels U17 lads were victorious in the 13 a side Semi Final against Glencar Manor on Monday evening. The final now awaits. Well done to the team and management.

Weekend Fixtures – This weekend the Seniors continue their Group stage with an important game against Dromahair. Throw in is 6.30 in Páirc Seán on Saturday evening. All support for the lads appreciated.

Wedding Bells – There has been wedded bliss in the air lately and we would like to extend our warmest congratulations and best wishes for the future to the following couples who tied the knot recently:

Amanda Faughnan, Cattan and Pauric McNerney, Dromard. Amanda’s dad Fintan is one of our ever reliable umpires and a lifetime supporter of Gortletteragh GAA

Maria Heaney, Cattan and Shaun Kelly who arrived back from overseas to get married.
Aideen McGarry, Drumhass, and Paul Early, Mohill. Aideen is a former ladies player with the club and her dad Micheal is also a club stalwart, having previously served as club Chairman.

We wish all three couples every happiness for their futures.
Senior Championship – The lads got off the mark in the Connacht Gold SFC with a win over neighbours Mohill in Cloone on Saturday evening. There is a break in the Championship before we face Dromahair in the next round.

Junior Championship – The Junior Team came up short against a well organised Glenfarne Kilty team in the second round of the championship on Sunday.

All Ireland Ticket Draw – It will be Tyrone vs The Dubs on All Ireland Final Day and we are giving you the chance to be there to witness the event. Tickets for our All Ireland Draw are now on sale from all players and club officials with the top prize being 2 x Tickets for this year’s All Ireland Football. Other prizes include 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel and a cash prize. Tickets are €5 each or three for €10. All support for the draw is hugely appreciated and if your not in you can’t win.

Trip to Croke Park – Some of our underage section headed to GAA HQ to take in the Tyrone vs Dublin Semi Final. A good day was had by all and thanks to everyone involved in organising the trip.

Newtowngore Engineering U17 Championship – The Rinn Gaels U17 lads are in the Minor B Championship Semi Final, with their opponents yet to be determined. Keep an eye on paper and facebook for news of this fixture.

Weekend Fixtures – This weekend the Juniors finish out their Group stage with a game against Carrigallen. Throw in is 7.00 in Cloone on Saturday evening. All support for the lads appreciated.

Get Well Soon – We wish Cian Mulvey a speedy recovery from a knock picked up at the weekend.

Congrats and Best of Luck – To all our players and young people in the parish receiving their Leaving Cert results today. We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.

Connacht Gold SFC – We came up short against Ballinamore in our first Senior Championship outing of the year in Cloone on Saturday. The lads are out again next weekend were the will look to get back to winning ways.

Weekend Fixtures – The Seniors are out again this weekend in Round 2 of the Connacht Gold SFC. Aughawillan are the opposition in Ballinamore on Saturday evening. Throw in 7pm. All support for the lads is appreciated.

Pyramid Bookmakers JFC – The Junior Team got their championship off to a good start with a 2-7 to 0-7 win over Drumkeerin in Ballinamore on Sunday afternoon. Well done to the lads and management.

Rinn Gaels U17 – These lads are performing well and currently lie second in the group having picked up a win away to Glencar Manor on Monday evening. Next Monday they host neighbour Mohill in the final group game. Keep an eye on leitrimgaa.ie for details.

All Ireland Ticket Draw – As the Super 8’s reach their conclusion this year’s All Ireland Final Pairing is sure to attract a keen level of interest. Tickets for our All Ireland Draw are now on sale from all players and club officials with the top prize being 2 x Stand Tickets for this year’s All Ireland Football. Other prizes include 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel and a cash prize. Tickets are €5 each or three for €10

Get well soon – Get well soon to Seán Costello and Shane Sorohan who picked up knocks on Sunday in the Junior game vs Drumkeerin.

Dunnes Bar Division 1 – The lads drew with Ballinamore in Ballinamore on Saturday in what was ironically a prelude to this weekends championship game. Score 3-7 to 1-13.

Connacht Gold SFC 2018 – The lads get the 2018 Championship underway with a game against Ballinamore on Saturday evening. Throw in is 7pm in Cloone. Best of luck to Liam Barry Oliver and the team. All support is hugely appreciated.

Junior Championship 2018 – The Juniors get their championship underway with a game against Drumkeerin on Sunday at 1.30 in Ballinamore. As with the seniors, good support for the lads would be appreciated as the championship gets underway.

Cúl Camp – An excellent and enjoyable week was had in the park last week as the Cul Camp took place. Lots of young footballers honed their skills. Thanks to Shane O’Rourke and his coaches for an enjoyable week.

County U16 – Gortletteragh player Tom Reel and his Rinn Gaels teammate Shane Mallon are currently lining out in the Gerry Reilly U16 tournament. Our own Mark Heslin is involved as a mentor with this group. Best of luck in upcoming games lads.
All Ireland Ticket Draw – As the Super 8’s get underway this year’s All Ireland Final Pairing is sure to attract a keen level of interest. Tickets for our All Ireland Draw are now on sale from all players and club officials with the top prize being 2 x Stand Tickets for this year’s All-Ireland Football. Other prizes include 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel and a cash prize. Tickets are €5 each or three for €10.

Comhbrón – We extend our sincere sympathies to the Leslie Family, Drumhirk, on the sad passing of Oliver last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Under 12 Cross Border Plate Champions – What a game we had in Longford last Sunday morning! It was like a shoot-out at high noon. We thought we saw everything from this group but they held their best till last. Ballymahon started off very fast where they went into 2-02 lead before we hit back with 4 points. At halftime, the score read 2-03 to 0-06 in Ballymahon’s favor. They held the lead the whole way through the second half until the last minute when Gortletteragh kept battling and found a way to draw the game. With the game ending in a draw, extra time ensued, it was getting like the World Cup. After extra time and some huge displays of composure and determination, with skill and a never say die attitude from our backs, midfielders and forwards and a man of the match performance from our goalkeeper we came out on top with a scoreline of 1-12 to 2-08. Team: Ultán McNulty, Brian Liu Doyle, Ben Cunningham, Daragh McGirl, David Liu Doyle, Patrick Gormley, George Glaze, Noah McNulty, John McGoldrick, Tommy Reen, Cian Sorohan, Mathew Carlton, Tomas Hynes, Andrew Bohan, Ryan Egan, Tadhg Crowe, Ollie McManus,

Dunnes Bar Division 1 League – The lads suffered a seven-point defeat to St Mary’s at the weekend. Tonight (Wed) they travel to face Ballinaglera at 8pm while Mohill are the visitors to the park on Saturday evening at 7. All support for the lads much appreciated.

Newtowngore Engineering U17 Championship – The Rinn Gaels U17 lads get their championship underway on Thursday evening as they travel to take on Annaduff. Throw in time available on leitrimgaa.ie

Barna Recycling U13 Championship – The U13s begin their championship campaign also on Thursday and they travel to take on St Brigid’s. Best of luck to the team and mentors. Throw in time available on leitrimgaa.ie

All Ireland Ticket Draw – As the Super 8’s get underway this year’s All Ireland Final Pairing is sure to attract a keen level of interest. Tickets for our All Ireland Draw are now on sale from all players and club officials with the top prize being 2 x Stand Tickets for this year’s All Ireland Football. Other prizes include 2 nights B&B in Lough Rynn Castle Hotel and a cash prize. Tickets are €5 each or three for €10.

Congratulations – To Colm and Aoife Rowe, Tooman, on the recent birth of their daughter Lucy Rita. A future Gortletteragh star, no doubt.

Qualifiers – Hard luck to Seamus and Jack and the rest of the Leitrim team as Monaghan put a stop to the qualifier run at the weekend.

Dunnes Bar Division 1 – Division 1 resumes at the weekend and we are at home to St Mary’s Saturday evening at 8 pm. All support for the lads is  appreciated

U-12 Cross County – We played our semi-final last Thursday evening at home against St.Joseph’s  Aughavas/Carrigallen, both teams are a credit to their clubs with a very entertaining game, it was tit for tat the whole way through. We got a slight lead early on and never surrendered it. There were some huge displays all over the pitch, from our young lads with some great goalkeeping and defending, to the older boys which led the way forward in the middle of the field and up front. The final score was Gortletteragh 5-12, St.Joseph’s 3-16. This group has to be complimented on their performances throughout this tournament. The team lined out Ultán McNulty, Ben Cunningham, Brian Liu Doyle, Dáire McGirl, David Liu Doyle, Ryan Egan, Noah McNulty, George Glaze, Aaron Keighran, Cian Sorahan, John McGoldrick, Tomás Hynes, Oliver McManus and Tadgh Crowe.
The final is fixed for this Thursday 5th July at 7pm in Pearse Park Longford, versus Ballymahon.

U-13’s – Our U13s will start their championship on Thursday 12th July.

U17’s – Our Under 17’s have their 1st Championship game on Monday 9th July. Please check Leitrim GAA website for all fixtures.
All Ireland Qualifiers – Well done to Jack and Seamus and the entire Leitrim team and management on their qualifier win over Louth last Saturday. Their reward was a clash against Monaghan in Páirc Seán on Saturday at 2.30. Best of luck to Jack, Seamus and all involved.

Division 3 – We are away to St Mary’s on Sunday at 12 noon.

Cúl Camps – Gortletteragh hosts it’s annual GAA Cúl Camp on 16-20 July. Booking can only be done online at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Wedding Bells – We extend our warmest congratulations to Mark Mitchell, Trean and Tracey Dillon who were married in Tracey’s native Ballinamuck last Saturday. Mark has represented the club at all levels with distinction and we wish you both a lifetime of health and happiness.

Comhbrón – We extend our sympathies to the Kennedy family, Mohill GAA and the wider Mohill community on the passing of Mary Kennedy at the weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Division 1 – Well done to the lads on a 2-13 to 0-15 win over Aughawillan at the weekend. No Division 1 game this weekend.

Leitrim U20 – The Leitrim U20 play Mayo in Castlebar on Saturday with a place in the Connacht Final at stake. Best of luck to all involved.

Best of Luck – To all our Club members and supporters as the tackle the State Exams this week.

School Boy Success – Congratulations and well done to our schoolboys who won their cup final last Tuesday evening in Páirc Seán beating Aughnasheelin. From start to finish we controlled the game. Aughnasheelin couldn’t get a grip of our running and movement of our players. We had great performances from David Liu Doyle in goals, Luke McManus and George Glaze in defense, Jack Reynolds (C) and Mathew Davis in midfield and Riaghan Ward, Senan Curran, Noah McNulty, Tomás Hynes and John McGoldrick up front. Well done boys. The parents, boys and school would like to thank Jack Reynolds’ grandmother for sponsoring food after the game, thank you Anne.

U12 Cross Border League – Our U12s had their first Longford/ Leitrim game last Thursday evening versus Bornacoola in Dromod.  The teams were evenly matched, it was end to end from start to finish. This game had everything from great goals, point taking, running, defending, tackling and goalkeeping. After a very exciting game Gortletteragh came out on top. It’s great to see Gortletteragh fielding an all boys team at 13 aside. We play Leitrim Gaels this Thursday evening at home at 7:30. Thanks to Bornacoola for refreshments after the game on such a hot evening.

U11 – Our U11s travelled to Fenagh for their blitz last Tuesday. . We had a break over the bank holiday weekend. We’ll be back in action next week.
Connacht Championship – Hard luck to Jack and Seamus and the Leitrim panel who bowed out of the Connacht Championship at the weekend against Roscommon. All eyes turn to the Qualifiers now.

Weekend Fixtures – The Dunne’s Bar Division 1 resumes this weekend with Aughawillan visiting the park on Bank Holiday Sunday, throw in 12 noon. Please come out and support the lads.

Congratulations – We extend sincere congratulations to Cathal and Laura Quinn, Gortletteragh on the birth of their daughter Willow, a sister for Mia Lillie and Jack. A future Gortletteragh player no doubt.

Celtic Challenge – Well done to Rinn Gaels players  Kieran Reen Shane Mallon and Sean Ó’Roirdan who are hurling away with the Leitrim U17 Celtic Challenge Team and putting in some eye catching displays. Well done lads keep it up.

Nicky Rackard – Cathal and Kevin are representing us on the Leitrim Hurling panel who face Tyrone in Pairc Sean on Saturday at 3 pm. Support for the lads is much appreciated.

Cúl Camps – Cul Camp takes place in Gortletteragh on the 16 – 20 July. Places are booking up fast and can only be booked online. Google Leitrim GAA Cul Camps for more info.

U15s – Our U15s went down to a much stronger Leitrim Gaels team last Monday evening in Leitrim Gaels home pitch. The boys fought hard but Leitrim Gaels proved too strong on the day. Our next game is a shield semi final tomorrow Thursday 31st May. Check Leitrim Gaa fixtures for more details.

Underage Table Quiz – We had our annual table quiz last Friday night in the community center. We had a great turnout on the night of adults and kids tables. We’d like to thank all the local businesses that sponsored spot prizes and gave generous donations and food, we’d also like to thank all the parents who helped out with hot food and setting up for the night, Ned Heslin for the sound, Emer Duffy who presided as quiz master and her team of correctors Michaela & Emma and the raffle ticket sellers. Thanks to County player Jack Heslin for presenting U15 league medals. We had a very good and successful night thanks to all who supported.

School Boys – By the time of going to print the schoolboys will have played their final. Best of luck to all involved.

Comhbrón – The club would like to extend deepest sympathies to the Sorohan families on the sudden passing of Kevin last weekend. All underage club activities were postponed as a mark of respect. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.