Fundraising Club Draw – Tickets for the 2019 draw are on sale and teams of sellers will be making rounds in the coming weeks. 2019 will be one of our biggest in recent years.
16th Feb 2019 in the Welcome Inn Cornageeha, with a great night in store.
A massive €5000 is up for grabs as a first prize, which would definitely be a great way to round off the Winter.
Other prizes in the 2019 draw include;
2nd: €500
3rd: €200 Voucher for Spirit Clothing & Menswear, Longford.
4th: €100 sponsored by Costello Auto Repair, Tooman
5th: €100 sponsored by Colum Fox.
Tickets are priced at €20 and are currently on sale from club officers and players.
County Matters – Well Done to Jack Heslin, David Mulvey and Francis Flynn who are all currently part of the County Senior Panel at the moment.
Santas vs Elves – The battle of the festive season was renewed again on St Stephens Day as the Santa’s got one over on the Elves in an entertaining contest played in festive spirits. Thanks to all the players for tagging out for the seasonal spectacle and to Terry Kelleher for organising the match day uniforms.

A sum in the region of thousand Euro was raised on the day with all proceeds going to the Leitrim / West Cavan branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.

Underage Medal Presentation – Huge thanks to All-Star Rory Beggan for presenting medals to our U12’s, U13’s and U15’s Sunday evening 16th. Our MC on the night was Terry Kelleher. Rory was a great example to all our young footballers and he gave a great insight into what it takes to become the best. Terry did an excellent job on the night- it was as good as the Sunday Game.! Thanks, Terry.

We’d like to thank all who supported our Christmas hamper draw on the night too. First prize: Danny Costello
Runner up prizes; Carla Mitchell, Tom Crowe, Margaret Reilly, Tomas Hynes, Sarah O’Leary, Colum Fox.

We’d like to thank everyone who helped out on the night from doing the sound, taking photos, organising the hall and helping to put away all the chairs and tables afterwards, serving out the refreshments/food and all who sponsored prizes for the hamper. A special thanks to Santa for making an appearance on the night!! A big thanks to all the Underage footballers who made the Christmas hamper draw a great success. A big well done again to the successful U12’s, U13’s and U15’s. Wishing you all a very Happy new year and looking forward to more successes in the future.

Fundraising Club Draw – Our Annual Fundraising Draw is our main fundraising initiative every year and the 2019 draw will be one of our biggest in recent years. A massive €5000 is up for grabs as a first prize, which would definitely be a great way to round off the Winter.
Other prizes in the 2019 draw include;
2nd: €500
3rd: €200 Voucher for Spirit Clothing & Menswear, Longford.
4th: €100 sponsored by Costello Auto Repair, Tooman
5th: €100 sponsored by Colum Fox.

Tickets are priced at €20 and are currently on sale from club officers and players.

Our 2019 Club Draw will be held on 16th Feb 2019 in the Welcome Inn Cornageeha, with a great night in store. As always, support for the draw is sincerely appreciated

Happy New Year – Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous New Year from all at Gortletteragh GAA Club
SANTAS vs ELVES RETURNS DEC 26TH – Gortletteragh GAA grounds will again host the annual Santas vs Elves charity match on St Stephens Day. Last year’s match was a huge success raising over €1,700 for University Hospital Galway Oncology Unit. This year all proceeds will go to the Leitrim / West Cavan branch of Down Syndrome Ireland. Players of past and present are welcome to take sides in the battle and join in on the day. Throw in is at 2pm. Admission is optional. Everyone invited and encouraged to come along and show their support. Players interested in taking sides on the day get in touch with Darren or Terry.

AGM – The Club AGM was held last Thursday night and was well attended. Excellent reports were delivered by our secretary and treasurer and all sitting officers were returned to their positions for 2019. Lots of progress and initiatives planned for 2019 so keep up to date by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Congratulations – Congratulations to one of our stalwart forwards Conor Reynolds, Gortletteragh, and Fiona McLoughlin, Tavneena, Charleston, Co. Mayo, who were engaged last week. Conor has represented the club and indeed Leitrim at Minor and U21 level with distinction for many years and we all you the best in the preparations for your big day.

Key of the Door – Congratulations to another stalwart club player Conor Woods who celebrated his 21st in the Welcome Inn at the weekend. Many happy returns Conor.

Underage Medal Presentation – Monaghan GAA All Star Rory Beggan was on hand on Sunday evening to present our championship winning U15 and U13 teams with their medals. The U12 Cross Border Team also received their Plate Winners Medals on the night. Rory gave a brilliant talk on the evening and Santa even made an appearance to the delight of our younger supporters. Thanks to the coaching committee and everyone involved in the organising of the event.

Merry Christmas – Seasons Greetings to all our members, players, coaches, supporters parishioners and anyone connected with the club at home and abroad. Here’s to a peaceful holiday season and prosperous 2019.

Thanks – To John Connolly and Staff at the Leitrim Observer for their sports coverage of our teams and facilitation of our weekly notes throughout 2018.
AGM – Club AGM takes place this Thursday night the 13th December in the Community Centre at 8pm. All welcome.

Underage Medal Presentation –  Medal Presentation is on this Sunday 16th December, in  the Community Centre at 5:30pm. We have Monaghan’s 2018 All Star Rory Beggan coming to present the U-12, U-13 and U-15 winning teams with their medals. Tea / Coffee refreshments will be served afterwards, so please come along and join in with our celebrations on this night to remember

Underage Christmas Fundraiser – Gortletteragh’s Underage Section have a Christmas Hamper up for grabs, €2 for a line for anyone feeling lucky! Sheets of lines are circulating at the minute, thanks to all who have supported so far, and there’s still time left for anyone who hasn’t had the chance yet! We will make the draw in the Hall on the night after the Medal Presentation, good luck to all.

Club Draw 2019 – Our Annual Fundraising Draw is our main fundraising initiative every year and the 2019 draw will be one of our biggest in recent years.
A massive €5000 is up for grabs as a first prize, which would definitely be a great way to round off the Winter.

Other prizes in the 2019 draw include;
2nd: €500
3rd: €200 Voucher for Spirit Clothing & Menswear, Longford.
4th: €100 sponsored by Costello Auto Repair, Tooman
5th: €100 sponsored by Colum Fox.
Tickets are priced at €20 and are currently on sale from club officers and players.
Our 2019 Club Draw will be held on 16th Feb 2019 in the Welcome Inn Cornageeha, with a great night in store.
As always, support for the draw is sincerely appreciated.
New Leitrim Jersey – The JP Clarke’s Era began at the weekend as the new Leitrim Jersey was launched in New York with our own club chairman Barry Costello in attendance. We hope there’s great days ahead for  Seamus and Caitriona as main sponsors and for Leitrim also.
Medal Presentation –  All-StarRory Beggan will be presenting the victorious U-12, U-13 and U-15 teams with their much deserving Championship medals at our presentation evening on Sunday 16th of December.
Please come and join our celebrations, get to meet this year’s All-Star Rory Beggan and our own young stars of the future on what’s promised to be a fun filled evening, with refreshments served.

Club Draw 2019 – Our Annual Fundraising Draw is our main fundraising initiative every year and the 2019 draw will be one of our biggest in recent years. A massive €5000 is up for grabs as a first prize, which would definitely be a great way to round off the Winter. Other prizes in the 2019 draw include 2nd: €500 3rd: €200 Voucher for Spirit Clothing & Menswear, Longford. 4th: €100 sponsored by Costello Auto Repair, Tooman 5th: €100 sponsored by Colum Fox. Tickets are priced at €20 and are currently on sale from club officers and players.

Our 2019 Club Draw will be held on 16th Feb 2019 in the Welcome Inn Cornageeha, with a great night in store. As always, support for the draw is sincerely appreciated.

AGM –Club AGM will take place on Thursday the 13th December @ 8pm in the Community Centre. Any motions etc. to be with the secretary no later than Sunday 9th December. All Welcome.
Club Draw 2019 
Our Annual Fundraising Draw is our main fundraising initiative every year and the 2019 draw will be one of our biggest in recent years.
A massive €5000 is up for grabs as a first prize, which would definitely be a great way to round off the Winter.
Other prizes in the 2019 draw include;
2nd: €500
3rd: €200 Voucher for Spirit Clothing & Menswear, Longford.
4th: €100 sponsored by Costello Auto Repair, Tooman
5th: €100 sponsored by Colum Fox.
Tickets are priced at €20 and are currently on sale from club officers and players.
Our 2019 Club Draw will be held on 16th Feb 2019 in the Welcome Inn Cornageeha, with a great night in store.
As always, support for the draw is sincerely appreciated.
AGM – The Club AGM will take place on Thursday the 13th December @ 8pm in the Centre.
Congratulations – To Phillip & Catriona Bohan, Farnaught, on the birth of their son Bobby last week.
U20 – Well done to our U20 team and management on their win in the opening round of the U20 Championship on Sunday morning against Drumkeeran.

Club Draw 2019 – Our Annual Fundraising Draw is our main fundraising initiative every year and the 2019 draw will be one of our biggest in recent years.

A massive €5000 is up for grabs as a first prize, which would definitely be a great way to round off the Winter.

Other prizes in the 2019 draw include;

2nd: €500
3rd: €200 Voucher for Spirit Clothing & Menswear, Longford.
4th: €100 sponsored by Costello Auto Repair, Tooman
5th: €100 sponsored by Colum Fox.

Tickets are priced at €20 and are currently on sale from club officers and players.

Our 2019 Club Draw will be held on 16th Feb 2019 in the Welcome Inn Cornageeha, with a great night in store.

As always, support for the draw is sincerely appreciated.

AGM – The Club AGM will take place on Thursday the 13th December @ 8pm in the Centre.

Weekend Fixtures – The U20 will contest the U20 Championship Semi Final Sunday @ 11 am. St Mary’s will provide the opposition, the game is an away fixture. We wish the lads the best of luck and all support for them is much appreciated.

Connacht Club Championship  –Hard luck to Aughawillan who represented Leitrim well at the weekend but came up short against Mayo’s Ballintubber.

Intermediate Final – Congratulations to Fenagh GAA Club who took home the Intermediate title at the weekend, with many past players from victorious Fenagh Gortletteragh Minor and U21 teams featuring in both games. Commiserations to a gallant Annaduff side who we’ve shared many battles with down the years

U15 – Our U15 semifinal is set for this Friday evening under lights at 7 o’clock in center of excellence Annaduff. All support greatly appreciated. These lads have done exceptionally well throughout the group stage winning all their games. Best of luck to the team and mentors.

Goalkeepers Training Camp – Goalkeepers camp 30th & 31st October in the Centre of Excellence ages between 12-18. Time 10am – 1 pm. Contact 085 1594191 for more info.

Mindfulness Classes – Taking place in the Community Centre on Monday nights, 8-10 €5 entry with refreshments.

Church Gate Collection – We will be holding our annual Church Gate collection this weekend at all there churches. All support and donations received are hugely appreciated

Wedding Bells – We wish to congratulate former player Simon Egan, Cornageeha, and Kerri Quinn, Gortfadda, Mohill or their recent wedding, held in the sunnier climes of Santorini, Greece. Simon is currently plying his footballing trade Down Under. We wish you both a lifetime of health and happiness from all at Gortletteragh GAA Club.

Cathal Clancy and Mamie Reilly Tournament – We held our annual U11 and U9 tournaments versus Cloone last Sunday. Our U7s had their first game also which was a great success. We had a great day of football from our U7s starting to learn their skills, to our U9s and U11s showing off their own skills. Thanks to Cloone for the great games for another year, and thanks to all who helped out on the day. We were all very glad to come indoors to the warmth and enjoy the refreshments provided on a day that turned out wetter than we’d hoped for.

U15 – We played Melvin Gaels at home last Saturday. In the first minute of the game we conceded a penalty and they converted. So we played catch up for most of the first half. But by the time halftime whistle blew we had taken the lead by nine points with three well-struck goals. We never surrendered the lead from there till the full-time whistle. Next up is Sean O’Heslin in Ballinamore this Saturday morning. The team on the day was: J Shields, R Cunningham, D Heslin, A Liu Doyle, C Niblock, B Naughton, O Heslin, B Davis, M Reynolds, C McNulty, N Ward, C Reynolds, R Ward. Subs used C O’Leary, J Reynolds, L McManus

County Final – Best of luck to neighbours Mohill as they contest the Connacht Gold SFC Final this weekend.

Gaeltacht Scholarships – Leitrim GAA County Committee in conjunction with Leitrim County Council is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to boys and girls living in County Leitrim. Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course. Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2019 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club. The closing date for applications is Friday 26 October 2018.
Comhbrón – We extend our sympathies on behalf of all at the club to the Meehan family, Dromahair, Dromahair GAA Club and the wider GAA community in Leitrim and further afield on the sad passing of Jim Meehan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Cathal Clancy and Mamie Reilly Tournament – The Cathal Clancy and Mamie Reilly tournament is scheduled for this Sunday 7th. Our U7s will have a mini-game with Cloone also. Games throw in at 1 o’clock followed by refreshments in the community center, all welcome.

U13’s Regional Final –  The U13s regional final was on last Tuesday night in Cloone, Carrick region versus Lough Allen region. We had four players representing our club, all on the starting team Jack Reynolds, Mathew Davis, Luke McManus and Riaghan Ward. After a slow start, we took control of the game and never looked in trouble throughout the rest of the game. We witnessed some fantastic football on the night from both teams. Well done boys and also to Tom Ward who was a coach.

U12 Skills Competition – Well done to  David Liu Doyle, Tommy Reen, George Glaze and Aaron Keighran competing in last Friday evenings skills competition in Kiltubrid. The boys did very well on the night but came up short, well done to Fenagh who came first.

U15 Championship – Our U15s played Kiltubrid in Gortletteragh Friday 21st. After a tough battle we came away with a win. We travelled to Drumkeeran last Sunday for our fifth game of the championship and left with two points in the bag. We play Melvin Gaels at home this Saturday 6th and then we play Sean Ó hEislen away Saturday 13th.

U11 – Our U11s had a great blitz in Bornacoola last Saturday morning. Keep up the good work players and coaches.
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.