Div 4 – Our division 4 team took part in a thrilling game against Cloone in our pitch on Sunday. In a game where both teams were able to find plenty of space and play good attacking football, it was only fair that it ended a draw with a scoreline of Kiltubrid 1-18 to Cloone 2-15. Well done to all involved.

Exam Time! – Best of luck to all Kiltubrid GAA Students who are continuing to sit their Junior and Leaving Cert Exams

Wedding Bells – Congratulations to our own Eamon Geoghegan & Nicola Finlay who tied the knot on Friday last. We would like to wish you both the very best for the future.

Special Olympics – The Olympic torch arrived in St Bridget’s NS Kiltubrid on Monday 11th of June with members of the South Leitrim club, Supporters, volunteers, families all attending. The Pupils and teachers of St Bridgets fundraised for Leitrim’s clubs and this was their reward.

Lá na gClubanna – A great end to the June Bank Holiday saw a big crowd descend on a sun-kissed Pairc Cill Tiobraid for our Lá na gClubanna hosted by Kiltubrid GAA and Kiltubrid LGFA.  Activities for the Kids included novelty obstacle course, Rounders, Football and a keenly contested Tug O’War.  Thank You to Paul Carthy for providing Sound on the Day, our excellent Face Painters, those who provided the lovely Food & Drinks and everyone who helped the day run smoothly.

Club Strategic Plan 2017-2020 – Our Club Strategic Plan 2017-2020 was launched at the weekend in conjunction with our Lá na gClubanna by Connacht Council President Gerry McGovern.  We’d like to acknowledge both Gerry and Declan Bohan’s input in helping us form this Strategic Plan.  Well done to all who contributed their time and ideas which has allowed us put together plan through to 2020 which we will aim to follow over the next few years.  The Plan is available for viewing via our Club Website www.kiltubrid.gaa.ie

Schools Final – Hard luck to Drumcong NS Boys team who were defeated in the League Final by Drumlease NS last week.  Well done to Players, Coaches, Teachers & Parents on their efforts over the last few months.

Div 2 – Congrats to our division two team who had a deserved win against Mohill on a scoreline of 2-13 to 17 points. No game fixed for this weekend.

Div 4 – Our division four team have an important league game on Sunday the 10th in our pitch at 12:00. Please support.

Wedding – All at the club would like to send Congratulations to James Foley and Bonnie Larounders who tied the knot at the weekend. We would like to wish you both the best for the future.

Under 12 – Kiltubrid and Sean O’Heslins are coming as Cill Mhór Gaels in the Longford-Leitrim Cross Border Un12 League.  They got there campaign up and running with a win away to Northern Gaels in Longford last week.

Lá na gClubanna – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA are holding a Family/Fun/Community Day on Bank Holiday Monday 4th June in Pairc Cill Tiobraid.  This will be a day packed with Free fun activities and events for Kids both big and small. Please keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter, Website and Notes for further details.

Old Photographs – We’re currently compiling an archive of old Photo’s relating to the History of GAA in the Parish.  If you have anything in your own collection at home that you think may be of interest can you please contact Sheila by email at [email protected]

Dunnes Bar Division 2 – Hard luck to all involved as we lost a tough match to our neighbours Allen Gaels on a scoreline of 1:07 to 2:09. No fixtures this weekend.

Swan Bar Division 4 – Our second team is playing on Sunday 27th against Aughavas in Aughavas pitch at 2pm. Please support.

Leitrim v Roscommon – This Championship decider is taking place in Pairc Sean on Saturday evening 26th, with throw-in at 5:30pm. This is sure to be a sellout event and we would like to wish all involved with the Leitrim team the very best of luck.

Dunnes Bar Division 2 – Hard luck to our division two team who lost in a tough battle against Bornacoola on a scoreline of 1-15 to 11 points. Our next fixture is against our neighbours Allen Gaels in our own pitch (Kiltubrid) on Saturday 19th at 7pm. Please support

Swan Bar Division 4 – Our division 4 team lost a very tight game against Dromahair on a scoreline of 2-09 to 2-08. No games fixed for this weekend.

Westlink Coaches Under 15 – Our under 15 team is playing on Thursday evening on our pitch. Please show your support.

First Holy Communion – Best wishes to all the Boys & Girls from St Brigid’s National School who celebrated their First Communion on Sunday in Drumcong.

Volleyball Champions – Well done to Drumshanbo Vocation School who completed a historic treble winning the Junior Volleyball All-Ireland Final to add to the Senior and Cadette Titles from earlier in the season.  Kiltubrid again was well represented with underage Stars Danny McWeeney and Alan Mulhall part of the Drumshanbo Team, well-done lads.

Birthday Greetings – Congrats to Kiltubrid Supporter Stevie Flynn, Funshinagh who celebrated a Birthday Milestone last weekend with Family and Friends.  Stevie holds the unique accolade of being the Drumcong United Manager for over 30 Years outlasting both Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger.

Kiltubrid in New York – Well done to our own team who played against Leitrim New York GAA on Saturday evening last. This was a good spirited game where our lads gave it there all and got the win. More to Follow next week.

Well done  – A huge well done to our county team who overcame a strong New York team on Sunday evening. It was a game that seemed to have it all and while they left it late our county dug deep for the win! Well done to all involved!

Thanks to Iradio – Our Video once again is making waves on the Internet with Iradio promoting our club. Check it out on the Iradio page if you haven’t seen it already or you can check it out on our website either.

National Spring Clean – Well done to our hearty band of Volunteers who took part in the National Spring Clean in conjunction with Leitrim County Council over the weekend.  Areas covered in the Parish included Annadale, Drumawheel, Liscarbin, Drumcong, Carrickport, Letterfine and Curragha.

Annual Car Wash – Kiltubrid Ladies will be hosting their annual carwash this coming SATURDAY MAY 5th at Kiltubrid GAA Grounds from 10.30am – 2.30pm.  Come along to get your car, van, jeep or even tractor shining and support our ladies in the process.  Like, share and spread the word!

Swan Bar Division 4 – Our Division 4 team had a hard fought win against neighbours Leitrim Gaels with a score of 3:08 to 1:07. Well done to all involved!

Westlink Coaches Under 15 League – Well done to our Under 15 Boys who started the League with a win away to Melvin Gaels on Thursday evening. They have another game on Thursday 3rd of May in Dromahair.

Fundraising Video – In 2018 Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA clubs are undertaking a major fundraising drive to completely renovate our playing facilities, the hub of the community. Like many rural communities in Ireland, a great number of Kiltubrid people have left their native parish for pastures new to the four corners of Ireland and the world in search of employment and adventure. It is the Irish way.

We have produced this video with the intention of conveying the true meaning of what this small patch of ground means to us as a community. For those no longer living in the parish, hopefully, it invokes a sense of pleasant nostalgia and you can reminisce on the good times spent here.

We are calling out to our diaspora throughout the country and world to pull on the Kiltubrid jersey once again and assist us in creating a facility that we can be proud of, that the future generations of Kiltubrid men and women can be proud of.  We need your help. We have set up a Fundraising page which enables you to donate towards our project. Any donation would be hugely appreciated.

It seems to be capturing the right attention as the website www.joe.ie has given us a great write up.
Remember if anyone especially our ExPats want to join the many others and support our Fundraising drive you can make a donation securely online via https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kiltubrid_GAA/memberdonate

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.”

Congratulations – Congratulations to our club player Mickey Earley and ladies club player Anja on the birth of their son Callum. We wish them all the best!

Kiltubrid GAA v Leitrim NY GFC – We’re delighted to announce that Kiltubrid will take on the Leitrim NY GFC on Saturday 5th May in Gaelic Park at 6pm in a curtain raiser to the Main Event on Sunday.  This will be a great chance for Kiltubrid and Leitrim ExPats alike to see their home Club in action in this novel encounter.  No doubt we will see lots of familiar ExPat faces at the game with a chance to don their Green and Red colours in their adopted Home.

Connacht Senior Championship – We would also like to wish Leitrim the very best of luck against New York on Sunday in Gaelic Park. We’re expecting all expats to support our boys in what is sure to be an exciting game!

Leitrim NY v Kiltubrid- We’re delighted to announce that Kiltubrid will take on the Leitrim NY Club on Saturday 5th May in Gaelic Park at 6pm in a curtain raiser to the Main Event on the Sunday.  This will be a great chance for Kiltubrid and Leitrim ExPats alike to see their home Club in action in this Novel Encounter. No doubt we will see lots of familiar ExPat faces at the game with a chance to don their Green and Red colours in their adopted Home.

Underage – Underage Training returned with gusto on Saturday 24th of March for the Un9 and Un11 boys, such was the level of commitment that training has been extended to include Thursday evenings also.  The Un7 and Nursery were in action on Saturday morning last 14th April, our most junior players putting in wonderful efforts and showing the spirit and future of the club is in safe hands. We welcome new players in any age group and encourage all boys & girls to have a go!  Fun and inclusivity for all, Learn new skills, improve hand eye coordination, Large Motor skills, Balance and Agility. Come along next Saturday morning 21st April at 10am, you can register on the day. Please ensure your child has a gum shield, water bottle and weather appropriate clothing.  All parents must supervise nursery and u7 players. Thank You to all our coaches for their time and efforts.

Competition Time – Kiltubrid GAA in association with Talk n Tech are very excited to give away an iPhone 6 in a colour of your choice IF we hit 3000 Likes on our Kiltubrid GAA Facebook Page before Midnight Monday 7th May.  You have to Like the Kiltubrid GAA Facebook Page.. If we hit 3000 Likes before Midnight Monday 7th May, one of the 3000 Likes will win an iPhone 6!!

Dunnes Bar Div 2 – Defeat at home to an impressive Annaduff side last Saturday in Pairc Chill Tiobraid ended the lads 100% League Start for 2018.  There is now a break in action for a few weeks until after the Leitrim v New York Connacht Championship opener.

Swan Bar Div 4 – Our Junior team face Mohill at 7pm on Saturday 21st April in Pairc Chill Tiobraid.

Championship Draws – The Draw for the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships 2018 were held on Monday night in the Bush Hotel.  In the Smith’s Monuments Intermediate Championship Group 1 we’ve been drawn alongside Carrigallen, Annaduff, Eslin, Mohill and Sean O’Heslin’s.  In the Pyramid Bookmakers Junior Championship Group 1 we’ve been drawn alongside St Mary’s, Mohill and Annaduff.

U13 Boys – The League Campaign ended for the Un13 Boys with defeat away to Allen Gaels.  Concentration now turns to Championship later in the year for these developing players.  Well done to all Players, Mentors & Parents for their efforts.

Schools – Drumcong NS Boys team open their 2018 campaign in Division 2 away to Ballinamore NS on Monday 23rd April at 6.30pm. Best of luck to Players and Mentors.

National Spring Clean – It is that time of year when we all carry out a Spring Clean. Kiltubrid GAA in association with Leitrim Co. Council is carrying out a Spring Clean in the local area to tackle the problem of litter in our community and specifically roadside litter.  We are calling all volunteers in the community to meet at Kiltubrid GAA Park on Saturday Morning 28th April to donate a small amount of their time and energy for this cause. More details next week.

Madrid – Well done to Kiltubrid Ladies who won the Madrid Harps Invitational Tournament last weekend in Sunny Madrid.  Great to see former Kiltubrid GAA Player Kieran Lynch donning his Madrid Harps jersey over the weekend in his adopted home in Spain.

Scór Sinsir – Well done to Aughnasheelin and Bornacoola who represented Leitrim & Connacht in the All-Ireland Scór Sinsir last weekend in Sligo.  Unfortunately no titles were secured but a great achievement for both club nonetheless.

Sympathy – The Club extends our sympathies to the Reynolds family Cornabrone following the passing of Ena Reynolds and to the Reynolds family Bornacoola on the passing of Shay Reynolds.

Kiltubrid Online – Everyone is reminded that you can keep up to date with the latest happenings in Kiltubrid GAA with Fixture Updates, Live Match Score Updates and General News Alerts via Facebook: Kiltubrid.GAA, Twitter: @KiltubridGAA and Official Website: www.kiltubrid.gaa.ie

2018 Kelloggs Cúl Camps – Registration for Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps 2018 is currently underway online via the website, https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/ Please note: The online booking facility will close at noon on the Wednesday preceding the week of the camps. Please be aware that Registrations will NOT be accepted on the first morning of camp. The only method of registration will be via the online system. This year an additional option to have your kit delivered to your home is available at registration at a cost of €7.50 per delivery. Leitrim GAA will again this year, deliver kits to the Primary schools for bookings made by Thursday, May 31st.

 

Dunnes Bar/Swan Bar League Fixtures – The league starts back this Saturday (31st) when our division two team begin their quest for promotion away to Drumreilly at 6:30 and our Division 4 team are at home to Ballinaglera at 12 on Sunday. Our under 13 play Gortletteragh on Monday evening at 6:30 in Gortletteragh pitch. Please show support for all teams this weekend.

Allianz NFL Predictions Competition – Well done to Kian Gibbons who picks up €50 after winning Round 5 of the Kiltubrid GAA NFL Predictions Competition. Round 6 Slips are currently on sale and need to be returned before 12noon Saturday 17th March. Leaderboard after Round 5 is available online.

Leitrim Supporters Club Draw – Big Thank You to all those who bought and sold Leitrim GAA Supporters Club tickets from the Kiltubrid GAA allocation.  Unfortunately, we had no winners this time from our tickets sold.

Scór Sinsir & Bunscoileanna – Well done to all who represented the Club and Drumcong NS over the weekend. Unfortunately, there were no winners for us but a good effort put in by everyone.

Swan Bar Division 4 – Hard luck to our Div 4 team who were defeated in their League opener away to Bornacoola GAA on Saturday.

Barna Recycling Under 13 – Well done to Kiltubrid GAA Un13 Boys team who secured a Draw away to neighbors Allen Gaels GAA today in the League.

St Patrick’s Day Greetings – Happy St Patrick’s Day to all our supporters and members around the world.
Keshcarrigan St Patricks Day parade next Saturday at 2pm. Please support your local Parade.

Leitrim v Waterford – Our county team plays Waterford this weekend. Please support this young team.

Ladies GAA – Best of luck to Kiltubrid Ladies who start their League campaign on Wed 14th March at 8.30pm in Kiltubrid.

Club Membership – Have you paid your Kiltubrid GAA  Membership for 2018?  You can now securely pay your Membership Online. If you’d like to pay the auld fashioned method using Cash please contact Vincent, Mickey or Eoin.

Engagement – Congrats to Club Player Patrick Whitlow, Funshinagh and Niamh Dunney, Kildare on their recent engagement.

Under 13’s – Our under 13 team were unfortunately Defeated by Fenagh last weekend.

Referees Wanted – Leitrim GAA is currently recruiting new referees.  If you or know of someone who would be interested in taking up this role there is training on March 9th in the Bush Hotel at 8 o clock. Contact Sean at 0861267414 for any more details.  Kiltubrid has not had any active referees in the last few years and anyone interested is encouraged to consider taking up the whistle.

Leitrim Win – Well done to Leitrim who got their first win of 2018 on the board at the weekend.

Scór – Best of luck to those representing the Club in Scór Sinsir this weekend.

NFL Competition – Well done to Jim Doherty who is our Round 5 winner of our NFL  Predictions Competition.  Jim wins a prize of €50.  Round 5 will take place this coming weekend the 3rd/4th March.

Fixtures – Div 4 v Balinagleara on Saturday. Check the Facebook page for confirmed times details etc.

Membership – Membership is now due. It can be purchased securely online now via KlubFunder link on www.kiltubrid.gaa.ie  Adult Players €40, Adult Student Players €25, and Non-Playing Adult Member €40.  Cash payments can be made to Mickey Earley (Players Registrar), Vincent Lee (Club Registrar) or Eoin Meehan (Treasurer).

Leitrim GAA Supporters Ticket Draw – Tickets on sale for Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Draw.  We’d encourage anyone who is buying to please purchase from the Kiltubrid GAA allocation to help minimize the cost to the club.  Please contact Marie Lee or Eoin Meehan to purchase.

Condolences – We were deeply saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Damien McKeon on Sunday 11th. We express our sincere sympathy to his wife Marian, his children Cian, Ríona and Fionnan, His parents Ben and Peggy, brother Keiran, sisters Barbara, Jeannette and Mairead, brothers-in-law and sister in law, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Damien’s passing is a huge blow to the village of Keshcarrigan where he was well known for helping out behind the family bar. Damien will be fondly remembered by all who knew him as one of life’s true gentlemen. May he Rest In Peace.

Condolences – On behalf of all at the club we offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Gus Guckian who passed away peacefully recently. Gus was one of our former club players who helped to shape the club as it is today. Those who knew him will remember his playing days and his friendly demeanour. May he Rest In Peace.

Underage Fixtures – Our under 13 played their first fixture last weekend. Unfortunately, the result didn’t go their way even though they had a very strong display. This Sunday the 25th they are playing our neighbours St Caillins in Fenagh at 12 noon. Please show your support for our future footballers.

Scór Reminder – Senior Scor will take place on Saturday March 5th. Anyone interested in taking part in the competition please contact Maria Fallon on 0872261538 for more details.

NFL Competition – Well done to Lisa Mulligan who is our Round 3 winner of our NFL  Predictions Competition.  Liam wins a prize of €50. All postponed games from round 3 were marked null and void as per our rules.
Round 4 will take place this coming weekend the 24/25th of February.

Lip Sync Legends night – Park Fundraiser – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA are excited to announce that we will be holding a Lip Sync Legends Night on Sat 17th November 2018 in The Landmark Hotel
All funds raised will be in aid of the Pairc Cill Tiobraid Re-Development due to get underway in the coming months.
Keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter & Club Notes over the coming Months for further updates.

Fixtures – Our junior team starts their first round of the league the weekend beginning the 4th of March while our Intermediate team will begin their league campaign the 31st of March. Times and dates are to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Membership- Membership is now due. It can be purchased securely online now via KlubFunder.  Adult Players €40, Adult Student Players €25 and Non Playing Adult Member €40. Cash payments can be made to Mickey Earley (Players Registrar), Vincent Lee (Club Registrar) or Eoin Meehan (Treasurer).

Allianz League Leitrim v Limerick- Good luck to our County Seniors and their management team as they take on the men from Limerick next weekend. Div 4 has proven over the years that it’s as competitive as the higher divisions. This young panel of players deserve our patience and continued support going forward. Supporters club tickets are on sale throughout the county. Our club has an allocation to sell. Please continue to support if you can as the club will have to buy any unsold tickets. The prizes are generous and your support could land you a nice surprise on the night of the draw.