Park Development Update – Everyone with an interest in the future Development of Kiltubrid GAA Park is encouraged to attend a Meeting next Saturday 11th August at 9pm in the Club Rooms.  An update from the Park Committee will be given on the current status of the proposed re-development works at the pitch.

 Smith Monument’s Intermediate Championship – Our Intermediate team followed up their opening round win with a comfortable win over Sean O’Heslins last Sunday in Cloone.  Next up is Round 3 v Mohill on Sunday 12th August at 12noon in Pairc Sean.

Pyramid Bookmakers Junior Championship – We play Mohill on Sunday 12th August at 1.45pm in St Mary’s GAA Park, Carrick on Shannon.

Under 13 – Well done to our Un13 Boys who got their first win of the Championship over Sean O’Heslins last week.  Next up is Allen Gaels at home on Thurs 9th August at 7.30pm

Latest Updates – Reminder that you can stay up to date with the latest happenings in Kiltubrid GAA on Facebook kiltubrid.gaa and Twitter @KiltubridGAA including live score updates from selected fixtures.

Coiste Na nÓg All-Ireland Draw – All Ireland Tickets and Cash Prizes to be won in Leitrim Coiste na nÓg draw, with all monies going to the support of underage football in the County. Tickets only €2 each or three for €5. Please let Carmel know on 0868337228 if you want tickets from the Kiltubrid allocation, or tell your coach at training. Great chance to get all Ireland Tickets!

Club Development Draw – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA have launched a Park Development Draw with all funds raised going directly to our Park Re-Development Works.  There is €5,000 in prizes on offer with tickets available from Players & Club Members.  The Draw takes place on Saturday 25th August.  Tickets can also be purchased securely online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kiltubrid_GAA

Un16 Championship 1967 & 1968 Fifty Year Reunion – In 1967 and 1968 Kiltubrid GAA won back to back Un16 Championships.  To celebrate this Landmark achievement, a Fifty Year Reunion of both teams will be held on the weekend of 10th & 11th August with a number of events planned over both days.  Fri 10th August Mass in St Brigid’s Church, Drumcong at 8pm for deceased Players & Management of both teams followed by a Buffet Meal and Presentation in Cardiff’s Lakeside Tavern from 9pm with Live Music on the night.  Sat 11th August there will be a Guided Bus Tour of Kiltubrid Parish and surrounding areas.  More details on these events will be announced closer to the event.  There is an open invite to Everyone to share in what promises to be wonderful occasion for both the Club and Parish.  Those who wish to attend the Buffet in Cardiff’s, Bus Tour or Meal in Drumshanbo please book with MJ McKiernan on 071 964 1312 or 086 392 5834

Online Shop – With the Championship underway, now is the time to get kitted out in the Green and Red and supporters our Club Teams after many Months of hard graft on the Training fields.  Newly launch gear now available to purchase online via the Kiltubrid GAA O’Neills Shop https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/kiltubrid-gaa.html

Smith Monument’s Intermediate Championship – Our Intermediate team got their Championship off to a winning start against Carrigallen in Ballinamore on Saturday last.  Recovering from a number of Injury setbacks the lads regrouped to go in at Half Time 8 Points in front before returning for the second half winning out on a scoreline of 2-09 to 0-09.  Next up is Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins Sunday 5th August at 12noon in Cloone.

Pyramid Bookmakers Junior Championship – We didn’t have a good day at the office against St Mary’s in the opening round of the Junior Championship last Sunday losing to a much superior St Mary’s outfit.  Next up is Mohill on Sunday 12th August with Venue/Time TBC.

Under 13 – Hard luck to our Un13 Boys who were defeated by Gortletteragh last week.  Up next is Sean O’Heslins away next Thursday 2nd August at 7.30pm.

County Underage – Well done to both Dylan Easterbrook and Danny McWeeney who were part of the Leitrim Un15 Panel for Adam Mangan Sheild in Offaly and also Aidan McCormack and Barry McWeeney who played for Leitrim Un16 against Louth in the Gerry Reilly Cup at the weekend.

Engagement – Congrats to Club Player Alan McGovern and Leonie McHugh who announced their engagement recently.

Latest Updates – Reminder that you can stay up to date with the latest happenings in Kiltubrid GAA on Facebook kiltubrid.gaa and Twitter @KiltubridGAA including live score updates from selected fixtures.

Coiste Na nÓg All-Ireland Draw – All Ireland Tickets and Cash Prizes to be won in Leitrim Coiste na nÓg draw, with all monies going to the support of underage football in the County. Tickets only €2 each or three for €5. Please let Carmel know on 0868337228 if you want tickets from the Kiltubrid allocation, or tell your coach at training. Great chance to get all Ireland Tickets!

Kids Summer Camp – Kiltubrid Ladies GAA are holding an Academy Summer Camp again this year, it is open to boys and girls aged 5-14. The camp will take place from Tuesday August 7th to Friday August 10th from 10am to 2pm daily with a focus on skill development through fun games. The camp will be run by fully qualified coaches, see Facebook & Twitter for full details.

Club Development Draw – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA have launched a Park Development Draw with all funds raised going directly to our Park Re-Development Works.  There is €5,000 in prizes on offer with tickets available from Players & Club Members.  The Draw takes place on Saturday 25th August.  Tickets can also be purchased securely online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kiltubrid_GAA

Un16 Championship 1967 & 1968 Fifty Year Reunion – In 1967 and 1968 Kiltubrid GAA won back to back Un16 Championships.  To celebrate this Landmark achievement, a Fifty Year Reunion of both teams will be held on the weekend of 10th & 11th August with a number of events planned over both days.  Fri 10th August Mass in St Brigid’s Church, Drumcong at 8pm for deceased Players & Management of both teams followed by a Buffet Meal and Presentation in Cardiff’s Lakeside Tavern from 9pm with Live Music on the night.  Sat 11th August there will be a Guided Bus Tour of Kiltubrid Parish and surrounding areas.  More details on these events will be announced closer to the event.  There is an open invite to Everyone to share in what promises to be a wonderful occasion for both the Club and Parish.  Those who wish to attend the Buffet in Cardiff’s, Bus Tour or Meal in Drumshanbo please book with MJ McKiernan on 071 964 1312 or 086 392 5834

Online Shop – With the Championship underway, now is the time to get kitted out in the Green and Red and supporters our Club Teams after many Months of hard graft on the Training fields.  Newly launch gear now available to purchase online via the Kiltubrid GAA O’Neills Shop https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/kiltubrid-gaa.html

Brna Recycling Under 13 – Next up for our Un13 Boys Team is Gortletteragh on Thurs 26/7 at 7.30pm at Home.

Dunnes Bar Div 2 –We finished our league campaign with a win at home to Glencar/Manorhamilton on a scoreline of 4-15 to 2-13.

Championship Begins – Best of luck to our Intermediate Team start their Smith Monuments Championship v Carrigallen on Sat 28th July at 5.30pm in Ballinamore and our Junior Team start their Pyramid Bookmakers Junior A Championship v St Mary’s on Sun 29th July at 12noon in Ballinamore.  Please show your support for the lads this Weekend.

County Un16 – Well done to both Aidan McCormack and Barry McWeeney who played for Leitrim against Meath in the Gerry Reilly Cup at the weekend.

Coiste Na nÓg All-Ireland Draw – All Ireland Tickets and Cash Prizes to be won in Leitrim Coiste na nÓg draw, with all monies going to the support of underage football in the County. Tickets only €2 each or three for €5. Please let Carmel know on 0868337228 if you want tickets from the Kiltubrid allocation, or tell your coach at training. Great chance to get all Ireland Tickets! 

Kids Summer Camp – Kiltubrid Ladies GAA are holding an Academy Summer Camp again this year, it is open to boys and girls aged 5-14. The camp will take place from Tuesday August 7th to Friday August 10th from 10am to 2pm daily with a focus on skill development through fun games. The camp will be run by fully qualified coaches, see Facebook & Twitter for full details.

 Club Development Draw – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA have launched a Park Development Draw with all funds raised going directly to our Park Re-Development Works.  There is €5,000 in prizes on offer with tickets available from Players & Club Members.  The Draw takes place on Saturday 25th August.  Tickets can also be purchased securely online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kiltubrid_GAA

Un16 Championship 1967 & 1968 Fifty Year Reunion – In 1967 and 1968 Kiltubrid GAA won back to back Un16 Championships.  To celebrate this Landmark achievement, a Fifty Year Reunion of both teams will be held on the weekend of 10th & 11th August with a number of events planned over both days.  Fri 10th August Mass in St Brigid’s Church, Drumcong at 8pm for deceased Players & Management of both teams followed by a Buffet Meal and Presentation in Cardiff’s Lakeside Tavern from 9pm with Live Music on the night.  Sat 11th August there will be a Guided Bus Tour of Kiltubrid Parish and surrounding areas.  More details on these events will be announced closer to the event.  There is an open invite to Everyone to share in what promises to be wonderful occasion for both the Club and Parish.  Those who wish to attend the Buffet in Cardiff’s, Bus Tour or Meal in Drumshanbo please book with MJ McKiernan on 071 964 1312 or 086 392 5834

Online Shop – With the Championship only around the corner, now is the time to get kitted out in the Green and Red and supporters our Club Teams after many Months of hard graft on the Training fields.  Newly launch gear now available to purchase online via the Kiltubrid GAA O’Neills Shop https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/kiltubrid-gaa.html


Park Development Draw – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA have launched a Park Development Draw with all funds raised going directly to our Park Re-Development Works.  There is €5,000 in prizes on offer with tickets available from Players & Club Members.  The Draw takes place on Saturday 25th August.  Tickets can also be purchased securely online via www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Kiltubrid_GAA
Dunnes Bar Division 2 – Our division 2 team has had wins against Melvin Gaels and Cloone in the past 7 days. Well done to all involved.
Un12 Longford-Leitrim League – Hard luck to Cill Mhór Gaels Un12 Boys who bowed out of the Longford-Leitrim League at the Penultimate stage this evening.
Well done to all players and mentors from Kiltubrid GAA & Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins GAA who put in a great campaign.
Leitrim v Monaghan – Hard luck to the Leitrim team after the defeat. But after a successful year, the players can hold their head high. Keep up the good work!
Under 9 – Well done to the Kiltubrid GAA Un9 team and mentors who represented the Club on Saturday at the Leitrim and Monaghan Game.
Stylish Silage – Well done to all involved in our entry for the stylish silage competition. It was completed by Aishling and Leo Dunne, Jack and Rose Keaney, Tom Jack and Susanne Moolick on behalf of the Kiltubrid does lip sync teams. Fantastic team effort!

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.