American Tea Party – The Village Spot Festival are holding an American Tea Party as a fundraiser on Saturday the 26th of January 2019 at 8pm in Leitrim Gaels Community Field Clubhouse. Music on the night will be by the great Mickey Clerkin. There will be great prizes available on the night. This will be one of a few fundraisers for the revival of The Village Spot Festival which is planned for August Bank a Holiday weekend. There are a limited number of tables available. If you want a seat at a table or are interested in taking a table as a host, €100 per table, 10 people per table please contact Colette at 0863823922.

Membership – Membership is now due. Please be advised for Insurance purposes all membership has to be paid prior to commencing training under GAA Insurance rules. All members paid up before 31st March 2019 will have full voting rights. Adult Players €60, Under 13 up to Student Adult Player €40, Under 11 down €20 plus €2 per session. Familly (2 Adults and 2 Kids or more) €100. Non-Playing Adult €25.

Lotto – The Leitrim Gaels Community Development Lotto Draw was held in the Donnellan’s on the 15th January. The numbers drawn were 5,9,15,21. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 winners were Robyn Guckian, Leitrim, Zoe Doran, Andy McDermott, Perth, Gerry McElwain, Fanad.. The next draw will be held in the Leitrim Inn 29th January. The Jackpot is €7,600.

Sympathy – We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to Brian O’ Connor, Macken on the sad passing of his partner Denise Elliott on Thursday last. Denise was a loyal supporter of the club lotto and was part of the Foxy Four syndicate which frequently won €20. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Membership – Membership is now due and we are having a membership evening on Saturday next 19th January in the clubhouse from5-7pm. Please be advised for Insurance purposes all membership has to be paid prior to commencing training under GAA Insurance rules. All members paid up before 31st March 2019 will have full voting rights. Adult Players €60, Under 13 up to Student Adult Player €40, Under 11 down €20 plus €2 per session. Family (2 Adults and 2 Kids or more) €100. Non-Playing Adult €25.

Club Meeting – The January club meeting is taking place on Friday night at 7pm in the clubhouse. All committee members and coaches are asked to attend.

National Draw – The National draw tickets are on sale locally from committee members, senior players and local Businesses. They cost €10 each with fantastic prizes. This is one of our main Fundraising events and all proceeds go towards the cost of running the club. We very much appreciate your support.

Carrick Hurling – The club wishes Liam, Colm, Enda Donal Moreton, Mark Breheny, Stephen Goldrick, Declan Deegan and Carrick Hurling team and management the best of luck in the All Ireland Club semi-final against Castleblaney take Sunday next in Cusack Park Mullingar at 2pm. It would be great to see as many of our supporters to cheer the team on. Carrick Hurling has asked as many people in the area to put out flags in support of the team. Check Carrick Hurling Facebook for the availability of flags.

Underage Training – It is hoped to start back training 22nd January, the league for Under 13 & 17 provisionally starting 16th February.

Leitrim Supporters Club – The Launch of the 2019 Leitrim GAA Supporters Club will take place on Thursday 17th January in Croke Park commencing at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend.

Sympathy – We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to Joe Mc Loughlin and Family, Mahanagh, Drumshanbo on the sad passing of Mark. Ar dheis Dé do raibh a anam.

Underage Presentation – The underage presentation of medals to the Under 13, 15 and 17 teams took place on Saturday last in the clubhouse. The medals were presented by Aidan Flynn and Colm Moreton. The under 12 team were runners-up in the Longford/Leitrim League. The under 13 team were runners-up in the 15 aside Championship after being unbeaten in the round robin stage. The under 15 team won the 15 a side Leauge Shield. The under 17 team won the 15 Division 1 Championship Shield Final. Well done to Donal Casey who received the Under 17 player of the year. Thanks for Marty Costello on supplying equipment for the night. Thanks to all those that helped make the night.

Coaches Meeting – Coaches meeting on Saturday 12th in the clubhouse for all coaches/mentors from Under 11’s up to discuss the year ahead, training, updates, membership and protocol. We are looking for all attend.

Membership – Membership is now due and there will be a membership evening on Saturday 19th in the clubhouse from 5-7pm. All members paid up before 31st March 2019 will have full voting rights. Adult Players €60, Under 13 up to Student Adult Player €40, Under 11 down €20 plus €2 per session. Familly (2 Adults and 2 Kids or more) €100. Non-Playing Adult €25.

Team Sponsors – Many thanks to David Carthy Carthy’s Lock 17 Senior Team, Barry Kerr Wealthwise Under 17’s and John Whitney Under 15’s on purchasing new jerseys for the team. John Cryan on committing to new training tops for senior players. If you are aware of any other business or individual that wishes to sponsor teams or equipment for the club please contact the committee.

National Draw – The National draw tickets are on sale locally from committee members, senior players and local Businesses. They cost €10 each with fantastic prizes. This is one of our main Fundraising events and all proceeds go towards the cost of running the club. We very much appreciate your support.

Leirim Gaels Community Field Lotto – There were 2 draws held in the last few weeks. On the 18th December, the Christmas draw was held in Donnellan’s. There was no Jackpot winner. Winners of €50 each were Isla Treacy Drumshanbo, Evelyn Doran Finisklin, Padraig Sweeney Drumshanbo and Eileen Murray Waterfront Apartments. The winners of Bottles of Whiskey were Eileen Murray Waterfront Apartments and Maura Guckian Kiltoghert. The first draw of 2019 was held on 2nd January in the Leitrim Inn. There was again no winner of the Jackpot. Winners of €20 were Isla Treacy Drumshanbo, Peter Keaveney Ballinaboy, Jimmy&Thomas c/o Gerry Spellman, Brian Marian & Alan Carty Drumshanbo. The next draw is on the 15th January in Donnellan’s with a Jackpot of €7550.

Leitrim Community Facilities – The Leitrim Community facilities National Lottery Scheme draw for the paid-up members was held on 23rd December after Mass in St Joseph’s Centre. The 12 winners of €100 are as follows: Frank McGovern, Phyllis Nolan, Bernadette Alwright, James Keane, Paul Cryan, Linda Gavigan, Ciaran & Ashling Corcoran, Gael Guckian, Ricky Wynne, Benny McLoughlin, Sean Moreton and Tony Mackey.

Leitrim Seniors – Leitrim senior team hard-fought game coming from 9 points down to finish level in the FBD league on Sunday last against mayo. They lost on 4-1 on a penalty competition to decide on the result. We wish our own club player Aidan Flynn a speedy recovery after his knock on Sunday.

Carrick Hurling – Carrick Hurling all Ireland Club semi-final takes place on Sunday 20th in Mullingar. It would be great to see as many of our supporters to cheer the team on that has six players from Leitrim Gaels. Carrick Hurling has asked as many people in the area to put out flags in support of the team. Check Carrick Hurling Facebook for the availability of flags.

Thank You – Thank you to the Leitrim Observer Staff, Sports reporters and Willie Donnellon for all their good work on our match reports over the last year.

Underage Presentation – The underage presentation of medals to the Under 13, 15 and 17 teams will take place on Saturday in the clubhouse. The medal will be presented by Aidan Flynn and Colm Moreton. All are welcome.

Membership – Membership is now due and there will be a registration weekend coming up. All members paid up before 31st March 2019 will have full voting rights. Adult Players €60, Under 13 up to Student Adult Player €40, Under 11 down €20 plus €2 per session. Familly (2 Adults and 2 Kids or more) €100. Non Playing Adult €25.

Pitch Closure – The community field pitch and training area is closed until further notice to allow for maintenance work to be carried out.

National Draw – The National draw tickets are on sale locally, they cost €10 each with fantastic prizes. This is one of our main Fundraising events and all proceeds goes towards the cost of running the club. We very much appreciate your support.

Sympathy – The club wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the Mulvey Family, Kiltoughert on the sad passing of Brian. We also offer our condolences to Bridget Moreton Ballygart on the sad passing of her uncle Charlie O Rourke, Aughavas. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Leitrim Community Facilities – The Leitrim Community Facilities National Lottery Scheme has completed another year and a draw will be held on after Mass on Sunday 23rd December in St Josephs Hall for all paid up members. There will 12 x €100 prizes, Committee members will call on those who pay cash or cheque for membership for the next 12 months. Any person who would like to join the scheme can contact Joseph Guckian or Willie Donnellan or any committee member. The cost is €10 per month. The scheme is run to raise funds to pay outstanding loans on Leitrim Gaels Community Field and St Joseph’s Centre. The total of the loan outstanding of approximately €95,000.

Merry Christmas – We wish all our members, supporters and sponsors a very happy and peaceful Christmas and prosperous new year. Many thanks to anyone who helped in the club over the past 12 months it is much appreciated and will hopefully continue into 2019.

Club Meeting – Club meeting to be held on this Friday 21st December at 7pm in the clubhouse. All welcome to attend.

Well Wishes – The club wishes of own Noeleen Geoghegan who has joined the county executive as assistant treasurer, best of luck to her in the role.

National Draw – The National draw tickets are on sale locally, they cost €10 each with fantastic prizes. This is one of our main Fundraising events and all proceeds goes towards the cost of running the club. We very much appreciate your support.

Underage Presentation – Underage presentation will take place first weekend January in the Clubhouse, exact date and time to be confirmed.

Membership – Membership is now due and there will be a registration weekend coming up. All members paid up before 31st March 2019 will have full voting rights.

Pitch Closure – The community field pitch and training area is closed until further notice to allow for maintenance work to be carried out..

5k Run/Walk – 5K Run/Walk in aid of the IHCPT on St Stephens Day, race starts at 12 sharp. Registration is from 10.30am to 11.40am at St Joseph’s Hall, Leitrim Village. The organising committee are looking for stewards to do marshalling on the day and volunteers for registration and timekeeping. All are welcome to participate.

Sympathy – The club wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the Mc Nulty Family, Annabradican, Kilclare on the sad passing of Lizzie Jane. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Leitrim Community Facilities – The Leitrim Community Facilities National Lottery Scheme has completed another year and a draw will be held on after Mass on Sunday 23rd December in St Josephs Hall for all paid up members. There will 12 x €100 prizes, Committee members will call on those who pay cash or cheque for membership for the next 12 months. Any person who would like to join the scheme can contact Joseph Guckian or Willie Donnellan or any committee member. The cost is €10 per month. The scheme is run to raise funds to pay outstanding loans on Leitrim Gaels Community Field and St Joseph’s Centre. The total of the loan outstanding of approximately €95,000.

Lotto – The Leitrim Gaels Community Development Lotto Draw was held in the Leitrim Inn on the 4th December. The numbers drawn were 4.6.10,26. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 winners were Sean McGovern Drumshanbo, Holly Lupton Kilclare, Padraig Sweeney Drumshanbo, Bobby Lupton Kilclare. The next draw is the Christmas Draw which will be held in Donnellans on 18th December. The Jackpot is €7450. There will be four prizes of €50 plus spot prizes.

AGM – Many thanks to all that attended on Sunday 2nd December last, Thanks to outgoing Secretary Linda Gavigan for all her hard work over the last few years and best of luck in her new role as Club Treasure. We welcome Bernie Goldick to the position of Club Secretary. 2018 was another year of progression for the Club. Many thanks to all parents, friends, players, supporters at home and abroad for your contributions through 2018 and here’s is to an exciting 2019.

Underage Coaching – Anyone interested in underage manage or helping with a team, please let a member of the coaching committee or contact club coaching officer Gerry Curley 0876823674.

National Draw – The National draw tickets are on sale locally, they cost €10 each with fantastic prizes. This is one of our main Fundraising events and all proceeds goes towards the cost of running the club. We very much appreciate your Membership – Membership is now due and there will be a registration weekend coming up. All members paid up before 31st March 2019 will have full voting rights.

5k Run/Walk – 5K Run/Walk in aid of the IHCPT on St Stephens Day, race starts at 12 sharp. Registration is from 10.30am to 11.40am at St Joseph’s Hall, Leitrim Village. The organising committee are looking for stewards to do marshalling on the day and volunteers for registration and timekeeping. All are welcome to participate.

Sympathy – The club wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the McWeeney Family Dromore, Carrick on Shannon on the sad passing of Elizabeth (Lily) and the Lynch Family Annaduff on the sudden passing of Damien at the Weekend. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Under 20’s – The under 20 team play Melvin Gaels in the semi-final of the A championship on Sunday next in Leitrim at 12 noon. This is the first year the club has been able to field a team on their own which is testament to how the club has progressed over the years. All support would be welcome.

Underage Coaching – Anyone interested in underage manage or helping with a team, please let a member of the coaching committee or contact club coaching officer Gerry Curley 0876823674.

Scór – Scor will be taking place over the next month. Any member wishing to represent the club in Singing, Dancing or Ballad group should contact Paul Regan 0874339876.

Club Meeting – Club meeting on Sunday 18th November at 6pm in the clubhouse. Anyone wishing to put forward motions to go to Leitrim County Board please raise sooner rather than later so we can formulate the communication.

AGM – Anyone wishing to get involved with the committee for 2019 please contact Linda, date for AGM is proposed for Sunday 2nd December.

Festival 2019 – On Monday the 19th of November at 8:30pm Leitrim Community Festival are holding a meeting in St Joseph’s Church Hall, Leitrim Village inviting locals to make proposals on how to fill a weekend with events to make August Bank Holiday weekend a special event next year. There are already events planned but there are opportunities for local groups to hold fundraisers or events to promote themselves over the weekend. We hope that anyone with a suggestion attends. Meeting is open to everyone. Hope to see you there.

Connacht Champions – Congratulations to Stephen Goldrick, Mark Breheny, Liam, Colm, Enda and Donal Moreton along with Declan Deegan and the Carrick hurling team won the Connacht junior hurling final on Saturday against Galway’s Ballygar. They will now play in Ulster Champions in the All Ireland semi-final in the new year.

Underage Coaching – Anyone interested in underage manage or helping out with a team, please let a member of the coaching committee or contact club coaching officer Gerry Curley 0876823674.

Division 1 – Congratulations to Glencar Manorhamilton on winning the Division 1 final on Sunday last against Ballinamore Sean O Heslins.

Connacht Club Championship – Best of luck to Aughawillian against Mayo champions Ballintubber in the Connacht club championship semi-final on Sunday at 2pm in Pairc Sean .

Club Meeting – Club meeting on Sunday 18th November at 6pm in the clubhouse. Anyone wishing to put forward motions to go to Leitrim County Board please raise sooner rather than later so we can formulate the communication.

AGM – Anyone wishing to get involved with the committee for 2019 please contact Linda, date for AGM is proposed for Sunday 2nd December.

Festival 2019 – It is planned to hold a Community Festival in Leitrim Village next August Bank Holiday Weekend (2019). We are holding a meeting in Leitrim Gaels Community Field Clubhouse tonight, Wednesday at 8pm. We are inviting anyone who has ideas of what to include in the weekend program of events to please come to the meeting. The plans for the festival are already well on the way, but any local groups can have a massive input and the organizers hope as many people can attend as possible. All profits raised from this festival will be going back to local group

Leitrim Community Facilities – The Leitrim Community Facilities National Lottery Scheme has completed another year and a draw will be held in the coming weeks for all paid up members. There will 12 x €100 prizes, Committee members will call on those who pay cash or cheque for membership for the next 12 months. Any person who would like to join the scheme can contact Joseph Guckian or Willie Donnellan or any committee member. The cost is €10 per month. The scheme is run to raise funds to pay outstanding loans on Leitrim Gaels Community Field and St Joseph’s Centre. The total of the loan outstanding of approximately €95,000.

Connacht Club Championship – Best of luck to Fenagh against Sligo champions Shamrock Gaels in the Connacht club championship on Saturday at 2pm in Enniscrone. Also best wishes to Glenfarne who also play Sligo champions Easkey in the Junior club championship on Saturday at 2pm in Avantcard Páirc Sean.

AGM – Anyone wishing to get involved with the committee for 2019 please contact Linda, the date for AGM is proposed for Sunday 2nd December.

Kiltubrid Lip Sync –  Kiltubrid Lip Sync is in The Landmark on Nov 17th in aid of their Park Development plan. They are looking for acts to participate, the acts can be one to twenty people.  The event is being run by a professional team of dancers and choreographers. Practice next 3 Saturdays in Cardiff’s Lounge Drumcong. Each act gets a 20 min slot with the team between 10am and 12pm. At the start of the show on the night, there’s a group performance by all acts- this will also be factored into practice.  Kiltubrid are seeking acts from neighbouring clubs to participate. Having been good supporters of Leitrim Gaels over the years anyone that is interested please contact Aine on  0872544388. As far as fundraising goes, it is minimal for the acts at this stage, it is about the participation and support of the event as part of the Park Development plan.

Sympathy – The club wishes to extend their deepest sympathy to the Connolly Family Leitrim Village on the sad passing of Pat last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Division 1 – The final game of the division 1 league against St Mary’s is scheduled for Saturday at 4pm in Leitrim. Tis is subject to change.

Under 15 Championship – The under 15-team play St Brigids in the shield semi-final of the championship this evening Wednesday at 7pm in Kiltubrid.

Hurling Final – well done  to Liam, Colm, Enda and Donal Moreton, Mark Breheny and Stephen Goldick who were part of the Carrick Hurling team who won the championship fnal on Saturday last I Ballinamore. Well done to Stephen who was awarded the man of the math. Again best of luck to the team in the Connaught championship against Sligo Champions CooleraStrandhill which takes place on Monday next in Pairc sean at 2pm.

County Final – Congratulations to  Fenagh on winning the Intermediate championship on Sunday last.

AGM – Anyone wishing to get involved with the committee for 2019 please contact Linda, date for AGM is proposed for Sunday 2nd December.

Leitrim Community Facilities – The Leitrim Community Facilities National Lottery Scheme has completed another year and a draw will be held in the coming weeks for all paid up members. There will 12 x €100 prizes, Committee members will call on those who pay cash or cheque for membership for the next 12 months. Any person who would like to join the scheme can contact Joseph Guckian or Willie Donnellan or any committee member. The cost is €10 per month. The scheme is run to raise funds to pay outstanding loans on Leitrim Gaels Community Field and St Joseph’s Centre. The total of the loan outstanding of approximately €95,000.

Gaeltacht Grants 2019 – Leitrim Co Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim Co 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. 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 this Friday 26 October 2018.

Kiltubrid Lip Sync –  Kiltubrid Lip Sync is in The Landmark on Nov 17th in aid of their Park Development plan. They are looking for acts to participate, the acts can be one to twenty people.  The event is being run by a professional team of dancers and choreographers. Practice next 4 Saturdays in Cardiffs Lounge Drumcong. Each act gets a 20 min slot with the team between 10am and 12pm. At the start of the show on the night there’s a group performance by all acts- this will also be factored into practice.  Kiltubrid are seeking acts from neighbouring clubs to particiapte. Having been good supporters of Leitrim Gaels over the years anyone that is interested please contact Aine on  0872544388. As far as fundraising goes…..it is minimal for the acts at this stage, it is about the participation and support of the event as part of the Park Development plan.

Best Wishes – The Club wishes Brian Tracey and Aoife Malone all the best on their wedding day on Saturday.

Congratulations – Congratulations to Aaron Mc Loughlin on being voted Leitrim New York player of the year. Aaron will be presented with his award at the Leitrim NY GFC dinner dance in Rosiie O’Grady’s on December 8th.

Under 15 Championship – The under 15-team play St Brigids on Sunday next in the shield semi-final of the championship at 4:30pm. Venue to be confirmed.

Hurling Final – Best of luck to Liam, Colm, Enda and Donal Moreton, Mark Breheny and Stephen Goldick who line out for Carrick Hurling in the county final on Saturday againt Cluainin in Ballinamore at 2pm.

County Final – Congratulations to Aughawillan on winning the senior championship on Sunday last. Annaduff and Fenagh have to do it all over again in the replay of the intermediate final on Sunday next in Pairc Sean at 2pm. Best of luck to both teams.

Underage Day – The under 9 boys and girls teams had an enjoyable day at the Festival of Football which took place at the centre of excellence in Annaduff on Saturday last. Well done to all the Boys and girls and their coaches.

Poker Night – The Club are holding a poker night thisFriday 19th October in the Leitrim Marina Hotel, starting at 9pm. €30 plus €5 registration. Buy backs and top ups will also be available. Any inquiries to Mark Chandler.

AGM – Anyone wishing to get involved with the committee for 2019 please contact Linda, date for AGM to be communicated soon.

Gaeltacht Grants 2019 – Leitrim Co Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim Co 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. 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.

Under 15 Championship – The under 15 team lost out to top of the table Allen Gaels in the championship on Saturday last. They play their final group game against St Marys on Saturday next in Leitrim at 12 noon.

Joe Flynn Tournament – The under 12 team took part in the Joe Flynn tournament on Saturday last in Pairc Naomh Mhuire. The club would like to thank St Mary’s for the invitation and a wonderful day was had.

County Final – Best of Luck to Aughawillan, Mohill, Annaduff and Fenagh in the Senior and Intermediate finals on Sunday.

Poker Night – The Club are holding a poker night on Friday 19th October in the Leitrim Marina Hotel, starting at 9pm. Any inquiries to Mark Chandler.

Leitrim Wall Fundraiser – Any business wishing to purchase a brick in the Leitrim GAA wall, please let the committee know and we will make the county board aware.

Gaeltacht Grants 2019 – Leitrim Co Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim Co 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. 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.

Sympathy – The club expresses its deepest sympathy to the family Jim Meehan, Dromahaire Assistant Treasurer of Leitrim GAA who passed away last week. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam