Underage 13/17- The under 17 started off their league campaign on Sunday with a win over Drumkeeran winning on a score line of 2-15 to 1-06. They play Dromahair away on Sunday next at 2pm. The Club would like to Thank Barry Kerr from Wealthwise Financial Planning for the sponsorship of a set of Jerseys for our U-17’s. The under 13s are in action on Sunday as well. They Play Drumkeeran at home in Leitrim at 11am.

Division 4 – With Division 4 starting weekend after next 2nd/3rd March we ask membership to be paid by this weekend.

County Team – Best of luck to Aidan Flynn and the Leitrim county team playing Limerick on Saturday in Kilmallock at 3pm. Safe travels to all the supporters travelling from the village.

Lotto – The Leitrim Gaels Community Development Lotto Draw was held in Donnellan’s 12th February. The numbers drawn were 7,13,17,26. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 winners were Desmond Rooney, Miriam Donnelon, Denis McBride and Mary Finnegan. The next draw will be held in the Leitrim Inn on 26th February. The Jackpot is €7,700.

Leitrim Supporters Draw – The Leitrim GAA supporter’s tickets are now available from any club officer. If at all possible can you buy your ticket from a Leitrim Gaels club member as each club has their own allocation of tickets which they must sell, rather than outside the Club. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards the cost of preparing the Leitrim Senior team throughout the year. As usual, there is wide range of decent prizes for all members entered in the draw. You also get a car Sticker showing your support for Leitrim. Tickets are priced at €50. They can also be purchased in Mc Cormack’s Filling station.

Scór – Congratulations and well done to St Marys Ballad group who won the All Ireland Scor Title last weekend.

Underage 13/17 – The under 13 and under 17 teams start off the football for the year in the club. On Saturday the under 13 team play Melvin Gaels away in Kinlough at 11am.then on Sunday the under 17 team host Drumkeeran at home in Leitrim 12 noon. Best of luck to both teams this year.

Registration Evening – Leitrim Gaels registration and information evening this Friday evening 15th February at 6pm. We have teams for under 7 boys and girls, under 8 girls, under 9 boys under 10 and under 12 girls Under 12, 13, 15 and boys teams. All players must be registered before training commences. New members always welcome. Contact Colette 0863823922

County Team – Well done to Aidan Flynn and the Leitrim county team who had another brilliant win over Antrim in Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada at the weekend. They have a break this weekend before they travel to play Limerick on Saturday 23rd February.

Fundraising Night – The Village Spot Festival Committee are delighted to have Cavan Rugby Club Male Voice Choir appearing in Leitrim Gaels Community Field Clubhouse on Saturday the 16th of February 2019 at 8pm.

As space is limited we are selling tickets for the event for comfort and safety. Tickets are €10 and €5 for under 16s. Tickets are available from Colette Ryan, Bryan Whitney and Jonathon Moffatt and can also be got in local businesses. Promises to be a great night.

Underage Training – Training Tuesday and Thursday 7.30-8.45 for Under 13-15-17, under 13 & 17 games due to start 16th February

Registration Evening – Leitrim Gaels registration and information evening this Friday evening 8th February at 7pm. 2nd evening Friday 15th February at 6pm. We have teams for under 7 boys and girls, under 8 girls, under 9 boys under 10 and under 12 girls Under 12, 13, 15 and boys teams. All players must be registered before training commences. New members always welcome. Contact Colette 0863823922

Gaelic for Mothers and Others – Are you interested in getting fitter, having fun and learning new football skills? Allen Gaels Mothers and Others are holding a pre-registration night this Friday 8th Feb at The Mayflower at 6pm. The emphasis is on enjoyment – not competition. It’s open to any ladies from the surrounding areas who want to play. All are welcome regardless of ability.

County Team – Well done to Aidan Flynn and the Leitrim county team who secured a great win against Wicklow in Aughrim on Sunday last. On Sunday next, they play Antrim at 2pm in Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada. Best of luck to all involved.

Lotto – The Leitrim Gaels Community Development Lotto Draw was held in the Leitrim Inn on the 29thth January. The numbers drawn were 8,10,12,15. There was no jackpot winner. The €20 winners were Maura Murphy Ballinaboy, Anne Guckian, Aoife Tracey and Maureen Tracey. The next draw will be held in Donnellan’s 12th February. The Jackpot is €7,650.

Fundraising Night – The Village Spot Festival Committee is delighted to have Cavan Rugby Club Male Voice Choir appearing in Leitrim Gaels Community Field Clubhouse on Saturday the 16th of February 2019 at 8pm. As space is limited we are selling tickets for the event for comfort and safety. Tickets are €10 and €5 for under 16s. Tickets are available from Colette Ryan, Bryan Whitney and Jonathon Moffatt and can also be got in local businesses.

Promises to be a great night – Sympathy – We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Tom Guckian, Kiltoghert who passed away on Friday last. Tom had a lifelong association with GAA in Leitrim and will dearly missed by one and all. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Underage Training – Training Tuesday and Thursday 7.30-8.45 for Under 13-15-17, under 13 & 17 games due to start 16th February

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. Family (2 Adults and 2 Kids or more) €100. Non-Playing Adult €25.

National Draw – This is the final week to purchase National Draw tickets. They 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 goes towards the cost of running the club. We very much appreciate your support.

SCÓR SINSEAR 2019 – Leitrim Senior Scór will take place on February 9th in St Mary’s hall Carrick. Anyone interested in taking part, contact Paul Regan 0874339876

County Team – Well done to Aidan Flynn and the Leitrim county team who secured a great win against Wexford in Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada on Sunday last. On Sunday next they play Wicklow away in Aughrim. Best of luck to all involved.

Field Committee Meeting – Field Committee meeting this Thursday at 9pm in the Clubhouse.

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