AGM – The Clubs AGM will be held on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm, this will be to review 2017, nomination of Officers for 2018 and any relevant motions. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for a position within the club and also any motions, please send to Linda via email to secretary.leitrimgaels.leitrim@gaa.ie by Saturday 25th November 2018.

Scor – Scor na Nog takes place on Sunday 10th December. The competitions and order are as follows Rince Foirne, Amhranaiocht Aonair, Aithriseoireacht/Scealaiocht, Bailead Ghrupa, Leiriu Staitse, Ceol Uirlise, Rince Seit and Question Time. Any young member wishing to represent the club in Singing, Dancing or Ballad group should contact Paul Regan 0874339876.

Underage Presentation – the Club wishes to thank Mayo and Ballina’s double All-Star Winner David Clarke for coming to present medals on Sunday last. It was great to get his perspective on football and also taking questions from some of our future stars. As we end another year with medals for the Under 10 Community Games All Ireland Winners, Under 12’s Colmcille’s, Under 12 Longford league finalists, Under 13 league, Under 15 Championship, Under 17’s league and championship medals. It was great to see the future stars of Leitrim Gaels. Well done to all involved, parents, mentors, coaches and committee.

Videos – If any parent wishes to purchase a video from the Under 13,15 or 17’s final please contact the relevant manager.

Club Gear – the most recent order of half zip tops has arrived, please keep an eye out for messages on collection for those that ordered.

Congratulations to Kayla McKiernan on qualifying for the Irish Dancing World Championship in Glasgow in 2018.

Sympathy – On behalf of the club we convey our deepest sympathy to Padraic Coggins and the extended Coggins family on the recent passing of his mother Bridie, Drumshanbo. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha

Quiz Night – Thank you to everyone who supported the Table Quiz last Friday night. Firstly, We must thank David and Carmel Carthy for the use of their premises, providing finger food and sponsoring a spot prize in the raffle. We also are grateful to Richard Reynolds who sponsored a spot prize and who donated the prize money his team won in the Quiz back to the club. Well done Richard. Thanks to Mark Chandler, Imelda McManus, Noeleen Geoghegan, Donna Flynn, Ciaran Corcoran, Niamh Spellman and Linda Gavigan who ensured the Quiz ran off smoothly. Lastly thanks to Dessie Doyle who set the questions and left the Quiz so easy to run off in his absence.

Leitrim Sports Awards – We would like to take this opportunity to Congratulate our very own Liam Moreton, Matthew Earley and Carrick Area U10 Community Games Team on their nominations for The Leitrim Sports Star Awards 2017.

Underage Presentation – The presentation of medals to all our successful underage team for League and championship take place this Sunday afternoon 19th November in the clubhouse at 2pm.

Club Meeting – Club Committee meeting will be held on Sunday 19th November at 5pm. This will be the last meeting prior to the AGM and we will be looking for any officer nominations and also motion proposals.

AGM – The Clubs AGM will be held on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm, this will be to review 2017, nomination of Officers for 2018 and any relevant motions. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for a position within the club and also any motions, please send to Linda via email to secretary.leitrimgaels.leitrim@gaa.ie by Saturday 18th November 2018.

County Board Convention – There are a number of vacancies including Vice Chairman on the Leitrim County Board. The full list is available from Linda should you have an interest. As a Club, we want to support any nominations as we do need to take such opportunities as a club and be involved at the County level to help influence changes and decisions as many have raised. The Convention will be held at the Bush Hotel on Monday 11th December at 7pm.

Best Wishes – The club wishes Jim Flynn, his dancing partner Cathy Smyth and Ballinamore Sean O’ Heslins every success in their Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser in Slieve Russell Hotel on Saturday night next 18th November.

All Star – Well done to Liam Moreton on being selected as a Lory Meagher All-Star for his contribution towards getting Leitrim to Croke Park earlier this year. It’s the second such award for the Moreton family after Colm was a recipient last year. Great to see our club man honoured surrounded by the greats of our games.

Quiz Night – The Club are holding a table quiz in Carty bar on this Friday 10th November at 9pm. Come along for a great night of fun with plenty of prizes on the night. Tables of 4 €40.

Wedding Bells – Congratulations to Keith Naughton who married Donna Carson last weekend, from everyone involved in the club. Wishing the newlyweds a lifetime of happiness together.

Halloween Disco – Thank you to all the committee who did a wonderful job in having the hall looking so spooky and entertaining the children in a superb evening for parents and kids alike. We hope to build on this and make it bigger and better next year.

Club Meeting – Club Committee meeting will be held on Sunday 19th November at 5pm. This will be the last meeting prior to the AGM and we will be looking for any officer nominations and also motion proposals.

AGM – The Clubs AGM will be held on Sunday 3rd December at 5pm, this will be to review 2017, the nomination of Officers for 2018 and any relevant motions. Anyone wishing to put themselves forward for a position within the club and also any motions, please send to Linda via email to secretary.leitrimgaels.leitrim@gaa.ie by Saturday 18th November 2018.

County Board Convention – There are a number of vacancies including Vice Chairman of the Leitrim County Board. The full list is available from Linda should you have an interest. As a Club, we want to support any nominations as we do need to take such opportunities as a club and be involved at the County level to help influence changes and decisions as many have raised. The Convention will be held in the Bush Hotel on Monday 11th December at 7pm.

Quiz Night – The Club are holding a table quiz in Carty bar on Friday 10th November at 9pm. Come along for a great night of fun with plenty of prizes on the night. Tables of 4 €40.

Sponsorship – The under 17 team and their mentors Joe Casey, Benny McLoughlin and John Donegan would like to thank John Pierce and his staff in The Barge for their sponsorship towards the team and providing a lovely meal after their Championship final win. They would also like to thank Linda Gavigan for all her work throughout the year and for sending out text messages.

Dunnes Bar ACL Division 2 Final – Saturday was not our day, we played second fiddle to Ballinaglera who made advantage of the first half wind and left our Gaels with an uphill battle to fight back. Although some superb scoring from Colm Moreton, we lost by a point 0-10 to 0-09. We congratulate Ballinaglera and are looking forward to playing them in Division 1 next year. We wish James Flynn speedy recovery after he suffered a knock towards the end of the game. Mal and the team would like to thank all the supporters who were there both on and off the field and supported the team in both league and championship. Keep the flag flying.

Halloween Night – Kids Halloween fancy dress disco for all underage Players and their friends on Tuesday 31st October in the clubhouse from 6-8pm. Lots of treats on offer. All ages welcome €5/child €10/family.

Congratulations – Congratulations to former player Ray O’Rourke who married Aileen Meenagh from Tyrone on Saturday last. On behalf of the club, we wish them both a lifetime of happiness together.

Under 17’s – Well done to Joe Casey, Benny McLoughlin and John Donegan on the work they put into the Under 17 team to have the team so well primed for the County Final in their 5-16 to 1-08 win over Allen Gaels. Goes without saying the praise must ultimately go to the players for such a terrific display. Congratulations to each and every one of you and thanks to the supporters who turned up on Saturday. There is a video available of the game, Contact any committee member for your copy. Scorers were Shane Finn3-1, Stephen Goldrick2-8, Shane Rynn 0-2, Donal Casey, Donal Moreton, Jack Aldridge and Oisin Curley 0-1 each.

League Final – All roads lead to Ballinamore for the Division 2 League Final against Ballinaglera in Ballinamore at 4:15 on Saturday. We would like our 16th man to be present to cheer on the lads, as Ballinaglera will eager to halt the Ferocious Gaels.

Carrick Hurling – Well done to Declan Deegan, Liam, Colm, Enda Moreton and the Carrick hurling club who captured the county hurling title on Saturday last. Well done to Colm who was presented with the Man of The Match award.

Halloween Night – Kids Halloween fancy dress disco for all underage Players and their friends on Tuesday 31st October in the clubhouse from 6-8pm. Lots of treats on offer. All ages welcome €5/child €10/family.

Intermediate

 Sunday was simply not our day, we lost out to a far more deserving Aughnashellin side who were more hungrier to win from the start. We wish Aughnasheelin all the best in Connaught and in the senior championship next year. Well done to all the players and to Mal, Peter and Karl for giving us some terrific displays of football in the last few weeks and bringing every soul in the village and surrounding area together for joy and belief. Thanks to the supporters for coming out in great numbers. Of all four team on Sunday, it was evident that it was our Gaels who got the most behind our team and supported them. Our focus now turns to the under 17 final on Saturday and division 2 league final the following weekend, and we urge all our supporters out again to roar on the “ferocious” Gaels.

Turn the Village Purple and Green

What each and everyone did just showed the community and spirit. To all the sponsors and supporters the club, players and committee cannot thank you all enough. With the under 17 final and league final we want everything left up.

Under 17’s

The under 17 final is this Saturday at 12pm against Allen Gaels in Pairc Naoimh Mhuire Carrick. Please come out and support the lads who will form the senior panel in the next few years.

League Final

The league final against Ballinaglera is set for the weekend of 21st/22nd October.

Intermediate – All roads lead to Pairc Sean on Sunday at 1:30pm  as the first Leitrim Gaels team take to the field for the clubs first Intermediate County Final. The team has proven that you don’t just show up and be given the right to a final by seeing off Fenagh and Drumkeeran. They face a very good Aughnasheelin side that has the experience of playing Division 1 football and will be just as much up for the game as we are. We want everyone out in support of the team on Sunday and look forward to a fantastic day. Win/Lose or Draw the team has had a fantastic year and taken the Club to a new historic level, bring on Aughnasheelin to the “ferocious” Gaels.

Turn the Village Purple and Green – Well done to all around the village and surrounding areas for turning the village purple and green. House Flags, Car Flags, Bunting and Head Bands are still available to purchase by contacting Mark Chandler, Jonathon Moffitt, Ciaran Corcoran or any committee member.

Sponsorship – Many thanks to Gerry Donnellan Vera’s Bar, Wealthwise Financial Planning- Barry Kerr, Ken Gunning, Bernie Goldrick, Frank and  Beirne Whitney, Declan Deegan, Sign Warehouse, Leitrim Office Supplies, Jim Flynn, Lynch’s Paint and Pauric Doherty for their contributions to the club in support of preparation of the Village and Team for the Intermediate Final.

Under 17’s – Well done to our Under 17s who had a big win in the championship semi-final over Drumkeeran on Saturday Last. They face Allen Gaels in the Final on Saturday 14th October.

Intermediate – The Intermediate team booked themselves a place in the county final after seeing off a very good Drumkeeran side in the semi-finals in Ballinamore on Sunday afternoon. Trailing by 6 points the Gaels pulled in back with a goal from Liam Moreton and some great points from Aidan Flynn, Eunan Tracey and Shaun Chandler. Every player put their heart on the line in truly epic comeback to emerge victorious 1-13 to 1-10.  The final is against Aughnashellin on Sunday 8th October at 1:30 pm in Pairc Sean. The team would like to thank our supporters, the last 3 games the Gaels support has increased, as has the decibel level of noise. Thanks for getting behind the team and we hope you will return on the 8th of October to get behind the team. Let’s start getting the green and purple flags out for the next fortnight.

Turn the Village Purple and Green – In preparation for the county final car and house flags will be available to purchase as well as bunting to put up around your house and business. We will also be running a Predict the score with sheets available in the village. For all of the above please contact Mark Chandler, Jonathon Moffitt or any committee member. If you are willing to provide time or make a donation to support the team preparations please let us know.

Under 17’s – Under 17’are playing in a Championship Semi Final this weekend against Drumkeeran on Saturday at 12 noon in Drumkeeran. We wish Joe and the team all the best to and hope to see Leitrim Gaels in another final.

Intermediate
– The Intermediate replay with Fenagh was another thriller and we emerged victorious to progress to the semi finals on a score line of 2-09 to 0-9. The semi final against Drumkeeran is on Sunday next in Ballinamore at 4pm. It was your support who was the 16th man against Fenagh so we urge all our supporters to come and support the team again.
Under 17
– The under 17 team recorded a good win over Glencar Manorhamilton on Saturday last 4-14 to 3-06. They have one game left in the group stages against Drumkeeran.
Sponsorship – Many thanks to Michael and Maureen Treacy and all at the Leitrim Inn for their donation to supporting the Intermediate team during the championship.
Club Gear
– Anyone interested in ordering gear please contact Mark Chandler chairperson.leitrimgaels.leitrim@gaa.ie . Shorts (€18) and socks (€10) available to purchase. Half Zips can be ordered €50. All of which can be ideal presents.
Club Meeting
– Club Committee and Coaches Meeting this Friday 22nd September at 8pm at the Club House. All coaches are asked to attend and new members wishing to get involved in the club are welcome.
Sympathy
– The club wish to express their deepest sympathy to Paul Guckian and family Kiltoughart on the sad passing of his grandmother. From Leitrim Gaels GAA club we wish to extend our sympathy to the Murray family Carrick on Shannon on the on the sudden death of Bernard. Is féidir a n-anamacha a anam.

Under 15 Final – The under 15 team proved the future is bright for Leitrim Gaels in years to come when the captured the Under 15 13 aside championship by seeing off a very good Mohill team 3-09 to 0-11. The team were Michael Farrell, Oisin Mc Cabe, Aaron Alridge, Rory Kelly, Sean  Nee, Paddy Keane, Daniel O’ Sullivan, Oisin Curley, Rian Mc Cauley, Jim Cullen, Liam Chandler, Nathan Walsh, Shane Rynn, Mathew Doyle, Liam Mc Nabola, Jonatan Casey, Leon O’ Brien, Robbie Casey, Milo Blake, Eentje Gavigan and  Brian Goldrick. The lads were guided under the excellent knowledge of Pearse O’Looney, Bryan Kelly, Gerry Gurley and Barry Kerr.

Intermediate – The Intermediate replay with Fenagh takes place Saturday afternoon at 3pm in Pairc Sean. It is sure to be a thriller,  and again we urge all our supporters to come out and support, The team  thank you for your support last Sunday.

Underage – The Under 17’s beat Annaduff 2-23 to 1-03 on Saturday. They play Manorhamilton, this Saturday away at 12 noon. The Under 13’s play their last Championship game against St Bridgids this evening in Leitrim at 6:30pm.

Club Gear – Anyone that ordered gear please contact Mark Chandler chairperson.leitrimgaels.leitrim@gaa.ie  to arrange collection. There are some shorts (€18) and socks (€10) available to purchase, limited sizes. Half Zips can be ordered €50.

Club Meeting – Club Committee and Coaches Meeting on Friday 22nd September at 8pm at the Club House. All coaches are asked to attend and new members wishing to get involved in the club are welcome.