Update – The draw for the next round of Celebrity Bainisteoir has been made and Dromahaire are playing away to Rockwell Rovers in Tipperary on Saturday 11th of April.
 

 

St Patricks GAA Club Dromahair
Club Notes


Departure

The cameras were out early in Dromahair last Friday to prepare for the teams departure to Dublin. Katherine Lynch and the camera’s visited local businesses, Drumlease National School and Dromahair Playschool. Thanks to Mr. O’Farrell, all the staff and students in Drumlease National School for all their hard work preparing banners flags and songs. Thanks also to Teresa, Paula and Caroline who had Dromahair Playschool decked out in the Dromahair colours and all the students wearing their red and white. After all the visits it was time to prepare for departure. Katherine and the team were paraded down Main Street as far as their bus by a huge crowd. Thanks to Joe Fowley for providing the lorry. After all the excitement the team departed for Dublin at 3pm.

 

The Match

After an epic match on Saturday we progressed to the next round with a one point victory after two periods of extra time. Everyone that was at the game witnessed a great game between two evenly matched sides. Everyone in our club and area should be very proud of the way our team played, on a few occasions they looked like they had missed their chance but they would dig deeper and get straight back into the game. Well done to the entire panel on a great performance.

 

Ladies

The Ladies team played Cuala on Saturday morning unfortunately they were not successful. The club would like to thank the ladies for all the great support they have given our team over the weekend. Special thanks to the ladies Manager Doctor Ballintine who also helped out with our injured players during the Celebrity Bainisteoir match.

 

Cuala

We would all like to thank the Cuala club for making us feel so welcome at the weekend and for having everything organised so well. On the Friday Cuala organised an up for the match presented by Des Cahill and had an Après match on Saturday as well as having food organised to feed all our supporters. On Saturday all our team and supporters went back to their club house for a great night of song and dance.

 

Match Program

The Cuala club produced a program for our Celebrity Bainisteoir match, we would like to thank the following businesses for taking ads: Holgate Fencing, The Blue Devon, Gurns Milestone Lounge, McL Assessors, Ciaran Clinton Taxi, Stanfords Inn, All-plant, Connacht Gold, SL Controls, Kerrigan Quarries, Breffni Plant Hire, The Clubhouse Bar, McGoldricks Londis, McPadden Construction, Woodview Inn, Gilmor’s Spar, Dessie Fowley Taxi, Oriel Fuels and Flanagan Electrical.

 

Support

The club and players would like to thanks all our supporters who attended the match in Dublin and cheered on the team so well. Thanks also to everyone who put out their flags in Dromahair especially all the local businesses. It was great to see so many from other clubs in Leitrim at the match to give their support. We would also acknowledge all the messages of goodwill we received over the past few weeks from near and far.

 

Team Gear

Club polo shirts, hoddies and jackets with our new crest are still available to buy in the following local businesses: O’Hara’s Corner Deli, McGoldrick’s Londis, Gilmor’s Spar, Dromahair Pharmacy, The Blue Devon Bar and The Clubhouse Bar.

 

Intermediate Team

Training continues for our adult teams on Tuesday and Friday night. Our next match is on Saturday in Ballinaglera in the Shield Competition at 5pm and our junior team play St. Mary’s at 11.30 on Sunday next in Carrick on Shannon. Any players in our area who would like to join the panel are welcome just contact the team management or member of club executive to get details of training and matches

 

 

11-Mar-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

St Patricks GAA Club Dromahair

 

Club Notes

 

Intermediate Team

Training continues for our adult teams on Tuesday and Friday night. Our first competitive match of the year is on Saturday next against St. Marys in Carrick on Shannon, its on at 4.15 after the Leitrim match. Any players in our area who would like to join the panel are welcome just contact the team management or member of club executive to get details of training and matches.

 

Team Gear

Club polo shirts, hoddies and jackets with our new crest are available to buy from Wednesday 18th Feb in the following local businesses: OHaras Corner Deli, McGoldricks Londis, Gilmors Spar, Dromahair Pharmacy, The Blue Devon Bar and The Clubhouse Bar.

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

The cameras are returning to film training again next Sunday 22nd Feb. As the match gets nearer preparations are in full swing. The club has organised accommodation in Dublin for the match contact Club Secretary Adrian McMorrow for more details.

 

Match Program

The Cuala club are organising a program for our Celebrity Bainisteoir match and we have to put together some articles for it. If anyone wishes to submit something for the program please let me know. We are also looking for adverts for the program and if any local business wants to place an advert they should contact a member of the executive.

 

 

 

18-Feb-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

 

Club Notes

 

Social night

The club held a social night last Saturday in the Clubhouse Bar. Presentations were made on the night by Chairman Kevin Torsney to our Club President Josie Torsney and Vice Presidents John Madden, Terry Leyden and Teddy Loughlin. Club players of the year for 2008 were announced, Ronan Fowley was named Intermediate Player of the Year and Thomas Kelly won Junior Player of the Year. There was also a presentation for our Scór na nÓg instrumental group who won the Leitrim title and to our Scór officer Stephen McInerney. Thanks to all the Scór dancers and musicians who performed on the night and also to Vivian OLoughlin. The U21 medals for 2007 were also presented. Thanks to all our supporters who came along and to Patrick Hugh, Ann and staff for providing their premises and food on the night.

 

St. Brigids Visit

The St. Brigids Club from Dublin were visiting Dromahair over the weekend and by all accounts they had a great time. We played them in a challenge match on Saturday which St. Brigids won by one point. Thanks to Joe and everyone in the Woodview Inn for looking after St. Brigids on Friday night and to Fergus and staff in Stanfords Inn for looking after both teams after the match on Saturday.

 

Members Draw

The Members Draw for January took place as well last Saturday in the Clubhouse Bar. The winners were €300 Michael McGoldrick, €200 Lisa McMorrow, €150 Ronan Fowley and €100 Jacinta Torsney. Anyone interested in joining the draw can contact a member of the club executive. To join the draw it costs €20 per month, and members are entitled to full club membership and entry in a monthly draw for €750 in prizes.

 

Team Gear

We have ordered some new club tops and jackets with our new crest; these will be available to buy in local shops from next weekend.

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

The cameras are returning to film training next Sunday, Sunday 22nd Feb, and Sunday 1st March. The cameras will be filming around the village and in local schools on Friday 6th of March before the team depart for Dublin at 2pm. The Cuala club have organised a lot of activities on the day of the match. Our ladies team will play Cuala ladies at 11.30 before the Celebrity Bainisteoir match and our junior team will play their juniors after the match. During the day there will also be bouncy castles, face painting and loads of other entertainment. After the match Cuala have organised an Apres match hosted by Des Cahill.

 

Match Program

The Cuala club are organising a program for our Celebrity Bainisteoir match and we have to put together some articles for it. If anyone wishes to submit something for the program please let me know. We are also looking for adverts for the program and if any local business wants to place an advert they should contact a member of the executive.

 

 

 

11-Feb-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

 

Club Notes

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

The cameras were in Dromahair on Sunday 1st Feb. all day to film training in the park and also interviews with the players. Mickey Quinn was also introduced to the team as Mentor. The cameras will return to film training on Sunday 15th Feb, Sunday 22nd Feb, and Sunday 1st March. The cameras will be filming around the village and in local schools on Friday 6th of March before the team depart for Dublin at 2pm. The Cuala club have organised a lot of activities on the day of the match. Our ladies team will play Cuala ladies at 11.30 before the Celebrity Bainisteoir match and our junior team will play their juniors after the match. During the day there will also be bouncy castles, face painting and loads of other entertainment. After the match Cuala have organised an Apres match hosted by Des Cahill.

 

Match Program

The Cuala club are organising a program for our Celebrity Bainisteoir match and we have to put together some articles for it. If anyone wishes to submit something for the program please let me know. We are also looking for adverts for the program and if any local business wants to place an advert they should contact a member of the executive.

 

Social night

We are holding a social night in conjunction with Celebrity Bainisteoir on Saturday 7th of February in the Clubhouse Bar. Music will be provided by Vivian OLoughlin. The club will be making presentations to our Club President Josie Torsney and Vice Presidents John Madden, Terry Leyden and Teddy Loughlin on the night. Club player of the year for 2008 will be announced on the night. Our new club crest will also be officially launched. The cameras, Katherine Lynch and Mickey Quinn might be there on the night so hopefully all our supporters will come along.

 

St. Brigids Visit

Next weekend members of the St. Brigids club in Dublin will be visiting Dromahair. They will be arriving on Friday night and playing us in a challenge match at 2pm on Saturday and Im sure well see them all in the Clubhouse Saturday night.

 

Members Draw

The Members Draw for January will take place as well on 7th of Feb in the Clubhouse Bar. Anyone interested in joining the draw can contact a member of the club executive. To join the draw it costs EUR20 per month, and members are entitled to full club membership and entry in a monthly draw for EUR750 in prizes.

 

Intermediate Team Manager

The club is delighted to have appointed Brendan Greene as our Intermediate teams Manager for the coming season. Brendan comes with a very impressive CV and everyone involved with the club wishes him and the team the best of luck for 2009.

 

Team Gear

We have ordered some new club tops and jackets with our new crest; these will be available to buy local shops along from next weekend.

 

Leitrim Supporters Club

Tickets are now on sale locally for the Leitrim Supporters Club 2009. Tickets can be brought from Jim Meehan, Kevin Torsney, Hughie Clinton, Sean OHara, Eoghan Sweeney. Please support the county team especially with Paddy McGowan on the panel.

 

Sponsors

The club would like to thank all the sponsors who have helped us out for Celebrity Bainisteoir and the coming season. Connacht Gold is our main sponsors along with sponsorship from SL Solutions and Kerrigan Quarries.

 

 

 

05-Feb-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

St Patricks GAA Club Dromahair

 

Club Notes

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

The cameras will be back in Dromahair next Sunday 1st Feb. all day to film training in the park. Both Katherine Lynch and Mickey Quinn will be there all day. The cameras will return to film training on Sunday 15th Feb, Sunday 22nd Feb, and Sunday 1st March. The cameras will be filming around the village and in local schools on Friday 6th of March before the team depart for Dublin at 2pm. The Cuala club have organised a lot of activities on the day of the match. Our ladies team will play Cuala ladies at 11.30 before the Celebrity Bainisteoir match and our junior team will play their juniors after the match. During the day there will also be bouncy castles, face painting and loads of other entertainment. After the match Cuala have organised an Apres match hosted by Des Cahill. We will have details of hotels in the area next week for those who intwend staying Saturday night.

 

Social night

We are holding a social night in conjunction with Celebrity Bainisteoir on Saturday 7th of February in the Clubhouse Bar. Music will be provided by Vivian O Loughlin and the club will be making presentations to the Club President and Vice Presidents on the night. Club player of the year for 2008 will be announced on the night. Our new club crest will also be officially launched. The cameras might be there on the night so hopefully all our supporters will come along.

 

Team Managers

The Executive committee is currently finalising the appointment of team mangers for 2009. The following have already been confirmed U10 JohnÓglynnmartin, John Kerins, John McMorrow. U12 Eoghan Sweeney, Gavin Sweeney, Noel Burke. U14 Gerry Fowley, Adrian McPadden, Oliver Conlon, U16 Hughie Clinton, Kenny Casey. Minor Jim Meehan, Kevin Conlan, Fergus Torsney Niall Curneen. If anyone is interested inÓgetting involved please contact a committee member.

 

Team Gear

We have ordered some new club tops and jackets with our new crest; these will be available to buy in the coming weeks in local shops along with flags and banners for Celerity Bainisteoir.

 

Leitrim Supporters Club

Tickets are now on sale locally for the Leitrim Supporters Club 2009. Tickets can be brought from Jim Meehan, Kevin Torsney, Hughie Clinton, Sean O Hara, Eoghan Sweeney. Please support the county team especially with Paddy McGowan on the panel.

 

Leitrim v Sligo

Well done to the Leitrim team and management on their great victory over Sligo. It was great to see Paddy McGowan coming on in the second half and he put in a very good performance.

 

IFA

The local IFA are currently selling tickets to their annual 25 Card Drive on Saturday 21st Feb. The proceeds this year go to Dromahair Community Preschool, so please support.

 

 

 

28-Jan-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

 

Club Notes

 

Scór

Hard luck to our Scór na nÓg Instrumental Group who took park in the Connacht Final on Saturday last in Claremorris. The group was Aine Vesey, Sharon Kelly, Kevin Vesey and Shane McInerney by all accounts they performed very well on the day. Thanks to Stephen McInernery for all his effort preparing the group.

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

Arrangements are now at an advanced stage. All information will be up on our website http://dromahairstpatricks.leitrim.gaa.ie/ as we get it. We are holding a social night in conjunction with Celebrity Bainisteoir on Saturday 7th of February, more details next week.

 

Team Managers

The Executive committee is currently finalising the appointment of team mangers for 2009. If anyone is interested inÓgetting involved please contact a committee member.

 

Membership

All players on adult teams must have their membership paid by the end of January. Membership can be paid to and club officer.

 

Leitrim Supporters Club

Calling all our supporters in Dublin. The Leitrim Supporters Club launch is on in the Herbert Park Hotel on Thursday night 22nd January at 8.00pm. Paddy McGowan is a member of the county panel at present so show your support by coming along. Mickey Moran and John Morrison will be there on the night to discuss their plans for the year ahead. There are great optimisms for Leitrim football for the year ahead so go along to the Herbert Park for a special night.

 

 

 

19-Jan-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

Cloone GAA Club have just launched a new club website with a number of new features been made available including bringing their lotto draw online. The new initiative will allow people from all over the world to support the club while also giving them the chance to win the lotto jackpot which currently stands at almost €4,000. The club would like to encourage Leitrim ex-pats all over the world to use the new facility to assist the clubs fundraising and appeal particularly to the many people across the globe with Cloone connections. All major credit cards are accepted as well as Irish and English debit cards and payments are processed using secure, bank certified and approved payment-processing service Realex, one of Europes largest online payment processors. Remember when you play your local lotto, whether or not you win the Jackpot, there is always a winner – your local club and community.

The new website also has a number of new features to allow people keep in touch with the activities of the club including newsletter subscriptions, league tables, a new photo gallery, all fixtures and results for the club as well as all the latest national and local GAA news. The site also incorporates the ladies club and has a section fully dedicated to their activities. The club is also inviting anyone with suitable material of either historical or current interest to forward it onto them for inclusion on the site. Full contact details are available via the new site.

Cloone GAA club website has been in operation since 2000 and has always been very popular with Cloone natives across the globe. Plans to develop the site over the coming months with a number of new proposals currently being viewed. The website can be accessed at www.cloon GAA.net and the club wishes to thank all those who have supported their activities in the past and look forward to your continued support with their activities into the future.

 

 

16-Jan-09 by Cloone GAA

St Patricks GAA Club Dromahair

 

Club Notes

 

Meeting

A club meeting will be held on Friday next 16th of January at 9.30pm in The Clubhouse Bar. All members are asked to attend as preparations for Celebrity Bainisteoir are now in full swing.

 

Scór

Best of luck to our Scór na nÓg Instrumental Group in the Connacht Final on next Saturday 17th of January in Claremorris.

 

Members Draw

The result of the December Members Draw is €300 John & Kathleen McHugh, €200 Hughie Clinton, €150 Joe Carty, €100 Michael. Anyone who would like to join the draw can do so by contacting a member of the Club Executive.

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

We are down play Cuala GAA Club in Hyde Park Dalkey on Saturday 7th of March at 1pm. Arrangements are now been made for the match, hopefully a large number of Leitrim supporters in Dublin will be able to make the game. We also have most of the filming dates and these and other information are on our website http://dromahairstpatricks.leitrim.gaa.ie/.

 

Leitrim Supporters Club

Calling all our supporters in Dublin. The Leitrim Supporters Club launch is on in the Herbert Park Hotel on Thursday night 22nd January at 8.00pm. Paddy McGowan is a member of the county panel at present so show your support by coming along. Mickey Moran and John Morrison will be there on the night to discuss their plans for the year ahead. There are great optimisms for Leitrim football for the year ahead so go along to the Herbert Park for a special night.

 

 

 

14-Jan-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

St Patricks GAA Club Dromahair

 

Club Notes

 

Scór

Congratulations to our instrumental group of Aine Vesey, Sharon Kelly, Kevin Vesey and Shane McInerney who won Leitrim Scór na nÓg last Sunday. This is a brilliant achievement and every wishes them the best of luck in the Connacht Final on Saturday 17th of January in Claremorris. Special thanks to Stephen McInerney for all his hard work preparing the group.

 

Tarmac

Everyone will have noticed over the Christmas the new tarmac around the pavilion in the Park. The club would like to thank Paul McGoldrick of Cold Chon for sponsoring this work, it is greatly appreciated.

 

Members Draw

The result of the December Members Draw is €300 John & Kathleen McHugh, €200 Hughie Clinton, €150 Joe Carty, €100 Michael. Anyone who would like to join the draw can do so by contacting a member of the Club Executive.

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

The lads have been training away over the Christmas preparing for our first match. The date has been confirmed to play Cuala, it is fixed for Saturday 7th of March.

 

AGM

The clubs AGM was held last Friday evening. The meeting was very well attended. Both Sean OHara and Fergus Meehan stepped down from the positions of Chairman and Treasurer respectively after doing a huge amount of work for the club over the past number of years. The following officers were elected Chairman Kevin Torsney, Asst Chairman Hughie Clinton, Secretary Adrian McMorrow, Asst Secretary JohnÓglynnmartin, Treasurer Michael Leyden, Coaching Officer Gerry Fowley, Schools Officer Gavin Sweeney, Registrar Fergus Torsney, IT Officer Kevin Conlan, Minor Board Delegates Niall Curneen, Hughie Clinton, Gerry Fowley, Senior Board Dessie Fowley, Joey Bird, Kevin Torsney, Adrian McMorrow, Sean OHara, Cultural Officers Stephen McInerney, Sean Conlan, Liaison Officer Sean OHara, PRO Eoghan Sweeney. The club also appointed Josie Torsney as its Hon. President and John Madden, Terry Leyden and Teddy Loughlin as Hon. Vice Presidents.

 

Membership

At the AGM membership for 2009 was set at €40 for adults, €20 for students and €5 for under 16s. All players on our intermediate and junior teams must have their membership paid before the end of January.

 

 

 

05-Jan-09 by Eoghan Sweeney

St Patricks GAA Club Dromahair Club Notes

Well Done

Well done to Brian Feeney on been selected Leitrims Young Hurler of the Year

Coaching News

Workshop for goalkeepers will take place on 28/12, venue and time to be decided. Goalkeeper from aged 14 upwards are asked to attend with their coach. Those interested should contact club coaching officer Hughie Clinton or any club officer.

Members Draw

 

The winners of the November Draw are Gerry Kelly €300, Jim Harte €200, Tomas Sweeney €150 and Tommy Rooney €100. Anyone interested in joining the draw should contact any club officer.

 

AGM

 

The club AGM is on Sunday 28th of December. All members will be receiving notification over the next few days.

 

Website

 

Our website has been updated http://dromahairstpatricks.leitrim.gaa.ie/ If anyone has any items or photos they would like on the website please email them to stpatricksgaa@live.ie

 

Happy Christmas

 

The club would like to wish all its members and supporters a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.

 

 

15-Dec-08 by Eoghan Sweeney

St. Patricks GAA Club Dromahair Notes

 

Celebrity Bainisteoir

We all had a great day last Friday with the arrival of Celebrity Bainisteoir in Dromahair. The cameras arrived at 10am to film a training session and interview some of the club players, mentors and officers. After lunch the celebrity was revealed and we had a great crowd in the park for Katherine Lynchs arrival. Once Katherine had been introduced to the team our manger David Downes handed her the Bainisteoirs jacket and she took the team for her first training session. Filming finished around 4pm. Everyone involved with the club can be very proud of all the work put in to prepare for Friday, we would also like to thank all our supporters who turned up in the afternoon especially the teachers and pupils from the local schools. Thanks also to all the local businesses that helped us out over the last few weeks.

 

First Game

The Draw has been made for the first round of Celebrity Bainisteoir and we are playing Cuala Casements from Dalkey. Their Celebrity Manager is George Hook and the match will take place at the end of February.

 

New Crest

Along with revealing the celebrity on Friday last the club also revealed its new crest. The crest will be used from now on all club correspondence and jerseys. The club would like to thank Mel McMorrow for organising and sponsoring the crest design.

 

Race night

We held on annual Race night last Saturday night in the Blue Devon. This was a great nights entertainment for all attended. Thanks to all our sponsors Damien Torsney, Castle Dargan Hotel, Kellys Bar Ballygawley, Fowleys Garage, Eamon Devaney Meats, Kerrigans Quarry, Villiers Café, Dromahair Ladies GFC, Gilmors Spar, Seamus Harkin, Lagan Tarmac, The Corner Deli, George McGoldrick, Harmac Mechanical, Flanagan Brothers Electrical, The Blue Devon, Joe Fowley Car Sales, The clubhouse Bar, McPartland Oil and McGoldricks Londis. Thanks also to everyone who helped out on the night and horses. Special thanks to Martina Devanney for the use of her premises and to our auctioneer Gerry Kelly.

 

Scór

Well done to everyone who represented the club in Scór na nÓg last Saturday. Our dancers were Emer Kelly, Ciara Kelly, Edel Kelly, Caira ONeill, Elanie Hamilton, Joanne Feeney, Arlene McWilliams and Emer McHugh and our musicians were Kevin Vesey, Shane McInerney, Aine Vesey and Sharon Kelly. The music for our dancers wwas provided by Stephen McInerney, Noel McMoahon and Anna Conlan. Thanks to all the parents for their help and support and to Mary Gordon, Breege Fowley and Chrissie Meehan for all their hard work preparing the dancers.

 

 

08-Dec-08 by Eoghan Sweeney

Message from Dromahair Club – 

By now most people know that our club has been chosen to take part in the new series of Celebrity Bainisteoir. There is huge excitement in Dromahair as we wait to find out which celebrity is going to be taking charge of our team.

RTE will be in Dromahair all day next Friday and they will be revealing the Celebrity to the team at 2pm in the Park.

Everyone is welcome to come along at 2pm for the arrival of the celebrity.

 

 

02-Dec-08 by Eoghan Sweeney