DRUMREILLY GAA CLUB 30K CYCLE – Our club 30k cycle will take place Sunday the 24 March leaving Drumcoura at 10am and returning to Drumcoura.  Sponsorship cards available at present of Gerry Houston if you have not already done so. Entrance fee on the day will be €20 for anyone who would like to take part without collecting sponsorship. An added bonus on the day for all who takes part in the cycle will be in a draw for 2 tickets to the league final between Leitrim and Derry in Croke Park on Saturday 30 March.
UNDERAGE REGISTRATION NIGHT – Registration for underage players will take place in the club house, On Wednesday 12th of March from 7-8pm. This is mandatory, all children must be registered with the club before training commences.
COME DINE WITH ME – The club will be running “Come Dine With Me” on the 6th of April. This is a great community get together that has become a Cloone Tradition! We already have some hosts confirmed and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would host a table on the night. An option can be for two people to join together to host one table. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the park’s facilities and the running of the club. So grab your neighbours, family & friends and “Come Dine With Me”. Contact Gerry 0876383284 or Aisling 0866650504.
THANK YOU – We would like to thank Padraig Ford for the work he has done, power washing at the park. It was much needed and appreciated, it looks great thanks Padraig.

Underage – The weather had a negative influence on fixtures last week with Under 13 and 17 games cancelled mid-week. The Under 17s met a very strong St Joseph’s on Sunday morning. Mohill were short five of the first team through injury so the result was predictable. Nevertheless, those present played their hearts out till the final whistle. The full panel was: C Mulligan, L Ellis, N McNabola, T McNabola, G Reynolds, B Donohue, C Quinn, S Bohan, A McCrann, K Curran, C Macklin, S Moran, A Luby, M Murphy. Watch fixtures for underage games.

New Arrival – Congratulations to Colm Beirne and partner Tracy Wrynne on the birth of their little baby girl Tara.

Div 4 – Mohill collected full points from this Div 4 game with Bornacoola on Saturday last. It was a very competitive game with two well-matched teams. Veteran player John McGuinness scored a vital goal but it was Niall Flynn’s massive point from almost the halfway line that clinched the victory for Mohill in the end. The full panel was: J Farry, S Kilrane, K Reilly, K Flynn, P McLoughlin, C Baxter, N Flynn, C Keegan, S Kennedy, Colm Beirne, J Farrell, J McGuinness, Conor Beirne.

County Game – Best of luck to the Leitrim team and management as they take on Derry at the week-end. Leitrim Supporters tickets are now on sale in the Club for €50 and can be acquired by contacting Francis McGowan at 0868221418.

Lotto – Please join the Mohill Lotto which if fully subscribed would be a great help to keep Mohill Club running smoothly. Join online by logging intohttps://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?LL_ID=1283#Anchor

Carrigallen Lotto – Lotto results there was no jackpot winner   The jackpot is €5,100 numbers were 12.25,32,36  the €50 winners were John Reilly Beaghamore. Carrigallen Voc, Lisa, Philip, Liam O Rourke and Sarah Hardi Laois … next week’s draw will take place in Eugene Reilly Sat 16/03/19  Next week’s team Kevin O Rourke and Michael G Donohoe

U13’s – Well done to St. Joseph’s U13’s who defeated Rinn Gaels on Saturday last in Carrigallen. Final score: St. Joseph’s 6-21 Rinn Gaels 4-06. Our next game is away to Melvin Gaels. Fixture details to be confirmed.

U17’s – St. Joseph’s U17’s defeated an understrength Mohill team in Mohill last Sunday. Final score: St. Joseph’s 7-10 Mohill 1-05. Next game is at home to McDiarmada Gaels. Fixture details to be confirmed.

Leitrim – We wish Eoin award and Gary Reynolds and the Leitrim senior team and management the best of luck against  Derry on Saturday in Derry

National Club Draw – Great news from the National Club Draw last week when it was announced that the Club had won €1000. The Club was included in the draw as we sold over the quota of club tickets. Thanks to everyone who supported this draw and a special word of thanks to Patrick Mc Nulty who puts in such a great effort each year to sell these tickets.

Junior League v Fenagh – On Saturday in St Osnat’s the Junior team had their second win in League Division 3 against Fenagh. The final score was Melvin Gaels 3-13, Fenagh 2-9. Well done all.

Another win for the Under 17s – Well done to the Under 17 team and mentors on another great win over St Brigid’s on Saturday last. Final score Melvin Gaels 3-11, St Brigid’s 2-3.

Good Luck Leitrim – Good luck to the Leitrim team when they play Derry at the weekend. Special good luck to the Gaels lads Emlyn, Darragh and Cillian. 

Yearly Club Membership is now due – For our membership rates and to see other methods of payment online on the link below. Melvin Gaels is one of the most progressive clubs in Leitrim currently and continues to grow in strength year on year with success on and off the field and our membership offers incredible value for money! We offer a safe and an enjoyable environment which benefits all both physically and mentally!
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50/50 Draw – The winner of the 50/50 draw last week was Tony Loughlin, Kinlough who won €235.Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

Don’t Miss Out – Time is running out to get your name in for the Big Draw for €5000 which will be held on the Easter Bank Holiday Monday. The fundraising involves “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, and your name on a commemorative plaque. To get your “Mark on Melvin Park” contact Spar, Kinlough or Pat at 0871787194 or Katherine at    087 287 0086 any of the Committee or go to www.kinloughcommunitycentre.wordpress.com.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

Leitrim Seniors – TheLeitrimm senior team make their way to Celtic park in Derry this Saturday afternoon for the  penultimate game of their successful 2019 Div. 4 campaign. Please note that the throw in has been moved to 4pm from the previously advertised time of 5pm. Best of luck to Terry and the lads in this one.
Tickets for Div. 4 Final – Tickets will go on sale for the division 4 final on Monday 25th March and can be got through the county Secretary in the Pairc Sean office OR  on-line. The seating for the final will be unreserved in the Hogan Stand on a first come, first served basis. Any queries regarding tickets should be addressed to Eilis McGourty.
U13 League: Our under 13s came up a little short against a strong Leitrim Gaels team at the weekend. Best of luck next time.
Lotto Results – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot this month. Winning numbers drawn were 7, 15, 22 and 28. A consolation prize of 20euro was won by Noel Scott, Sligo, while Paddy Meehan of Kiltyclogher and Frank White, Glenfarne, each won 10euro. Thanks to all who bought tickets for the draw, and to those who sold them. Your commitment to Glenfarne Kiltyclogher is much appreciated.

Lotto – There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €5400 with the numbers 7-13-20-27 drawn out. The 5 winners of €20 are:Kevin Nealon; Drumshanbo, Madeline Dolan; Drumshanbo, Rosaleen Wynne; Drumshanbo, Alan Kelly; Creagh & Stephen McWeeney; Leitrim Village. Next weeks jackpot now stands at €5300. Thank you again for all your support.

Tony McGowan Run – The Tony Mc Gowan Run Committee wish to sincerely thank all those involved in the planning and delivery of a memorable day in Drumshanbo on the 17th of February last. This includes sponsors ( both local and national), those who took part in registration, those who provided stewarding, those who donated the variety and volume of food and those who either walked, jogged or ran the various routes. Participants travelled in great numbers representing a wide variety of running clubs from neighbouring counties and beyond. They all spoke highly about the stunning Blueway, the efficient and encouraging stewards and the supply of refreshments on their return to The Mayflower. The weather (heaven sent we feel!), live commentary and music along the route really added to the friendly atmosphere. The support services – race leaders on bikes, gardaí, ambulance service, Order of Malta and sub aqua unit – provided reassuring back-up services on the day. The Mayflower Committee allowed the organisers to set-up and deliver the event in a professional and efficient manner. Local media outlets and photographers provided excellent publicity and coverage of the event. Finally, the committee wish to thank the Mc Gowan Family, Carrick Road who actively supported the build up to the event and carried out various roles on the day. Planning and registration have already begun for 2020 so be warned! 

Newtowngore Engineering U-17 League – Sadly we had to concede our game to Manorhamilton at the weekend and due to the bad weather last week our game against Mohill was postponed. No fixtures to hand as yet but check facebook for more details.

Barna Recycling U-13 League – The lads were well beaten by a strong Carrick team in the league on Sunday morning last. We are down to play Fenagh next but no details to hand yet. Check Facebook for more details.

25 Card Drive – The card game continues in Aras Padraig every Sunday night at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Leitrim – Best of luck Diarmaid, Kevin & Alan against Derry this Saturday in the League game. With promotion already secured this game should determine who tops the table.

Leitrim Supporters Club – Anyone wishing to support the team can do so by purchasing a Supporters Club ticket from club officers over the coming weeks. First prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place on April 6th.

Dinner Dance – The Dinner dance takes place this Sunday night in the Lough Allen Hotel. There will be special presentations to the senior mens & ladies teams by special guest Terry Hyland. Late night radio will be providing the music and John Lynch will be the MC. Tickets are selling fast and there are still a few remaining so contact any club officer and are priced at €30.

Wedding Bells – Congrats to Michael McGovern & Laura McGuire who were married last weekend. We wish the happy couple many happy years together.

St Patricks Day – We would like to wish everyone a very happy St. Patricks day, a reminder that the parade takes place at 4pm and we shall see you all that night at the dinner dance.

Lotto – There was no Jackpot winner in the Lotto on Saturday 9th March: the numbers drawn were 3-4-0-2-7-5-1-6.  €30 winners on the night were Fintan Gallogly, Michael Moran, Nahuel Biofini Seropi, Brendan Kiernan and Gavin Farrelly.  The House prize sponsored by the Dugout was won by Sean McCartin. The next Lotto draw will be on Saturday 23rd March with the Player’s Team hosting the draw. The Jackpot now stands at €13,000.

 

St Joseph’s Boys – Well done to our U13’s team who played and defeated Rinn Gaels on Saturday last in Carrigallen.  We made good use of wind advantage in the first half and scored some fine points, the win should move us into the semi-final league places.  Training continues as per text information sent out and we hope everyone can keep up the great effort. Our U 17’s played Mohill on Sunday afternoon in Mohill. Game was called off with about 10 minutes to go due to heavy snow showers, the boys were leading well at the time, and next up is MacDiarmada Gaels at the weekend.

 

Leitrim Wall – Please show your support for the development of Leitrim football by purchasing a brick on the Leitrim Wall by contacting our representative Ray McBrien (087669752).  Work will commence on this project very soon so If you have received a letter and brochures already or if you wish to buy a brick please contact Ray.

Sympathy – We offer sincere sympathy to the Reilly Family Skreeny Manor following the death of Nóirín Reilly and to the family of the late Paddy O’Hara, Castle Street.  May They Rest in Peace.

Underage – Our U13 team played Fenagh in Boggaun on Tuesday evening 12th March and both teams are due to play an away game this Saturday the 16th and a home game on Monday 18th.  Our U17s unfortunately received a walk over from Allen Gaels last weekend and they are due to play Mohill this weekend.  All fixture details relating to our U13 and U17 teams will be posted on our Facebook Page.  Please show your support.

Gaelic4Girls – This programme continues for another 6 weeks every Monday 7pm to 8pm at St Clare’s National School.  It is fantastic to see so many enthusiastic girls enjoying themselves, while learning the skills of Gaelic football.  It is open to girls aged 8-12yrs who are not part of a Ladies Gaelic Football Club and who are interested in learning the skills of the game. All girls in this age group from the area are encouraged to attend. They will be taught the basic skills of Gaelic football on a fun basis and will get to demonstrate their new skills at a fun mini-blitz. All girls will be presented with a Gaelic4Girls Jersey and certificate. A major bonus from the programme is that all participants will get the chance to participate in a Mini Blitz with another Gaelic4Girls site. The cost for the entire programme is only €10. Anybody who would like more details on this programme is asked to contact Bernie McMorrow on 086 1234634.

Leitrim Croker Bound – Good Luck to our Leitrim footballers who play Derry in the Allianz League this Saturday at 4pm in Celtic Park, Derry.

Leitrim Supporters Club – Leitrim Supporters tickets are now on sale from the Club for €50 and can be acquired by contacting Phil Flynn.

Results – Hard luck to our Division 3 team who were defeated by Drumkeerin on Saturday last in Boggaun in their first fixture of the season.

Club Meeting – March Club meeting on Monday 25th March at 9.30pm in the hall. 200 club draw will take place on the night.

Race Night – Date for your diary is Sunday 5th May for the Annual race night. More details later.

Defibrillator Course – For all those who expressed interest in doing the course, it takes place on Thursday 21st March at 8pm in Ballinaglera hall.

Registration – Final call for membership money to be paid to Sean Mc Morrow asap. Family: €50, Adult: €30 U17: €20.

St Francis Ladies – This year we are entering a division 3 team in the league. They begin their league this Sunday against St. Joseph’s. Check fixtures for details. Best of luck.

Lá le’ Pádraig – Lá fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir.

Training –U11 training starts this Thursday 14th March in Difreen NS astro from 6.30-7.30pm.
Registration forms will be available on the night.
1 child €35 (free if parent in Club Member’s Draw)
Family of 2 or more children €50 (free if parent in Club Member’s Draw)
Training is open to boys born in 2008 and 2009. New players very welcome.
Underage – Our U17s were defeated by Annaduff on a scoreline of 3-02 to 2-08. Unfortunately our U13 team suffered a heavy defeat against MacDiarmada Gaels on Sunday. Keep an eye on social media for upcoming fixtures.
Leitrim Health Is Wealth – This year’s event takes place in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on 27th March at 7pm. The aim of the conference is to promote positive health and wellbeing with guest speakers including former rugby international Alan Quinlan and journalist Paul Williams. All welcome and admission is free.
 
Leitrim Supporter’s Club – Tickets are available from the club by contacting Kevin Torsney on 0862754362. Please show your support for the team to help them push on after clinching promotion to Division 3. You also get a car sticker which will look great on the window on the drive to Croke Park! Best wishes to the team against Derry on Saturday.
SafeTalk Training – On Tuesday April 9th Dromahair GAA in association with the HSE are hosting SafeTalk training from 7pm – 10pm. This workshop is open to club members and the wider community. This training prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. If you are interested in this event on a very important issue please pm our Facebook page. Places are limited so please get in contact to avoid disappointment.
Lá le Pádraig – Is ainm Naomh Pádraig atá ar ár gClub peile. De réir an traidisiún áitiúil bhunaigh Naomh Pádraig séipéal i nDroim Dhá Thiar. Deirtear freisin gurb é a chéad rogha mar lár-ionad na Críostaíochta in Éirinn é ach gur athraigh sé go hArd Mhacha. Tá baint ag an ainm Droim Liasa (Drumlease) le botháin a d’fhág sé san áit dá lucht leanúna.
Tá an t-ainm Carraig Phádraig St Patrick’s Rock luaite leis an gceantar chun a thaispeaint arís go bhfuil sean-nasc ag Naomh Pádraig leis an áit.
De ghnáth glactar go dtiteann Lá le Pádraig i lár an Earraigh. Bíonn na feirmeoirí ag súil le aimsir níos fearr. Fadó cheap daoine muna raibh na prátaí curtha agat roimh an la seo go raibh tú an-leisciúil! Bain taitneamh as an lá!

Division 4 – The division 4 team started their league campaign with a comprehensive victory over Eslin on Saturday last. They have no game this weekend.

Underage 13/17- Our underage teams enjoyed success at all levels at the weekend. The under 17-team saw off Gortletteragh 2-11 to 2-06 on Sunday. The under 13’s played Sunday as well and had too much for Glenfarne Kityclogher winning 7-12 to 1-01.

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 its 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 a 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. Contact Bernie Goldrick 087 2057578

County Team – Good Luck to Aidan Flynn and the Leitrim county team on travelling to take on Derry on Saturday.

Club Gear – The club has a number of half zips various sizes available depending on size €45/€50. Contact Mark Chandler 0872695237. First come first serve basis.