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.

AGM – Thanks to those who attended last Sunday’s AGM. A big thank you to the outgoing officers of 2018 for your dedication, time and effort you put into the club. Best wishes to the committee for 2019. The following is the list of officers: President: Micheal John Gilmartin, Chairman: Pauric Loughlin, Vice chairman: Thomas Cornyn, Joint Secretary: Enda Gilraine and Joe McMorrow, Treasurer: Padraig Cornyn, Vice Treasurer: Tomas Forde, PRO: Ailish Cornyn, Registrar: Sean McMorrow, 200 club draw Co-ordinator: Noel McMorrow, Coaching officer: Seamie McMorrow, Insurance officer: Brendan McGourty, Development officer: Barry McGourty, Alcohol and Substance abuse: Ryan Crawford, Scór officer: Ann Flood, Park committee chairperson: Frankie Reynolds, Festival Committee Chairperson: TBC, IT officer: Ailish Cornyn

Fundraising Club Draw – Tickets for the 2019 draw are on sale and teams of sellers will be making rounds in the coming weeks. 2019 will be one of our biggest in recent years.
16th Feb 2019 in the Welcome Inn Cornageeha, with a great night in store.
A massive €5000 is up for grabs as a first prize, which would definitely be a great way to round off the Winter.
Other prizes in the 2019 draw include;
2nd: €500
3rd: €200 Voucher for Spirit Clothing & Menswear, Longford.
4th: €100 sponsored by Costello Auto Repair, Tooman
5th: €100 sponsored by Colum Fox.
Tickets are priced at €20 and are currently on sale from club officers and players.
County Matters – Well Done to Jack Heslin, David Mulvey and Francis Flynn who are all currently part of the County Senior Panel at the moment.

Scór na nÓg Connacht Final – Well done to Darragh Lee, Eadaoin Lee, Clare McWeeney and Ciara Ferry, who represented the club at the Connacht Scór final in the Instrumental music group category. You all did the club proud.

NFL League Predictions Competition – Do you know your Gaelic Football? Put it to the test and win €550 with the Kiltubrid GAA NFL Predictions Competition now in its 3rd Year. Online Pay & Play is available where you will be challenged with predicting the outcome of the 112 Games over 7 Rounds of Weekly Fixtures in the Allianz NFL League starting Saturday, January 26th. For more details on how you can take part for as little as €2 per week visit or contact Eoin on 0863153438 or

Lip Sync Legends DVD – There is a handful of Lip Sync DVDs still available to purchase for €10 from Gertie’s Bar, Kesh.

Membership 2019 – Membership for 2019 is now available and can be renewed securely online via the Club Website Rates for 2019 are Adult Player €40, Adult Student Player €25, Non-Playing Adult €40, Underage (Un6 – Un11) €25 and Family Rates Available on request. Please contact Club Registrar Vincent Lee or Players Registrar Diarmuid MacThiarnan to make Cash Payments.

Referees – With the 2019 Club Season due to get underway in the coming weeks, anyone within the Club with an interest in taking up the Whistle is asked to contact Sheila 087 285 0377.

Engagement – Congratulations to Sinead Tighe and David Spellman who recently announced their engagement.

Monsignor Liam Kelly – Congratulations to Kiltubrid native Monsignor Liam Kelly on his appointment to the role of Diocesan Administrator of Kilmore. Liam played football for Kiltubrid for many years. Wishing him all the best for the future.

Club Membership – Club membership is now due. If anyone missed the registration night last Friday please contact the club registrar Neil Nolan. All players at every level must have membership paid before they are aloud to take to the field for training or games and unpaid members will not be aloud to gain entry to the club gym. Membership rates are as follows: family membership €100, Adult playing members both male and female €70, Adult playing members who are students both male and female €40, Juvenile playing members U-18 €40, Non playing members €60, Mothers & Others €60. For any other queries please contact the club registrar Neil Nolan

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club – The Annual Fundraising Draw will be launched on Thursday night January 17th in Croke Park. Doors open at  7pm with the event getting underway 7.30pm sharp. Light refreshments will be served during the interval. A special draw will take place for those who buy a Supporters Club ticket or take a booklet to sell. The night will conclude at 10 pm. Leitrim Person of the Year Seamus O’Rourke is the special guest and new Leitrim senior manager Terry Hyland will be interviewed. Club supporters in Dublin are encouraged to go along to support. There is a free bus going to the event leaving from the swimming pool at 4pm. Please contact  Leitrim GAA Secretary Attracta O Reilly at 0861708499 to book your seat.

Lotto – There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €4600 with the numbers 8-12-15-27 drawn out. The 5 €20 winners are Senan Lee; Aughnahoo, Drumcong, Aidan Heron; Drumshanbo, Philip Fox; Drumshanbo, Sharon McTiernan; Mahanagh, Gerry Kelly; Carrick-on-Shannon. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €4700. Thanks again to everyone for all your continued support.

Good Luck – The club would like to wish Carrick Hurling the very best of luck in their All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling semi-final this Sunday in Mullingar.

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

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Flynn family Drumharvour on the passing of Ciaras Grandmother Ellen Shorthall who passed away in Laois last week, also to the McLoughlin family Ardcolm on the sad passing of Mark and also to the McLoughlin family Carrick road on the passing of Monicas brother Martin Joe Garvey who passed away in Mayo at the weekend.

Congrats – Congrats to Paul Gibbons & Aisling Flynn who announced their engagement over the festive season.

Best of luck – Best of luck to the Leitrim ladies County Board who formed a new committee at the special meeting held in our club rooms on Saturday evening last. A special word to our club representatives Aidan Heron who took the role of Chairperson & also to Ann Flood who is on the fixtures committee.

Lotto – There was no Jackpot winner in the Lotto on Saturday 12th January; the numbers drawn were 6-7-4-0-5-3-2-1.  €30 winners on the night were Barry Taylor, Caroline Harte, Kathleen Brady, Mary O’Brien and Damie Masterson.  The House prize sponsored by the Dugout was won by Gemma Kiernan. The next Lotto draw will be on Saturday 26th January with St Joseph’s ladies hosting the draw. The Jackpot now stands at €12,600.

Fundraising Draw – Our annual fundraising draw will take place next Saturday 19th January in the Dugout at 10pm. Tickets are €20 each or a book of three for €50. 1st Prize €3,000, 2nd Prize €1,000 and 5 prizes of €100.  Tickets are available from all Club Officers. The annual fundraising tickets can also be purchased online – check out the Aughavas GAA Facebook page and follow the link. There is an opportunity for Tickets Sellers to drop back sold tickets on Friday night to the Clubrooms between 9:45 – 10:15pm or on the night of the draw before 10pm.  Good Luck to all.

Training – Training will commence on Friday night next for all Senior Players under new Joint Management of Mick Fitzpatrick and Fintan McBrien at 8:30pm.  A full attendance is expected.

Membership – Club membership is now due.  Our registration weekend will be held in February, due to new GDPR rules each member has to complete an application form.  Application forms can be got from Anna McKiernan 0877607026, Diane Charles 0860871550 or Ciaran Moran 0863686063. The membership Fees for 2019 are Adults/Senior Players €50, Students €25, Underage €20, Families €100, Gym Membership within Parish €50 Gym Membership outside parish €100.  All club players must have their membership paid by end of February.

Club Draw Tickets – Tickets for the 2018 Club Draw are currently available from Club members and once again for just €20 you are guaranteed entry in all 12 monthly draws.  First draw for 2019 will take place in the Copper Still on Saturday, January 26th

Membership 2019 – Club Membership for 2019 is now open – Adult Playing Membership (which includes Gym access) is €100 (€40 for Students), Non playing members – €20, and non-playing membership (with gym access fee) – €100. Youth playing membership is €20 per player to a limit of €50 per family. Membership can be paid at any time to Registrar Jason Conroy or Treasurer Brian Mallon.

Carrigallen Lotto Results – There was no jackpot winner jackpot is €4,300 numbers were 2.9,18,29. The €50 winners were Aidan Dolan. Cormac White. Barbara Brady and Eriva Aughavas. Next week draw is in Eugene Reilly 19/01/19 team  Rory Harte  Eamon Quinn and Andrew McManus.

A Gentle Reminder of Operation transformation – Ireland Lights Up with the GAA is a national initiative to improve the health of the country through GAA clubs and communities across Ireland.  Carrigallen GAA is coming on board with Operation Transformation for Ireland Lights Up.

Every Thursday from the 17th January – 21st February 2019 our club will be open and lit up for you, your family and friends to come and walk between 7pm – 9pm. We want everyone to come and join for Ireland Lights Up 2019!

Connacht Scór na nÓg – Amelia Pajak sang beautifully in Claremorris on Sunday last in the Connacht Final. There were three excellent solo singers and any of the participants could have got through to the All-Ireland finals. Amelia may not have got the judges’ nod on Sunday but she was brilliant. A big thanks to her parents, mentors and Roisín Kennedy who organises all elements of Scór in Mohill. Anyone wishing to take part in Senior Scór should contact Roisín at 0872147350.

Lotto Results – No winner of our jackpot. Numbers drawn 6-9-21-26. Lucky dip winners were €70 Emma Reynolds Yonkers USA. €40 George Booth Mohill. €20 Kathleen Ward Mohill. The jackpot is €7300 next week.

Ladies Football – Good to see The Ladies County Board up and running. We wish them luck in 2019

Operation Transformation – Dromahair Ladies and Mens GAA Clubs for the third year running are hosting Operation Transformation Dromahair 2019 commencing on Tuesday 15th January.

Once again this is a great opportunity after the Christmas festivities to get back into shape and to become more motivated in improving health and fitness levels and also its a great way of meeting new people. Over the past few years, we have had huge weight loss and seen fitness levels of participants improve significantly.

This programme will run for 7 weeks and is suitable from the complete beginner through to a more athletic person wanting to improve their fitness levels. Classes will be conducted under the supervision of Sue, David and Declan. This year’s Tuesday class will be a mixed class with BEGINNERS and ADVANCED programmes to suit your levels of fitness.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 2019 ‘7 Week Programme’ commences week beginning Tuesday 15th January.
TUESDAYS Ladies and Mens Fitness Class (with beginners and advanced levels).
VENUE St Clares Comprehensive School Gym Manorhamilton
TIME 7.00 to 8.00 pm
WEIGH IN This is optional and will take place from 6.30pm before class.
This will take place in the Park commencing Sat 19th Jan from 9.30 am to 10.30 am.

REGISTRATION on Sunday 13th for 7 week programme from 11.30 in Dromahair Park before National Walk.
COST for 7 week programme is €70.

Thank you to all who helped out at Sunday’s walk as stewards and with registration.

Club Meeting – We will have our first club meeting of the year next Friday January 18th at 9pm in club pavilion. There are a number of important items for discussion so we ask all members to attend.

Well Done – Congratulations to our underage coach Michael Leyden who enjoyed success last week with Abbey VS Donegal as they were crowned county champions in a competitive game against Loreto Milford.

National Club Draw – Tickets are still on sale by club members with great prizes on offer. We appreciate your support as this is one of the club’s main fundraisers for the year.

Scór na nÓg Connacht Final – Best of Luck to Darragh Lee, Eadaoin Lee, Claire McWeeney & Ciara Ferry who represent Kiltubrid GAA and Leitrim GAA in the Instrumental Music at the Connacht Scór na nÓg Finals next Sunday 13th January in the Clairemorris Town Hall, Co Mayo.
Club Awards – Our Club Awards for 2018 were presented recently after the St Stephen’s Day Charity Match.  Senior Player of the Year Emmet Mahon, Junior Player of the Year Shane Meehan and Club Person of the Year Barra MacThiarnan.  Well done to all the winners.
St Stephen’s Day Charity Match – Well done to all Players, Management and Supporters who turned out for our recent Annual St Stephen’s Day Charity Match.  Scores were a plenty with Tony Redican securing victory for the Highlanders with a neat Penalty despite the best efforts of the Lowlanders Pat McWeeney in Goals.  A Donation of over €800 was made to the Fund setup for the family of the late Gregor Zelais, Keshcarrigan.
Man in the Middle – Congrats to Derek and  Mary Moran, Drumcong on scooping the recent Aughnasheelin GAA Club Lotto just before Christmas.  Derek was the as ever obliging man in the middle for our recent St Stephen’s Day Charity Match.
NFL League Predictions Competition – Do you know your Gaelic Football?  Put it to the test and win €550 with the Kiltubrid GAA NFL Predictions Competition now in it’s 3rd Year.  Online Pay & Play is available where you will be challenged with predicting the outcome of the 112 Games over 7 Rounds of Weekly Fixtures in the Allianz NFL League starting Saturday January 26th.  For more details on how you can take part for as little as €2 per week or contact Eoin on 0863153438 or
Lip Sync Legends DVD – There is a handful of Lip Sync DVDS still available to purchase for €10 from Gerties Bar, Kesh.
Membership 2019 – Membership for 2019 is now available and can be renewed securely online via the Club Rates for 2019 are Adult Player €40, Adult Student Player €25, Non Playing Adult €40, Underage (Un6 – Un11) €25 and Family Rates Available on request.  Please contact Club Registrar Vincent Lee or Players Registrar Diarmuid MacThiarnan to make Cash Payments.
Referees – With the 2019 Club Season due to get underway in the coming weeks anyone within the Club with an interest in taking up the Whistle is asked to contact Sheila 087 285 0377.
Leitrim – Best of luck to Leitrim who got their 2019 campaign underway last weekend on a positive note.  Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Tickets are due to go on sale shortly and you are encouraged to purchase your ticket directly from the Club as we have an allocation to sell as part of the Draw.
New PRO – The incoming Kiltubrid GAA PRO is Kevin Lynch.  If you want any Items, Events or Photo’s included in the Club Notes via our Weekly Leitrim Observer Notes or Facebook/Twitter/Instagram please contact Kevin on 0852166291, or via the Club Facebook Page.
Sympathy – The Club extends its sympathy to the Conway Family, Crummy on the recent Passing of Martin Conway, RIP.
Poker Night – Kesh Astro Pitch Development – A Texas Holdem Poker Night will be held this Friday 11th January in Gerties Bar, Kesh at 9pm with €20 Entry.  All funds raised will go towards the Kesh Astro Pitch Development.
Reconstruction of Drumkeerin GAA Club Terraces – Expressions of interest are sought for the tender of the reconstruction of the terraces at Naomh Bríd GAA grounds in Drumkeerin. All tender documentation is available at Francis Davitt Planning, Main Street, Drumkeerin. Close of applications will be at 4pm sharp on Friday the 25th of January 2019.
Lotto Results and Spot Prizes – St.Stephens night gaa lotto numbers drawn were 3, 17 ,22 ,26
The five €20 winners were
1. Emer McGuigan
2. Michael Gallagher
3. Noel Keegan
4. Darragh Fallon
5. Callum McHugh
Spot Prize winners
1. Conor Woods (Turkey Clarkes Butchers)
2. Fergus Redican  (Whiskey)
3. Seamus McTernan (Gabriels Barbershop voucher)
4. Keelan Grogan (Wine)
5. Joesph Gilbride (Wine)
6. Jamie Langan (Biscuits)
7. John McTiernan, Creavlea (Sweets)

Christmas Charity Match – Well done to all involved at the Drumkeerin GAA charity match on St Stephens Day. A great turn out by all players and supporters. A massive €1200 was raised for STOP suicide by all involved, thank you and well done

A Date for your Diary – Drumkeerin GAA U14 boys and girls teams are taking part in Football Feile in 2019
It will take place over the weekend of  28 June 2019
More information later in January