TOM GUCKIAN R.I.P – Once again, the parish of Kiltoghert and surrounding areas were plunged into a deep sense of shock and sadness at the untimely sudden passing of Tom Guckian just five weeks after his dear friend and neighbour Brian Mulvey.

Tom had been battling illness for some time, an illness he had borne with great dignity and courage and always acknowledged everyone with a smile on his face. He had been an inspiration to us all as he wasn’t fazed by anything and continued to support every event as was in keeping with his lifetime of service to so many organisations.

Tom was professional in everything he did, serving the ESB for 38 years before his retirement in 2017. Tom was a stalwart of the Kiltoghert community working tirelessly for the area.

To us in St. Mary’s we have lost a lifelong friend and someone who was a very big part of our club. Tom first came to the notice of St. Mary’s GAA when he started playing in the early 80’s and from that time on he played an enormous role in all aspects of the club becoming treasurer at a young age in 1983, a post he held for 11 years while also playing at senior and junior level. He captained St Mary’s to a Junior Championship final in 1988, and at this stage his great organisational skills were becoming obvious when he became manager of the club’s second team, a role he held for 10 years during which he led St Mary’s to an intermediate title in 1995. This was the year that St Mary’s took the senior, intermediate and minor titles, a feat unparalleled and unlikely to be ever matched. In 1996 he took over as chairman of the club and held this role until 2003. Tom will be most fondly remembered for the role he played in the development of our club grounds Páirc Naomh Mhuire affectionately known to most as “Páirc Tom”, for the hours he spent on it and the driving force he was behind it. This was a jewel in Tom’s chairmanship crown and one of which he can be extremely proud. The grounds have been of tremendous assistance to Leitrim GAA, particularly on big match day in Páirc Seán. Fundraising was never an issue for Tom and up until his illness and until it was no longer possible for him to do, he was one of our Lotto Leaders and took great delight when his lotto team topped the sales figures. In addition to this, he has been a constant member of the Leitrim Supporters Club committee and used his talent in this regard to great effect.

Along with his love of St. Mary’s, Tom also found time to play a role in Páirc Seán and has been chairman of the Páirc Seán Committee since 2010. He was also chairman of the county board CCC for 5 years, during this time he was always approachable and dealt with all issues fairly and in the best interest of Leitrim GAA.

Only last February Tom received the Jim Lynch Hall of Fame Award in the 2017 Leitrim County Board Awards, an award which was truly deserved, and one which Tom was very honoured to receive.

In all that Tom has achieved above and his love of St. Mary’s and Leitrim GAA, Toms biggest achievement and what he was most proud of was his family, his beloved and loyal wife Tina, his wonderful daughters Lorraine and Lisa and his beautiful grandson James. He rarely missed the girls matches and although quite ill Tom was looking forward to attending the St. Mary’s Gala dinner in The Landmark Hotel to see his daughters Lorraine and Lisa collect their medals as part of the St. Mary’s/Bornacoola Intermediate League winning team, which Lorraine proudly captained and a year in which she was chosen as the George O’Toole player of the year and where Lisa had a great season in the forward line.

Everyone in St. Mary’s GAA sends their deepest sympathies to his heartbroken wife Tina, daughters Lorraine and Lisa, grandson James, the wider Guckian and Earley Families, his neighbours and many many friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 2019 – As part of the ‘Ireland Lights Up’ campaign St Mary’s Kiltoghert walking group continues this THURSDAY night. Meet at Páirc Naomh Mhuire at 8pm. There has been a great turnout the last few Thursdays so let’s keep it up.

Everyone welcome – players, members, friends, family!

Walk the 4km Castlecara/Summerhill loop.

All you need is your Hi-Vis!

Let’s get Mary’s moving.

GALA DINNER – As you are aware the Gala Dinner will now take place this Saturday 9th February in The Landmark Hotel at 8.30pm. The Mallard Bar will be open from 8pm. The night will include a presentation of medals to our U20 men’s team and our Intermediate ladies with music by Longford Band Audio Pilot.  Unfortunately, Late Nite Radio Band – Music That Moves You are previously booked for next Saturday night. Thanks to Donnacha and all the lads for their generosity shown to us cancelling last minute and for sorting us out with Audio Pilot for next Saturday.  You will need your ticket to gain entry so please don’t forget them on the night and if you haven’t already purchased your ticket and intend going, please do so over the next few days by contacting Paula Butler 087 2480670 or Maureen Diffley 086 390 7092.  We look forward to seeing you there.

UNDERAGE TRAINING – Our underage training sessions will be as follows:

Girls

U7 mixed boys & girls training Saturdays from 11:00 to 12:00 in the sports complex

U-8 & U-10 girls training Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 in the sports complex

U12 girls training Saturdays from 12:00 to 1pm in the sports complex

U14 girls training Sundays from 5:00 to 6:00pm in Aura Astro Turf

Boys

U7s (mixed boys and girls) on Saturdays from 11:00 to 12:00 in the sports complex

U9s 5:00 to 6:00pm on Sundays in aura astro pitch

U11s 6:00 to 7:00pm on Sundays in aura astro pitch

U13s 8:00 to 9:00pm on Friday nights in the sports complex

U17 BOYS – Training continues on Wednesday night from 8-9pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.  The first league game is weekend of the 16th February.

LOTTO RESULTS –  Lotto results for Wednesday 30th January.
Numbers drawn: 5, 8, 23 and 28
There was no jackpot winner.
Names drawn: Dermot Turley, Kathy Butler, Pat McCormack, John Moran
Smart Lotto winner – Ashley Molloy

Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

SCÓR SINSEAR 2019 – Best wishes to all our Senior Scór participants in the County Final which takes place in St. Mary’s Hall, Carrick at 5pm this Saturday.  Please support.

SCÓR NA NÓG CONNACHT FINAL – Ava Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara will represent St. Mary’s, Leitrim and Connacht in the Scór na nÓg All Ireland Final on the 16th February in the TF Theatre in Castlebar.

If you would like to come along and support the St. Mary’s Ballad Group, contact Laura Crossan on 087 9664406.

The cost of admission tickets is €20 for adults and €15 for U16s this year. An all-in family package of €60.00 i.e. 2 adults @ €20 each plus 2 children U.16 @ €10 each will be available for the 2017 finals. The cost of a third U16 ticket in the all-in family package will be €15. The number of packages will be limited and distributed on a first come first served basis.

LEITRIM SENIORS – Well done to Leitrim Senior football team and management who won their second game of the Allianz Football League on Sunday last beating Wicklow in Aughrim on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-12.  Let’s make it 3 out of 3 on Sunday in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada when we play Antrim at 2pm.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2019 – Club Membership for 2019 is now due, all members are asked to renew their Membership and new members are very welcome.  Registration will take place on Friday 8th February from 7 to 8pm in the Clubhouse.  Membership fees are as follows: Adult Players €70, Unemployed Player €50, Third Level Student €50, Non-Player €40, Juvenile (up to minor) €40 (1st and 2nd Child) and €30 (3rd Child), Underage Family Membership to be capped at €130, Scór (€20 – Social) – (€10-U17).

MOCK EXAMS: Wishing all the Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students best wishes as they start their mock exams this week.

NEW BABY: Congratulations and best wishes to Marty & Carmen Fallen and family on the birth of their baby son Mateo recently.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 2019 – As part of the ‘Ireland Lights Up’ campaign St Mary’s Kiltoghert walking group continues this THURSDAY night. Meet at Páirc Naomh Mhuire at 8pm. There has been a great turnout the last few Thursdays so let’s keep it up.

Everyone welcome – players, members, friends, family!

Walk the 4km Castlecara/Summerhill loop.

All you need is your Hi-Vis!

Let’s get Mary’s moving.

 GALA DINNER – The club social event of the year takes place this Saturday night in The Landmark Hotel with our Gala Dinner. The Mallard Bar will be open from 7pm. The night will include a presentation of medals to our U20 men’s team and our Intermediate ladies with music by Late Nite Radio Band – Music That Moves You.  You will need your ticket to gain entry so please don’t forget them on the night and if you haven’t already purchased your ticket and intend going, please do so over the next few days by contacting Paula Butler 087 2480670 or Maureen Diffley 086 390 7092.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 UNDERAGE TRAINING – Our underage training is starting up again this Saturday 2nd February.

The sessions will be as follows:

Girls:

U7 mixed boys & girls training Saturdays from 11:00 to 12:00 in the sports complex

U-8 & U-10 girls training Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 in the sports complex

U12 girls training Saturdays from 12:00 to 1pm in the sports complex

U14 girls training Sundays from 5:00 to 6:00pm in Aura Astro Turf

Boys:

U7s (mixed boys and girls) on Saturdays from 11-12 in the sports complex

U9s 5-6pm on Sundays in aura astro pitch

U11s 6-7pm on Sundays in aura astro pitch

U13s 8-9pm on Friday nights in the sports complex

U17 BOYS – Our U17 boys have started outdoor training on Wednesday nights at 8pm.  The league begins in mid-February.

LOTTO RESULTS – Lotto results for Wednesday 23rd January.
Numbers drawn: 12, 13, 18 and 26
There was no jackpot winner.
Names drawn: Dessie Gardiner, Frank Costello Dublin Road, Mick Flynn Drumlion and Mairead Philips Quay Road.
Smart Lotto winner – Jimmy Farrell

Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

SCÓR SINSEAR 2019 – Leitrim Senior Scór will take place on February 9th. As it is the 50th year of Scór, we hope to put a great effort into entering as many categories as possible. Preparations are underway, however there is still time and if you or anyone you know may have an interest or a hidden talent that needs unleashing, please contact Laura on 087 9664406.  The categories are as follows: Quiz, Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation (Storytelling), Ballad Group, Léiriú (Drama), Instrumental Music, Set Dancing.

SCÓR NA NÓG CONNACHT FINAL – Ava Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara will represent St. Mary’s, Leitrim and Connacht in the Scór na nÓg All Ireland Final on the 16th February in the TF Theatre in Castlebar.

If you would like to come along and support the St. Mary’s Ballad Group, contact Laura Crossan on 087 9664406.

The cost of admission tickets is €20 for adults and €15 for U16s this year. An all-in family package of €60.00 i.e. 2 adults @ €20 each plus 2 children U.16 @ €10 each will be available for the 2017 finals. The cost of a third U16 ticket in the all-in family package will be €15. The number of packages will be limited and distributed on a first come first served basis.

LEITRIM SENIORS – Well done to Leitrim Senior football team and management who got the league off to a great start, winning their first game and beating Wexford on a score line on 3.15 to 0.11 in the Allianz football League in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada, hope the winning streak continues in Aughrim next Sunday where they take on Wicklow at 2.30pm

CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2019 – Club Membership for 2019 is now due, all members are asked to renew their Membership and new members are very welcome.  Registration will take place in the complex this Saturday from 10 to 11.30am and again on Friday 8th February from 7 to 8pm in the Clubhouse.  Membership fees are as follows: Adult Players €70, Unemployed Player €50, Third Level Student €50, Non-Player €40, Juvenile (up to minor) €40 (1st and 2nd Child) and €30 (3rdChild), Underage Family Membership to be capped at €130, Scór (€20 – Social) – (€10-U17).

LEITRIM GAA AWARDS – Congratulations to Clement Cunniffe and Cian Singleton who received their awards for Senior Club Hurler of the Year and U16 County Player of the Year respectively at the Leitrim GAA Awards night last Friday night.

SYMPATHY – The club wishes to express its deepest sympathy to Patrick & Claire Reynolds and family on the recent death of Patrick’s mother Kathleen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

LEITRIM GAA AWARDS – Congratulations to Clement Cunniffe and Cian Singleton who have been awarded Senior Club Hurler of the Year and U16 County Player of the Year respectively.

The Leitrim GAA Awards night takes place this Friday 25th January 2019 in the Bush Hotel. Tickets are available to anyone who wishes to attend at a cost of €30 each,

If you are interested in attending, please let Maureen Diffley know asap.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 2019 – As part of the ‘Ireland Lights Up’ campaign St Mary’s Kiltoghert walking group continues this THURSDAY night. Meet at Páirc Naomh Mhuire at 8pm. There has been a great turnout the last two Thursdays so let’s keep it up.

Everyone welcome – players, members, friends, family!

Walk the 4km Castlecara/Summerhill loop.

All you need is your Hi-Vis!

Let’s get Mary’s moving.

CARRICK HURLING – Commiserations to Carrick hurlers on a heartbreaking defeat in the All Ireland Junior Hurling Club semi-final against Castleblaney in Mullingar, losing by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 1.08 to 0.10 in a fantastic game that really could have gone either way. To the players, managers and supporters, everyone can be so proud as there has been a great buzz and fantastic colour around the area for the last few weeks creating history along the way as the first Leitrim men’s team to win a Connacht club title. Wishing Castleblaney Hurling and especially Carrick’s Niall Glancy the very best of good luck in the All Ireland Final.

LADIES AGM – Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to a very successful Ladies AGM last Friday in the Clubhouse.

GALA DINNER – Tickets are continuing to sell for the club’s Gala Dinner on Saturday 2nd February 2019 in The Landmark Hotel. If you haven’t already purchased your ticket and intend going, please do so over the next few days by contacting Paula Butler 087 2480670 or Maureen Diffley 086 390 7092 or private message our Facebook page.

SCÓR SINSEAR 2019 – Leitrim Senior Scór will take place on February 9th. As it is the 50th year of Scór, we hope to put a great effort into entering as many categories as possible. Preparations are underway, however, there is still time and if you or anyone you know may have an interest or a hidden talent that needs unleashing, please contact Laura on 087 9664406.  The categories are as follows: Quiz, Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation (Storytelling), Ballad Group, Léiriú (Drama), Instrumental Music, Set Dancing.

SCÓR NA NÓG CONNACHT FINAL – Ava Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara will represent St. Mary’s, Leitrim and Connacht in the All Ireland Final on the 16th February in Castlebar.

LEITRIM SENIORS – Best wishes to Leitrim Senior football team and management especially Micheal, Nicholas, Daire and Ray on Sunday when they play Wexford in the Allianz Football League at 2pm in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP 2019 – Club Membership for 2019 is now due – Adult Players €70, Unemployed Player €50, Third Level Student €50, Non-Player €40, Juvenile (up to minor) €40 (1stand 2nd Child) and €30 (3rd Child), Underage Family Membership to be capped at €130, Scór (€20 – Social) – (€10-U17) Membership can be paid to Registrar Michael Clancy.

SCÓR NA NÓG CONNACHT FINAL – Well done to all of the St. Mary’s participants at the Connacht Scór na nÓg on Sunday in Claremorris. It was a great day’s entertainment and we were strongly represented in the Rince Foirne by Emma Morgan, Áine Morgan, Nicole Glancy, Grace Duignan, Rhianna Ward, Kaneisha Beirne, Sienna Beirne and Thomas Connorton and in Aithriseoireacht by Michael Connorton

Congratulations to our Ballad Group who are Connacht champions for the 4th time.  Well done toAva Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara who have all earned a place in the All Ireland Final on the 16th February in Castlebar.

Huge thanks to Laura Crossan our cultural officer and all the mentors for preparing our acts so well.

LAUNCH OF THE LEITRIM GAA SUPPORTERS CLUB – The Launch of the Leitrim GAA Supporters club (Dublin Branch) will take place this Thursday 17th January in Croke Park. Transport will be provided from Leitrim for anyone who wishes to attend FOC, the following are the bus times.

Pick up Drumshanbo Swimming Pool at 4pm

Pick up Páirc Seán at 4.15pm

Pick up Bornacoola GAA pitch at 4.40pm.  Please contact any member of the Executive to book your place.

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION 2019 – As part of the ‘Ireland Lights Up’ campaign St Mary’s Kiltoghert walking group continues this THURSDAY night. Meet at Páirc Naomh Mhuire at 8pm.

Everyone welcome – players, members, friends, family!

Walk the 4km Castlecara/Summerhill loop.

All you need is your Hi-Vis!

Let’s get Mary’s moving.

LADIES AGM – The Ladies AGM will take place this Friday 18th January at 8pm in The Clubhouse. All parents and new and existing members are very welcome and encouraged to attend.

GALA DINNER – Tickets are continuing to sell for the club’s Gala Dinner on Saturday 2nd February 2019 in The Landmark Hotel. It will include a 4-course dinner and music by the ever-popular band Late Night Radio.

It will include presentation of medals to our Intermediate ladies and U20 boys teams.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner evening are priced at €35 per person. If you haven’t already purchased your ticket, please contact Paula Butler 087 2480670 or Maureen Diffley 086 390 7092 or private message our Facebook page.

CARRICK HURLING – Very best wishes to all in Carrick Hurling in the All Ireland Junior Hurling Club semi-final against Castleblaney Hurling this Sunday the 20th January in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 2pm. There are lots of dual players from our club so please make sure to get to Mullingar to support them. There is a bus going from the Swan Bar so call in and put your name down.

LEITRIM GAA AWARDS – Congratulations to Clement Cuniffe and Cian Singleton who have been awarded Senior Club Hurler of the Year and U16 County Player of the Year respectively.

The Leitrim GAA Awards night takes place on Friday night 25th January 2019 in the Bush Hotel. Tickets are available to anyone who wishes to attend at a cost of €30 each,

If you are interested in attending, please let Maureen Diffley know asap.

SCÓR NA NÓG CONNACHT FINAL – The Scór na nÓg Connacht finals will take place this Sunday 13th January in the town hall, Claremorris at 3pm.  Very best wishes to the following who will be representing St. Mary’s and Leitrim on the day, Rince Foirne: Emma Morgan, Áine Morgan, Nicole Glancy, Grace Duignan, Rhianna Ward, Kaneisha Beirne, Sienna Beirne and Thomas Connorton, Aithriseoireacht: Michael Connorton and Bailéad consisting of Ava Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara.  Good luck also to all other Leitrim participants on Sunday.

GALA DINNER – Tickets are selling all the time for the club’s Gala Dinner on Saturday 2nd February 2019 in The Landmark Hotel. It will include a 4-course dinner and music by the ever-popular band Late Night Radio.

It will include presentation of medals to our Intermediate ladies and U20 boys teams.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner evening are priced at €35 per person. The club welcomes the opportunity for people to purchase individual tickets or a table of 10.

There will be some wonderful prizes given out on the night.

For more information, or to purchase tickets please contact Paula Butler 087 2480670 or Maureen Diffley 086 390 7092 or private message our Facebook page.

ENGAGEMENT – Congratulations to our Senior Captain James Glancy and Muireann Kavanagh on their New Years engagement.

BABY BOY – Congratulations to Miream (Cunniffe) and Michael Reynolds on the birth of their baby son Francis recently.

 LEITRIM – Well done to the Leitrim Senior team and management on a fantastic display of football against Mayo on Sunday last in the FBD League, while the penalties may not have gone our way, it was a great start to the year for every Leitrim supporter and we look forward to the year ahead.

 CARRICK HURLING – The much anticipated All Ireland Junior Hurling Club semi-final between Carrick Hurling and Castleblaney Hurling takes place on Sunday the 20th January in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 2pm. There are lots of dual players from our club so please make sure to get to Mullingar to support them. There is a bus going from the Swan Bar so call in and put your name down.

SANTA VISIT TO THE CLUBHOUSE – Once again Santa’s visit to the Clubhouse for our annual Christmas party was a great success. A lot of work goes into organising the big day and thanks so much to everyone who helped in any way.  Most of all thanks to you the parents and children for coming out in huge numbers and making this such an enjoyable evening. A special thank you to Santa, he listened to all sorts of requests for the big day, we’re sure he won’t disappoint.

 

LOTTO – Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

ST MARY’S ON-LINE SHOP – To purchase club gear please visit O’Neill’s website-GAA-Ireland-St. Marys Kiltoghert GAA or go to the shop on our Facebook page.

SCÓR NA NÓG 2018 – The Scór na nÓg Connacht finals will take place on Sunday 13th January in Claremorris.  St. Mary’s will be represented in the Rince Foirne by Emma Morgan, Áine Morgan, Nicole Glancy, Grace Duignan, Rhianna Ward, Kaneisha Beirne, Sienna Beirne and Thomas Connorton, Aithriseoireacht by Michael Connorton and Bailéad consisting of Ava Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara.

Club AGM – The 2018 Club AGM took place in the clubhouse on Saturday last 8th December. Thanks to everyone who attended.

BERNARD MURRAY WALK/RUN – Please keep the date free in your diary as we come together to support the Murray family and celebrate the memory of Bernard, a dear friend, colleague and loyal community man with the annual Bernard Murray 5K memorial walk/run on Thursday 27th December. Registration from 11am, starts at 12.30pm. All proceeds go to charity.

GALA DINNER – We are delighted to announce that tickets for the club’s Gala Dinner on Saturday 2nd February 2019 are now available.

This will be a night of celebration in The Landmark Hotel where we look forward to 2019 full of optimism and will include presentation of medals to our Intermediate ladies and U20 boys teams.

It will include a 4-course dinner and music by the ever-popular band Late Night Radio.

Tickets for the Gala Dinner evening are priced at €35 per person. The club welcomes the opportunity to sell individual tickets or a table of 10.

There will be some wonderful prizes given out on the night.

For more information, or to purchase tickets please contact Paula Butler 087 2480670 or Maureen Diffley 086 390 7092 or private message our Facebook page.

Club AGM – The 2018 Club AGM will take place in the clubhouse this Saturday 8th December at 8pm. With progress made again in 2018 and more planned for 2019 a big turnout is required. Everyone is welcome.

SANTA – Santa is expected to make his annual visit to the Clubhouse on Sunday 9th December at 4pm. Everyone is welcome to attend.

LOTTO – RESULTS: for draw held on Wed 21st November

Numbers drawn were 3,4,17 and 23

There was no jackpot winner

€20 winners:  Gary Smyth, Andy Mulligan, Francie Bohan, Karen Morgan and Karen McGuinness. Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

ST MARY’S ON-LINE SHOP – To purchase club gear please visit O’Neill’s website-GAA-Ireland-St. Marys Kiltoghert GAA or go to the shop on our Facebook page.

SCÓR NA NÓG 2018 – It was another fantastic day for the club at scór na nÓg in Drumshanbo on Sunday afternoon with St. Mary’s winning overall club of the year.  Congratulations to our figure dancers Emma Morgan, Áine Morgan, Nicole Glancy, Grace Duignan, Rhianna Ward, Kaneisha Beirne, Sienna Beirne and Thomas Connorton, to Michael Connorton with his recitation and to our ballad group consisting of Ava Brogan, Roisin Noone, Elsie Harman, Eleanor Smith and Rionach Nic Conmara who all came first in their categories and will go on to represent Leitrim in Connacht in January. It was wonderful to have 39 participants from our club all representing St. Mary’s to a very high standard.  Well done to all who took part and best wishes to all who go onto Connacht.

Bord na nÓg AGM – The club Bord na nÓg AGM took place on Friday last the 30th November in the clubhouse.  Thanks to everyone who attended.

BERNARD MURRAY WALK/RUN – Please keep the date free in your diary as we come together to support the Murray family and celebrate the memory of Bernard, a dear friend, colleague and loyal community man with the annual Bernard Murray 5K memorial walk/run on Thursday 27th December. Registration from 11am, starts at 12.30pm. All proceeds go to charity.

RESULTS – Well done to St. Mary’s U20 team and management who were crowned U20 B football champions on Sunday morning last after beating St. Brigid’s on a score line of 2.09 to 0.08. This was the final game of the 2018 season for our underage teams so well done to all the lads.

Bord na nÓg AGM – The club Bord na nÓg AGM will take place this Friday the 30th November at 8.30pm in the clubhouse.  All are welcome.

 Club AGM – The 2018 Club AGM will take place in the clubhouse on Saturday 8th December at 8pm. With progress made again in 2018 and more planned for on and off the field in 2019 a big turnout is required. Everyone is welcome.

 LOTTO – Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

ST MARY’S ON-LINE SHOP – To purchase club gear please visit O’Neill’s website-GAA-Ireland-St. Marys Kiltoghert GAA or go to the shop on our Facebook page.

SCÓR NA NÓG 2018 – Best wishes to all from St. Mary’s competing in Scór na nÓg (Junior Scór) 2018/2019 Leitrim County finals this Sunday 2nd December in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo.  Quiz starts at 1pm.  All other competitions begin at 2.30pm. Please note order for stage Competitions:

  • Rince Foirne (Figure Dance)
  • Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing)
  • Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht (Recitation)
  • Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music)
  • Léiriú Stáitse (Novelty Play)
  • Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group)
  • Rince Seit (Set Dancing)

SANTA – Santa is expected to make his annual visit to the Clubhouse on Sunday 9th December at 5pm. Everyone welcome to attend.

FIXTURES – Sunday 20th November: Leitrim U20 B Football Championship Semi Final:

St. Mary’s V’s Rinn Gaels at 12 noon in Páirc Naomh Mhuire

RESULTS – Sunday 11th November: Leitrim U20 B Football Championship:

Well done to St. Mary’s on Sunday morning last in the Leitrim U20 B Football Championship beating Dromahair on scoreline of 3.17 to 1.06. They play Rinn Gaels in the semi-final this Sunday at 12 noon in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.

U16 LADIES – Hard luck to our U16 ladies team who lost out to Dromahair in the Championship semi-final on Sunday last in St. Osnats.  They now take on Mohill in the Shield Final this weekend, date and venue to be confirmed. Best wishes to the team and management. Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.

UNDERAGE PRESENTATION NIGHT – We are looking forward to our underage presentation in The Bush Hotel this Saturday at 4pm. Shane Walsh, Galway star forward will be on hand to present medals…. which there are lots of, after what can only be described as a fantastic year on the pitch for our underage boys and girls. It promises to be a great evening for all St. Mary’s supporters both young and old. We really hope you will come join us.

AGM – The 2018 AGM will take place in The Clubhouse on Saturday 8th December at 8pm.

LOTTO – Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

SCÓR NA NÓG 2018 – Scór na nÓg (Junior Scór) 2018/2019 Leitrim County finals are due to take place in December, date and venue TBC. Anyone who can play a musical instrument, sing or dance is invited to enter and represent St. Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA at this year’s Scór competition. You may enter individually or as part of a group. As this is the 50th year of Scór, we would love to get as many interested young club members, Boys and Girls to represent the club this year.

If you are interested in representing St. Mary’s Kiltoghert at scór or helping or mentoring or supervising a practice with a group please contact Laura Crossan our Scór Officer on 087 9664406,

Our Club can be represented in:

Rince Foirne (Figure Dance), Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing), Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht (Recitation), Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group), Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Play), Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music), Rince Seit (Set Dancing) and Question Time.

CONNACHT SENIOR CLUB SEMI FINAL – Hard luck to Aughawillian who were beaten by Ballintubber on Sunday last in the Connacht Senior Club Semi Final.

SYMPATHY – It was with great regret that we learned of the very sad passing of John Keaney on Friday morning. We at St. Mary’s GAA had the pleasure of dealing with John on many occasions in Keaney’s and as always found him to be a true Gentleman. The Keaney’s are a great sporting family and John has always been a great supporter of St. Mary’s and in recent years was very proud to see his grandchildren starring for our club. On behalf of all in St. Mary’s we offer our sincere sympathies to all the Keaney and extended family especially his wife Bernie, Ivan, Orla, Paul, Niall, Brian and Seán. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. 

RESULTS – Commiserations to our U15 team and management who were narrowly beaten by Allen Gaels in the semi-final of the 2018 West link Coaches Under 15 (15) Championship on Sunday last.  The final score was 2.11 to 2.09.

FIXTURES

Friday 26th October – Club Minor A Football Quarter Final  St. Mary’s V’s St. Molaise Gaels (Sligo) Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis at 8.15pm.

Saturday 27th October – Dunnes Bar ACL Division 1 League (Final Game): Leitrim Gaels V’s St. Mary’s at 4pm in Leitrim Gaels.

Best wishes to both teams.

U16 LADIES – The U16 girls played Dromahair in their second game of the Championship on Sunday last, unfortunately, Dromahair proved too strong for the girls on the day winning on a scoreline of 2.06 to 1.03.  Hard luck to our girls. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.  Their next match is against Mohill this weekend, time and venue TBC.

UNDERAGE PRESENTATION NIGHT – We will hold our Annual Underage presentation on Saturday 17th November from 4.30pm until 7pm in The Bush Hotel.  We have had a great year at the underage level, so this promises to be a fantastic evening.  Everyone young and old are invited to attend.

LOTTO – Play our Smart Lotto online by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

CARRICK HURLING – Congratulations to all in Carrick Hurling on their seniors beating Cluainín iomái in the County Final on Saturday on a scoreline of 2.07 to 0.07. Hard luck to the U14 team who were defeated by 1 point by Four Roads in the League Final.

INTERMEDIATE COUNTY FINAL – Well done to Fenagh on winning the Intermediate County Final on Sunday last, commiserations to our neighbours Annaduff.

SCÓR NA NÓG 2018 – Scór na nÓg (Junior Scór) 2018/2019 Leitrim County finals are due to take place in December, date and venue TBC.

Anyone who can play a musical instrument, sing or dance is invited to enter and represent St. Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA at this year’s Scór competition. You may enter individually or as part of a group. As this is the 50th year of Scór, we would love to get as many interested young club members, Boys and Girls to represent the club this year.

If you are interested in representing St. Mary’s Kiltoghert at scór or helping or mentoring or supervising a practice with a group please contact Laura Crossan our Scór Officer on 087 9664406,

Our Club can be represented in: Rince Foirne (Figure Dance), Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing), Aithriseoireacht/Scéalaíocht (Recitation), Bailéad Ghrúpa (Ballad Group), Léiriú Stáitse (Stage Play), Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music), Rince Seit (Set Dancing) and Question Time.

RESULTS – Well done to our U15 team who beat Dromahair on Saturday last, they now play Allen Gaels in the Championship Semi Final on Sunday 21st October.

FIXTURES – Sunday 21st October:

2018 West link Coaches Under 15 (15) Championship Semi Final

Allen Gaels V’s St. Mary’s at 4.30pm in Drumshanbo.

Please come out and support.

U16 LADIES – The U16 girls started off their Championship competition well with a win at the weekend against Drumkeerin.  The final score was 3.11 to 5.03.  The girls put in a great effort and never gave up despite Drumkeerin making it a very competitive second half.  Well done to all the girls and management. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday at 6pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.  Their next match is against Dromahair on Sunday 21st at 11am in Páirc Naomh Mhuire. Please come out to support.

UNDERAGE PRESENTATION NIGHT – We will hold our Annual Underage presentation on Saturday 17th November from 4.30pm in The Bush Hotel.  We have had a great year at underage level, so this promises to be a fantastic evening.  Everyone young and old are invited to attend.

LOTTO – Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

CARRICK HURLING – Best of luck to all in Carrick Hurling as their seniors play Manorhamilton in the County Final on Saturday 20th at 2pm in Ballinamore.  Please support.

COUNTY FINALS – Congratulations to Aughawillian on winning the Senior Championship, commiserations to Mohill.

CAO INFORMATION SESSION – There will be an information session on CAO next Sunday 21st at 4pm in the Club House for all club members doing exams.  This will be a very worthwhile session so please come along.

FIXTURES Saturday 13th October:

2018 West link Coaches Under 15 (15) Championship Round 6

Leitrim Gaels V’s St. Mary’s at 12 noon in Leitrim Gaels

 Please come out and support.

MINOR LADIES – Well done to our Minor Ladies team and management on beating St. Francis to win the County Final on Sunday last in Leitrim Village.  The girls put in a superb team performance for the entire game and although weather conditions were tough at times they never let this deter them. Thanks to Mark Leahy Energy Monitoring and Ciaran Reynolds Butchers for sponsoring the girls training tops.

U16 LADIES – Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday at 6.30pm in Páirc Naomh Mhuire.  The girls play Drumkeerin in the first round of the Championship this Sunday 14th at 12 noon in Drumkeerin.

 LOTTO – Play our Smart Lotto on line by clicking on http://bit.ly/StMarysKiltoghert Tickets cost €2 or you can enter a yearly lotto at a discounted rate of €80 which enters you into 52 draws. The Jackpot currently stands at €10,000.

CLUB TOURNAMENTS – We had a fantastic weekend in the Club over the weekend where everyone came together to celebrate and honour the memory of two of our former greats, Joe Flynn and Patsy Guckian. On sat we held the inaugural inter club Under 12 Tournament for the Joe Flynn Perpetual Cup. We had 16 teams competing in 2 competitions where Trillick ended up winning the cup and Kilmore the shield. Congratulations to both teams on this achievement.

On Sunday afternoon we held the annual Patsy Guckian tournament for U8 & U10 girls and for U9 and U11 boys. Once again, this year it was a perfect end to the football year for this group of children with over 100 children taking to the field to play some very competitive games. Thanks to the Guckian Family for making this day possible

COUNTY FINALS – Best of luck to Mohill and Aughawillian and Annaduff and Fenagh in the County Finals at the weekend.