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!
January Member’s Club Draw Results – €300 Ann Conlon, €200 Míchael Loughlin €150,Jimmy Forde,€100 Kenny Casey. Congratulations to all winners. If anyone would like to join the draw please make contact with a club officer.
Barna Waste U13 League Div 1 – The lads had a great win by 6-04 to 3-06 over Allen Gaels in St Osnat’s last Saturday. Our U17 fixture against Gortletteragh which was also down for last Saturday has been postponed.
U7/U9 Training – Training resumes in St Clare’s gym Manorhamilton every Tuesday. U7s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and U9s from 7pm – 8pm. Registration forms will be available and it is very important that all players are registered for insurance purposes.
Table Quiz – Please support a table quiz in Fowley’s Bar, Dromahair in aid of Leitrim U14 girls team. Table of 4 €20 and spot prizes on the night.
 
Seachtain na Gaeilge – ‘Tír gan teanga tír gan anam’! Try using cúpla focal during Seachtain na Gaeilge which is continuing until Lá le Pádraig. Saying ‘Go raibh maith agat’ in a shop is a start – it’s all about confidence. When our language is gone it’s gone!
Má tá cleachtadh ag teastáil le haghaidh Scúdú Cainte na hArdteiste seol téacs go 086 0580034.
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 GAA – Massive congrats to the Leitrim team on getting promoted to Division 3 and we look forward to making the trip to Croke Park on March 30th to cheer the lads on in the final.

Management – We would like to wish our new management team of Alan Harvey and Bing Morrison all the best for the year ahead.

Registration – Club Registration is now due for 2019. It is very important that all players are registered for insurance purposes.

Adult Membership €50 (free if in Club Member’s Draw)
Student/Juvenile €35 (free if a parent is in Club Member’s Draw)
Family Rate €50 (2 or more children, free if a parent is in Club Member’s Draw)

 
Operation Transformation – Classes continue on Tuesdays from 7-8pm in St Clare’s Gym, Manorhamilton and Boot Camp in The Park on Saturdays from 9.30-10.30am.

Leitrim GAA – Well done to players and management on a thrilling victory against Wicklow in Aughrim on Sunday last. Hopefully, there will be a big crowd in Avantcard Pairc Sean to cheer the team on vs Antrim next Sunday and keep the push for promotion going.

New arrival – Congratulations to our Games Co-Ordinator Darragh McMorrow and his wife Niamh on the birth of their baby girl Aoife. 
 
Good Luck – Best wishes to Easkey team and management in the All Ireland Junior Final in Croke Park on Saturday. 
Operation Transformation – Classes continue on Tuesdays from 7-8pm in St Clare’s Gym Manorhamilton and Boot Camp in The Park on Saturdays from 9.30-10.30 am.
 
Gaeilge – Tá meas agus cáil ar Naomh Bríd ar fud na hÉireann agus i bhfad i gcéin. Titeann Lá Fhéile Bríde ar an gcéad lá de mhí Feabhra gach bliain agus cuirtear tús leis an earrach ar an dáta céanna. Tá go leor nósanna in Éirinn a bhaineann le Lá Fhéile Bríde, ach is dócha gurb é an traidisiún a bhaineann le cros Naomh Bríd a dhéanamh an nós is cáiliúla a mhaireann fós sa tír. Tá leaganacha difriúla den chros ar fáil ar fud na tíre. Tá an t-ádh linn i gCo. Liatroma go bhfuil luachra (rushes) againn. Mar sin téigh amach, bailigh iad agus déan cros Bhríde chun cosaint a thabhairt don teaghlach tríd an bhliain!
Regisration – Club Registration is now due for 2019. We will have club officers present at training over the coming weeks starting with U13 training on Sunday and U15/U17 training next Thursday. We would encourage as many parents as possible to attend to complete registration forms as it is vitally important that all players are registered for insurance purposes.

Adult Membership €50 (free if in Club Member’s Draw)
Student/Juvenile €35 (free if parent is in Club Member’s Draw)
Family Rate €50 (2 or more children, free if parent is in Club Member’s Draw)

Leitrim GAA – Well done to players and management on a brilliant start to the league with a big win over Wexford and best of luck away to Wicklow next Sunday in Aughrim.

Operation Transformation – Classes continue in St Clare’s Gym, Manorhamilton on Tuesdays from 7-8pm and Boot Camp on Saturday mornings in The Park from 9.30-10.30am. Please remember to bring water and mats.

December Club Members’ Draw – €300 Fergus Torsney, €200 Camillus McMorrow, €150 Mary Gordon, €100 Ollie Conlon. Congratulations to all winners. If anyone would like to join the draw please contact a club officer or get in contact via social media for details. Membership includes underage registration for family members, free entry to league games in The Park and discounts in several local businesses.

Coaching – On Saturday morning our U15 and U17 squads travelled to the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis for Strength and Conditioning training. We will receive the results in the coming weeks and this analysis will give us an indication of where we compare with other clubs in the province and also what areas we are doing well in and where we need to improve going forward. Well done to all players who took part and a word of thanks to their coaches, Sean Kelly, Bing Morrison, David McGee, Willie Kelly and Martin Kelly for traveling with the lads.

Leitrim GAA – Everyone at Dromahair GAA would like to wish Terry Hyland and team the very best of luck as they get their Division 4 campaign underway on Sunday vs Wexford at 2pm in Carrick.

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.
SATURDAY MORNINGS BOOTCAMP
This will take place in the Park commencing Sat 19th Jan from 9.30 am to 10.30 am.

REGISTRATION
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.

Gaeilge – Naomh Pádraig Cumann Lúthchleas Gael was awarded a bronze medal at a ceremony in Croke Park Saturday 15th Nollaig. This initiative promoted by CLG and sponsored by Glór na nGael was in memory of the legend that was Seosamh Mac Donncha, Iar-Uachtarán CLG, educator and Galway hurler for whom his native language was very close to his heart. “Diaidh ar ndiaidh a thógtar na caisleáin” as the old proverb goes and as the only club in Leitrim to receive an award, Naomh Pádraig CLG can be very proud of itself! 
 
Member’s Club – October results – €300 Kenny Casey, €200 K. McMahon, €150 Camillus McMorrow, €100 Michael O’Hara.  November results – €300 Bríd ní Dhonnchú, €200 Adrian McPadden, €150 David Downes, €100 Noel and Ann Marie Torsney
 
National Club Draw – Tickets are currently on sale via our club members. We would appreciate all support as this is one of the club’s main fundraisers. 
 
Merry Christmas – Everyone at Dromahair GAA would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy Christmas and would like to thank all our sponsors, members, players and supporters for all you did for us throughout the year. Nollaig Shona daoibh go léir! 
AGM – Our AGM was held in The Depot on Sunday 2nd December and was well attended. Presentations were made for Player of the Year and Most Improved Player with the recipients being:
U13 MIP  James Sweeney
U13 POTY Seán Giblin
U15 MIP James Clinton
U15 POTY Conor Morrison
U17 MIP Ruairi Power
U17 POTY Shea Kelly
Junior POTY Seán Kelly
Senior POTY Ruairi Kelly.
Well done to all players and coaches involved.
Our committee for 2019 was also elected on the day:
Chairperson  Dermot O’Donohoe
Vice Chairperson  Ann McGee
Secretary  Seamus Vesey
Coiste na nÓg Secretary  Pauline Fitzpatrick
Treasurers  Joe Giblin & Maggie McLoughlin
PRO  Adrian Kelly
Registrar  Fergus Torsney
Coaching Officer  Kenny Casey
Children’s Officer Angela McLaughlin
Club Member’s Draw Co-Ordinator  Kevin Torsney
Games Co-Ordinator  Darragh McMorrow
Club Development Officer  Gavin Sweeney
Cultural Officer Bríd ní Dhonnchú
Scór Officer  Caroline Speers
IT Officer Darragh McMorrow
Health and Wellbeing Officer  Tracey Kelly
Player’s Representative  Declan Fowley
Additional Members  Fergus Meehan, David McGee, Declan Fowley, Declan Conlon, Adrian McMorrow, Eoghan Sweeney, Sean O’Hara.
We would like to thank any outgoing officers for all their hard work over the past year and are delighted to welcome some new faces to the committee and look forward to working with them in the future.
Club Gear – There is a wide range of club gear available to purchase on the O’Neills website and would make a great Christmas gift for any Dromahair supporter.
AGM – Our AGM takes place this Sunday 2nd December at 3.30pm in The Depot. Player of the Year presentations will be made at the beginning of the meeting and we hope to have a big attendance. If anyone would like to get involved with the club at any level please get in contact. We are always looking for new ideas and people to help out.
Culture – Comhghairdeas to Club Naomh Pádraig on achieving a Bronze medal award for encouraging the use of Gaeilge in the Club. This is an initiative supported by Glór na nGael agus Cumann Lúthchleas Gael. The medal will be awarded at a special ceremony i bPáirc an Chrócaigh on 15th Nollaig. Buíochas le gach duine a chabhraigh. The club would like to thank our Culture Officer Bríd ní Dhonncú for her efforts and this recognition is well deserved.
Club Gear – Our gear is available to purchase on oneills.com with a wide range available and would be the perfect Christmas gift for any Dromahair supporter.

Congratulations – Well done to our senior player James Clancy who recently received the prestigious All Ireland Scholarship/JP McManus Award in University Limerick and we wish him every success in his future endeavours.

AGM – This year’s AGM takes place on Sunday 2nd December at 3.30pm in The Depot. All members please attend. If anyone is interested in getting involved with the club let a club official know.
Scór – Scór na nOg Leitrim County Final takes place on Sunday 2nd December in The Mayflower, Drumshanbo. 2018 is Bliain na Gaeilge and 2019 marks the 50th year of Scor making the current year’s competition quite significant. All participation welcome.
LH Heating U20 Championship – We were well beaten by St Mary’s on Sunday morning in Carrick in the U20 Championship Quarter Final. This brings to a close games for the different grades for the year.
DARC Community Park – We are delighted that works have begun on the all weather astro turf pitch which is due for completion in February. This will be a great asset to the community. Please note also that the main pitch is closed until spring while maintenance work is carried out. We thank all in advance for their co-operation on this matter.
AGM – Our AGM will take place on Sunday 2nd December at 3.30pm in The Depot. We ask that all members please attend.
National Club Draw – Tickets are now on sale through club members. There are some fantastic prizes on offer and we hope we will continue to get the community’s support for the draw and hopefully match if not better our sales from last year.
Club Member’s Draw – September results – €300 Adrian Fowley, €200 Gerry Kelly, €150 John Gibsey, €100 David Downes. Congratulations to all winners. If anyone would like to join the draw please contact Kevin Torsney or a member of the club executive.
AGM – The date for our AGM has been provisionally set for Sunday December 2nd at 3.30pm. We ask that all members make a big effort to attend.
Gaeilge – The final rang Gaeilge takes place this Thursday 8th November in Ballinagar Hall from 7.30 to 8.30pm.  Fáilte roimh chách! Eolas 086 0580034.
Club Gear – Don’t forget that our club gear is available on oneills.com with a wide range of coats and hoodies available to keep you warm in the winter months or you may find the perfect Christmas gift for the Dromahair supporter in your life.