Dunnes Bar Division 2: Our senior lads had a 0-13 to 0-09 win over Glencar/Manor in The Park on Sunday to make it a happy return to home soil. Thank you to all who came out to support and we will need similar turnouts to help in the push for promotion.
Leitrim’s Health Is Wealth – A massive crowd attended The Bush Hotel last Wednesday for Leitrim’s Health Is Wealth where some very important issues were highlighted and discussed. Thank you to all who supported this event and our own Health and Well Being Officer Hubert McHugh.
Westlink Coaches Under 15 – Our U15 lads had a hard fought 5 point win over Melvin Gaels in Kinlough on Tuesday on a scoreline of 4-08 to 1-12 to maintain their unbeaten record and continue to sit proudly at the top of the table. Thanks to all the parents and players who travelled to Manorhamilton on Sunday for the first u11 blitz. Good effort against a strong Glencar Manorhamilton side.
Kellogg’s Cúl Camp – This year’s Cul Camp takes place in Dromahair from Monday 16th to Friday 20th July. Places can be booked on kelloggsculcamps.gaa,ie
Scoreathon – On Saturday 26th May at 2pm in The Park we will be holding a Scoreathon where collectively all age groups will be aiming to score more than was scored in the entire All Ireland Football Championship last year. Sponsorship cards have been distributed and we ask people to please support the boys selling lines. Sponsorship amount is optional. We ask that all taking part please be in The Park at 1.30pm.
Club Meeting – Our next club meeting takes place next Sunday 27th May at 8pm in The Pavillion. We ask that at least one coach from each age group attend if possible.
Leitrim Health Is Wealth – This event which is co-organised by our own Health and Wellbeing Officer Hubert McHugh will take place in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on Wednesday May 16th. Doors open 7pm with free admission. This promises to be a great night and there will be a variety of different speakers including Oisin McConville, Dr Harry Barry and Mary McEvoy. Master of ceremonies on the night will be RTE presenter Mary Kennedy.
Dunnes Bar Senior and Swan Bar Junior Leagues – Both senior teams were in action last weekend and earned positive results. In Division 2 we had a 0-13 to 0-08 victory over Cloone. A great performance considering that the team played much of the match down to 14 men. In Division 4 we had a narrow one-point victory over Kiltubrid on a scoreline of 2-09 to 2-08. Division 2 fixture vs Glencar/Manor scheduled for The Park, Dromahair on Sunday 20th May at 12pm. Please come out and support.
Westlink Coaches U15 League – The lads continued their good form with a dominant victory over Drumkeeran last week. Hopefully the lads keep the unbeaten record going in upcoming away fixtures against Melvin Gaels and Fenagh/St Caillins.
Scoreathon – On Saturday 26th May in The Park we will be holding a scoreathon where collectively all age groups will be aiming to score more than was scored in the entire All Ireland Football Championship last year. Sponsorhip cards have been distributed and we ask people to please support.
Westlink Coaches U15 League – Well done to our U15 team who started the league with a dominant win over Annaduff last week. Keep it up lads. Further fixtures pencilled in for Thursday 3rd May vs Kiltubrid and Melvin Gaels on Monday 7th May. Keep an eye on group text/social media for confirmation of times and venues. There will be a U9 blitz vs St Mary’s in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday at 3pm.
Connacht Championship – Everyone at Dromahair GAA would like to wish the Leitrim team and management the very best of luck against New York on Sunday. Safe travels to all supporters making the trip.
Swan Bar Division 4 – Sunday’s match was cancelled as Aughavas conceded. No fixtures this weekend due to Leitrim game.
Leitrim Health Is Wealth – This event which is co-organised by our own Health and Wellbeing Officer Hubert McHugh will take place in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on May 16th. Doors open 7pm with free admission. This promises to be a great night and there will be a variety of different speakers including Oisin McConville, Dr Harry Barry and Mary McEvoy. Master of ceremonies on the night will be RTE presenter Mary Kennedy.
Good luck – Best wishes to all the boys and girls who celebrate their Confirmation and Communion in the coming weeks.
5k Run/Walk –Dromahair Ladies are holding their annual 5K run/walk on Monday 7th May at 11am. Registration from 10.30am at Clubhouse/Riverbank. The run/walk will take place on the Greenway loop. Adults €10, U16s €5 and family rate of €20.
Swan Bar Division 4 – Unfortunately we were defeated away to Ballinaglera last Saturday by 5-9 to 1-9. Next fixture will be against Aughavas on Sunday at 12pm in St Osnats, Glencar.
Leitrim Health Is Wealth – This event which is co-organised by our own Health and Wellbeing Officer Hubert McHugh will take place in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on May 16th. Doors open 7pm with free admission. This promises to be a great night and there will be a variety of different speakers including Oisin McConville, Dr Harry Barry and Mary McEvoy. Master of ceremonies on the night will be RTE presenter Mary Kennedy.
Underage – Sadly our U13 team lost the 15 a side Shield Final last week vs St Josephs on a scoreline of 3-04 to 2-11. A big effort from the lads but it wasn’t to be. Our U15 team take the field for the first time this year with Rd 1 of the league taking place on Thursday vs Annaduff in St Osnat’s Glencar at 7.30pm. Rd 2 is scheduled for Tuesday 1st May vs St Brigid’s. Time and location TBC. As always keep an eye on group text/social media for any changes. We wish the lads luck for a successful campaign.
Connacht Gold Senior Championship – We have been drawn in Group 1 of the championship along with Mohill, Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins, Aughawillan, Drumreilly and Gortlettragh.
Congratulations – A massive well done to 3 Dromahair players James Clinton, Jamie Cawley and Eoin Ryan who were part of the Summerhill College panel who were victorious in the Connacht Juvenile A League Final over St Jarlath’s College, Tuam in a double score victory 2-16 to 1-8. We wish you further success in the future.
Kellogg’s Cul Camp – Registration is now open for this summer’s Cul Camp. For more details see kellogsculcamps.gaa.ie
Clean Up – Thank you to all who gave their time on Saturday to help with litter picking as part of An Taisce National Clean Up Month along with Dromahair Development Association/Tidy Towns to keep our village and surrounds looking clean and tidy.
Senior Teams – We had a good win away to Mohill on Sunday on a scoreline of 5-11 to 0-06 in Division 2.
Unfortunately, in Division 4 we were beaten by Mohill by 4-16 to 3-07. Next fixture away to Ballinaglera on Saturday at 7pm
Underage – Our U13 (15) team were victorious in their Shield semi final over Sean O’Heslins. They will now face St Joseph’s in the Shield Final which is scheduled for Wednesday in Aughavas at 6.30pm. Keep an eye on group text/social media in case of changes. Unfortunately in the U13 Reserve League Shield semi final our team were well beaten by Mohill.
Scor – Well done to Caroline Speers who represented Dromahair in the All Ireland Senior Scor at the weekend.
Cul Camp – Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Development Committee will operate 16 Kellogg’s GAA Cul camps throughout the County during the months of July & August. We now wish to recruit suitably qualified personnel to coach on these camps.  Those interested must be over 18 and preferably attending third level college, have attained as a minimum Foundation award coaching qualification, have completed the Code of best practice in youth sport/ safeguarding 1 course and be Garda vetted prior to the commencement of camps. Please forward CV complete with a copy of all certs, by email to [email protected] or by post to Thomas Keenan, Leitrim GAA Games Manager, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Dublin Rd., Ck-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. Closing date for applications is Friday, April 20th, 2018 at 3pm.

Leitrim Health Is Wealth – This event which is co-organised by our own Health and Wellbeing Officer Hubert McHugh will take place in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on May 16th. Doors open 7pm with free admission. This promises to be a great night and there will be a variety of different speakers including Oisin McConville, Dr Harry Barry and Mary McEvoy. Master of ceremonies on the night will be RTE presenter Mary Kennedy.
Community – April is An Taisce’s National Spring Clean Month. Leitrim County Council have encouraged all GAA Clubs in the county to get on board with National Spring Clean month.

Clean Up – Dromahair Development Association/ Tidy Towns have organised for their clean up day ‪at 10am on Saturday 21 April at the Depot‬. Dromahair GAA club would like to encourage all players, coaches and club members to join in with this event to work together as a community to keep our beautiful village clean, tidy and litter free.

National Club Draw – The draw was made last night for 5 €100 prizes from the tickets sold by the club in the recent National Club Draw. The winners are:

Shane Nealon, Ballincar, Sligo.
Gerry Quirke, Shannonbridge, Co Offaly
Adrian Kelly, Stonebridge, Dromahair
Michelle O’Hara, Carrigeen, Dromahair
Stan Burns, Tully House, Dromahair
Congratulations to all winners and we would again like to thank all who purchased tickets.
Club Members Draw – February Club Members Draw Results:

€300 Adrian McMorrow
€200 Jim and Theresa Kelly
€150 Josephine Fowley
€100 Jim Brady
March Members Club Draw Results:
€300 Joe Giblin
€200 Stephen Keegan
€150 Fergus Meehan
€100 Ollie Conlon
Gaeilge – Cumann Lúthchleas Gael / Glór na nGael has a scheme for the promotion of the Irish language.  As Club Naomh Pádraig Droim Dhá Thiar is keen to encourage the use of Irish as part of the Club’s ethos, there will be a series of bilingual get-togethers over the next few weeks. If you are interested in using the cúpla focal that you have or had, beidh fáilte romhat next Friday in the local library (Back Line) from 7:00 – 8:00. There will be a cupán tae and a bit of craic! Eolas (information) from Bríd 086 0580034.
Division 2 – Unfortunately we fell to defeat on Saturday vs Kiltubrid with the final score 1-10 to 1-14. Next fixture is set for Sunday 15th April away to Mohill at 12pm with a Division 4 fixture also against Mohill taking place afterwards at 1.45pm.
Underage – Our U17 team were defeated in the Shield Final vs Glencar/Manor by 3 points on a scoreline of 3-06 to 2-12.
Our U13 team had better fortune coming out on top in their Shield semi final with a 6-10 to 3-06 win over Sean O’Heslins. There is also a fixture in the U13 reserve league away to Mohill on Wednesday 11th April at 6.30pm.
Leitrim GAA U14 Academy Trials – Trials take place on Sunday April 15th. Open to players born in 2004 only. Registration forms to be completed by Wednesday April 11th. Available from coaches.

Leitrim GAA Strategic Plan – Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG is in the process of producing a Strategic Development Plan for the next three years.

As part of the consultation process, adult members of the GAA in Leitrim are being asked for their views under a number of headings. Every voice is important and this online survey is an important part of the consultation. So please give your views and opinions. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary.

Your survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this survey will be reported only in the aggregate.  If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact CLG Liatroma by email to – [email protected]

Closing date for online replies is Friday 13 April.

Please click here to complete survey.

Dunnes Bar Division 2 – Well done to the lads who enjoyed a great start to the league with a 0-15 to 1-08 win over Bornacoola in Dromod. Next game vs Kiltubrid next Saturday at 5pm in St Osnat’s
pitch, Glencar.
 
 
Underage – A tough week for our underage teams with the U17 team suffering away defeats to Drumkeeran and Rinn Gaels. Our U13 team were also defeated away to St Joseph’s. 
 
Training – We had an excellent turnout for the return of underage training last week. Training continues on Tuesdays in St Clare’s gym, Manorhamilton. 
U7 6.30-7.30pm, U9 7-8pm and U11 8-9pm. New players very welcome. Please wear gumshields and remember to bring a drink. 
 
Registration – A reminder that all players must be registered for insurance purposes. 
 
Club Gear – For anyone wishing to purchase club gear it is available on http://www.oneills.com 
Club Meeting – The next club meeting takes place on Sunday 8th April at 7.30pm in The Pavillion. All members asked to attend.

Josie Torsney RIP – On Saturday last we said farewell to our club president Josie Torsney. Josie a great Gael all of his life, had devoted his time to the development and progression of Gaelic games within the Dromahair community. He was one of the founders of the current St Patricks GAA club that we all enjoy today, when in the late 1960’s Josie entered a number of underage teams into competition. He had many roles within the club including Chairperson, Secretary and worked tirelessly on the club’s behalf to promote Gaelic games within the community

It’s well recognised that the first coach that a child comes in to contact with will be probably the most influential and that was certainly the case for those of lucky enough to be coached by Josie. He always treated everyone with respect and at the end of every game or practice everyone would come away feeling good about themselves. On the evening of a game or practice, Josie and his late wife Eileen would collect all of us at our doors and bring us by car to the village.When you look at the area that was covered in an evening, Killargue, Newtownmanor, Killavoggy, Killenummery, Drumlease and the village of Dromahair, many trips had to be made before and after the game.

 He was well ahead of his time as a coach, his methods would fit seamlessly into any modern day game, Josie’s ability to break down each skill and explain to each of us how to perfect and practice our skills was rewarded in 1976 when St Patrick’s GAA club won its first underage title, the rural under-12 championship and indeed this team went on to win titles at U14 U16 and Minor.

In 1975 the club entered a junior team into competition, coached by Josie and in 1976 this team delivered the Junior championship to Dromahair, a remarkable achievement to bring the club to senior football within one year of establishing an adult team.

Josie had a great passion for Scor and Scor na nÓg and again he worked tirelessly over a range of different acts and groups to bring many county titles and a number of provincial to the club.

When you take into consideration the many other community activities that Josie was involved with, The Agricultural & Gymkhana Show, The Tidy Towns Committee, The Town Development Committee, The Park Development Committee, he was a Peace Commissioner and a Trustee of the Dromahair Park, you have to agree that Josie Torsney was a remarkable man. Josie’s legacy is immense, his shoes will never be filled.

St Patricks GAA club thank you sincerely, Josie, you made much difference to the lives of so many of us, past and present. We offer our deepest sympathy to the Torsney family and thank them for their support of Josie in all of his work within our community.

D’imigh laoch mór an bhaile, Josie Torsney uainn Déardaoin seo caite. Duine ab ea Josie a raibh a chroí sa chultúr Gaelach agus sa Chumann Lúthchleas Gael. Thuig sé go doimhin na luacha a bhain leis an eagraíocht sin. Bhí spiorad na nGael go láidir ina chuisle agus ní raibh aon rud nach ndéanfadh sé féin agus a bhean chéile Eileen (ata imithe ar shlí na fírinne) le seans a thabhairt do leaids óga an bhaile peil a imirt. ‘Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.

 
Dunnes Bar Division 2: The campaign gets under way this Saturday 31st March with a trip to Dromod to play Bornacoola at 6.30pm. We wish Hughie and the lads the best of luck for the season ahead.
Swan Bar Division 4 – Last weekend’s game against Kiltubrid was postponed.
Underage – Our U13 team were defeated away to Sean O’Heslins on a scoreline of 2-09 to 1-07 at the weekend. U17 team away to Drumkeeran on Wednesday 28th @ 6.30pm. Game vs Rinn Gaels was postponed last Saturday has been refixed for this coming Saturday in Dromod @ 12pm.
Congratulations – Well done to Dromahair GAA player Robbie Cunningham who was part of the St. Pat’s DCU team who were recently crowned All Ireland Junior champions.
Training – Training returns every Tuesday for underage teams in St Clare’s gym Manorhamilton.
U7: 6.30pm to 7.30pm, U9 7-8pm and U11 8-9pm. New players are very welcome to attend. Registration forms will be available. Remember to wear gumshields and to bring a drink.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Thank you to the players and coaches who represented us in the Dromahair St. Patrick’s Day Parade and well done to the organisers on another successful event.
Bag Packing – The club would like to thank all volunteers who helped out at the bag packing fundraiser in Tesco Sligo last week and also acknowledge the hard work of Angela McLaughlin and Maggie McLoughlin for organising this fundraiser.
Division 4 – Unfortunately we were beaten in our first game away to Bornacoola in Dromod on Sunday on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-06. The next fixture is against Kiltubrid on Saturday. Venue and time TBC.
U17 – Our u17 team were defeated away to Melvin Gaels on Saturday on a scoreline of 2-10 to 3-03. Next game vs Rinn Gaels on Saturday. Venue and time TBC.
U13 – The team were unlucky to suffer a one-point defeat against Glencar/Manor in the Bee Park on Monday. Final score 1-06 to 1-07. Next fixture is away to Sean O’Heslins in Ballinamore on Saturday at 12pm.
 
National Club Draw – We were presented with the prize for top sellers in Connacht by Uachtraran CLG John Horan in Croke Park on St. Patrick’s Day. The club was represented by Fergus Meehan, Kevin Torsney, Jim Meehan and Thomas Meehan. Well done to all involved.
Operation Transformation – This is the final week of Operation Transformation. It will conclude with the rescheduled 5k run/walk next Sunday 25th March in The Park. Time to be confirmed. Keep an eye on social media for updates. This is free to Operation Transformation participants and €5 for anyone else who would like to take part.
National Club Draw – Last week we received the wonderful news from Croke Park that we have been awarded the €1000 prize for achieving the highest sales in the province. Thank you to all who bought and sold tickets over the months and to all at McGoldrick’s Centra for allowing us to set up a stand. This is a huge achievement for the club and it is all down to the community who gave generously as always. While it was very much a group effort special mention must go to Jim Meehan and Kevin Torsney who co-ordinated the draw for the club so well.
Swan Bar Division 4 – Our game against Leitrim Gaels was cancelled at the weekend. The team is scheduled to play Bornacoola next Sunday at 12pm in Dromod.
Newtowngore Engineering Under 17 League – Our U17 team were narrowly defeated away to Annaduff on Saturday in a high scoring game. Both U13 teams suffered defeat to St Mary’s on Sunday in St Osnat’s pitch. The U17 team are due to play Melvin Gaels away next Saturday morning.
Good luck – We wish Brendan and the lads the very best against Waterford on Saturday.
Registration – All players and parents are reminded that all players must be registered for insurance purposes. This is very important. Please get forms from coaches/club officers.
Bag Packing – Bag packing will take place on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March in Tesco Sligo. If anyone can spare an hour or two to help out please get in contact with a club officer with a day/time that suits.
La Fhéile Pádraig – Is lá an-tábhachtach é an 17ú Márta do mhuintir na hÉireann agus d’Éireannaigh’ timpeall an domhain mhóir. Bímid ag céiliúradh Naomh Pádraig a thug an Chríostaíocht dúinn sa 5ú haois. D’úsáid sé an tseamróg chun an Trionóid a mhíniú d’ár sinsear agus ó shin i leith aithnítear é mar shiombal Éireannach.
Is féidir linn bheith bródúil as ár gcultúr ní hamháin ar lá’ le Pádraig ach tríd an bhliain go léir!
Fixtures – Our U17 team are due to play Annaduff on Saturday and our U13 team are to play St Marys on Sunday. Venues and times to be confirmed.
Operation Transformation – There will be an additional 3-week block starting on Tuesday 6th March in St Clare’s gym, Manorhamilton with Boot Camp taking place on Saturdays in The Park at 9am. Unfortunately, the 5K run/walk which was due to take place on Sunday had to be cancelled because of the weather and this will now take place at the end of the extra block. New members are welcome to join for these additional sessions.
Bag Packing – Bag packing will take place on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March in Tesco Sligo. If anyone can spare an hour or two to help out please get in contact with a club officer with a day/time that suits.
Get well soon – Everyone at the club would like to wish Jim Meehan a full and speedy recovery as he begins treatment in Galway. Jim has been a hugely active club member for many years and we look forward to seeing him back in action again soon.
Club Trip – As feared our U9/U11 club trip to Croke Park last Saturday fell victim to the bad weather. We hope to organise a new date in the future.