3 Lory Meagher Champion 15 Awards for Leitrim Hurlers

Our congratulations to Leitrim Hurlers Conor Byrne, Clement Cunniffe and Liam Moreton who were honoured with selection on the Lory Meagher Champion 15 selection for 2017. The PWC All-Star presentations took place in the Convention Centre, Dublin earlier this evening. This is excellent recognition for the lads and their team who qualified for the Lory Meagher Cup Final for the first time earlier in the season. Conor and Liam are pictured below with Team Manager Martin Cunniffe who picked up son Clement’s award on his behalf.

LORY MEAGHER CHAMPION 15: Darren Sheridan (Cavan), Matthew Hynes (Cavan), Sean Corrigan (Fermanagh), Shea Curran (Fermanagh), Kevin Banks (Sligo), Cormac Behan (Sligo), Ronan Crowley (Lancashire), Nathan Unwin (Lancashire), Conor Byrne (Leitrim), Liam Moreton (Leitrim), Clement Cunniffe (Leitrim), John Collins (Warwickshire), Dean Bruen (Warwickshire), Paul Uniacke (Warwickshire), Liam Watson (Warwickshire).

Lory Meagher Cup Final

Lory Meagher Cup Final 


Best wishes to Leitrim hurlers and team management in Croke Park tomorrow as they play Warwickshire in the 2017 Lory Meagher Cup Final. It is a rare opportunity for the county to take an All-Ireland title and we wish the lads the very best.

For those not travelling to the match, live streaming will be provided courtesy of TG4 at http://www.tg4.ie/en/live/lory-meagher-cup/

 

 

09-Jun-17 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Pro comes to Ballinamore

Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Pro comes to Ballinamore 

The town of Ballinamore will create a little bit of history on Saturday, April 29th when it becomes the first ever Leitrim venue to play host to the M. Donnelly Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling competition. With the kind permission of BAM and the school authorities, the event will take place in the new Community School opposite Sean O’Heslin’s GAA ground.

Uachtaráin Tofa Cumann Luthchleas Gael John Horan will be in attendance at the event to present the GAA Wheelchair Hurling All-Star awards prior to the games. Enda Tiernan, Leitrim delegate on the Connacht GAA Games for All Committee described the event as “a unique competition which brings together the competitive action of the GAA with the promotion of inclusion and integration amongst all of our members”. Connacht GAA is the sponsor of this event in which teams and players travel from Ulster, Munster and Leinster as well as Connacht, competing in the competition.

Wheelchair Hurling is a new and exciting sport for manual wheelchair users. The games are an action packed, skilful team sport in which the competitiveness of the players and pride of representing their province rivals that of any team sport. The Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling League and Championships were formed in 2013 and provide a competitive sporting environment for wheelchair users. The competition has gone from strength to strength with the Provincial Councils providing the platform for the players to compete.

The opening ceremony commences on Saturday at 11am and the games begin at 12pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The Connacht GAA Wheelchair Hurling team is hoping for strong home support to help them in their quest to get their 2017 campaign off to a winning start.

The Connacht GAA Wheelchair Hurling team have been in training under the expert guidance of coaches Adrian Hession (Mayo), Tadhg Morley (Mayo), Tim Hynes (Sligo) and Cathal Cregg (Roscommon).

 

 

25-Apr-17 by Wheelchair Hurling Committee

Zac Moradi and Colm Moreton presented with 2016 Lory Meagher Champion 15 Awards

Zac Moradi and Colm Moreton presented with 2016 Lory Meagher Champion 15 Awards

Its a very proud night for Leitrim Hurling fraternity, Zac Moradi and Colm Moreton in particular, as the lads were presented with 2016 Lory Meagher Champion 15 Awards at the Opel GAA/GPA All Stars Awards function in the Convention Centre in Dublin earlier this evening.

Leitrim GAA is delighted with their achievement and salutes the two lads who have been immense throughout the championship season and are worthy representatives of their hardworking teammates.

A special word of thanks is extended to the people behind the scenes at Leitrim GAA Hurling, the members of Coiste Iomána and the County Senior Hurling Team Management who have battled bravely to keep the ancient game going. tonight is a reward for their efforts also.

Official GAA posted an excellent article on Zac Moradi earlier this week which you should take time to view here 

Leitrim GAA Facebook coverage of tonights awards link here

 

 

04-Nov-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Allianz Hurling League Fixture Change of Venue

Due to Allianz Football League Division 1 fixture Roscommon v Down change of venue to Pearse Park Longford, Leitrims opening Allianz Hurling League Fixture v Longford has been moved to Clonguish GAA Grounds at 2pm Sunday. 

 

 

03-Mar-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Connacht Hurling League Saturday 23rd January 2016

Connacht Hurling League

Saturday 23rd January, 2016
Leitrim v Sligo IT
Venue: Connacht Centre of Excellene, Ballyhaunis
Time: 2:00pm
All support would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

22-Jan-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Leitrim Hurlers in Connacht League action on Saturday next

Connacht Hurling League

Saturday 16th January, 2016
Leitrim V Sligo
Venue: Connacht Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis
Time: 7:30pm
All support would be greatly appreciated!

 

 

12-Jan-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

LeitrimLongford GAA advertise Hurling GDO Position

COISTE CHONTAE

LIATROIM / LONGFORT

CUMANN LUTHCHLEAS GAEL 

LEITRIM / LONGFORD

COUNTY BOARD GAA

 JOB DESCRIPTION 

Job Title:                    GAMES DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – HURLING 

Responsible to:          Games Development Manager in both Counties 

Duration of Post:       Appointment initially on a shared 19.5hrs per week. Subject to funding the hours maybe increased to a maximum of 39 per week.

 1.      JOB PURPOSE

 The Hurling Games Development Officer will be responsible for developing and delivering programmes and initiatives to maximise participation and improve playing standards in hurling at all levels within both Counties. The post-holder will be required to deliver innovative activities which will benefit the development of hurling in a club, school and County environment.

 2.      MAIN AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY 

–          To deliver fundamentals programme as an introduction to hurling through clubs and schools.

 

–          To co-ordinate the delivery of GAA coaching courses in clubs and schools.

 

–          To assist in the design and delivery of an ongoing coach education programme.

 

–          To develop relationships with key agencies in the delivery of Gaelic Games.

 

–          To deliver in-service courses for recognised groups.

 

–          To oversee the progression of  development squads in both Counties

 

–          To assist clubs in maximising participation through the design of activities and delivery of workshops.

 

–          To liaise with schools and clubs to develop an annual underage indoor hurling initiative.

 

–          To developLeitrim / Longford cross County competitions at various age groups.

 

–          To present at workshops as requested.

 

–          To carry out the administration related to coach education, playing and performance elements of the post.

 3.      ACCOUNTABILITY

 

–          Report directly to the Games Manager in each County and prepare a quarterly report to each County Executive.

 

–          Attend meetings of Coaching & Games Development Committee

 

–          Continuously update CORE (Time Management System)

 

–          Provide information for the updating of MIS on a weekly basis.

 

–          Undertake any other duties as reasonably required.

 

This work programme is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication for the areas of work to be undertaken and will be amended in light of the changing needs of both Counties.

 COISTE CHONTAE

 LIATROIM / LONGFORT

CUMANN LUTHCHLEAS GAEL

 LEITRIM / LONGFORD

COUNTY BOARDS GAA

 PERSONNEL SPECIFICATION

JOB TITLE: Hurling Development Officer 

This post is supported by funding from both Connacht & Leinster GAA. 

The post-holder will be a highly motivated self-starter with a deep understanding of the issues affecting the game of hurling in both Counties. The successful candidate will be required to possess at least a Level one coaching qualification in hurling and demonstrable experience in Sports Development which will enable them to develop and implementa Strategic Plan for Hurling Development in both Counties. 

 

Essential

Desirable

 

Qualifications and Attainments

 

Level 1 coaching qualification in hurling.

 

Information technology and word processing skills.

 

 

Level 2 coaching qualification.

 

 

 

Relevant

Experience

 

Knowledge of the history/ background and the current issues facing hurling inboth Leitrim and Longford

 

 

 

Experience in a sports related environment.  For example sports development, administration, management or education.

 

The ability to relate strategic policies to implementation stage.

 

 

Special

Aptitudes

 

 

 

 

 

Demonstrable written and oral presentational and nÓgotiating skills.

 

Ability to work on own and as part of a team.

 

Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

 

 

A knowledge of the GAA coaching structures and modern sports practices.

 

 

General

Intelligence

 

 

 

Ability to act on personal initiative and take decisions within policy.

 

Excellent qualities of judgement and reasoning.

 

 

 

 

Disposition

 

 

 

Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work as part of a team.

 

 

 

 

Circumstances

 

 

Must have a full clean license with own mode of transport

 

Prepared to attend workshops, meetings etc. at nÓght.

 

 

 Applications should be emailed to secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie OR secretary.longford@gaa.ie. The closing date is 5pm on Friday, 11th December 2015.

 

 

 

01-Dec-15 by Declan Bohan – PRO