Stewards Training Course

A Stewards Course for all persons stewarding at Pairc Sean and club pitches in Leitrim takes place on Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May from 6.30pm to 9.30 in the Bush Hotel, concluding on Thursday 12th May with a 2 hour session which will be detailed on Friday evening .  All personnel from clubs are asked to attend , Please contact Attracta 0861708499  by text with your name for attending 

 

 

 

03-May-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

ALL IRELAND WHEELCHAIR HURLING INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

ALL IRELAND WHEELCHAIR HURLING INTERPROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 
by Eamonn Phillips in Sligo IT
 
Sligo IT was the venue for the All-Ireland Wheelchair Hurling Interprovincial Finals on Saturday 1st November.  The four provinces all arrived in their colours for what turned out to be a great day for both players and spectators alike. The Connacht side were looking to go one better this year – after finishing runners-up to Munster in 2013.
 
Round 1: Connacht 2 Munster 1
The first round-robinÓgame of the day threw-in with Connacht taking on  All-Ireland Champions Munster.  Five minutes into the game our Connacht midfielder Stephen Melvin scored the first goal of the day with a well hit long range strike. One minute later, Munster replied with a great goal leaving both teams level at half time. The second half started off with Connacht goalie, Liam OBoyle, making a superb save to keep Connacht in the game.  Both teams looked very even and a draw looked imminent until captain fantastic, Aidan Hynes popped up with a lovely last gasp effort to win it for Connacht. This was Connachts first ever win over Munster, a massive achievement by the hurlers in blue and white.
Round 2: Connacht 2 Ulster 2
Five minutes later, Connacht were back in action again, this time against Ulster.  And once more it was Connachts magnificient midfielder Stephen Melvin, who put us first on the score sheet. The second half began with two fast Ulster goals, but with 58 seconds remaining on the clock, Stephen Melvin scored a quality penalty, ensuring the draw for Connacht.
Round 3: Connacht 3 Leinster 0
After an hours break, Connacht were ready to roll again. They played against Leinster and the game got under way with a goal by Connacht captain Aidan Hynes.  With a  minute remaining in the first half, Connacht defender Pat Carty hit a wonder goal to the top corner from a sideline ball, leaving the Leinster goalkeeper helpless. In the second half, Stephen MelvinÓgot his fourth goal of the tournament and Connachts third of the match.  Connacht won 3-0, resulting in qualification for the A Final.  Much praise must go to the Connacht defenders and goalkeeper Liam OBoyle for keeping out a determined Leinster team.
Final: Munster 3 Connacht 2
Connacht and Munster met again in the A Final with a longer game of three 7 minute periods of duration.  In the first third, Connacht came out all guns blazing and Peter Egan was the first to score for Connacht with a great bottom corner effort.  Seconds later, Connachts Stephen Melvin scored from a Munster error, to put the Westerners two-nil up after the opening period. The tables turned in the second period with James McCarthy Scóring twice for Munster to bring the sides back level at 2-2. Munsters constant pressure in the final third paid off as captainÓger OHalloran popped up to get the winner for the Southerners, as the game ended 3-2 to Munster. However, Connacht go home with their heads held high having represented their province so brilliantly and there is no doubt that they will be back next year.
 
Eamonn Phillips is a Transition Year Student in Ballyhaunis Community School and has been working closely with the Connacht GAA Wheelchair Hurling team with coaching and PR as part of his TY Work Experience with the GAA over the past month.
 
Adrian Hession (Coach), Thaigh Morley (Coach), Tim Hynes (Coach)
David Tarpey (Ardrahan – Galway), Liam OBoyle (Knockmore – Mayo), Stephen Melvin (Owenmore Gaels – Sligo), Val Lenehan (Charlestown – Mayo), Aiden Hynes (Calry – Sligo), Pat Carty (Tourlestrane – Sligo) Fergal Mahon (Western Gaels – Roscommon), Peter Egan (Kilmovee – Mayo), Shane Curran (Moycullen – Galway), Sarah Cregg (Western Gaels – Roscommon), Tom Fleming (Charlestown – Mayo).

 

 

03-Nov-14 by Leitrim GAA

Sean Hagan steps down

Seán Hagan steps down

Leitrim team Manager Seán Hagan informed the Executive of Leitrim GAA that he was standing down from his position as Senior team Manager. Chairperson, Joe Flynn, informed the executive at an executive meeting on Friday night specially convened to set in motion team managements for the coming year. Seán cited a number of reasons but mainly that his own business had picked up considerably in recent times a factor that would make it difficult to devote the time such a position would demand. He too expressed concern at the manner of the team’s collapse in their final game with Down in the championship qualifiers and with the commitment of some panel members leading up to this game. He said he had thought long about continuing in this role and had come to the conclusion that it would be best for Leitrim football to now move on .He wished Leitrim GAA the best of luck in the future and enjoyed his time here.

On behalf of Leitrim GAA Chairperson Joe Flynn thanked Seán for his work and enthusiasm over the past year. He alluded to his achievement in winning the FBD cup last January and of their excellent run in the National League just missing out on promotion. He stated that Seán was a gentleman to work with and always available to discuss any issues involving the team. He was passionate about the game and introduced new players to the panel with success. Injuries and the non- availability of experienced players at the end of the year made his position very difficult. Joe wished Seán the very best in both his business ventures and whatever role he would undoubtedly become involved in GAA circles. He concluded by thanking selectors Christy Carroll and Aiden Mc Carron and all involved with the management.

 

 

02-Aug-14 by Leitrim GAA

Launch of Leitrim Supporters Club Croke Park 30th Jan 2014

Launch of Leitrim Supporters Club Croke Park 30th Jan 2014 

What was probably the largest ever turnout for the annual launch of the Leitrim Supporters Club took place last night in Croke Park. This years Leitrim Person of the Year – the effervescent Eleanor Shanley, ably accompanied by John McCartin – formerly launched our annual fund-raising campaign and while some guy called Gareth Brooks might be appearing at the same venue in July, there is no way Eleanors rendition of “Hard Times- Sad Times Will Come Again No More” will ever be bettered. Our county might be small in numbers but the sense of pride that those of us lucky enough to be in attendance last night in Croke Park experienced is something other more populous counties can only look on with envy. We hope you can be in Páirc Seán next Sunday when we begin our Allianz Football League campaign against Antrim but if not you can follow the match on our Twitter platform. And of course, dont forget to get your Leitrim Supporters Ticket – available through your club. A special word of thanks to all who organised the event – especially Michael Feeney, Colin Regan, Fergal Magill, the Leitrim players and management who made the journey and of course to Declan Darcy, our inspirational 1994 Connacht Champion winning captain who along with our current team captain Emlyn Mulligan spoke of their aspirations and ambitions for Leitrim in the times to come. Liatroim Abú.  Some photographs from the event are available here

PS You can catch Eleanor Shanley in concert tonight in The Glens Centre Manorhamilton

 

 

 

31-Jan-14 by Leitrim GAA

On-line Foundation Course

On-line Foundation Course

The practical module of the on-line foundation course will take place in two venues over the weekend. Participants can choose either venue to complete their course.   On Saturday the session will take place in Melvin Gaels GAA grounds, Kinlough commencing at 12 noon.   

On Sunday the session will take place in Gortletteragh GAA park commencing at 12 noon.
 
Please note: all participants must complete the practical module of the course.

 

 

27-Nov-13 by Thomas Keenan

Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLCG Scolaireachta­ Gaeltachta 2014

Coiste Chontae Liatroma, CLCG Scoláireachtaí Gaeltachta 2014

Gaeltacht scholarship grant application forms for 2014 are now available for downloading by following this link or on the main website page on the left hand side under “Scór”

 

 

21-Nov-13 by Sean O Suilleabhain

Online Foundation Course

Online Foundation Course

Our On-line Foundation Award Course is onÓgoing and will be available for completion until November 29th. In conjunction with the on-line theory section, all participants must complete the child welfare-code of ethics course and the practical module of the Foundation Award course. 

To facilitate this, two Child Welfare-Code of Ethics courses will be run this weekend. 

Our first course will take place on this Friday evening commencing @ 7pm in St. Clares Post Primary School, Manorhamilton, with the second course taking place on Saturday next 23rd in Gortletteragh Community Centre, commencing at 6pm.

The practical sessions are planned for Saturday November 30th. Final details for the practical sessions will be advised to all those completing the course next week.

If you would like further information then please contact Thomas Keenan on (087) 6591049 or email  thomas.keenan.gm.leitrim@gaa.ie 

 

 

20-Nov-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Congrats Kiltubrid

Ulster Bank GAA Force, a community initiative which supports local GAA clubs across the country, has announced Kiltubrid GAA Club as the winner of this years top prize – a support package worth €25,000 to refurbish and upgrade their facilities. Over 430 clubs from across the island of Ireland entered the initiative this year. 

Four clubs, one from each province, were also announced as runners-up and each will receive support packages worth €5,000. They were Croom GAA Club in Limerick, Dunmore MacHales GAA Club inÓgalway, Ferbane GAA Club in Offaly and Portaferry GAC in Down.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma take this opportunity to congratulate Kiltubrid GAA Club.

 

 

22-Oct-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

U14 Development Squad Trials

U-14 Development Squad trials will take place as follows:

Saturday 15th June in Drumkeerin at 11am
Monday 17th June in Kiltubrid at 7pm

Clubs are asked to send players that they believe to be of a standard suitable for inter county football at this age bracket to these venues.


 

 

11-Jun-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Leitrim Club Officer Training

County Development Officer, Pat Feely has organised Club Officer Training for this Friday 5 April 2013 in Carrick on Shannon Community School at 7.30pm.

Specific Club Officers who are asked to attend:-

Chairman
Secretary
Treasurer
PRO

Presentation will cover

  • Club Constitution – to be included in handout
  • Management – Structures in Clubs
  • Effective Meetings
  • Vision & Planning Ahead
  • Delegation & Volunteering
  • Club Activity Checklist
  • Club Officer Roles
  • Rules Query Protocol
  • Contacts (eg County Development Officers, website, County Board offices etc)

If clubs would like or think that there should be other material included, contact County Development Officer, Pat Feely developmentofficer.leitrim@gaa.ie or Tel: 086 8961686

It is proposed to hold a Information Technology evening at a later date.

 

 

14-Mar-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Referees

 

Clubs with no referees at present are asked to make a special effort to supply at least one referee for the foundation level course to be held on Friday 22nd February at 7pm in Páirc Seán. In service training for existing referees will be held on March 18th.  Leitrim has fantastic representation on the National and Provincial Panels and we congratulate and compliment those referees:-

Leitrim Referees on National Panel 

Ray McBrien Aughavas 
Eamonn O Grady Drumkeerin

Leitrim Referees on Provincial Panel 

Frank Flynn Aughawillan
Derek Moran Aughnasheelin
Brendan Sammon Aughnasheelin

At the first County Board meeting of the year held on 11/2/13, all referees in Leitrim were thanked for their commitment and dedication in 2012 while our clubs were thanked for their hospitality and support to our referees.  Heres looking forward to 2013.

 

 

 

15-Feb-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Training Event

Clubs are invited to send two representatives to a Drug and Alcohol Awareness training event taking place in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on this Monday, October 15th, at 7.30pm.

This training will provide information about awareness and education, developing a policy for your club, and guidelines on how to manÓge alcohol or drug related incidents in line with best practise. 

The GAA’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) programme has been up and running for six years. Under the GAA’s Strategic Vision and Action Plan, 2009-2015, every club in the country has been charged with having an active ASAP officer in place, and with adopting a club Drug and Alcohol Policy. (A copy of the GAA’s Sample Club Drug and Alcohol policy will be available on the night.)

The evening will be of particular benefit to your club ASAP officer but will also be very useful to anyone working with juvenile teams, and in particular your club’s Coaching Officer. If your club does not have an ASAP officer in place please make sure someone interested in taking on the role attends.You will leave with a wide understanding of what the role of a club ASAP officer entails, how to address issues relating to drug and alcohol misuse in a GAA club, and the support networks that are in place locally in Leitrim.

Colin Regan will facilitate this training with Leitrim’s ASAP Officers Marie McGovern and Kevin McGill, in conjunction with Grainne Duignan of the local Leitrim Foróige office. Please email Marie McGovern at mmcgovern@eircom.ie by Friday, October 12th, to book your place on the night and to indicate how many from your club will attend.

 

 

 

09-Oct-12 by Colette Fox – PRO