There was a terrific turn out of Leitrim GAA Supporters at the Celtic Suite, Croke Park, last night as the Dublin Branch of the Leitrim GAA Supporters Club hosted its annual event. A gathering of approximately 170 people had two hours of informative talks and great entertainment under the direction of the Dublin committee led by Chairperson Mike Feeney who introduced proceedings. MC for the night, the excellent Colin Regan, interviewed Leitrim GAA Chairman Terence Boyle on ongoing developments at Leitrim GAA and also Leitrim GAA Senior Team Manager Terry Hyland as he looked forward to the season ahead. Eamonn Duignan gave a detailed presentation on the ‘Buy a Brick’ fundraising venture to complete the Centre of Excellence at Annaduff. He revealed that this campaign has raised €70,000 to date as we look forward to concluding this project by June of this year.

The second part of the show belonged to 2019 Leitrim Guardian Person of the Year Seamus O Rourke who brought the house down with his inimitable style of humour which sent the punters home smiling. Our thanks to all who attended the event and indeed to all who joined us via Facebook Live from around the world. We look forward to a great year for Leitrim GAA and you can help us greatly by getting your ticket for the 2019 Supporters Club Draw and indeed if you could help us complete the wall in Annaduff that would be the icing on the cake!

Liatroim Abú.

The Dubin Launch of the 2019 Leitrim GAA Supporters Club will take place on Thursday 17th January in Croke Park commencing at 7.30pm.

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 4.oopm

Pick up  Avantcard Páirc Sean Mac Diarmada at  4.15pm

Pick up Bornacoola GAA Pitch  at 4.40pm

Please inform Leitrim GAA Secretary Attracta O Reilly at 0861708499 if you intend to travel on the bus.

 

Ballinamore Library’s Irish classes are regarded as being some of the most successful in the country with big numbers attending and a most entertaining atmosphere. The Conversation classes, or Ciorcail Comhrá, are now in their thirteenth year and are hugely popular every year.

Full range of classes will start in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 8 January 2019 at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free of charge and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Starting next Tuesday at 8.00 in Ballinamore Library. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat

Leitrim GAA wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the family of the late Brian Mulvey, Kiltoghert, Ck-on-Shannon, and formerly of St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA Club. Brian passed away yesterday after a long illness bravely borne.

Brian Mulvey spent the entirety of his adult life in voluntary service to his beloved St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA club. As a player, he was the essence of what a club player should be, selfless, dedicated and above all loyal to the club cause. At underage level he won Under 14 and Under 16 County Championship medals. As a senior player over many years he was a St Mary’s stalwart. He played in three SFC Finals, 1977 as goalkeeper, 1983 as wingback and finally as goalkeeper in 1993 but ended up on the losing side on each occasion. When his playing career finished at the club’s highest level, he continued to lineout at the lower levels for many years, such was his love for the game. He played with and won an IFC medal in St. Mary’s glory year of 1995, the year the club captured a glorious treble of SFC, IFC and MFC titles. He went on to add JFC A, B and C medals as his playing career continued to a conclusion.  Beyond his playing days, he moved seamlessly into the mentor’s role and was present on the sideline for many of club’s teams across all levels from underage right through to senior level, managing the St Mary’s Senior team in 2000. He would have been an almost ever present mentor to various successful club teams at Intermediate and Junior level over the years.

Brian was a ‘go-to man’ for St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA Club and if there was a job to do he would always be willing to help out or take charge of a task at hand.  His presence at all St Mary’s Kiltoghert GAA events was a certainty, whether leading from the front or helping selflessly in the background. His dedication to the club’s cause was mirrored by his volunteerism at Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada. On any match day, big or small, Brian was always there. His role as chief steward on big match occasions could not be understated and he worked away in the background ensuring that all occasions were handled with extreme efficiency. His illness didn’t faze him in the slightest over recent times and Brian just got on with the job in hand. His presence was a certainty and that included the recent Connacht Club Championship matches played at Leitrim HQ last month.

Brian Mulvey will be sorely missed by all who knew him across GAA circles at all levels and indeed the many with whom he came in contact with during his long years of service with the ESB.  It will be his family who will miss him the most and in this regard, we send our deepest sympathies to his daughter Bronagh, her husband Warren, Brian’s partner Geraldine, his brothers Michael and Joe, sisters Kay, Bridie, Peggy and Rosemary, his extended family and a very wide circle of colleagues and friends. Brian is predeceased by his late wife Breege, his son Barry and brother Cyril.

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Funeral Arrangements

Reposing at his home tomorrow evening (Sun) from two o’clock until six o’clock with Removal on Monday morning to St Mary’s Church, Carrick-on-Shannon for Mass of Christian Burial at twelve noon with Funeral afterwards to St Mary’s cemetery, Carrick-on-Shannon. House Private outside of reposing times please.

The late Brian Mulvey RIP

Rúin  2018

Congress

Motion 1 Passed

That Árd Comhairle appoints a committee to consider the implementation of a TMO (Television Match Official) at major games where adequate television coverage is available. This system to be trialled during 2019 by monitoring the occasions and situations where such a system could be availed of. This committee to produce its recommendations with regard to its implementation at the end of the Championship season.

Seán Uí Eislín Béal an Átha Móir

Competitions

Motion 1 Passed with an amendment to have just two Reserve Divisions

All County Leagues

At the conclusion of the 2019 League playing season, Leagues to be restructured to into 6 divisions based on the following model:

Division 1        8 Teams

Division 2        8 Teams

Division 3        7 Teams

Reserve 1        8 Teams

Reserve 2        8 Teams

Reserve 3        7 Teams

Divisions 1-3 to contain only club first teams based on the respective finishing positions at the end of the 2019 playing season.

Reserve 1-3 to contain second and third teams based on the respective finishing positions at the end of the 2019 playing season.

Promotion and relegation would take place annually on a two up two down basis between Divisions 1 and 2 and 2 and 3. No relegation from Division 3.

Promotion and relegation would take place annually on a two up two down basis between Reserve 1-3. No promotion from Reserve 1.

Division 1-3

Two competitions to be played annually as follows:

Premier Competition which would involve 7 games in Divisions 1 and 2 and 6 games in Division 3. Promotion and relegation to be decided in this competition and all club’s players to be available for these rounds. Regular League titles to be awarded for these competitions with top 2 teams in each division contesting the respective finals.

Secondary Competition which would involve 7 games in Divisions 1 and 2 and 6 games in Division 3. These games to be played as reverse fixtures to the main competition with separate trophies, possibly to be named after significant former greats who have passed on, with top two teams contesting league finals. These games to be played while inter county season is in flow.

Reserve 1-3

One Competition to be played annually as follows:

This would involve 7 games in Divisions 4 and 5 and 6 games in Division 6. Promotion and relegation would be decided in this competition. Top 2 teams contest respective finals.

In all of the above League series Rule 6.21 TO 2018 shall be used to determine the places in the event of ties.

Current Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 2 Passed

Championships 2019-2021

Leitrim GAA proposes to commence the restructuring of the County Championships from the end of the 2019 season as follows with the stated intention of reviewing this model at the end of the 2021 season with a clear view towards proposing a further reduction of teams at each championship grades at the higher levels depending on standards of play and competitiveness:

Senior Football Championship

Seeded Draw for the 2019 Senior Football Championship (12 Teams)

Pot A   2018 Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot B    2018 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2018 Beaten Quarter Finalist (4 Teams)

Pot D   2018 Remaining 3 Teams plus Intermediate Championship Winners 2018 (4Teams)

Competitions to be run with two groups of 6 teams, top 4 teams in each group to contest quarter finals etc as in 2018 (1 v 4, 2 v 3, 3 v 2, 4 v 1) and competitions to conclude with open draw for semi finals.

Teams in 5th and 6th places in each Group will play two relegation semi finals 5th v 6th across respective groups. Defeated semi finalists relegated; semi finalist winners play relegation final with defeated team also relegated. Result: 3 teams will be relegated to IFC 2020.

Net Result: 10 Teams in SFC 2020 to be played in two groups of 5.

2020 Senior Football Championship

Two Groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round robin series. Top placed team in each group to qualify for the semi-finals. The second and third-placed teams will play each other in quarterfinals (2 v 3, 3 v 2). Open draw in semi finals with top placed teams after group stages kept apart in this draw. Bottom placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated.

Seeding 2020

Pot A   2019 Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot B    2019 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2019 Beaten Quarter Finalists (4 Teams)

Pot D   2019 Remaining Team plus Intermediate Championship Winners 2019 (2Teams)

Seeding for 2021 to be modified to reflect the relative stability of the current structure.

Intermediate Football Championship

Seeded Draw for the 2019 Intermediate Football Championship (12 Teams)

Pot A   2018 Beaten Finalist + Relegated 2018 SFC Team (2 Teams)

Pot B    2018 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2018 Beaten Quarter Finalist (4 Teams)

Pot D   2018 Remaining 3 Teams plus Junior A Championship Winners 2018 (4Teams)

Competitions to be run with two groups of 6 teams, top 4 teams in each group to contest quarter finals etc as in 2018 (1 v 4, 2 v 3, 3 v 2, 4 v 1) and competitions to conclude with open draw for semi finals.

Teams in 5th and 6th places in each Group will be relegated to Junior A for the following year. Intermediate Championship Winners to be promoted to Senior and Junior A Football Championship Winners 2019 will not promoted to Intermediate for 2020 only.

Net Result: 10 Teams in IFC 2020 to be played in 2 Groups of 5.

2020 Intermediate Football Championship

Two Groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round robin series. Top placed team in each group to qualify for the semi finals. The second and third placed teams will play each other in quarter finals (2 v 3, 3 v 2). Open draw in semi finals with top placed teams after group stages kept apart in this draw. Bottom placed team in each group to play each other in relegation final with losing team to be relegated. Seeding to be maintained as suggested for 2019 with modifications.

Seeding 2020

Pot A   2019 Beaten Finalist + 3 Relegated Teams from SFC 2019 (4 Teams)

Pot B    2019 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2019 Beaten Quarter Finalists (4 Teams)

Seeding for 2021 to be modified to reflect the relative stability of the current structure.

Junior A Football Championship 2019 (11 Teams)

Two Groups of 4 Teams and one Group of 3 teams.

A round robin series to be played and concluded as normal, with top team in each of the 2 groups of 4 qualifying for the semi finals. First and second placed teams in the group of 3 plays a second placed team in the groups of 4 (open draw) in quarter finals. Semi finals draw to ensure that teams from same group do not meet at this stage. Teams in 3rd and 4th places in groups of 4 and 3rd place in group of 3 will be relegated to Junior B 2020.

Junior B Football Championship Winners 2019 will not be promoted to Junior A for 2020 only.

 

Net Result: 10 Teams in Junior A Championship 2020.

2020 Junior A Football Championship

Two Groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round robin series. Top placed team in each group to qualify for the semi finals. The second and third placed teams will play each other in quarter finals (2 v 3, 3 v 2). Open draw in semi finals with top placed teams after group stages kept apart in this draw. Bottom placed team in each group to play each other in relegation final with losing team to be relegated.

Seeding to be introduced into the 2020 Junior A Championship draw.

Junior B Football Championship 2019 (9 Teams)

Three Groups of 3 teams and to be played as in 2018. The first placed team in each group plus the best second placed team across the three groups will constitute the semi finalists. Semi final draws to ensure that teams from the same group will not meet at this stage. Beaten semi finalists play relegation play off with defeated team relegated along with the remaining five teams. No promotion of 2019 Championship winners and with the arrival of 5 additional teams in 2020 there is a probability of there being teams 14 to play here in 2020. With the uncertainty that arises at this level with teams affiliating/not affiliating on any given year, the following format to take place for 2020:

Junior B Football Championship 2020

5 relegated teams from Junior A 2019 plus Junior B Championship Finalists 2019 and Junior B 2019 relegation play off winner to form 2 groups of 4. Top two teams in each group play each other (1 v 2, 2 v 1) in championship semi finals. Bottom teams of each respective group play relegation final.

Junior C Football Championship 2020

6 relegated teams from the 2019 Junior B Championship (numbers based on 2018 affiliated teams) to be played off in respective groups of 3. The top 2 teams in each group will play championship semi finals. Winner of JFC C in 2020 to be promoted to JFC B 2021.

In all of the above Championship series Rule 6.21 TO 2018 shall be used to determine ties at the concluding stages of Round Robin Championship formats.

Net Result Championship Teams 2020

Senior Football Championship           10 Teams

Intermediate Football Championship            10 Teams

Junior A Football Championship       10 Teams

Junior B Football Championship       8 Teams

Junior C Football Championship       6 Teams

Current Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 3 Not Discussed as no longer relevant with the passing of Competition Motion 1

That in order to provide games for senior club players when the county panel are tied up with county team, a cup competition (To be named after a prominent Leitrim personality of the past) be organised for Div I teams on the following basis. Twelve teams to be divided into two groups of six (random selection) Each team play five games with top two contesting final. All Div I teams must take part with normal rules in regard to walk-overs applying. To be completed by end of June.

Seán Uí Eislín Béal an Átha Móir

Motion 4 Withdrawn by Coiste Chontae Liatroma following the passing of Competition Motion 1

CCC to be given the authority include in its regulations the scheduling of two rounds of the All County Leagues that are to be exclusively played without members of the Leitrim Senior Football Panel in 2019 and the years beyond, while the current format of 12 Team leagues continues. Failure to adhere to this regulation will lead to a loss of points, with award to the other team for the said fixtures on a proven objection in accordance with Rule 7.10 TO 2018 by a club concerned.

Current Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 5 Not discussed as Motion 4 withdrawn

A motion to abolish the provision to allow for the CCC to fix two rounds of the All County Leagues to played without the benefit of County Players

The following motion was submitted by the CCC and published Coiste Chontae Liatrioma Comhdhail Bhliantuil 2018 and was passed at the first meeting of the Coiste Chontae Liatroma following convention

“CCC be given the authority to include in its regulations the scheduling of two round of the All County Leagues that are to be exclusively played without members  of the Leitrim Senior Panel in 2018 and the years beyond while the current format of the 12 team leagues continues”

It is our current motion to repeal this motion and remove this provision

Maothail

Motion 6 Withdrawn as Central Council due to discuss this nationally

That underage football in Leitrim would revert back to even ages e.g. U12, U14 etc. in unison with our neighbouring counties and the majority of the country.

Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Motion 7 Passed

If Leitrim stays with the odd age groups eg. U11, U13 etc, that U17 winners will represent Leitrim the following year at Connacht Club U18 competition.

Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Motion 8 Defeated

To remove the current U13 league and replace it with a blitz format and at the end of the season retain the current U13 Championship so club’s can measure where they have improved from the start to the end of the season.

Achadh na Síleann 

Motion 9 Defeated

Carrigallen GAA Club proposes that all players on team panel walk behind the band on County Final day instead of first 15.  This is to give recognition to all players who train and substituted.

Carraig Álainn

 

Gaeltacht Grants Draw 2018

There was a large number of applicants for the Gaeltacht grants offered by Coiste Contae Liatroma. Leitrim County Board GAA was pleased to receive support from Leitrim County Council for this project. Grants of between €200 and €400 were awarded to the winners.

Is deas a fheiceáil go bhfuil an méid sin daoine óga ag dul go dtí an Ghaeltacht chun a gcuid Ghaeilge a fheabhsú. Buíochas do na buachaillí agus na cailíní go léir a chuir isteach ar na scoláireachtaí agus comhghairdeas do na buaiteoirí. Buíochas freisin do Choláiste na bhFiann agus Coláiste Ó Direáin a thug páirt-scoláireachtaí dúinn.

Seo iad na buaiteoirí:

Grace Earley, Annaghbradican, Kilclare

Erica Mc Tiernan, Gowel, Carrick on Shannon

Micheál Ó Conalláin, Fawnlion, Fivemilebourne

Darragh Lee, Aghnahoo, Drumcong

Andrea Ní Fhallúin Alonso, Rue, Jamestown

Sam Ó Rinn Uí Chuilinn, Aghadark, Ballinamore

Fionn Curley, Killarcan, Leitrim Village

Amelie Mc Grath, Larkfield, Manorhamilton

Mark Lenehan, Liscallyroan, Carrick on Shannon

Tom Hughes, Glenboy, Manorhamilton

Ruairi Stewart, 49 Melvin Fields, Kinlough

Enda Lowe, Kiltyfeenaghty, Drumkeerin

Cait Ni Mhaolmhuoigh, Drumcoora, Drumshanbo

Ellie Butler, Leitrim Village

Paddy Keane, Ballinwing, Leitrim

Conor Keegan, Faughill, Cloone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The following are the various Convention Motions. Motions will be dealt with at Convention on Sunday, December 16th and the Meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma that will take place immediately following Convention.

Rúin  2018

Congress

Motion 1

That Árd Comhairle appoints a committee to consider the implementation of a TMO (Television Match Official) at major games where adequate television coverage is available. This system to be trialled during 2019 by monitoring the occasions and situations where such a system could be availed of. This committee to produce its recommendations with regard to its implementation at the end of the Championship season.

Seán Uí Eislín Béal an Átha Móir

Competitions

Motion 1

All County Leagues

At the conclusion of the 2019 League playing season, Leagues to be restructured to into 6 divisions based on the following model:

Division 1        8 Teams

Division 2        8 Teams

Division 3        7 Teams

Reserve 1        8 Teams

Reserve 2        8 Teams

Reserve 3        7 Teams

Divisions 1-3 to contain only club first teams based on the respective finishing positions at the end of the 2019 playing season.

Reserve 1-3 to contain second and third teams based on the respective finishing positions at the end of the 2019 playing season.

Promotion and relegation would take place annually on a two up two down basis between Divisions 1 and 2 and 2 and 3. No relegation from Division 3.

Promotion and relegation would take place annually on a two up two down basis between Reserve 1-3. No promotion from Reserve 1.

Division 1-3

Two competitions to be played annually as follows:

Premier Competition which would involve 7 games in Divisions 1 and 2 and 6 games in Division 3. Promotion and relegation to be decided in this competition and all club’s players to be available for these rounds. Regular League titles to be awarded for these competitions with top 2 teams in each division contesting the respective finals.

Secondary Competition which would involve 7 games in Divisions 1 and 2 and 6 games in Division 3. These games to be played as reverse fixtures to the main competition with separate trophies, possibly to be named after significant former greats who have passed on, with top two teams contesting league finals. These games to be played while inter county season is in flow.

Reserve 1-3

One Competition to be played annually as follows:

This would involve 7 games in Divisions 4 and 5 and 6 games in Division 6. Promotion and relegation would be decided in this competition. Top 2 teams contest respective finals.

In all of the above League series Rule 6.21 TO 2018 shall be used to determine the places in the event of ties.

Current Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 2

Championships 2019-2021

Leitrim GAA proposes to commence the restructuring of the County Championships from the end of the 2019 season as follows with the stated intention of reviewing this model at the end of the 2021 season with a clear view towards proposing a further reduction of teams at each championship grades at the higher levels depending on standards of play and competitiveness:

Senior Football Championship

Seeded Draw for the 2019 Senior Football Championship (12 Teams)

Pot A   2018 Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot B    2018 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2018 Beaten Quarter Finalist (4 Teams)

Pot D   2018 Remaining 3 Teams plus Intermediate Championship Winners 2018 (4Teams)

Competitions to be run with two groups of 6 teams, top 4 teams in each group to contest quarter finals etc as in 2018 (1 v 4, 2 v 3, 3 v 2, 4 v 1) and competitions to conclude with open draw for semi finals.

Teams in 5th and 6th places in each Group will play two relegation semi finals 5th v 6th across respective groups. Defeated semi finalists relegated; semi finalist winners play relegation final with defeated team also relegated. Result: 3 teams will be relegated to IFC 2020.

Net Result: 10 Teams in SFC 2020 to be played in two groups of 5.

2020 Senior Football Championship

Two Groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round robin series. Top placed team in each group to qualify for the semi-finals. The second and third-placed teams will play each other in quarterfinals (2 v 3, 3 v 2). Open draw in semi finals with top placed teams after group stages kept apart in this draw. Bottom placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated.

Seeding 2020

Pot A   2019 Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot B    2019 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2019 Beaten Quarter Finalists (4 Teams)

Pot D   2019 Remaining Team plus Intermediate Championship Winners 2019 (2Teams)

Seeding for 2021 to be modified to reflect the relative stability of the current structure.

Intermediate Football Championship

Seeded Draw for the 2019 Intermediate Football Championship (12 Teams)

Pot A   2018 Beaten Finalist + Relegated 2018 SFC Team (2 Teams)

Pot B    2018 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2018 Beaten Quarter Finalist (4 Teams)

Pot D   2018 Remaining 3 Teams plus Junior A Championship Winners 2018 (4Teams)

Competitions to be run with two groups of 6 teams, top 4 teams in each group to contest quarter finals etc as in 2018 (1 v 4, 2 v 3, 3 v 2, 4 v 1) and competitions to conclude with open draw for semi finals.

Teams in 5th and 6th places in each Group will be relegated to Junior A for the following year. Intermediate Championship Winners to be promoted to Senior and Junior A Football Championship Winners 2019 will not promoted to Intermediate for 2020 only.

Net Result: 10 Teams in IFC 2020 to be played in 2 Groups of 5.

2020 Intermediate Football Championship

Two Groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round robin series. Top placed team in each group to qualify for the semi finals. The second and third placed teams will play each other in quarter finals (2 v 3, 3 v 2). Open draw in semi finals with top placed teams after group stages kept apart in this draw. Bottom placed team in each group to play each other in relegation final with losing team to be relegated. Seeding to be maintained as suggested for 2019 with modifications.

Seeding 2020

Pot A   2019 Beaten Finalist + 3 Relegated Teams from SFC 2019 (4 Teams)

Pot B    2019 Beaten Semi Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C    2019 Beaten Quarter Finalists (4 Teams)

Seeding for 2021 to be modified to reflect the relative stability of the current structure.

Junior A Football Championship 2019 (11 Teams)

Two Groups of 4 Teams and one Group of 3 teams.

A round robin series to be played and concluded as normal, with top team in each of the 2 groups of 4 qualifying for the semi finals. First and second placed teams in the group of 3 plays a second placed team in the groups of 4 (open draw) in quarter finals. Semi finals draw to ensure that teams from same group do not meet at this stage. Teams in 3rd and 4th places in groups of 4 and 3rd place in group of 3 will be relegated to Junior B 2020.

Junior B Football Championship Winners 2019 will not be promoted to Junior A for 2020 only.

 

Net Result: 10 Teams in Junior A Championship 2020.

2020 Junior A Football Championship

Two Groups of 5 with each team playing each other in round robin series. Top placed team in each group to qualify for the semi finals. The second and third placed teams will play each other in quarter finals (2 v 3, 3 v 2). Open draw in semi finals with top placed teams after group stages kept apart in this draw. Bottom placed team in each group to play each other in relegation final with losing team to be relegated.

Seeding to be introduced into the 2020 Junior A Championship draw.

Junior B Football Championship 2019 (9 Teams)

Three Groups of 3 teams and to be played as in 2018. The first placed team in each group plus the best second placed team across the three groups will constitute the semi finalists. Semi final draws to ensure that teams from the same group will not meet at this stage. Beaten semi finalists play relegation play off with defeated team relegated along with the remaining five teams. No promotion of 2019 Championship winners and with the arrival of 5 additional teams in 2020 there is a probability of there being teams 14 to play here in 2020. With the uncertainty that arises at this level with teams affiliating/not affiliating on any given year, the following format to take place for 2020:

Junior B Football Championship 2020

5 relegated teams from Junior A 2019 plus Junior B Championship Finalists 2019 and Junior B 2019 relegation play off winner to form 2 groups of 4. Top two teams in each group play each other (1 v 2, 2 v 1) in championship semi finals. Bottom teams of each respective group play relegation final.

Junior C Football Championship 2020

6 relegated teams from the 2019 Junior B Championship (numbers based on 2018 affiliated teams) to be played off in respective groups of 3. The top 2 teams in each group will play championship semi finals. Winner of JFC C in 2020 to be promoted to JFC B 2021.

In all of the above Championship series Rule 6.21 TO 2018 shall be used to determine ties at the concluding stages of Round Robin Championship formats.

Net Result Championship Teams 2020

Senior Football Championship           10 Teams

Intermediate Football Championship            10 Teams

Junior A Football Championship       10 Teams

Junior B Football Championship       8 Teams

Junior C Football Championship       6 Teams

Current Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 3

That in order to provide games for senior club players when the county panel are tied up with county team, a cup competition (To be named after a prominent Leitrim personality of the past) be organised for Div I teams on the following basis. Twelve teams to be divided into two groups of six (random selection) Each team play five games with top two contesting final. All Div I teams must take part with normal rules in regard to walk-overs applying. To be completed by end of June.

Seán Uí Eislín Béal an Átha Móir

Motion 4

CCC to be given the authority include in its regulations the scheduling of two rounds of the All County Leagues that are to be exclusively played without members of the Leitrim Senior Football Panel in 2019 and the years beyond, while the current format of 12 Team leagues continues. Failure to adhere to this regulation will lead to a loss of points, with award to the other team for the said fixtures on a proven objection in accordance with Rule 7.10 TO 2018 by a club concerned.

Current Competition Regulations to be amended accordingly

Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 5

A motion to abolish the provision to allow for the CCC to fix two rounds of the All County Leagues to played without the benefit of County Players

The following motion was submitted by the CCC and published Coiste Chontae Liatrioma Comhdhail Bhliantuil 2018 and was passed at the first meeting of the Coiste Chontae Liatroma following convention

“CCC be given the authority to include in its regulations the scheduling of two round of the All County Leagues that are to be exclusively played without members  of the Leitrim Senior Panel in 2018 and the years beyond while the current format of the 12 team leagues continues”

It is our current motion to repeal this motion and remove this provision

Maothail

Motion 6

That underage football in Leitrim would revert back to even ages e.g. U12, U14 etc. in unison with our neighbouring counties and the majority of the country.

Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Motion 7

If Leitrim stays with the odd age groups eg. U11, U13 etc, that U17 winners will represent Leitrim the following year at Connacht Club U18 competition.

Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Motion 8

To remove the current U13 league and replace it with a blitz format and at the end of the season retain the current U13 Championship so club’s can measure where they have improved from the start to the end of the season.

Achadh na Síleann 

Motion 9

Carrigallen GAA Club proposes that all players on team panel walk behind the band on County Final day instead of first 15.  This is to give recognition to all players who train and substituted.

Carraig Álainn

The death occurred earlier today of Assistant Treasurer of Leitrim GAA Jim Meehan, Station Road, Dromahair, after an illness bravely borne. The Dromahair native was one of the hardest workers behind the scenes of Leitrim GAA over a number of decades and his passing will be deeply felt by all that knew him and they were many across the county, province and indeed in national circles. He was an ever-present at Leitrim matches, no matter where they took place and indeed his love of the GAA involved a constant involvement in the activities of his beloved Dromahair. A former player with Dromahair, Jim would have played through the 1970s and 1980s and was an accomplished goalkeeper with 1976 Junior Championship winning team. As his playing days came to a close he contributed to the officialdom of matches and served a term as a referee. He was also at hand to assist his club in coaching, as a selector and in managerial roles across many grades and age groups from underage to senior in the decades that followed and the fortunes of St Patrick’s Dromahair were always closest to his heart. He served his club in many official roles in the years that followed and is a former Club Treasurer, Secretary, and Chairman. His contribution to his club in fundraising ventures over all his years has been phenomenal and he was the most influential driving force in the efforts to raise funds to improve the playing facilities at Dromahair GAA.

As a fundraiser extraordinaire for both club and county, it would be impossible to quantify the amount of money that Jim has raised for both organisations. It was no surprise, given his ability to fundraise that Jim was elected as Treasurer of Leitrim GAA for 2002. Over the following 6 years, Jim worked tirelessly on behalf of Leitrim GAA, an era which coincided with the development of the new stand at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada and the purchase of the grounds that have since been developed into the Centre of Excellence. Jim’s financial prudence contributed greatly towards the realisation of these projects which will serve Leitrim GAA over many generations.
Jim also combined his Leitrim GAA Treasury role with that of Connacht GAA and held both roles simultaneously over the period 2004-2006 which was a huge undertaking but one didn’t faze him. Following his role as Treasurer with Leitrim GAA, Jim took on the role of Leitrim’s Central Council delegate, a position he held from 2008-12. He returned to Connacht Council GAA as Leitrim’s delegate following the conclusion of his five year Central Council term and represented Leitrim at provincial from 2013-17. Last December he became Assistant Treasurer of Leitrim GAA at its Annual Convention. Over many years Jim also took charge of the kitting out of county panels and was essentially the county’s go-to man when county players’ gear was required.

Away from the officialdom and the formality that such roles can require, Jim was a lifetime presence around the longest fundraising venture that Leitrim GAA has organised. The annual Supporters Club Draw, which has been on the go since 1986 has had Jim Meehan as one of its staunchest allies. It would be hard for people to appreciate the amount of time, effort and repetitive selling that Jim Meehan has put into this fundraiser over the best part of its existence. One image is quite clear, if you saw Jim reaching into the inside pocket of his jacket anytime from the end of January towards the middle of March you could be sure that you were going to be relieved of the fee for the annual Supporters Club membership! The Supporters Club Tickets were his constant companion over that period of any given year! It is a fact that possibly a majority of people feel less than comfortable selling tickets, Jim thrived on it and his hardy customers, and you can be assured they were many, gave willingly such was Jim’ s approach to the job. At the most recent Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Draw in March 2018, we were all delighted to see Jim present, despite his illness, to oversee the final installment of this year’s event. He was a constant member of the steering committee, holding various officer roles over many years in this fundraising drive. Suffice it to say, future Leitrim GAA Supporters Club fundraising will be at challenged to replace Jim’s constant cajoling, drive and ultimately his selling power.
Away from the GAA, Jim was essentially a family man who found the time, despite his many GAA commitments to operate a busy farm. He will be sorely missed by his wife Chrissie, who was his constant companion at all GAA events, sons Fergus, Kevin and Kieran. He will also be sadly missed by his sisters Kathleen, Della, Gay, Ena, Noeleen and Geroadine, daughters-in-law Patricia, Nicola and Sarah, grandchildren Amy, Thomas, Amelia, Aishling and Michael, relatives and friends. We at Leitrim GAA convey our deepest sympathies to his family and many friends, far and wide.

Ní bheidh a leithéid arís ann. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Funeral Arrangements
Reposing at his home on Thursday from 1pm to 3pm and from 5pm to 9.30pm, also on Friday from 10am to 12 noon. House private thereafter. Removal on Friday to St Mary’s Church, Killenummery, for funeral Mass at 4pm. Burial afterwards in Carrowcrin Cemetery. Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to North West Hospice.

Jim Meehan RIP

Leitrim GAA County Committee in conjunction with Leitrim County Council is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to boys and girls living in County Leitrim.

Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website www.leitrimgaa.ie by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2019 or can be had had from the Secretary of any GAA club.

Beidh na hiarratais le fáil i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin

The closing date for applications is Friday 26 October 2018.

2019 Scoláireachtaí Application Forms

 

Coiste na nÓg Liatroma held its annual fundraising draw tonight at the Coiste ns nÓg meeting. The following are the lucky winners:

2 All Ireland Football Tickets – Mary Mitchell, Aughavas.

2 All Ireland Hurling Tickets – Sean Doherty, Cloone.

€100 – Francie McGirl, Aughnasheelin.

€100 – David McGee, Dromahair.

Dinner for 2 in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod – Robbie Kottermann, Carrigallen.

Dinner for 2 in Mitchell’s, Carrigallen – Declan Kelly Dromahair.

2 County Senior Final Tickets – Terry McNulty, Aughnasheelin.

Our congratulations to all of the winners and to all ticket sellers and patrons who supported the draw we return our sincerest gratitude.

Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s GAA club would like to invite players and former players, friends and Leitrim GAA supporters to join in a Guard of Honour at the removal of the remains of the legendary Paddy Dolan on tomorrow night Thursday 9 August. Please gather at the top of High St, outside where Dolan’s Pub was located, at 7.15pm. Laoch i measc Laochra.

The death of Paddy Dolan, Ballinamore, will be mourned by his family, by the local community and by the Gaels of Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins, of Leitrim and of Connacht.

An indication of his status as a footballer with the county was his selection, at right half forward, on the Leitrim Millennium Team, an accolade well deserved by this will of the wisp star over a long career in the green and gold. Paddy’s talents came to light at an early age and he first played with Leitrim seniors in the National League when only sixteen years of age, one of the many distinctions he shared with fellow great Packie McGarty.

Indeed Paddy and Packie would go on to share many a dressing room as they lined out together in the National League and the Connacht Championship – including a number of finals – at a time when Leitrim was so unlucky not to have captured at least one provincial senior title and bridge the long gap from 1927.

Paddy Dolan did win a Connacht title with the Leitrim Minors in 1956 and starred at left half forward in the All Ireland Final against Dublin in Croke Park, on the day that Galway became All Ireland Senior Champions by defeating Cork. In his senior career with Leitrim, Paddy would come face to face with many of that Galway side in future Connacht Championship clashes, including the finals of 1958, 59, 60 and 67.

!956 proved to be a special year for Paddy at club level also, as he won the first of his eight county senior titles with Ballinamore and was the youngest member of the side. The team captain that day,

Columba Cryan and his midfield partner Brian Sweeney would line out with Paddy Dolan in Croke Park in 1959 when Leitrim played Derry in the National League Semi-final. Paddy’s other seven county medals were won in 1964, 67, 68, 69, 72, 73 and 79 and he had the honour of being captain of the three-in-a-row champions. In 1969 Paddy was the main organizer, with Pat Murray and Joe McInerney of the Ballinamore club’s historic trip to Gaelic Park, New York and to New England and Boston in 1989. Paddy would also travel to New York with the Leitrim team in a later tour.

Paddy also lined out with the Leitrim hurlers on many occasions, a sport in which he also excelled. Indeed, Paddy Dolan, with his natural talents, athleticism, sharp mind and enthusiasm, is one of those who could be proficient in a variety of sports.

Apart from his skill on the field of play, Paddy was beloved by the Ballinamore community as a charismatic, friendly, charming and lovable personality. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Sincere sympathy to all the Dolan family.

Sonas síoraí da anam uasal.

Funeral arrangements: https://rip.ie/death-notice/patrick-paddy-dolan-ballinamore-leitrim/362155