A Celebration of Enda Colleran

Friday April 28th, Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th

A life-size bronze statue of the late, great Enda Colleran will be unveiled by incoming G.A.A. President Nickey Brennan in Endas native Moylough, Co. Galway, on Saturday April 29th at 6.00 p.m.

The ceremony will also feature a special tribute to Enda by his club and county team-mate Johnny Geraghty, goalkeeper on the Galway All-Ireland three-in-a-row team in the mid-1960s.

The organising committee behind the project, and a weekend of special activities, are inviting to Moylough and Mountbellew all former players, mentors, officials and supporters from within and outside the county whose paths crossed Endas during his glittering career.

Several special events will reflect Endas abiding interest in fitness, personal health and coaching, commencing on Friday night, April 28th, with the Enda Colleran Sports and Health Forum at the Franciscan Agricultural College, Mountbellew, at 8.00 p.m.

The panel of expert speakers will comprise Mickey Harte, who twice managed the Tyrone senior football team to All-Ireland Championship success, speaking on “Balance and Moderation in Team Preparation “; Corks All-Ireland winning hurling Manager in 2004, D?nal O Grady, who ll speak on “Winter and Summer Training Schedules in Hurling “; Professor Niall Moyna, Head of the School of Health and Human Performance, Dublin City University, and Manager of the DCU Sigerson Cup winners 2006, speaking on “The Importance of Exercise in the Development of a Healthy Young Population, ” and Eddie Osullivan, acclaimed coach of the dual Triple Crown winning Irish rugby team, dealing with “Being Fit to Compete. ”

This major seminar is aimed at everybody interested in sports fitness and the health and welfare of all participants, of all ages, in sport.

Outdoor activities include a Football Challenge featuring a visiting adult team, Garryowen from London, and under-age football “Blitzes ” for boys and girls, at Moylough Sportsfield, and an U-14 hurling Blitz at Mountbellew GAA grounds. These events will also feature visits by Galway county football and hurling stars, and all young participants will be presented with an Enda Colleran commemorative medal and t-shirt.

The commemorative life-size bronze statue, by renowned sculptor John Coll of Galway ? whose Secondary School teachers at Col?iste Einde included Enda Colleran will be unveiled by Nickey Brennan at Moylough Town Square at 6 o clock on Saturday evening, April 29th. It will be blessed by Endas brother Fr. Gabriel Colleran and the priests of the parish.

Later that evening, there will be a Parish Social, organised by the local Community Council, at Moylough Community Centre.



07-Apr-06 by Brendan Doyle

Its Friday again and time to give a summary of the GAA activities in Leitrim.

After the recent postponements there is only one game outstanding and that is Melvin Gaels v Sean O Heslins in Division 1, over the last week Coiste na nÓg have got all other outstanding games played,

This evening the U16s play their last rounds under the various categories and this should determine in most divisions who will be in finals or play offs.

The tables and full results will be updated on this website over the weekend.

[b]TG4 Connacht Championship:[/b]
Leitrim take on Roscommon in a first round game in pool B of the Ladies Connacht Junior Championship on Saturday. The game is scheduled as a home game for Leitrim and will be in Cloone at 4pm.

Having been defeated in four of the last five finals, new Manager Jason Tanaine will be hoping to change the fortunes of the team in this years championship. There are a number of new faces 2006 which has added a freshness to the panel and competition for starting places has never been keener. Best of luck to all concerned.

[b]Clubs – ACL [/b]
ACL-3 have all of their games scheduled for tomorow evening at 6:15pm.

ACL-5 teams are scheduled for Sunday afternoon at 2:30pm.

There are 5 games each due to be played in both Leagues.

[b]Senior County Football[/b]
The Senior football team play in the last round in the Allianz Football league in Limerick. This game does not effect our promotion chances as we are now out of the running. However it is an important game as we now get ready to prepare for the Championship game against Mayo in June.

The venue is P?irc na nGael in Limerick and throw-in is scheduled for 3:30pm.



07-Apr-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The All County League for divsions 1 and 2 starts tomorrow evening with St. Marys v Fenagh and Aughavas v Annaduff opening the league at 6:15pm.

The fixtures are:

Saturday April 1
ACL 1 6.15
St. Marys —- —- Fenagh-St. Cs
Aughavas —- —- Annaduff

Sunday April 2
ACL 1 2.30
Gortletteragh —- —- MelvinÓgls
Kiltubrid —- —- AllenÓgls
Aughawillan —- —- Bornacoola
Mohill —- —- Drumreilly

Carrigallen —- —- Ballinaglera
Drumkeerin —- —- Glenfarne/K
Aughnasheelin —- —- S O Heslins
Dromahair —- —- St. Marys
Glencar/Manor —- —- Cloone

St. Osnatts —- —- Aughavas

[b]Ladies – County :[/b]
Offaly have conceded the last League Game which was scheduled for Sunday. The Ladies next game is first round of Connacht Championship on Saturday week 8th April at a Leitrim venue yet to be confirmed. The league quarter final is the following weekend.

[b]Ladies – Club:[/b]
Only one game this weekend in Division 3 – Aughawillan v Gortletteragh

Eight U16 games in total scheduled for this evening in the various 9,11,13 & 15 a-side competitions.

[b]County Minors:[/b]
The County minors travel tomorrow to Tuam to take onÓgalway in the League, throw-in 6:30pm.



31-Mar-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

On Saturday night, 25th March, the draw was held for the Leitrim Supporters Members 2006 in Cox?s Steakhouse, Dromod.

The 10 winners were:

10th Prize:
[b]Neville Murray, Aughnasheelin [/b]won [b]? 300 [/b]sponsored by [b]Sean Clarke, Rynn Valley Lodge, Mohill[/b]

9th Prize:
[b]Christopher MimnÓgh, Drumreilly [/b]won [b]? 300 [/b]sponsored by [b]Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore[/b]

8th Prize:
[b]Johnny Clancy, Sligo [/b]won [b]? 300 [/b]sponsored by [b]Gerry O?Rourke, Longford[/b]

7th Prize:
[b]James & Phill Moran, Carrick [/b]won [b]? 300 [/b]sponsored by [b] Gerry Murray, Foodstore, Sligo [/b]

6th Prize:
[b]Pat Feely, Manorhamilton [/b]won [b]? 300 [/b]sponsored by [b] Aoife Gorman, Longford [/b]

5th Prize:
[b]Shauna & Cormack Faughnan, London [/b]won [b]Sony DVD Recorder[/b] sponsored by [b] Berney Crossan Electrical, Longford [/b]

4th Prize:
[b]Sean Mulhern, Sligo [/b]won [b]28? Colour TV[/b] sponsored by [b]Mohill Hardware[/b]

3rd Prize:
[b]Marie Murray, Sligo [/b]won [b]?1,000[/b] sponsored by [b]Joe Layden, Dublin[/b]

2nd Prize:
[b]Aidan Foley, Kinlough [/b]won [b]? 1,500[/b] sponsored by [b]Kevin Quinn, Embassy Rooms, Sligo[/b]

1st Prize:
[b]Gerry Gurn, Sligo [/b]won [b]? 5,000[/b] sponsored by [b]Cox?s Steakhouse, Dromod.[/b]

Many thanks to all our supporters and sponsors and congratulations to the 10 lucky winners !



25-Mar-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

This Weekends action:

Lots of actions for football followers in Leitrim as there are many games at Underage, Club and County level:

There 8 are U16 league games scheduled for this evening in the various categories.

More League games scheduled for Divisions 3,4 & 5 with 8 of the games on Saturday followed by 7 on Sunday morning.

Ladies have 7 games fixed for on Sunday in divisions 1, 2 and 3.

[b]County Minors: [/b]
The County Minor football team take on Roscommon in Dromod tomorrow evening at 5pm in the League.

[b]Supporters Draw[/b]
The draw for the 10 prizes in the Leitrim Supporters Membership draw is this Satruday night in Coxs Steakhouse in Dromod.

[b]Senior Team: [/b]
The Seniors are playing Round 6 of the Allianz League against Roscommon in Pairc Sean on Sunday at 3:30pm.

This game should be a very competitive local derby.

Last year Leitrim proved worthy winners as the beat Reocommon by 6 points in Cloone.

Best of luck to all the competitors in the Connacht Senior Scór in Tubbercurry on Sunday evening starting at 6:30pm

[b]County Board Meeting[/b]
There is a county board meeting arranged for this Monday night at 8:30pm in the Bush Hotel.



24-Mar-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

St Patrick?s Weekend action:

Another busy weekend for football followers in Leitrim as there are many games at Underage, Club and County level:

The minor games scheduled for today are postponed however the U16 league games are expected to be played as scheduled on Sunday.

[b]U21: [/b]
The County U21 football team take on Mayo in the preliminary round of the Championship in P?irc Se?n Mac Diarmada at 3:30pm on St Patrick?s Day. Six of the senior panel are also eligible for the U21?s.

Attempt number 2 to get the All County League off the ground after the bad weather last weekend. Most of last weekends postponed fixtures have been rescheduled for this weekend and Division 5 games start this weekend.

Ladies division 2 games are on Sunday with 6 teams in action in three different league pairings.

[b]Senior Team: [/b]
The Seniors are playing Round 5 of the Allianz League against Carlow across country in Carlow on Sunday. Leitrim played in the same venue last year and came a cropper as Carlow proved difficult opponents on their home turf and ran out eventual winners.



17-Mar-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

It was a busy day today in Leitrim as we had competitions in Hurling, Handball and Ladies League:

[b]Hurling News:[/b]

Leitrims opener in the Allianz National Hurling League Div. 3A at home in Carrick ended in a draw as the hurlers finished Leitrim 1-09 0-12 Louth.

This was a good start to the League for Leitrim who are playing with a similar lineout to last years team.

[b]Handball News:[/b]

Competing today in the Senior Handball Championship final were Kiltubrid?s Noel Gill and Drumshanbo?s Martin Raftery. The game was played in the Mayflower in Drumshanbo and was a competitive affair with Martin Raftery winning the 2 games in a best of three competition. The results were 21 – 13 and 21 – 8.

Other awards presented at the Mayflower included the Connacht Novice B Doubles Handball Award which was won 2 weeks ago by Kiltubrids pairing of Niall Foley and James Gill (a brother of Senior finalist Noel Gill).

[b]Ladies Football:[/b]

Leitrim Ladies preformed in style to-day in Tuam to win their League game against Clare by 10 points. The final score was Clare 0-10 to Leitrims 3-11, the goal spree proving too much for the Clare Ladies.

Leitrim Team: Louise Loughlin, Amanda Sweeney, Maeve Quinn, Camilla McDonagh, Sharon Kerrigan, Mary McKeon, Eilis Quinn, Sarah McLoughlin, Emer McGlade, Clare Owens, Karen McGovern, Phillipa Maguire, Ann Marie Cox, Sinead Quinn, Anna Conlan.

Subs Used: Mairead Stenson, Naomi Faughnan, Teresa Mylott.



19-Feb-06 by Brendan Doyle

[b]Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz[/b]

All clubs are asked to send a team to the Seachtain na Gaeilge Quiz in Smyths Siopa Ol in Ballinamore on Friday 17 Feb. This very interesating quiz was great crack last year and this year we want to see more clubs involved. Starts at 9.30 with no entry fee but medals for the winners and they go on to a Connacht Final. The Connacht winners will be invited to Croke Park for the All Ireland Final on St Patricks day

[b]Gaeltacht Scholarships[/b]

Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering Gaeltacht Scholarships to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion an ghaeilge. Four scholarships will be awarded, two to under 14s and two to over 14s. The scholarships are valued at ?250 each. This scheme is open to registered and paid-up club members only, boys or girls. Anyone who received a scholarship in previous years is not eligible to apply again.

There will be an oral interview conducted before the end of February and the successful candidates make their own arrangements to attend a college of their choice. When they return they can claim their scholarship money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be had from any club R?na? or from Sean ? Suilleabh?in, Oifigeach Cult?ir agus Teanga, (071- 9644227)
Beidh na hiarratais freisin le fail i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae.
The closing date for applications is Saturday 18 February.



10-Feb-06 by Sean O Suilleabhain

It was a very successful Leitrim GAA Supporters night last night in Dublin as a large crowd attended to see the official launch of the Supporters Member pack and to get an update on various activities of Leitrim GAA. There were various speakers on the night including Dessie Dolan, Gerry McGovern, Eamonn Duignan and Packy McGarty.

Dessie Dolan, Senior and U21 Manager, gave a very detailed account of Leitrim?s exploits in the various competitions in 2005. He also outlined his plans for 2006 in terms of team development and the future direction of on field activities.

Gerry McGovern, Chairman – Leitrim County Board, gave a very enlightening overview of the two proposed developments which the County Board are committed to achieving. The first is the proposed Centre of Excellence located in Annaduff and the second is the erection of a 2,500 seater covered stand in P?irc Se?n Mac Diarmada. It is anticipated that both of these developments will start in the near future with the P?irc Se?n project on target for completion this year while Annaduff is currently subject to planning permission. Some funding has already been secured but Gerry appealed to supporters to give these two substantial projects their full backing and to assist in meeting the costs involved which are likely to reach ?5 million.

Eamonn Duignan, Chairman ? Leitrim Supporters Club Dublin, gave a very informative presentation on Tax Relief that is available to sponsors of Leitrim GAA. Various methods apply to the different employment categories, e.g. PAYE, Self-Employed, Corporate.

Finally, the surprise for the night was the guest of honour Packy McGarty who paid many compliments to the work of all concerned in Leitrim GAA and he then proceeded to officially launch the Supporters Member pack which includes the 2006 car sticker.

All speakers were very well received and much delight was shown by supporters on the progress to date and the bright outlook for the future both on and off the playing field.

Many thanks to Eamonn Duignan and Mike Feeney on their organisation of a very successful event.

Leitrim Supporters Packs are now available from any of the officers or if you wish you can become a member by using the online link on the left hand menu.



27-Jan-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The Dublin based Leitrim Supporters Club will hold its Annual Launch in The Herbert Park Hotel on Thursday 26th January at 8.30pm. All supporters are welcome.

Eamonn Duignan, Chairman, Leitrim Supporters Club (Dublin)



10-Jan-06 by Eamonn Duignan, Chairman, Leitrim Supporters Club

I d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year!




22-Dec-05 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

There is no change in the makeup of the GAC following last nights County Board Meeting held in Drumshanbo.

There were 8 nominations for the 5 posts but after all delegates had voted the 2005 committee members were re-elected to form the 2006 GAC committee.

2005 was one of the busiest years ever in Leitrim GAA with over 400 plus games played at all levels. As a result this committee is one of the busiest committees with 31 meetings held in 2005. Their work rate is evident in their ability to maintain a smooth flowing schedule of games based on a master fixture plan which was prepared last February.

The 2006 GAC Committee Members are:

Pat Feely – Glencar-Manor
Tom Guckian – St. Marys
James Holohan – Drumreilly
Sean McGovern – Cloone
John Mulvey – Ballinaglera



20-Dec-05 by Brendan Doyle – PRO