A very successful Convention was held yesterday in Carrick-on-Shannon at which all clubs were well represented.

The meeting went very smoothly and ended ahead of schedule with the Secretary, Treasurer and each Committee presenting their reports.

The Chairman Gerry McGovernÓgave an accurate and detailed account of activities both on and off the field during 2005. He thanked Club and County officers for their efforts during the past year. He also welcomed 2006 as a year in which much progress was planned especially in the construction of the new 2,500 seated stand in P?irc Sean and the development of the School of Excellence in Annaduff.

The list of officers elected is as follows:

President Sean Maxwell
Chairperson Gerry Mc Govern
Vice- chairman Peter Flynn
Secretary Declan Bohan
Ass. Sec John Keenan
Treasurer Jim Meehan
Ass. Treasurer John Mulvey
Dev. Officer P.J Meehan
Coaching Officer Thomas Keenan
Cultural Officer Sean O Suilleabhain
P.R.O Brendan Doyle
Connacht Council (2) Joe Flynn, Seamus Prior
Central Council Gerry Mahon



12-Dec-05 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The GAA National Coaching Conference – “Delivering a New Age for Gaelic Games ” – supported by Kelloggs, will take place on 3rd December 2005 at The Helix, Dublin City University.

Run in conjunction with the GAA Grassroots to National Programme (GNP), the Conference will offer 1,000 delegates attending an opportunity to access talks relating to key coaching issues in both football and hurling.

Included amongst those to speak at the Conference are Tyrone football Manager and 2005 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winner Mickey Harte, retired Meath Football Manager Sean Boylan, Former Wexford Hurling Manager Liam Griffith and Tipperary Senior Hurling Manager Babs Keating.

Also included in the line-up of speakers are GAA President Sean Kelly , RT? Sports Commentators Michael Lyster and Martin Brolly and GAA Head of Games Pat Daly. Talks on the day will be geared not only towards physical activity on the sporting field but also issues involving the psychology of sport. Talks such as Understanding the Psychological needs of children and Keeping Players Fresh – An All-Ireland Winning Perspective are included in the line-up.

According to Pat Daly, GAA Head of Games, “We are delighted to announce the comprehensive speaker line up for this years Conference. The program was devised following a survey of 540 coaches earlier this year. ”

In addition, those attending will be given the opportunity, throughout the day, to have their say by means of a wireless interactive polling system allowing the 1,000 delegates a unique opportunity to shape the new age for GAA games at the touch of a button.

Speaking at the launch, Stephen Twaddell, Managing Director, Kellogg?s Ireland said, “We are delighted to have been asked to support the GAA National Coaching Conference. Kellogg?s is committed to supporting the promotion of physical activity and has a history of encouraging consumers to live a balanced lifestyle by eating a healthy balanced diet combined with regular physical activity. Our national games touch the lives of families across the 32 counties of Ireland and the coaches are at the front line of contact with the thousands of children and adults who participate in either Gaelic Football or Hurling. We are delighted to support an initiative that supports these coaches and encourages communication to ensure the delivery of world class facilities, equipment and training and looks to the future of these great games. ”

Niall Moyna, Head of The School of Health and Human Performance at DCU said “The DCU GAA Club and Dublin City University are especially proud to be providing the location for this years GAA National Coaching Conference particularly as it coincides with our hosting of the Sigerson Cup. This conference is a significant departure for GAA sport in DCU. ”

The cost of attending the conference is E100. For further information on registering to attend the conference please telephone (01) 7007578 or log onto [link= “www.gaa.ie “]www.gaa.ie[/link].



15-Nov-05 by Paddy Reilly

It is with great regret that we record the death of one of our greatest gaels Cormac Mac Giolla R.I.P. A real GAA man Cormac loved all things associated with the GAA and held a special love for his native Donegal. As Cultural Officer of Leitrim GAA, he was the driving force behind Scór Liatroma and took special pride in the many All-Ireland Titles won by the county.

Cormac is survived by his wife Mary, son Fergal and daughters Nessa and Ailbhe; to whom all in Leitrim GAA offer our sincere sympathy. Ar dheis D? go raibh a h-anam d?lis.



26-Oct-05 by Sean McGoldrick

Cloone GAA club have re-launched their website under a new address. The new site is located at [link= “www.cloon GAA.net “]www.cloon GAA.net[/link] . The new site aims to keep users informed of all the happenings, results and fixtures for the club and should be a valuable information resource for Cloone people at home or abroad.



14-Jul-05 by IT Committee.

Over the last few days throughout Leitrim there are reports of a big demand for tickets for the Connacht Semi-final clash between Leitrim and Galway.

It looks like the live coverage on RTE is not deterring the faithful Green and Gold followers from the encounter against the Tribesmen in Salthill. This support, as Leitrim try and create a 16th man, will be a welcome encouragement to the team in what should be a very exciting event.

One long time Leitrim supporter had a major dilemma when he had to decide onÓgoing to a Neil Diamond concert in Dublin on Saturday evening and making it to Galway on Sunday in time for the game. His solution was simple – after some research and with no expense spared he has managed to get a seat on a private flight from Baldonnell to Carraroe airport – What a supporter !

– Come on the Green and Gold !



10-Jun-05 by

A reminder that our Live scores IT Initiative continues as we provide a typed commentary of the Galway game. As usual it will be broadcast live from this website on Sunday, June 12th. We will endevour to have action photos added to the Gallery during the event.

A link to the Live scores is located on the left hand menu. Hope to have you with us !



02-Jun-05 by Brendan Doyle – IT Committee

Leitrim GAA County Committee wish to sincerely thank each and everyone who contributed so generously to the Church Gate Collections within the county over the past two weekends, also thanking those who arranged and held the collections in each club area.



30-May-05 by County Committee

We ve added some more photos of last Sundays big day in Carrick. Click on the Photographs link on the left or [link= “www.leitrimgaa.ie/gallery/albums.php “]click here[/link]. Photos of both the Minor and Senior games were available.



26-May-05 by Brendan Doyle – IT Committee

Just to remind all supporters to pencil in 12th June when we will travel to Pearse Stadium, Salthill for Connaught Semi-Final showdown with Galway.



24-May-05 by

Leitrim County Committee wish to thank most sincerely all who organised last weekend?s Annual Golf Classic on behalf of Leitrim GAA in Miltown Co Dublin. The organising committee chaired by Barry Donnellan who have led this event over a long number of years deserve great credit. Thanks to all sponsors and those who participated. The Golf Classic was once again an outstanding success.



23-May-05 by Brendan Doyle

Don t forget that County Board IT committee are continuing with the very popular Live typed commentry via the county website for Sundays big game against Sligo.

This system was used during the Allianz League and proved to be a big success.

If you cannot make it to the game or if you have family or friends who are outside the broadcast area of the Local and National Stations then this service will keep them in touch.

Each score and all the main action as it happens is available online and its a free service!



16-May-05 by Brendan Doyle – IT Committee

The second annual Irish Examiner GAA President?s Awards ceremony will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on Sunday June 5th. The ceremony will be held in Cork as part of the city?s celebrations as the European Capital of Culture. The Awards are designed to recognise outstanding commitment and long time service to the GAA by acknowledging the achievements and dedication to the Association of individuals across the country. Nomination forms are available in the Irish Examiner and nominations can also be made online by email to presidentsawards@examiner.ie

The idea for an Awards scheme of this type arose from the work of the Social Awards Work Group under the Chairmanship of Jim Forbes. The awards will again be sponsored by the Irish Examiner and Work Group chairman Jim Forbes said, ?Whether on the field of play or through the involvement of our members at Club, County or Provincial Council level, the GAA has always been fortunate to possess outstanding individuals who have served the Association with distinction. We believe that the President?s awards are a wonderful opportunity to reward this type of contribution and I would encourage people to nominate those in their clubs who they feel might be worthy of such recognition.?

Closing date for receipt of nominations is Wednesday May 4th.

Further information is available from Jim Forbes at (086) 2664413.



27-Apr-05 by Sean McGoldrick