A very successful Leitrim GAA Supporters night was held last night in Dans Tavern, Garrycastle, Athlone. MC for the night was Tommy Moran and present on was Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan. The organising committee Gerry Duignan, JohnÓgibbons and Jim Keaney put a lot of work into the night and the committee successfully raised over ?1000 for Leitrim GAA. Many thanks to the committee, to all those people from the midlands and those further a field who showed their support on the night.

 

 

04-Mar-05 by Sean McGoldrick – PRO

Leitrim U18 Player makes Aussie rules panel.

Adrian Fowley from Dromahaire who is still a minor next year has made the panel for the U18 Compromise rules. Word has it that Adrian is in with a great chance of the full back roll when Ireland play the Aussies later in the year.

 

 

02-Mar-05 by Brendan Doyle

19 Leitrim Senior Clubs will participate in the Senior championship of 2005. The draw has provided us with some very appetising fixtures with Group 1 the much talked about Group of Death . Group 2 have 4 teams while Annaduff are inÓgroup 4 and have already been touted as favourites in that group by Ex-County Board Chairman Michael McGowan.

The Groups are as follows:

Group 1
St. Marys
Allen Gaels
Aughavas
Glencar/Manor
Kiltubrid

Group 2
Cloone
Bornacoola
Sean O Heslins
Drumkeerin

Group 3
Gortletteragh
Glenfarne/Kilty
Mohill
Aughawillan
Drumreilly

Group 4
Melvin Gaels
Annaduff
Carrigallen
Fenagh-St.Caillins
Ballinaglera

 

 

28-Feb-05 by Sean McGoldrick – PRO

After a hugely successful series that saw DublinÓget the fight of their life, the Underdogs are back with a vengeance and this year they will be going up against Kerry. Mícheál Ó Muirchearthaigh is joining the panel of selectors and, along with Jarlath Burns (Armagh) & Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Kerry), will be training the lads throughout the year.

Anyone who has never played senior county football at league or championship level is Underdog material. They will be offered the chance of a lifetime. A chance to be trained by three legends of the game. A chance to take on a senior county side and a chance to show their county what they’ve been missing!

Provincial trials will be held over four Saturdays in the months of May and June, with the Connacht trial being held in Hyde Park, Roscommon, on Saturday 19th June. Anyone interested in applying for the Underdogs must do so on TG4’s website. All details must be filled out in full, and if your application is successful, a member of the Underdogs production team will contact you with more details.

 

 

06-May-04 by Paddy Reilly

The 2004 Leitrim GAA Supporters Club draw was held last Friday night, with a Galwayman picking up the top prize of €3,000. Full list of winners is as follows:

  • €3,000: Michael O’Mahony, Claregalway, Co. Galway
  • €1,000: Noel McGowan, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim
  • 28″ Colour TV: Kenneth Teevan, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan
  • All-Ireland Weekend: Philip McGowan, Kinlough, Co. Leitrim
  • Weekend Break: Charles Canning, Longford
  • €200: T.P. McLoughlin, Fenagh, Co. Leitrim
  • €200: Mel McLoughlin, Ballinaglera, Co. Leitrim
  • DVD Player: Pauric Gilbride, Kiltoghert, Co. Leitrim
  • €100: Avril Cox, Loughrea, Co. Galway
  • €100: Anna Mae & Charlie Kelly, Aughawillan, Co. Leitrim
  • €100: James McCaffery, Aughnasheelin, Co. Leitrim
  • Meal (Mitchell’s): Sr. Antonio Monaghan, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
  • Meal (Glancy’s): Jimmy Mulvey, Kintogher, Sligo
  • Meal (Commercial): Ann McGriskin, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
  • Meal (Bush): Enda Horan, Kiltubrid, Co. Leitrim

Thanks to all those who bought or sold tickets and a special word of thanks to those who generously sponsored prizes.

 

 

01-Apr-04 by Paddy Reilly

The 2004 Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Draw was launched recently with a top prize of €3000, along with numerous other wonderful prizes.

The full list of prizes are as follows:

  • €3,000 (sponsored by Kevin Quinn and Jimmy’s Bar & Restaurant)
  • €1,000 (sponsored by Joe Laydon)
  • 28″ colour TV (sponsored by Mohill Hardware)
  • All-Ireland Hurling weekend break in the Skylon Hotel (sponsored by the McNiffe Hotel Group) plus 2 All-Ireland Hurling Final tickets (sponsored by Leitrim GAA County Committee)
  • Weekend break for 2 at Glenview Cottages (sponsored by Brian and Theresa Kennedy)
  • €200 (sponsored by Aoife Gorman)
  • €200 (sponsored by Gerry Murray)
  • D.V.D. player (sponsored by Berney Crossan Electrical)
  • €100 (sponsored by Gerry O’Rourke)
  • €100 (sponsored)
  • €100 (sponsored)
  • Meal for two in Mitchell’s Restaurant, Carrigallen (sponsored by Pat and Yvonne Mitchell)
  • Meal for two at Glancy’s Restaurant, Glenfarne (sponsored by Glancy’s Restaurant)
  • Meal for two at Commercial Hotel, Ballinamore (sponsored by Freddie and Mary Walsh)
  • Meal for two at the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon (sponsored by Joe and David Dolan)

    Anybody wishing to join the Leitrim GAA Supporters Club for 2004 should send their name, address, phone number and a cheque, postal order or bank draft for €30.00 to one of the following:

  • Gerry McGovern, Annaugh, Cloone, Co. Leitrim
  • Jim Meehan, Dromahaire, Co. Leitrim
  • Seamus Gallagher, Corry, Drumkeerin, Co. Leitrim.

     

     

    01-Mar-04 by Paddy Reilly

  • Leitrim GAA County Board has voiced it’s support of the campaign to prevent Leitrim being split into two separate constituencies.

    County Chairman Michael McGowan said that while the GAA are a strictly non-political organisation, “we don’t see this as a political issue. We see football as a binding force in the county and it is very important that we have the identity of a single county”.

    Should the proposed changes happen, north Leitrim would join Sligo and south Leitrim would join Roscommon to form two new constituencies. McGowan added that he had spent his life “trying to unite north Leitrim and south Leitrim and we will not allow this”.

    Anybody wishing to voice their opposition to this decision can do so by e-mailing their name and address to giveleitrimbackitsTD@eircom.net.

     

     

    25-Feb-04 by Paddy Reilly