Leitrim GAA wishes to convey its sincerest sympathies to two separate families which have been associated with sponsorship of our activities and have suffered recent bereavements.

To the Dolan family of the Bush Hotel, Ck-on-Shannon, long-time and recent main sponsor of Leitrim GAA we extend our sympathies on the death of Martin Dolan, formerly of Cortober, Ck-on-Shannon, who died on June 25th in China. Martin’s Funeral Mass took place today, July 27th at 12 noon in St. Michael’s Church, Drumlion, Carrick-on-Shannon followed by burial of Ashes in Ardcarne Cemetery.

Heartfelt sympathies to his wife Irina, daughter Naomi, brothers Jim, Joe & David, sister Marion, extended family and friends.

To the McCartin Family, Newtowngore, we extend our sympathies on the death of Ann McCartin on July 26th. Her son John, Newtowngore Engineering, is the sponsor of the Leitrim Under 17 Competitions over the past two seasons. Anne will be missed by her husband Joe, son John, daughter-in-law Edel, grandchildren Olwyn, Eábha, Doireann, John and Tiernan, her sister Marie McCartin, brother Eamon, brother-in-law Tommy, sister-in-law May, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

https://rip.ie/death-notice/anne-mccartin-newtowngore-leitrim/394429

Ar Dheis Dé go raibh siad.

Today is the 25th Anniversary of Leitrim GAA’s Greatest Day, the day we captured the Connacht SFC title in Hyde Park. To mark this historic occasion, the Leitrim Observer has produced a 24-page pull-out which is a must-have edition with pictures and articles that help to relive a date that is etched in the memory of those who were lucky enough to witness it. Enjoy the read and well done to John Connolly, Philip Rooney, Fiona Heavy and Willie Donnellan and the staff of the Leitrim Observer for an excellent publication.

CCC Liatroma has publicised the schedule of group matches for the Connacht Gold SFC, Smith Monumentals IFC and Vistamed JFC A and B. Competitions commence on Friday, July 26th as the 2018 County Senior Champions Aughawillan face-off with Aughnasheelin in Cloone at 8.30pm. CCC has also made it clear that in order to facilitate people booking time off from work etc. there can be no deviation from this schedule. Games on Friday nights will be fixed for 8.30 pm in Cloone. Saturday games will be fixed for 5.30 pm and 7 pm up to quarter-final stage. Sunday games will be fixed for 12 noon, 1.30 pm and 5 pm.

Fri 26th July
SFC
Aughawillan v Aughnasheelin
Sat 27th July
IFC
Ballinaglera v  Aughvas
Eslin v Kiltubrid
Annaduff v Drumkeerin
SFC
St Marys v Allen Gaels
Gortletteragh v Drumreilly
Dromahaire v Ballinamore
Fenagh v Glencar-Manor
Melvin Gaels v Mohill
Sun 28th July
IFC
Glenfarne/Kilty v Bornacoola
Ballinamore v Leitrim Gaels
Carrigallen v Cloone
JFCA
Melvin Gaels v Aughawillan
St Marys v Glencar-Manor
Drumkeerin v Annaduff
Gortletteragh v Kiltubrid
Thurs 1st Aug
SFC
Aughnasheelin v St Marys
Fri 2nd Aug
SFC
Glencar-Manor v Gortletteragh
Sat 3rd Aug
SFC
Mohill v Fenagh
Melvin Gaels v Drumreilly
Allen Gaels v Dromahaire
Ballinamore v Aughawillan
IFC
Drumkeerin v Carrigallen
Leitrim Gaels v Annaduff
Bornacoola v Eslin
Aughavas v Glenfarne/Kilty
Sun 4th Aug
IFC
Cloone v Ballinamore
Kiltubrid v Ballinaglera
JFCB
Mohill v Fenagh
Aughavas v St Marys
Glencar-Manor v Bornacoola
Leitrim Gaels v Ballinamore
Fri 9th Aug
SFC
Fenagh v Drumreilly
Sat 10th Aug
SFC
Mohill v Glencar-Manor
Melvin Gaels v Gortletteragh
Aughawillan v Dromahaire
Ballinamore v St Marys
IFC
Drumkeerin v Cloone
Leitrim Gaels v Carrigallen
Ballinaglera v Eslin
Aughavas v Bornacoola
Sun 11th Aug
IFC
Kiltubrid v Glenfarne/Kilty
Annaduff v Ballinamore
SFC
Aughnasheelin v Allen Gaels
JFCA
Kiltubrid v Aughawillan
Drumkeerin v Carrigallen
Glencar-Manor v Mohill
Gortletteragh v Melvin Gaels
Sat 17th Aug
JFCA
Gortletteragh v Aughwillan
St Marys v Mohill
Annaduff v Carrigallen
Kiltubrid v Melvin Gaels
JFCB
St Marys v Mohill
Fenagh v Aughavas
Ballinamore v Glencar-Manor
Bornacoola v Leitrim Gaels
Fri 23rd Aug
SFC
St Marys v Aughawillan
Sat 24th Aug
SFC
Fenagh v Melvin Gaels
Glencar-Manor v Drumreilly
Allen Gaels v Ballinamore
Dromahaire v Aughnasheelin
IFC
Eslin v Aughavas
Bornacoola v Kiltubrid
Carrigallen v Annaduff
Glenfarne/Kilty v Ballinaglera
Sun 25th Aug
SFC
Gortletteragh v Mohill
IFC
Ballinamore v Drumkeerin
Cloone v Leitrim Gaels
Sat 31st Aug
JFCA SF
JFCB
Bornacoola v Ballinamore
Leitrim Gaels v Glencar-Manor
St Marys v Fenagh
Mohill v Aughavas
Sat 7th Sept
SFC
Gortletteragh v Fenagh
Ballinamore v Aughnasheelin
Drumreilly v Mohill
Aughawillan v Allen Gaels
Melvin Gaels v Glencar-Manor
Dromahaire v St Marys
Sun 8th Sept
IFC
Annaduff v Cloone
Eslin v Glenfarne/Kilty
Ballinamore v Carrigallen
Kiltubrid v Aughavas
Leitrim Gaels v Drumkeerin
Ballinaglera v Bornacoola

Leitrim GAA wishes to pass on its sympathies to the family of the late Fr Joe Dolan, St. Columban’s, Dalgan Park, Navan and late of Aughnasheelin, Co. Leitrim, who passed to his eternal reward on Sunday 7th July 2019. Joe was former Leitrim footballer and played with Leitrim in the Connacht Championship of 1959, one of the many years of that era that Leitrim reached the Connacht Championship Final. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Full funeral details can be found here

The Leitrim Under 20 Panel to play Roscommon in The Connacht Under 20 Football Championship in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada has been named. The match throws in at 7pm and there has to be a result on the evening. Best wishes to all concerned and here’s hoping for great support for the lads.

Ainm(Béarla) Club
1 Yann Le Guen Achadh an Mhuilinn
2 Fintan Earley Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
3 Liam Rowley (JC) Maothail
4 Shaun Chandler (JC) Gaeil Liatroma
5 Sea Harkin Maothail
6 Conor O Dwyer Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
7 Riordan O Rourke Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
8 Aaron Hoare Achadh na Síleann
9 Jack Gilheaney Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
10 Ciaran Cullen Achadh na Síleann
11 Mark Diffley Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
12 Paul Keaney Noamh Muire Cill Tochairt
13 Jordan Reynolds Maothail
14 Tom Prior Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir
15 James Clancy Naomh Pádraig Droim Dá Thiar
16 Sean Reynolds Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
17 Evan Harkin Maothail
18 Mark Keegan Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
19 Cathal McHugh Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir
20 Dylan Maguire Droim Óir Bhéalaigh
21 Oisin Bohan Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
22 Diarmuid Kellegher Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
23 Jack Barnes Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
24 Ruairi Sheridn Gleann an Chairthe Cluainin
25 Peter Prior Droim Óir Bhéalaigh
26 Diarmuid McKiernan Cill Tiobraid
27 Colin Moran Gaeil na hAilne
28 David O Connell Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
Bainisteoir Joe Cox
Roghnóirí Michael Moyles
Anthony Conway
Ronan O Rourke

 

At yesterday’s 2019 Connacht Senior Football Championship Final, the guests of honour were the members of the 1994 Leitrim Senior Football Panel, management team and back-room staff. Connacht GAA Council were honouring them on the Silver Jubilee occasion of that historic victory over Mayo which occurred on July 24th, 1994, a day which brought such joy to all Leitrim people at home and abroad. The players and management were introduced to the crowd between the two matches at Salthill, and were later feted at a function at the Galway Bay Hotel, where they were introduced by County Secretary of the time, Tommy Moran, and presented with crystal momentoes to commemorate the historic landmark of landing Leitrim’s second Connacht Championship and bridging a gap of 67 years back to the only other Senior Championship success of 1927.

Back Row Left to right: Ollie Honeyman (Selector), Frank Darcy (Dublin Trainer), Joe Reynolds (Selector), Brendan Guckian, Thomas Quinn, Donal Smith, Brian Duignan, Martin Prior, Martin McGlynn (representing Colin McGlynn), Brian Breen, Liam Conlon, Martin McHugh, Paul Kieran, Pat Donohoe, George Dugdale, Mickey Quinn, Seamus Quinn and Noel Moran.

Front Row Left to Right: Padraig McLoughlin, Killian McLoughlin, Ciaran Mahon, Aiden Holohan, Fergal Reynolds, John O Mahony (Manager), Declan Darcy (Captain), Joe Honeyman, Aiden Rooney, Gerry Flanagan, Padraig Kenny.

Jason Ward, a member of that panel, was unavoidably absent on Sunday but had met with the players on Saturday night, and Colin McGlynn was on holidays in the USA.

On Sunday, journalist Tommy Conlon, a native of Ballinamore and brother of team member Liam Conlon, wrote a fine piece in the day’s Sunday Independent, which captured the essence of the achievement that was 1994. You can read the article here

Leitrim GAA wishes to convey its sincere sympathies to the family of the late Oliver Casserly, Ballgawley, Co Sligo and formerly Bornacoola, Co Leitrim, who passed to his eternal reward on Thursday last, following a short illness. Oliver was a great Leitrim supporter over the years and was a staunch member of the Sligo Branch of the Leitrim GAA Supporters Club. He worked extremely hard in his promotion of all Leitrim GAA fundraising in the greater Sligo area and indeed beyond over many years and shared and enjoyed in our greatest days in the 1990’s and indeed the Connacht Championship win of 1994 was a great source of pride for Oliver in his adopted county. It is particularly poignant that on the very day that the Leitrim heroes of 1994 will be honoured at the Connacht SFC Final 25th Anniversary, Oliver will be laid to rest in Sligo.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Noeleen, children Sarah, Emma, Colm and Jane, and his thirteen grandchildren, sons-in-law Ciaran, Conor and Kevin and daughter-in-law Noreen, sisters-in-law Mary, Joan and Patricia (RIP) and brothers-in-law Gerard, Joseph (RIP) and Nicholas (RIP), neighbours, relatives and friends.

Remains reposing at his family home on Saturday, 15th June, 4-9 pm. Funeral Mass on Sunday, 16th June, at 4pm in The Church of the Assumption, Sooey, with burial afterwards in Sooey Cemetery. House private on Sunday morning.

Family flowers only, donations in lieu, if desired, to Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation C/o McGowan Funeral Directors, Dromod. Donation box in Church.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dìlis

Please note there will be a one way traffic system in operation to family home with entrance from Ballygawley Cross. Follow directional signs.

 

 

The Leitrim team to play Wicklow on Saturday’s All Ireland Football Championship Qualifier Round 1 clash in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada is as follows:

Ainm(Béarla) Club
1 Cathal McCrann Gortleitreach
2 Paddy Maguire Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainín
3 Micheal McWeeney (C) Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
4 Aidan Flynn Gaeil Liatroma
5 Conor Reynolds Eanach Dubh
6 Mark Plunkett Achadh an Mhuilinn
7 Raymond Mulvey Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
8 Oisin Mc Caffrey Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
9 Shane Moran Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
10 Domhnaill Flynn Maothail
11 Sean McWeeney Achadh na Síleann
12 Shane Quinn Maothail
13 Evan Sweeney Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainín
14 Pearce Dolan Achadh an Mhuilinn
15 Ryan O Rourke Naomh Caillin, Fíonach

Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada is the place to be on Bank Holiday Monday, June 3rd, as the LGFA Leitrim Under 14 Finals take place at the venue. A feast of football is promised as four finals are played to conclude this season’s Under 14 Competitions commencing at 2.30pm. The full line up is as follows:

15-a-side Shield Final 2.30pm

Dromahair St Patrick’s v St. Joseph’s

11-a-side Championship Final 4.00pm

Fenagh St Caillin’s v Kiltubrid

13-a-side Championship Final 5.30pm

Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s v St Brigid’s

15-a-side Championship Final 7.00pm

Glencar/Manorhamilton v St. Mary’s Kiltoghert

The 2019 Leitrim Under 20 Team makes its first competitive appearance tomorrow evening, Wednesday, May 22nd, as they face Sligo in Kent Park at 8pm in the first round of the Philly McGuinness Memorial Cup. The matches in this competition, which is a developmental tournament, will serve as a warm-up for the Connacht Under 20 Championship which throws in towards the end of June.

Fixtures

Round 1 Sligo v Leitrim 8pm Wednesday, May 22nd at Kent Park, Sligo

Round 2 Longford v Leitrim 7pm Tuesday, May 28th at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford

Round 3 Leitrim v Fermanagh 1pm Saturday, June 1st Venue TBC

Match Day Panel Leitrim v Sligo

Foireann Peile Faoi 20  Liatroma 
Ainm(Béarla) Club
1 Yann Le Guen Achadh an Mhuilinn
2 Evan Harkin Maothail
3 Fintan Earley Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
4 Shaun Chandler Gaeil Liatroma
5 Sea Harkin Maothail
6 Liam Rowley Maothail
7 Paul Keaney Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
8 Aaron Hoare Achadh na Síleann
9 Ciaran Cullen Achadh na Síleann
10 Jack Barnes Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
11 Riordan O Rourke Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
12 Mark Diffley Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
13 Tom Prior Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir
14 David O Connell Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
15 Diarmuid Kellegher Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
16 Ruairi Sheridn Gleann an Chairthe Cluainin
17 Peter Prior Droim Óir Bhéalaigh
18 Cathal McHugh Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir
19 Mark Keegan Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
20 Conor O Dwyer Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
21 Dylan Maguire Droim Óir Bhéalaigh
22 Colin Moran Gaeil na hAilne
23 Oisin Bohan Noamh Muire Cill Tochairt
24 James Clancy Naomh Pádraig Droim Dá Thiar
25 Jordan Reynolds Maothail
26 Sean Reynolds Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt
27 Oisín McLoughlin Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
28 Jack Gilheaney Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach
Bainisteoir Joe Cox
Roghnóirí Michael Moyles
Anthony Conway
Ronan O Rourke

If you are considering sending your child to a Kelloggs Cúl Camp in Leitrim this summer, then you are advised, that if you wish for the gear that is associated with the camps to be delivered to you in advance of the camp start date, then the closing date for registration is Wednesday next, May 22nd. the link to the booking page is located here

Saturday, May 18th at Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada

Boys Division 6 Shield Final 9.30am

Drumlea NS v Drumeela NS

Girls Division 4 Shield 9.30am

St Hugh’s NS, Dowra v Ardvarney NS

Boys Division 6 League Final 10.15am

Largy NS v St Hugh’s NS, Dowra

Boys Division 5 Shield Final 10.15am

SN Gael Scoil Chluainín v Glenfarne NS

Boys Division 5 League Final 11am

Aughawillan NS v Aughnasheelin NS

Boys Division 4 League Final 11am

Bornacoola NS v Diffreen NS

Girls Division 4 League Final 12 noon

Aughnasheelin Ns v Glenfarne NS

Boys Division 4 Shield Final 12noon

Ardvarney NS v Killenumerry NS

Boys Division 2 League Final 1pm

Fenagh NS v Ballinamore NS

Girls Division 1 League Final 2pm

Ballinamore NS v Drumcong NS

Boys Division 3 Shield Final 3pm

Kilnagross NS v Gortletteragh NS

Girls Division 2 League Final 4pm

Gortletteragh NS v St Caillin’s NS, Fenagh

Girls Division 1 Shield Final 5pm

St Joseph’s NS, Leitrim v Drumshanbo NS

Boys Division 1 Shield Final 6pm

SN Gaelscoil Liatroma v Drumshanbo NS

Boys Division 1 League Final 7pm

St Joseph’s NS, Leitrim v Annaduff NS

There remain two outstanding finals, below, will be played at a later date due to the unavailability of Scoil Mhuire NS, Ck-on-Shannon, on Saturday next.

Girls Division 2 Shield Final

Scoil Mhuire NS, Ck-on-Shannon v SN Gaelscoil Liatroma

Boys Division 2 Shield Final

Scoil Mhuire Ns, Ck-on-Shannon v Drumlease NS