A Level 1 SAQ Training Course will be held on tonight from 7pm till 10pm approx in the Community Centre, Carrick. The SAQ Foundation level is a pre-requisite for this course. SAQ – Speed, Agility and Quickness is the training technique which uses ladders, hurdles, grid poles and tag belts and is now used in some form by most sporting bodies.

The second part of this course will continue on next Friday evening, June 17th.



10-Jun-05 by Thomas Keenan – Coaching Officer

The following is the official Leitrim team to face Galway in the upcoming Connacht Football Semi-final on Sunday June 12th.

1. Cathal McCrannÓgortletteragh
2. Michael McGuinness Mohill
3. John McKeon Drumreilly
4. Dermot Reynolds St. Mary?s
5. Niall Gilbane Allen Gaels
6. Barry McWeeney Aughnasheelin
7. Shane Foley Kiltubrid
8. Christopher Carroll Kiltubrid
9. Gary McCloskey Bornacoola
10. Johnny Goldrick St. Mary?s
11. Barry Prior Aughawillan
12. Michael Foley Drumkeerin
13. James Glancy Glencar-Manorhamilton
14. Colin Regan Melvin Gaels
15. Declan Maxwell Droim Raghallaigh

16. Gareth Phelan Melvin Gaels
17. Daniel Beck Mohill
18. Barry Butler St. Mary?s
19. Darren DuignanÓgortletteragh
20. Brendan Guckian Annaduff
21. Ciaran Kennedy Mohill
22. Dermot Kennedy Gortletteragh
23. James McGowan St. Mary?s
24. David McHugh Annaduff
25. Dara McKiernan Kiltubrid
26. Gabriel Prior Aughnasheelin
27. Cathal QuinnÓgortletteragh
28. Donal Brennan Cloone



09-Jun-05 by PRO

The Leitrim team management will announce the team to face Galway at 8:00pm on this website.



09-Jun-05 by PRO

Leitrim U-16 training will be held in Annaduff on Saturday 11th June 2005, starting at 2pm.

Please find below the bus routes and times:
North Leitrim Bus (Feehily?s buses, Manorhamilton )
Manorhamilton 12:30
Dromahaire 12:40
Drumkeerin 12:55
Drumshanbo 1:15
Ck-onShannon 1:25
Jamestown 1:35

South Leitrim Buses (Wrynn?s buses, Ballinamore)
Ballinamore 12:30
Aughnasheelin 12:30
Drumreilly 12:40
Carrigallen 12:50
Cloone 1:10
Mohill 1:10
Bornacoola 1:20

Please contact Derek Kelleher (087 6624918) or Kevin Ludlow (087 8132242) with any questions regarding these arrangements.



07-Jun-05 by U16 Management

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 U-16 training will be held in Annaduff on Saturday 4th June 2005, starting at 2pm.

Please find below the Bus routes and times:
North Leitrim Bus ( Feehily?s Buses Manorhamilton)
Manorhamilton 12:30
Dromahaire 12:40
Drumkeerin 12:55
Drumshanbo 1:15
Carrick on Shannon 1:25
Jamestown 1:35

South Leitrim Buses (Wrynn?s Buses Ballinamore)
Ballinamore 12:30
Aughnasheelin 12:30
Drumreilly 12:40
Carrigallen 12:50
Cloone 1:10
Mohill 1:10
Bornacoola 1:20

Please contact Derek Kelleher (087 6624918) or Kevin Ludlow (087 8132242) with any questions regarding these arrangements.



31-May-05 by U16 Management

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

An Inter-Club challenge game shall be sanctioned by County Committee/s, Provincial Council/s or Central Council. Sanction must be obtained from County Committee where teams are from the one county.

Sanction must be obtained from the Provincial Council where the teams are from two or more Counties. Sanctions must be obtained from the County Committees, from the Provincial Council Committees, from Central Council where teams are from two or more provinces.

Teams playing Challenge Games shall make application to the appropriate authority/authorities in such time as to have permissionÓgranted or otherwise (5) Five Days prior to the date of the fixture. Application must be in writing or by e-mail. The following details shall be included within the application:
The venue;
The name of the neutral referee and at least two other match officials. The referee shall be on the current and recognised list of referees, from the County/Provincial/National list as appropriate. The referee?s match report shall be submitted to the appropriate authority within seven days of the fixture.

The above rules are applicable to Juvenile Challenge games for players in the under fourteen age group or over. Blitz type games are recommended fro players under fourteen years of age.

Failure to comply with any of the above rules nullifies participation in the Insurance Scheme.

Players and Clubs participating will be liable for suspension under Rule 136.



25-May-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer

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

Bank of Ireland Connacht Football Championship

Leitrim 1-11 Sligo 0-9

A terrific second half performance from a young Leitrim team propelled the county into a Connacht semi-final meeting with Galway on June 12th as Leitrim recorded their first championship win in Pairc Sean since 1991 amid scenes of much jubilation.

Inspired by their outstanding full back line, and Drumreillys John Mc Keon in particular, Leitrim delivered their finest performance in many years to cause the first upset of the 2005 championship. Although Sligo had travelled South on the back of a poor league campaign, their recent championship form and a string of impressive results in challenge games, suggested that Dessie Dolans inexperienced charges would be no match for a team that included All Star Eamon O Hara at midfield and players such as John Mc Partland, Gerry Mc Gowan and Mark Brehony who had starred on the national stage in recent years.

Indeed the game seemed to be following the expected script as Sligo dominated long periods of the first half and led by 0-6 to 0-2 with just a couple of minutes to go to half time. In truth they should have been much further ahead, but a string of bad wides in the difficult conditions (ten in all) was to prove their ultimate undoing. The attendance of 9,548 had seen Leitrim struggle for most of the opening period as Sligo won a lot of ball in the middle third of the pitch and the home side struggled to find their feet. A James Glancy point from play and a free from Michael Foley were Leitrims sole rewards for thirty minutes of endeavour, but when Declan Maxwell finally received the type of ball that had frustrated Roscommon in Leitrims last league outing, the game was turned on its head.

Leitrims best period of the half started in the 32nd minute when Maxwell won the ball brilliantly in front of Noel Maguire and kicked right footed over the Sligo bar. Two minutes later, the ball was in his hands again and his precise pass to Johnny Goldrick gave the Carrick man a one on one chance against the Sligo keeper from an exceptionally difficult angle. All of Carrick inhaled as Goldrick pulled the trigger and brilliantly found the net to send the huge home support wild. It was a goal of much class and sent the teams to the dressing room on level terms as Leitrim suddenly began to believe.

Leitrim went on to dominate the second half for long periods, but initially struggled to find their shooting boots and with much less possession, Sligo found themselves two points to the good with twenty minutes remaining. But you always sensed that this was to be Leitrims day and we finally saw this Leitrim team kick into overdrive in the last quarter of an hour. The introduction of Gortleterraghs Darren Duignan was the catalyst as he kicked two superb scores that seemed to inspire those around him.

With quality ball now finding Maxwell on a regular basis, the Sligo defence simply couldn t handle the Drumreilly man and two further points from him, two more from James Glancy and a brace of frees from Michael Foley sent thousands of ecstatic Leitrim supporters Scórrying on to the pitch as the referee brought the curtain down on a terrific Leitrim performance.

Its now on to Pearse Stadium in three weeks time and while Leitrim have much to work on between now and then, the fighting spirit and never say die attitude of this bunch of players will give Leitrim supporters great hope ahead of their meeting with the Tribesmen.

Leitrim: Cathal Mc Crann, Michael Mc Guinness, John Mc Keon, Dermot Reynolds, Niall Gilbane, Barry Mc Weeney, Shane Foley, Chris Carroll, Gary Mc Closkey, Johnny Goldrick (1-0), Barry Prior, Michael Foley (0-3f), James GLancy (0-3), Colin Regan, Declan Maxwell (0-3). Subs: Darren Duignan (0-2) for Gilbane.



23-May-05 by Lovely Leitrim