The location was the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon – The time was 7:00pm , and the event was the unveiling of the new Leitrim GAA Crest by Sean Osuileabh?in who was the main force behind the crest design.
SeanÓgave us a little history on the crests associated with Leitrim GAA over the years. The first crest used was that of the O Rourkes of Breifne which was replaced by the County Council crest about 1993/94. In the mean time there was another crest used by the media and this crest had a row of circles across the top and 3 wavy lines down through the centre of the shield styled edge.
Our new crest is the result of various submissions from the public and the new version is based on an idea by Adrian Smith (current Chairman of Sean O Heslins). Adrian has the skills to produce a computerised version that was worked on by himself and Sean. The map of our county is distinctive and was a must in the overall design. Glencar waterfall is used as a landmark representative of the north of the county while Sheemore represents the south. The GAA symbols of a football and hurley are used as is the fiddle which represents Scór.
The whole crest is encircled with a celtic rope and the name Liatroma is along the top in celtic font. The colours of green, yellow, white and a little blue are used throughout.
Many thanks to Adrian and Sean on producing a fine crest that will come to mean so much to followers of Leitrim GAA.
The new crest is registered and Leitrim GAA hold the exclusive copyright to the crest. The players and management will be presented with new training gear incorporating the new crest in the coming weeks. It will appear for the first time in competition on new style jerseys which will be worn for the Championship.
08-Feb-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO