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Vhi GAA Cul Camps 2008
Our Vhi GAA cul camps for 2008 conclude this week, with camps ongoing in Drumkeerin, Fenagh & Leitrim Village. Numbers attending the camps were very good again last week in Dromahair, Aughavas & Gortletteragh.

Hurling Camp.
Leitrim coaching & games will conduct a hurling camp in Manorhamilton for three days commencing on Monday next 28/07 at 10.00 am in the Bee park. Children can register on the morning of the camp. Cost for first member of a family is €20, with a €10 cost for additional members of the same family.

U-15 Development Squad.
The next session for this squad will be held in Kiltubrid GAA grounds on Monday evening next 28/07 commencing at 7.00pm. Only players who have been contacted over the past week by the squad management are required to attend. Bus details as follows. Kinlough 5.30, Manorhamilton 5.50, Drumkeerin 6.10, Drumshanbo 6.25, Kiltubrid 6.40.
Ballinamore 5.00, Carrigallen 5.15, Aughavas 5.30, Cloone 5.40, Mohill 5.50, Masonite 6.00, Ck-on-Shannon 6.10, Leitrim 6.20, Kiltubrid 6.40.

U-16 Development Squad.
On Wednesday evening last our under 16 squad won the Fr. Manning shield competition by beating Longford 1-08 to 2-04 in the final played in Longford Slashers complex. Leitrim seemed to be cruising to an easy victory when leading by seven points nearing the final whistle but two late Longford goals made for a very tense final few minutes. Well done to Martin McGowan and his management team and to the panel on being the first recipients of the George OToole shield.

This Saturday 26/07 the squad head to Tubbercurry to take part in phase one of the Ted Webb cup. Leitrim are grouped with Sligo and teams from Mayo & Galway in this blitz phase, with the top two teams progression to phase two in Ballyhaunis on Monday 04/08.

Connacht "Play & Stay" day.
Four Leitrim clubs took part in the first Connacht "play and stay day" in Croke park on Thursday last. Sean OHeslins, Glencar Manorhamilton, Gortletteragh & Mohill under twelve teams got the chance to play a series of Go-Games blitz against teams from Roscommon and Sligo. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves and look forward to seeing them back in Croke park in years to come. Congrats also to Barry McPadden from Drumkeerin who was one of the young referees on duty for the morning session. We hope he enjoyed the experience.



23-Jul-08 by Thomas Keenan