Donal Wrynn played in his first senior handball competion last weekend The JohnÓgaffney Memorial 40×20.

The first tourmant of the year had the top players in the country taking part with Donal up against last years winner Robbie McCarthy in his first match. McCarthy who was hot favourite, having only lost one final last year The All-Ireland 40×20 to Paul brady, cemented his status defeating Donal 21-6, 21-5 and went on to win the tournament for the second year in a row. 

Although the scoreline dosnt reflect it, this was a good result for Donal as he starts the transition to the Senior ranks, 



14-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Leitrim Ladies are hosting the brilliant Seamus ORourke play For Club & County in the Mayflower Drumshanbo at 8pm on Saturday the 19th of January. Tickets are €15 and they are available from all Ladies Clubs in the County or contact or call Ladies PRO Clare Noone on 0872747096



13-Jan-13 by Leitrim Ladies

Leitrim Captaincy

Emlyn Mulligan has the honour of captaining the Leitrim senior footballers for the 2013 season. 

A key figure in Melvin Gaels county championship victory in 2012, Emlyn has recently transferred to the St Brigid’s Club in Dublin, but his heart is firmly set on success for Leitrim in the coming year.  His first ambition is to lead the county to promotion in the Allianz National League, in preparation for the Connacht Championship encounter against New York in gaelicPark. 

For the past number of years Emlyn has been among the county’s top scorers and featured in the top ten nationally in 2012.  He has thankfully recovered from a number of injuries that had threatened to curtail his playing career. 

Wayne McKeon of the Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s Club takes up the mantle of Vice Captain and has the tigerish leadership qualities befitting the role.

We wish Emlyn, Wayne and the Leitrim team and management every success in the 2013 season.    



08-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Allianz Football League Roinn 4


03.02.2013 (Sun) 2pm

Round 1

14:00 Luimneach v Liatroim


10.02.2013 (Sun) 2pm

Round 2

14:00 Liatroim v An Clár


03.03.2013 (Sun) 2pm

Round 3

14:00 Ceatharlach v Liatroim


10.03.2013 (Sun) 2.30pm

Round 4

14:30 Liatroim v Uíbh Fhailí


16.03.2013 (Sat) 2pm

Round 5

14.00 Liatroim v Port Láirge


24.03.2013 (Sun) 2pm

Round 6

Tiobraid Árann v Liatroim


07.04.2013 (Sun) 3pm

Round 7

15:00 Liatroim v Londain










07-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

The County Finals of Scór na nÓg took place last Saturday 5th January in St Marys Hall Carrick on Shannon. The county finalists took to the stage to give their best polished performance to an eager audience and most importantly the judges. Kathy Butler, Naomh Muire hosted the afternoons competition as Bean an Tí. Medals were proudly presented to the winners by Joe Flynn, Chairperson of Leitrim County Board, a great ambassador for Scór for many years. It was also a history making evening with a first win in figure dance for the Mohill club. a first win in instrumental music for St Marys, and a record 13th consecutive win for Fenagh in rince set. The Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana was won by Mohill club.

The Leitrim County Title Winners are as follows:

Rince Foirne: Mohill
Amhranaíocht Aonair: Paula Kiernan Carrigallen
Ceol Uirlise: St Marys
Aithriseoireacht: Grace Reilly Sean OHeslins
Bailéad Ghrúpa: St Marys
Trath na gCeist: Bornacoola
Nuachleas: Aughnasheelan
Rince Seit: Fenagh Naomh Caillin

The winners proceed to the Connacht Finals in The Travellers Friend, Castlebar, Co Mayo on Saturday the 26th January at 3pm. Wishing all of the clubs the very best of Luck.

lost and found: 2 pairs of trainers – one white, one blue left behind in the hall, 1 o2 SIM card lost in the main hall and 1 phone lost backstage should anyone have picked it up please contact 087/6472547 would be appreciated



06-Jan-13 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

Launch of the Leitrim Supporters Club 2013 in Croke Park, Dublin on Wednesday 16th January at 8pm.

Coach departs

Drumshanbo Swimming Pool at 4.30pm
Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada at 5pm
Bornacoola GAA Field Dromod at 5.15pm

Anyone wishing to travel please contact or phone 086 8961686.

Access for attendees will be via the Cusack Stand only with free parking in the Cusack Stand Car Park. Access to the Cusack Stand Car Park is via St Joseph’s Ave, just of Cloniffe Road (turn off Cloniffe Road at Mc Caughey’s Shop, signed for the GAA Museum).



05-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

The Cadburys Gaelic Writers’ Association (GWA) in conjunction with the GAA is delighted to announce details of their Young GAA Reporter of the Year competition.

The GWA, which is the representative body for much of the national Gaelic Games media, is offering a fantastic prize for budding journalists.

The winner will pick up a bursary cheque for €500 to be put towards their education and have their winning work published on the GAA’s official website, They will also be crowned Cadburys GWA Young GAA Reporter of the Year 2012.

Entries for this great competition are now open. Simply submit your work by email to

There is no minimum age and anyone who is 21 years old or younger on December 31, 2012 can enter.

Closing date for entry is midnight Tuesday, January 15, 2013 with the winner announced in mid-February.

This is a great opportunity for aspiring reporters to test their skills, aim for a brilliant prize and get their talents recognised nationwide.

How to Enter: Simply submit your work to Alternatively, please submit by post to Cadbury’s GWA Young Reporter Competition, GAA Communications Department, Croke Park, Dublin 3.

Who can enter: Anyone under the age of 21 on December 31, 2012 (the winner will be asked for proof of date-of-birth).

Entries: A written article of no more than 700 words/two minute video or audio clip. All entries can be accompanied by supporting photographs, which will also be judged.

What to include in your email/correspondence: Your entry, your age and your contact details.

Closing date: Midnight Tuesday, January 15, 2013. The winner to be announced mid-February.

Prize: €500 bursary cheque and work published on the official GAA website,
What we are looking for:
• Piece that captures the imagination.
• Fresh look at Gaelic Games.
• Style, colour, emotion.

Entries can be a match report, feature, interview, colour piece, opinion or can touch on any other GAA related topic.

The decision of the judging panel will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. The winner will be notified by return email.



04-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Launch WEDNESDAY night 16th January 2013 at 8.00 pm


The Leitrim GAA Supporters Club (Dublin Branch) invites you to attend the Supporters Club 27th Anniversary Launch on Wednesday 16th January 2013 at 8.00 pm in Celtic Suite, Level 5 Cusack Stand Croke Park.

The 2013 Supporters Club will be launched by Seamus O’ Rourke, the very popular writer, actor and director from Carrigallen.

George Dugdale and Barney Breen will give an update on Leitrim’s preparations for the year ahead.

Joe Flynn, Chairman of the Leitrim County Board will give an update on all GAA developments in the county.

There are a lot of exciting things happening in Leitrim GAA at present and this will be an opportunity for you to hear first hand about them from the people involved at the coal face.

I am asking you to spread the word of this event to anyone who might be interested. We would particularly like to see young people from Leitrim who are working or studying in Dublin or the surrounding counties to attend and make Leitrim’s first visit to Croke Park in 2013 a great success.  Refreshments will be served from 7.30pm.

Access for attendees will be via the Cusack Stand only with free parking in the Cusack Stand Car Park. Access to the Cusack Stand Car Park is via St Joseph’s Ave, just of Cloniffe Road (turn off Cloniffe Road at Mc Caughey’s Shop, signed for the GAA Museum).



Michael Feeney – Chairman


Dublin Branch: 087 2515433

E mail:



03-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

The County Finals of Scór na nÓg will be held this Saturday January 5th starting at 3pm in St Marys Hall Carrick on Shannon. This is the great annual gathering of the best young talent in the County displaying their ability at Irish Cultural entertainment.  

The line up for Sundays event is as follows:
Rince Foirne:
Mohill B

Sean OHeslins
Amhranaíocht Aonair:
Cormac Sammon – Aughnasheelan

Paula Kiernan – Carrigallen
Aoife McLoughlin – Mohill
Katie Conefrey – Fenagh
Ceol Uirlise: 
Naomh Muire

Grace Reilly – Sean OHeslins

Amy Cosgrove – Mohill
Mark Diffley – Naomh Muire
Aaron ODonnell – Aughnasheelan
Bailéad Ghrúpa:
Naomh Muire

Trath na gCeist:

Kiltubrid A
Fenagh A
Kiltubrid B
Sean OHeslins A

Rince Seit:
Sean OHeslins

Wishing all of the competitors the very best of luck. 



03-Jan-13 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

Leitrim Co Board GAA is offering Gaeltacht Scholarships to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an ghaeilge. These grants are open to registered and paid-up members of Leitrim clubs, boys or girls.

A draw will be made from the applications received at the February meeting of the Co Board. Five of the grants are part sponsored by Coláiste na bhFiann for attendance at their colleges in Sligo. If a student attends one of the  Coláiste na bhFiann courses they are then eligible to enroll at the Cumann na bhFiann clubs in Ballinamore and Carrick on Shannon during the winter at a much reduced fee. Two other grants are for attendance at Coláiste Ó Direain on Inis Mór and are sponsored by that college. When students return they can claim their scholarship money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.

Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website under Scór section or can be had from the Secretary of any GAA club or from Seán Ó Súilleabháin, Rúnaí Cultúir agus Teanga, Béal an Átha Móir, Co Liatroma

Beidh na hiarratais le fail i ngach meanscoil sa Chontae freisin

The closing date for applications is Saturday 19 January 2013.



01-Jan-13 by Colette Fox – PRO