Connacht Táin league –
In the Connacht Tain league Carrick hurling looked like they could reach the semi final by beating Bellmullet last Friday night but unfortunately in the dying seconds of the game Belmullet were given a life line when they were awarded a dubious penalty.  The final score saw Carrick going down by a point on a scoreline of 0.11 to 1.09.  Cluainin Iomaint were waiting on this scoreline with bated breath and were more than happy with this result as a win in their game would have sealed the semi final spot for them on Scóring difference.  Unfortunately Western Gaels could not field a team last Saturday and at the time of going to print it looks like Western Gaels will be awarding Cluainin a walk over which means that Cluainin, Carrick and Belmullet will be level on points. If a walk over is given then Scóring difference will not come into play and a three way play off will determine who plays against Castlebar Mitchels in the semi final.  In the other group of the Tain league Ballinamore were unable to play Sylane.
Under 16 Sligo league –
Cluainin Iomaint under 16stravelled to Western Gaels in Sligo last wednesday and won on a scoreline of 3.13 to 1.02. Matthew Kerrigan, Andrew Loughlin, Cian Killalea and captain Kieran McPartland worked hard in defence while Christopher Ferguson and Stephen Loughlin commanded midfield Scóring 1.03 between them. Martin Feeney, Damon Beattie, Fergus Munday and Luke Sheirdan created a lot of trouble in the forwards. Damon Beattie finished the match Scóring a massive 1.07. Daithi Cummins and Ferghal Ryan made their debuts for the hurlers and showed great promise. Team and scorers – Peter Poniard, Matthew Kerrigan, Andrew Loughlin, Cian Killalea, Kiernan McPartland (Cpatain) (0.01), Christopher Ferguson (0.02), Stephen Loughlin (1.01), Martin Feeney (0.02), Damon Beattie (1.07) Luke Sheirdan (1.00), Fergus Munday (0.01), Daithi Cummins, Ferghal Rooney.

Cluainin Iomaint under 16s play Coolera/Strandhill this Wednesday at 6.30pm at Ransboro pitch in Round 2 of the Sligo League.



08-Apr-13 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO

The Leitrim Senior football team and management are hosting a general knowledge table quiz on Friday night, 12th April 2013 at 9.00pm in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. You can enter a team on the night or pre-book your place by contacting Collette on 086 6020192 or email

The inimitable Tommy Moran will be in charge of asking the questions and he assures me that if you are a fan of Wikipedia, the Encyclopedia Britannica, Google Earth and the Irish Sun – you will have no problem in coming up trumps on the night. “It will be a great nights craic – no question about it,” added Tommy before being airlifted to Fort Knox where he will be kept under armed guard with the quiz questions in an isolation unit until his appearance in the Bush Hotel at 9pm next Friday. 

Entry for a table of four is €40 and wed love to see you there.



08-Apr-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Connacht Community Games Finals
Ballinamore area Boys u13 One Wall Handball Team took Silver in The Community Games Connacht Final played in Fenagh Alley on Saturday. The team comprising of Caolan McDermott, Tom McKeon, Eoin McLoughlin, Fergal McLoughlin, Cormac Scollan and James Wrynn defeated Charlestown, Mayo on a scoreline of 78-63 in a tight semi-final with Leitrim trailing by 6 aces going into the last singles games. Roscommon-Kilteevan proved a bridge too far for Ballinamore Area in the Final and took Gold with a comprehensive victory 90-57.
Drumkeeran hosted The Girls u13 One Wall Finals, unfortunately Leitrim had no competitors.



08-Apr-13 by Niall Scollan – Handball PRO

An incredible night for Leitrim in the Connacht Scór Finals in St Marys Hall Carrick on Shannon on Saturday. Leitrim topped the polls of titles on the night by winning 5 of the 8 events. This brings our Connacht titles to 110 in Scór since it started in 1970. Leitrim also retained the Cormac MacGilla cup which was won in recognition of our success, the cup has never been outside of Leitrim since it was introduced to the competition, it was presented to Rúnai Maura Mulvey by Ailbhe McGill.

St Marys were first to the stage in Rince Foirne and won the Figure Dance on home ground, beating the 8 ladies from Kilglass, Co Roscommon. This is the clubs 2nd trip in a row to the All-Ireland, having won it for the first time in 2012 and they will be hoping to go the extra mile and bring the title back to Leitrim.

Aisling Maxwell from Ballinamore gave a fabulous performance in solo singing but Norrie Kane of Abbeyknockmoy took the title back to Galway.

Drumkeerin represented Leitrim in Instrumental Music, they gave a flawless foot tapping performance but unfortunately St Farnans of Sligo were announced the winners.

Brendan Brennan from Sean OHeslins club went down a treat in RecitationÓgiving all in the crowd a very entertaining piece and clinched his Connacht medal on his fabulous performance.

An unfortunate loss for the St Marys Ballad group who gave yet another outstanding All-Ireland standard performance, but yet were pipped to the post by our Roscommon neighbours. Having made it to the All Ireland on 2 separate occasions in the last 5 years, disbelief was felt among the Leitrim supporters when the adjudicators results were read out and it was not to be for this exceptional group.

It wasnt the night either for our 2012 All Ireland champs Bornacoola in the Question Time as the final marks were totted up, Clann Na nGael of Roscommon were the quiz winners.

The fantastic and witty Seán OHeslins won the Novelty Act. Having last won the All-lreland in 2009 they will be hoping for success again in Derry.

Leona Reynolds from Aughnasheelin competed in Rince Sean-Os, a very well executed performance, mixing the traditional old style steps with some very nice quirky modern clicks and lifts and successfully won the title.

Set Dancing was won by the fabulous young Fenagh team, a fine performance and worthy winners.

Tickets for the All Ireland

Tickets for the All Ireland Finals in the Venue, Derry on Saturday 27th April must be ordered in advance. For the competing clubs, tickets must be ordered through your clubs Scór officer by Friday 12th April.

For people outside those clubs they can be ordered directly through County Scór Rúnaí, Maura Mulvey on 087-6486967 or contact your Scór officer asap. Clubs are also asked to make sure that anyone who orders tickets pays for them with the order, as tickets are non-refundable and the clubs must pay for all tickets when ordered.

Tickets are priced at €20.



08-Apr-13 by Claire Crossan – PRO – Scor

The Carrick 400 Sevens tournament commences this Saturday 6th April, at 10am. 

32 men and womens teams are taking part.  Tune into Shannonside Radio in the afternoon for continued coverage of the Quarter finals, Semi finals and Finals from Carrick on Shannon.


St Marys Kiltoghert GAA club in Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim in association with the Gathering Ireland will host The Carrick 400 GAA Sevens Tournament this weekend, April 6th 2013. This seven aside GAA football tournament is a fully GAA sanctioned event with 64 clubs, 32 men & 32 women’s teams from all over Ireland and the UK making it one of the biggest Seven’s GAA tournaments ever to take place in Ireland. This will bring fellow GAA players & enthusiasts together to enjoy a spectacle of sport while taking the opportunity to sample the vibrant town and nightlife of Carrick-on-Shannon.

The event is incorporating Carrick 400, where Carrick-on-Shannon celebrates its 400th birthday with festivals and events throughout the year showcasing our town.

The tournament is also been ran in conjunction with Leitrim County board with the help of local clubs to provide top quality facilities and referees to ensure a successful event.


Coiste Chontae Liatraoma take this opportunity to wish the organising committee and all teams taking part the very best of luck.




06-Apr-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

Clubs are asked to advise those attending the Foundation Award Course on Monday night (8/4/13) and the Child Welfare and Protection Course on Wednesday (10/4/13) that they will now take place in Drumshanbo Vocational School and not the Allen Gaels GAA Centre as previously advised.



05-Apr-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

In the opening 10 minutes Leitrim showed promise as they started off the game well with good movement and they opened the Scóring with a Cathal McCauley free and a fine Conor Gaffney point in the first four minutes but Leitrim were dealt a blow when Longford’€’s Martin Cassidy scored Longford’€’s first goal.

Leitrim hit back with a point from Daire Farrell who soloed through for a fine point but it was clear to see at this stage that Longford was dominating most of the game but for terrible shooting the score line would have shown a bigger lead by Longford. Longford went four points ahead with Patrick Kiernan, Larry Moran (2) and a free from Cassidy and with four minutes of the half left Eoin Sorohan hammered the ball into the back of Leitrim’€’s net and unfortunately they weren’€’t finished there as less than one minute later Longford scored their third goal again by Eoin Sorohan. Just before half time Plunkett for Leitrim and Cassidy for Longford scored points giving a half time score Leitrim 0-4, Longford 3-05.

Both teams only managed to score two points each in the second half , the first one was a fine point scored by Conor Dolan but Longford replied with two points from Cassidy and Shane Kelly. With ten minutes to go sub Cathal KeeganÓgot a great point with a long range effort bringing the full time score to Leitrim 0-6, Longford 3-7.



Stephen McParland, Michael Clancy, Enda Fowley, Aaron McLoughlin, Shane McGowan (0-1), David Mulvey, Kenny Cox, Kevin McWeeney, Mark Plunkett, Dean Brolly, Daire Farrell (0-1), Cathal McCauley (0-1), Luke Murphy, Conor Gaffney (0-1), Conor Dolan (0-1)

Subs: Daragh Gordon for Brolly (24 mins), Declan Daly for Mulvey (HT), Cathal Keegan (0-1) for Cox (48 mins)


Gary Kenny, Dessie Reynolds, Jason Earley, Shane Kenny (0-1), Alan Sorohan, Andrew Farrell, Damien Bennett, Fergal Sheridan, Patrick Farrell, Cormac Hughes, Patrick Kiernan (0-1), Ronan Sweeney, Martin Cassidy (1-3), Eoin Sorohan (2-0), Larry Moran (0-2),

Subs: Daragh Gilna for Reynolds (HT), Shane Tully for A Sorohan (42 mins), Adrian Duffy & Ciaran Donohue for Sheridan & E Sorohan (45 mins), Fergal Keenan for Sweeney (48 mins).

Referee: B .Beirne (Roscommon)



05-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg




Round 4

Leitrim v Mayo

Date: Saturday, 6th April

Venue: Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence

Throw In: 5.30


Referee: M. Flaherty (Roscommon)



05-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Club Officer Training scheduled for this Friday night (5th April 2013) at 7.30pm in Carrick on Shannon Community School has been CANCELLED.



05-Apr-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

If you are travelling to New York from Ireland for our forthcoming Connacht Championship game,  Eamon Duignan has kindly drawn our attention to the following requirements: 

The following information has to be given before any person is allowed travel to the USA. You have to enter your API (Advance Passenger Information) which you will find on the Aer Lingus website. You also have to log into your Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) which is a visa permit to enter the USA (there is a charge of $14 dollars for this) which only came in to law in 2009. This ESTA is also on the Aer Lingus website.



02-Apr-13 by Eamonn Duignan