Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes – 21/8/2017

Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes w/c Monday 21 August 2017



U12 Community Games

Hearty congratulations to Manorhamilton Area Girls Under 12 Gaelic Football Team and their management who won Bronze at the National Community Games Finals in Abbotstown on Sunday bringing national honours to their area, county and province.  The panel which is made up of players from Glencar Manorhamilton and St Patrick’s Dromahair GAA Clubs overcame the disappointment of losing their semi-final to the Westmeath champions – Coralstown, Kinnegad to go on to defeat the Ulster champions St Patricks of Cavan by 2 points to capture bronze in the 3rd/4th place playoffs.  Final Score 7-01 to 5-5 with goals from Amelie McGrath, Megan Rooney and Aine McLaughlin and a point from Anna Devaney.  Special thanks to Brendan McLaughlin, Gail Cummins, Sean McPartlin and Vincent McMorrow for preparing and coaching this great team to achieve the National medals they were awarded.  We extend congratulations to all the Leitrim competitors and teams who excelled over the weekend.


Unwanted Clothes Collection

Dermot McMorrow will be in the Bee Park from 7.30 – 9pm this Friday evening for anyone wishing to donate unwanted clothes to the club for our annual club fundraiser.  Many thanks to everyone who has made donations to date.  support.



Best of Luck to club representative Ailbhe Clancy who represents Ireland in the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan from August 19th to 30th.



After thirteen years in business, last Saturday marked the closure of Bredins Giftware Shop on Main Street. It was always a pleasure to drop in to Bredins where a friendly word and welcoming smile from Eileen, Kitty or Carmel greeted one and all. The club would also like to record and acknowledge the generous support Eileen and Arthur always gave to the club down through the years. For instance, a number of years ago Arthur and Eileen along with the Market Bar co-sponsored our annual Golf Classic to the tune of €1,500 and Bredins was an outlet for club merchandise and tickets for club events and a supplier of club trophies and medals . We wish them the very best for the future and sincerely thank Eileen and Arthur not alone for the support they gave our club but for the wider contribution they made to the life of our community. Go raibh maith agaibh.


Senior Hurlers

Well done to our Senior Hurlers who played their first competitive game in Boggaun in the Leitrim Senior Hurling League last Friday evening.  They marked the occasion with an impressive 1-13 to 1-8 win over Carrick Hurling.  Well done lads.


Leitrim Ladies

Hard luck to the Leitrim Ladies who lost  their All Ireland Quarter Final against Tyrone last Saturday in Pairc Sean.  The club was represented on the day by Melissa Hewitt and Dearbhla Rooney.


Senior Ladies Championship Semi Final

Good luck to our Senior Ladies team who play St Joseph’s in the Leitrim Senior Championship semi-final this Sunday at 1.30 in Leitrim Village.  The team are bidding to become the first team from the club to reach a Senior Ladies County Final.  It will take an almighty effort from each and every player and all supporters are asked to turn out in large numbers to give them the support they deserve.


Minor & U16 Ladies

Our Minor Ladies got their 2017 championship campaign off to a flying start with an away win over Allen Gaels on Tuesday 14th August.  Their next game is next Tuesday at home to St Phelims The U16 girls have their first championship game on Sunday 3rd September.  Best of luck to Neil, Marie and the girls



Best of luck to our senior team who play Drumreilly in Round 4 of the Connacht Gold Senior Championship next Saturday at 5.30 in Drumshanbo.  Our Junior B team suffered defeat at the hands of Leitrim Gaels last Saturday and they will be hoping to get their championship campaign back on track when they play St Mary’s this Sunday at 12.30 in Ballinamore.  Please support.


Underage Championships

On Friday last our U13s unbeaten run came to an end when St Mary’s defeated them in an away fixture. They are at home to Mohill this Thursday evening at 7pm. Hard luck to our U15s who were defeated by Fenagh last week.  They have a break now until September.  Our U17s were comprehensive winners in an away fixture over Kiltubrid last Monday evening and are at home to Allen Gaels on Monday 28th at 7pm.  Please continue your support to our underage players.