Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 09/01/2018

FBD League – Good luck to the Leitrim Senior team who play Mayo this Wednesday evening at 7pm in Elvery’s MacHale Park.  Our club is represented by James Rooney and James O’Brien.

Leitrim Supporters Club Launch – THE one and only Marty Morrissey will be the special guest at the annual Leitrim Supporters’ Club launch in the Celtic Suite of Croke Park on Thursday, January 18, at 7.30pm sharp.  The country’s favourite sports presenter is sure to draw a huge crowd to what has become a must-attend event for anyone with a Leitrim connection in the capital and surrounding counties.  This year’s gathering also includes a special recognition by the Leitrim Supporters’ Club of the three Leitrim legends who, 60 years ago this year, won Railway Cup Medals in 1958: Columba Cryan, Packy McGarty and Cathal Flynn. All three played for Leitrim in the most talked about game of them all, the famous 1958 Connacht Final v Galway.  Continuing the strong vein of talent to entertain at the gathering will be none other than super-group, Garadice, a collection of some of Leitrim’s finest musical exponents.
Organised by the Dublin Branch of the Leitrim’s Supporters Club, last year’s event drew 160 attendees and proved another highlight of the year’s social calendar.  The event will take place on Thursday, January 18, in the Celtic Suite of Croke Park with parking available in the Cusack Stand car park (accessed through the GAA museum entrance off Clonliffe Road.  Doors will open at the slightly earlier time of 7.00pm this year with the addresses and entertainment starting at 7.30pm sharp. Light refreshments will be provided at the interval with the night concluding at 9.15pm sharp. A bus will travel to Croke Park from Leitrim for the event, times as follows:  Drumshanbo Swimming Pool 4.15pm, Pairc Seán Mac Diarmada 4.40pm, Bornacoola GAA Grounds 5.00pm.  The bus is free of charge.

Leitrim GAA U20 Trials – Eligible players are asked to please take note that Leitrim Under 20 Inter County Trials will take place this Sunday the 14th of January and Sunday, January 21st at 11am in the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence.  If players have any questions please contact Joe Cox on 087 2625571.

Sympathy – Our club extends deepest sympathy to the Murphy family following the passing of Seamus Murphy, Lisnabrack, Manorhamilton. May He Rest in Peace.

Match for Mark – We were welcomed with open arms by our friends in St Mary’s, Sligo for the annual charity game “A Match For Mark” on St Stephen’s Day.  Great entertainment was provided by the underage, ladies, senior and golden oldie footballers from both clubs. Thanks to the generosity of players and supporters who were in attendance a fantastic sum of €1,590 was raised for North West Hospice. Well done to the organisers and all the players who made this possible.

Glencar Manorhamilton GAA last fortnightly lotto draw took place in SuperValu on Saturday 23rd December. Numbers drawn 10, 11, 28, 31. There was no winner of the jackpot of €2,875.  Listed below are the 5 winners of €30. Eamon Devaney, Glencar (Yearly Ticket), Marion McMorrow, Millhill, Siobhan McElroy, Millhill, Michael Clancy, Glenboy, Jack and Edel Cleary, Tullyskearney.  We also held our Christmas Draw and the winner of the hamper sponsored by Bank of Ireland was Eilis Rooney of Glenwood. The 4 other prize winners were Jane Gallagher, Sean Gilligan, Gearoid Crowley and Gerard Cullen. Congratulations to all. Thanks to everybody for your continued support.

Referee Positions – The County Board would like to recruit new referees in 2018. If this is something that is of interest to you this is a great opportunity to get involved with full training provided. Anyone interested in trying it out please contact Club Secretary, Phil Flynn.

National Club Draw Tickets – The club has an allocation of National Club Draw tickets.  20 Fantastic prizes on offer with first prize a car.  Tickets which cost only €10 are available from Phil Flynn or Collette Fox.  All prizes are provided by Croke Park and all monies raised from this draw are retained by the club so please support.