Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 22/02/2018

Club Awards Night – Our club gathered on Saturday night to celebrate a year of success both on and off the field of play in 2017.  Medals were presented to the following teams: Ladies Level – Leitrim U14 Championship Winners, Leitrim U16 Championship Winners, Leitrim Minor Championship Winners & Connacht Runners Up and Leitrim Intermediate League Winners. Underage Boys Level: Longford/Leitrim U12 League Shield Runners Up, Leitrim U13 League and Championship Double Winners, All Ireland Feile Runners Up.  Adult Football Level: Leitrim Shield Winners and Leitrim U21 B Championship Winners.  Hurling Level: Longford/Leitrim League Winners.  We also honoured our All Ireland Scór Figure Dancing Champions and announced our 2017 Club Award Winners.  Congratulations to the following award recipients.  Ladies Young Player of the Year Muireann Devaney, Ladies Intermediate Player of the Year Laoise Clancy, Ladies Senior Player of the Year Dearbhla Rooney, Young Hurler of the Year Ethan Clancy, Senior Hurler of the Year Kevin Clerkin, Young Footballers of the Year Ruairi Sheridan and Vincent Sweeney, Junior Footballer of the Year Gavin O’Hagan, Intermediate Footballer of the Year Thomas Coyle, Senior Footballers of the Year Adrian Croal and Brian McDonald and Club Person of the Year Dermot McMorrow.  Many thanks to our Club Executive for organising the event, our club sponsors for being in attendance, the ladies who organised the refreshments, the Bee Park Community Centre for the use of their facilities and our resident photographer James Molloy.  Sincere thanks to our special guest paddy Christie who brought along Sam Maguire and his All-Star Award.  Paddy proved a bit hit with the full attendance.

Club Membership – Club membership is now due and must be paid by all players before the 1st of March.  Players must pay before they play, club supporters are invited to join up also.  Rates for the year U10 Girls & Boys and U11 Boys (non-competitive grades) – €30 for 1st child & remaining family members at these two age groups €20, U12-U18 Girls – €40, U13-U18 Boys – €40, Adult Players – €80 and Non-Playing Club Members €30.

Leitrim – Hard luck to the Leitrim Ladies who were defeated by Offaly at the weekend.  Good luck to the Leitrim senior men’s team who play Limerick at home this Sunday in the Allianz League.  Let’s all get out and support our young team and their management.

Leitrim Supporters Club – Anyone from the club area wishing to join or renew the Leitrim Supporters Club should contact Phil Flynn, Collette Fox or Ciaran Sheridan.  The club has an allocation to sell so it is important you join/renew through the club.

Underage Results and Fixtures – The Glencar Manor club season got underway on Saturday last with our U17’s playing Dromahair in Blacklion in an away fixture.  Hard luck to the team who lost by one point in a competitive encounter.  This Saturday they host Melvin Gaels at 12noon with venue TBC.  Our U13’s made the long journey to Carrick on Shannon on Sunday to play St Mary’s in Round 1 of the League.  Hard luck to our young players who were beaten on the day by an older and stronger St Mary’s side.  Good luck to the team who are home to Leitrim Gaels this Sunday at 12noon with venue TBC.  Please support both our U17s and U13s in their league campaigns.

New Arrival – Hearty congrats to Berni Farrell and Ciaran McLaughlin on the safe arrival of their baby daughter Cara, a beautiful little sister for Luke.

Club Academy and Tournament – Our Club Academy for U7s continues on Friday nights in the Gym at St Clare’s Comprehensive School from 6-7pm.  €2 each or €5 max per family.  New players are joining every week so feel free to bring your children along to join in the fun and games.  Our Club Academy Tournament for 7-10-year-olds continues this Friday night from 6.30-8.10pm at St Clare’s National School with the first game throwing in 6.30pm.  Players are asked to be in attendance fifteen minutes before their game.  €2 per player.