Leitrim Gaels GAA Club Notes 01/03/2018

Barna Recycling Under 13 league – On Saturday last we had to travel to Blacklion to play Glencar Manorhamilton in round 2 of the league, we had a good win with final score Glencar/Manorhamilton 0- 03 Leitrim Gaels 2-17. Congratulations to the management and team. Training continues this evening from 7 to 8:15. Next league game is a home against Mohill on Sunday. Our reserve team will also play Mohill on Sunday.

Newtowngore Engineering Under 17 League – Our under 17 team had their first win in this competition on Saturday morning last when they played Sean O Heslins in Ballinamore final score Sean O Heslins 1-09 Leitrim Gaels 3-09. Congratulations to the management and team. Next league game this Saturday morning at 12 noon against Fenagh in Leitrim.

Un7,9 and 11s – Training for this season is starting this Friday evening for all girls and boys in the area. Training will be indoors for the first few weeks in the hall at Leitrim Gaels community field facilities. Under 7 Boys and Girls from 6-7pm. Under 9 and 11 boys and girls 7-8pm. This will carry on until we go outside in late March. Registration is due and will be collected on the night.

Swan Bar Division 4 – The Division 4 team start their league campaign on Saturday at home where they host St Mary at 4:30 pm. We wish the team and management every success.

Membership – Membership for 2018 is now due. All players from underage to senior must pay membership for insurance reasons while training and playing for the club. The membership funds go towards for players the €2,700 Player Injury Fund that we have to contribute to each year to cover potential insurance claims and for non-playing members toward the €1,800 we pay for public liability and property insurance to the GAA. There will be committee members at the Clubhouse from 18:30-20:30 Friday and at the games on Saturday and Sunday for membership registration. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sponsorship – The under 17 team and their management of Joe Casey, Benny Mc Loughlin and Johnny Donnegan would like to thank Gerry Donnellan for his sponsorship of training bibs for the team.

Leitrim Supporters Draw – The Leitrim GAA supporter’s tickets are now available from any club officer. If at all possible can you buy your ticket from a Leitrim Gaels club member as each club has their own allocation of tickets which they must sell, rather than outside the Club. The proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards the cost of preparing the Leitrim Senior team throughout the year. As usual, there is a wide range of decent prizes for all members entered in the draw. You also get a car sticker showing your support for Leitrim. Tickets are priced at €50.They can also be purchased in Mc Cormack’s Filling station.

Sympathy – We would like to pass on our deepest sympathy to the family of Ciaran Flynn, Killarkin former Gaels player, who passed away after a brave battle against Motor Neurone Disease. Ar dheis Dé do raibh a anam.