Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 19/04/2018

Barna Recycling U-13 League Shield Final – Our U13 boys team had a great win in the league final last Saturday against a very good Gortletteragh team. Playing with the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half we had to work hard to get ahead by two points at the break on a scoreline of 1-05 to 1-03. Facing the elements in the second half the lads played with great heart and skill to run out winners on a scoreline of 3-11 to 3-07 despite being nearly caught with 5 minutes remaining. Well done to a great group of lads you have trained hard since January and our commiserations to a very sporting Gortletteragh team. The team and subs on the day; Danny Mc Grail, Fionn Gilrane, Adam Casey, James Rock, James O’ Connor, Oran Foley, Padraic Keane, Aidan Dowler, Cian Dennis, Daniel O’ Loughlin, Przemek Zaremba, Raymond Mc Garry, Rory Grier, David Chen, Thomas McKeon, Sean Nolan, Calum O’ Rourke, Shane Mc Govern, Josh McWeeney. Well done to Cyril McKeon, Richard O’Loughlin and Kenneth Dowler for all their work with the team and many thanks to all the parents who helped out during the league.

Dunnes Bar Division 2 – We travelled to Kinlough on Sunday morning to play Melvin Gaels second string and won on a scoreline of 2-09 to 5-16. We led 4-08 to 1-04 at the break with goals from Ciaran Walsh (2), Gareth Higgins & Shane Beirne. We added 1-08 in the second half  with Ciaran Walsh converting a penalty to run out comfortable winners. Scorers were:; Ciaran Walsh 3-01; Shane Beirne 1-02; Nicholas Moore 0-05; Gareth Higgins 1-00; Cian Beirne 0-02; Caleb Duffy 0-02; Martin Beirne 0-02; Thomas Mulvey 0-01; Bryan Beirne 0-01. There are no Division 2 fixtures until after Leitrim’s game in New York.

Swan Bar Division 3 – We play Annaduff on Saturday evening at 7pm in the park. Best of luck to the lads.

Newtowngore Engineering U-17 League – The U-17’s have qualified to play St. Marys on Tuesday of this week in the semi-final after overcoming St. Josephs in a play-off on Sunday evening in Carrigallen. Despite losing to St. Josephs last Tuesday the lads turned things around when it mattered and prevailed on a scoreline of 3-05 to 1-09 in Carrigallen on Sunday. Best of luck to Mickey, Fergus, Noel and the team in the semi-final.

St. Francis Ladies – The ladies face Drumkeerin this Sunday in Ballinaglera. Best of luck to Paul, Gareth & the team.

Underage Coaching – The Saturday morning sessions are back in the park on Saturday mornings at 10am for boys U-7 to U-11 & girls U-7 to U-12.

Kellogg’s Cul Camps – Please note that the summer coaching camp takes place in Drumshanbo from July 9th – 13th. Anyone interested in coaching at the camps this summer should submit an application this week with a closing date of Friday April 20th. Details on the Leitrim GAA Website.

Mothers and Others –  Gaelic Football training has resumed on Wednesdays in The Mayflower at 8pm. Anyone with an interest in learning new skills or those who may have played previously are welcome to join. It’s a great opportunity to get fit, have fun and make new friends! All are welcome.

Sponsorship – Many thanks to The Shed Distillery who have kindly sponsored a set of kit bags for the senior team.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 04-05-10-12. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Michael McMorrow, Dowra; Betty McKenna, Cartron; Bea Cullen, Dristernan; Winnie Coyne, Dowra and Aoife Heeran, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €4,000.

Sympathy – The Club extends deepest condolences to the Reynolds Family, Clooncolry, Dromod on the very sad passing of Shay Reynolds on Sunday last. Shay was a great servant to the GAA in Leitrim over many years and we sympathise with his family, friends & Bornacoola GAA at this difficult time. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.