Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 21/08/2018

Senior & Junior Championships – Our Senior team play St Mary’s in Round 4 of the Championship this Saturday evening at 6.30 pm in Drumshanbo.  Our Junior B team play Bornacoola at 1.30 pm on Sunday in Páirc Seán.  Good luck to both teams, please show your support.  Well done to our Junior A team who had a comprehensive victory over Melvin Gaels on Saturday evening in their last group game.  The result sees them qualify for the quarter finals versus Mohill and the game will be fixed for Saturday September 1st.

Senior Ladies – Congrats to our Senior Ladies who have reached the Senior Championship final for the first time in the club’s history following victory over Dromahair last weekend. For the supporters who travelled to Páirc Seán on Sunday morning last they were treated to an exciting game of football which saw the lead change on numerous occasions throughout the game. The game was fast paced with tenacious defensive work and hard-working forward play on show.  The tight encounter saw the sides level after normal time and send the game to extra time with the Manor girls claiming their spot in the final on a scoreline of 5-14 to 5-12.  They will play the reigning champions St Joseph’s in the final.  We wish the team all the very best in their preparations.

Annual Club Camp – Our Fox Monumentals & MacManus Pharmacies sponsored Annual Glencar Manor Club Camp took place last week with record numbers in attendance.  We were all in awe of the wonderful children who were a joy to coach over the 3 days.  We thank the parents for entrusting their children in our care, our 30 plus club volunteer coaches for giving freely of their talent and expertise under the watchful eye of our brilliant club co-ordinator James Glancy, Sheila McMorrow, Dominic Kelly and Kevin McManus for expertly organising the event, our volunteer helpers and caterers for keeping the coaches fed and watered over the 3 days and finally Kieran Fox (Fox Monumentals) and John MacManus (MacManus Pharmacies) for jointly sponsoring the camp which is an investment in the future players for Glencar Manor and the GAA clubs in North Leitrim.  Each child received a small gift to mark their attendance and they were all delighted to get their Glencar Manor bobble hat which we are sure they will wear with pride while playing or supporting our club.  We do hope all the children enjoyed the camp and we look forward to welcoming them back again next year.

Annual Clothes Collection Fundraiser – Glencar Manor GAA Annual Clothes Collection continues during the month of August.  Dermot McMorrow is co-ordinating and bags can be dropped to him every Wednesday evening during August at the Bee Park Dressing Rooms between 6-7pm.  Items accepted – clean dry clothes, pairs of shoes, curtains, bed linen and towels, handbags and belts.  Dermot can be contacted on 086 1768533 for further details of for those who need bags collected.

50th Celebration – On the August Bank Holiday weekend in 2019 we will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our great club. Events will be ran throughout the weekend so do be sure to keep it free in your diaries. We hope it will be a gathering of the many people at home and abroad who down through the years represented, officiated, sponsored and supported Glencar Manor. This is an open invitation to everyone who has or had an association with us from 1969 to the present day. More details to follow.

All Ireland Tickets – Congrats to Clive Beattie and Eimear Feely who were the winners of an All Ireland Hurling Final Ticket from our club members draw.

Community Games – Hearty congrats to the Manorhamilton Community Games Area U15 Futsal team who were crowned All Ireland Champions at the University of Limerick on Sunday.

Lotto – Our recent lotto took place on the 15th of August.  The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 20, 23 and there was no winner of the jackpot of €4,000.  Consolation prizes were won by Shane Ward, Creamery Road, (yearly ticket), Aisling O’Connell, Skreeney, Ann Gilbride, Deerpark, Niall Hickey, Letterkenny (yearly ticket) and Rita McSharry, McDermott Terrace.  The jackpot now stands at €4,075.  Many thanks to everyone who supports our Lotto.

Leaving Certs – We congratulate all our players who received their Leaving Cert results last week and we wish them well as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.

Wedding Bells – Best wishes to Ciaran Cleary & Anna Elle who celebrated their wedding in Castledargon and Erris Gallagher and Aisling Cross who were married in Ashford Castle at the weekend.  We wish both couples many years of health and happiness.

Good Luck Dearbhla – Best of luck to club player Dearbhla Rooney who competes in the U18 World Boxing Championship this week. With a European silver medal secured already this year hopes are high for the Grenade from Glenade. We wish Dearbhla all the best.

Minor Ladies – Well done on our minor ladies on their win last Wednesday against St. Felims. The scoreline of 7-9 to 1-7 did not really reflect the threat St. Felims had throughout the game. Their final minor league game is home to Fenagh Kiltubrid which is scheduled for the weekend of 25th 26th August, however this is still subject to change.

Club Academy – Our Club Football Academy takes place every Friday evening in the Bee Park from 6.30 to 7.30pm.

U9 and U11 Boys – Both groups travel to Kinawley this Saturday for the Annual Kinawley Tournament.  Good luck to both teams.

U13 Boys Championship – The boys play Leitrim Gaels on Tuesday evening 21st of August in the Bee Park.  Please support.  Good luck to all.

U15 Boys – The boys are training weekly in preparation for the upcoming championship.

U17 Boys Championship – Hard luck to our U17 team who lost their championship semi-final against Rinn Gaels in Gortletteragh on Monday evening on a scoreline 1-8 to 0-15.  Despite the loss the team can hold their heads high after a very impressive campaign under the guidance of Ronan Haslette and Gerry Hickey.  We take this opportunity to thank Ronan and Gerry for all their hard work and commitment to the lads this year.

U8/U10 Girls – Training continues for the U10 girls on Wednesday evenings 6-7pm. New members welcomed every week.

Pitch Bookings – All pitch bookings for the Bee Park and Boggaun are to be made through Patrick McMorrow.  Patrick can be contacted on 0868973339.