Kiltubrid GAA Club Notes 14/08/2018

Under 16 Fifty Year Reunion – The Fifty Year Reunion of Kiltubrid U-16 champions of 1967 and 1968 took place over the past weekend and a most enjoyable weekend was had by all. People travelled from the United States, England and many parts of Ireland to be present at the weekend events. It was a happy time for all the former players, some of whom had not met up in decades, and also for their families. The weekend celebrations started with Mass in St Brigid’s church in Drumcong, which was celebrated by Msgr Liam Kelly, for the deceased trainers and his former team mates who have died. Eleanor Shanley and Peter Farrell added greatly to the liturgy with their beautiful singing. It was followed by a group photograph and then a buffet meal in Cardiff’s where there was music and wonderful Sean Nós dancing by local children. Presentations were made to all the former players and also to the families of Tom Joe Mulvey, Noel Gilmartin, Eugene Leddy, Charles Egan and Peter Mulvey who are no longer with us. Presentations were also made to the family of the late Anselm Reynolds who trained the teams and to the family of Micheál Sweeney who assisted him. Also presentations were made to John Keaney and T.P. Keane who had helped with the teams back fifty years ago. Among those who spoke were Micheál Tighe, captain of the 1967 team, Francis Dwyer, captain of 1968 team, Peter Farrell, Seán Redican and Emmet Mahon, chairperson of the Kiltubrid GAA club.  On Saturday afternoon the group went on a tour of south Leitrim, enjoying the company and the chat and learning about some of the history of places that were part of all their early lives. Then there was a wonderful meal in the Lough Allen Hotel on Saturday night where the conversations continued late into the night. On Sunday afternoon they supported the present day Kiltubrid Intermediate and Junior teams who were in action with forty two players in all togged out representing their parish. It was a great weekend for both past and present Kiltubrid players and the future looks bright for the club which, in the words of T.S. Eliott ‘will take heart for the future remembering the past.’ The club is already planning for a bright future as they are fund-raising for an ambitious re-development of their club grounds. All in all a great weekend for the club and the parish!

Smith Monument’s Intermediate Championship – Our Intermediate team booked their place in the Championship Quarter Final with a comfortable win over Mohill on Sunday last in Pairc Sean.  Next game is v Annaduff on Friday 24th August in Cloone.

Pyramid Bookmakers Junior Championship – Our Juniors put in an improved performance again Annaduff last week but came out the wrong side of the result.  Next up is the final group game v Mohill on Saturday 18th August at 5.30pm in Cloone with a place in the Quarter Finals at stake for the winners.

Under 13 – Well done to our Un13 Boys who defeated Allen Gaels last week in the Championship.  Next up is Melvin Gaels away in St Osnatts on Thursday 16th August at 7.30pm.

Lyp Sync Legends Launch Night – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA are holding a Lyp Sync Legends Event on November 17th.  In advance of this we are holding our Launch Night on Saturday August 25th in Gerties, Kesh at 8pm.  Acts will be presented to the Crowd on the night.  A good nights craic is gauranteed.

Club Development Draw – Kiltubrid GAA & Kiltubrid Ladies GAA have launched a Park Development Draw with all funds raised going directly to our Park Re-Development Works.  There is €5,000 in prizes on offer with tickets available from Players & Club Members.  The Draw takes place on Saturday 25th August.  Tickets can also be purchased securely online via  You can return your Tickets & Monies to any member of either executive or drop it to the Park on Saturday 18th Aug between 10.45 and 11.15am.

Kiltubrid Ladies – Best of luck to Kiltubrid Ladies who take on St Josephs in the Senior Championship Semi Final next Sunday with Venue/Time TBC.

Online Shop – With the Championship underway, now is the time to get kitted out in the Green and Red and supporters our Club Teams after many Months of hard graft on the Training fields.  Newly launch gear now available to purchase online via the Kiltubrid GAA O’Neills Shop