Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 10/10/2018

Junior A Championship Final – Congratulations to the Glenfarne Kiltyclogher team on their victory over our lads in the Junior A Championship Final last Saturday evening in Ballinamore.  The venue was packed to the rafters and both teams did not disappoint, serving up a very entertaining game of football.   Commiserations to our team and management who just fell short on the day but rest assured, they will be back.  Many thanks to John, Sean and Dermot for mentoring the team all season and all the players for representing the club with distinction throughout the league and championship. 

Jim Meehan – Our Club offers deepest condolences to Mrs Chrissie Meehan and to Fergus, Kevin, Kieran, the relatives, many friends and members of the St Patrick’s Dromahair GAA Club on the death of GAA Stalwart Jim Meehan, Dromahair.  Jim’s contribution to the GAA at club, county, provincial and national level is well known but we in the Glencar Manorhamilton GAA Club feel that we have also lost a special friend. Jim was always extremely helpful to us over the years and on his passing we wish to acknowledge this. Glencar Manorhamilton GAA Club join in the many tributes being paid to him on his passing. He will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Sonas síoraí dá anam.

U15 Boys – Well done to our U15s who won against St Brigid’s in Boggaun on Saturday last on a scoreline of 4-19 to 2-3.  They play Mohill away next Saturday (13th October) at 12 noon.  Please continue your support to our underage players.

U16 Girls Championship – Well done to our Under 16 girls team who defeated St Brigid’s in the first round of the competition. They are due to play Allen Gaels in Round 2 next Sunday at 12 noon in Boggaun.  Please support the girls in this home fixture.

U10/U8 Girls – The Club Academy continues for the winter months on a Friday evening from 6.30-7.30pm to keep the skills fresh during the winter season. Our U8 and U10 girls are encouraged to attend.

Connacht GAA Student Bursary Scheme – Connacht GAA invite players/members attending colleges to make application for the 2018/2019 GAA National Student Bursary Scheme. Please see the Connacht GAA Website for further details.

Sports First Aid Course – Leitrim Sports Partnership are running a Sports First Aid course on this Saturday 13th October from 9.30am-4.30pm in Leitrim County Council Offices, Carrick on Shannon. If you would like to book a place on the course contact Leitrim Sports Partnership on 0719650498 or email Cost €20

Gaeltacht Grants 2019 – Leitrim Co Board GAA in conjunction with Leitrim Co Council is offering grants for attendance at Gaeltacht courses to Leitrim boys and girls as part of their promotion of an Ghaeilge. These grants are open to boys and girls living in County Leitrim. Some of the grants are part-sponsored by Gaeltacht colleges. In the case of cash grants, when students return they can claim their grant money on production of evidence of having successfully completed the course.  Application forms can be printed from the Leitrim GAA website by searching Gaeltacht Scholarships 2019 or can be got from contacting our Club Secretary Phil Flynn.  The closing date for applications is Friday 26 October 2018.

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

U9 – Training takes place at the Academy times on Friday evening with blitzes being played as scheduled.

U11 – The boys and girls continue their weekly involvement in training and blitzes.

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

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.