Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 15/10/2018

Leitrim Hurling Final – The blue riband day of Leitrim Hurling takes place this Saturday at 2pm in Ballinamore when the two giants of Leitrim hurling, Cluainín Iomaint and Carrick Hurling meet in the County Final.  Our team have prepared diligently over the last number of months and all they ask of us is that we turn out in large numbers to get behind them on the day.  Let’s answer their call.  See you all in Ballinamore on Saturday as they battle for Leitrim hurling supremacy!

U15 Boys Championship – Our U15 boys lost their last group game to Mohill on Saturday but in any event have qualified for the semi-finals of the championship.  They play the same opposition, Mohill in the semi this Sunday at 4pm.  We wish the team and management of Dominic Kelly, Kevin McManus and Stuart Gilbride the very best of luck.  Please show your support on the day.

County Final Day – We congratulate Aughawillan GAA on winning the Senior Championship on Sunday.  Thank you to Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Development team who organised the Blitz at halftime and the pre-match parade on County Final Day which involved nursery players from the clubs in Leitrim.  Well done to Jay Loughlin and Darragh McMorrow who represented Glencar Manorhamilton GAA on the day.

Samhain Parade Cluainín 2018 – The Samhain Parade will take place on Friday 2nd of November at 7pm.  After last year’s parade the committee were approached by many members of the audience who said they would love to have participated in some way. So this year they have outlined ways that more people from the community can take part.  The platforms and opportunity for people to take part are as follows:  1/ Making costumes and props;  There will be open workshops in the Leitrim Sculpture Centre every Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am until 4pm. These workshops will focus on the construction of props and costumes for the parade, using Hazel, Willow and mixed media. 2/ Participation in the Parade; There are a number of roles and characters in the parade to be filled and costumes will be provided.  If anyone is interested please contact Patrick McEneaney via email at or pop into the Sculpture Centre on Tuesday or Wednesdays and ask how you can contribute.

Club Academy – Our Club Football Academy takes place every Friday evening in the Bee Park from 6.30 to 7.30pm.  New boys and girls are welcomed every week.

U9 – Well done to our U9 team who performed exceptionally well in the County Blitz held in the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence on Saturday morning last.  Training continues at the Academy times on Friday evening.

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

New Arrivals – It was a busy week for new arrivals in the Glencar Manor Club.  Senior Footballer and Academy Coach Thomas McDonald and his girlfriend Karolina Mikulewicz welcomed baby Evan while our Senior Ladies Player and our Senior Football Manager, Grainne and Shane Ward welcomed their son Rian.  Congrats to both families.

U16 Girls – Well done to the Under 16 Girls who defeated Allen Gaels on Sunday morning last in Boggaun. Next up for the team is an away game versus Keeldra Gaels next Sunday. Best of Luck to Tommy, Martin. Dolores, Christina and the Girls.

Boxing – Congratulations to club player Dearbhla Rooney who won her World Youth Olympic Quarter Final fight against US opposition.  Dearbhla won the fight comprehensively securing the vote of all five judges. We wish her all the best in her semi-final.

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.

 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.