Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 25/10/2018

Senior League – Our seniors play their last league game this Saturday away to Drumkeerin at 4pm. They sit top of Division 1 on 18 points out of a possible 20 with a place in the league final secured.  Please come out and support the team on the day.


Leitrim Hurling Final – It wasn’t to be for our fantastic hurlers on Saturday last as they lost the county final to Carrick Hurling on a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-7.  Despite being the underdogs, the lads produced a great team performance in the pursuit of glory with the concession of two goals in either half proving their downfall.  The lads left everything on the field and we applaud their never say die attitude.  Cluainín Abu.


U15 Boys Championship – Our U15 boys were very unlucky to bow out of the 15aside championship at the semi-final stage when losing to Mohill by a single point on Sunday last in Mohill.  Full credit to the players who produced a superb team performance even in defeat. Special mention to Dominic Kelly, Kevin McManus and Stuart Gilbride who have mentored the boys all season.  Final Score 1-8 to 2-04.


Intermediate Championship – Congratulations to Fenagh on winning the Leitrim Intermediate Championship last Sunday and commiserations to Annaduff who more than played their part in two absorbing contests.


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 & U9 – Our Club Football Academy and U9 training will not take place this Friday due to midterm.

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


Club AGM – Our Coiste na nÓg and Senior Board AGMs will take place on Saturday 24th of November in the Bee Park Community Centre.  The Coiste na nÓg AGM will take place at 7pm with the Senior directly afterwards at 8pm.  All members and those wishing to become new members are invited to attend.


U16 Girls – Hard luck to our U16 girls team who lost to Keeldra Gaels last Sunday in Round 2 of the League. Best of Luck to Tommy, Martin. Dolores, Christina and the Girls as they play Ballinamore SOH at home this Sunday.


Olympic Champion – Congratulations to our fantastic club player Dearbhla Rooney who won a Bronze boxing medal at the World Youth Olympic games last week.  Dearbhla received a hero’s welcome on her return to Manorhamilton last Sunday night.


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 running 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.