Allen Gaels GAA Club Notes 07/03/2019

Division 3 – The adult leagues kicked off last weekend and we had a good win over an under-strength Glenfarne Kiltyclogher in the park on Saturday. Well done to the lads it was great to see big numbers out early in the season especially notable was the number of young players making their adult debuts with Eoin Smith, Chris McCrum, Colin Moran, Gareth Gilmartin & Cathal Reynolds all featuring. Colin with 1-05 & Gareth with 1-01 made a big impact and we hope to see a couple of others getting game time in the coming weeks, We play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins at home this Saturday at 4:30pm. Well done to the management team of Cyril McKeon, Danny Egan & James Wynne.

U-17’s –The lads play Mohill on Wednesday evening at 6:45pm and we are away to Glencar Manorhamilton in the next round. We have a number of injuries at the moment to we wish those players a speedy recovery and good luck to the team and to Farrell and Angus.

U-13’s – The lads were narrowly defeated away to Dromahair on Saturday and we are at home to St. Marys in the next round but no details of fixtures as yet. Best of luck to the team and management of Richard O’Loughlin and Enda Gilraine.

Dinner Dance – The dinner dance will take place on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day this year in the Lough Allen Hotel. Tickets are now on sale from any club officers priced €30. The Senior team will receive their Division 2 medals and St. Francis Ladies will receive a presentation on the night. Our special guest is Leitrim Senior Team Manager, Terry Hyland and MC for proceedings is John Lynch.

League Promotion – Congratulations to the Leitrim Senior Team & Management on achieving promotion to Division 3 after a decade languishing in the bottom tier. A special word for Diarmuid McKiernan and also to Kevin Lee & Dr. Alan Loftus in the backroom team. Everyone is now looking forward to Croke Park on March 30th.

Leitrim Supporters Club – Anyone wishing to support the team can do so by purchasing a Supporters Club ticket from club officers over the coming weeks. First prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place on April 6th.

25 Card Drive – The card game continues in Aras Padraig every Sunday night at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 07-08-26-27. The prize winners of €20 each were: Lola Blessing, Drumshanbo; Brian Foley, Carrick Road; Louise Keaney, Aughacashel; Margaret McTiernan & Mary Keenan, Carrick-0n-Shannon; Phil McGowan, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €5,400.