Glencar/Manorhamilton GAA Club Notes 07/03/2019

Sympathy – We offer sincere sympathy to the McDermott family, Curraghfore following the death of Frances McDermott.  We also extend sympathy to the families and friends of the late Marian Wierzchowski (Main Street, Manorhamilton) and  Haydar Yilmaz (Lurganboy).  May They Rest in Peace.

Gaelic4Girls Hits Glencar Manor by Storm – Gaelic4Girls has hit Manorhamilton by storm, with 34 girls descending on St Clare’s Primary School Astro Pitch to be treated to 60mins of great fun and coaching in Ladies Gaelic Football. This programme continues for another 7 weeks every Monday 7pm to 8pm at the same venue.  It is fantastic to see so many enthusiastic girls enjoying themselves, while learning the skills of Gaelic football.  It is open to girls aged 8-12yrs who are not part of a Ladies Gaelic Football Club and who are interested in learning the skills of the game. All girls in this age group from the area are encouraged to attend. They will be taught the basic skills of Gaelic football on a fun basis and will get to demonstrate their new skills at a fun mini-blitz. All girls will be presented with a Gaelic4Girls Jersey and certificate. Many thanks to our enthusiastic coaches for enabling the Club to run this programme.  A major bonus from the programme is that all participants will get the chance to participate in a Mini Blitz with another Gaelic4Girls site. The cost for the entire programme is only €10. Anybody who would like more details on this programme is asked to contact Bernie McMorrow on 086 1234634.

Leitrim Croker Bound – Our county ground was packed on Sunday last for the eagerly awaited visit of London with excitement levels at an all-time high.  The lads on the field did not disappoint and we now all eagerly await a trip to Croker on Saturday March 30th at 3pm versus Derry and Division 3 football in 2020.  Well done to everyone and especially Evan, James, Niall and Paddy.

Fixtures – Hard luck to our Division 3 team who were defeated by Melvin Gaels on Saturday last in Boggaun in their first fixture of the season.  They welcome neighbours Drumkeerin to Boggaun this Saturday evening for a 4.30pm throw in.

Underage Fixtures – Our two U13 teams found the going tough in terrible weather conditions versus St Mary’s last Saturday in Carrick on Shannon.  They battled to the end but the home sides were in top form.  They play Fenagh at home this Sunday at 12 noon.  Our U17s played really well against MacDiarmada Gaels but unfortunately the result went to the home side.  They welcome Allen Gaels to Boggaun this Sunday at 12 noon.  Good luck our three teams.

5K Walks – Our 5k walks in association with Get Ireland Walking and Operation Transformation have now concluded and we would like to thank Barbara Byrne and Niall Brady for organising and everyone who helped out in any way and those who participated.