The finals of the Leitrim Hurling Poc Fada took place on Saturday in Carrick Golf Club. In an exciting new format which took place over six holes of the course the senior winner was Alan Duffy (Carrick Hurling Club) with 23 shots. Second was Gary Coone also Carrick Hurling. The other competitors in this category were James Glancy, Conal McGuire, Stephen Feeney, Gary McGovern and Ryan Lonican. In the Under 16 competition the winner was Damon Beattie (Cluainin) with clubmate Stephen Loughlin runner up. Also taking part in the Under 16 competition were Shane Beirne, Dessie Beirne and  Hugh Glancy. The winner and runner up in each category now go through to the Connacht finals in Ballyhaunis.  Some photographs are available here.



26-Jun-13 by Kevin Glancy

Hurling notes April 15th 2013
Connacht Táin league
Last week was a very busy week for the Leitrim representitives in the Connacht Táin league.  In division 2A Carrick and Cluainin Iomaint were drawn to play in Kiltubrid last Wednesday in a play off.  Carrick were vicorious winning on a score line of 0.17 to 0.07.  This win meant they had to play Belmullet on Saturday.  Carrick again had an impressive win over Belmullet on a Scórline of 5.07 to 3.06.  Carrick now have to play Castlebar Mitchels at the Connacht GAA 3G pitch Tuesday 16th at 8.30pm.  This will be Carricks fourth game in 12 days.  With quite a young team they will be hoping youth will be on their side as they take on the Mayo club and make history in the first year of the Connacht Táin hurling league.
Sligo hurling league –
Cluainin Iomaint under 16s recorded their second win last Wednesday evening when they beat Coolera/Strandhill on a scoreline of  4.10 to 6.08. Andrew Loughlin was man of the match for Cluainin as he comanded the defence.  In the forwards Damon Beattie continued his Scóring form by Scóring 2.03 while Martin Feeney scored 2.04. Feeney showed some lovely touches and scored some fine points. Ferghal Rooney first game back for the club also impressed and scored a great point on the run.  Michael Loughlin and Joe McGriskin netted the all important goals towards the end of the game to seal victory for the Manorhamilton men.  They play Naomh Eoin this wednesday at 7pm.
Lory Meagher cup –
The Leitrim senior hurlers will take encouragement from Longford winning the Allianz division 3B final over Sligo last Sunday.  Leitrim drew with Longford earlier this year in the National league and will also play Longford May 11th..  The senior hurlers begin their championship with a home game with Fermanagh on May 4th.
Under 14 hurling championship draw –
Wednesday 1st May –
Carrick hurling V Cluainin Iomaint
Ballinamore V Gortlettragh



16-Apr-13 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO

Leitrim Hurling notes February 11th –
Táin league results –
Carrick hurling 2.05 Cluainin Iomaint 0.06
Fixtures for Saturday 16th / Sunday 17th –
Cluainin Iomaint V Tuam 2.30pm At Connacht centre of excellence
Carrick Hurling V RoscommonÓgaels
Ballinamore Hurling V Coolera/Strandhill



14-Feb-13 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO

Connacht GAA Tain League 2013
Round 1 Results
Saturday 2nd February 2013
Division 2
Group 1

Cluainin Iomaint (Leitrim) 3-12 Belmullet (Mayo) 0-4
Tuam (Galway) 1-6 Carrick HC (Leitrim) 2-13

Group 2
Wolfe Tones (Longford) 3-23 Ballinamore HC (Leitrim) 0-0
2013 sees Cluainin Iomaint, Carrick Hurling Club and Ballinamore Hurling Club entered in the Connacht Táin League. Saturday 9th will see the county champions Cluainin Iomaint travel to Carrick in round two while inÓgroup 2 Ballinamore will play Castlebar at 3.30pm in the Connacht Centre of Excellence.



05-Feb-13 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO

Cluainín Iomaint and Gortletteragh played the Minor Hurling Final last Sunday at St. Marys GAA pitch.  With near perfect weather conditions and playing surface for hurling the supporters were treated to some wonderful hurling.  In a one sided game the Manorhamilton team dominated the game in all areas of the field.  Cluainín were on a high from winning the Under 16 Championship last weekend and with senior county players of Niall McLoughlin and Kevin Clerkin showing leadership Gortletteragh just could not cope.  Gortletteragh did have the fitness and physicality but their lack of practice with the camán and sliotar was evident. Niall Beirne and Enna Madden battled hard but the elusive James Rooney and Niall McLoughlin in midfield for Manor were much too strong.  Gavin O Hagan had to be alert to make two fine saves inÓgoals for Cluainín in the second half.  Martin Monaghan, Conor O Hagan and Micheal Feely commanded the full back line while the skillful Kevin Clerkin and Ethan Clancy won every ball that came their way in the half back line.  Karl McDermott at centre half forward for Cluainín will surely be making an appearance for the county team soon.  He was instrumental in all of Cluainíns attacks.  Alan McSharry also showed some great touches at corner forward.  In total Manor had nine players on the score sheet which shows that it was by no means a one man show.  Final score Cluainín Iomaint 4.13 Gortletteragh 0.03.
Well done to Cluainín Iomaint who are setting the standard for others to follow making a clean sweep winning the Under 16, Minor and Senior Championships.



26-Nov-12 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO

Cluainín Iomáint 1-11 Carrick 0-12

Cluainín claimed their first Leitrim Senior Hurling title in 53 years when they narrowly defeated Carrick at Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday.

The only goal of the game, which went the way of the eventual champions, came in the ninth minute from Niall McLoughlin.  Cluainín were dominant in the first half however, Carrick rallied well in the second half and actually led by 0-12 to 1-8 with 14 minutes remaining, thanks to a score from Clement Cunniffe.

Cluainín finished strongly, though, with a free from CaptainÓgary Hickey drawing them level in the 57th minute, before points from Man of the Match Michael Poniard and Mícheál Dolan sealed a famous win for the Manorhamilton outfit.

Great scenes of celebrationÓgreeted the final whistle and it was poignant that Gary Hickey lifted the cup alongside the last man to captain Manorhamilton to a Hurling Championship victory in 1959, namely Eugene Gilroy.

We take this opportunity to congratulate Cluainín and wish them the very best of luck as they host the Sligo champions Calry St Josephs this Bank Holiday Monday at 2.30 in Páirc Seán in the semi final of the AIB Connacht Club Junior Hurling Championship.

scorers — Cluainín Iomáint: N McLoughlin 1-3, G Hickey 0-3 (3f), D Poniard 0-2, Sean McTiernan, M Poniard, M Dolan (f) 0-1 each. Carrick: C Cunniffe 0-11 (8f), D Deegan 0-1.

Cluainín Iomáint — V Cronin, P Clancy, S Feeney, P Clerkin, Seamus McTiernan, M Poniard, P Loughlin, J OBrien, M McKeon, N McLoughlin, D Poniard, Sean McTiernan, K Clerkin, M Dolan, G Hickey. Subs: D Ryan for Hickey (h-t); D Kelly for Sean McTiernan (51), Hickey for K Clerkin (57).

Carrick — G Coone, T Clancy, B Kane, D Butler, D Hughes, J Glancy, D Byrne, G McGovern, V McDermott, C Cunniffe, P McKiernan, B Carroll, A Doherty, B Murray, D Deegan. Subs: C Maguire for Hughes (35).

Ref — J Sexton (Cork).



23-Oct-12 by Colette Fox – PRO

Cork referee John Sexton will make a round trip of almost 300 miles this weekend to take charge of the Leitrim Senior Hurling Championship Final.  Read the full story courtesy of the Irish Examiner



18-Oct-12 by Colette Fox – PRO

Leitrim Senior Hurling Final
The Leitrim Senior Hurling Final will take place this Saturday in Páirc Seán at 4.30pm where Cluainín Iomaint and Carrick Hurling Clubs will take centre stage.  Cluainín will look to win their first title in 52 years.
Under 8/Under 10 Blitz
Leitrim Hurling coaches Steve Feeney and Kevin McGrath have organised a hurling blitz for this Saturday 20th in Ballinamore at 11am for all Under 8s and Under 10s.  They hope that all clubs can support this. Any child who has never played hurling before or is currently playing with either the hurling clubs are encouraged to turn up.
Congrats Morgan
Congrats to Morgan Quinn on making the International Under 21 Shinty team where the cream of Irelands hurlers were picked to represent Ireland when they play Scotland on October 26th in Ennis at Doora Barefield at 7pm.



16-Oct-12 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO

Cork referee John Sexton will referee Saturday week’s Leitrim Senior Hurling Championship final in Carrick-on-Shannon.

The Limerick native, who is now living in Ballyhea, will take charge of the match along with his own team of umpires from Cork and Limerick.

Glencar/Manorhamilton face Ballinamore this Saturday for a place in the final against St Mary’s of Carrick.

Sexton has previously refereed Limerick and Cork county finals, an Allianz Hurling League Final and All-Ireland minor decider.



11-Oct-12 by Colette Fox – PRO

Under 14 Final
Saturday 06 October 2012
Pairc Tom Curtain Raiser to Senior County Hurling Semi Final
Gortletteragh/Carrick V Ballinamore
Refs to be appointed by the Hurling Board
U16 Club Hurling Championship
Friday 28 September 2012 in Ballinamore
Semi Final – Ballinamore V Gortletteragh
Final – Ballinamore/Gortletteragh V Manorhamilton
Curtain Raiser to Senior County Semi Final
Refs to be appointed by the Hurling Board
Minor Hurling Championship
Manorhamilton V Gortletteragh is been pencilled in for the 20 October 2012 depending on results of the Senior Semi Finals 
Senior Club Hurling Championship
Semi Final
6 October 2012 in Pairc Tom Carrick
Gortletteragh V Carrick Hurling
Semi Final
13 October 2012 in Pairc Tom Carrick
Glencar/Manor V Ballinamore Hurling
In the event of a draw, extra time of 10 mins of each half will be played.
Senior Club Hurling Championship FINAL will be played in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Shannon, on the 20th October, 2012



04-Oct-12 by Micheal Dolan – Hurling PRO

Stephen Dorrigan U13 Hurling Tournament

The Stephen Dorrigan Under 13 Hurling Tournament took place last Saturday with Carrick, Ballinamore, Gortletteragh and Cluainin Iomaint Hurling Clubs all participating and displayed great hurling skills.  St. Mary’s Hurling Club won the tournament and they were captained by the very skillful Lee McManus who will be a hurler to watch in the future.  All hurlers from the four clubs received medals for their participation in the tournament.

Under 16 Championship

Cluainin Iomaint played Ballinamore last Thursday in Drumkeerin.  In perfect conditions for hurling both teams fought hard in the first half with Cluainin missing some vital scores from frees.  Ballinamore grew with confidence as the game progressed and were 1.03 to 0.01 ahead by half time.  In the second half it was one-way-traffic as Ballinamore dominated in the main positions with Kevin Mullen fielding some spectacular catches with great support from Aaron McLoughlin, Niall McGovern, Aaron Hoare, James Hamill and Darren Maxwell.  Best for Manor were Peter Poniard, Andrew Loughlin, Stephen Loughlin and the hard working Mathew Kerrigan.  A special thanks to the Drumkeerin GAA club for the use of their pitch which was ideal for hurling and is a credit to their club. 



18-Sep-12 by Micheal Dolan Hurling PRO

The Stephen Dorrigan Under 13 Hurling Tournament will be played this Saturday the 15th of September in Ballinamore at 11am.

This year it caters for players Under 13. As it is treated as a Hurling For Fun Tournament hopefully everyone will have an enjoyable day. There will be medals for all players and a special Player of the Tournament award.
Well done to Andrew Loughlin of Manorhamilton who lined out for Kilkenny at half time in the All Ireland Minor Hurling Final last Sunday in Croke Park.



11-Sep-12 by Micheal Dolan Hurling PRO