Condolences: The club wishes to express sincere sympathy to the family and friends of the late Jim Meehan, RIP. Jim was assistant treasurer of Leitrim GAA and was held in high regard among the GAA public in Leitrim, Connaught and beyond. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, the Dromahair club and his wide circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Ladies Final DVD: The ladies final will be shown in the Melrose Inn, Dowra, on Friday night, 12th Oct, at 9.30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and relive the excitement of a thrilling final.

County Champions – Sunday was a memorable day for the club as we witnessed our ladies team become Intermediate County Champions. This game had just about everything and kept our supporters on the edge of their seats till the final whistle. The team showed tremendous heart and determination to come back from 5 points down to win by 2. They led 1.5 to no score early in the first half thanks to a superb Mairead McCauley goal coming straight from the throw-in. Some timely interceptions late in the second half by Emma Dunne, Aine Flood, Aideen McKiernan and player of the match McCauley epitomised the never say die attitude of the girls. Tanya McPartland was an engine in midfield that drove the team on time and time again along with some excellent shooting. Mairead Flood worked tirelessly to help out the defence. Stephanie Reynolds was a rock at full back and supported greatly by her sister Annette and Emma in the corners. Michelle Monaghan kept everyone on their toes as she demanded the goal area. Half back line Dara Morahan, Eimear Gibbons and Meave Daly put in some great tackles and were solid throughout, with Daly popping up for an important point. Ciara McTigue, Aine Flood and Roisin McGrenaghan made excellent runs from half forward and supported Ciara McPartland and Ailish Cornyn in the full forward line, who both linked up well. McPartland won some important frees and Cornyn finished a well-worked move to the back of the net, which proved vital. Subs McKiernan and Katy Foley also made a great impact off the bench. Well done to the whole panel who worked so hard all year; Sarah Loughlin, Ciara Reynolds, Aideen Kane, Aoife Gilmartin, Sadhbh Sweeney, Niamh McDonagh and Rachel McLoughlin. We wish Rachel a speedy recovery from a hand injury and hope to see her back on the pitch next year. Congratulations on the hard-fought win and to the management Paul Martin and Gareth Smith. Thanks also to Ann Flood, Sinead Dolan, Verona Fitzpatrick, Bernie Blessing Lynch, Jackie Gibbons and Fergal Wynne for their help and support. Thanks to the fantastic supporters who came out in great numbers.

County Management –  We wish the new county management the best of luck for 2019 under manager Terry Hyland. We would like to congratulate Glenfarne native Padraig McGourty who is a selector for the team and Drumkeerin’s  Shane Bohan who will be their physio. Great to see North Leitrim representatives on the management team.

Championship Final – St Francis ladies play Mohill in the intermediate championship final on Sunday 30th September at 12pm in Ballinamore. They have been working very hard all year to get to this point. The club urges everyone to get out in great numbers to support the ladies. Be that extra voice in the crowd. Good luck to Paul, Gareth and the team.

Junior final DVD – This DVD is on sale in loughlins shop, Dowra for €10. A great memory to have and to watch back in years to come.

Championship – Hard luck to the senior team and management who lost out to Annaduff at the weekend. They got off to a poor start conceding 1-3 early in the game but recovered very well and showed great heart during the game. Unfortunately, Annaduff got the important scores at vital times in the second half that proved too much in the end. Hard luck to the team and management. Thanks to all the supporters.

Ladies Championship – St Francis ladies play Mohill in the intermediate championship final on Sunday 30th September. Venue and time to be confirmed. Please support the ladies on their quest for Championship glory.

Junior final DVD – This DVD is on sale in Loughlin’s shop, Dowra for €10. A great memory to have and to watch back in years to come.

Sympathy – The club wishes to sympathise sincerely with the O Connor family of Corglass, Ballinaglera on the death of their beloved mother Julianne O Connor. May she rest in peace.

Championship – Well done to the senior team who bet Aughavas last weekend. They play Anaduff at 4.30pm in Ballinamore this Saturday in the quarter-final. Best of luck to the team and management. Please support.

Ladies Championship – St Francis ladies had a great win over Fenagh last weekend. A date for the final has not been confirmed yet. Well done to the team and management.

Junior final DVD – This DVD is on sale in Loughlin’s shop, Dowra for €10. A great memory to have and to watch back in years to come.


Championship – We play our last game of the group stages against Aughavas on Sunday in a must-win game to make the quarter-final. The game is in Cloone at 1.30pm. Good luck to the team and management.

Ladies Championship – St Francis ladies are in the semi final against Fenagh at the early time of 10.30am in Kiltubrid on Saturday morning. Good luck to the team and management.

Junior final DVD – This DVD is on sale in Loughlin’s shop, Dowra for €10. A great memory to have and to watch back in years to come.

200 club draw winners for August – €100 Charlie Byrne €50 Sean Lynch, Drumshanbo €50 Brendan Regan, Manorhamilton.

Club Meeting – Tonight Wednesday at 9.30pm sharp in the community hall.

Intermediate championship – Our first team played Drumkeerin on Saturday evening and as always it was a tight and tough encounter. We came away with a one point victory, 0.14 to 0.13, to keep our championship dream alive. Well done to the team and management on the great win. We play Aughavas in two weeks in what is a must win game to secure a quarter final place.

Junior Championship – Hard luck to the junior team who lost out to Fenagh last Sunday 3.15 to 1.11.
Festival: Our recent festival was a great success. A big thank you to chairman Frankie Reynolds and his committee for their hard work in organising a fantastic week. Thanks to everyone who contributed and supported it in any way.

Senior Championship – We play Drumkeerin at 5pm Saturday evening in Drumshanbo. Best of luck to the team and management.

Junior championship – Hard luck to the junior team who lost to Aughawillan last weekend.

Ladies – Well done to St Francis ladies who beat Bornacoola/St Mary’s on Saturday morning 14 points to 1.4. They are through to the semi-finals with another group game remaining against Drumkeerin on 1st September.

Summer festival draw winners – €500 Pauline Woods €100 Seamus Mulvey and Mary and Cuthbert Donnelly. A huge thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets and to Colm Maguire for co ordinating it. It was a great success.

Festival – Thanks to everyone to helped out in any way for our annual festival and to everyone who supported it.

Championship – hard luck to the senior team who lost out to Cloone at the weekend.

Ladies – Our ladies play St Mary’s/Bornacoola in round 3 of the championship at 11am this Sat.  Please check fixtures for venue.  Best of luck to the team and management.

Championship – Well done to the senior team on a very good performance as they drew with Leitrim Gaels on Friday evening. They play Cloone this weekend. Please check fixtures. Good luck to the team and management.

Festival – It has been a great first weekend at our festival. Thanks to everyone who has come out to support it so far. It continues tonight, Wed: Table quiz in the Melrose Inn at 10.30pm. Thurs: 8.30 to 9.30 is a local history presentation by Conall O Murchadhain the hall. Pool competition in Keegan’s bar. Friday: A variety concert in the hall. Sat night: Music in Mulveys by John Jumbalia and the summer draw. Sun 12th is our sports day in the pitch, with an underage game, mothers and others game, bouncy castle, races, penalty shootout, a BBQ, DJ and lots lots more, closing night in Rynn’s bar music by Shane Shovlin. Tickets for our annual draw are on sale for €5.

Seniors – Hard luck to the div 1 team who lost out to Aughnasheelin on Saturday.

Championship – Our championship begins on Saturday evening at 7pm against Fenagh in Ballinamore. Best of luck to the team and management.

Ladies – St Francis ladies had an emphatic win over Fenagh on Sunday morning in round 2 of the intermediate championship. Well done to the team on a fantastic performance. Their next game is the 18th August.

Festival – The annual festival takes place from 3rd-12th August. See posters for details. Tickets for the annual draw are on sale for €5.

Swan Bar Div 4 league Champions – The club made history last Sunday after an extra time thriller that left spectators on the edge of their seat right till the end. Three late scores in extra time secured a 1.13 to 1.10 victory over Sean O Heslins. Damien McGourty and Colm Maguire were reeling in the years as they fired over 2 of those 3 scores with young Niall Mc Gourty putting over another fine effort to ensure the cup was going back to Ballinaglera. It was a fantastic team performance which produced some excellent fielding from Anton McGourty and Pauric Clarke around the middle. Hugh Gilmartin commanded the goal line superbly and a tight defence was marshalled by Barry Gilmartin and the Crawford brothers, John and Ryan, with James Mc Dowell and Patrick Mc Grail putting in some excellent tackles and running the wings all day. Captain fantastic Rory Mc Partland was the anchor at centre back. Up front the experienced Noel Mc Morrow worked tirelessly, with Ciaran Cornyn and Oisin McGourty providing excellent link up play and Gerard Clarke, Maguire and Mc Gourty chipping in with some vital scores. Micheal Crawford joined his two brothers on the field and made an immediate impact off the bench drawing important frees at a crucial stage. Well done to the whole panel, it was great to see the numbers on the subs bench. Congratulations to the team and hard working management of John Mulvey, Enda Gilraine and Barry Mc Gourty. Thanks to all the fantastic supporters who came out in great numbers. A great day for the parish!

Dunnes Bar Div 1 league – Hard luck to the team who lost to Gortlettragh and Sean O Heslins last week. We play Aughnasheelin in Ballinaglera at 7pm on Saturday. Good luck to the lads.

Ladies – Intermediate championship began on Sunday morning with a good win over Mohill 3.13 to 1.6. Next game is against Fenagh this Sunday morning. Check fixtures for details.

Festival – Our festival begins on 3rd August until the 12th. There will be lots to do for all the family. Tickets for the annual festival draw are currently on sale for €5 from festival committee members and local shops.