Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot at the weekend and the following numbers were drawn,10, 17, 19, 24. The following were winners in the draw, € 50, Helen Quinn Moydow Co Longford, € 30 Elaine Sheridan Moyne Co Longford,€ 30 Peadar Moran Kilcock Co Kildare. We thank everybody for supporting our club lotto. Next Jackpot € 7,400.00.

Club AGM – The club AGM will be held on Saturday, January 26 in the clubhouse at 9 pm and all members are asked to attend. This is the most important meeting of the year so we urge members and supporters to attend.

The Leitrim Wall –  The Leitrim Wall Committee is recruiting people to put their name on the Leitrim wall. It is envisaged that the wall will be completed in June and to have your name on the wall you should get your name registered now, Committee members will be contacting people to see if they are interested. Cloone people can contact Committee members Enda Tiernan or Gerry McGovern. This is proving to be a most popular fundraising venture with a serious interest being shown by Leitrim people near and far.

Congratulations – Congratulation to Aoife and Damian O Donnell on the birth of their baby son recently, another full forward in the making.

New –  was certainly the theme for last Sundays FBD league at Advantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday last. We had a new season, a new format for the FBD League, new rules, a new Mayo Management team, a new Leitrim manager and a new management team, a new Leitrim Sponsor, and Leitrim sporting their New Jerseys. Well if new was the theme beforehand, extraordinary was the word on every body’s lips afterwards as Leitrim turned in a massive performance to draw level with a vastly experienced Mayo team. To cap matters off it became a historic occasion when we had for the first time a game in a recognised competition finished on penalties. What a day to remember. This was a great start to the year for the new manager and his backroom team and indeed for the players and with performances like this we can look forward to the year ahead. Well done to all involved.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot at the recent draw and the following numbers were drawn were 21, 23, 24, 27. The following were winners in the draw. €50 Mark Leddy, Fenagh. €30 Tricia & Liz Oates, Trillick a Curry, Longford [online], €30 Jim Hickey, Listowel, Co. Kerry. There was no winner in the previous draw and the following were winners in the draw. €50 Owen Mitchell, Cloone [RIP] yearly ticket. €30 Sian Forde, Ballinaglera, €30 Mark & Ruth O’Donnell, Drumlegga, Cloone yearly Ticket. A big thank you to everybody who supported the Club Lotto.

Management Team – We are delighted to welcome on board our new team manager Paul Prior and his new selectors Philip Charles and Aidan Donoghue, and to wish them the best of luck for 2019. The turnout at training has been good and we look forward to the year ahead.

AGM – The club AGM will be held on Saturday January 26 in the clubhouse and all members are asked to attend. This is the most important meeting of the year so we urge members and supporters to attend.

Sympathy – We extend our sincere sympathy to the Heeran Family Adoon Cloone on the death of Irene Heeran recently. The Heeran family have been steeped in GAA tradition, and have contributed handsomely to GAA activities in the parish over a long number of years.

It is with great regret that we extend our sincere sympathy to the family of the late Jim Foy Riverstown Cloone, who died recently. Jim had been an active member of Cloone GAA in his young days and filled many important role, as a player, referee, umpire, linesman and indeed any other duty that was required. Jim also used his acting skills to great effect, to raise much needed funds for Cloone GAA when he participated in many local Drama productions organised by the club. Jim was also renowned for his dancing skills which he so eloquently displayed in Doherty’s Hall, much to the envy of the many young ambitious two left-footers in the hall. Jim would have taken his dancing skills to Maguires Hall in Correneary, to faraway places like the Wonderland in Bawnboy and indeed many more. Jim was a gentleman with a great love of music, and was much loved by all who knew him. To his wife Mary and his extended family we pass on our sincere sympathy.

Lotto Results – There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot at the weekend and the following were winners in the draw. €50 Peter O’Donnell, Drumlegga, Cloone, €30 Mary T. Kelly, Cornagher, Cloone €30 Enda McCrossan, Stockport, UK. The jackpot is over € 7,000 00 and we appreciate your continued support.

Congratulations – We extend our congratulations across our Parish, County and Provincial borders to Longford Co Champions Mullinlachta on their outstanding success in winning the Leinster Senior Club football Championship in Tullamore on Sunday last. This victory will give heart and encouragement to all the smaller Gaa clubs throughout the Country. Well done to all involved.

Leitrim Wall – As part of Phase one of the Leitrim GAA Fundraising venture’ The Leitrim Wall’ a number of people in a number of clubs were invited to participate in this fundraising venture, As the Cloone club was part of phase one, people in the parish have received brochures and correspondence in relation to the scheme. The Committee of the scheme are now asking people who have received the brochures to let any of the Cloone GAA committee, or Enda Tiernan, or Gerry McGovern know if they wish to participate, or the can just return the brochure as directed in the correspondence..


It’s nice to see the recently launched new Leitrim Jersey sponsored by J. P.CLARKES. New York has returned to the old style hoop across the middle. It’s a beautiful jersey and hopefully it will bring us into a new era when Leitrim will have a run of success.

LOTTO RESULTS – There was no winner of the lotto Jackpot at the weekend and the following numbers were drawn,1, 10, 11,and 28. The following were winners in the draw,€50: Brian McCabe, Drumlegga, Cloone.€30: Jennifer McNamara, Camber, Cloone.€30: Imelda Sheridan, Aughaga, Moyne. Next draw on Dec 8 in Creegan’s with the jackpot at € 7000,00.

UNDER 20 – St Manachan’s under 20 team were beaten by Melvin Gaels on Sunday morning last on a score line of 2 11 to 2 05 compliments to our players who gave of their best and well done to Melvin Gaels.

LOTTO – There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot at the last draw, and the numbers drawn were. 1,2, 13, 18. The following were winners in the draw, € 50 Betty Foley The Glebe Cloone, €30 Kenneth Hickey Co Mayo, €30 Jackie Brennan Cloone, The next raw is on November 24 with the jackpot at € 6,900.00 We look forward to your continued support.

UNDER 20 CHAMPIONSHIP – Congratulations to St Manachan’s who defeated Sean O Heslin’ss Ballinamore in the L.H. Leitrim Under 20 championship at the weekend. Well done to the local contingent who are part of the panel.

Under 15 – Well done to the Mohill under 15 team who won the West link coaches under 15, 15 aside football championship defeating a Gallant Allen Gaels team on a score line of 2 10 to 0 10. We extend our heartiest congratulations to the six stars from Cloone who part and parcel of this famous victory. We salute Sean Bohan, Brian Donohue, Cathal Donohue, Aaron McCrann, Anthony Luby and Conor Keegan for their part in achieving this great win. We look forward to these young stars being part of successful Cloone teams in the future.

Scór – It’s that time of year again and the club is presently preparing for the up and coming Scór na nÓg Coiste Chontae Liatroma. Any young people interested please contact the Club Scór coordinator.

Under 20 – With the football season slowly coming to an end the last remaining competition to be played is the under 20. All eligible players are asked to make themselves available.

Best Wishes – We extend our best wishes to Darren Keegan who recently had surgery for a shoulder injury. Darren will be ready for action for the 2019 season.

Lotto – The lotto draw will take place this weekend, with the lotto Jackpot at € 6,800.00 and your continued support is much appreciated.

Haunted Trail – Once again we had another very successful Haunted Trail on Saturday evening last, and we would like to thank everybody who was involved in any way. We would like to thank the huge crowd of people who did the trail, to all the volunteers from the club who gave of their time to ensure the success of the event and who put in many hours preparing for the event. Many thanks to all.

Tournament Victory – We would like to sincerely thank the Aughavas GAA club for inviting us to participate in the Gerry Keegan Memorial Tournament on Sunday last. We emerged victorious by two points following a very competitive and closely contested game. Our captain Declan Tiernan gave a very impressive speech when accepting the cup from Gerry’s grandchildren who represented the Keegan family. Great compliments to the Aughavas Club on a very well organised, and most enjoyable day of celebration of the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Park.

Under 15 – Well done to our under 15 players who were part of the Mohill under 15 team who secured a draw against Allen Gaels in the Westlink Coaches under 15 Championship in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday last. Watch out for details on the replay and make sure and support these up and coming stars.

Lotto – There was no winner of the club lotto at the weekend with the following numbers drawn, 11, 13, 19, and 21. The following were winners in the draw,€ 50, Christy Monaghan, Killashee St Longford,€30, Dylan Mitchell Mullingar,€ 30 Ryan Nichols Camber Cloone. Next draw is on Saturday, November 10th with the lotto jackpot at € 6,800.00. Please support our main fundraising event.

Haunted Trail – On Saturday evening next October 27th we present our Annual Haunted Trail which takes place on Bothar na Naomh starting at 6 30 pm and continues on till 10 pm. Registration is at the Community Centre with a cost of € 8 and all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. This has been a most popular event over the last number of years and this year’s trail looks set to surpass all previous events. This is a fundraiser for the club and your support is much appreciated. We would appreciate if as many volunteers as possible could be available on the evening to help with the running of the event.


Congratulations – Heartiest congratulations to Fenagh St Caillins who won the Smiths Monumentals Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship defeating Annaduff in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday last. Commiserations to Annaduff who put up a gallant performance. Sunday last brought back many memories of when Fenagh St Caillins won their last Intermediate title when they beat us in the 1974 final in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada after what was regarded as one of the better games of that year.


Tournament – On Sunday next at 3pm we play Aughavas in the Gerry Keegan Memorial Tournament which is being held as part of the 40th anniversary of the opening of Aughavas GAA Grounds. All players are asked to be available for this game held in honour of a man who managed our team in the mid-nineties and was held in very high esteem by everybody in Cloone. Cloone NS will play Aughavas NS for the Shane McGovern memorial cup at 12 30. It promises to be a great day’s entertainment and we urge as many as possible from Cloone to support the event. Compliments to Aughavas GAA on organising this event.


Sympathy – We extend our sincere sympathy to our former player and team manager Declan McCabe on the death of his brother Philip, whose funeral took place in Termonfeckin in Co Louth on Tuesday.

Lotto – There was no winner of the Lotto jackpot at the weekend and the following numbers were drawn, 1, 7, 14, 28. The following were winners in the draw, €50 Lynda Moran Cloone, € 30 Debra Keaney € 30 Breege Brady Aughavas. A sincere thank you to all who continue to support our club lotto.

County Finals – Commiserations to neighbours Mohill and congratulations to Aughawillan who regained the Fenagh cup in last Sundays Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Football Championship final. The two teams served up a very entertaining game of football played in ideal conditions. Fenagh St Caillins and Annaduff will have to meet again to decide where the Frank Reynolds Cup will reside for the winter following their draw on Sunday last. Our former club player Mark Beirne also made an appearance for his adopted club Annaduff on Sunday last. Best wishes to both teams in the replay on Sunday next.

Club Representatives – Well done to our two club representatives Aoife Tiernan, and Calvin Veesey who represented the Club at the under 7 game and parade at the County final on Sunday last. They did the club proud as they waved the Blue and Gold flag of Cloone in what was a beautiful array of colour on the day. Well done to the people in Coiste Chontae Liatroma Coaching and Games Development Department on this lovely initiative.

Lotto – There was no winner of the jackpot at the last lotto draw, and the numbers drawn were 1, 4, 16, 22. The following were winners in the draw, € 50 Michael Shortt Greagh, € 30 James Bolger Granard, € 30 Ciaran Casey Cloone. The Jackpot is now €6,500.00. Next draw this weekend in Creegan’s Bar, and your continued support is much appreciated.

Drama – On this Friday night October 12th Cloone GAA present the Acorn players with their hilarious 3 act comedy ‘LOOPHOLE’ in Cloone Community Centre starting at 8 30pm sharp. This is a side-splitting comedy that will have you shaking in your seats and begging for more. We are very fortunate to have this quality of entertainment on our doorstep, so we appeal to you not to miss what promises to be a magnificent night’s entertainment.

Haunted Trail – It’s that time of year, and once again due to popular demand Cloone GAA will be presenting their Annual Haunted Trail. This year’s event will take place on Saturday October 27th from 6 30 until 10 pm. While this event has been growing in stature every year this year’s event is set to surpass all previous years events and a night not to be missed for young and old. The trail which starts with registration at the community Centre will cost € 8 per person, and children under 16 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Sympathy – Cloone GAA would like to extend its sincere sympathy to the family of the late Jim Meehan Drumahair whose untimely death took place last week. Jim has been an outstanding servant of the GAA and has served the association so very well at Club, County, Provincial and National level.

The Leitrim Wall – The Leitrim wall is a new initiative being organised by Leitrim County Board to complete the final phase of the Centre of excellence at Annaduff. The concept of the initiative is that patrons would buy a brick, stone or tile on which they can have their own personal inscription, and will be mounted on a newly constructed wall at the entrance to the new Centre.

This initiative gives Leitrim GAA supporters an opportunity to have a loved one remembered, at the Gaa centre and also contribute to the future development of Gaelic Games in the county. Experience of this initiative in other places is that families use the stones or bricks to remember family members who have had an active involvement in the GAA whither as players or administrators. They are commonly used as gifts to families and quite an amount of interest is being shown from exiles who have been away for a number of years and want their family name embedded in the fabric of Leitrim and in the GAA in particular. This final project will fully complete the New Centre to the highest standards, and provide a top quality training Campus which will include the most modern equipment and training facilities for the future generations of Leitrim footballers.

People who want to purchase a brick stone or tile can contact any club member. By buying a brick you are ensuring that your family name will be remembered in the folklore of Leitrim GAA and you are contributing to the future development of Gaelic games in the County.

Smith Monumentals IFC – We had a very good victory over Mohill in the Smiths Monumentals Intermediate championship relegation semi-final in Aughavas on Saturday evening last coming out on top on a scoreline of Cloone 2 19 Mohill 2 07. Well done to the team and management. Well done to the Aughavas Club on having their grounds in pristine condition for the match.

Lotto – There was no winner of the Club lotto at the recent draw, with the following numbers drawn, 3, 4, 14 ,27. The following were winners in the draw.€ 50 Brian Gallogly Annaughbrennan Cloone, € 30 Darren Keegan Faughill Cloone, € 30 Maeve Reynolds Annaughbrennan Cloone. Sincere thanks to all who supported, and continues to support the lotto draw. Next draw on Saturday September 29th.

Croke Park Experience – On Saturday last a group of our under age payers and their mentors travelled to Croke park for the Connacht Council Gaa sponsored play and Stay blitz. The travelling party which consisted of fourty three players and fourteen mentors had a really enjoyable time. The day trip which included the blitz games and a tour of the Gaa Museum was thoroughly enjoyed by all and will no doubt leave lasting memories for the young players involved and will hopefully create a an ambition to return to the famous ground to represent club and county. Well done to the organising committee for this wonderful initiative.

Championship Play-Off  On Saturday evening next we make the historic visit to Aughavas to play a most important relegation Semi-final against Mohill. This is a very important game for the club as the winners will retain their Intermediate status, and the losers will play Aughavas in the relegation final. All players are asked to be available. Good luck to team and Management.

Croke Park – This weekend our under 12 players will make their way to Croke Park for the Connacht Council sponsored Play and stay games in Croke Park. This is a huge occasion for the players and their families, as they participate in a festival of football at Head Quarters. No doubt the occasion will leave lasting memories for our young players and hopefully they will come home with one ambition, to be back there again to represent Club and County at the famous grounds.