In last week’s notes, we incorrectly stated that the Halloween trail was starting at 8 pm. Please note that it’s starting at 6 pm. For an experience never to be forgotten be in Cloone at 6 pm. It promises to be an unforgettable experience.


Having completed the playing activity on the pitch we now turn our attention to a little bit of history. Notes from the archives show that in 1970 Cloone GAA held their Annual Dinner Dance on the 27th of December and was attended by 186 guests. On January 7th the club held a very successful concert for Parochial funds and the proceeds amounted to £ 53. At a meeting of Leitrim Co Board held in Drumkeerin on 22 of February 1971, the Cloone senior team were relegated from Senior to the Intermediate championship, a competition in which only two teams played, i.e. Cloone and Melvin Gaels. The records show that Cloone were represented at that Co Board meeting by Sean Cooke, who provided the transport and a G McGovern. Cloone were grouped for the league with Carrick, Glencar Manor, St Aidan’s Gortletteragh, and Aughnasheelin. The 1971 league started on Sunday, March 7th and the following team represented Cloone on the first league outing of that year. Willie Mitchell, Kevin Foley, Pat Beirne Kevin Lennon, GerryMoran, Peadar Moran, Sean Smith, Jim McCabe, Tommy McNamee, Kieran Brennan, Mattie Joe Lennon, Damian Brennan, Gerry Tiernan (RIP) Gerry McGovern, Kevin Moran. The Cloone full forward had a torrid afternoon against a very prominent member of the Leitrim County Senior team of that year, and even though Cloone only had the required fifteen players, he says that he played the entire game in fear of being taken off. For all the local historians, who did Cloone play that day? Where was the game played? And who was the referee? No doubt you all know the answers. Answers on a postcard, please. Answers published next week. More to follow.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot at the weekend and the following numbers were drawn. The numbers drawn were 6.8,12 25. The following were winners in the draw € 50, Matthew Reynolds Adoone Cloone, € 30 Michelle Dimmock Cloone, € 30 Kealan Mulvanerty Aughnasheelin.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot at the last draw, and the numbers drawn were 6, 21, 18 23. The following were winners in the draw, € 50, Mark Creegan Cloone, € 30 Maeve Reynolds, Cloone, € 30 Leona Murphy Mohill. The next draw, with the jackpot at € 3,900.00 will take place this weekend and your continued support is much appreciated.


The club is presently planning the ever popular Halloween Trail fundraising event which this year is being planned for Saturday evening October 28th. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than previous years. More details later.


Come dine with me, the very popular fundraising event is once again back on the table, with the event being provisionally planned for Saturday night December 2nd. Once again the club is looking for volunteer hosts, so if you wish to get involved you can contact any club member.


The GAA National Club draw is once again up and running and the club will be taking part again this year. Having had a winner last year, no doubt there will be great interest in the draw again this year. The draw is sponsored by the GAA nationally with all prizes provided by GAA headquarters, which provides a huge opportunity for GAA clubs to raise some much-needed funds. Tickets will be available from club members.



We exited the Fox Memorials Leitrim Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening last in Dromad going down to Drumkeerin on a score line of Drumkeerin 0 11 Cloone  0 10. The winning point coming with the last kick of the game. Leading by 06 to 01 in the first half it will probably be remembered as a game we could, and should have won. Injuries to key players certainly did not help our cause, and probably contributed to our downfall. On a week of heavy rainfall we must compliment the Bornacoola Gaa Club on the excellent standard of the pitch on Saturday evening last, and also on their recently opened marvellous new facility.

On Saturday last we drew with Mohill’s second team in the FOX Memorials Leitrim Intermediate
football Championship played in Carrigallen, on a score line of Mohill 1 11 Cloone 0 14. We are now
through to the quarter final against Drumkeerin. This game will be played in the excellent grounds of
Leitrim Gaels Gaa at 5 P.M. on this Saturday evening. We urge all supporters to rally behind the team
and hopefully we can get a result on Saturday evening. Best of luck to the team and management.
This is another phase in a championship system in Leitrim Gaa that personally I’m not a fan of.

Compliments to Carrigallen GAA club on having their excellent facilities in top class shape for the
matches on Saturday evening. The stand proved a treat to shelter us all from the rain. Well done to
Carrigallen GAA.

There was no winner of the club Lotto Jackpot on Saturday night last. The numbers drawn were 3, 4,
16, and 26 and the following were winners in the draw,€ 50 Caoimh Lohan Longford € 30 Teresa
Slevin Drumdarkin Cloone, € 30 Kevin Keilty Ballinaglera Leitrim. Thanks to all who supported and
the club is most appreciative to all who, support the lotto draw.

On Saturday evening we have two games in the park, with Ballinaglera taking Carrigallen at 5 00 pm
and Mohill taking on Drumreilly at 6 30mP.M. The usual stewards are asked to be available.

Congratulations to Caroline and David McKeon on the birth of their baby girl last week. A girl
footballer for Cloone Gaa, and no doubt will follow in the footsteps of her aunt, noted Letrim star
County footballer Dee Ward.

We would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to Tiernan kellegher Annaughmacooleen,on
winning the All Ireland Under 12 miscellaneous on the saxaphone at the 2017 Comhaltas Ceoltóiri
Eireann All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis recently. Tiernan is not alone a highly talented musician he
is also a top class footballer and a member of our successful under 12 team this year. Well done
Tieranan from all at Cloone GAA.

We went down to Leitrim Gaels in the intermediate championship on Sunday last on a score line of
Leitrim 1 12 Cloone 2 06. Being Leeside for a few days I don’t have any more details. Next outing is
against Mohill on Saturday evening next in Carrigallen at 6 45 Pm. The best of luck to all.

Fixtures in the park on Saturday evening, wth Gortletteragh playing Aughawillan, at 5 15 PM and
Aughavas V Eslin at 6 25 PM. Stewards are to be available once again.


There was no winner of the club lotto at the weekend and the numbers drawn were 8, 15, 16, 25.
The following were winners in the draw, € 50 M/s Kathleen Shortt, Greagh Aughavas, € 30 M/s
Kathleen Shortt Greagh Aughavas, € 30 Mick Fitzpatrick Aughavas. The next draw will be held on
Saturday 2 nd September, with the jackpot at € 3,700 00. Your continued support is much appreciated.

The Fox Monumentals Intermediate championship continues this weekend when we play Leitrim
Gaels in Pairc Sean at 11 am on Sunday. This will no doubt be our most difficult assignment to date,
so we will be looking for improvement all round if we are to take the points here. Best of luck to the
team and management.

This is another busy weekend of championship fixtures in the Park. In the Connacht Gold Leitrim
Senior Football Championship on Friday evening Gortletteragh take on Allen Gaels, at 8 30, on
Saturday in the same competition, St Mary’s Kiltoghert take on Annaduff at 5 30 pm, and Mohill take
on Ballinamore Sean o Heslins at 7 pm. On Sunday morning in the Intermediate Championship
Carrigallen take on Kiltubrid at 11am, and on Sunday at 12 30 Bornacoola take on Fenagh St Caillins
in the Pyramid Bookmakers junior B Football championship. The usual stewards are asked to be

WE had a very busy weekend of activities starting on Thursday evening with the historic first ever
Thursday evening game played in the Leitrim championship. It was very interesting to note that this
fixture received notable criticism in the local media. Contrary to the criticism, it has to be applauded
that two clubs in Leitrim can agree to play a championship game on a Thursday night. Well done to
both clubs. The criticism was totally unjustified and came from somebody that didn’t know what
they were talking about. In relation the Author’s family playing with Leitrim, or being asked to play
with Leitrim they will probably follow in the author’s footsteps and continue to play their football in
Dublin. I’m not aware that they are on any inter County manager’s list, but probably Jim Gavin will
have first call. It’s a pity that people who don’t know what they are talking about would refrain from
making a fool of themselves on a subject that they have turned their back on.

Well done to team on a fantastic performance on Sunday last beating Killtubrid in round two of the
Leitrim Intermediate championship. This was a fantastic result and a credit to everybody involved.
Our next game is on Saturday next V Glenfarne Kiltyclogher on Saturday evening next in Ballinamore.

We wish the very best to star player Mark Creegan who heads off to Debuai on Friday next. Mark
will be a huge loss to our team and has given everything to the club over the last number of years
Enjoy your travels Mark.

CHAMPIONSHIP. .Another busy championship weekend this week end starting with Ballinamore
Sean o Heslins versus Aughawillian on Friday night. A Great game in prospect.