Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes w/c Monday 4 September 2017


Farewell Father Tom

Father Tom has departed to his new parish in Ballinaglera.  We wish him good health and happiness and thank him for his support to the club and our members during his time with us.


Back to School

We wish our club members who are new entrants to the local secondary and national schools a very enjoyable experience in their future academic years.


Academy Training

Academy training continues on Friday nights in Boggaun from 6.30-7.30 with large numbers in attendance.  The focus is on learning the skills and making friends through fun and games.  New players welcome at any time.


Unwanted Clothes Collection Fundraiser

We are very thankful for the support received from our club members and members of the public towards our unwanted clothes collection fundraiser which ran for the month of August.  Special thanks is due to Dermot McMorrow and the McMorrow family who coordinated the project at the Bee Park and from their home.


Minor/U16 Ladies

Our Minor Ladies team continued their winning ways last week with two wins over St Phelims on a scoreline of 9-20 to 3-3 on Tuesday evening and St Brigids on a scoreline of 7-16 to 0-6 on Thursday. The girls gave two excellent team displays on both days especially given the number of girls also involved in the Senior Championship the previous Sunday. This Tuesday the girls travel to Carrick to take on St Mary’s/Annaduff and they will be hoping to maintain their 100% success rate. We wish the girls and management all the best.  Our U16 game versus Allen Gaels was postponed on Sunday morning last due to an unplayable pitch. The girls hope to get their 2017 campaign started this Sunday versus St Marys at home at 11am. Best of Luck to Maire, Neil and the girls and please support if you can.


Wedding Bells

Congrats to club player Melissa Hewitt and Adrian Reynolds who tied the knot last Saturday and former player Paul Boylan and Michelle McTernan who were married on Friday last.  Good luck and best wishes to both couples for the future from all in Glencar Manor GAA Club.



Well done to our Senior Hurlers who represented the Club as Leitrim County Champions 2016 as the All Ireland 7’s in Dublin at the weekend.


Senior Championship

Our Seniors drew with St Mary’s on Saturday evening in Ballinamore, a result which seen them finish 2nd on scoring difference in their group (0-10 apiece).  They play county champions Aughawillan in the Quarter Finals this Saturday at 6.30 in Páirc Seán in a repeat of last year’s county final.  It should be a cracker.  Please support our lads.


Junior A Championship

Our second string drew with Melvin Gaels in the quarter finals of the Junior A Championship on Sunday last in Glencar Community Park (2-8 apiece).  The replay has being fixed for Saturday 16th September at 6pm at the same venue.


Underage Championships

Our U13’s received a walkover from Leitrim Gaels last Friday evening – their 3rd in this championship campaign.  Their last game is scheduled to be against Gortletteragh.  Both teams currently sit joint top in the 15 aside championship table on 12 points with Manor claiming the top spot courtesy of scoring average.  This game should be a thriller.  Our U15s played table toppers Kilmore Gaels last Monday evening in Boggaun in their final championship group game. Please continue your support to our underage teams.


U8/U10 Blitz

Our U8s and U10s play Dromahair this Wednesday evening in Boggaun.  There should be plenty of fun so be sure to come along.


U11 Tournament

An U11 Tournament will take place in Annaduff this Saturday and our club will be involved.


U14 and U16 Girls County Development Squads
Players from the club are invited to attend training for the 2018 U14 and U16 Leitrim Development Squads.  U14s for players born in 2004 and 2005 (12 and 13 years) takes place this Saturday (9th Sep) from 11am to 12.30pm in Leitrim Gaels pitch.  Enquiries to be directed to club managers Brendan McLaughlin and Dermot McMorrow.  U16s takes place also on Saturday morning at 10am in Drumkeerin.  Players born in 2002 and 2003 (14 and 15 years).  Enquiries to Marie Keaney and Neil Faulkner.

Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes w/c Monday 28 August 2017


New Arrival

The club extends hearty congrats to Dympna and Dermot O’Rourke on the safe arrival of their baby boy – a wee brother for Kate and Hannah.



We were all delighted to hear that our good friend Gazza finally plucked up the courage to propose to the lovely Fiona Evans.  Everyone in the club wish Gerard and Fiona a lifetime of health and happiness.


Leaving Certs

Congrats to our players who received their Leaving Cert results and we wish them all every success as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.



The club extend heartfelt sympathy to the McGinley family Letterbreen and formerly Carrick Road Manorhamilton following the passing of Gerald McGinley.  May he Rest in Peace.


Guess the Score

Our hurlers are currently doing a Guess the Score competition for the All Ireland Hurling Final between Galway and Waterford taking place this weekend.  €2 for a guess and €50 to the winner.  Please support.


All Ireland Final Tickets

The members draw for All Ireland tickets took place at the Club Executive Meeting on Monday night last.  Congrats to Karen Connolly and Marie Keaney who were the winners of the Hurling tickets and Collette Fox and James Johnston who came out of the hat for the Football tickets.


Club Lotto

The Glencar Manor fortnightly Lotto Draw took place in Killasnett Co-Op on 23/8/17.  Numbers drawn 1, 24, 25, 29.  There was no jackpot winner.  Well done to those who won €30 consolation prizes:  Grainne McTernan (Yearly Ticket), Michael Davitt, A Roberts, Austin McManus (Yearly Ticket) and Alan Sweeney (Yearly Ticket). The jackpot now stands at €6,750. Thank you for your continued support.


Kinawley Football Tournament     

Saturday was a wonderful day for our U8 and U10 teams as they competed with the best at the Annual U8 & U10 Kinawley Tournament in Co Fermanagh.  Our boys and girls were magnificent ambassadors for the club – playing delightful football, providing great enjoyment for their families and filling their coaches with a great sense of pride.  Both teams reached their respective Cup Finals against Derrygonnelly Harps with our U10s coming up just short on the day and our U8s crowned Cup winners. Well done again to both teams and their coaches Rob Campbell and Kenneth McMorrow (U8s) and Dominic Kelly and James Glancy (U10s).  Finally, we wish to express our sincere thanks and admiration to the Kinawley GAA Club who hosted this fantastic tournament and for looking after all our players, mentors and their families so well with their welcome and hospitality.


Unwanted Clothes Collection Fundraiser

Anyone wishing to make donations of unwanted clothes can do so up until this Friday night by contacting Dermot McMorrow on 08601768533 to arrange same.  The clothes are being collected this Saturday.  Many thanks to everybody who made donations to date.  We are very thankful for the support received from our club members and members of the public.


Club Camp

We were astonished by the generosity of our club members in volunteering in such large numbers for our recent Club Camp.  The success of the camp would not of been possible this year without the willing co-operation of the following people: Kevin McManus, Helen McManus, Patrick McMorrow, Dominic Kelly, Ciaran Sheridan, Fintan McGourty, Caoimhe McManus, Ronan Flynn, Aaron Hickey, Cian Killalea, Ruairi Sheridan, Jack Faulkner, Darren Gilmartin, Peter Poniard, Nathan McMorrow, Lily Sweeney, Thomas McDonald, Gavin Maguire, Luke Sheridan, Padhraic Corrigan, Collette Fox, Sheila McMorrow, Brennagh Harte, Eimear O’Connor, Shona Sheridan, Kate Johnston, Tara McLaughlin, Dearbhla McManus, Emma McLaughlin, Aisling Faulkner, Aoife Gilmartin, Leah Fox, Amanda Sweeney, Grainne O’Connor, Aoife Feeney, Cliodhna Boylan, Hannah Johnston, Alva Sheridan and Ethan Clancy.  A million thanks to each and every person.


Minor & U16 Ladies

Our Minor Ladies played St Phelims on Tuesday evening 29th August in Boggaun and they are at home again tomorrow evening (Thursday 31st) at 7pm versus St Brigids.  Please support.  The U16 girls have their first championship game this Sunday 3rd September away to Allen Gaels at 11am.  Best of luck to Neil, Marie and the girls.


Wedding Bells

Best of Luck to club player Melissa Hewitt and Adrian Reynolds who tie the knot this Saturday in St Clare’s Church Manorhamilton.  Good luck and best wishes for the future.


Senior Ladies

Hard luck to our Shane, Padraig and our senior ladies team who suffered a one point defeat to St Joseph’s on Sunday morning last in Leitrim Village. A great crowd turned out to support the ladies and were treated to a nail biting, tightly fought game as the girls fought to the end but unfortunately didn’t secure the win.



Well done to our Senior and Junior B teams who recorded weekend championship victories over Drumreilly and St Mary’s respectively.  Our Seniors play St Mary’s this Saturday evening at 5.15 in Ballinamore to decide who tops the group while our Junior B’s have now qualified for the semi-finals of their championship and will play Fenagh at a date yet TBC.  Best of luck also to our Junior A team who contest the Quarter Finals of the Junior A Championship this Sunday against neighbours Melvin Gaels at 12noon with venue TBC – check our Facebook page for confirmation.  Please support our teams and good luck to all.


Underage Championships

Our U13s got back to winning ways with a comprehensive win over Mohill in Boggaun last Thursday evening and unfortunately received a walk-over from Ballinamore SOH last Monday evening.  Despite holding a commanding half time lead our U17s suffered a 2 point defeat at home to Allen Gaels on Monday last.  Final Score 4-7 to 4-9.  On Friday evening at 7pm our U13s play Leitrim Gaels in Boggaun.  Please continue your support to our underage players.

Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes w/c Monday 21 August 2017



U12 Community Games

Hearty congratulations to Manorhamilton Area Girls Under 12 Gaelic Football Team and their management who won Bronze at the National Community Games Finals in Abbotstown on Sunday bringing national honours to their area, county and province.  The panel which is made up of players from Glencar Manorhamilton and St Patrick’s Dromahair GAA Clubs overcame the disappointment of losing their semi-final to the Westmeath champions – Coralstown, Kinnegad to go on to defeat the Ulster champions St Patricks of Cavan by 2 points to capture bronze in the 3rd/4th place playoffs.  Final Score 7-01 to 5-5 with goals from Amelie McGrath, Megan Rooney and Aine McLaughlin and a point from Anna Devaney.  Special thanks to Brendan McLaughlin, Gail Cummins, Sean McPartlin and Vincent McMorrow for preparing and coaching this great team to achieve the National medals they were awarded.  We extend congratulations to all the Leitrim competitors and teams who excelled over the weekend.


Unwanted Clothes Collection

Dermot McMorrow will be in the Bee Park from 7.30 – 9pm this Friday evening for anyone wishing to donate unwanted clothes to the club for our annual club fundraiser.  Many thanks to everyone who has made donations to date.  support.



Best of Luck to club representative Ailbhe Clancy who represents Ireland in the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan from August 19th to 30th.



After thirteen years in business, last Saturday marked the closure of Bredins Giftware Shop on Main Street. It was always a pleasure to drop in to Bredins where a friendly word and welcoming smile from Eileen, Kitty or Carmel greeted one and all. The club would also like to record and acknowledge the generous support Eileen and Arthur always gave to the club down through the years. For instance, a number of years ago Arthur and Eileen along with the Market Bar co-sponsored our annual Golf Classic to the tune of €1,500 and Bredins was an outlet for club merchandise and tickets for club events and a supplier of club trophies and medals . We wish them the very best for the future and sincerely thank Eileen and Arthur not alone for the support they gave our club but for the wider contribution they made to the life of our community. Go raibh maith agaibh.


Senior Hurlers

Well done to our Senior Hurlers who played their first competitive game in Boggaun in the Leitrim Senior Hurling League last Friday evening.  They marked the occasion with an impressive 1-13 to 1-8 win over Carrick Hurling.  Well done lads.


Leitrim Ladies

Hard luck to the Leitrim Ladies who lost  their All Ireland Quarter Final against Tyrone last Saturday in Pairc Sean.  The club was represented on the day by Melissa Hewitt and Dearbhla Rooney.


Senior Ladies Championship Semi Final

Good luck to our Senior Ladies team who play St Joseph’s in the Leitrim Senior Championship semi-final this Sunday at 1.30 in Leitrim Village.  The team are bidding to become the first team from the club to reach a Senior Ladies County Final.  It will take an almighty effort from each and every player and all supporters are asked to turn out in large numbers to give them the support they deserve.


Minor & U16 Ladies

Our Minor Ladies got their 2017 championship campaign off to a flying start with an away win over Allen Gaels on Tuesday 14th August.  Their next game is next Tuesday at home to St Phelims The U16 girls have their first championship game on Sunday 3rd September.  Best of luck to Neil, Marie and the girls



Best of luck to our senior team who play Drumreilly in Round 4 of the Connacht Gold Senior Championship next Saturday at 5.30 in Drumshanbo.  Our Junior B team suffered defeat at the hands of Leitrim Gaels last Saturday and they will be hoping to get their championship campaign back on track when they play St Mary’s this Sunday at 12.30 in Ballinamore.  Please support.


Underage Championships

On Friday last our U13s unbeaten run came to an end when St Mary’s defeated them in an away fixture. They are at home to Mohill this Thursday evening at 7pm. Hard luck to our U15s who were defeated by Fenagh last week.  They have a break now until September.  Our U17s were comprehensive winners in an away fixture over Kiltubrid last Monday evening and are at home to Allen Gaels on Monday 28th at 7pm.  Please continue your support to our underage players.


Glencar Manorhamilton Club Notes w/c Monday 14 August 2017



Glencar Manorhamilton GAA Club, its officers, players, members and supporters join in the many expressions of grief on the untimely death of Patrick Murphy in Boston, USA. Our memories of Pat are very real, of a player who always gave of his best when representing Glencar Manor and of a valued and extremely popular personality, both in the club and in the local community. Since news of Pat’s death broke, there has been an outpouring of heartfelt grief from all who had the pleasure of knowing him, particularly among his many, many friends and footballing peers in the Mullies and Manorhamilton area, all of whom are struggling to come to terms with his passing. Stories and anecdotes are recounted of a charming, pleasant, friendly and in-offensive character, with an absolutely bubbling personality.  His friends organised a Remembrance Mass last Monday evening, 14th August in Mullies Church, timed to coincide with his funeral mass in Boston. Large numbers attended this poignant service, to join hands in spirit with Pat’s family and friends in Boston.  The club extends sincere sympathy to the Murphy Family and we ask you to keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


U12 Community Games

Best of the luck to the U12 Manorhamilton Area Community Games team who contest the All Ireland Finals in Abbotstown Dublin this weekend. The girls have played fantastic football to reach this stage of the competition and we hope they can go all the way.  Thanks to everyone who has supported the girls on their journey – the people in Manorhamilton for supporting the bucket collection, their main sponsors MCI Ltd and other local businesses who have supported the girls; Killasnett Co Op, SuperValu and McPartland Fuels.



Best of Luck to club representative Ailbhe Clancy who represents Ireland in the 2017 World University Games in Taiwan from August 19th to 30th.


Leitrim Ladies

Best of luck to Leitrim Ladies and their management team who contest the All Ireland Quarter Final against Tyrone this Saturday in Pairc Sean. In particular we send our best wishes to our club representatives Melissa Hewitt and Dearbhla Rooney.


Minor & U16 Ladies

Our Minor Ladies kick off their 2017 season with a game away to Allen Gaels on Tuesday evening 14th August 2017.

This week also sees the competition commence for the U16 ladies as they play Mohill this Sunday morning at 11am in the Bee Park.  Both teams are hoping to kick off their 2017 seasons with a win after months of hard work. Best of luck to Neil, Marie and the girls


Club Football Camp

A whopping 140 children attended our Annual Club Camp from Monday to Wednesday of this week in the Bee Park.  They all had a great time under the watchful eyes of our wonderful volunteer coaches who are a credit to their families and our club.



Hard luck to our senior team who were defeated in Round 3 of the Connacht Gold Leitrim Football Championship by Bornacoola in Drumshanbo on Saturday.  A dominant first half performance by the Bors which seen them take an 11 point lead into the dressing room proved our downfall and despite a spirited and commanding second half performance by our lads they could not bridge the gap.  Finalscore 2-11 to 0-13.  Our Junior A team were flying on all cylinders in their Round 2 championship win over Gortletteragh in Ballinamore on Sunday.  Final Score: 3-21 to 1-7.  The win has qualified them for the quarter finals where an open draw will decide their opposition.  Well done to the team.  Our Junior B team take their maiden voyage in the Championship versus Leitrim Gaels this Saturday at 7pm in Ballinamore.  We wish the team and management the very best of luck.


Underage Championship

This Friday our U13s travel to play St Mary’s for a 7pm throw in.  They really appreciate a good travelling support.  Our U17s are away to Kiltubrid next Monday evening at 7pm and are at home to Allen Gaels on Thursday 24th at 7pm.  Please support the lads.