Lotto – Our monthly lotto draw took place on Sunday last. Numbers drawn were: 12, 13, 17 & 27. No winner of the jackpot. Prize winners were €20 Thomas McDonald, Manorhamilton, €10 Eugene Sweeney, Manorhamilton & Tom Maloney, Glencar. Thanks to all those who supported our lotto draw this month.
Leitrim Sports Partnership Awards – Thanks to all those from the club who attended the Leitrim Sports Partnership Awards on Saturday night in The Landmark Hotel. We were delighted to receive club of the year along with South Leitrim Special Olympics. It was a lovely way for our players and committee to be recognised for the hard work put in throughout 2018.
AGM – Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Sunday 9th December in the Rainbow Glenfarne at 3pm. Anyone wishing to make nominations for roles on the committee or submit nominations please contact Micheal McLoughlin for the relevant forms. We look forward to seeing all adult players, parents of underage and supporters in attendance on the day.
Dinner Dance – We are holding a dinner dance on January 5th in Rainbow Glenfarne to celebrate the lads achievements and that of the club. We will have former Kerry legend and RTE GAA Pundit Pat Spillane in attendance on the night. Tickets will be on sale next week.
White Collar Boxing – The night is nearly upon us. This Saturday night the boxers who have been training hard over the last two months will take to the ring. It all kicks off at 8pm in the Rainbow Glenfarne. Tickets can be purchased from Dolan’s of Dowra, O’Rourke’s Spar, Dowra, Clancys of Glenfarne, McGriskin’s Kiltyclogher, Gabriel’s barbershop Manorhamilton and MacManus Pharmacy Manorhamilton. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page over the coming days where we will release details on our boxers!
Connacht Championship – Our Connacht Junior Club Championship preliminary game takes place on November 3rd against Easkey in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada at 2pm. We hope to see a big crowd at the game to show your support to the lads!
Dinner Dance – We will be holding a dinner dance this year to honour our Junior Champions. It takes place on Saturday 5th January in The Rainbow Glenfarne. More details to follow in the coming weeks.
Junior A Champions – After 27 long years, we have been finally crowned Junior A Champions once again last Saturday evening in Ballinamore. As always, it was a titanic battle against our neighbours Glencar/Manorhamilton but we eventually crossed the line and deservedly lifted the Dick Ellis Cup. It is a remarkable achievement considering that we were barely able to field a team to compete last year. A huge congratulations and thank you to Joe Keaney, Dermot O’Rourke and Michael McGuire for all their hard work over the last year in guiding this team to the final. We appreciate the sacrifices you and your families have all made to make this success happen. To each player on the panel, we thank you for your commitment and determination in bringing success back to the club. After years of heart break and the loss of our beloved players, you have brought such joy and hope back to the parishes of Glenfarne and Kiltycogher. For that, we are forever in your debt. Commiserations to Glencar/Manorhamilton who were very gracious in defeat – we wish you every success in the future.
Thank you – The players, management and club committee would like to thank the huge number of supporters that travelled to Ballinamore on Saturday and to those who sent us many words of good luck and encouragement. Thanks to all the many clubs that supported us on the day and who also sent messages of support and congratulations. To those that stood out in the cold to cheer us on our trip home to the bonfires in Glenfarne, it was great to see such support and joyous scenes. A special thanks to Jim and Assumpta Clancy for sponsoring our post-match meal. Thanks to Ben McHugh, Pat McGriskin, The Cosy Corner and Ketty’s for hosting the teams..well into the night. Thanks to one of our stalwart sponsors John McManus and to the many people from Manorhamilton who joined our celebrations. Thanks to Ocean FM and Leitrim Observer for all the coverage they gave the final in the run-up to the game. Finally, thanks to the principals and staff of St. Michael’s National School Glenfarne & Scoil Mhic Diarmada Kiltyclogher for the welcome on Monday morning when we arrived with the Dick Ellis Cup!
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