The U13 team are away to Allen Gaels on Sunday @ 12 noon
The U13 team are away to Allen Gaels on Sunday @ 12 noon
The Draw takes place in Spirit Bar Mohill on 24th Feb 2018.
Keeldra Gaels Table Quiz – Keeldra Gaels Ladies are holding a table quiz this Friday the 26th January in Creegan’s Bar, Cloone.
Noel McManus Memorial Run – The club would sincerely like to thank Fiona, Laura and Dervla McManus for their donation of €1600 of proceeds from last year’s Noel McManus Memorial Run. The funds are being used to assist the continuing progress and fitting out of the gym in the community centre. The 2018 Noel McManus Memorial Run takes place this Good Friday the 30th March and includes a 50k cycle. This is always a fantastic event and we are looking forward to this year’s edition already.
T.P. REYNOLDS RIP – It was with great sadness the club heard that T.P. Reynolds, Fearglass, passed away on Friday 29th December 2017, following a short illness at Our Lady’s Manor Nursing Home, Edgeworthstown .
T.P. and his family are steeped in the history of Gortletteragh GAA. His father Hubert played for the club in the 20’s and 30’s. His sons Hubie, Joe and Desmond played for the club through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, while his grandchildren Eamon, John, Ciaran and Leona currently play for the club. His grand-daughter Lorraine has served as club Physio on many occasions.
T.P. starred with the club for many years, mostly at centre halfback where he was known as a strong, tough but fair opponent. He was centre halfback on the Junior A team who ended a 40-year trophy-less spell for the club when they won the League in 1949. T.P. wore the No. 6 jersey when they won the League again in 1958. He won a Senior League with Cloone in 1952 when Gortletteragh didn’t field a team.
After T.P. finished playing, he was a constant presence at matches, supporting his club all the way. At the time of his death, T.P. was a President of the Club and had been for many years. The large number of Club players and members who took part in a Guard of Honour at his Funeral in Fearglass showed the esteem in which he and his family are held in the community.
The Club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to his wife Maura, daughter Miriam, sons Hubie, Joe and Desmond, daughter-in-law Una, son-in-law Michael, (two more great Gortletteragh supporters), grandchildren Lorraine, Claire, Eamon, John, Ciaran and Leona, brother-in-law Eamon, sisters-in-law Catherine and Maud, neighbours and friends.
Go nDéana Dia Trócaire ar a Anam.
Club Draw 2018 – Tickets for our 2018 Club Draw are now available from players and club officers. We will be doing the rounds in the coming weeks and as always appreciate your support for what is our main fundraising project every year. There’s almost €5,000 in prizes on offer and with tickets costing €20 it represents great value for money. The Draw takes place in Spirit Bar Mohill on 24th Feb 2018. Prizes are as follows
3rd: €200 voucher sponsored by Spirit Clothing Longford
4th €100 voucher sponsored by Spirit Clothing Longford
5th €100 sponsored by Aurivo Mohill
6th €100 sponsored by C & M Agri Services Tooman
7th €100 sponsored by Barry Costello Auto Repair Tooman
8th €100 sponsored by Mitchell Meats Drumlish
9th €100 sponsored by Ralph Lennon Welcome Inn Cornageeha
10th €100 sponsored by Colum Fox
Christmas Santa’s vs Elves – The Santas and the Elves served up a thriller on St Stephen’s day. The proverbial game of two halves was played out, after a strong start from the Elves the Santas regrouped and turned in a good second half performance to force a penaltyshootoutt at the end. Well done to all the players young and not so young who turned out on the day. €1750 was raised for the University Hospital Galway Oncology Patient Comfort Fund, a very worthy cause. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting the event.
All support much appreciated.
Under 21 Final – Fenagh Gortletteragh took the field for the fourth year in a row in the Under 21 A Final hoping to cap the year off with a trophy. Old rivals St Manchan’s were the opposition and thanks to a fisted goal by Keith Beirne they held sway at halftime. The lads threatened to mount their trademark comeback when Riordan O’Rourke goaled late on but despite some last-gasp efforts, Manachan’s held on for a 1-11 to 1-08 win and disappointment for our lads. Having lost the last three finals in the grade was a blow but these lads have shown remarkable grit and have a never say die attitude that was evident in Pairc Seán last weekend. They are a credit to their families and their clubs and no doubt they will be back again as they continue their careers with club and county. Well done to the entire panel for their efforts and to their mentors Tom, Bobby, Sean and Paul.
SANTAS vs ELVES – A brilliant festive football spectacle is down for decision in Gortletteragh GAA grounds on St Stephens Day as a team of Santas take on their Elf counterparts. Following the success of last year’s big match where the Santas emerged victorious following a penalty shootout, the Elves are ready to reclaim bragging rights for 2018. Players of past and present are welcome to take sides in the battle and join in on the day. Throw in is at 2pm. Admission is optional. All proceeds go towards University Hospital Galway Oncology Unit. All parishioners are encouraged to come along and show their support.
Nollaig Shona – We would like to wish all players, supporters, parishioners, sponsors, and anybody connected with the club whether at home or away a very happy Christmas and peaceful, prosperous New Year.
U21 – Last week’s U21 game vs St Manachans fell foul of the weather conditions, this weekend the lads are away to Ballinamore SOH on Saturday afternoon, throw in 12.00 noon, time subject to change.
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