Leitrim GAA – Tickets will be going on sale soon for the Division 4 final, please ensure you are there to cheer the lads on, further details on tickets will follow in the coming days. Best of luck to the lads who will be in action on Saturday against Derry at 1600 in Celtic Park

Club Meeting – A club meeting will be held in the club room on Thursday the 21st of March at 21:00. All Welcome

St Felims Minor Medal Presentation – Well done to the St Felims Minor team, who were presented with their 2018 Minor Championship medals in The Kilbracken Arms on Sunday. Special thanks to Caoimhe Mohan from the Monaghan County team who presented medals to girls. Special thanks also Seamus O’Rourke and County Board chairman Aidan Heeran who also shared words of wisdom with the team on the night.

Nursery U9/U11 – Folks we plan on starting our training evenings for our Nursery, U9 and U11 on Monday the 25th of March at 19:00, please spread the word

Under Age Boys Matches – Hard luck to the u17 MacDiarmada Gaels lads who were narrowly beaten by St Marys in Pairc Naomh Muire on Saturday. The lads put in a good performance but as they say, goals win matches and St Marys 3 goals proved decisive with the final score 0:11 to St Mary’s 3:10

Team: James Honeyman, Aaron McBrien, Eoghan Shanley, Euan McManus, Aidan McCormack, Michael McKiernan, Michael Reilly, Danny McWeeney, Cillian McWeeney, Conal Doyle, Iarlaith O’Brien, Luke Doherty, Oisin McCarthy, Mark McCaffrey, Senan Harte, Eoin Curran, Barry McWeeney, Dylan Easterbrook, Seamus Wisley, Fiachra McGrath, Kuba Kominskey, Eoin Hamill, Paul Moran, Jason Beirne and Patrick Wrynne

Our u13 teams were also in action at the weekend with two matches played firstly against St Brigids which we lost by a score of 3:05 to 7:08 in a very good game. We fared better on Sunday with the lads beating Naomh Padraig by a score of 5:14 to 1:03

Division 4 – Well done to our division 4 who lads followed on their opening week win with another victory this time against Gortletteragh with the final score of 3:10 to 1:06

Division 3 – Saturday’s match against Allen Gaels was called off.

Leitrim Ladies UnderAge Development Fund – Leitrim Ladies underage development fund is the Tesco Blue Token Community Fund organisation of Choice starting this Monday in Tesco Ballinamore Please support

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – Folks Leitrim Supporters draw tickets are now on sale from club members, this is a fantastic opportunity to support the county and also to win some fantastic prizes. Your support would be greatly appreciated

Cúl Camps Venues 2019 – This year’s camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1st to the 5th , this is a great camp for all the children and further details for registering will follow shortly

Membership – Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make payment

Club Lotto Monday 11.03.2019

Numbers Drawn 4 5 2 6 3 7 0 1

Ní raibh aon bhuaiteoir den Lotto ar Dé Luan seo caite. Duaiseanna do dhaoine a bhí i láthair ar an oíche:

House Draw John Harte

Sponsored Andrias O Dubhthaigh

€40 €40 each: Brid Sullivan, Aghadark. Mary Quinn, Ardrum. Dessie Baxter, Owengallis, Bawnboy. Aodhan Mac Samhrain, Trathnona. Next week: Heritage Bar. Jackpot €6,350.

Liatroim  –  Best of luck to our Management and Team as they head for Celtic Park on Saturday to play Derry – good luck to our Clubmen Sean and  Conor.

Scór  –  Comhghairdeas to our Ballad Group – Brendan, Sile, Cait, Cormac and Shane on being crowned Connacht Champions on Sunday last and now head to the All Ireland Final in Castlebar in April – well done and good luck for the final.  Well done also to Sinead who took part in Solo Singing and our Rince Seit who also represented our Club and County.

Membership  –  Membership is now due rates for the year as follows –  €40 Non Player, €60 Player, €60 Family, €50 Student Player, €20 Juvenile up to 17 – our Registrars for the year are Jerome McWeeney and Keelan Mulvanerty.

A Date for your Diary  –  The Yellow River Drama Players are rehearsing for their big production A Wake in the West –  they will take to the stage in our Community Centre on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of March – this is a hilarious three act comedy so don’t miss it.

Great Day for Leitrim – There was great excitement in Pairc Sean on Sunday when Leitrim defeated London and gained promotion to Division 3. A fantastic achievement for the county and all involved. Well done to all the players and mentors. Congratulations to the three Gaels lads, Emlyn, Darragh and Cillian.

A Great Start to the League – The Junior team made a great start to the League when they defeated Glencar/Manor on Saturday in Manorhamilton. Well done to all involved. Final score was Melvin Gaels 4-15, Glencar/Manor 2-3. Next Game is on Saturday at 4.30pm when they take on Fenagh. Good luck to all.

Yearly Club Membership is now due – For our membership rates and to see other methods of payment online on the link below Melvin Gaels is one of the most progressive clubs in Leitrim currently and continues to grow in strength year on year with success on and off the field and our membership offers incredible value for money! We offer a safe and an enjoyable environment which benefits all both physically and mentally!
#melvingaelsabu #oneclub #bepartofit 


50/50 Draw – The winner of the 50/50 draw last week was Brid Mc Sharry, mill Road, Kinlough who won €290.Get your ticket now for this week’s draw.

Mark on the Park – The support for “Mark on the park” has been excellent so far. Thanks to all who have supported the project so far. Unfortunately, a lot more support is needed and the draw takes place at Easter. If you have not supported the project yet, please try to do so. This development will be a fantastic asset to the future generations of Kinlough and surrounding areas. The Committee is appealing to anyone who has yet to support the development to try to help, by joining the draw or sponsoring in any way. The fundraising involves “Make Your Mark on Melvin Park” for €100 which will represent a square of Melvin Park, entry into a draw, prizes 5x €1000, and your name on a commemorative plaque. To get your “Mark on Melvin Park” contact Spar, Kinlough or Pat at 0871787194 or Katherine at    087 287 0086 any of the Committee or go to www.kinloughcommunitycentre.wordpress.com.  Any donation would be greatly appreciated.

Allianz League – What a fantastic weekend for Leitrim football. The county will be buzzing for the next few weeks. Wishing Terry Hyland, his management team and the players the very best of luck with their preparations for the 30th March and the remaining games. Croke Park, here we come!
2019 Swan Bar ACL Division 4 – The first round of the division 4 league started on Friday night last, in Cloone under lights. Cloone got the league off to a great start with a convincing win over Eslin. The final score was 4:11 to 1:07. Well done to all involved. A big thank you to those who make sandwiches and much needed cups of tea after games, it’s greatly appreciated, especially on a cold Friday night!
Lotto Results – The numbers were 7, 23, 27, 28. 1st prize €50 Grainne/Rachel Reynolds, Corduff.  2nd & 3rd prize €30 Debra Neary, Aughacashel & Lisa Reynolds Adoon.
Congratulations – Congratulations to the 5th & 6th class pupils of Cloone N.S. who made their confirmation at the weekend.
U13 & U17 Boys Fixtures – The Under 13s play this Tuesday night in Cloone under lights. They play MacDiarmada Gaels, an amalgamation of the Sean O’Heslins and Kiltubrid. Division 1 game starts at 6.30pm followed by Division 2A at 7.45pm. U17 boys will play Wednesday evening in Cloone. They take on Allen Gaels, throw in at 6.45pm. All support appreciated.
New Arrival – Congratulations to Kevin and Elaine Reynolds on the birth of their baby boy Matthew.
Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Tickets –  Cloone GAA are now selling Leitrim GAA Supporters Club tickets online via the club website. Show your support and keep Leitrim at the top! The club gets commission on each sale so you’re supporting both club and county. Great prizes to be won with €5000 as first prize.

Carrigallen Lotto – Carrigallen lotto results no jackpot winner. The jackpot is €5,000 the numbers were 9,10,12,16. The €50 winners were Joe Tierney, Ciaran Gray, John McCabe and Rose and Aileen Kelly next draw is in MJ Bar Saturday 9/3/19.  Team on night Rory Harte, Grainne O Malley and Eamon Quinn

Leitrim Seniors – Well done to Eoin Ward Gary Reynolds and the Leitrim senior team and Management on their win over London on Sunday   The have Derry and Waterford to play then they’re in the league final on 30th March in Croke Park. Well done lads again.

Sympathy – Carrigallen GAA would like to extend their deepest sympathies to John, Barbara, Conor Ciaran, Ronan and Sinead  O Neill and extended O Neill families on the sad passing of their Mum  and granny Lily O Neill. Carrigallen GAA would also like to offer the deepest sympathies to the Mc Cabe and Mc Govern families Carrigallen and their extended families on the the sad passing of Thomas Mc Govern R.I.P
Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

U17’s Newtowngore Engineering – Well done to St. Joseph’s U17’s who defeated St. Mary’s in the league played in Aughavas last Friday. Final score: St. Joseph’s 2-09 St. Mary’s 0-09. Next game is away to Mohill this weekend. Keep an eye out for fixture details.

U13’s Barna Waste – Hard luck to our U13’s who were defeated by a point against Leitrim Gaels played in Leitrim last Sunday morning. Final score: St. Joseph’s 5-11 Leitrim Gaels 6-09. Our next game is at home to Rinn Gaels.


January Member’s Club Draw Results – €300 Ann Conlon, €200 Míchael Loughlin €150,Jimmy Forde,€100 Kenny Casey. Congratulations to all winners. If anyone would like to join the draw please make contact with a club officer.
Barna Waste U13 League Div 1 – The lads had a great win by 6-04 to 3-06 over Allen Gaels in St Osnat’s last Saturday. Our U17 fixture against Gortletteragh which was also down for last Saturday has been postponed.
U7/U9 Training – Training resumes in St Clare’s gym Manorhamilton every Tuesday. U7s from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and U9s from 7pm – 8pm. Registration forms will be available and it is very important that all players are registered for insurance purposes.
Table Quiz – Please support a table quiz in Fowley’s Bar, Dromahair in aid of Leitrim U14 girls team. Table of 4 €20 and spot prizes on the night.
Seachtain na Gaeilge – ‘Tír gan teanga tír gan anam’! Try using cúpla focal during Seachtain na Gaeilge which is continuing until Lá le Pádraig. Saying ‘Go raibh maith agat’ in a shop is a start – it’s all about confidence. When our language is gone it’s gone!
Má tá cleachtadh ag teastáil le haghaidh Scúdú Cainte na hArdteiste seol téacs go 086 0580034.
Leitrim Health Is Wealth – This year’s event takes place in The Bush Hotel, Carrick on Shannon on 27th March at 7pm. The aim of the conference is to promote positive health and wellbeing with guest speakers including former rugby international Alan Quinlan and journalist Paul Williams. All welcome and admission is free.
Leitrim GAA – Massive congrats to the Leitrim team on getting promoted to Division 3 and we look forward to making the trip to Croke Park on March 30th to cheer the lads on in the final.

County Team – Congratulations to the County players and management on promotion to Division 3 and a place in the Div 4 final in Croke Park at the end of March. The game against London was a nervous affair and underfoot conditions did not help but the team never lost their concentration and there were great celebrations when the game was over. Our lads Domhnaill and Shane were not found wanting and both have contributed immensely in every game. Our roguish Shane Quinn scored an important goal. Shane is striving to outdo his father Mickey Quinn (Cloone) who in 1990 scored a vital goal in a play-off that gave Leitrim promotion to Division 2. Shane has a long road ahead to catch up on his father’s feats- but it’s a start.

Recent Death – We extend deepest sympathy to the family of Maura Ridge who died in Westport last week. Maura was wife of the late Art and mother of Avril and Martin. Martin played underage for Mohill and Art was also heavily involved in football and hurling in this club. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Division 4 – The third team played the first adult game of the season on Saturday last against Kiltubrid in Pairc Philib. Kiltubrid were the winners but we congratulate everyone who turned up in such awful weather. The panel and scorers was: D Wynne, K Flynn, K Reilly, S Kilrane, N Conboy 0-1, P Casserly, N Flynn, P O Neill, Conor Beirne,0-1, Colm Beirne 0-5, C Baxter, John McGuinness, 0-1, D Gaffey, Jordan McGuinness, C Conway.  On Saturday next they play Bornacoola in Dromod at 4.30.

Underage Games – The Under 17s will play Allen Gaels under lights in Cloone on Wednesday in Cloone at 6.45. Under 13s continue their campaign and played MacDiarmada Gaels  in Cloone on Tuesday last. Report in next week’s paper.

Fundraising – We are giving notice that there will be a big fundraiser in June/July to keep the club running. Catering for an amazing amount of adults and children costs a lot of money each year and without the support of the ordinary people of Mohill and the surrounding parishes the club would not survive. People are also urged to join the Lotto which if fully subscribed would also be a great help. Join online by logging intohttps://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?LL_ID=1283#Anchor

Junior A League – Our first outing in the league campaign proved to be something of a wake-up call resulting in a heavy defeat away to Allen Gaels on Saturday afternoon. We can make all the excuses we like, a gale force wind, injuries and absentees, the time of year etc. but in the end we were beaten by a much better side on the day. There’s only one way to go from here. We have no match this coming weekend.
U13s – Our under 13s lost to Melvin Gaels at the weekend after a much improved performance by all accounts. Keep it going lads!
Leitrim Senior Team – Well done to all involved with the Leitrim senior panel on gaining promotion to division three following a great win over London on Sunday at Pairc Sean. This much deserved achievement comes about after many years of hard work and effort and is all the sweeter for that. We can all look forward now to a great day out in Dublin for the Div. 4 final.

CONGRATULATIONS – Congratulations to the Leitrim Senior Team who will now gain promotion to Division 3 after winning five games in a row.  The final score in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday was Leitrim 1-09, London 0-07. What a fantastic achievement. Well done to the team and management.

DIVISION 4 – We were narrowly beaten by Aughawillan on Sunday morning on a score line of Aughavas 1-10 to 0-15.  Our next game is in Aughavas against Kilturbid on Saturday 9th March at 4:30pm.

 ST JOSEPH’S BOYS – Well done to the U17’s who had a good win over St Mary’s on Friday evening last in Aughavas, this was a great team performance with everybody playing their hearts out.  Next game is against Mohill at the weekend.  Hard luck to our U13’s who lost out to Leitrim Gales on Sunday morning last in Leitrim Village.  We were trailing by 5 points at half time and kept trying hard to catch up in the second half, Leitrim Gaels defended very well and went on to win by 1 point.  We hope both teams can meet again later in the competition.  Congratulations to the members of our U 13 team who received the Sacrament of Confirmation in Aughavas on Saturday.  We hope everyone had a great day.

LOTTO – Our next Lotto draw will be on Saturday 9th March with Fintan & Pauline’s team hosting the draw. The Jackpot now stands at €12,900. Envelopes €2 or three for €5.

LEITRIM SUPPORTERS TICKETS – The annual Leitrim Supporters tickets are on sale and in big demand at the moment.  To secure your ticket, please contact any Aughavas Club Officer.  Tickets are €50.   First prize is €5,000. Draw takes place on Saturday 9th April, 2019.

LEITRIM WALL BRICKS – Please show your support for the development of Leitrim football by purchasing a brick on the Leitrim Wall by contacting our representative Ray McBrien (087669752).  Work will commence on this project very soon so If you have received a letter and brochures already or if you wish to buy a brick please contact Ray.

MEMBERSHIP – Club membership is now overdue. Membership runs in the calendar year from 1st January to 31stDecember.  Application forms can be got from Anna McKiernan 0877607026, Diane Charles 0860871550 or Ciaran Moran 0863686063. The membership Fees for 2019 are Adults/Senior Players €50, Students €25, Underage €20, Families €100, Gym Membership within Parish €50 Gym Membership outside parish €100.

Division 4 – The division 4 team start off adult football for the year on Saturday next when they take on Eslin away in Eslin at 4:30pm. Best of luck to manager Peter Goldrick and team.

Underage 13/17- The under 17 team continued their league campaign on Saturday and suffered their first loss of the league campaign against a stronger Melvin Gaels team. The under 13’s were in action on Sunday aswell. They played St Josephs and got their first win of the year.

Underage Girls – Training continues for under 10 and 12 girls on Friday evenings, at 6pm in the hall at the clubhouse. Bring runners.

National Draw – Best of luck to all that purchased tickets for the National Draw. The draw takes place this Saturday 9th March.

Leitrim Supporters Draw – The Leitrim GAA supporter’s tickets are now available from any club officer. If at all possible can you buy your ticket from a Leitrim Gaels club member as each club has their own allocation of tickets which they must sell, rather than outside the Club. The proceeds of this fundraiser will go towards the cost of preparing the Leitrim Senior team throughout the year. As usual, there is wide range of decent prizes for all members entered in the draw. You also get a car Sticker showing your support for Leitrim. Tickets are priced at €50.They can also be purchased in Mc Cormack’s Filling station.

County Team – Well done to Aidan Flynn and the Leitrim county team on another win in Division 4 beating London on Sunday in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada. They have now reached the final and are promoted to Division 3 in 2020. The final is Saturday 30th March in Croke Park at 3pm.

Club Gear – The club has a number of half zips various sizes available depending on size €45/€50. Contact Mark Chandler 0872695237. First come first serve basis.

Congratulations – Congratulations to John Farrell who graduated from Szent István University, Budapest as a Vet recently. The club wishes him many years of success.

Sympathy – The club wishes to express our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jimmy Stenson, Dublin Road Carrick on Shannon and Tommy McWeeney, Lismakeegan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Division 3 – The adult leagues kicked off last weekend and we had a good win over an under-strength Glenfarne Kiltyclogher in the park on Saturday. Well done to the lads it was great to see big numbers out early in the season especially notable was the number of young players making their adult debuts with Eoin Smith, Chris McCrum, Colin Moran, Gareth Gilmartin & Cathal Reynolds all featuring. Colin with 1-05 & Gareth with 1-01 made a big impact and we hope to see a couple of others getting game time in the coming weeks, We play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins at home this Saturday at 4:30pm. Well done to the management team of Cyril McKeon, Danny Egan & James Wynne.

U-17’s –The lads play Mohill on Wednesday evening at 6:45pm and we are away to Glencar Manorhamilton in the next round. We have a number of injuries at the moment to we wish those players a speedy recovery and good luck to the team and to Farrell and Angus.

U-13’s – The lads were narrowly defeated away to Dromahair on Saturday and we are at home to St. Marys in the next round but no details of fixtures as yet. Best of luck to the team and management of Richard O’Loughlin and Enda Gilraine.

Dinner Dance – The dinner dance will take place on the evening of St. Patrick’s Day this year in the Lough Allen Hotel. Tickets are now on sale from any club officers priced €30. The Senior team will receive their Division 2 medals and St. Francis Ladies will receive a presentation on the night. Our special guest is Leitrim Senior Team Manager, Terry Hyland and MC for proceedings is John Lynch.

League Promotion – Congratulations to the Leitrim Senior Team & Management on achieving promotion to Division 3 after a decade languishing in the bottom tier. A special word for Diarmuid McKiernan and also to Kevin Lee & Dr. Alan Loftus in the backroom team. Everyone is now looking forward to Croke Park on March 30th.

Leitrim Supporters Club – Anyone wishing to support the team can do so by purchasing a Supporters Club ticket from club officers over the coming weeks. First prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place on April 6th.

25 Card Drive – The card game continues in Aras Padraig every Sunday night at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Lotto – There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week the numbers were 07-08-26-27. The prize winners of €20 each were: Lola Blessing, Drumshanbo; Brian Foley, Carrick Road; Louise Keaney, Aughacashel; Margaret McTiernan & Mary Keenan, Carrick-0n-Shannon; Phil McGowan, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €5,400.

Sympathy – We offer sincere sympathy to the McDermott family, Curraghfore following the death of Frances McDermott.  We also extend sympathy to the families and friends of the late Marian Wierzchowski (Main Street, Manorhamilton) and  Haydar Yilmaz (Lurganboy).  May They Rest in Peace.

Gaelic4Girls Hits Glencar Manor by Storm – Gaelic4Girls has hit Manorhamilton by storm, with 34 girls descending on St Clare’s Primary School Astro Pitch to be treated to 60mins of great fun and coaching in Ladies Gaelic Football. This programme continues for another 7 weeks every Monday 7pm to 8pm at the same venue.  It is fantastic to see so many enthusiastic girls enjoying themselves, while learning the skills of Gaelic football.  It is open to girls aged 8-12yrs who are not part of a Ladies Gaelic Football Club and who are interested in learning the skills of the game. All girls in this age group from the area are encouraged to attend. They will be taught the basic skills of Gaelic football on a fun basis and will get to demonstrate their new skills at a fun mini-blitz. All girls will be presented with a Gaelic4Girls Jersey and certificate. Many thanks to our enthusiastic coaches for enabling the Club to run this programme.  A major bonus from the programme is that all participants will get the chance to participate in a Mini Blitz with another Gaelic4Girls site. The cost for the entire programme is only €10. Anybody who would like more details on this programme is asked to contact Bernie McMorrow on 086 1234634.

Leitrim Croker Bound – Our county ground was packed on Sunday last for the eagerly awaited visit of London with excitement levels at an all-time high.  The lads on the field did not disappoint and we now all eagerly await a trip to Croker on Saturday March 30th at 3pm versus Derry and Division 3 football in 2020.  Well done to everyone and especially Evan, James, Niall and Paddy.

Fixtures – Hard luck to our Division 3 team who were defeated by Melvin Gaels on Saturday last in Boggaun in their first fixture of the season.  They welcome neighbours Drumkeerin to Boggaun this Saturday evening for a 4.30pm throw in.

Underage Fixtures – Our two U13 teams found the going tough in terrible weather conditions versus St Mary’s last Saturday in Carrick on Shannon.  They battled to the end but the home sides were in top form.  They play Fenagh at home this Sunday at 12 noon.  Our U17s played really well against MacDiarmada Gaels but unfortunately the result went to the home side.  They welcome Allen Gaels to Boggaun this Sunday at 12 noon.  Good luck our three teams.

5K Walks – Our 5k walks in association with Get Ireland Walking and Operation Transformation have now concluded and we would like to thank Barbara Byrne and Niall Brady for organising and everyone who helped out in any way and those who participated.