LOTTO – Our next Lotto draw will be held in “The Dugout” on Saturday 23rd March.  The Jackpot now stands at is €13,000. Lotto envelopes €2 each or three envelopes for €5.
ST JOSEPH’S BOYS – Well done to our U13 team who had a good win on Monday against Melvin Gaels in Carrigallen. We were short a few of our panel on the day but all the lads played well and the win puts us through to the knock out stages of the competition.  Thanks to Melvin Gaels for travelling to Carrigallen as this game was listed as a home fixture for them.
LEITRIM HEALTH IS WEALTH 2019 – Promoting positive health and well being in the Bush Hotel on Wednesday 27th March at 7pm.  All are welcome and admission is free.
Friday Night Lights – Well done to Aaron Fee, Patrick Gilgunn and Dylan Kilkenny on taking part in the recent Friday Night Lights initiative at the Centre Of Excellence in Annaduff, where the club also won coaching equipment. A huge thank you to Stephen McGurrin, Enda Lyons and Sean Gallagher from  Leitrim GAA Coaching for facilitating this. Thanks also to the parents involved for their great help in organising this.
Division 4 Final – A bus from Glenfarne to Croke Park for the Div 4. final against Derry will leave The Rainbow at 10am on the morning of the final. Tickets are 12euro per adult/child return. U16s must be accompanied by an adult. To book a seat contact Mary on 0873340002 or 0879108749.
Sympathy – The club would like to extend sympathy to Fergus and Elaine Burns and the Clancy family on the death of Kate Clancy, Glasgow. Also to Seamus McSharry and family on the death of his sister in law Loretta McGlinchey, Donegal.  May they Rest In Peace.
Fixtures – No details of weekend fixtures are available at the time of writing. Check these pages for further information.

Fun Games/Skills Camp – The club is holding a free6-weekk fun games and skills based camp for all primary school children in the area. Club players Ailish Cornyn and Seamie McMorrow will be the main coaches. It begins on Monday 25th March from 5-6pm in Dowra Resource Centre. Information leaflets with more details will be distributed into the primary school this week. Any parents, club players or members willing to help out at the camp please contact Ailish Cornyn on 0876908290 before Sat 23rd March.

Club Meeting – March Club meeting on Monday 25th March at 9.30pm in the hall. 200 club draw will take place on the night.

Race Night – Date for your diary is Sunday 5th May for the Annual race night. More details later.

Defibrillator Course – For all those who expressed interest in doing the course, it takes place on Thursday 21st March at 8pm in Ballinaglera hall.

Mac Diarmada Gaels U13s – Well done to our U13 team who had a good win over St Marys last Monday.

Dead Rubber – This dead rubber game between Leitrim and Derry had some good spells of football with Derry pulling away in the second half to take the points. Hard to call the next outing between those two teams who meet in the Div 4 Final at H.Q. on Saturday week.

Pipe Band – Congrats to two of our underage footballers Ciara and Cian Ferry who lined out for their first outing with the pipe band last Sunday at St Patrick Day parades in Carrick, Kesh and Mohill.

Leitrim V Waterford – Waterford make the long trek to Carrick to take on Leitrim in the seventh and final round of the league. Best wishes to the team and management on Saturday.

Shannonside Radio – Great documentary on local radio last Monday about the history of the Pipe Band in particular the formation of the band in 1949. Band also got a special mention at the Mohill parade re. their seventy years in existence on RTE’s roundup of the St Patricks Day parades.

Guess The Score Competition – Can you guess the score of the upcoming Division 4 Final between Leitrim and Derry? Cards are on Sale in the 4 Pubs in the Parish:

The Lakeside Tavern

Rockin Mollies Bar, Keshcarrigan

Sheemore Inn

Gerties Canal Stop

Division 4 – Kiltubrid Div. 4 team take on Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s next Sunday at 2:30 in Ballinamore.

NFL Predictions – Kiltubrid GAA NFL Predictions Competition Round 6 Winner is Iarlaith O’Brien with 19 Points. Paper Slips at €2 Each are available from any Player or the following Locations:

Gerties Bar, Keshcarrigan

Rockin Mollies Bar, Keshcarrigan

Lakeside Tavern, Drumcong

Sheemore Inn, Kilclare

Micheal Scollan Meats, Ballinamore

TalknTech, Drumshanbo

The Postponed Match Louth v Westmeath was marked null and void for this Round as Per Competition Rules.

Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets – Supporter’s Club Draw tickets are still available from the club. Details are available on Facebook.


Lotto – There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €5,500 with the numbers 18-23-25-27 drawn out. The 5 winners of €20 are: Sharon McNulty; Drumshanbo, Teresa McCawley; Dowra, Kaila Leigh Smith; Drumkeeran, Phil McGowan; Drumshanbo & Blake Smith; Drumkeeran. Next week’s jackpot now stands at €5,600. Thank you again for all your support.

Swan Bar Division 3 League – the juniors play Fenagh this Sunday morning in the league in Fenagh at 12 noon. Best of luck to James, Cyril, Danny and all the team. All Support greatly appreciated.

 Newtowngore Engineering U-17 League – The lads were well beaten by a strong Carrick team in the league on Monday afternoon last. We have no fixture details to hand yet. Check Facebook for more details

Barna Recycling U-13 League – The lads were well beaten by a strong Fenagh team in the league onMondayy morning last. We are down to play Manorhamilton next but no details to hand yet. Check Facebook for more details.

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

Leitrim – No joy last weekend for the lads against Derry and we play our last game of the league this weekend against Waterford in Pairc Sean on Saturday at 4pm before our trip to Croker for the league final so best of luck to Diarmaid, Kevin & Alan and the rest of the team and management.

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.

Dinner Dance – The Dinner dance was held last Sunday night in the Lough Allen hotel and a brilliant night was had by all. Well done to Colin Moran who was awarded the U-17 Player of the year, Cian Beirne Junior player of the year & Caleb Duffy Senior player of the year. Thank you to all who came along, John Lynch our MC, Terence Boyle, Terry Hyland, Late Night Radio, The Keane Family, Gareth Smith, Neil & Ann Marie McManus and all the staff of the Lough Allen Hotel and all the Committee for organising the event.

Sympathy – The Club offers our deepest sympathies to the Reynolds Family on the sad passing of Brendan in the USA. May he rest in peace.

Leitrim GAA – Well done to Dean and Shane who both started at the weekend, we wish them along with Oisin and all the lads the best of luck when they take on Waterford at 1600 this Saturday in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmaida at 1600

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

The club are organizing a bus to the match to cheer on the Leitrim lads at the division 4 final in Croke Pairc. If you would like to reserve a seat please contact Patsy Connaughton on (087) 684 6578

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

Nursery, U9 and 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 – Our u13 Amber team was in action at the weekend putting in a great performance against St Mary’s winning the game in Ballinamore by a score of 1:9 to 2:03, next match is this Thursday at 1730 in Manorhamilton. The Black team will be in action on Friday in Carrick at 1730

Team: James King, Noel Sweeney, Mark Aherne (0:1), Rian McManus, Michael Keegan, Louis Quinn (0:2) Harry Prior, Alex Cannon (0:4), Leo Dunne, Tom Moolick, Dara McCormack (1:01), James Winters (0:1), Keelon Gannon, Jack Moolick, Zack Winters, Luke Ruddy, Marcel Zelias and Adam Winters

Our u17 boys also had an impressive win as well Monday beating St Josephs by a score of 3:14 to 2:09

Division 3 and 4 fixtures – The lads will be in action on Sunday against Annduff at 12:00 in Ballinamore followed by the division 4 lads away to Kiltubrid at 14:30, best of luck to all the players

Leitrim’s Health Is Wealth – Leitrim’s Health Is Wealth takes place this year in The Bush Hotel Carrick On Shannon on Wednesday 27th March at 7pm. Speakers include Adi Roche, Angela Hayes, John Lonergan, Mikey Drennan, Kristen O’Reilly, Prof. Geraldine Mc Carthy and Alan Quinlan. MC on the night is Ballinamore Man Paul Williams. This is a night NOT to be missed and from the crowds of previous years it is advisable to come early to get a good seat!

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 18.03.2019

Numbers Drawn 2 4 3 5 6 0 1 7

Well done to Jackpot winner Tom Burns who wins €6,350

House €40: Bernadette & Martin Dowd Sponsored Breege Farrelly.. Next week: the draw will take place in Jackie’s bar with a Jackpot of €2000.

Lotto  –  results draw March 10th – Nos 5 10 15 16 – no Jackpot Winner – House Draw €25 Brendan Sammon  –  Sponsored Brendan Meehan –  €25 Michael McGirl, M.J. Creamer, Sharon Flynn, Michael Horgan, Leah Donohoe, Adrian Cullen  –  next Draw Sunday March 24th in Jackies with a Jackpot of €2,375 so make sure to have your ticeidi in the Drum.

Liatroim  –  Great to see such a big Leitrim crowd in Celtic Park on Saturday last despite the awful weather –  this was a Dress Rehearsal for the meeting of Liatroim and Doire in Pairc an Chrocaigh on March 30th Leitrim put up a good fight but a  few mistakes cost them great to have our two Clubmen Sean and Connor on the field – the game finished on a scoreline of Doire 2 16 Liatroim 1 12 – Well done to Jerome who has organised the Supporters Bus to all the away games – a fantastic service with great fun and banter –  not an easy job to organise and also having the pit stops and food organised – well done Jerome it appreciated by all who travel on the bus.

Yellow River Drama  –  All roads lead to Achadh ná Síleann Community Centre next weekend for the much-anticipated performance of  Wake in the West by the recently formed Yellow River Group – first night is Friday 22nd, 23rd and 24th with curtain up at 8 30 so make sure to get there in time – no booking.  Best of luck to the Cast and all involved with this production  –  Look forward to seeing you all in Achadh ná Síleann over the weekend.

Comhbhron  –  Deepest sympathy to the family of the late Michael Duignan Curraghnabania on the recent of Michael – may he rest in peace.

New Arrival – Many congrats to James and Joanne Gilmartin on the recent arrival of their baby boy, Daniel.

Hurling – Well done to our Senior hurlers who had a 1-18 to 4-6 win over Tourlestrane in the Dermot Molloy Hurling League on St Patrick’s Day.

Underage – Our U13 team played two home games against Dromahair in Division 1 and St Brigids in Division 2A over the Bank Holiday weekend.  They had mixed fortunes with the Division 1 side winning and the Division 2A side coming up short against St Brigids.  The U17’s fixture versus St Joseph’s was called off.  All fixture details relating to our U13 and U17 teams will be posted on our Facebook Page.  Please show your support.

Gaelic4Girls – This programme continues for another 6 weeks every Monday 7pm to 8pm at St Clare’s National School.  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. 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 – Hard luck to Leitrim who were defeated by Derry in Celtic Park at the weekend in what was a dress rehearsal for the Allianz League Final to take place in Croke Park on Saturday 30th March.  Good Luck to the team who play Waterford at home this Saturday at 4pm.

Leitrim Supporters Club – Leitrim Supporters tickets are now on sale from the Club for €50 and can be acquired by contacting Phil Flynn.

St Patrick’s Day – It was great to see a large crowd in attendance for the Manorhamilton St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday evening.  Full credit to those who organised and all who took part to make it a most enjoyable occasion for all ages.

Cúl Camp –The Manorhamilton camp will take place from July 1st to the 5th.  Further details for registering will follow shortly

U13’s – Well done to our U13’s who had a good win over Melvin Gaels in Carrigallen on bank holiday Monday. Our lads were guilty of some wayward shooting in the early stages but soon settled and ran out comprehensive winners on a final scoreline of St. Joseph’s 3-14 Melvin Gaels 2-03. We now qualify for the semi finals with no details yet of opposition or venue.

U17’s – Our U17’s suffered their first defeat of the league campaign after they were defeated by McDiarmada Gaels in Ballinamore last Monday. Our hosts were the much hungrier team and ran out convincing winners on a final score of St. Joseph’s 2-09 McDiarmada Gaels 3-14. Our final group game is a home game against Glencar/Manorhamilton next weekend. Keep an eye out for fixtures.

Friday Night Lights – Well done to our u14 players who participated in the inaugural Friday Night Lights initiative in Annaduff Centre of Excellence last Friday. In total 120 boys from all over the county participated in these informal games. Well done to Leitrim Co. Board for this excellent initiative.

Indoor training – Indoor training continues in Carrigallen Hall at the following times:
U9’s – Wednesday  6:30-7:30pm
U11’s – Thursday  6:30-7:30pm
U7’s – Friday 7-8pm

UNDERAGE REGISTRATION NIGHT – Registration for underage players will take place in the clubhouse, On this Wednesday 20th of March from
7-8pm. This is mandatory, all children must be registered with the club before training commences.
COME DINE WITH ME – “Come Dine With Me” takes place on the 6th of April. This is a great community get together. We already have some hosts confirmed and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would host a table on the night. Contact Gerry 0876383284 or Aisling 0866650504.
CONGRATULATIONS – Congratulations to Michael McHugh and Jennifer Scott on the birth of their baby girl Robyn during the week. Best wishes to all.
WEDDING BELLS – The wedding took place on Saturday the 16th of March of Gavin McGovern, Annaghmacoolen, Cloone and Sarah Sheehan in Cork. Gavin played with Cloone GAA at all levels and many neighbours and friends travelled to Cork to help them celebrate. We wish you both health and happiness in your future lives together.
DEEPEST SYMPATHIES – It was with deep shock and sadness that we heard of the sudden passing of Bridget (Bridgie) McNamara, Camber Cloone on Wednesday last the 13th March at her home. Bridget is the wife of Pat McNamara who has been the long-standing President of both the Men’s and Ladies GAA clubs. Their 8 children, 3 girls and 5 boys all played football for Cloone GAA at both underage and senior levels. There has rarely been a team without a McNamara on it and it has now carried on to their talented grandchildren who take on the reigns for Cloone and other Clubs.
Bridget was present at all events run by Cloone GAA, quietly and steadily supporting the community. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to her husband Pat, children Patrick, Michael Joe, Breege, Oliver, Mary Theresa, Carmel, Paul & Declan, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, 22 grandchildren, her brothers, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and many many friends. May her gentle soul Rest In Peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.
LOTTO RESULTS – Numbers drawn were: 1, 7, 8, 16 €50: Mary Reynolds €30: Lisa Reynolds €30: Clodagh Logan
DRUMREILLY GAA CLUB 30K CYCLE – Our club 30k cycle will take place Sunday the 24 March leaving Drumcoura at 10am and returning to Drumcoura.  Sponsorship cards available at present of Gerry Houston if you have not already done so. Entrance fee on the day will be €20 for anyone who would like to take part without collecting sponsorship. An added bonus on the day for all who takes part in the cycle will be in a draw for 2 tickets to the league final between Leitrim and Derry in Croke Park on Saturday 30 March.
UNDERAGE REGISTRATION NIGHT – Registration for underage players will take place in the club house, On Wednesday 12th of March from 7-8pm. This is mandatory, all children must be registered with the club before training commences.
COME DINE WITH ME – The club will be running “Come Dine With Me” on the 6th of April. This is a great community get together that has become a Cloone Tradition! We already have some hosts confirmed and would be delighted to hear from anyone who would host a table on the night. An option can be for two people to join together to host one table. All proceeds go to the upkeep of the park’s facilities and the running of the club. So grab your neighbours, family & friends and “Come Dine With Me”. Contact Gerry 0876383284 or Aisling 0866650504.
THANK YOU – We would like to thank Padraig Ford for the work he has done, power washing at the park. It was much needed and appreciated, it looks great thanks Padraig.