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
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
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
GAA Administrative Office
Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada
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