Dunnes Bar Div 1 – The Senior lads defeated Carraigallen on Saturday 0-13 to 1-08 to maintain their push for promotion.
Swan Bar Div 4 – The Div 4 game was cancelled on Sunday as Cloone could not field.
Cul Camp – This year’s Cul Camp takes place in Dromahair from Monday 16th to Friday 20th July. Places can be booked on kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Paddy Collum U12 Cross Border League Group 2 – Unfortunately we were defeated in our first game against Fenagh/St Caillin’s in The Park on Thursday in the Leitrim/Longford Cross Border League. Next match is away to Granard on Thursday, June 7th.
Westlink Coaches U15 League – Our lads fell to defeat against St Brigid’s in the final on a scoreline of 1-17 to 3-05. The lads battled hard despite missing some key players but the boys who came in played admirably and this group will undoubtedly win silverware in the future.
Cumann na mBunscol – Well done to the pupils of Drumlease, Killenummery, Ardvarney, Leckaun and GS Chluanin who all competed so well in the finals last week. We are lucky to have so many talented footballers in our local schools.
Good luck to all the students sitting the Leaving and Junior cert exams over the next few weeks.
Scoreathon – Well done to all players who participated in our Scoreathon fundraiser last Saturday in The Park. It was a great club day and we extend thanks to all who sponsored the players, coaches of all age groups, parents who contributed to the cake sale and helped serve tea/coffee on the day which was kindly sponsored by McGoldrick’s Centra and to Kenny Casey for his hard work organising the event.
Dunnes Bar Division 2 – The lads are down to travel to play Carrigallen on Saturday at 7pm. Please support.
Swan Bar Division 4 – We play Cloone on Sunday at 12pm in The Park. All support greatly appreciated.
U12 Cross Border League – We play Fenagh/St Caillins on Thursday 31st May in The Park in the Paddy Collum U12 Cross Border League Group 2.
Kelloggs Cul Camp – This year’s Cul Camp takes place in Dromahair from Monday 16th to Friday 20th July. Places can be booked on kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Westlink Coaches U15 League – Our lads had a 5-15 to 1-11 win over Kiltubrid in the league semi final on Monday. We now play St. Brigid’s in the final with date/venue TBC.
Best wishes – Good luck to all who are preparing to sit their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert exams in the coming weeks.
Cumann na mBunscol – We wish luck to the pupils of Drumlease, Killenummery, Ardvarney, Leckaun and GS Chluainin in the finals this week.
Gaeilge – Más Fowley, Kelly, McMorrow, Gillmor nó McSharry thú, beidh spéis agat i sean-léarscáil (old map) de bhaile Droim Dhá Thiar. Tá sé sa leabharlann agus is féidir leat bualadh isteach chun é a fheiceáil. Gordon Rountree a bhronn (donated) é. Beidh Deirdre an leabharlannai an-sásta é a thaispeáint duit. Oscailte: Dé Máirt 12:30 – 4 & 4:30 – 6; Dé hAoine 2:30 – 4& 4:30 – 8.
National Club Draw – The draw was made last night for 5 €100 prizes from the tickets sold by the club in the recent National Club Draw. The winners are:
Leitrim GAA Strategic Plan – Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG is in the process of producing a Strategic Development Plan for the next three years.
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Josie Torsney RIP – On Saturday last we said farewell to our club president Josie Torsney. Josie a great Gael all of his life, had devoted his time to the development and progression of Gaelic games within the Dromahair community. He was one of the founders of the current St Patricks GAA club that we all enjoy today, when in the late 1960’s Josie entered a number of underage teams into competition. He had many roles within the club including Chairperson, Secretary and worked tirelessly on the club’s behalf to promote Gaelic games within the community
It’s well recognised that the first coach that a child comes in to contact with will be probably the most influential and that was certainly the case for those of lucky enough to be coached by Josie. He always treated everyone with respect and at the end of every game or practice everyone would come away feeling good about themselves. On the evening of a game or practice, Josie and his late wife Eileen would collect all of us at our doors and bring us by car to the village.When you look at the area that was covered in an evening, Killargue, Newtownmanor, Killavoggy, Killenummery, Drumlease and the village of Dromahair, many trips had to be made before and after the game.
He was well ahead of his time as a coach, his methods would fit seamlessly into any modern day game, Josie’s ability to break down each skill and explain to each of us how to perfect and practice our skills was rewarded in 1976 when St Patrick’s GAA club won its first underage title, the rural under-12 championship and indeed this team went on to win titles at U14 U16 and Minor.
In 1975 the club entered a junior team into competition, coached by Josie and in 1976 this team delivered the Junior championship to Dromahair, a remarkable achievement to bring the club to senior football within one year of establishing an adult team.
Josie had a great passion for Scor and Scor na nÓg and again he worked tirelessly over a range of different acts and groups to bring many county titles and a number of provincial to the club.
When you take into consideration the many other community activities that Josie was involved with, The Agricultural & Gymkhana Show, The Tidy Towns Committee, The Town Development Committee, The Park Development Committee, he was a Peace Commissioner and a Trustee of the Dromahair Park, you have to agree that Josie Torsney was a remarkable man. Josie’s legacy is immense, his shoes will never be filled.
St Patricks GAA club thank you sincerely, Josie, you made much difference to the lives of so many of us, past and present. We offer our deepest sympathy to the Torsney family and thank them for their support of Josie in all of his work within our community.
D’imigh laoch mór an bhaile, Josie Torsney uainn Déardaoin seo caite. Duine ab ea Josie a raibh a chroí sa chultúr Gaelach agus sa Chumann Lúthchleas Gael. Thuig sé go doimhin na luacha a bhain leis an eagraíocht sin. Bhí spiorad na nGael go láidir ina chuisle agus ní raibh aon rud nach ndéanfadh sé féin agus a bhean chéile Eileen (ata imithe ar shlí na fírinne) le seans a thabhairt do leaids óga an bhaile peil a imirt. ‘Ní bheidh a leithéid ann arís.
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