Under 13 Regional Game Centres are up and running. It is the perfect opportunity for young players to hone their skills in the company of their peers of the same age. Upcoming Game Centres are as follows:

The u13 regional game centres will take place over the coming weekend at the following venues.

·         Glencar Community Park,  Saturday 18th from 10am-11.30am.

·         Ballinamore & Annaduff regions will combine in the Leitrim GAA centre in Annaduff on Sunday 19th from 11am-12.30.

Please note: The u13 game centre is open to boys in their last year at the under 13 grade this year.

This Coaching and Games Development initiative took place at St Osnat’s GAA Grounds, Glencar on Saturday morning last.

Leitrim . . . 2-06 Longford . . . 0-10

A goal from Diarmuid Kelleher in the first minute of stoppage time saw Leitrim snatch a last-gasp victory over Longford in the Fr Manning U-16 Football Tournament Plate semi-final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday last.

Kelleher also scored the goal in the first half that left his side leading by 1-4 to 0-6 at the break, with the four points coming from the boot of Jamie Quinn (three frees). Longford dominated for much of the second half but some excellent defensive work by Leitrim and some poor shot selection meant that Leitrim were always in the game. Two Jamie Quinn pointed frees left the minimum between the sides entering the final minutes. Both sides were pressing for the winning score, the Longford goalkeeper making two fine saves, both from Kelleher shots, while at the other end Donal Casey and the Leitrim defence were forcing the Longford forwards into mistakes. Kelleher then forced home his second goal in stoppage time following another Leitrim attack.

Leitrim now meet Louth in the Plate final.

LEITRIM: Sean Reynolds (St Mary’s); Tom McKeon (Fenagh), Donal Casey (Leitrim Village), Shane McGloine (Melvin Gaels); Oisin Niblock (Rinn Gaels), Eoin McLoughlin (Fenagh), Francis McGovern (Ballinamore); Jack Hughes (Annaduff), Colin Moran (Allen Gaels); Daniel Maguire (Drumkeerin), Caolan Clancy (Melvin Gaels), Tom Prior (Ballinamore); Oisin Bohan (St Mary’s), Jamie Quinn (Rinn Gaels, 0-6, five frees), Diarmuid Kelleher (St Mary’s, 2-0).

Subs:- Shaifik Ohbihi (St Joseph’s) for O Bohan (33 mins); Niall Keegan (Mohill) for O Niblock (48 mins); Conal McGovern (Fenagh) for D Maguire (55 mins).

Due to cancellations, five places have become available for the John Morrison Coaching Workshop. ‘Games Senses’ takes place in Centre of Excellence, Annaduff, tomorrow evening commencing at 7.30pm.

These additional places may be secured by contacting Leitrim GAA Games Promotion Officer James Glancy on (086) 4082561 or email james.glancy.gda.leitrim@gaa.ie.

The cost of the workshop will be €5.

Fr. Manning Round 3

Leitrim 3 – 12    Meath 7 – 14

Midway through the second half of this very entertaining game, the scoreboard showed the sides level, 3-10 a-piece, however, in a three-minute blitz Meath ended the game as a contest, scoring three goals.

Leitrim started the game with a sense of urgency, Oisin Bohan and Caolan Clancy pointed frees and two superb goals from David O’Connell and Donal Casey left them leading 2 -02 to 0-00 after 4 minutes. Meath responded well, Points from Joe Moore (free), Matthew Costello(play) and a goal from Evan Corrigan pegged back Leitrim but further points from Diarmuid Kelleher(play), Caolan Clancy and Paul Keaney (frees) kept them in control.

Meath made two substitutions, bringing on Ian Birmingham and Conor Quigley and both players made an instant impact, firing over a point each and Birmingham setting up Matthew Costello for his second point from play. Meath levelled the game in the 20th minute with an excellent goal from Conor Quigley. Eoin McLoughlin replaced the injured Niall Keegan on the Leitrim team. Meath scored their third goal from a Luke Mitchell penalty which looked a very harsh call against the Leitrim defence. Jack Hughes and Tom Prior pointed, Oisin Bohan scored Leitrim’s third goal, reacting smartly to the ball coming back off the upright before Luke Mitchell brought the first half to an end with a pointed free.

Half Time – Leitrim 3 – 07      Meath 3 – 06

The second half opened with Meath points from Ian Birmingham, Matthew Costello and two pointed frees by Luke Mitchell with Leitrim replies from Oisin Bohan, Diarmuid Kelleher and Caolan Clancy, 12 minutes played and the sides level. In the following 3 minutes, Joe Moore(two) and Evan Corrigan goaled and further points from Mitchell, Birmingham and Colin Hawdon sealed the win for Meath. Two Caolan Clancy frees and 1 -01 from Meath sub Aitzol King ended the scoring.

Final score Leitrim 3 – 12    Meath 7 – 14

Leitrim will be disappointed at the manner of the defeat, they played very well up until the Meath blitz but players will learn that mistakes at this level are clinically punished.

Leitrim Panel

Sean Reynolds St Marys, Shaifik Ohbihi St Josephs, Niall Keegan Mohill, Tom McKeon Fenagh, Paul Keaney St Marys, Shane McGloin Melvin Gaels, Daniel Maguire Drumkerrin, David OConnell St Marys, Jack Hughes Annaduff, Colin Moran Allen Gaels, Peter Conolly Melvin Gaels, Oisin Bohan St Marys, Coalan Clancy Melvin Gaels, Donal Casey Leitrim Gaels, Oisin Niblock Gortletteragh, Eoin McLoughlin Fenagh St. Caillins, Matthew Early Leitrim Gaels, Francis Shanley Annaduff, Tom Prior Ballinamore S. O’H, Francis McGovern Ballinamore S. O’H, Jamie Quinn Gortletteragh, Conal McGovern Fenagh St. Caillins, Diarmuid Kellegher St Marys.

It was a busy weekend for the County Under 16 footballers. On Saturday last they hosted Offaly in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada and a poor start cost the team as the Faithful Boys recorded a 3-12 to 2-10 victory. However, earlier this afternoon the lads bounced back at the Laois GAA Training Centre with a terrific performance and were excellent value for a 2-14 to 1-5 victory over the home side. Well done to the team and management.

Next up for the lads is a trip to Duganny GAA Training Centre on Saturday next as they take on Meath.

John Morrison’s ‘Game Senses’ Coaching Workshop which will take place on November 9th at the Centre of Excellence has now been booked out.

County Coaching and Games Development U11 Blitz took place in Annaduff Centre of Excellence tonight. It was a huge success and our thanks are extended to all clubs who attended and mentors of the teams who helped organise.
A special word of thanks to Brian Blake for having the centre in wonderful playing condition and finally to Annaduff GAA club for use of their goalposts. Teams from Mohill, Bornacoola, Aughawillan/Drumreilly, Kiltubrid, St Mary’s Kiltoghert(2), Glencar/Manorhamilton(2), Dromahair St Patrick’s and Fenagh St Caillin’s played this evening and had a great experience.


Only 15 places remain on the John Morrison ‘Games Senses’ Coaching Workshop in Centre of Excellence on November 9th.

Bookings for the few remaining places can be reserved by contacting Leitrim GAA Games Promotion Officer James Glancy on (086) 4082561 or email james.glancy.gda.leitrim@gaa.ie.

Leitrim GAA Coaching and Games Development Committee is delighted to welcome back former Leitrim Senior Coach John Morrison to the county on Thursday evening November 9th next as he conducts a ‘Game Senses’ coaching workshop at County Centre of Excellence.

Bookings are now being taken for this workshop and you can reserve your place by contacting Leitrim GAA Games Promotion Officer James Glancy on (086) 4082561 or email james.glancy.gda.leitrim@gaa.ie.

The cost of the workshop will be €5.

People interested in a DVD copy of the two Donie Buckley workshops and the Paddy Christie workshop may order them directly from James Glancy at the above contact details. Orders placed in advance will be available for collection at the November 9 workshop.

Leitrim GAA workshops are back again due to popular demand the first one is a Donie Buckley Workshop, the current Mayo coach a huge draw for coaches in the county.

The former Kerry and current Mayo coach will give a workshop on Thursday, October 12in the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence from 7 to 9 pm on the theme of defensive play with a cost of €5 per person.

Donie’s course last year booked out in a matter of hours so all places are available on a first come, first served basis.

Contact Leitrim Games Promotion Officer James Glancy on 0864082561 to book a place. The closing date is Tuesday, October 10, so get in there quickly!

Connacht GAA Bursary Awards 2017/18

Connacht GAA have again reiterated their commitment to the ongoing educational development of its players and members by announcing details of the 2017/2018 GAA National Student Bursary scheme. Connacht GAA, in support of the National Student Bursary Scheme, will award bursaries of €750 to students attending Higher Education colleges.

The scheme, which is now in its eleventh year, will be open to members of the Association who are attending a full-time Higher Education course and who are active participants in their Higher Education club. Students who hold other GAA-related or a college scholarship/bursary will not be eligible to apply. Connacht GAA welcomes applications from those students in our province, (Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon & Sligo), regardless whether their attendance is at a college inside or outside of Connacht”. A number of awards in each province will be reserved for those excelling in the areas of coaching and administration.

Each bursary granted will be for €750 and payment will be made annually in two instalments of €375. Further information and application forms for this year’s scheme are currently available to download from www.connachtgaa.ie www.gaa.ie and http://he.gaa.ie/

Senior Inter-county players who were on their County’s Senior Panel in 2017 should apply for Bursaries via the Gaelic Players Association; further information at www.gaelicplayers.com.

All Applications (Connacht GAA Higher Education Bursary Application Form 2017) to be forwarded to;

Connacht GAA Centre,




Co. Mayo www.connachtgaa.ie

Phone: 094)9630335 Email: reception.connacht@gaa.ie

The closing date for application will be October 6th, 2017.

Applications received after the closing date will not be eligible for consideration.

GAA Youth Forum 2017 – Saturday 28th October

Are you a GAA player aged 12 – 21 years old? Would you like to improve your performance as a player? Would you like to learn how to balance the demands of study and sport? Would you like to get inside the minds of some of the top Inter-County players in the country?

If so, apply to attend the FREE #GAAyouth Forum supported by Sky Sports! The #GAAyouth Forum is designed by young players, for young players. The Forum will be a fun and informative with a mix of interactive exhibitions, workshops, high profile speakers and a Q&A session.

With workshops designed for three specific age-grades (12 – 15; 16 – 18; 19 – 21 years), players will leave the Forum having learned invaluable tips and tools that will help them to develop as a player and as a person.

There will be a number of activities at the Forum including:

· Exhibition Zone – interactive demos about everything from preparing healthy lunches to hurley care and repair!

· Plenary Session – Diarmuid ‘Gizzy’ Lyng will open the 2017 #GAAyouth Forum with the assistance of musicians from Rhythm Corporation.

· Workshops – experts, coaches and players including Orlagh Farmer, Ciarán Kilkenny, David Herity, Juliet Murphy and Cathal Cregg will address a range of issues from Fuelling Performance to Injury Prevention & Recovery to Juggling the Demands in a young player’s life.

· Lunchtime Laughs with Rory’s Stories – Rory O’Connor brings his renowned characters to life in an interactive comedy gig!

· Q&A – A range of experts and high profile players will answer your questions on a number of topics.

· Lunch Hub – Keep the energy levels high and enjoy the best grub Croke Park has to offer… all for free!



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