Congratulations to both teams who reached the 13-a-side league final and who provided us with a very exciting and one to remember game last Wednesday evening in Leitrim Gaels Community Field.

It was agreed after a request was made that the final be played as an 11-a-side final as a result of injuries to two players from Garadice Gaels Mark Plunkett and Dylan Mimna and the first half with the wind at their backs saw Garadice Gaels the stronger of the two teams. Conor Gaffney was excellent in attack while Declan Flanagan and Fergal McTague played crucial roles in ensuring Garadice Gaels took full advantage of the wind as they opened up an eight point lead.

Garadice Gaels took the lead in the fourth minute with a point from Conor Gaffney after good play from Declan Flanagan. They went on to get another point when a free taken by Gaffney broke to Fergal McTague who ensured them of a point. Their third point was scored when Declan Flanagan made a great catch in midfield before driving forward to score the point himself.

St Francis struggled in the early stages of the game and their first point was scored when Diarmuid McKiernan converted a free but Garadice Gaels went on to score the first goal of the game by Conor Gaffney. However St Francis hit back with two points from Wayne Reynolds and John Crawford. However, the final ten minutes of the half was dominated by Garadice Gaels who looked more eager and took advantage of the wind when points were scored by Michael Prior followed by three converted points by Conor Gaffney and then went on to score an excellent point to give his side a 1-8 to 0-3 half-time lead.

With an eight point lead it seemed an impossible task for St Francis but as the second half progressed St Francis went up a gear and the first point of the half was scored by Shane Walsh and that was quickly followed by a Diarmuid McKiernan free. With six points still between the teams and 15 minutes left on the clock it seemed it was going to be Garadice Gaels final especially whenÓgoalkeeper Darragh McNiff made an outstanding save to deny McKiernan a goal after great play from Niall Sorohan and Wayne Reynolds.

St Francis reduced the lead to 5 five points with 10 minutes of the game remaining after Diarmuid McKiernan converted a free and within two minutes Wayne Reynolds and Diarmuid McKiernan scored two more points which meant that only a goal separated the teams with eight minutes to go. In the sixth minute of injury time St Francis were awarded a penalty which Diarmuid McKiernan scored which levelled the game. St Francis launched one final attack resulting in Diarmuid McKiernan being fouled by Rory McTague who was then issued with his second yellow card. Diarmuid McKiernan went on to convert the free which was the last score of the game and it ensured their one point lead. Final score was St Francis 1-9, Garadice Gaels 1-8.

 

St Francis

Kevin Moran, Padraig Clarke, Kevin Moran, Kyle Flynn, Shane Walsh (0-1), Alan McTigue, Brian Moran, John Crawford (0-1), Niall Sorohan, Wayne Reynolds (0-2), Diarmuid McKiernan (1-5),

Sub: Luke Bradley for McTigue (48 mins)

Garadice Gaels

Darragh McNiff, Donal McCabe, Pierce Dolan, Killian Lavin, Ronan Maxwell, Rory McTague, Fergal McTague (0-1), Ciaran O’Hehir, Declan Flanagan (0-1), Micheal Prior (0-1), Conor Gaffney (1-5),

Sub: Adam Kearns for O’Hehir (49 mins)

Referee: Michael Clancy

 

 

 

13-May-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

UNDER 12 Mini League Round 1
 Sat 11th May at 11-30am.

St Marys v Melvin Gaels
Dromahair v Fenagh-St Caillins
Drumkeerin v Allen Gaels
Glencar-Manor Bye

Leitrim Gaels v Gortletteragh
Ballinamore-Soh v Carrigallen
Mohill v Aughavas
Garadice Gaels Bye

Aughnasheelin v Annaduff
Bornacoola v Glenfarne-Kilty
Kiltubrid v St Osnats
Cloone Bye

 

 

10-May-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Round 1 Sat 11th May

Round 2 Mon 20th May

Round 3 Mon 3rd June

Round 4 Mon 10th June

       

St Marys v Melvin Gaels

Fenagh-St Caillins v St Marys

Glencar-Manor v St Marys

Allen Gaels v Melvin Gaels

Dromahair v Fenagh-St Caillins

Drumkeerin v Glencar-Manor

Melvin Gaels v Fenagh-St Caillins

St Marys v Dromahair

Drumkeerin v Allen Gaels

Allen Gaels v Dromahair

Dromahair v Drumkeerin

Fenagh-St Caillins v Glencar-Manor

Glencar-Manor Bye

Melvin Gaels Bye

Allen Gaels Bye

Drumkeerin Bye

       

Leitrim Gaels v Gortletteragh

Carrigallen v Leitrim Gaels

Garadice Gaels v Leitrim Gaels

Aughavas v Gortletteragh

Ballinamore-Soh v Carrigallen

Mohill v Garadice Gaels

Gortletteragh v Carrigallen

Leitrim Gaels v Ballinamore-Soh

Mohill v Aughavas

Aughavas v Ballinamore-Soh

Ballinamore-Soh v Mohill

Carrigallen v Garadice Gaels

Garadice Gaels Bye

Gortletteragh Bye

Aughavas Bye

Mohill Bye

       

Aughnasheelin v Annaduff

Glenfarne-Kilty v Aughnasheelin

Cloone v Aughnasheelin

St Osnats v Annaduff

Bornacoola v Glenfarne-Kilty

Kiltubrid v Cloone

Annaduff v Glenfarne-Kilty

Aughnasheelin v Bornacoola

Kiltubrid v St Osnats

St Osnats v Bornacoola

Bornacoola v Kiltubrid

Glenfarne-Kilty v Cloone

Cloone Bye

Annaduff Bye

St Osnats Bye

Kiltubrid Bye

 

 

Round 5 Mon 17th June

Round 6 Mon 24th June

Round 7 Mon 1st July

     

Drumkeerin v St Marys

Allen Gaels v Fenagh-St Caillins

St Marys v Allen Gaels

Melvin Gaels v Dromahair

Dromahair v Glencar-Manor

Glencar-Manor v Melvin Gaels

Glencar-Manor v Allen Gaels

Melvin Gaels v Drumkeerin

Fenagh-St Caillins v Drumkeerin

Fenagh-St Caillins Bye

St Marys Bye

Dromahair Bye

     

Mohill v Leitrim Gaels

Aughavas v Carrigallen

Leitrim Gaels v Aughavas

Gortletteragh v Ballinamore-Soh

Ballinamore-Soh v Garadice Gaels

Garadice Gaels v Gortletteragh

Garadice Gaels v Aughavas

Gortletteragh v Mohill

Carrigallen v Mohill

Carrigallen Bye

Leitrim Gaels Bye

Ballinamore-Soh Bye

     

Kiltubrid v Aughnasheelin

St Osnats v Glenfarne-Kilty

Aughnasheelin v St Osnats

Annaduff v Bornacoola

Bornacoola v Cloone

Cloone v Annaduff

Cloone v St Osnats

Annaduff v Kiltubrid

Glenfarne-Kilty v Kiltubrid

Glenfarne-Kilty Bye

Aughnasheelin Bye

Bornacoola Bye

     
     
     
     
     
     

 

 

 

05-May-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

 

 

Minor 13-a-side League Final

St Francis v Garadice Gaels

Wednesday, 1st May at 7pm

Venue: Leitrim Gaels pitch

 

 

30-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

 

 Under 8/10 Blitz

 
Saturdays at 10.30am
 
Dates: 27th April, 18th May, 8th June, 29th June, 20th July, 10th August and 29th August
 
 
 
 
Under 12 Mini League,
 
Round 1
Saturday 11th May,
Round 2
Monday 20th May,
Round 3
Monday 3rd June,
Round 4
Monday 10th June,
Round 5
Monday 17th June,
Round 6
Monday 24th June.
 
 
 
Groupings will be issued during the week.

 

 

30-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

 

Round 1
 
First named Team has Home Venue.
 
Under 8s and 10s Blitz  
Saturday 27th April 2013 @ 10.30am
 
Melvin Gaels v Glencar-Manor
Aughnasheelin v Annaduff
Kiltubrid v Leitrim Gaels
Fenagh-St Caillins v St Marys
Ballinamore-Soh v Carrigallen
Garadice Gaels v Bornacoola
Aughavas v Gortletteragh v Cloone
Mohill v Allen Gaels
Dromahair v Drumkeerin
Glenfarne-Kilty v St Osnats

 

 

 

 

 

 

22-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

 

Congratulations to both Ballinamore SOH and Carrigallan for reaching the under 14 13-a-side final after both teams worked extremely hard to get there but it was Ballinamore who emerged winners in the U14 13-a-side league final with Barry McGovern, Tom Prior and Conor McGrath playing a significant role in their sides victory.

It has to be noted that even though Ballinamore were deserving winners, Carrigallan played their part in what was a very enjoyable game. Colm Kiernan, Jamie Manus and Owen Connolly did their best to keep Carrigallan in the game but unfortunately as the game went on it was clear to see that Ballinamore would not be beaten with the final score Ballinamore SOH 8-05 Carrigallen 3-05

 

Ballinamore SOH

Jack Gallogly, John Conway, Nathan McCartin, Edvinus Mattadus, Mark Maguire, Dara Gleason, Cathal McHugh, Barry McGovern (5-2), Tomas Darcy, Christopher Maguire, Conor McGrath (1-1), Tom Prior (1-2), Sean Christie.

Subs used: Danny Smith (1-0), Stephen Flynn, Aaron McBrien, Joe Sweeney

Carrigallen

Andrew Hession, Jack Lynch, Eoin Kenny, Thomas Fisher, Ciaran Kenny (1-1), Philip O’Rourke, Sarunus Zenkovas, Colm Kieran (0-2), Evan O’Connell, Jamie Manus (2-1), Larry Reilly, Owen Connolly (0-1), Niall O’Rourke,

Subs used: Jack McManus, David Rawle

Referee: Gerry Gallogly

 

 

19-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

 

Galway opened up the Scóring with a point from Cormac Rafferty in the second minute of the game but Leitrim’s Conor Gaffney levelled in the following minute from a free. Galway went ahead again with a point from Eamon BranÓgan but Leitrim levelled again with a point from Kenny Cox a minute later.

Galway went ahead and in the 17th minute they had a three point lead with points from Jason Lyons, Paul Mannion and BranÓgan. In the 19th minute Leitrim got a point from play scored by Conor Gaffney.

Over the next few minutes Galway’s Dylan Thornton scored a point and Leitrim’s Paul Mannion replied with a free putting the score at half time Galway 0-7 Leitrim 0-4.

Leitrim opened the Scóring in the second half with a point from Conor Gaffney. Galway had a let off two minutes later when Kenny Cox failed to convert a goal chance from close range and in the 38th minute Galway’s Michael Daly increased their lead with a point.

Leitrim scored the only goal in the game and it came from Kenny Cox after a fine piece of individual play and the shot gave the Galway keeper James Healy no chance of saving. Within a minute Leitrim went ahead when Cathal Keegan shot over a long range point and the excitement in Pairc Sean was amazing when the Leitrim Supporters really got behind the team but unfortunately it was short lived as this was Leitrims last score of the match.

At this time Galway made a couple of substitutions and Galway levelled with a point from Michael Daly in the 43rd minute. Galway regained the lead in the 46th minute with a point from sub Darren Moran. Galway went on to add two more points from Paul Manion and subs Enda Tierney and Darren MoranÓgot a point each putting the final score Galway 0-14 Leitrim 1-06.

 

Leitrim

Darren Kenny, David Mulvey, Enda Fowley, Shane McGowan, Daire Farrell, Barry Nash, Aaron McLoughlin, Kevin McWeeney, Cathal Keegan (0-1), Bertie Cunningham,  Conor Gaffney (0-4), Evan Ward, Shane Doonan, Kenny Cox (1-1), Luke Murphy

Subs: Conor McCauley & Kevin Shanley for Doonan & Nash (HT), Conor Dolan for Cox (52 mins), Thomas McPartlan for Keegan (58 mins) Daragh Gordon for Gaffney (61 mins)

Galway

James Healy, Cormac O’Connor, Cathal Reilly, Luke Burke, Conor Rhattigan, Jack Parsons, Dylan Corbett, Jason Lyons (0-1), Stephen Lawless, Dylan Thornton (0-1), Michael Daly (0-2),  Cormac Rafferty (0-1), Paul Mannion (0-4), Eamon BranÓgan (0-2), Padraic Cunningham

Subs: Eoin McCormack & EndaTierney (0-1) for Rafferty & BranÓgan (41 mins) Darren Moran (0-2) for O’Connor (43 mins), Peter Cooke for Daly (54 mins) Peter Healy for J Healy (59 mins)

Referee: John Gilmartin (Sligo)

 

 

 

 

19-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

2013 KELLOGG’S GAA CÚL CAMPS LAUNCHED AT CROKE PARK 

GAELIC GAMES CONTINUE TO TOP THE POPULARITY POLL WITH PARENTS IN IRELAND 

Gaelic games continue to top the poll as the most popular sports played by Irish children, with seventy seven per cent playing either football (44%) or hurling/camogie (33%), according to a survey commissioned by Kellogg’s to celebrate the launch of the 2013 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps. 

The popularity of Gaelic games among Irish parents is reaffirmed by the fact that 42% of those surveyed, plan to send their children to a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp, in 2013.  Over 82,000 children took part in the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps in 2012 – a six per cent increase on the previous year. Having fun (30%) and value for money (25%) are the two most important factors parents consider when choosing a summer camp for their children. 85% of parents surveyed believed that the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps represent ‘good value for money’.

Speaking at the launch of the 2013 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps,  GAA President, Liam ÓNéill said: “Kellogg’s came on board as the title sponsor of the GAA Cúl Camps in 2012 and this has been a tremendously successful partnership, to date.  Kellogg’s support in 2012 delivered phenomenal results with Cúl Camps attendances up 6% on 2011.” 

Speaking at the launch, Kellogg’s Managing Director, Jim McNeill said: “At Kellogg’s we are committed to partnerships which support communities, enhance skills and deliver value for money for hard pressed consumers. We are delighted that our support of the GAA Cúl Camps has encouraged greater participation and we are committed to continuing this support in 2013, so that more Irish families can enjoy the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp experience.” 

Promotional packs of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes and Kellogg’s Rice Krispies will feature a unique code, which can be used online by parents to receive a €5 discount off the €55 fee for the 2013 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps. The unique codes will be printed on the inside of promotional packs, available in stores from April to August 2013. One code can be used per child, per registration, to avail of the €5 discount. Parents, simply log on to www.gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps to avail of this discount. Further discounts are available to families that register more than one child for a 2013 Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp, making them one of the most affordable national summer camps.

Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps provide boys and girls – between the ages of 6 and 13 – with an action-packed and fun-filled week of activity which revolves around maximising enjoyment and learning the skills of Gaelic Games. The camps are structured so that a different aspect of the game is worked on each day and children can put into practice what they have learned.  Over one thousand camps will take place in communities all over Ireland during July and August with 2,100 voluntary coaches giving over 30,000 hours of coaching to young children.

Speaking at the launch, Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps Champion, Padraic Joyce added: “I am delighted to get involved with the Cúl Camps programme this year, while there were no such camps in my day, I have mentored and coached at camps in my own club, Killererin, and I have seen how childrens’ skills can dramatically improve with expert coaching delivered in a safe and fun atmosphere. 

Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp Champions, Pádraic Joyce, Stephen O’Neill, Ursula Jacob, Noel McGrath, Louise Galvin and Rory O’Carroll attended the launch in Croke Park today.

 

 

 

18-Apr-13 by Colette Fox – PRO

The final round of this years Connacht Minor League takes place this Saturday afternoon (13th April) against Galway with throw in scheduled for 2pm.

 

 

12-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Last Saturday evening in Ballyhaunis a very strong Mayo team dominated from the beginning and Leitrim struggled for long periods in the game.

Mayo got off to a flying start and had scored 8 points in the first 22 minutes, Liam Irwin for Mayo scored a goal and a point in this period while Padraig Pendergast hit over twice with Liam Noone (free) and Michael Plunkett adding a point each.

It was in the 24th minute before Leitrim eventually got their first score with a point from Michael Clancy but Mayo went on to increase their lead with points from Plunkett, Ronan Carolan and Irwin (free) to put the home-side ahead by 1-8 to 0-1 at half time.

Three minutes into the second half Mayo increased their lead with a point from Ronan Carolan which was soon followed by a free scored by Conor Gaffney giving Leitrim their 2nd point in the game. Leitrim were unfortunate not to have scored a goal by sub Daire Farrell who drove a 38th minute goal chance wide. Two minutes later Leitrim scored their third point in the game by Shane McGowan and after that Mayo took complete control for the last 20 minutes of the game when hitting four points without reply. Pendergast added two points, sub Cian Hanley getting one and a free scored by Liam Irwin in the 58th minute.

Next Saturday Leitrim will face table leaders Galway in Pairc Sean MacDiarmad in their last game in the Connacht Minor League Campaign. This will be a tough game for them as I am sure confidence is low after the game last Saturday so it would be great and very much appreciated if you would come out and get behind the team so we can put it up to Galway.  

Leitrim

Stephen McPartland, Philip Dolan, Enda Fowley, Shane McGowan (0-1), David Mulvey, Aaron McLoughlin, Rory McTague, Kevin McWeeney, Cathal Keegan, Shane Doonan, Cathal McCauley, Evan Ward, Conor Dolan, Michael Clancy (0-1), Conor Gaffney (0-1),

Subs: Daire Farrell for McCauley (25 mins), Darren Kenny for McPartland (HT), Dean McGovern for Dolan (41 mins), Conor Moran for Ward (45 mins), Luke Murphy for Doonan (48 mins)

Mayo

Matthew Flanagan, Kieran McNally, Fintan Canavan, Eddie Doran, Michael Hall, Eamon O’Malley, Sean Conlan, Daragh Bourke, Padraig Pendergast (0-5), Tommy Waldron, Michael Plunkett (0-1), Stephen Burke, Ronan Carolan (0-2), Liam Irwin (1-3), Liam Noone (0-1).

Subs: Conor Beirne for Plunkett (HT), David Kenny for McNally (39 mins), Paul Kelly for Bourke (44 mins), Cian Hanley (0-1) for Noone (48 mins), Conor Loftus for Waldron (54 mins)

Referee: Ciaran McGovern (Sligo)

 

 

12-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Last Saturday evening in Ballyhaunis a very strong Mayo team dominated from the beginning and Leitrim struggled for long periods in the game.

Mayo got off to a flying start and had scored 8 points in the first 22 minutes, Liam Irwin for Mayo scored a goal and a point in this period while Padraig Pendergast hit over twice with Liam Noone (free) and Michael Plunkett adding a point each.

It was in the 24th minute before Leitrim eventually got their first score with a point from Michael Clancy but Mayo went on to increase their lead with points from Plunkett, Ronan Carolan and Irwin (free) to put the home-side ahead by 1-8 to 0-1 at half time.

Three minutes into the second half Mayo increased their lead with a point from Ronan Carolan which was soon followed by a free scored by Conor Gaffney giving Leitrim their 2nd point in the game. Leitrim were unfortunate not to have scored a goal by sub Daire Farrell who drove a 38th minute goal chance wide. Two minutes later Leitrim scored their third point in the game by Shane McGowan and after that Mayo took complete control for the last 20 minutes of the game when hitting four points without reply. Pendergast added two points, sub Cian Hanley getting one and a free scored by Liam Irwin in the 58th minute.

Next Saturday Leitrim will face table leaders Galway in Pairc Sean MacDiarmad in their last game in the Connacht Minor League Campaign. This will be a tough game for them as I am sure confidence is low after the game last Saturday so it would be great and very much appreciated if you would come out and get behind the team so we can put it up to Galway.  

Leitrim

Stephen McPartland, Philip Dolan, Enda Fowley, Shane McGowan (0-1), David Mulvey, Aaron McLoughlin, Rory McTague, Kevin McWeeney, Cathal Keegan, Shane Doonan, Cathal McCauley, Evan Ward, Conor Dolan, Michael Clancy (0-1), Conor Gaffney (0-1),

Subs: Daire Farrell for McCauley (25 mins), Darren Kenny for McPartland (HT), Dean McGovern for Dolan (41 mins), Conor Moran for Ward (45 mins), Luke Murphy for Doonan (48 mins)

Mayo

Matthew Flanagan, Kieran McNally, Fintan Canavan, Eddie Doran, Michael Hall, Eamon O’Malley, Sean Conlan, Daragh Bourke, Padraig Pendergast (0-5), Tommy Waldron, Michael Plunkett (0-1), Stephen Burke, Ronan Carolan (0-2), Liam Irwin (1-3), Liam Noone (0-1).

Subs: Conor Beirne for Plunkett (HT), David Kenny for McNally (39 mins), Paul Kelly for Bourke (44 mins), Cian Hanley (0-1) for Noone (48 mins), Conor Loftus for Waldron (54 mins)

Referee: Ciaran McGovern (Sligo)

 

 

12-Apr-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg