Round 4

Leitrim v Mayo

Date: Saturday, 6th April

Venue: Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence

Throw In: 5.30


Referee: M. Flaherty (Roscommon)



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

In the opening 10 minutes Leitrim showed promise as they started off the game well with good movement and they opened the Scóring with a Cathal McCauley free and a fine Conor Gaffney point in the first four minutes but Leitrim were dealt a blow when Longford’€’s Martin Cassidy scored Longford’€’s first goal.

Leitrim hit back with a point from Daire Farrell who soloed through for a fine point but it was clear to see at this stage that Longford was dominating most of the game but for terrible shooting the score line would have shown a bigger lead by Longford. Longford went four points ahead with Patrick Kiernan, Larry Moran (2) and a free from Cassidy and with four minutes of the half left Eoin Sorohan hammered the ball into the back of Leitrim’€’s net and unfortunately they weren’€’t finished there as less than one minute later Longford scored their third goal again by Eoin Sorohan. Just before half time Plunkett for Leitrim and Cassidy for Longford scored points giving a half time score Leitrim 0-4, Longford 3-05.

Both teams only managed to score two points each in the second half , the first one was a fine point scored by Conor Dolan but Longford replied with two points from Cassidy and Shane Kelly. With ten minutes to go sub Cathal KeeganÓgot a great point with a long range effort bringing the full time score to Leitrim 0-6, Longford 3-7.



Stephen McParland, Michael Clancy, Enda Fowley, Aaron McLoughlin, Shane McGowan (0-1), David Mulvey, Kenny Cox, Kevin McWeeney, Mark Plunkett, Dean Brolly, Daire Farrell (0-1), Cathal McCauley (0-1), Luke Murphy, Conor Gaffney (0-1), Conor Dolan (0-1)

Subs: Daragh Gordon for Brolly (24 mins), Declan Daly for Mulvey (HT), Cathal Keegan (0-1) for Cox (48 mins)


Gary Kenny, Dessie Reynolds, Jason Earley, Shane Kenny (0-1), Alan Sorohan, Andrew Farrell, Damien Bennett, Fergal Sheridan, Patrick Farrell, Cormac Hughes, Patrick Kiernan (0-1), Ronan Sweeney, Martin Cassidy (1-3), Eoin Sorohan (2-0), Larry Moran (0-2),

Subs: Daragh Gilna for Reynolds (HT), Shane Tully for A Sorohan (42 mins), Adrian Duffy & Ciaran Donohue for Sheridan & E Sorohan (45 mins), Fergal Keenan for Sweeney (48 mins).

Referee: B .Beirne (Roscommon)



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

Leitrim Minors were defeated by Roscommon in their second game of the 2013 Connacht Minor Football League in Kiltoom last Saturday. The final score was Leitrim 1-08, Roscommon 1-14.

The defeat is disappointing for the Leitrim panel who secured a draw with Sligo after a dramatic ending to the game and hopes were high that Leitrim would be able to come out and do the same against Roscommon. Even though the score line shows a difference of six points Leitrim did put it up to Roscommon as they only trailed by a point with 12 minutes of the game remaining.

Roscommon were quick of the blocks in the first half with the first point by JohnÓgannon 10 seconds after throw-in.  Leitrim scored their first point shortly afterwards by a free converted by Luke Murphy but it was Roscommon who were looking the stronger of the two teams and within 11 minutes played Roscommon were up another point by a free converted by Diarmuid Murphy and a goal scored by Henry Walsh. With 10 minutes remaining in the first half Leitrim brought the score back to leave just two points between the sides after Murphy converted a free and a point from Conor Gaffney. But it was Roscommon that finished the first half stronger with three points from Diarmuid Murtagh (one free). Leitrims Cathal McCauley converted a free but Roscommon ended the half by a free converted by Walsh to give his side a 1-7 to 0-4 lead at half time.

The second half showed that Leitrim were much brighter after the restart despite the fact Roscommon extended their lead by two points by Murtagh. The Leitrim comeback began with a free converted by Cathal McCauley and after the introduction of both Aaron McLoughlin and Dean Brolly the team looked dangerous every time they attacked. Points from Mark Plunkett and a McCauley free brought them to five points between the teams. Half way through the second half Leitrim scored a goal by Cathal McCauley who had been awarded a free. The free was from a tight angle to the right of the RoscommonÓgoal and to every ones amazement the ball ended up in the back on the net. Leitrims Conor Gaffney reduced the lead to one point three minutes later after getting a point. However Roscommon dominated the last 10 minutes to secure victory. Points from Walsh (free), Shane Pettit, JohnÓgannon (free), Diarmuid Murtagh and Ronan Daly putting the final score as Leitrim 1-08, Roscommon (1-14).


Darren Kenny, Michael Clancy, Enda Fowley, Liam Ryan, Shane McGowan, Mark Plunkett (0-1), David Mulvey, Kevin McWeeney, Declan Daly, Darragh Gordon, Cathal Keegan, Bertie Cunningham, Cathal McCauley (1-3), Conor Gaffney (0-2), Luke Murphy (0-2),

Subs: Aaron McLoughlin for Keegan (36 mins), Dean Brolly for Cunningham (40 mins), Michael Lavin for McWeeney (56 mins)


Michael Beirne, David Neary, Mark Daly, Keith Neenan, Conor Casserly, Evan McGrath, Adrian Cassidy, Tadhg ORourke, Ultan Harney, Senan Farrell, Michael Murtagh, Niall Connaughton, Diarmuid Murtagh (0-8), JohnÓgannon (0-2), Henry Walsh (1-2),

Subs: Martin Flannery for Keenan (22 mins), Shane Petit (0-1), for Cassidy (HT), Ronan Daly (0-1), Sean Farrell for Senan Farrell (52 mins), Jack Early for Connaughton (52 mins)




29-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Connacht Minor League Round 3

Date: Saturday March 30th

Venue: Pairc Sean MacDiarmada

Throw In: 5pm


We wish the panel the best of luck and we would love to see you all out there giving your county the support they need.



29-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

      Saturday 23/03/2013    
      U14 Football League    
Venue Grade Round  Fixture Time Referee
St Marys  U14(15) 3 St Marys v Melvin Gaels 11-30 Kevin Mallon
Aughnasheelin U14(15) 3 St Brigids v Dromahair 11-30 Sean Mc Kiernan
Drumkeerin  U14(15) 3 Drumkeerin v Fenagh-St Caillins 11-30 Vincent Mc Morrow
Manorhamilton U14(15) 3 Glencar-Manor v Mohill 11-30 Gareth Foley
Ballinamore  U14(13) 3 Ballinamore-Soh v Carrigallen 11-30 John Conefrey
Kiltubrid U14(13) 3 Kiltubrid v Allen Gaels 11-30 Gerry Gallogly
Glenfarne  U14(11) 3 Glenfarne -Kilty v Aughavas 11-30 Hugh Mc Gurrin
Leitrim  U14(11) 3 Leitrim Gaels v Bornacoola 11-30 Noel Heron
Kilasnett U14(11) 3 St Osnats Glencar v Gortletteragh 11-30 Francis Mc Gloin



21-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Leitrim 0-8 Sligo 0-8

Leitrim Minors began their Connacht Minor League Campaign last Friday night in Kiltubrid and after a dramatic finish Leitrim secured a draw against Sligo with final score Leitrim 0-8, Sligo 0-8.

For much of the game it looked like it was going to be Sligo’s night as they looked the better team in the first half with Sligo’s Kyle Carty opening the Scóring in the first minute.  However two frees from Evan Ward and Luke Murphy gave Leitrim the lead slightly against the run of play. Sligo continued to bring the game to Leitrim but four wides meant they failed to reflect their dominance on the scoreboard. Sligo drew level when Cathal Henry pointed but Leitrim came back when Plunkett easily converted a 45 to regain the lead before Sligo’s Kenneth Gavigan levelled the game by converting a free.

Sligo dominated the final stages of the first half and scored four unanswered points by McDonnell, Gavigan (free), Peter Murray and Dylan Kilgallon to give Sligo a score of 0-7 to Leitrim’s 0-3 points at half time.

Leitrim began the second half much better than they had in the first half and points from Cathal McCauley and Plunkett who both converted frees within the first 3 minutes of the half reducing Sligo’s lead. Ten minutes into the 2nd half Sligo’s Dylan Kilgallon converted a free and incredibly that proved to be Sligo’s final score of the game. Kevin McWeeney and Declan Daly came more to the fore in midfield and Bertie Cunningham who worked extremely hard was hugely important in terms of getting a foothold in the game. Michael Clancy was moved from defence to a forward position and within seconds of being moved he scored a point from play which left 2 points between the sides.

As the moments ticked by it seemed Sligo had it won until Luke Murphy struck a fine point in the second minute of injury time giving Leitrim some hope that all was not lost and with Sligo’s lead down to one point Leitrim had all to play for. In the 4th minute of injury time Leitrim got a 45 when a Sligo defender put a ball wide of the goal after Michael Clancy flashed a powerful shot across the face of the Sligo goal. Plunkett converted the free which brought the teams level and proved to be the last action of the game.  Final score Leitrim 0-8, Sligo 0-8.


Darren Kenny,  Michael Clancy (0-1), Enda Fowley, Liam Ryan, Shane McGowan, Mark Plunkett (0-3),  David Mulvey,  Kevin McWeeney, Declan Daly, Evan Ward (0-1),  Cathal Keegan , Bertie Cunningham,  Michael Lavin, Conor Gaffney, Luke Murphy (0-2),

Subs: Cathal McCauley (0-1)  for Ward (26 mins), Kelan McHugh for Keegan (45 mins), Aaron McLoughlin for McHugh (51 mins)


Kevin Kelly, Stephen Keenan, Pearse Gorman, Liam Henry, Kyle Carty (0-1), Cathal Henry (0-1), Eoin Kent, Kevin McDonnell (0-1), Kevin Henry, Padraig Mitchell, Peter Murray (0-1) Jamie Gillen, Kenneth Gavigan (0-2), Dylan Kilgallon (0-2), Stephen Kerins.

Subs: Joey Farrell for Gavigan, Matthew Cosgrove for Murray, Conor Heraghty for Kent, Ciaran Stenson for Carty.




20-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Connacht Minor League Round 2

Date: Saturday March 23rd

Venue: Kiltoom Roscommon

Throw In: 2.45


Referee: John Fitzpatrick (New York)



Following the Minor game the Leitrim U21 team will contest the Cadburys Connacht GAA U21 Football Championship Semi Final versus Roscommon, Throw in 4.30pm

I would like to wish the management, selectors, backroom team and panel of players for both teams the very best of luck next Saturday and I hope to see a lot of support travelling to support our teams. 



20-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

The Leitrim Minor Team will take on Sligo in the 1st League game of the season this coming Friday 15th of March at 8pm in Kiltubrid.

We wish the management, selectors, backroom team and panel of players the very best of luck in this years minor league. The team have been training extremely hard and we would appreciate seeing you all out there giving them your support.

Date: Friday 15th March

Venue: Kiltubrid

Throw In: 8:00


Referee: Paul Daly



14-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Congratulations to Fenagh St. Caillin’s who had a great win in last Saturday’s Minor League 11-a-side final against neighbours Aughnasheelin.

In the first four minutes Ryan O’Rourke Fenagh St. Caillin’s had scored 1-2 which put them well on the road to victory.  Although this was a 11-a-side final, both teams only fielded nine players as Aughnasheelin only had nine and Fenagh agreed to play at that level but such was Fenagh’s dominance that the numbers made little difference.  O’Rourke went on to score 3-6 of Fenagh’s total and dominated Fenagh’s performance with Aaron McLoughlin, Ronan Ellis, Tony Simms, Richard Heaney and Shane Doonan all putting in a good display.

Aughnasheelin were never able to get going and their talented forwards Fintan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Sammon not getting enough supply to cause any problems as their midfield and defence was overwhelmed. Final score in Mohill was Fenagh St. Caillin’s 6-10, Aughnasheelin 1-04

Fenagh St. Caillin’s 

Kyle McNabola, Sean Keegan, Ronan Ellis, Aaron Scollan, Tony Simms (1-0), Richard Heaney, Shane Doonan (0-1), Aaron McLoughlin (1-2), Ryan O’Rourke (3-6),

Subs: Alan Doonan (1-1) & Sean McLoughlin for Doonan & Simms (14 mins), Doonan for S McLoughlin (29 mins), Tony Simms for Heaney (23 mins), Conor McLoughlin for A Doonan (36 mins).


Keith Harvey, BrianÓgallagher, Ryan Cull, Philip Dolan, Kevin McWeeney (1-1), Jack McGirl, Conor Cullen, Fintan Fitzpatrick (0-3) Patrick Sammon.

Sub: Daniel Boyle for Gallagher

Referee: Kevin Mallon





14-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

Minor League 11-a-side Final


Aughnasheelin v Fenagh St. Caillins in Cloone on Saturday 9th at 2pm

Ref: K. Mallon




06-Mar-13 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg

      Sunday 10/02/2013    
      Minor Football League 2013    
Venue Grade Round  Fixture Time Referee
Mohill U18(15) 1 St Manachans v Ballinamore-Soh 11-30am TBC
Carrigallen U18(15) 1 Carrigallen v Glencar-Manor 11-30am TBC
St Marys U18(15) 1 St Marys v Dromahair 11-30am TBC
Drumshanbo U18(13) 1 St Francis v Melvin Gaels 11-30am TBC
Annaduff U18(13) 1 Annaduff v Garadice Gaels 11-30am TBC
      Gortletteragh- Bye    
Group 1          
Aughnasheelin U18(11) 1 Aughnasheelin v Aughavas 11-30am TBC
Bornacoola U18(11) 1 Bornacoola v Fenagh-St Caillins 11-30am TBC
Group 2          
Leitrim Gaels U18(11) 1 Leitrim Gaels v Glenfarne-Kilty 11-30am TBC
Kiltubrid U18(11) 1 Kiltubrid v Drumkeerin 11-30am TBC



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

Coiste na nÓg Liatroma would like to welcome Kerrigan Quarries, Killargue, Co Leitrim as our main County Minor Team Sponsor for 2013.

We would like to thank Shane and the Kerrigan family for their very generous support.



31-Jan-13 by Barbara – Coiste na nÓg