Please Note Change Of Date – Allianz Football League Division 3 – Round 6 – Leitrim v Down is Now Fixed For Saturday 14th March at 7pm In Páirc Esler Newry.

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club will be chartering a bus to Dowdallshill, Dundalk for next Sunday’s Allianz League Division 3 match with Louth. Anybody who wishes to book a seat on the bus should contact Jerome McWeeney at 0876370051. Bookings need to be confirmed by Thursday evening latest.

Good Luck To Our Under 20 Leitrim Team and Management as they take on Galway in Orchard Park Elphin Tomorrow at 2pm. Please Give Them Your Support. #16thMan

Latest News-Leitrim v Galway EirGrid U20 Football Championship Semi-Final will now take place in Pairc Philib Mhic Aongusa, Mohill tomorrow at 2pm.

* Also Please Note due to the inclement weather forecast ALL U13 and U17 Fixtures are POSTPONED Tomorrow.

Under 20 Semi Final – Leitrim v Galway -Avantcard Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada – Saturday 15th February @2pm. Best Wishes To The Team and Management……Please Support!

Ainm Club
1 Diarmuid McKiernan Gaeil na hAilne
2 Conor Reynolds Eanach Dubh
3 Fergal McTague Achadh an Mhuilinn
4 Paddy Maguire Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainín
5 Aidan Flynn Gaeil Liatroma
6 Jack Gilheany Naomh Caillin, Fíonach
7 Cillian McGloin Gaeil na Meilge
8 Donal Wrynn Naomh Caillin, Fíonach
9 Shane Moran Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
10 Shane Quinn Maothail
11 Dean McGovern Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
12 Domhnaill Flynn Maothail
13 Pierce Dolan Achadh an Mhuilinn
14 Darragh Rooney Gaeil na Meilge
15 Keith Beirne Maothail

The Leitrim Senior Football Team to face Derry at 5pm in Celtic Park, Derry, tomorrow, in the opening fixture of the 2020 Allianz Leagues has been named and is listed below. Leitrim will face Derry for the third time in league action in less than 12 months, having played them twice last March, including the memorable Allianz League Division 4 Final in Croke Park on the last Saturday of March 2019. We send best wishes to the Players and Team Management as they set out on a challenging Division 3 campaign.

Ainm(Béarla) Club
1 Diarmuid McKiernan Gaeil na hAilne
2 Conor Reynolds Eanach Dubh
3 Fergal McTague Achadh an Mhuilinn
4 Paddy Maguire Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainín
5 Aidan Flynn Gaeil Liatroma
6 Jack Gilheany Fíonach Naomh Caillin
7 Cillian McGloin Gaeil na Meilge
8 Donal Wrynn Naomh Caillian Fíonach
9 Shane Moran Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
10 Shane Quinn Maothail
11 Dean McGovern Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
12 Domhnaill Flynn Maothail
13 Pearse Dolan Achadh an Mhuilinn
14 Darragh Rooney Gaeil na Meilge
15 Keith Beirne Maothail

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club will be chartering a bus to Celtic Park, Derry for next Saturday’s Allianz League Division 3 match with Derry, provided there is sufficient interest. Anybody who wishes to book a seat on the bus should contact Jerome McWeeney at 0876370051 or Rúnaí Coiste Chontae Liatroma Declan Bohan at secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie Bookings need to be confirmed by Thursday next latest.

The Leitrim Under 20 Panel for the Philly McGuinness Memorial Cup Development Tournament which commences tomorrow is as follows. Best of luck to the players and management as they prepare for the Connacht Championship in these matches.

Killian Gaffey Caillian Mag Eachaidh Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Sean Reynolds Seán Mac Raghnaill Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Patrick McKenna Padraig Mac Cionnaith Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Donal Casey Dónal Ó Cathasaigh Gaeil Liatroma

Eoin McLoughlin Eoin Mac Lochlainn Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Jack Flynn Seac Ó Floinn Gaeil Liatroma

Cathal McHugh Cathal Mac Aoidh Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

Conor O Dwyer Conchúr Ó Dubhuir Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Aaron Hoare Aaron de Hóra Achadh na Síleann

Mark Diffley Marc Ó Duibhghiolla Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Dylan Maguire Dylan MagUighir Droim Óir Bhéalaigh

Oisín McLoughlin Oisín Mac Lochlainn Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Caolan Clancy Caolán Mac Lannchaidh Gaeil na Meilge

Oisin Bohan Oisín Ó Buacháin Noamh Muire Cill Tochairt

Stephen Goldrick Stiofán Mac Ualraig Gaeil Liatroma

Mark Keegan Marc Mac Aogáin Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Oisín Niblock Oisín Ó Niobloc Gortleiteach

Nathan McCartin Nathan Mac Airtáin Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

Diarmuid Mc Kiernan Diarmuid Mac Thighearanain Cill Tiobaid

Frank McGovern ProinnsiasMac Samhrain Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

McGloin Seadhan Mac Giolla Eoin Gaeil na Meilge

Kevin Brady Caoimhín Ó Brádaigh Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

David O Connell Daibhíd Ó Conaill Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Stephen Meissner Stiofán Meissner Droim Óir Bhéalaigh

Jamie Quinn Seaimí Ó Cuinn Gortleiteach

Colin Moran Coilín Ó Moráin Gaeil na hAilne

Cian Singleton Cian De Singealtún Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Jordan Reynolds Siordán Mac Raghnaill Maothail

Francis Davitt Proinnsias Ó Daibhéad Droim Caorthainn

Niall Keegan Niall Mac Aogáin Cluain

Tom Prior Tomás Mac an Phriora Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

Paul Keaney Pól Ó Cianaigh Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Leitrim Under 20 Team will have the honour of commencing action in the new decade as they take on Fermanagh on Saturday next in Tempo with a 2pm throw in time. It is a significant fixture, if only in the sense that this is the first time an adult Leitrim Team will take the playing field in official competition with players born exclusively in the 21st Century!!

In completing the group stage of this development tournament, Leitrim is scheduled to play home games versus Longford and Sligo on Saturdays 11th and 19th January respectively with qualification for conclusion of the tournament to follow results.

The Connacht Under 20 Championship commences with a home semi final versus Mayo/Galway on Saturday February 15th and the Connacht Final is fixed for February 22nd.

 

The GAA has published the report of the Fixtures Calendar Review Taskforce with a series of 32 recommendations for the Association which would impact across all levels of club and inter-county competition.

At the heart of the recommendations is the objective of striking a better balance and degree of certainty to the playing of club fixtures alongside the inter-county fixture programme.

To help achieve this, a key recommendation is the creation of a new Oversight Unit that would see four full-time Fixtures Analysts appointed (one in each province) who would assist Counties in planning Club Fixture programmes.

This new Oversight Unit would have responsibility for helping to ensure clubs had more access to their county players, that all available dates to play club games with county players are utilised and would have the power to impose sanctions on counties for breaches of rule.

It would also be responsible for ensuring counties submit club fixture plans by the end of December and for ensuring inter-county teams respect the closed season and the various other restrictions on inter-county activity outlined in the GAA rulebook. Under these proposals inter-county training would not start back before December 1.

It is also recommended that 16 teams be the maximum number of teams allowed in senior and intermediate club championships.

In terms of the inter-county calendar, the report suggests it can be condensed further by playing the All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals on consecutive weekends. This would increase the time available in the current spring-time club window as well as increasing the time available post the inter-county championships for club activity.

In addition to this, the Taskforce has studied the possibility in the future of having multiple set windows put within the fixture calendar where club matches could potentially be interspersed between inter-county matches.

In relation to the All-Ireland senior football championship, there are two possible formats presented, which each have two options in terms of their schedule in the calendar and how they could facilitate club games.

Format 1 – Four provincial football championship competitions each consisting of eight teams, split into two groups of four. Played in a round robin format, final league positions in these groups would determine further progress in the Championship.

Format 2 – Repositioning of the Allianz Football League to the Summer months as a basis for the Championship and playing Provincial Competitions in the February/March period.   The League would then determine the pathway for counties to qualify for All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals.

The report also looks at the implications of retaining the present Football Championship structures while simultaneously taking action to improve the overall balance between the time currently available for club and inter-county games.

All of these formats also cater for a Tier 2 Football Championship.

The report is in favour of the current All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship format and recommends that the Hurling Development Committee examines the potential and impact of increasing the Munster and Leinster groups from five up to six teams.

The recommendations have the potential to triple the number of club-only fixture weekends in the April-October period compared to 2015 when the GAA embarked on its current programme of tightening the inter-county schedule.

In 2015 there were only five weekends in the period from April – October that were totally free of inter-county activity. That figure now stands at 12 in the majority of cases. These new recommendations are capable of increasing this figure to 15 club-only weekends for the majority of counties between April and October.

The report was launched by Uachtarán CLG John Horan at Croke Park in the presence of the Taskforce and its chairman Eddie Sullivan.

The Taskforce met 12 times and was comprised of stakeholders from across the full spectrum of GAA fixtures and included representatives from second and third level bodies, county secretaries, the GPA and a variety of people with experience and knowledge in the compilation of fixture programmes. The CPA contributed prior to opting out on November 18.

More than 1,300 members and supporters took part in a detailed survey via an on-line questionnaire. More than 50 different written submissions were also received by the committee relating to the fixtures calendar.

Also among the list of recommendations are proposals in favour of:

• including the Galway senior hurling club champions in the Munster or Leinster club hurling championship;

• staging U20 hurling and football championships as national competitions without provincial championships;

• designating U17 inter-county level a developmental grade;

• finishing the Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cups earlier;

• finishing All-Ireland Post Primary A and B schools finals earlier and abolishing All-Ireland finals at C and D grades,

• abolishing the All-Ireland junior football championship.

Following the completion of the report, it will now go out to counties and clubs for debate.

The report will be presented to Central Council in January, after which it is intended for there to be a series of regional seminars around the country with clubs from every county invited to have a representative present to engage and provide feedback.

It is envisaged that a number of motions will be on the Clár of the 2020 Annual Congress at the end of February, with most of the remainder being tabled at a Special Congress which will be held later next year.

If adopted, the earliest the new recommendations would be in place for is the 2021 season.

The full report can be accessed here REPORT OF THE FIXTURE CALENDAR REVIEW TASK FORCE

With the 2020 Season just around the corner, the GAA has announced its season ticket details.
Season Tickets can be bought here https://seasonticket.gaa.ie/
Out of every €120/€99 Adult ticket sold by our County, €45 goes directly to Leitrim GAA.
Out of every €200 Club+ ticket sold by our County, €146 goes directly to Leitrim GAA.