Leitrim GAA, at its Management Meeting last night ratified the appointment of Andy Moran as its Senior Team Manager for 2022. We are delighted to bring the process of selecting a person to lead the County’s Senior Team into competitive action for the 2022 season to a conclusion with the appointment of the former Mayo Senior Footballer to this position. We look forward to a year of progress, as we, hopefully, head into a playing season in which normality will have resumed, following the continued Covid pandemic disruption of the 2020/2021 playing seasons. Andy will be assisted in his role by fellow Ballaghadereen GAA man, Mike Solan as Assistant Manager, and former Leitrim players Barry McWeeney and James Glancy as selectors.

Andy Moran played senior Inter-County Football with Mayo from 2004 to 2019. The holder of the all-time Mayo appearances record has played six All-Ireland Finals with Mayo over that period. He is a two-time All-Star winner and holder of eight Connacht SFC Medals and was chosen as Footballer of the Year in 2017. He currently co-manages his native Ballaghadereen GAA Senior Team while still a playing member of the team in the Mayo SFC. He has previously coached the Mayo Under 20 Team in 2020.

Mike Solan, who joins Andy as Assistant Manager, has previously managed Mayo at Under 20/21 level over the seasons 2016-2020. During that period, he presided over two Connacht Championship winning selections, while also being at the helm as Mayo captured the 2016 Under 21 All-Ireland title. He is currently Joint Manager with Andy at Ballaghadereen GAA and has won two Mayo SFC titles with the club as a player in 2008 and 2012.

Barry McWeeney is a former Aughnasheelin footballer and has played with Leitrim at all levels. He was a very committed member of the Leitrim Senior Football Panel from 2005 to 2014 and was a most accomplished defender. With his club he has won two Leitrim Intermediate Football Championships in 2008 and 2017, the latter of which saw him captaining the team to victory. He is currently heavily involved in coaching within his own club.

James Glancy, a former Glencar/Manorhamilton footballer has had a long career in the colours of Leitrim at all levels, representing the Seniors from 2003 to 2014. He has had representative honours with Connacht in the Interprovincial series, and is the holder of five Leitrim SFC Medals with his club, having featured in nine senior deciders and being a member of the famed 4-in-a-row team of 2008-2011. James has vast coaching experience at all levels.

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce currently that this quartet will lead the fortunes of the County Senior Footballers forward over the next two seasons. Interesting to note that Andy Moran, Barry McWeeney, and James Glancy won a Sigerson Cup together with Sligo IT in 2005.

Any additional members of the extended backroom team will be announced at a later date.

Leitrim GAA has begun the process of recruiting its Senior Football Team Manager for 2022. An email has been sent to all Leitrim GAA Clubs inviting them to consider possible nominations of suitably qualified personnel. The Club is advised that they must have the permission of the person they may choose to nominate, before doing so.

In addition to this, Leitrim GAA Management Committee, through its Selection Committee, invites applications from persons who may have an interest in the position. Interested parties should apply in writing and submit a CV with details of coaching qualifications, details of previous GAA Management experience, and any other details that the candidate may consider relevant for consideration by email to secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie by Friday, August 27th. Additional detail of a possible backroom team that may accompany any such application is desirable but not necessary. Any queries with regard to this process may be addressed via email to the secretary.

The Selection Committee will give all nominations and applications fair consideration as part of the ongoing process in the selection of Leitrim GAA’s next Senior Football Manager.

 

Ahead of next Sunday’s Connacht Football Senior Championship Semi Final, Leitrim v Mayo in Elvery’s McHale Park, Castlebar, tickets are now available to buy online on the link below. Tickets cost €30 each

https://am.ticketmaster.com/gaa/buy#/

 

This week has witnessed great excitement with the return to our fields of players at all grades and codes. Monday, May 10, has been D-Day for all who had not until now been permitted to return to training and we hope that we have witnessed the first steps to normality, from a sporting perspective. It is great to see relatively full-scale training activity resuming on all our pitches! Matches will arrive soon as we progress through the summer. While we cannot admit spectators to our events as of yet, we hope that restrictions in this regard may ease somewhat as the year unfolds, but that is for another day.

The first competitive action at the inter-county level resumes this weekend as Terry Hyland’s Footballers and Olcan Conway’s Hurlers face Sligo and Louth respectively in the Allianz Leagues on Sunday next. Both games are being streamed live and should you wish to tune in you may do so by accessing the links provided below. While the Footballers match is being provided behind a paywall on GAAGO [Link Here], the Hurlers’ action can be streamed free on Leitrim GAA’s YouTube channel [Link here]. We hope you enjoy your viewing on Sunday and we wish both teams the very best of luck as they set out on their 2021 season.

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce the appointment tonight of Brendan Guckian as the U20 Minor Team Manager for 2021. Brendan, a former St Mary’s Kiltoghert player, and Senior Team Manager with the club was most recently at the helm of Leitrim Under 17’s in 2020, and previous to that was Leitrim Senior Team Manager in 2017 and 2018. A Connacht Senior Championship medallist in 1994 with Leitrim, Brendan brings a wealth of experience to his new role with Leitrim GAA. He will be assisted in his role by the members of last year’s minor management team, including Emlyn Mulligan, Jimmy Guckian, Enda Lyons, Kevin Ludlow, Alan Doonan, Philip Howard, Ronan O Rourke and Brian Blake.

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce the appointment tonight of Adrian Dockery as the U17 Minor Team Manager for 2021. Adrian, who lives in Ballinamore, is a native of Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon, and a former player with Roscommon at all levels. A former Senior Team Manager with Shannon Gaels and Roscommon Under 21s, Adrian has more recently been involved with the Management Team of the Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s Senior Team which reached the 2019 Leitrim SFC Final, and as joint manager of the St. Joseph’s Ladies Senior team in 2020. We would like to wish Adrian the very best of luck in his role and we look forward to announcing the remaining members of his management team very soon.

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce that Senior Team Manager Terry Hyland has agreed to continue in the role of Senior Football Team Manager for the 2021 season. This evening’s meeting of Leitrim GAA Management Committee formally approved this position. Leitrim GAA wishes to thank Terry and his management team for the efforts they have made over the 2020 season, in what has proved a most challenging year, given the extraordinary set of circumstances that we have been through since last March. We are delighted to have secured the services of Terry and our outgoing management team and look forward to the continued progress of this group of players over the 2021 season.

Leitrim 1-15 Announced

1.Brendan Flynn

2.Donal Casey

3. Donal Wrynn

4. Conor Reynolds

5. David Bruen

6.Aidan Flynn

7.Cillian Mc Gloin

8. Mark Plunkett

9. Domnnaill Flynn

10. Conor Dolan

11. Paddy Maguire (Captain)

12. Jack Gilheaney

13. Shane Quinn

14.Evan Sweeney

15. Keith Beirne

Following yesterday’s highly successful fundraising campaign on behalf of  Sláinte 2020 and Pieta House, there is still an opportunity for people to participate and to contribute to this effort. If you feel you could complete a walk, run, cycle or jog today then why not join the many who did yesterday across the globe and be part of this movement!! As with yesterday, we would be delighted if you could post a message with your footage at the details below!  Be part of a great Leitrim On the Move effort!!

If you would like to join us today, please post your footage to www.facebook.com/LeitrimGAASupportingOthers/

The proceeds of this fundraising will be Sláinte 2020 and Pieta House. This morning the fund has just exceeded  €19k of its current €20k target so let’s break that barrier!!

You may make a donation by accessing our Gofundme page at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/leitrim-gaa-supporting-others

To update you on the event we have set up a dedicated Facebook page to which we are encouraging supporters who will hopefully join the event tomorrow to post pictures of your participation in this event. The dedicated page is at  www.facebook.com/LeitrimGAASupportingOthers/

Looking forward to your participation!!

Headlining the 3rd unique sequel of “I’m In” is well known Leitrim playwright and entertainer Seamus O ‘Rourke as he joins a host other Leitrim people who are limbering up and getting ready for today’s activities – Have a look for yourself!

The week-long promotion of the event is almost at a conclusion and we look forward to supporters and families joining Leitrim Players, past and present in what should be a great Leitrim Day in support of Sláinte 2020 and Pieta House.

We look forward to the support of all Leitrim people in what should prove to be an uplifting experience for all Leitrim people both near and far!

The proceeds of today’s fundraising will be Sláinte 2020 and Pieta House. This morning, over €9k of the €10k target has been reached and it continues to grow steadily.

You may make a donation by accessing our Gofundme page at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/leitrim-gaa-supporting-others

To update you on the event we have set up a dedicated Facebook page to which we are encouraging supporters who will hopefully join the event today to post pictures of your participation in this event. The dedicated page is at  www.facebook.com/LeitrimGAASupportingOthers/

See our previous news item for tips on how to send your pics and videos to us.

Looking forward to ‘seeing’ you across our social media platforms – don’t forget to use hashtag #LeitrimGAASupportingOthers

 

As tomorrow’s #LeitrimGAASupportingOthers fundraising venture draws ever closer, a host of fresh faces have pledged their support and participation!

The week-long promotion of the event is almost at a conclusion and we look forward to supporters and families joining Leitrim Players, past and present in what should be a great Leitrim Day in support of Sláinte 2020 and Pieta House.

We look forward to the support of all Leitrim people tomorrow in what should prove to be an uplifting experience for all Leitrim people both near and far!

The proceeds of tomorrow’s fundraising will be Sláinte 2020 and Pieta House. This afternoon, almost €6.8 of the €10k target has been reached and it continues to grow steadily.

You may make a donation by accessing our Gofundme page at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/leitrim-gaa-supporting-others

To update you on the event we have set up a dedicated Facebook page to which we are encouraging supporters who will hopefully join the event tomorrow to post pictures of your participation in this event. The dedicated page is at  www.facebook.com/LeitrimGAASupportingOthers/

Looking forward to ‘seeing’ you tomorrow!!

 

As we look forward to Saturday’s #LeitrimGAASupportingOthers we offer you the latest in the promotional material that our technical staff has been working hard behind the scenes to produce. This time, our anchorman John Lynch conducts an interview with incoming Uachtarán Larry McCarthy from his New York base. We have a very strong connection with New York at the moment as Caitríona and Seamus Clarke of JP Clarke’s, of course, are the current Leitrim Team Sponsors. Also participating is Leitrim Senior Team Manager Terry Hyland.

Uachtarán Tofa CLG Larry McCarthy shares an insight into what the New Yorkers are currently experiencing as regards the COVID-19 Pandemic outlining the harrowing situation experienced on the ground and the effect this crisis is having on the Irish in New York, particularly in relation to the unemployment crisis. He acknowledges the huge connection that New York currently experiences with Connacht GAA and stresses the important role the GAA plays in fundraising at this time. This is reinforced by Terry Hyland who stresses the importance of Leitrim’s involvement in raising awareness of the New York situation as it currently stands. Sláinte 202o is the organisation that is spearheading the New York aid package on behalf of Irish people. We are very pleased that Larry McCarthy accepted the invitation to appear on this broadcast. As always we thank John Lynch for anchoring this production.

We look forward to the support of all Leitrim people on Saturday in what should prove to be an uplifting experience for all Leitrim people both near and far!

The proceeds of Saturday’s fundraising will be Sláinte 2020 and Pieta House. This evening, almost €6k of the €10k target has been reached and it continues to grow steadily.

You may make a donation by accessing our Gofundme page at  https://www.gofundme.com/f/leitrim-gaa-supporting-others

To update you on the event we have set up a dedicated Facebook page to which we are encouraging supporters who will hopefully join the event on Saturday to post pictures of your participation in this event. The dedicated page is at  www.facebook.com/LeitrimGAASupportingOthers/

Looking forward to ‘seeing’ you on Saturday!!