All Leitrim eyes will be focused west to Castlebar tomorrow (Saturday) as the U21 team take on Mayo in the lions den. The venue is McHale Park and its not a particularly successful one for Leitrim U21s but no doubt this team will be eager to break the bogey.

The recent Hastings Cup Shield title and with 3 of the team making the cut in the Senior setup then their confidence will be suitably boosted. Emlyn Mulligan, Gary Reynolds and David OConnor have all performed well in recent weeks on the Senior scene and their experience will no doubt count tomorrow.

The management team of Liam Higgins and selectors Pat McWeeney, John Russell and Michael Maguire have put in a huge effort along with the panel of players leaving no stone unturned.

The team to take the field is as follows:

ColinÓgilligan – Glencar/Manorhamilton
Mark Mitchell – Gortletteragh
Dermot Reynolds – Annaduff
Jason Conroy – Bornacoola
Kieran O Flynn – Glencar/Manorhamilton
Gary Reynolds – Carrigallen
James Campbell – Gortletteragh
Stephen Conaty – Mohill
James McGrail – St Marys
David O Connor – Bornacoola
Conor Sheridan – Melvin Gaels
Ray Mulvey – St Marys
Ronan Kennedy – Mohill
Emlyn Mulligan – Melvin Gaels
Stephen O Hara – Glencar/Manorhamilton

 

Best of Luck to all concerned.

 

 

21-Mar-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Leitrim picked up their first points of the league and hopes of avoiding relegation when they comprehensively defeated Connacht champions Sligo in Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday.

In a lively first half Leitrim, minus four first-choice players through injury, were three points up without reply after 15 minutes but a brace of points from Philip Gallagher and Eamon Cawley kept the visitors in touch. However, further points from Leitrims top scorer on the day Emlyn Mulligan gave them a deserved half-time lead of 0-5 to 0-3.

Leitrim continued to dominate on the resumption and in the 49th minute, Fintan McBriens effort over the head of Phillip Greene in the Sligo goal dashed any hopes of a Sligo comeback. Their woes were compounded 10 minutes from time when Eamonn OHara was red carded.

ScórERS: Leitrim: E Mulligan 0-8 (6f), F McBrien 1-1, D Brennan,D Duignan,D Reynolds 0-1 each. Sligo: E Cawley 0-3, K Byrne,B Kivlehan,P Gallagher (1f) 0-1 each.

LEITRIM — E Lyons; D Reynolds,J McKeon,M McGuinness; G Reynolds,B Prior,S Foley; G McCloskey(Capt),R Gallagher; P McGuinness, D Maxwell,D Duignan; E Mulligan,D Brennan,C Duignan. Subs: D OConnor for C Duignan, F McBrien for Gallagher, P Howard for McGuinness.

SLIGO — P Greene; C Harrison, N McGuire, R Donavan; J Davey, P Naughton, B Kivlehan; K Quinn, K Byrne; P Gallagher, E OHara, B Curran; E Cawley, M Brehony, D Kelly. Subs: K Sweeney for Gallagher, K Langan for Brehony, P Wilson for Quinn, P McGovern for Cawley.

REF — B Crowe (Cavan).

 

 

17-Mar-08 by Irish Independant.ie

The Connacht minor league game between Leitrim and Roscommon has been moved from Bornacoola to KILBRIDE at 4:30pm today (Saturday)

 

 

15-Mar-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Fermanagh 3-10

Leitrim 2-9

The scoreline flattered Fermanagh in this NFL Division 3 clash at Pairc Sean Mhic Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday.

The home side were five points to one ahead by the 23rd minute. Fermanagh kept in touch with points by Matthew Keenan, Martin McGrath and Martin Little. Then in the 35th minute a Declan Maxwell goal put Leitrim 1-5 to 0-4 ahead at the break.

Within two minutes of the resumption, Leitrim had extended their lead to eight points following a pointed free by Emlyn Mulligan and a second goal also by Mulligan, following yet another impressive move by the Leitrim forwards. However a lapse in concentration one minute later allowed Fermanagh back into the game when the unmarked Mark Murphy found himself in space and crashed the ball to the Leitrim net from 30 metres.

A second Fermanagh goal by Keenan in the 50th minute put the sides level and two further Fermanagh points without reply had them in sight of victory.

Despite their handicap, Leitrim were back on level terms with four minutes remaining following points from Emlyn Mulligan and Michael Foley to set up an exciting finale.

A further exchange of scores left just one point separating the sides three minutes into extra time. Leitrim threw everything into attack and losing possession were caught out when Fermanaghs Patrick Cadden finished to the net.

ScórERS — Fermanagh: M Keenan 1-4 (2f), P Cadden, M Murphy 1-0 each, M Little (0-2f),T McElroy 0-2 each, M McGrath,P Ward 0-1 each. Leitrim: E Mulligan 1-4 (4f),D Maxwell 1-2, M Foley 0-3.

Fermanagh — F Murphy, S Goan,R McCloskey, N Bogue, D Kelly, S Lyons, R Johnston, M McGrath, M Murphy, C McElroy, M Keenan, M Little, P Cadden, L McBarron, R Keenan. Subs: J McGurn for L McBarron,T McElroy for R Johnston, P Ward for R Kenan, N Keenan for J McGurn.

LEITRIM — E Lyons; D Reynolds, J McKeon, M McGuinness; G Reynolds,B McWeeney,S Foley; G McCloskey (Capt), M Duignan; C Regan, D Maxwell, M Foley,C Duignan,D Brennan,E Mulligan. Subs: D Duignan for C Regan, P McGuinness for C Duignan.

REF — R ODonnell (Donegal).

 

 

10-Mar-08 by Irish Independant.ie

Louth opened their account at the third time of asking with a comfortable nine-point win over Leitrim in Dundalk yesterday.

A couple of first-half goals set the home side on their way and, despite a few promising spells from Dessie Dolans men, the outcome was never really in doubt. The Wee menÓgot a perfect start when Ciaran Kennedy bundled the ball to his own net.

A touch of class from Ray FinnÓgan yielded a second goal after 24 minutes.

Leitrim rallied and kicked five points without reply, but that was as good as it got for the visitors.

ScórERS — Louth: S Lennon 0-6, R FinnÓgan 1-1, C Kennedy 1-0 (og) C Judge, A Hoey 0-3 (2f) each, B White 0-2 (1 45), J Murray, E Carroll 0-1 each. Leitrim: E Mulligan 0-3 (2f), D Brennan, R Gallagher 1-0 each, C Duignan, Michael Foley 0-2 each, D Maxwell 0-1.

LOUTH –S Reynolds; A Page, D FinnÓgan, J Carr; J OBrien, C McGuinness, R FinnÓgan; M Fanning, R Carroll; J Murray, A Hoey, D Clarke; C Judge, S Lennon, B White. Subs: A Reid for White (ht), D Crilly for Clarke (62), E Carroll for Murray (64), D Mackin for OBrien (65), B Donnelly for Lennon (70).

LEITRIM — nÓgill; D Reynolds, A Flynn, C Kennedy; S Feeney, B McWeeney, S Foley; G McCloskey, M Duignan; D Duignan, E Mulligan, M Foley; C Duignan, D Brennan, D Maxwell. Subs: Garry Reynolds for Feeney (15), F Holohan for Kennedy (31), R Gallagher for D Duignan (ht), P McGuinness for Mulligan (66).

REF — J McKee (Armagh).

 

 

03-Mar-08 by Irish Independant.ie

 

The Allianz League game this Sunday is in St. Brigids Park, Dowdallshill, Dundalk. The park is the home of Dowdallshill GAA Club and is located to the north of Dundalk town.

Club website: http://www.dowdallshillgfc.com/

 

Ive provided a Google Earth image of pitch location here

 

For supporters wishing to attend the Leitrim v Louth game please note the following directions:

Recommend route via Motorway- M1

When approaching Dundalk via the motorway (M1) take the Dundalk North / Carlingford / Ballynascallon turnoff.

– At the roundabout take the 4th Exit

– cross the Motorway flyover

– At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit (Straight ahead) (N52 -Newry Road )

– At the next roundabout take the right hand (2nd) exit (N52)

– At the T junction take a left.

– St. Brigids Park is located on the Right hand side.

 

Through Dundalk – N52

Proceed through Dundalk town and take N52 (Newry Road) northbound. Cross river and pass Dowshill Cemetry on RHS.

Pitch on the Left hand side passed the cemetry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

29-Feb-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Leitrim GAA wish to extend our deepest sympathy to the Doorigan family, Gortletteragh, on the death of Stephen who died last night (Friday). Stephen, whos premature death at 24 years of age, will be sadly missed by his parents, Mickey and Helena and his sister Rachael, all his relatives and friends, work colleagues, football colleagues and all who know him. Stephen was a former county hurler and footballer and an avid member of Gortletteragh club, Mickey his father is the current County Hurling secretary.

Stephens remains will repose in Drogheda with removal to Gortletteragh church on Sunday evening at 7pm. Funeral mass on Monday at 12:00pm followed by burial in Gortletteragh cemetery.

Ar dheis De ar anam dhilis.

 

 

24-Feb-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Longford 2-10 Leitrim 0-6

A cracking goal from Paul Barden with 26 minutes gone in the first half put Longford on the road to a comfortable victory over neighbours Leitrim at Pearse Park.

Prior to the goal, Leitrim led by 0-3 to 0-2 with points from Michael Foley, James Glancy and Ciaran Duignan. Longford scored from frees by Francis McGee and Brian KavanÓgh.

Further points from wing back Noel Farrell (free) and McGee — the latter landing a fine strike from play — left Longford 1-4 to 0-3 in front at the break.

When Leitrim right half-back Stephen Feeney surged forward to fire over a point midway through the second half, just a goal separated the sides, but Longfords class and conditioning came to the fore as they dominated the final quarter.

Luke Dempseys slick side added another 1-5 to their tally with KavanÓgh and McGee notching two points apiece, while corner-back Dermot Brady joined the attack to fist over the bar in the closing minutes of the game.

The second Longford goal in the 64th minute was the result of a well-worked move, second half substitute Liam Keenan playing the ball into McGee who planted his shot into the corner of the net to send Leitrim towards a 10-point losing margin.

scorers — Longford: F McGee 1-4 (3f); B KavanÓgh 0-3 (1f); P Barden 1-0; N Farrell 0-2 (2f); D Brady 0-1. Leitrim: M Foley 0-2; J Glancy, C Duignan, S Feeney, E Mulligan (f), 0-1 each.

LONGFORD — D Sheridan; D Brady, D Masterson, D Reilly; S Mulligan, A OConnor, N Farrell; P Dowd, E Farrell; D Farrell, K Mulligan, D Barden; B KavanÓgh, P Barden, F McGee. Subs: C Conefrey for Masterson (40), L Keenan for E Farrell (44), P Berry for D Farrell (50), J Martin for KavanÓgh (67), E Williams for S Mulligan (67).

LEITRIM — nÓgill; D Reynolds, C Regan, M McGuinness; S Feeney, B McWeeney, S Foley; G McCloskey, M Duignan; D Duignan, E Mulligan, M Foley; J Glancy, C Duignan, D Maxwell. Subs: D Brennan for Glancy (24), G Reynolds for D Duignan (ht), P McGuinness for C Regan (61), D OConnor for C Duignan (63), C Kennedy for D Reynolds (67).

Ref– S Doyle (Wexford).

 

 

18-Feb-08 by Irish Independant.ie

Action this weekend for two of our county teams and the first game is the U21s who take on Westmeath in Michael Fay Park (Slashers) in Longford tomorrow at 2:30pm. This is the U21 Hastings Cup Shield Final and when both teams met recently under lights in Cloone in the round robin series Leitrim lost by 2 points.

The county hurlers take to the field in the first of their Allianz National Hurling League Division 4 games as they take on Cavan in Páirc Seán at 2:30pm on Sunday. There is no news from either camp on their team lists at this time.

As always we are asking all supporters of the green and gold to come out in numbers and support our county teams.

Liatroim Abú !

 

 

08-Feb-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Earler today the Central CCC indicated that March 9th will be the likely date for the re-fixture for the Leitrim v Fermanagh league game.

Leitrims first National league game will be on Sunday week against Longford in Pearse Park.

 

 

04-Feb-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Following an inspection the referee called the game off with about 20+ minutes to go before throw-in due to water logging on some areas of the field.

The field was inspected yesterday (Saturday) at 4pm and also this morning at 10:00 am and was declared fit for play. However persistent rain from 11am caused the water to log in a few key areas of the field and the referee made the final call in consultation with his officials and with team management members of both Leitrim and Fermanagh. The situation is regrettable but unavoidable.

Despite media reports of a definite re-fixture next weekend it is not know at this stage when the game will be re-scheduled however, next weekend is a free weekend for both teams and is considered a possibility.

 

 

 

03-Feb-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

This would have been the starting team for todays game against Fermanagh.

 

 

Noel Gill Cill Tiobraid
Dermot Reynolds Naomh Muire
Gary Reynolds Carraig Álainn
Ciaran Kennedy Maothail
Stephen Feeney Droim Caorthainn
Barry McWeeney Acadh na Sileann
Shane Foley Cill Tiobraid
Gary McCloskey Barr na Cúille
Michael Duignan Barr na Cúille
Darren Duignan Gortleitreach
Emlyn Mulligan Gaeil na Meilge
Michael Foley Cill Choca (Cill Dara)
James Glancy Gleann an Chairthe Cluainín
Ciaran Duignan Fiodhnach-Naomh Cailín
Declan Maxwell Droim Raghallaigh

 

Substitutes:

 

 

Enda Lyons Carraig Alainn
Adrian O Flynn Gleann an Chairthe Cluainín
James Glancy Naomh Muire
Niall Murray Achadh na Sileann
Philip McGuinness Maothail
David O Connor Barr na Cúille
Philip Howard Barr na Cúille
John McKeon Droim Raghallaigh
Barry Prior Acadh Mhaolainn
Colin Regan Gaeil na Meilge
Michael McGuinness Maothail
RonanÓgallagher Maothail
Fintan McBrien Achadh Easa
Donal Brennan Cluain