Leitrim GAA wishes to express its great appreciation for the efforts of Senior Hurling Team Manager Martin Cunniffe who announced his resignation from the position earlier today. Martin had been Senior Hurling Team manager for the past nine seasons but his involvement in the promotion of Leitrim Hurling goes way and beyond that significant contribution. He is the current Leitrim Hurling Chairman having previously held the roles of Secretary and Treasurer of the same committee over a combined period of time that has spanned decades, not years.

After many years of struggle to produce a competitive team, Leitrim always kept the hurling show on the road but over recent years under Martin’s management and his able allies the Leitrim Hurlers began to make inroads into competitive fare and in 2017 the hurlers reached Croke Park for the Lory Meagher Cup Final but had to settle for the runners up position against Warwickshire. In 2018 they were decidedly unlucky to lose the League Final versus Lancashire as a late rally rescued a draw for Lancashire in Ballyconnell. Our opponents went on to claim the title after extra-time.

2019 proved to be Leitrim Hurling’s greatest year as the team made it to Croke Park again in June for the Lory Meagher Cup Final and this time, despite the contest with Lancashire going to extra time, it was the Leitrim lads who had the upper hand and claimed a famous victory to gain national acclaim. It definitely was a proud day for Leitrim and there was no prouder man than Team manager Martin Cunniffe to have led his charges to the Promised Land of a Senior All-Ireland Title in Croke Park, a feat that is a first for a Leitrim Men’s Team in the famous stadium.

Leitrim GAA remains eternally grateful for the wonderful contributions of Martin and the entire Cunniffe Family to Leitrim’s Senior Hurlers over many seasons and particularly in 2019. Thank you, Martin we look forward to your continued involvement towards the promotion of the game!

Heartiest congratulations to James Glancy and Enda Moreton who tonight were honoured with selection on the 2019  PwC Champion All-Star Awards. The duo were to the fore in Leitrim’s great Lory Meagher success of last June, the first time ever that a Leitrim Senior Male team won a title in Croke Park. What makes the achievement all the more notable is the fact that the selected 15 came from the best of the teams that participated in the Christy Ring, Nickey Rackard and Lory Meagher Competitions. We should also acknowledge the achievement of having three other players nominated this year namely Team Captain Declan Molloy, Liam Moreton and Gavin O Hagan. Congratulations to all.


Congratulations and well done to Carrick Hurling Club and Leitrim Hurler Declan Molloy who was presented with his Nicky Rackard/Lory Meagher Champions 15 award at tonight’s PwC All-Star Awards function tonight. It is a tremendous individual award for the Carrick Hurling netminder. Best wishes also to Declan and teammates in tomorrow’s Connacht Junior Club Hurling Championship Final in the Connacht GAA Centre at 2pm.

The hurlers first outing in the 2018 Allianz Hurling League has had a change of venue today. The match will now take place in Tourlestrane at 2pm on Sunday and not Markievicz Park as previously advertised. Best wishes to Martin, Michael and the lads as they embark on a new season.

Our congratulations to Leitrim Hurlers Conor Byrne, Clement Cunniffe and Liam Moreton who were honoured with selection on the Lory Meagher Champion 15 selection for 2017. The PWC All-Star presentations took place in the Convention Centre, Dublin earlier this evening. This is excellent recognition for the lads and their team who qualified for the Lory Meagher Cup Final for the first time earlier in the season. Conor and Liam are pictured below with Team Manager Martin Cunniffe who picked up son Clement’s award on his behalf.

LORY MEAGHER CHAMPION 15: Darren Sheridan (Cavan), Matthew Hynes (Cavan), Sean Corrigan (Fermanagh), Shea Curran (Fermanagh), Kevin Banks (Sligo), Cormac Behan (Sligo), Ronan Crowley (Lancashire), Nathan Unwin (Lancashire), Conor Byrne (Leitrim), Liam Moreton (Leitrim), Clement Cunniffe (Leitrim), John Collins (Warwickshire), Dean Bruen (Warwickshire), Paul Uniacke (Warwickshire), Liam Watson (Warwickshire).

Lory Meagher Cup Final 

Best wishes to Leitrim hurlers and team management in Croke Park tomorrow as they play Warwickshire in the 2017 Lory Meagher Cup Final. It is a rare opportunity for the county to take an All-Ireland title and we wish the lads the very best.

For those not travelling to the match, live streaming will be provided courtesy of TG4 at http://www.tg4.ie/en/live/lory-meagher-cup/



09-Jun-17 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Wheelchair Hurling Inter-Pro comes to Ballinamore 

The town of Ballinamore will create a little bit of history on Saturday, April 29th when it becomes the first ever Leitrim venue to play host to the M. Donnelly Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling competition. With the kind permission of BAM and the school authorities, the event will take place in the new Community School opposite Sean O’Heslin’s GAA ground.

Uachtaráin Tofa Cumann Luthchleas Gael John Horan will be in attendance at the event to present the GAA Wheelchair Hurling All-Star awards prior to the games. Enda Tiernan, Leitrim delegate on the Connacht GAA Games for All Committee described the event as “a unique competition which brings together the competitive action of the GAA with the promotion of inclusion and integration amongst all of our members”. Connacht GAA is the sponsor of this event in which teams and players travel from Ulster, Munster and Leinster as well as Connacht, competing in the competition.

Wheelchair Hurling is a new and exciting sport for manual wheelchair users. The games are an action packed, skilful team sport in which the competitiveness of the players and pride of representing their province rivals that of any team sport. The Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling League and Championships were formed in 2013 and provide a competitive sporting environment for wheelchair users. The competition has gone from strength to strength with the Provincial Councils providing the platform for the players to compete.

The opening ceremony commences on Saturday at 11am and the games begin at 12pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. The Connacht GAA Wheelchair Hurling team is hoping for strong home support to help them in their quest to get their 2017 campaign off to a winning start.

The Connacht GAA Wheelchair Hurling team have been in training under the expert guidance of coaches Adrian Hession (Mayo), Tadhg Morley (Mayo), Tim Hynes (Sligo) and Cathal Cregg (Roscommon).



25-Apr-17 by Wheelchair Hurling Committee

Zac Moradi and Colm Moreton presented with 2016 Lory Meagher Champion 15 Awards

Its a very proud night for Leitrim Hurling fraternity, Zac Moradi and Colm Moreton in particular, as the lads were presented with 2016 Lory Meagher Champion 15 Awards at the Opel GAA/GPA All Stars Awards function in the Convention Centre in Dublin earlier this evening.

Leitrim GAA is delighted with their achievement and salutes the two lads who have been immense throughout the championship season and are worthy representatives of their hardworking teammates.

A special word of thanks is extended to the people behind the scenes at Leitrim GAA Hurling, the members of Coiste Iomána and the County Senior Hurling Team Management who have battled bravely to keep the ancient game going. tonight is a reward for their efforts also.

Official GAA posted an excellent article on Zac Moradi earlier this week which you should take time to view here 

Leitrim GAA Facebook coverage of tonights awards link here



04-Nov-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Due to Allianz Football League Division 1 fixture Roscommon v Down change of venue to Pearse Park Longford, Leitrims opening Allianz Hurling League Fixture v Longford has been moved to Clonguish GAA Grounds at 2pm Sunday. 



03-Mar-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Connacht Hurling League

Saturday 23rd January, 2016
Leitrim v Sligo IT
Venue: Connacht Centre of Excellene, Ballyhaunis
Time: 2:00pm
All support would be greatly appreciated!



22-Jan-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO

Connacht Hurling League

Saturday 16th January, 2016
Leitrim V Sligo
Venue: Connacht Centre of Excellence, Ballyhaunis
Time: 7:30pm
All support would be greatly appreciated!



12-Jan-16 by Declan Bohan – PRO







Job Title:                    GAMES DEVELOPMENT OFFICER – HURLING 

Responsible to:          Games Development Manager in both Counties 

Duration of Post:       Appointment initially on a shared 19.5hrs per week. Subject to funding the hours maybe increased to a maximum of 39 per week.

 1.      JOB PURPOSE

 The Hurling Games Development Officer will be responsible for developing and delivering programmes and initiatives to maximise participation and improve playing standards in hurling at all levels within both Counties. The post-holder will be required to deliver innovative activities which will benefit the development of hurling in a club, school and County environment.


–          To deliver fundamentals programme as an introduction to hurling through clubs and schools.


–          To co-ordinate the delivery of GAA coaching courses in clubs and schools.


–          To assist in the design and delivery of an ongoing coach education programme.


–          To develop relationships with key agencies in the delivery of Gaelic Games.


–          To deliver in-service courses for recognised groups.


–          To oversee the progression of  development squads in both Counties


–          To assist clubs in maximising participation through the design of activities and delivery of workshops.


–          To liaise with schools and clubs to develop an annual underage indoor hurling initiative.


–          To developLeitrim / Longford cross County competitions at various age groups.


–          To present at workshops as requested.


–          To carry out the administration related to coach education, playing and performance elements of the post.



–          Report directly to the Games Manager in each County and prepare a quarterly report to each County Executive.


–          Attend meetings of Coaching & Games Development Committee


–          Continuously update CORE (Time Management System)


–          Provide information for the updating of MIS on a weekly basis.


–          Undertake any other duties as reasonably required.


This work programme is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive.  It is intended as an outline indication for the areas of work to be undertaken and will be amended in light of the changing needs of both Counties.







JOB TITLE: Hurling Development Officer 

This post is supported by funding from both Connacht & Leinster GAA. 

The post-holder will be a highly motivated self-starter with a deep understanding of the issues affecting the game of hurling in both Counties. The successful candidate will be required to possess at least a Level one coaching qualification in hurling and demonstrable experience in Sports Development which will enable them to develop and implementa Strategic Plan for Hurling Development in both Counties. 





Qualifications and Attainments


Level 1 coaching qualification in hurling.


Information technology and word processing skills.



Level 2 coaching qualification.







Knowledge of the history/ background and the current issues facing hurling inboth Leitrim and Longford




Experience in a sports related environment.  For example sports development, administration, management or education.


The ability to relate strategic policies to implementation stage.










Demonstrable written and oral presentational and nÓgotiating skills.


Ability to work on own and as part of a team.


Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.



A knowledge of the GAA coaching structures and modern sports practices.








Ability to act on personal initiative and take decisions within policy.


Excellent qualities of judgement and reasoning.









Excellent inter-personal skills and ability to work as part of a team.








Must have a full clean license with own mode of transport


Prepared to attend workshops, meetings etc. at nÓght.



 Applications should be emailed to secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie OR secretary.longford@gaa.ie. The closing date is 5pm on Friday, 11th December 2015.




01-Dec-15 by Declan Bohan – PRO