The first meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma 2023 took place at Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada last night and dealt with the competition motions that were referred forward from the Convention Clár in December. How the motions were received is outlined below:

Competition Structural Regulations (Adult) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 1

2023 Junior A Football Championship (8 Teams)

Two groups of 4 with each team playing each other in round-robin series. Top Team in each group qualifies for the Semi-final, second and third placed teams play each other 2 v 3 and 3 v 2 across the respective groups. Semi Final Draw to ensure that the top placed teams avoid each other at this stage. Winner of Junior A Football Championship promoted to IFC 2024. The bottom-placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated.

Seeding 2023

Pot A   2022 Defeated Finalist plus 2022 IFC Relegated Team. (2 Teams)

Pot B   2022 Beaten Semi-Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot C   2022 Beaten Quarter Finalists (2 Teams)

Pot D   2022 Remaining Team plus Junior B Championship Winners 2022 (2 Teams)

2023 Junior B Football Championship (8 Teams)

Two groups of 4, inclusive of the three relegated teams from the JFC A 2022, and the five remaining teams that competed in JFC B 2022, with each team playing each other in round-robin series. Top two teams in each group will play semi-finals (1 v 2 and 2 v 1). Winner of Junior B Football Championship promoted to JFC A 2024. The bottom-placed team in each group to play each other in the relegation final with the defeated team to be relegated to Junior C Football Championship 2024. There shall no seeding in this draw.

Junior C Football Championship 2023 (8 Teams)

Two groups of 4, inclusive of the two relegated teams from the 2022 Junior B Championship, the 2022 Junior C Football Championship winners, plus any additional teams that are eligible and participating in 2022. Top two teams in each group will play semi-finals (1 v 2 and 2 v 1). In the event of there being six or nine teams these will be placed in groups of 3 teams each, if seven teams these are placed in groups of four and three respectively. In a three group scenario, semi-finalists will comprise the top team in each group and the best placed runner up across the three groups. No two teams from the same group to meet in semi-final. Winners of JFC C to be promoted to JFC B 2024. There shall no seeding in this draw.

Rule 6.21 TO 2022 to apply in determining final group placings in each of the above championships.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma – MOTION PASSED

Competition Organisational Regulations (Championship) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma

 Motion 1

That ‘Winner on Day’ regulations no longer apply to all Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Football Championship games. In the event of a drawn game, extra time will take place, and if still drawn the game shall be replayed. In the event of the game ending level at end of extra time on 2nd day, ‘Winner on Day’ scenario would then come into play. All finals shall go to replay.

Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt – MOTION PASSED 

Motion 2

In the event of knockout championship games up to the Senior or Intermediate Football Championship Final ending level at full time they will be subject to extra time. This will involve the playing of two periods of

extra-time of ten minutes each. If the teams are still level a replay will be required. The replay to be played midweek following the drawn fixture. For the replayed fixture ‘Winner on Day’ scenario will apply.

This will involve the playing of two periods of extra-time of ten minutes each. If teams are still level the tie will be decided by the taking of five penalty kicks each, and sudden death if also required. All the foregoing to be in accordance with what was approved by Árd Comhairle on January 19th 2019.

Béal an Átha Móir – Seán Uí Eslín – MOTION WITHDRAWN

Motion 3

In the Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Championship; the ‘Winner on Day’ format should not apply to Quarter-Finals, Semi-Finals and Finals.   At Quarter-Final and Semi-Final stage, a replay if required shall be fixed for a date at the discretion of the CCC before the following Wednesday with ‘Winner on Day’ format to be used.  In the event of a draw in the final of any of the three grades, a replay date to be fixed at the discretion of the CCC with finish on the day format to be used.


Motion 4

In Senior and Intermediate Championships, teams that finish in 1st and 2nd Position at end of the round robin be kept apart in Semi-Final draw.

Cill Tiobraid – MOTION PASSED 

Motion 5

The CCC to have the discretion to make the draw for Rounds 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Senior and Intermediate Championship round robin when they see fit.


Competition Organisational Regulations (League) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma

 Motion 1

The team who finishes in first position of ACL Div 1, 2 & 3 and Res Div 1, 2 & 3 shall be granted home advantage in the League Final. This is subject to the club having a home venue that has an enclosed playing area with a secure perimeter fence.  In the event of a club whose pitch is currently closed, or does not have a securely enclosed playing area as outlined above, it will have the option of nominating an alternative venue as its home venue for the final within the county, subject to having gained permission from both the club to nominate the venue and ultimate CCC approval.  In the event of no pitch being made available to that Club, CCC will retain the authority to decide a venue.

Cill Tiobraid – MOTION DEFEATED 

Motion 2

All County League & Tailteann Cup / All Ireland Qualifier scenario: Where All County League fixtures are scheduled for any weekend that Leitrim are playing in the Tailteann Cup / All Ireland Qualifiers, such All County League fixtures to be played on Friday evenings in advance of the Inter County fixture.


Competition Organisational Regulations (Underage) – Coiste Chontae Liatroma

Motion 1

If a team has 15 players or more available on a given evening, the game shall be played as 15 a side, in such a scenario if a team loses a player to injury, the opposing team shall remove one player. Teams with less than 15 players will play 13 a side, less than 13 the game is conceded.

Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt – MOTION DEFERRED 

Motion 2

In a situation where a club underage team is short the minimum number required in Leitrim GAA underage competitions by 1 or 2 players an accommodation be made to allow the team take part in the competition.

Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach – MOTION DEFERRED

Motion 3

Juvenile club fixtures are not scheduled to clash at a different venue with the club’s adult fixtures on the same date.




Leitrim GAA is very saddened to learn of the death of the late James McGovern, formerly of Aughavas, County Leitrim. The McGovern Family has been imbued in the fortunes of Leitrim GAA over a period of time that has been continuous since the glory days of the early 1990s. They first came to prominence by agreeing to become the sponsors of the Leitrim Senior Football team in the early days of sponsorship names being allowed on jerseys, as the team’s rise to prominence hit a high with the capturing of the Connacht SFC title in 1994. A multiplicity of images that continue to be reproduced over the decades since are ingrained in the consciousness, with ‘McGovern Aughavas’ forever associated with that glorious era. James was the central figure in this deal at that time.

Beyond that, the McGoverns have continued their association with Leitrim GAA, the main stand in Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada renamed the McGovern Aughavas Stand in the late noughties and more recently, the naming rights of the Leitrim GAA McGovern Aughavas Centre of Excellence are attributed to the generosity of James’s brother, Tony McGovern, based in London.

Of course, James and Family have not forgotten their more local roots and for many of Aughavas’s most successful recent years, particularly around their Leitrim SFC success of 2000, the name McGovern found a most prominent and proud placement on the front of their native jerseys.

Leitrim GAA will always be most appreciative of the contribution of James McGovern to Leitrim GAA. We know we made him proud throughout that glorious era of the early to mid-1990s.

James McGovern is deeply regretted by his wife Peggy, children Aidan, Vera, Nuala, Andy and Eileen, daughters-in-law Christina and Louise, sons-in-law Willie, Tristan and Ciarán, grandchildren Sean, Nikita, Karla, Henry, Leo, Bill, Pete, Jodi, Séamus, Tómas, Euan, Grace, Pierce and Charlie, brothers Tom, Gerry and Tony, in-laws, extended family, friends and neighbours. He will be laid to rest in Dardistown Cemetery, following 11.30am funeral mass at St Vincent de Paul Church, Marino, on Wednesday morning.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.


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Due to pitch conditions and health and safety concerns of all concerned, tomorrow’s Under 20 Football Championship Finals have been postponed until January 22, 2023.

Due to the inclement weather and ground conditions, this evening’s Under 20 Division 1 final has been postponed. The game has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 18th at a time and venue TBC by CCC.

Due to the current inclement weather conditions, tomorrow’s Division 1 , 2 and 3 Under 20 Championship Finals have been postponed. CCC will inform clubs of any re-fixture details as soon as possible.

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Leitrim GAA are delighted to announce the appointment tonight of Karl Foley as the U17 Minor team Manager for 2023. Karl who lives in and is a native of Kilmore has huge coaching and managerial experience. Karl is a very experienced coach and manager, with spells at Clan na Gael, Carrickedmond, Kilmore, Shannon Gaels and in Leitrim with Leitrim Gaels and Annaduff. Karl also bring vast experience at the Minor Inter County age-group having  managed and coached  Roscommon Minors for 5 years and winning a Connacht title in that period. We would like to wish Karl the very best of luck in the role and look forward to announcing the remaining members of his backroom team very soon.

The Leitrim GAA Review Committee, under the Chairmanship of Iar-Uachtarán Liam Ó Neill are currently conducting an in-depth review of various aspects of our activities, to help the county better plan for the years ahead and help us face the many challenges that are likely to arise. The review is now entering its concluding stages and having spoken with many groups and clubs in the county the review group is now conducting a public survey to seek the opinions of any supporters or interested parties who may not already have had an opportunity to feed into the process. Your contribution is much valued and will help to shape the organisation in the county in future years.


You may have attended an event earlier this year in Dublin regarding the proposed Cancer Centre of Excellence for the West and Northwest of Ireland and the fact that it has been included in the National Development Plan 2021 – 2030.

We are delighted to share with you that the Strategic Assessment Report (SAR) for the Cancer Centre on the UHG Galway hospital campus has now been completed. This is an essential part of the process for this pivotal health project; and the next step is for the HSE, Department of Health and Government to review and approve this submission and fully commit to the project. Once this happens a design team can be appointed and the Cancer Care Centre for the people of the West of Ireland will become a welcome reality.

An architectural model of potential infrastructural options for the Cancer Centre and associated facilities will also be presented.

Join us for an evening event on the 17th November 2022 at 7.30pm at the Salthill hotel, Galway to learn more about this welcome development to Fight and Cure Cancer.

Speakers on the evening will include:

Professor Michael Kerin, Director Saolta-NUI Galway Cancer Network

The event will be hosted by Sean O’Rourke formerly of RTE

Date: Thursday, 17th November 2022

Time: 7.30pm until 9.30pm

Venue: Salthill Hotel, The Promenade, Salthill, Co. Galway, H91 DD4V


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A lovely piece in the Observer on the Leitrimwall

The success of the Leitrimwall continues with Leitrim people buying ten bricks already this year. All bricks purchased this year will be on the wall  in the new year. Bricks were bought by people remembering family or friends  who had passed, or acknowledging and celebrating family and friends both at home and abroad. Some people just  wanted  to express their pride of the home place, their townland  or their home clubs..

People buying a brick in the wall are not only supporting Leitrim GAA but according to Siobhan Doyle, a cultural historian who works in the National Museum  the Leitrimwall is one of 100 objects which acts as a signpost to significant moments in GAA history.

Bricks can be bought as a gift or a Christmas present by contacting Brian Blake on 0872046177 or by calling in to the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence in Annaduff or by buying your brick on line at

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By buying the brick  via  this Irish American Partnership link you will be entitled to a tax deduction

 You too can be a part of the History of the GAA by buying a brick in the Leitrimwall



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