Leitrim GAA wishes to express its sympathies to the family of the late Brendan Gormley, Fohera, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, on his sad passing after a long illness on Monday, January 20th.

Brendan was to the forefront in the promotion of GAA activities in his native Ballinamore and in particular the promotion of Scór in his club throughout the 1980’s. Indeed the club has claimed many Scór honours at county, provincial and national levels. In addition to holding the position of Treasurer of Scór Liatroma, he went on to become Treasurer of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in 1985 and held the position for an unprecedented seventeen consecutive years until 2001. Brendan also served a term as Treasurer of Connacht Council GAA from 1979 to 1982.

Brendan worked tirelessly for Leitrim GAA over his period involved with the County Management Committee and Coiste Chontae Liatroma and would have taken tremendous pride in being associated with Leitrim’s on-field achievements of a quarter-century ago and beyond.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Brendan’s wife Rosario, sons Niall and Aaron, daughter Sinead, daughters-in-law Breege (McGovern) & Fiona (Butterly), his dear grandchildren Mya, Romy, Grace, Darragh & Meabh, his sisters Mary (Cavan), Rose Murphy (Carrick-on-Shannon), Agnes Duncan (Kilcock), Margaret Walpole (Mohill), brothers Joe (Cavan), Noel (Dublin) & Donal (Drumree, Co. Meath), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

His remains will be reposing at Smith’s Funeral Home, High St, Ballinamore on Wednesday, January 22 from 5pm,  concluding with prayers at 8pm.

House private at all times, please.

Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore on Thursday at 12 noon followed by burial in Oughteragh Cemetery, Ballinamore. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to the North West Hospice, c/o Smiths Funeral Directors, Ballinamore.

Saturday January 11th
Philly McGuinness Cup Rd 2 Leitrim v Longford in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 12 noon;
Connacht Scór na nÓg Final in Townhall, Claremorris, commencing at 2.30pm.

Sunday January 12th
Connacht FBD League Semi Final Leitrim v Roscommon in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Thursday January 16th
Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Dublin Launch in Celtic Suite, Croke Park commencing at 7.30pm.

Saturday January 18th
Philly McGuinness Cup Rd 3 Leitrim v Sligo in Páirc Philib Mac Aonghusa, Mohill at 2.00pm.

Sunday January 19th
Connacht FBD League Final.

Saturday January 25th
Allianz Football League Rd 1  Derry v Leitrim in Celtic Park, Derry at 5.00pm.

Sunday January 26th
LGFA Football League Rd 1 Derry v Leitrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Hurling League Rd 1 Fermanagh v Leitrim, Brewster Park, Enniskillen at 2.00pm.

Saturday February 1st
All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals in INEC Centre, Killarney.

Sunday February 2nd
Allianz Football League Rd 2 Leitrim v Cork in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Sunday February 9th
LGFA Football League Rd 3 Leitrim v Antrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 3 Longford v Leitrim in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 2.00pm.

Monday February 10th
February Meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 8.00pm.

Saturday February 15th
Connacht Under 20 Football Championship Semi Final Leitrim v Galway/Mayo in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm;
Annual Presentation of 2019 Leitrim GAA Awards in Bush Hotel at 8.00pm.

Sunday February February 16th
Allianz Hurling League Rd 3 Leitrim v Cavan in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Saturday February 22nd
Connacht Under 20 Football Championship Final.

Sunday February 23rd
LGFA Football League Rd 4 Louth v Leitrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Hurling League Rd 4 Sligo v Leitrim in Markcievicz Park at 2.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 4 Leitrim v Offaly in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Fri/Sat February 28/29th
Annual GAA Congress in Páirc an Chrócaigh.

Sunday March 1st
Allianz Hurling League Rd 5 Leitrim v Lancshire in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 5 Louth v Leitrim in Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda at 2.00pm.

Sat/Sun March 7/8th
Allianz Hurling League Division 3B Final.

Sunday March 8th
LGFA Football League Rd 5 Leitrim v Limerick in TBC at 1.00pm.

Monday March 9th
March Meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 8.00pm.

Sunday March 15th
Allianz Football League Rd 6 Down v Leitrim in Páirc Eisler, Newry at 2.00pm.

Saturday March 21st
Leitrim GAA Annual Supporters Club Draw in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod, at 10.00pm.

Sunday March 22nd
LGFA Football League Rd 6 Carlow v Leitrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 7 Leitrim v Tipperary in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Saturday March 28th
Allianz Football League Divsion 3 Final.

Sunday March 29th
LGFA Football League Rd 7 Leitrim v Offaly in TBC at 1.00pm.


Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada

Renowned piper Néillidh Mulligan and family to regale audience at Leitrim Supporters Club launch in Croke Park.

Excitement is building ahead of the annual launch of the Leitrim Supporters Club in Croke Park on Thursday, January 16th.

The gathering touches on all things Leitrim, and MC Colin Regan will interview the county’s new hurling All-Star James Clancy to find out what the Lory Meagher Cup win meant to this stalwart. Senior football manager Terry Hyland will be quizzed about plans for 2020 as the county prepares for an incredibly competitive Division 3 national football league, while Eamonn Duignan, chair of the Leitrim Wall committee, will reflect on what became a success story of national interest.

The assembled crowd will also be treated to interviews with special guest Sean McGoldrick, sports journalist, author, and native of Newtownmanor, and Leitrim Person of the Year, Noel McPartland, of Drumshanbo.

The finale of the evening will be a lively music session with renowned uileann piper Neilidh Mulligan and family. Neilidh has a strong Leitrim connection – his father Tom being a native of Bornacoola and a founding member of St Mary’s Music Club in Church Street, Dublin. Neil has been a tutor at the Joe Mooney Summer School for years and represented Bornacoola in Scór in the late 1970s. They will include tunes from his award winning ‘The Leitrim Thrush’ album.

This annual gathering has become a must-attend event for Leitrim people in Dublin and the surrounding counties, with 170 attendees last year. It makes a point of acknowledging and celebrating the lives and times of Leitrim’s foremost citizens and entertainers and is sure to have something to amuse anyone with roots or an interest in the county. So, please spread the word to your friends and come along on the night.

Doors open at 7pm with the event getting under way 7.30pm sharp. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for entry but attendees are encouraged to buy a Supporters Club ticket on the night and a special draw will take place for those who purchase one or take a booklet to sell. The night will conclude at 9.30pm.

Transport will be provided from Leitrim for anyone who wishes to attend FOC,  the following are the bus times.

Pick up Drumshanbo Swimming Pool  at 4.00pm

Pick up  Avantcard Páirc Sean Mac Diarmada at  4.15pm

Pick up Bornacoola GAA Pitch  at 4.30pm

Please inform Leitrim GAA Assistant Secretary Attracta O Reilly at 0861708499 if you intend to travel on the bus.

Irish conversation classes, or Ciorcal Comhrá, will start again in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.

Leitrim GAA would like to take this opportunity to send Season’s Greetings to all its clubs, players, management teams, coaches, officials, sponsors, supporters and all your families. 2019 was a great year for the county on and off the field and we thank everybody for your assistance and contribution to this effort.

We hope everybody has joyful, peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year Holiday and we look forward to working successfully with you all in 2020.

The reports of the various committees were presented to the 2020 Leitrim GAA Convention which were approved and adopted at last Sunday’s Convention in the Bush Hotel may be read here Comhdháil Bhliantúil 2020

The full list of officers elected on Sunday last is as follows:

Cathaoirleach: Eanna Mac Stíbhín

Leas Cathaoirleach: Traolach Ó Baoil

Rúnaí: Déaglán Ó Buacháin

Leas Rúnaí: Attracta Ni Raghailligh

Cisteoir: Martin Mac Artáin

Leas Cisteoir: Nollaig Ni Lochlainn

Oifigeach Forbartha: TBA

Oifigeach Oiliúna: Pól O Murchú

Oifigeach Cultúra agus Teanga: Clár Ní Chrosáin

Oifigeach Páistí: Marc O hEislin

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí: TBA

Comhairle Connacht:(2) Seán Ó Maoilmhiaigh, Pádraig Ó Ficheallaigh

Árd Comhairle: Éanna Mac Tiarnáin

Comhdháil Connacht: (4) Martin Mac Artáin, Eanna Mac Stíbhín, Déaglán Ó Buacháín, Another TBA

Comhdháil Bhliantúil: (4) Martin Mac Artáin, Eanna Mac Stíbhin, Deaglán Ó Buacháin, Another TBA

There are only three motions to be debated at next Sunday’s Leitrim GAA Convention. Convention will take place in the Bush Hotel commencing at 3pm. The motions are as follows:

RÚIN 2019

Motion 1

That Comhdháil Bhliantúil requests the Ard Chomhairle to appoint, as a matter of urgency, a committee to consider the implementation of a TMO (Television Match Official) using existing TV coverage only. This committee decides on which situations the TMO should be used (eg in relation to scores only, or other matters).

This committee produces recommendations in regard to future use of this technology and also examines any rule changes that may be required, depending on the situations where TMO use is recommended.

Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s

Motion 2

That clarification is provided through Páirc an Chrócaigh in situations where play is called back to view Hawk-eye. Confirming that all play is null and void and are all scores, yellow, black and red cards are rescinded which occur in the intervening period?

Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s

Motion 3

Aughnasheelin GAA Club would like to propose the motion that if a team at Senior, Intermediate or Junior level are unable to field a team of 15 players for a match then the playing number could be reduced to 13 aside and still be a valid match. This would apply to league competitions.


Comhdháil Bhliantuil 2020


Cathaoirleach: Stiofan Ó Floinn, Eanna Mac Stibhín

Leas Cathaoirleach: Traolach Ó Baoil

Rúnaí: Déaglán Ó Buacháin

Leas Rúnaí: Attracta Ni Raghailligh

Cisteoir: Martin Mac Artáin

Leas Cisteoir: Nollaig Ni Lochlainn

Oifigeach Forbartha: Traolach Ó Baoil

Oifigeach Oiliúna: Pól O Murchu

Oifigeach Cultúra agus Teanga: Clár Ní Chrosáin

Oifigeach Páistí: Marc Ó hEislin

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí: ——————

Comhairle Connacht:(2) Seán Ó Maoilmhiaigh, Pádraig Ó Ficheallaigh

Árd Comhairle: Éanna Mac Tiarnáin

Comhdháil Connacht: (4) Martin Mac Artáin

Comhdháil Bhliantúil: (4) Martin Mac Artáin


Congratulations to all the following who have been chosen as Leitrim GAA Award Winners for the 2019 season. The winners will be presented with their awards at the Leitrim GAA Awards function early in 2020.

Coiste Chontae Liatroma Awards 2019

Jim Lynch Hall of Fame: Sean Maxwell, Drumreilly

County Player of Year: Shane Moran, Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s

Senior Club Player of Year: Conor Dolan, Glencar Manorhamilton

Intermediate Club Player of Year: David Bruen, Leitrim Gaels

Junior Club Player of Year: Alan Doonan, Fenagh, St. Caillin’s

Senior Referee of Year: Seamus Mulhern, St. Mary’s

Minor Player of Year: Barry McWeeney, Kiltubrid

U16 Player of Year: Gavin Reynolds, St. Mary’s Kiltoghert

Coiste na nÓg Referee of Year: Mark Mc Closkey, Bornacoola

Club Grounds of Year: Aughavas G.A.A.

County Hurler of Year: Enda Moreton, Leitrim Gaels

Senior Club Hurler of Year: James Glancy, St. Mary’s Kiltoghert

Junior Hurler of Year: Shane Mallon, Bornacoola

Senior Handballer of Year: Ed Lee, Fenagh

Juvenile Handballer of Year: Benoit Mc Kiernan, Annaduf

Leitrim GAA expresses its deepest sympathies to our Central Council delegate Enda Tiernan, his brother Shane and the extended Tiernan and Crawford Families, on the death of their mother, Maureen Tiernan, Cloone. Co Leitrim.

Maureen, who has been predeceased by her husband Séan and infant son Mel, is deeply regretted by and sadly missed by her loving sons; Shane and Enda, her brothers; George and Tom, daughter-in-law; Raquel, Enda’s partner Sheila, sister-in-law; Margaret, grandsons; Séan and Conor, nephews; Kenneth and Thomas, niece; Caroline, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Funeral Arrangements

Remains reposing at Lough Erril Private Nursing Home, Mohill (N41 XE39) on Monday (9th December) from 3.00pm – 5.45pm followed by prayers. Removal to arrive at St. Mary’s Church, Cloone for 7.00pm. Funeral mass on Tuesday at 12 noon followed by burial to Cloone new cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sí.

Before the year ends, we would like to highlight the popular ‘Ireland Lights Up’ walking initiative returns in January 2020 in partnership with the GAA, Operation Transformation, and Get Ireland Walking.

In a bid to walk off the turkey and make exercise more accessible on the darker nights, clubs across the 32 counties are once more encouraged to turn on their floodlights and host community walking groups during the broadcast period of the hit RTÉ show.

Registration for clubs is now open: www.getirelandwalking.ie/GAA/

Over 270 clubs participated in Ireland Lights Up in 2019, with a total of 65,000 walkers getting out during the initiative.

The first date for clubs to host ‘Ireland Lights Up’ 2020 is Thursday, January 9th, but this year clubs are free to host their walking groups any, and as many, nights of the week as they want.

20 November 2019; Launch of Ireland Lights Up with the GAA in partnership with RTɒs Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking. In a bid to make exercise more accessible on the dark winter nights, ‘Ireland Lights Up’ will see participating clubs turn on their floodlights/lighting for a six-week period (January 8th – February 26th, 2019) as Operation Transformation returns to our screens in the New Year. In attendance at the launch at Coolderry GAA Healthy Club in Co. Offaly is Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan with Kathryn Thomas and Karl Henry from Operation Transformation Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***

Leitrim GAA wishes to convey its sympathies to the family of the late Bernie Hamilton, Drumoughty, Gorvagh, Co. Leitrim whose funeral took place today Sunday 24th November.
Bernie worked as part of a FÁS Community Employment programme at Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada from 2007 through to 2015. He was well known as a valued multiskilled worker around our GAA Headquarters in Carrick on Shannon. A very obliging and flexible part of the grounds team in Pairc Sean, Bernie gave of his time in addition to his normal hours to assist with stewarding and other duties on match days. Predeceased by his parents John and Ellen, brothers Vincent and Thomas-Martin. Sadly missed by his daughters Belinda and Anita (Keaney), son Alan, son-in-law Iain, grandchildren Saidhbh and Fiadh, partner Ann, brothers John, Michael and Edward, sister Annie-Mai, brother-in-law Josie, sister-in-law Dympna, relatives, neighbours and friends. His funeral mass took place in St Patrick’s Church in his native Ballyfarnon followed by interment in Kilmacktranny Cemetery.
May he rest in peace.

Leitrim GAA wishes to convey its deepest sympathies to the family of the late Frank Mulvey, Williamstown, Kells, Co Meath and formerly of Ballinaglera, Co. Leitrim. Frank was a former inter-county Leitrim Senior Footballer and Hurler of the 1970s and indeed a former officer of Leitrim GAA serving as Assistant Secretary for a number of years during the 1980s. Frank’s brother John is a former Treasurer of Leitrim GAA and is currently a Leitrim GAA delegate to Connacht GAA Council.

Frank is predeceased by his parents Artie and Maura, and brother Brendan. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Fiona, children Arthur, Blaire and Richard, brothers; John, Tony, Vincent and Kevin and sister Mary-Frances, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, and his extended family.

Funeral Arrangements
Reposing at his home (A82 Y9N6) Wednesday 25th September from 3pm until 9pm. Removal on Thursday morning 26th September, arriving at St. Colmcille’s Church, Kells for 11am Funeral Mass. Removal afterwards to Ballinaglera Church, Co. Leitrim, arriving for prayers at 3.30pm approx, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Ar Dheis De go raibh sé.