Leitrim GAA will honour the heroes of 1956 and 2006 on Saturday night at the Annual Dinner Dance in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. The 2007 Leitrim Supporters Club will also be launched during the night. Proceedings get under way at 8pm, tickets cost ?40 and are available from County Board officers.

The Leitrim team won the 1956 Connacht Minor Championship, the countys second ever Provincial title, and went on to provide two members of the Leitrim GAA team of the Millennium in Captain Josie Murray and legendary forward Paddy Dolan.

The Leitrim Ladies team of 2006 will be honoured for their success when they receive their Connacht medals. The Ladies won their first Connacht Junior title in seven years in 2006 and reached their first All-Ireland Final since 1988. They were pipped by Sligo in Croke Park but enjoyed a successful year that also saw them contest the National League Division 3 final last May.

The annual award winners from the various boards will also be honoured with former County Board Manager Michael McGowan receiving the Hall of Fame award.

[b]The 1956 Leitrim Minor Team was:[/b]
Willie Joe McWeeney – Leitrim
Jimmy Clyne – Jamestown
Tom Fallon – Dromahair
Padraig McGloin – Melvin Gaels
Seamus Fallon – Drumkeerin
Noel Haydon – Bornacoola
Patsy Heslin – Cloone
Jimmy O Donnell – Sean McDermotts
Michael McGarry – Bornacoola
Patsy McIntyre – Mohill
Frank Canning – Mohill
Liam Foran – Drumshanbo
Paddy Dolan – Ballinamore (Millennium Team)
Laurie Feehily – Sean McDermotts
Josie Murray – St. Marys (Millennium Team)
Patsy Conboy – Mohill
Brian Nangle – Drumshanbo
John Joe Noone – Jamestown
James Braden –
Noel Mulhern – St. Marys
Francis Rocky Clyne – Mohill
Frankie McGowan – Dromahair

Secretary – Tommie O Riordan
Treasurer – Jack McNally

[b]2006 Award Winners:[/b]

[b]County Board[/b]

Hall of Fame
Michael McGowan – Gaeil na Meilge

County Player of Year:
Colin Regan – Gaeil na Meilge

Club Player of Year:
Brendan Guckian – Naomh Muire

Club Grounds of Year:
Acadh na Sileann

Referee of Year:
Tom Forde – Baile na gCleireach

[b]Coiste na nÓg[/b]
Minor Player of Year:
Tomas Beirne – Eslin

U16 Player of Year:
James O Brien – Glencar-Manorhamilton

Referee of Year:
Noel Flynn – Drumkeerin

[b]Ladies Board[/b]

Services to Leitrim Ladies Football:
Deirdre Quinn

County Player of Year:
Mairead Stenson – Mohill

Senior Club Player of Year:
Annette Donnelly – Cloone

Intermediate Club Player of Year:
Aishling Cooke – St. Josephs

Intermediate Club Player of Year:
Sinead McLoughlin – Fenagh

[b]Hurling Board[/b]

County Hurler of the Year
Stephen Feeney – Glencar Manorhamilton

Club Hurler of Year:
James Keane – St. Marys

Young Hurler of Year:
David Tiernan – St. Marys

[b]Handball Board[/b]

Martin Raftery – Drumshanbo

David Fallon – Drumkeerin

Marie Byrnes – Drumkeerin

Donal Wrynne – Fenagh



18-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

All 288 Clubs in the Province are being asked to send 3 delegates to the the Club Forum 2007 which promises to be a Major event for the GAA in the Province.
Please ensure you re club is represented !

There are 6 topical areas covered in the morning session followed by a keynote speech.

After lunch all delegates can participate in 2 of four different workshops with the event coming to a close with a 1 hour open discussion forum.

Date: Saturday, 27th Jan 2007
Venue: TF Royal Hotel & Theatre, Castlebar

Assembly: 9.30am
Finish: 4.00pm.

Provisional Programme:

10:00 am — 12:00 6 x 20 Minute Presentations

12:00pm Keynote Address

12:30pm?1:45pm Lunch

1:45-3pm 3 x WORKSHOPS

3pm-4pm Workshop Feedback & Open Forum

PRESENTATIONS: (6 x 20 minute)
1. Coaching & Games Developme
2. Club Leadership Planning, Volunteerism
3. Alcohol & Drug Awareness Programme; Code of Best Practice
4. Facilities- Development& Maintenance Floodlighting
5. New Discipline Procedures, Referees.
6. Public Relations & Communications & IT

Please return your booking details by SATURDAY evening (13th Jan) to:
Declan Bohan, Leitrim Secretary


Connacht GAA Council,
Clare St,

email: connachtgaa@eircom.net
phone: 094-96 30175



09-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Remaining 2006 Fixtures as agreed at first meeting of CCC Liatroma on 08 Eanair 2007

Satharn 13 Eanair 2007
[b]Division 2 League – Playoff[/b]
Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher v Sean O Heslins
at 11.00 in Kiltubrid (Extra Time if necessary)

Satharn 20 Eanair 2007
[b]Division 2 League – Playoff[/b]
Glencar/Manorhamilton v Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher OR Sean O Heslins
at 11.00 (Extra Time if necessary)

Satharn 27 Eanair 2007
[b]Division 2 League – Final[/b]
Carrigallen v Glencar/Manor OR Glenfarne/Kilty OR Sean O Heslins
at 14.00 (Extra Time if necessary by advance agreement)

Satharn 03 Feabhra 2007
[b]U21 B FC-Final[/b]
Carrigallen v Drumkeerin
at 14.00 (Extra Time if necessary)



09-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Saturday 20th January is the night to pencil into your diary for the Leitrim County Board Awards Dance. This annual event will also recognise the Golden Jubilee of the 1956 Minor Team who will be in attendance and a presentation will be made to each member on the night.



06-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Wednesday 17th Jan is the launch night of the Leitrim Supporters Club in Dublin. This event attracts a large following and not doubt it will do so this year. The venue is the Herbert Park Hotel and the event starts at 8:30pm.

The Supporters Club was very successful in 2006 and reached a target of ?100,000. This year the target remains just as high as we are in much need of support during a time of considerable costs due to the ongoing development projects.

Please support us by attending on the night and becoming a member for 2007.



05-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Due to the demands on our website we have decided to move home, lock stock and photo gallery, as we have out-grown our previous accommodation. This move to a new hosting area will allow us to expand and add more functionality to the site over the next year.

We are currently using the backup domain name of www.LeitrimGAA.org as we await the remapping of the www.LeitrimGAA.ie address which should be complete by the weekend.

Almost all of the site is rehoused and retested in its new home. There is no recent change in the design or layout but if you notice anything unusual please advise me asap (using the email address at the bottom of the page )and we will rectify the issue.



03-Jan-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

May we take this opportunity to wish you, your families and friends a happy, safe and peaceful Christmas and New Year.

Thanks for your support during 2006 and we look forward to your visits and support in 2007.



23-Dec-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Due to the result of yesterday?s remaining Roinn 2 match there will be now be a three way play off to decide the remaining promotion place to Roinn 1 and with it a place in the League Final v Carraig Alainn.

In accordance with the League Regulations 2006 score difference has decided the order of play will be as follows:

Playoff 1 Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher v Sean O?Heslin?s

Playoff 2 Glencar/Manorhamilton v Winner of Playoff 1

League Final Carrigallen v Winner of Playoff 2

These games and the Under 21 B FC final will not be decided until January, and as such there will be no further fixtures in 2006



18-Dec-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

As part of our effort to continuously improve the website we have added an online poll to the right hand side of the main web page. This interactive poll will allow you to vote thus giving a chance to voice your opinion. Have a go ! (only one vote allowed per visit)

We hope to add another new feature in the next few days when it comes out of testing.

If you have any other ideas for the site please feel free to send me an email. My address is at the bottom of this page.

I m also looking for suggestions for Topics for the new Poll feature.

Brendan PRO



18-Dec-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

It has been a long year for club players and the second tier of the league has finished for 4 groups as 4 finals were played over the weekend. Mohill are the undisputed champions for 06 as they claim their second title.

On Saturday in Division 1 League it was definitely Mohills year as they claimed the double title with a one point win over Aughawillan played in favorable weather conditions in Ballinamore on Saturday.

Today was a busy day with 3 finals played. Bornacoola took the honours in the Division 1 Shield as they overcame Allen Gaels by 4 points on a scoreline of Allen Gaels 2-02 to 1-09 Bornacoola.

In the Division 2 Shield Final Aughnasheelin just managed their win with the narrowest of margins after their 1-08 to 1-07 for Ballinaglera.

The Division 3 Shield Final saw Drumkeerin score 3 critical goals in their 3-03 to 0-09 win over Sean O Heslins. A goal for Drumkeeeran in the last few minutes robbed Sean O Heslins of their one point advantage and Drumkeeran sealed the victory with a final point.

Only the Division 2 League remains with Intermediate champions Carrigallen on top and they await the second place team which is currently a 3 way betweenÓglencar/Manor, Sean O Heslins & Glenfarne/Kilty. Carrigallen have a chance to replicate the double title wins of Mohill at the Intermediate/Division 2 level.

The order of play based on the League rules for 06 means that Glenfarne/Kilty play Sean O Heslins in the preliminary game. The winners then play Glencar/Manorhamilton in the second playoff game. The winners of that game are thenÓguaranteed second slot for promotion to divison 1 and they get the chance for the league title when they play Carrigallen in the final. This format will take a 3 weeks to conclude inevitabley means that the competition will end in 07. At this point all the dates must be decided.

In other news the U21 B game between Carrigallen v Drumkeeran has yet to be decided on.

We hope to have news on all remaining fixtures later this week.



17-Dec-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

It is with great regret that we hear of the passing of Bridie Moran, Stradermott, Church St., Ballinamore. Bridie is survived by her loving husband Tommy, sons Garrett, Eamonn and daughters Maureen and Aoife, her mother, brother and sisters.

On behalf of the Leitrim Co. Board Officers and Clubs I would like to extend our sincere sympathy to Tommy and the Moran family.

Reposing at her home today. House private from 5pm with removal to St. Brigids Church, Ballinamore at 7 pm. Funeral mass tomorrow (Thursday) at 11 o clock with burial afterwards in Oughteragh cemetery.

Donations in lieu of Flowers to North West Hospice care of Mary Curran.

Ar dheis D? go raibh a h-anam d?lis.



13-Dec-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Leitrim GAA Convention 2007:

The officers elected is as follows:

President – Sean Maxwell (Drumreilly)

Chairperson – Gerry Mc Govern (Cloone)

Vice- chairman – Peter Flynn (Aughnasheelin)

Secretary – Declan Bohan (Bornacoola)

Ass. Sec. – John keenan (Gortletteragh)

Treasurer – Jim Meehan (Dromahaire)

Ass. Treasurer – John Mulvey (Ballinaglera)

Development Officer – P.J Meehan (Kiltubrid)

Youth Officer – Jimmy McNama (Drumkeeran)

Coaching Officer – Martin McGowan (Allen Gaels)

Cultural Officer – Sean O Suilleabhain (Sean O Heslins)

P.R.O – Brendan Doyle (Kiltubrid)

Connacht Council – Joe Flynn (St. Marys) Seamus Prior (Aughnasheelin)

Central Council – Gerry Mahon (Sean O Heslins)



10-Dec-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO