We ve added some more photos of last Sundays big day in Carrick. Click on the Photographs link on the left or [link= “www.leitrimgaa.ie/gallery/albums.php “]click here[/link]. Photos of both the Minor and Senior games were available.



26-May-05 by Brendan Doyle – IT Committee

Just to remind all supporters to pencil in 12th June when we will travel to Pearse Stadium, Salthill for Connaught Semi-Final showdown with Galway.



24-May-05 by

Leitrim County Committee wish to thank most sincerely all who organised last weekend?s Annual Golf Classic on behalf of Leitrim GAA in Miltown Co Dublin. The organising committee chaired by Barry Donnellan who have led this event over a long number of years deserve great credit. Thanks to all sponsors and those who participated. The Golf Classic was once again an outstanding success.



23-May-05 by Brendan Doyle

Don t forget that County Board IT committee are continuing with the very popular Live typed commentry via the county website for Sundays big game against Sligo.

This system was used during the Allianz League and proved to be a big success.

If you cannot make it to the game or if you have family or friends who are outside the broadcast area of the Local and National Stations then this service will keep them in touch.

Each score and all the main action as it happens is available online and its a free service!



16-May-05 by Brendan Doyle – IT Committee

The second annual Irish Examiner GAA President?s Awards ceremony will take place in the Rochestown Park Hotel in Cork on Sunday June 5th. The ceremony will be held in Cork as part of the city?s celebrations as the European Capital of Culture. The Awards are designed to recognise outstanding commitment and long time service to the GAA by acknowledging the achievements and dedication to the Association of individuals across the country. Nomination forms are available in the Irish Examiner and nominations can also be made online by email to presidentsawards@examiner.ie

The idea for an Awards scheme of this type arose from the work of the Social Awards Work Group under the Chairmanship of Jim Forbes. The awards will again be sponsored by the Irish Examiner and Work Group chairman Jim Forbes said, ?Whether on the field of play or through the involvement of our members at Club, County or Provincial Council level, the GAA has always been fortunate to possess outstanding individuals who have served the Association with distinction. We believe that the President?s awards are a wonderful opportunity to reward this type of contribution and I would encourage people to nominate those in their clubs who they feel might be worthy of such recognition.?

Closing date for receipt of nominations is Wednesday May 4th.

Further information is available from Jim Forbes at (086) 2664413.



27-Apr-05 by Sean McGoldrick

Insurance Injury Claims Procedures Reminder.

All players are reminded to complete the ?Preliminary Notice Form? when injury occurs and forward it immediately to County Board Insurance Officer.

Even if no claim follows the apparent injury it is good practice to complete this form so as to alert the insurers as to the possibility of a claim allowing the insurers to issue a ?Claim Reference Number? to be used in any claim to follow.

Note ??No Reference Number No Claim??.



06-Apr-05 by PJ Meehan – Development Officer

The annual Leitrim GAA Supporters draw took place in Cox??s Steak House, Dromod last night 2nd April 2005. A packed house witnessed the drawing of the fifteen winning tickets under the supervision of Garda Joe Egan.

This draw was again a huge success as you the supporters dug deep to support Leitrim GAA. The hard working committee were justifiably proud of their efforts as the draw went according to plan and once again exceeded the taking of the previous year??s draw.

County board Chairman Gerry McGovern addressed the gathering following the draw and was very high in his praise of all who made the draw the big success in reaching the ??70,000 euro target. All the prizes were sponsored by many of Leitrim??s valued supporters who once again were only too delighted to come forward without hesitation to give the ticket holders 15 good prizes.

Thanking the Cox family for their continued support the chairman paid tribute to Eugene and T.P. Cox who put their premises both upstairs and downstairs at the disposal of the committee and supporters last night.

Supporters Club Secretary Marie Lee was mentioned by the chairman for all her outstanding work as Secretary leading by example with a big personal ticket sales tally.

The Dublin based supporters committee of whom many travelled down for the draw came in for well deserved praise for their huge amount of work with the draw this year and in the years past.

The list of winners are as follows:

1st Prize – ??3,000 Sinead Hennessy (London)
2nd Prize – ??1,500 Peter O??Donnell (Cloone)
3rd Prize – ??1,000 Christine Lakeman (Kinlough)
4th Prize ?V 28?? Colour TV Finbarr Keaney (Kiltubrid)
5th Prize ?V Weekend Break Tommy McNamee (Cloone)
6th Prize ?V Mid-Week Break Chris and Gerry Guckian
7th Prize ?V 14?? Colour TV Joe Leydon (Dublin)
8th Prize – ??200 Sean White (Sligo)
9th Prize – ??200 John & Nora O??Brien (Glenfarne)
10th Prize – ??200 Derek O??Brien (Drumsna)
11th Prize – ??100 Orla Bohan (Bornacoola)
12th Prize ?V Meal in Carrigallen Terence McDermott (Glenfarne)
13th Prize ?V Meal in Bush Anthony McKiernan
14th Prize ?V Meal inÓglancys Michael McGarry (Gortletteragh)
15th Prize ?V Meal in Commercial LeydonÓgroup (Stillorgan)



03-Apr-05 by PRO

The Leitrim County Board have ensured that Leitrim supporters will be able to keep in touch with their teams fortunes in 2005 by becoming the first County to provide live updates of their Allianz league games online at their official website www.leitrimgaa.ie. The service provides real time Scóring with a log of the key events at the game to keep the county?s supporters up to date with all the action as it happens live.

The service was launched for Leitrim?s recent game against Fermanagh and the Leitrim County Board have confirmed that a large web audience followed the county?s fortunes against Clare and Carlow over the last fortnight and they are expecting a record audience for this Sunday?s clash with neighbours Longford.

The project is one of many IT initiatives aimed at bringing GAA related information and news to the public and media at large. With a large Leitrim Diaspora in England, America, Australia and elsewhere across the globe, the service has proven extremely popular and the possibility of extending the service to include audio or visual coverage is being examined.

Brendan Doyle, Chairman of the IT Committee ?I feel we have only begun to discover the benefits & possibilities of the internet and feel that it will continue to radically improve our ability to inform the public and media of Leitrim?s progress through their various games. I look forward to continuing with this free service over the coming year as we maximise the potential from the web.?

Further Information is available from:
Brendan Doyle,
Leitrim County Board – IT Committee,



16-Mar-05 by Brendan Doyle

A very successful Leitrim GAA Supporters night was held last night in Dans Tavern, Garrycastle, Athlone. MC for the night was Tommy Moran and present on was Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan. The organising committee Gerry Duignan, JohnÓgibbons and Jim Keaney put a lot of work into the night and the committee successfully raised over ?1000 for Leitrim GAA. Many thanks to the committee, to all those people from the midlands and those further a field who showed their support on the night.



04-Mar-05 by Sean McGoldrick – PRO

Leitrim U18 Player makes Aussie rules panel.

Adrian Fowley from Dromahaire who is still a minor next year has made the panel for the U18 Compromise rules. Word has it that Adrian is in with a great chance of the full back roll when Ireland play the Aussies later in the year.



02-Mar-05 by Brendan Doyle

19 Leitrim Senior Clubs will participate in the Senior championship of 2005. The draw has provided us with some very appetising fixtures with Group 1 the much talked about Group of Death . Group 2 have 4 teams while Annaduff are inÓgroup 4 and have already been touted as favourites in that group by Ex-County Board Chairman Michael McGowan.

The Groups are as follows:

Group 1
St. Marys
Allen Gaels

Group 2
Sean O Heslins

Group 3

Group 4
Melvin Gaels



28-Feb-05 by Sean McGoldrick – PRO

After a hugely successful series that saw DublinÓget the fight of their life, the Underdogs are back with a vengeance and this year they will be going up against Kerry. Mícheál Ó Muirchearthaigh is joining the panel of selectors and, along with Jarlath Burns (Armagh) & Mickey Ned O’Sullivan (Kerry), will be training the lads throughout the year.

Anyone who has never played senior county football at league or championship level is Underdog material. They will be offered the chance of a lifetime. A chance to be trained by three legends of the game. A chance to take on a senior county side and a chance to show their county what they’ve been missing!

Provincial trials will be held over four Saturdays in the months of May and June, with the Connacht trial being held in Hyde Park, Roscommon, on Saturday 19th June. Anyone interested in applying for the Underdogs must do so on TG4’s website. All details must be filled out in full, and if your application is successful, a member of the Underdogs production team will contact you with more details.



06-May-04 by Paddy Reilly