CCC Liatroma at its meeting this evening has decided to postpone the Smith Monumentals Intermediate Football Final, which was due to have been played at Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada tomorrow. This decision has been taken in the greater interests of all concerned with tomorrow’s final given that there have been Covid related concerns raised by each of the respective finalists. CCC Liatroma has provisionally refixed the final for the weekend of October 10/11.

As regards the planned streaming of this weekend’s finals, we are aware that patrons may have purchased a weekend package covering both the Intermediate and Senior Finals. All Livestream weekend passes sold for €18 will be valid for the fixed date. Games can be purchased on an individual basis for €10.


The Smith Monumentals Intermediate and Connacht Gold Senior Championship Finals will be broadcast in bumper shows this weekend on our livestream platform and the action starts on Saturday with the Intermediate Final.

The games cost €10 per individual game or €18 for the Weekend pass to both games.

Livestream pass is available at

Intermediate Final – Annaduff v Gortletteragh – Saturday with throw-in at 4:30pm

Senior Final – Mohill v St. Mary’s Kiltoghert – Sunday with throw-in at 3:30pm

There were 13 interviews recorded during our recent media night – keep an eye out as various player and sponsor interviews are being released on our 3 social media channels each evening.   Don’t forget to like / share /repost / retweet to show your support for your favourite teams.

– Brendan Doyle
IT Officer / Livestream Producer


There is a 24/7 support website available at  with advise on how to solve most problems.   In addition a support person is available 2 hours before throw in to assist with login issues – email:

We are delighted to be able to assist Leitrim Ladies GAA by providing our livestream service for their Senior Championship final tomorrow at 2:30pm in Avantcard Páirc Seán MacDiarmada.  The much anticipated final is between Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins and Glencar-Manorhamilton and there will be a new name on the Leitrim LGFA Senior Roll of Honour for 2020.

Leitrim Ladies captain Clare Owens & Breifne Earley will join John Lynch on commentary.

The livestream pass costs €10 and is available to purchase now at

We plan to go live around 15 minutes before the game with the popular pre-match build up including interviews.


There is a 24/7 support website available at  with advise on how to solve most problems.   In addition a support person is available 2 hours before throw in to assist with login issues – email:



Following yesterday’s Government announcement and publication of the Living with Covid Plan, the return of spectators to matches has been made possible midnight September 16, albeit under certain conditions. As a result of this announcement, a maximum of 100 supporters in total may gain access to this weekend’s Vistamed Junior Football Championships quarter-finals, semi-finals, and playoff games, given the venues that these matches are taking place. The admission fee for these games will be €5 per adult and the host club will retain the gate receipts to cover ground rent and other associated costs that accrue with hosting these games. It is not anticipated, in the main, that the attendance at these games will be in excess of the 100 persons allowed.

As regards the Smith Monumentals IFC Final and Connacht Gold SFC Final which are due to take place on 26-27.09.2020 and will be live-streamed by Leitrim GAA, the fact that these games will be scheduled for Avantcard Pairc Seán Mac Diarmada which has rated capacity in excess of 5,000, there will be a maximum of 200 spectators allowed entry to each of these finals. Each participating club will be allocated 100 tickets for sale to supporters at €15 each. It is a matter for the Executive Committee of each club to decide how these tickets will be allocated individually. There will be no tickets for sale for these matches from the officers of Leitrim GAA. There will be no admission to any supporter to these matches without a ticket. Player/Official passes will be made available to participating clubs in line with the numbers as were the case for the recent semi-final matches. Media passes for the finals will be made available on consideration of a written request to

The Senior & Intermediate championship Semi Finals will be live streamed by Leitrim GAA this Saturday and Sunday.  The 4 games are available to view individually with a single match pass costing €7 or a Weekend pass of €20 for all 4 games.

Intermediate  SF 1 – Carrigallen  v  Annaduff – at 3 pm
Senior SF 1 – Mohill  v  Fenagh St. Caillins – at 6 pm

Intermediate  SF 2 – Gortletteragh St Patrick’s Dromahair – at 1:30 pm
Senior SF 2 – Glencar/Manor  v  St. Mary’s Kiltoghert  – at 4:3o pm

We plan to go live around 15 minutes before each game with the popular pre-match build up including interviews.

All games are available at:

There is a 24/7 support website available at  with advise on how to solve most problems.   In addition a support person is available 2 hours before throw in to assist with login issues – email:



The Senior championship Quarter Finals will be live streamed by Leitrim GAA this Saturday and Sunday.  The 4 games are available to view individually with a single match pass costing €7 or a Weekend pass of €20 for all 4 games.

Senior QF 1 – Mohill v Allen Gaels – Saturday at 3 pm
Senior QF 2 – Fenagh St. Caillins v Leitrim Gaels – Saturday at 6:30 pm
Senior QF 3 – Melvin Gaels v St. Mary’s/Kiltoghert – Sunday at 1 pm
Senior QF 4 – Ballinamore SOH v Glencar/Manor – Sunday at 4:3o pm

We plan to go live around 15 minutes before each game with the popular pre-match build up including interviews.

Our live streams are available at:


It is advisable to create your account now and view some of the previous games to familiarise yourself with the variety of devices upon which you can view the games.   

If you intend using a Smart TV the recommend method is to create an account via the username and password method.

There is a 24/7 support website available at  with advise on how to solve most problems.   In addition a support person is available 2 hours before throw in to assist with login issues – email:

[Please click here to read our previous post with details & tips on how to view our livestream]



After this evening’s final round matches which included a few twists and turns along the way, the quarter-final pairings revealed themselves as follows:

Connacht Gold SFC Quarter-Finals

Melvin Gaels v St Mary’s Kiltoghert

Glencar/Manorhamilton v Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s

Mohill v Allen Gaels

Fenagh St Caillin’s v Leitrim Gaels

Relegation Final

Aughawillan v Drumreilly

Smith Monumentals IFC Quarter-Finals

Gortletteragh v Aughnasheelin

Drumkeerin v Carrigallen

Bornacoola v Annaduff

St Patrick’s Dromahair v Ballinaglera

Relegation Final

Eslin v Kiltubrid

CCC Liatroma will be deciding the times, dates and venues in due course, with action in these competitions taking a breather over next weekend before the initial quarter-final action recommences on weekend 29/30 August.


A Chara,
Leitrim GAA Management Committee at its meeting last night decided that the knockout stages of the Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship, Smith Monumentals Intermediate Football Championship and in all probability at least the semi-finals and final of the Vistamed Junior A Football Championship will be played behind closed doors, while the government imposed crowd limits remain at a maximum of 200 people per outdoor venue.
While this is a decision that is bound to register immediate shock, there is a strong rationale behind it. It is widely recognised that when arriving at the concluding stages of any competition, interest levels rise accordingly. Interest in our games at group stages has been heightened in the very fact that there was such a long layoff from sporting activity and we also believe that interest levels will have risen sufficiently high enough to ensure that the current restriction of a maximum of 200 people per venue, inclusive of players and officials, will not be near enough to satisfy demand.
While we are aware that the quarter-final pairings will not be decided until after Saturday’s action, it is immaterial what the various combinations of teams may become, interest levels will naturally rise. This, almost certainly, will place club officials and county officials in a near-impossible situation as regards who will gain access to the limited number of ‘golden tickets’ in match situations which would, in all practicality, see the number of tickets available to supporters reduce from a heretofore 60 per club to a number at most 50 and probably even less when one considers the various interested parties who will naturally look to attend as our competitions move towards a conclusion. With the current crowd restrictions, it is viewed as being the fairest solution to all concerned to allow access to no supporters as distinct to having to cater for an impractical situation that would arise at the local level with regard to the distribution of these few precious tickets, and the probability of inevitable confrontation that could follow at turnstiles at venues in consideration of people who have not gained a ticket.
With this in mind, all clubs will be in receipt of 40 Player/Official Passes for the aforementioned games from the weekend of quarter-finals forward. No access will be granted to venues other than to those who hold one of these Player/Official Passes. 
To counteract this move it is the intention of the Leitrim GAA Livestream Team to extend its coverage of our games to ensure that if at all possible all games in the Connacht Gold SFC, Smith Monumentals IFC, and Vistamed Junior A Football Championship (which, in the case of the JFCA, are restricted to the closed-door policy) will be covered and transmitted live. This will involve the co-operation of CCC Liatroma whose job has been made exceedingly more difficult by this decision. This committee is currently working on a solution to ensure that this may happen. CCC will communicate with you as soon as they have an inevitable reschedule agreed. Any relegation finals in the SFC and IFC are also currently covered by this policy.
Of course, we hope with confidence that coverage of our games can also be provided by the various media outlets who have done sterling work to ensure that coverage of our games has been on a par, if not greater, in this year than any year heretofore. Media personnel will not be prevented from attending our games for obvious reasons. Media personnel may apply to for an official pass and this will be granted on request.
It needs also to be stressed that while we greatly appreciate the efforts that clubs have made in the excellent live coverage of games that have not been covered by Leitrim GAA Livestream when it comes to any future games that are being streamed by Leitrim GAA, permission will not be granted to alternate sources of live feed. It has been flagged from an early stage in the provision of live footage by Leitrim GAA that this would be free for the group stages and that the policy would be changing to pay per view from knockout stages. This will remain the policy going forward and details of this platform will be posted on over the coming days. Livestreaming, while having been provided free to date, does come at a cost to Leitrim GAA and this has to be naturally covered for in transmissions from quarter-finals forward and pay per view details will follow at It is our intention to provide access to all probable patrons via this platform and while it would not be our avenue of choice in normal circumstances, we hope you all understand that this is proving to be an increasingly challenging year.
In contemplating the groundbreaking nature of this decision, we trust that you accept that it has been made in the best interests of all concerned, given that we have to ensure the safety of all, players, officials, and supporters in the midst of a pandemic that does not seem to be going away anywhere soon.
Le gach dea ghuí
Déaglán Ó Buacháin,
Rúnaí Coiste Chontae Liatroma CLG,
Barr na Cúile,
Cora Droma Ruisc,
Contae Liatroma.

This week is the last of the free to view games as the stream team head to Annaduff GAA pitch for the Smith Monumentals Round 5 Intermediate clash between Annaduff and Gortletteragh.  The throw-in is at 7pm and we plan to go live around 6:45 with the popular pre-match build up including interviews.

For the last number of games we utilised our YouTube account but from this point on wards we will be moving over completely to our new video streaming platform which has been carefully chosen to offer the best opportunities to view games on as large a selection of devices as possible.

Last week we made available a sneak peak of the login process to allow you to start activating your accounts and familarising yourselves with the process – this was achieved by clicking on a link on this website.   A large number of people have already created their accounts which is a free account and is a relatively simple process – no credit card information is required at this stage.

This week the full blown platform is being unveiled and this weeks livestream will be available to view free of charge.  This weeks game or any future games will NOT be available on Youtube.
The link to the new home for our live streams is:

All of the previous free games are already available on the new platform as we have moved them over from YouTube and they will remain free to view in their new home.

It is advisable to create your account now and view some of the previous free games to familiarise yourself with the variety of devices upon which you can view the games.  We suggest that you don’t leave it until 5 minutes before throw-in to figure out how it works !

There is a 24/7 support website available at  with advise to solve most problems.   A support person is available 2 hours before throw in to assist with login issues –

As many have already found out creating an account is quick, easy, free and can be done by a simple 1 step connection to your favorite social media account like Facebook, Twitter or via a more traditional email & password combination (recommended).  Only use the social media login option if you are going to view on a device that you already use for social media.     If logging in directly on something like a Smart TV it is advisable to use the email/password combination as social media quick logins may not work.  As mentioned above credit card information is NOT required at this stage.

The video player is web browser based to provide access to as large a selection of devices as possible.  All games should be easily viewable on ios based devices like iphones, ipads,  Windows based devices like standard laptops, phones, etc,  and Android based devices like smartphones and tablets.  Basically any device that has a browser should be able to reach the platform

The video player is compatible with Chromecast & Airplay to allow you to view on your TV via your connecting device as listed above – you will need to use mirror mode which is an extra step in the process and if using an ipad/iphone to cast then you may need to utilise a 3rd party app.

Some Smart TV’s will allow streaming without any issues from within their built-in browser however chromecasting or similar is recommended – please note you will need to cast using the mirror option which is an extra step compared to the single click option with YouTube.

If you have an Android based SmartTV and not using casting then the recommend browser for streaming is PuffinTV.  For more assistance please go here.  This can also be used for all other Android devices like smartphones – please test your device’s capability well in advance of a live event.

Some quick pointers for a successful viewing experience:

  • on most devices Chrome (PuffinTV on android)  is the preferred browser to get to 
  • using Social Media logins may not work on some devices  – the traditional username/password is recommended especially on devices that you don’t normally use for social media
  • your broadband download speed should be in excess of 5mbs
    (as we aim to stream in Full HD* (1080p) where possible from Quarterfinals onwards
  • If a stream should fail please refresh your browser and this should help you to reconnect. 
  • if casting you will need to use the mirror screen option from your device – chromecasting or similar is the recommended approach and if using an ipad/iphone to cast then you may need to utilise a compatible 3rd party app. 
  • Try out various options well in advance of your chosen event in order to find the method that suits your device(s).

Unfortunately it is not possible to integrate YouTube into a paywall system and 6 different paywall systems were evaluated during extensive trials over a number of weeks.   We believe that we have chosen the system that offers the public the easiest access, easiest payment method and the ability to play back on the largest number of devices.  Many of the other paywall systems tested did not allow casting so watching on a small screen was the only option.  Also other systems did not adjust the speed to try and match your broadband connection speed – in a lot of cases if your broadband speed dipped then you would lose the picture.  To avoid all these issues we are using Vimeo the 2nd most popular player to YouTube and it successfully integrates with the paywall software.

Please note that the sharing of your account with others is not possible as the system is designed to detect account sharing and will block all simultaneous connections.

For any login or registration-related questions please visit:

A support team member will also available 2 hours before a scheduled live game to provide assistance.

Officials associated with Leitrim GAA will not be in a position to provide support.

Details of payed services and possible packages will be announced closer to the quarter final stage.

I hope you enjoy the new platform and advise you to test it out well in advance of next weekends game !

Brendan Doyle
IT officer

*subject to a reliable upload connection at venue



Leitrim GAA would like to record its heartfelt appreciation of the work that GDA Sean Gallagher has carried out with our Coaching and Games Development Department since his arrival in 2018, as heads to pastures new. Sean has been offered and is taking up a Primary Teaching position in the new school year and we wish him well with this venture.

A fully qualified Primary Teacher, Seán was successful in securing a vacant GDA position with Leitrim GAA back in 2018. In the intervening period, he has given his all to the clubs and young players under his watch. His professional approach towards the job has resulted in many seeds sown that will hopefully reap benefit for players, clubs and county into the future. He will be sorely missed.

We are really sorry to have to say goodbye to Seán, but we understand his position. We wish him the very best of luck in continuing with his teaching career, we know he’s not gone too far away and we look forward to any input or assistance he may be in a position to provide into the future.

Míle buíochas, a Sheáin.

The ‘stream team’ is on the road again this Saturday and by coincidence it is another derby clash  in the Connacht Gold SF championship as we stream all the live action from Kinlough where Melvin Gaels take on Glencar/Manor.

This will be Melvin Gael’s final game of the group stages as they have a bye in the last round and are currently 2 to the good out of 3 games.  Glencar Manor have a clean record to date and no doubt will be looking to build on momentum – it’s a throw-in time of 7pm on Saturday evening.

The Live Scores ticker will be available bringing you the latest updates from other games across the county (subject to clubs providing twitter updates).

The match commentary will be provided by John Lynch and co-commentator is Martin McGowan and apologies to followers last week as just prior to going live we had an accidental rainwater spill on a key part of our audio system resulting in reduced quality of audio on all of our content despite our best effort to remedy the issue.  The hair dryer is nearly burnt out getting everything dry and tested for this week.

As per the previous broadcasts we will be reviewing previous rounds in both Intermediate and Senior and focusing on the progress of all teams in our in depth pre-game analysis so tune in early as we aim to go live around 6:50pm

We will be announcing our final free game from the group stages early next week.



Other Livestream plans:

A dedicated Livestream page for the group stages is now available on our website.

We will continue to bring free coverage of a game in each of the remaining rounds of the group stages subject to broadband availability.  Thanks to all of the clubs who have facilitated our efforts to date.

It is planned to have a pay-per-view service for a selection of the quarter finals on wards – more details closer to those dates.

The YouTube channel is here:  Leitrim GAA – Official

If searching for the channel on a device you need to look for ‘Leitrim GAA Official’ to ensure you have the correct account.

Looking forward to our coverage from Kinlough


Brendan Doyle

The Aurivo Co-Op brand, Connacht Gold has announced its continued support for Leitrim GAA as it renews its sponsorship of the Leitrim Senior Club Championship and Smith Monumentals have also continued their sponsorship of The Intermediate Championship 2020. Míle Buíochas from all at Leitrim GAA!