Leitrim GAA is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Pat Conefrey, late of Corrawllen, Carrigallen, County Leitrim. Pat was a former Principal Teacher of Drumlea NS, having previously taught in Gortahoose NS, before its closure. Throughout his time teaching pupils from the club area of Drumreilly, he imbued in them a love of Gaelic Games, which has borne much fruit in his club and indeed onwards towards the production of many players who excelled at inter-county level over the decades.

Pat himself was a former Senior player with Leitrim and featured regularly on the famous team of the late 1950s which contested a number of Connacht Finals of that era, and continued to play for the county into the 1960s. In his early playing days, he was also a member of the 1956 Erin’s Hope team which featured the St Patrick’s Drumcondra Trainee teachers who won a Dublin Senior Championship at that time. At the local level, he played his club football with Fenagh.

On the GAA administration front, Pat was a former officer of Bord na nÓg Liatroma and was the first Cathaoirleach of Cumann na mBunscol Liatroma. In 2007 he was inducted into the Leitrim GAA Hall of Fame and was presented with the Jim  Lynch Hall of Fame Award in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the GAA in the county. Pat had many strings to his bow and his weekly column as Drumreilly local correspondent in the Leitrim Observer was widely read and his careful and encyclopedic recall of what was then current and indeed many GAA past glories in his local area is a permanent record of events of those times.

Pat will be sadly missed by his beloved wife, Rose; their children: Jacinta, Jarlath, Damien, Fergal and Edel (McCartin); his sister, Mary Heeran; brother Willie; son-in-law John; daughters-in-law: Louise, Martina and Marianne and his adored grandchildren: Lee, Ben, Elle, Faye, Oisín, Olwyn, Éabha, Doireann, John (McCartin Jr), Tiarnan, John Conefrey, Ciaran and Grace.

We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and wide circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Funeral Arrangements

Leitrim GAA are saddened to learn of the death of Pat Egan, Corrabeagh, Foxfield, Fenagh, Co Leitrim. Pat, a former referee with Leitrim GAA for many years and and father of current referee Enda Egan. Pat was more recently a long standing member and former Chairman of the Leitrim GAA Hearings Committee and Match Day steward and friend to many.

We offer our deepest sympathies to his loving wife Phil, children Marian (Crinnigan), Enda and Edel (Canning). His sons in law Ciarán and Gary, Linda, his adored grandchildren (Caiden, Ella, Kayla, Darragh, Leah, Laoise, Aobha and Róisín), brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

Ar Dheis De Go Raibh Sé.

Funeral Arrangements As Follows – https://rip.ie/death-notice/pat-egan-fenagh-leitrim/499383

Leitrim GAA is very disappointed to announce that Minor Football Manager Adrian Dockery has decided to step away from the role, following the conclusion of this year’s Connacht Minor Football Championship. The Roscommon native has been in charge of the county’s fortunes at this level over the past two seasons but has decided to relinquish the role, primarily due to an increased workload in his professional capacity.

Taking on the role of County Minor Manager in January 2021, in the midst of a nationwide Covid Lockdown was an arduous task for Adrian and his Management team and it wasn’t until late April that they could meet their prospective charges in person. Despite this, he and his coaching staff successfully moulded a team together to be very competitive in the 2021 Connacht MFC v Sligo in late July, which was played on a knock-out basis. Ultimately, Sligo went on to claim the title.

This season in which, thankfully, normality resumed, Adrian and his backroom team put together a squad of players that was one of the more competitive Minor Squads in recent times, resulting in performances that yielded a late draw with Roscommon and a first Connacht MFC victory over current All-Ireland Minor Semi-Finalists Galway, the first victory at this level over the Tribesmen since 1998. The campaign ended with a Shield Final loss to Roscommon on June 3.

Adrian has been a model of professionalism in his role as Leitrim Minor Manager and we thank him for taking on the role, first and foremost, and also for the attention to detail and marked improvement in performance level that he has been responsible for bringing to this group of players. He assembled an excellent backroom team to assist him in his role and Leitrim GAA wishes to acknowledge the significant contributions made by the following over the past two seasons:

Coaches – Shane King, Ray McBrien, Conor Harte, Denis Dolan (Goalkeepers), Alan Doherty
Stats & Analysis – James Boyle
Athletic development – James Mitchell
Physio – Ronan O’Rourke
Nutrition – Denise Stenson
Sports Psychology – David McHugh
Brian Mulvey and Colin Finneran were part of the 2021 Management Team also.

In tendering his resignation, Adrian went on to state: “I wish to express my gratitude for having been given the opportunity to manage the Leitrim Under 17 team for the last two seasons. It was an absolute privilege & a fantastic experience. I would like to thank our backroom team, Coaching & Games Staff, and Leitrim GAA County Board. Their work and support, often unseen, were enormously appreciated. Above all, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the players & their families for their commitment & efforts this past two years. I hope this outstanding group of young men enjoyed the experience and will continue to represent themselves, their families, clubs & county with distinction in the future. Thank you all.”

Leitrim GAA wishes Adrian and the members of his backroom team the very best of luck in his future endeavours.

Leitrim 6-9     Longford 2-8

Leitrim U-16s advanced to the Fr. Manning Cup Semi Final with a comfortable victory over Longford on Saturday last at the Leitrim Centre of Excellence.   Playing against a gale force breeze in the first half, Leitrim started the game in dramatic fashion with Paul Honeyman finishing a great Leitrim move to the net inside 3 minutes.   It could have been so much better for Leitrim as an earlier goal chance went a begging after some great build up play carved the Longford defence open.   Indeed, this was to be a recurring feature of the game and something that will undoubtedly need addressing going forward as Leitrim continually created chances throughout the game without capitalising.   By the 11th minute Leitrim had added a further goal from Fionn Curley and 2 points from Josh Maye and a Paul Honeyman free.   Longford eventually got on the scoreboard with a free kick and this was followed with 2 points from play to reduce the gap to 5 points.   Dara Greenan then got the score of the game when after claiming a kickout with a fine catch, he proceeded to carry the ball 60 yards through the heart of Longford defence and finish expertly to the roof of the net to restore Leitrim’s 8 point lead.   Josh Maye added a further point for Leitrim and this score was sandwiched between 2 Longford points to leave the half time score Leitrim 3-3 Longford 0-5.

Longford started the 2nd half in much better fashion adding a goal and a point inside the first 4 minutes.   Leitrim responded themselves with a well taken Senan Mooney goal and points from Brian Keaney and Paul Honeyman but Longford added another goal and 2 points of their own which proved to be their last scores in the match on 10 minutes.   Leading by 3 points, Leitrim completely dominated the rest of the game adding a further 2-4 to their tally with the scores coming from Paul Honeyman (2-2), Josh Maye and sub Cian Reynolds (0-1 apiece).   As Leitrim emptied their bench, the chances kept coming their way without much threat to their own defence.   Throughout the game, Leitrim created numerous chances but had 15 wides and will want to improve on their accuracy going into the remainder of their season.   All in all it was a satisfactory outcome for Leitrim as their intensity and general play was very good.   They can now look forward to a Fr. Manning Cup semi-final on July 23rd with as yet unknown opposition.

LEITRIM: Darragh Lee, Aaron Gardiner, Darragh Gardiner, Eanna McNamara, Dessie Wisley, Colm McLoughlin, Josh McNamee, Dara Greenan (1-0), James Gilheaney, Fionn Curley (1-0), Josh McNamee (0-3), Brian Keaney (0-1), Noah McNulty, Paul Honeyman (3-4), Senan Mooney (1-0). Subs: Liam Crowe, James Shanley, Frank Cullen, Adam Reynolds, Cian Reynolds (0-1), Cathal McCarthy, Tommy Reen, David Liu Doyle.

 

HUMPHREY KELLIHER CUP

Leitrim 4-11   Longford 3-7

Leitrim U15s completed a double for the county’s underage squads on Saturday when they accounted for a game Longford team on Saturday at the Leitrim Centre of Excellence.   Also playing against the stiff breeze in the 1st half, Leitrim started very well and probably shaded the contest in that first half despite trailing narrowly at half time.   The second half saw Leitrim come flying out of the blocks and quickly gained an advantage that they never surrendered.   This was an impressive all round display from the U15s who got back to winning ways after 2 narrow defeats earlier in the competition.   They now progress to the Shield semi finals of this competition which will also be held on July 23rd.

LEITRIM: Daire Shannon, Aodh Gavin, Oran Foley, Killian Mulvey, Niall Torsney, Niall Stenson, Cormac Moran, Luke Fitzsimons, Bailey McBride, Peter Moran, Sean Carolan Morris, Cillian Downes, Senan Bohan, Andrew Lee, Ruairi O’Rourke. Subs: Josh Sheridan, Gavin Gallagher, Joey McBrien, Mark Ahearne, Jack Kelly, Oisin Conlon

 

Note: The next outing for both these squads will be at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan for their respective Connacht Blitz days on 9th July.

Leitrim GAA wishes to offer its sincere sympathies to the Kenny and Hanrahan Fianilies on the sad passing of Breedge Kenny, Drumshanbo.

To her daughters Orla and Caitriona, sons Padraig and Oisin, sons-in-law, Michael and Seamus, daughter-in-law, Laura, grandchildren, Dara, Niall, Niamh, Cathal, Kate and Cian, sisters, Evelyn, Claire and Agnes, extended family, friends and neighbours we express our sincere sorrow.

Funeral arrangements

Reposing at her home in Drumshanbo from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, 3rd June, (Eircode N41 R156). Funeral Mass at 11 am on Saturday, 4th June, in St. Patrick’s Church, Drumshanbo with burial afterwards in the New Cemetery. Funeral Mass will be streamed live on https://www.churchtv.ie/drumshanbo/ and on Drumshanbo Parish Facebook.

https://rip.ie/death-notice/breedge-kenny-drumshanbo-leitrim/497610

Leitrim V Sligo

Date: 5.6.2022

Venue: Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada

 

1. Brendan Flynn

2. Paddy Maguire

3. Mark Diffley

4. Conor Reynolds

5. Shane Quinn

6. David Bruen

7. James Rooney

8. Pearce Dolan

9. Donal Wrynn

10. Cillian McGloin

11. Keith Beirne

12. Mark Plunkett

13. Domhnaill Flynn

14. Tom Prior

15. Riordan O Rourke

16. Nevin O Donnell

17. Emlyn Mulligan

18. Darragh Rooney

19. Jack Heslin

20. Dean McGovern

21. Evan Sweeney

22. Jordan Reynolds

23. Shane Moran

24. Conor Farrell

25. Ryan O Rourke

26. Aaron Hoare

Tickets for the Tailteann Cup Quarter Final Leitrim versus Sligo on Sunday 5th June Must be purchaced in advance.

Adult €20

Students/OAP’s €15

Under 16’s €5

Tickets Available Online At https://am.ticketmaster.com/gaa/leitrimsligotc  or in selected Centra and SuperValu Stores.

The Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Draw 2022 took place tonight in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod. Sincere thanks to all the clubs for your great effort and also to everyone who supported the draw either by selling or buying tickets, without you this fundraising venture would not be the success it is.

Special thanks to our sponsors, your continued support is greatly appreciated –  Cox’s Steakhouse, Westlink Coaches.  Kevin Quinn, Embassy Rooms, Sligo. ScanMe Ltd, Longford. Sheila Briody. Gerry O’Rourke, Longford. Gerry Murray, Sligo. Rosebank Retail Park, Carrick On Shannon. 

 

1st Prize €5,000

Timmie Beirne, Cloone.

2nd Prize Travel Voucher Valued At €2,500

Bernard Mc Mahon, Sutton, Dublin.

3rd Prize €1,000 Sponsored By Westlink Coaches

Christy Mc Govern,Corduff, Garadice.

4th Prize 2 Nights B&B , 1 Evening Meal for 2 in Lough Rynn Castle, Mohill

Seamus Mc Glynn, Springfield, Dublin.

5th Prize 2 Nights B&B , 1 Evening Meal for 2 in The Bush Hotel, Carrick On Shannon

Aoife Gorman, Longford.

6th Prize 2 Nights B&B , 1 Evening Meal for 2 in The Titanic Hotel Belfast

Martin and May Moran, Castlebar, Co Mayo.

7th Prize 2 Nights B&B , 1 Evening Meal for 2 in The Landmark Hotel, Carrick On Shannon

Sean O Hara, Dromahair.

8th Prize 2 Nights B&B , 1 Evening Meal for 2 in W8 Village, Manorhamilton

Marie Glackin, Glenfarne.

 

Congratulations to all our winners and Mile Buiochas to all who support Leitrim GAA.

Leitrim V Antrim (Tailteann Cup – Round 1)

Date: 28.05.2022

Venue: Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmuda, Carrick On Shannon

 

  1. Brendan Flynn
  2. Paddy Maguire
  3. Mark Diffley
  4. Conor Reynolds
  5. Shane Quinn
  6. David Bruen
  7. James Rooney
  8. Pearce Dolan
  9. Donal Wrynn
  10. Cillian McGloin
  11. Keith Beirne
  12. Mark Plunkett
  13. Domhnaill Flynn
  14. Tom Prior
  15. Riordan O Rourke

 

  1. Nevin O Donnell
  2. Emlyn Mulligan
  3. Darragh Rooney
  4. Jack Heslin
  5. Dean McGovern
  6. Evan Sweeney
  7. Jordan Reynolds
  8. Shane Moran
  9. Conor Farrell
  10. Fergal McTague
  11. Aaron Hoare

Final Reminder to get your Leitrim Supporters Club Tickets which are currently on sale throughout Leitrim Clubs.

Draw Takes Place In Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod on this Saturday May 28th at 8pm Sharp.

The Draw will go out Live on Leitrim GAA Facebook Page.

1st Prize €5,000

2nd Prize Travel Voucher Valued at €2,500

3rd Prize €1,000

Plus Five More Valuable Prizes!!

Please Show Your Continued Support For Your County!

 

Leitrim GAA are saddened to learn of the death of The Late Mary Kerrigan, Towneymoyle, Manorhamiltom, Co Leitrim.

The Late Mary is Mother of Shane Kerrigan (Kerrigan Quarries) who is current Sponsor of the Leitrim County Minor Team.

We extend our sympathy to her husband Seamus, daughter Maeve, sons Shane, Pauric and James, her brothers Michael, Frank and Padraig and extended family members, also her beloved grandchildren Seamie, James, Ivanna and Ryan and a large circle of close relatives, friends and neighbours.  Ar dheis De go raibh ah-ainm dílis.

Funeral Arrangements As Follows – https://rip.ie/death-notice/mary-kerrigan-manorhamilton-leitrim/496420

Leitrim Supporters are reminded that the Annual Supporters Club Tickets are currently on sale throughout Leitrim Clubs.

1st Prize €5,000

2nd Prize Travel Voucher Valued at €2,500

3rd Prize €1,000

Plus Five More Valuable Prizes!!

Draw Takes Place In Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod on Saturday May 28th at 8pm Sharp. Please Show Your Continued Support For Your County!