We made history this evening with our first ever home-produced Leitrim GAA Live-streamed match, the Connacht Gold SFC derby encounter of Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s v Aughawillan. A tight gripping encounter went all, the way to the wire with the home team edging out their country cousins on a 0-10 to 0-7 scoreline.

Our thanks to all at Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s who helped with the preparations for this event and to cameraman Brian Blake for capturing the action.  He was assisted by Martin Costello who provided the expertise to enable the quality of output and by Brendan Doyle who worked behind the scenes on graphics and generally pulling all this together.   Last and by no means least our match commentary team of John Lynch and Martin McGowan who what they do best.

This production is available to playback for free here:  Video on Demand

Stay tuned for our next live stream which will be announced early next week.

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce that an in-house  ‘stream team’ has been assembled to live stream select games from the Connacht Gold SFC and Smith Monumentals Championships up to and including quarter finals in the Senior Championship and the semifinals in the Intermediate championship.  This complements the earlier announcement of Leitrim GAA’s partnership with Nemeton for the concluding stages of the Senior & Intermediate championships.

We start a trial broadcast tomorrow evening from Páirc Sheáin Uí Eislin where we will  bring you live coverage via YouTube on the local derby clash between Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s v Aughawillan.

The match commentary will be provided by the very experienced John Lynch and ably assisted by co-commentator Martin McGowan – both men bring a wealth of knowledge of the Leitrim Club scene.

We aim to bring free coverage of a game in each of the remaining rounds of the group stages subject to broadband availability.  It is planned to have a pay-per-view service for the quarter finals onwards – more details closer to those dates.

We have released a new YouTube channel in recent weeks and this will be the home for our own live stream games for the group stages.  Please subscribe to the new channel and switch on the alerts option to notify you when we go live.   YouTube will allow you to be able to watch the games on most Smart TV’s and across most mobile devices.

The new YouTube channel is here:  Leitrim GAA – Official

A link will also be available tomorrow evening via the homepage of this website.

Looking forward to providing this exciting new service.

Brendan Doyle

Leitrim GAA wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family of the late Seán McCartin, 3 Church View, Aughnasheelin, formerly Lahard, Ballinamore, and Drumreilly, Co. Leitrim who passed to his eternal reward yesterday. Seán was a brother of the current Treasurer of Leitrim GAA Martin McCartin.

Seán will be sadly missed by his family Tracey, John, Anthony and Emer, their mother Bernie, brothers Joe, Gerry, Hugh and Martin, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, aunt, uncle, nieces, nephews, extended family, neighbours and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Reposing at Smith’s Funeral Home, High Street, Ballinamore, on Tuesday evening from 5pm until 8pm, in accordance with public health and government guidelines, all social distancing guidelines must be adhered to. Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12 noon in St Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore, will be restricted to family and close friends, with burial afterward in Drumreilly Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, in lieu, to North West Hospice, Sligo c/o Gorby Funeral Directors, Newtowngore.



All matches in the Connacht Gold Leitrim SFC this weekend will be all-ticket events. This is to ensure that every effort is made to ensure that no more than a maximum of 200 people, in accordance with the government guidelines may gain access to the respective venues. This figure includes players and officials.
With regard to the above, clubs will be in receipt by hand delivery later today of the following allocation:
  • 40 Complimentary tickets to provide access for players, management personnel, officials.
  • 60 Match tickets at €10 each for general sale.
It is a matter for each club to decide how best to allocate/sale of their allocation of tickets. In the case of the away club, particularly with regard to the fact that the host club is permitted to profit of the respective takings on the day, the club will be responsible for the return of any unsold tickets to that host club in advance of the match taking place.
Tickets for these matches will cost €10 each and there will be no entry to the grounds permitted without a ticket, irrespective of the age of attendee. The normal concession towards Students/OAPS and the practice of Under 16s gaining free access to venues has been removed. 
Delayed Coverage of Connacht Gold SFC Glencar/Manorhamilton v Allen Gaels
We are experiencing strange times with regard to the running of the Connacht Gold, Smith Monumentals, and Vistamed Junior Championships. Crowd restrictions, social distancing and the entire myriad of circumstances that have arisen due to COVID-19 means that the games will take place in a whole new world.
With this in mind, Leitrim GAA will endeavour to bring you delayed coverage of a number of Club Championship matches throughout the Group Stages. The first of these will be relayed on Monday evening next from 8pm with coverage of the Connacht Gold Group 2 Round 1 encounter involving the 2019 Champions, Glencar/Manorhamilton who take on Allen Gaels at Páirc Seán Mac Éiteagáin, a match which take place on Saturday evening at 7pm.
As we are experimenting with this platform, the first two games will be offered free to patrons to enjoy the coverage. The matches will include commentary by John Lynch.
While we are experimenting with this coverage, we are currently working towards the provision of live streaming of matches in the later stages of the championship, as inevitably crowds get larger and restrictions are likely to remain in place.


Monday, July 6th: From Drumkeerin to Drumreilly, all Leitrim GAA clubs are in with a chance of claiming incredible prizes as part of Kellogg’s sponsorship of the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl camps. Former Donegal GAA star and TG4 Cúl Camps TV show coach, Kevin Cassidy was on hand, with his children Aoife, Nia and Fionn, to launch the on-pack competition. Kellogg, now in its ninth year sponsoring the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps, has launched the nationwide on-pack promotion for all GAA clubs across the country to be in with a chance to win prizes worth €40,000 – their biggest on-pack prize offering ever.

At a time when fundraising has been limited, this provides GAA clubs with an incredible opportunity to claim great prizes through a simple mechanic. In order to nominate your club, all that is required is to pick up a promotional box of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies or Bran Flakes. Using the unique on-pack code, log on to kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/competition and nominate the club of choice. Kellogg understands how vital these funds are to clubs across the country and as result, they have updated the entry requirements to allow all nominations into the final draw to win one of three cash prizes – €25,000, €10,000 or €5,000. Previously, only clubs with 1,000 nominations would be entered into the final draw.

Cassidy is currently one of a number of GAA stars appearing on the GAA Cúl Camp television show on TG4 as part of this year’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps. The television show offers a new way for children across the country to get involved in this year’s Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps if they are unable to attend a camp in person. The show is already underway on TG4 with record viewers and airs daily at 10.25am with a repeat show at 5.15pm, ensuring nobody misses out on the mix of drills, skills, games, nutrition and wellness. The innovative addition to this year’s camps ensures that everyone can get involved as the show will be available on the TG4 player.  The show will continue to air until Friday, July 17th ahead of the return of camps on July 20th. To date, 57,801 children booked to attend a Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp this summer. The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps are taking place in July and August with limited capacity still remaining on some camps – check out gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps for the most up-to-date information.

Another first for Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps this year, is that the highly sought-after kits will be available to purchase directly from the Cúl Camps website for those unable to attend a camp this year. The newly designed kit is priced at €35 (excluding postage & packing) and contains a zip top, jersey and a backpack.

Ruth Hughes, Kellogg’s Market Head of Ireland said “We’re immensely proud to offer communities across the country the chance to win some much-needed funds for their clubs during these difficult times. The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps have become a staple of Irish summers and we’re delighted to partner with TG4 and the GAA on the innovative TV show before the camps return later this month with strict health and safety measures in place.”


GAA Cúl Camps co-ordinator Charlie Harrison added “There has been a huge amount of work and effort gone into making the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps happen this year and we are very grateful to Kellogg’s for their continued support. The amazing Kellogg competition, the physical camp offering and the TG4 show ensures everyone can get involved from collecting codes from cereal boxes to rounding up the family for some daily exercise.”


For more information on the Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps visit gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps 

Reminder-Leitrim Supporters Club Draw takes place in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod on Saturday 1st August 2020.

Please support this very important fundraiser. Tickets can still be purchased from all club secretaries.

At its meeting on Monday night CCC Liatroma completed the draws for the Vistamed Junior C Football Championship which will comprise six teams this year. The competition will be made up of two round-robin groups in accordance with regulation. This is the first time we have had a Junior C Competition in many years and an attributing result of the rearrangement of this year’s competitions.

Vistamed Junior C Football Championship 2020

Four relegated teams from the 2019 Junior B Championship plus any additional team which did not participate in 2019 and has not been already catered for in any higher grade in accordance with these and the 2019 Regulations (to a maximum of 5 teams). This competition to be played in a single round-robin format with the top team qualifying for the final and 2 v 3 plays semi-final match. In the event of there being six teams participating, teams to be placed in two groups of three teams each. Top two teams in each group will play semi-finals (1 v 2 and 2 v 1).

Winner of JFC C in 2020 to be promoted to JFC B 2021.


Vistamed Junior C Championship fixtures 2020

At its meeting on Monday night CCC Liatroma completed the draws for the Vistamed Junior B Football Championship which will comprise nine teams this year. The competition will be made up of three round-robin groups in accordance with regulation.

Vistamed Junior B Football Championship 2020

5 relegated teams from Junior A 2019 (inclusive of Allen Gaels, who didn’t participate in 2019) plus Junior B Championship Finalists and semi-finalists 2019. In the event of there being 9 teams these to be grouped in three groups of 3. Top teams in each group plus the best runner up in accordance with Rule 6.21 TO 2020 shall play semi-finals, avoiding teams from the same group playing at this stage. Bottom teams of each respective group play relegation series including a semi-final and final, drawn by lot.


Vistamed Junior B Championship fixtures 2020


The draw for the Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship took place earlier tonight at the McGovern Aughavas Centre of Excellence and was beamed out on Facebook Live. Our thanks to John Lynch for his compering of the draw and to Aurivo Chairman Pat Duffy for representing the competition sponsors Connacht Gold. The The complete draw details are below are below and competition dates and times will be confirmed by CCC Liatroma in due course. It is scheduled to commence on WE 18/19 July, with the final on WE 26/27 September.

2020 – Leitrim Club Championship Draw – Senior

The draw for the Smith Monumentals Intermediate Football Championship took place earlier tonight at the McGovern Aughavas Centre of Excellence and was beamed out on Facebook Live. Our thanks to John Lynch for his compering of the draw and to Joey Smith for representing the competition sponsors Smith Monumentals. The complete draw details are below and competition dates and times will be confirmed by CCC Liatroma in due course. It is scheduled to commence on WE 18/19 July, with the final on WE 26/27 September.


2020 – Leitrim Club Championship Draw – Intermediate