A Message from Tomás Ó Muirí,  Runaí, Coiste Scór Chonnacht.
Please see below details of a webinar that takes place on this Thursday at 7pm for the role of “Irish Language & Cultural Officer”.
This seminar will be delivered “as Béarla.”
We ask the Cultural Officer in each club to attend. It will take just one hour and should prove very beneficial to both new and existing officers.

Masonite Ireland, a long-established manufacturing company in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, is seeking to recruit a number of General Operatives to start in March.


As a General Operative, you will be responsible for:

  • Performing all duties assigned to you by your Team Lead.
  • Operating machinery and equipment to deliver high-quality products.
  • Troubleshooting when required.

Further details here

Masonite Ireland has a long association with Leitrim GAA and is currently the sponsor of the Adult Club Leagues.

The prize draws, associated with the Leitrim GAA 50 Miles in January Challenge, for the fundraisers and donors took place earlier this evening and were beamed out on Facebook live. The following were the lucky winners:

Fundraisers Draw

1st Prize Signed Leitrim Jersey

Ann Whitney, Keshcarrigan.

2nd Prize Leitrim GAA Jacket

Paula Mollahan, Leitrim Village.

3rd Prize Leitrim GAA Wind Cheater

Aoife Dorr, Longford.


Donors Draw

1st Prize Coaching Session for a nominated team at Leitrim COE with Terry Hyland’s Management Team

Mandy Gilmartin

2nd Prize €1,000 Brick in Wall at Leitrim GAA McGovern Aughavas COE

Marie McWeeney

3rd Prize 1 Year Subscription to Leitrim GAA TV

Patrick O Meara

While we have the contact details of the winners in the Fundraisers Draw, we do not have access to the contact details of the winners in the Donors Draw. In order to claim your prize, you need to contact secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie with factual verification of your donation receipt and we will contact you back to confirm details.

Leitrim GAA is hugely appreciative of the efforts made by almost 2,000 people across the globe towards this extraordinary success which has been contributed to and shared equally by all donors, participants and organisers.

Míle Buíochas daoibh go léir.


Every five years it’s Leitrim’s turn to travel to New York and play the first game in the Connacht Championship.

Every year is different but also very special. Thousands of Supporters travel from Leitrim for the match and do the 5 day trip.

Leitrim jerseys everywhere, on Broadway, in the Bronx, in Queens, on Ellis Island, in Macy’s store, in Woodbury Common, on the New York Subway, in the yellow cabs, and on tour buses.

Manhattan Hotels choc a block with Leitrim visitors, and Rosie O Grady’s, the Playwright, JP Clarkes, Rory Dolan’s and all the pubs with any Leitrim connection bursting at the seams.

What makes the visit to NEW YORK so special every five years is the welcome given to the team and its supporters by the Leitrim Society of New York.

Leitrim people who left Leitrim warmly welcoming the family, neighbours and friends from their home place.   The Society liaise with the Leitrim County Board and organise functions and get togethers for the team and the supporters during the five day trip.  Leitrim Co Board really appreciate all the work the Society do for them on every visit.   It is given with a heart and a half and make the county boards job so much easier.

Below is a photo taken in 2003 of Leitrim people in New York who work tirelessly on behalf of Leitrim people in the Big Apple.

The Society and the Leitrim Supporters in New York will again help the Co Board tomorrow when they will complete a fund-raising day as part of the Leitrim 50 MiIe Challenge.

County Leitrim is so lucky to have such great people always willing to lend a helping hand.





The big weekend is here as over 1,250 fundraisers from around the globe finish out the 50 Mile challenge in various time zones.  There have been many wonderful Leitrim themed stories shared amongst the group who assembled on Facebook. It has been a month long trip down memory lane coupled with some very touching stories.  The pride of following the Green and Gold has been the common bond.

The fundraising has been magnificent and we are now in the final leg as we approach the target of €50,000 in our main account.  To donate & help us get there – please click:   gofund.me/2b327521

One of the participants in the challenge is 93 year old PJ McNabola – a proud Leitrim man – here is a little bit about PJ:

PJ McNabola one proud Leitrim man.
Leitrim people are proud and none prouder to be from Leitrim than PJ McNabola.  PJ was born in 1927, a historic year for Leitrim football when they won the Connacht Senior Championship. He was present the next time Leitrim won the Connacht Senior Championship in 1994. When Leitrim got to the Division 4 final in 2019 against Derry in Croke Park PJ was not going to miss it.  At the age of 92 PJ’s family ensured he would be in attendance and the Leitrim Observer honored him by taking his photo in the Croke Park Hotel before the match.


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For a man that never played football his love of football was all consuming.  In Eslin at that time they had no football team and PJ still regrets not been able to play.  Down the years he has been an avid fan of his beloved Eslin, he loves to cheer on his grandchildren Kyle, Joshua, & Kayleigh who play for Fenagh and Niamh who plays for Mohill.  PJ occupies the only Corporate Box overlooking Mohill GAA pitch namely his bedroom window !

PJ was an ever present at all Leitrim games over the years.   Wherever the match was PJ with his nephews Padraig & Liam Higgins would be there. Limerick or Belfast, wet wind or rain the three boys would be there.

PJ, at 93 is still out and about and has participated in our 50 Challenge during the month of January.

Well done PJ and all of the participants, you are wonderful people !

If you would like to sponsor any of our participants please click here:



Image may contain: 1 person, standing and outdoorPJ with Gráinne Heeran McNabola

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce the appointment tonight of Brendan Guckian as the U20 Minor Team Manager for 2021. Brendan, a former St Mary’s Kiltoghert player, and Senior Team Manager with the club was most recently at the helm of Leitrim Under 17’s in 2020, and previous to that was Leitrim Senior Team Manager in 2017 and 2018. A Connacht Senior Championship medallist in 1994 with Leitrim, Brendan brings a wealth of experience to his new role with Leitrim GAA. He will be assisted in his role by the members of last year’s minor management team, including Emlyn Mulligan, Jimmy Guckian, Enda Lyons, Kevin Ludlow, Alan Doonan, Philip Howard, Ronan O Rourke and Brian Blake.

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce the appointment tonight of Adrian Dockery as the U17 Minor Team Manager for 2021. Adrian, who lives in Ballinamore, is a native of Ballinagare, Co. Roscommon, and a former player with Roscommon at all levels. A former Senior Team Manager with Shannon Gaels and Roscommon Under 21s, Adrian has more recently been involved with the Management Team of the Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s Senior Team which reached the 2019 Leitrim SFC Final, and as joint manager of the St. Joseph’s Ladies Senior team in 2020. We would like to wish Adrian the very best of luck in his role and we look forward to announcing the remaining members of his management team very soon.

Leitrim GAA is delighted to announce that the Leitrim supporters in New York are organizing a socially distanced Grand Finale walk next Sunday in conjunction with the ending of our month long 50 Mile Challenge.

Our challenge has grabbed the imagination of many with over 1,200 participating from all over the world including many well known faces Stateside.  Over the weeks, like our supporters across the globe, the green and gold army in New York having been regularly posting updates of their participation and to mark the end of the challenge they are gathering together on Sunday for a special Leitrim Day.

Leitrim GAA and our supporters in New York have a long association.  Our main sponsor JP Clarke’s owned by well known Leitrim people Seamus & Caitriona Clarke are worthy recipients of the Leitrim Guardian People of the Year 2021.

Below is a message from the New York Supporting Leitrim committee with details of the day.  Leitrim GAA is very appreciative of the efforts of the organizing committee and participants.



Message from New York Supporting Leitrim committee

As a show of support to all Leitrim people around the world who have taken part in the 50-Mile Challenge, we are asking Leitrim lovers to join us for a grand finale walk on Sunday January 31 in Tibbetts Park, Yonkers.

Anyone who has not had the opportunity to sponsor someone can still do so online, or in person next Sunday.

We will meet up at 9.45am in front of the main building.

We will have some socially-distant warm up exercises, take some photographs and then disperse for our walk around the lake, which is approximately two miles.

We look forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy your walk for Leitrim!

New York donations can be made to the GoFundMe using this special link:






Please see below a link to the Club Leadership Development Programme Calendar. There are still several online events remaining in the rollout for which club officers can register.

1st Prize   WIN a coaching session from the Leitrim Senior Team Manager Terry Hyland at the Centre Of Excellence for a juvenile team of your choice.

To be entered in the draw, make a donation to the Leitrim Supporters who are braving the rain and frost to do the 50 Miles in January challenge.

You can donate here -> gofund.me/97078341
You could also win:
2nd Prize – Your family name and message on a €1,000 brick in the Leitrim Wall
3rd PrizeOne year’s subscription to Leitrim GAA TV

*Terms & Conditions apply


Multiple donations allowed
Prizes will only be given to named donors. Anonymous donors will not be eligible for a prize.
The prizes are as stated and no cash alternative will be available
The decision of Leitrim Co Board and the organisers of this challenge is final in relation to any disputes

Leitrim GAA is seeking expressions of interest from interested parties and nominations from clubs for the respective positions of Leitrim Under 17 and Under 20 Team Managers for 2021.

Essential Criteria: Both Garda Vetting and Safeguarding 1 completed within the last three years, and Award 1 Coaching Qualification.

Desirable Criteria: Award 2 Coaching Qualification.

Interested parties should apply in writing and submit a CV with details of coaching qualifications, and management experience for consideration by email to secretary.leitrim@gaa.ie by January 11th. Nominations by clubs to be submitted by the same date.

Nominations by clubs must have secured the permission of the nominee.

Leitrim GAA Wishes Everyone A Happy, Healthy And Sporting 2021. Keep Safe!