Ladies Intermediate Championship Final

Cloone 4-10 Kiltubrid 3-05

Inspired by team captain Eileen Donohue, Cloone turned back the years with a powerful display to capture the Intermediate Championship title against a brave Kiltubrid challenge in Ballinamore on Saturday evening last. While Cloone dominated the game with a solid and sometimes perfect performance, they met a very determined Kiltubrid resistance and it was only into the second half before they finally got the scores to seal the game. Both teams put in a great hour?s effort throughout the game, and must be pleased that all of the players on the field played to their full potential in the final. In the end the experience of the Cloone players was a big factor in the outcome of the game with Donohue, her sister Annette, Teresa Mylott, Carla Creegan and the three Brennan sisters, Tara McCabe and Aoife Kelly all contributing well to the Cloone effort. Kiltubrid will be disappointed with the result but can take great encouragement from the efforts of a number of players on the day including Miranda Burke, Blaithin McKiernan, Sinead Meehan, Emer Kelly, Emer Horan and in particular younger players Aine Tighe and Aoife McWeeney.

Straight from the throw in Cloone won possession and set up the first attack of the game with Aisling Brennan, Eileen Donohue and Lorraine Brennan all involved before Aoife Kelly fired over the opening score. This was quickly followed by a Donohue wide. Moments later midfielder Sinead Brennan hit in a dangerous ball that was well dealt with by Kiltubrid keeper Emer Horan but Cloone won posession again and pass from Aisling Brennan to Andrea Beirne resulted in a foul on the Cloone forward. However the opportunity was wasted as Tara McCabe hit the free wide. Five minutes into the game a sideline ball to Cloone resulted in Kiltubrid possession but in overcarying the ball in an attempt clear, Tara McCabe made no mistake from the resulting free. Kiltubrid eventually worked the ball up field and a testing ball into the square was only half cleared by the defence and Miranda Burke hit the loose ball over off the ground to open Kiltubrids account after nine minutes. Moments later Cloone were awarded a 45 and a good ball in from Sinead Brennan fell nicely to sister Aisling who hit a similar shot over the bar to reestablish the Cloone lead. Two Kiltubrid attacks were well won back by Carla Creegan at full back to keep the Cloone goal intact. Another attack was set up by Donohue as Lorraine Brennan hit a wide. As the half progressed Cloone dominated the midfield battle and had another opportunity of a score as a great ball in from Sinead Brennan was won by Tara McCabe who fed Donohue and she set up Sinead again for a fine point. Kiltubrid were under serious pressure to win their own kickout but Emer Kelly became more prominent as they began to make some inroads into the Cloone defence. However Annette Donnelly and Teresa Mylott cut out a number of Kiltubrid attacks before Emer Kelly was fouled but the free was sent wide. Another sweeping move from Cloone upfield was started by Grainne Tiernan and found the impressive Aisling Brennan in space, however Tara McCabe missed a great opportunity to extend the Cloone lead. Moments later Miranda Burke found Aine Tighe in the corner and as she attacked was fouled but hit over the free to leave just two points between the teams. This free seemed to inspire Kiltubrid into action but Regina Bohan missed a chance to narrow the gap with her effort. A poor clearance from keeper Aisling Mitchell fell to Sandra Early who was fouled but this time Tighes free went narrowly wide. With ten minutes remaining in the half Tighe had another free to reduce the gap to the minimum and this time she obliged as Kiltubrid enjoyed their best period of the game. However Cloone responded immediately when Aisling Brennan sent in a great ball to Aoife Kelly who was fouled and McCabe pointed the free. Kiltubrid again won possession with Aoife McWeeney?s pass to Aine Tighe who was supported by a great run from Siobhan Kelly who blasted over the bar when a goal was on to leave the half time score five points to four in Cloone?s favour.

Within twenty seconds of the resumption, Cloone were two points up as Sinead Brennan won the throw in and found Aisling Brennan who was supported again by Donohue and her perfect return pass was pointed by Aisling. Three minutes later Cloone were rocked by a Kiltubrid goal as Emer Kelly took advantage of a loose ball after a clash between two players and her intended pass across the square deceived keeper Aisling Mitchell and ended in the far corner of the net. Cloone responded immediately with a Tara McCabe free after a foul on Lorraine Brennan to level matters. As they had threatened all through the game, Cloone suddenly found another level and went into the lead again with a great point from McCabe after solid defending from Noreen Colreavy. A minute later they doubled that lead when Sinead Brennan found Aoife Kelly in space and she fired over a point. The turning point came two minutes later after Andrea Beirne did well to keep in play a long range free from Lorraine Brennan and her pass set up Tara McCabe for Cloone?s first goal of the evening. A great win by Donohue in the middle of the field found Aisling Brennan and when her initial shot hit the crossbar, Aoife Kelly was on hand to blast to the net as Cloone moved into an eight point lead. Kiltubrid were now on the back foot but responded immediately with an attack from Regina Bohan and Aoife McWeeney who found Siobhan Kelly but she was unlucky to see her goal chance go narrowly wide. Three minutes later Cloone went eleven points up as Aoife Kelly was again at the end of a sweeping Cloone move and she finished with and unstoppable effort to the back of the net. Kiltubrid tried to make an impression up front and twice Aine Tighe tried her best to find the net but a commanding back line snuffed out her efforts. They did have a great chance of a goal midway through the half but Aoife McWeeney?s effort hit the crossbar and Emer Kelly hit the rebound wide. However two minutes later they were rewarded as a Regina Bohan free found Tighe on the edge of the square and she scored a well placed goal. Aoife Kelly and Andrea Beirne hit wides for Cloone and a Sinead Brennan effort was well dealt with by Emer Horan. Another Kiltubrid effort was held by Mitchell but she over carried in an attempt to clear and Tighe pointed the 13m free. With five minutes remaining Eileen Donohue was rewarded with a point for her efforts following a good attack by Aoife Kelly. Kelly herself had two more opportunity?s to add to her tally but one went narrowly wide while Emer Horan saved well at her near post. As the game moved into injury time there Kelly hit her third goal of the game for Cloone following another great Cloone move up the field to confirm their superiority on the day, however there was time for a last attack for Kiltubrid and sub Lisa McWeeney finished well to the net for a consolationÓgoal. The presentation the new Mary O?Brien Kelly Memorial cup for this first Intermediate Championship title was made by County Board ChairpersonÓgeraldine Creamer to the winning captain Eileen Donohoe.

Cloone: Aisling Mitchell, Grainne Tiernan, Carla Creegan, Annette Donnnelly, Teresa Mylott, Louise Heslin, Noreen Colreavy, Sinead Brennan (0-1), Lorraine Brennan, Andrea Beirne, Eileen Donohue (0-1), Carmel Monaghan, Aisling Brennan (0-2), Tara McCabe(1-04), Aoife Kelly (3-02). Subs: Una McKeon, Una Creegan, Patricia Beirne, Brenda Reynolds, Aisling McCabe, Olivia Reynolds, Niamh Brennan, Andrea Kelly, Katie Moran, Catherine Murphy, Sinead Creegan.

Kiltubrid: Emer Horan, Claire Kelly, Sinead Meehan, Grainne Gill, Sinead Tighe, Blaithin McKiernan, Tara Evans, Linda Tighe, Emer Kelly (1-0), Regina Bohan, Siobhan Kelly (0-1), Sandra Early, Aoife McWeeney, Miranda Burke (0-1), Aine Tighe (1-03). Subs: Tracey Costello, Kathy Beirne, Lisa Mcweeney (1-0), Sinead Byrne, Aine Meehan, Claire Judge, Stephanie Reynolds, Cloda Foley, Helene Duignan, Martina Gilmartin, Kara McLoughlin, Orlaith Heeran, Shiela Guckian, Siobhan Carroll, Deirdre Harris.

Referee: Ray McBrien



28-Aug-06 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO

At 14 minutes to 2pm today our
website became a victim of its own success as the volume of visitors caused the site to crash and go offline. Our webteam and photo team were unable to connect and provide a service despite various attempts during the afternoon.

For this lack of service we apologise as we had everything in place to broadcast the scores live around the world.

We are still trying to determine exactly how many visitors were trying to access the site before 2pm but suffice it to say that we will do what we can to prevent this happening in the future.

Anyway website aside it was not a good day on the field as a much sharper Louth outfit took an early lead and maintained it throughout the game. This report from RTE tells it all:

[b]Big win for the Wee County[/b]
Sunday, 27 August 2006 7:53

Louth celebrate their Tommy Murphy Cup win

Louth enjoyed their second major success of the year as they defeated Leitrim by 3-14 to 1-11 to lift the Tommy Murphy Cup at Croke Park this afternoon.

The sides exchanged early points until John O Brien broke from his left corner-back position and sent a rasping shot across the goal where Brian White slid in to give Louth the early advantage with a well takenÓgoal.

Leitrim were having trouble getting supply to their forwards in the early stages and twice put the ball into the hands of Leitrim keeper Cathal McGrann. They eventually split the posts courtesy of a free from corner-forward JohnÓglancy.

Minutes later, a free from Darren Clarke struck the post and fell to Shane Lennon who found enough space among the Leitrim defenders to put the ball over the bar on 14 minutes.

White had a golden opportunity for a second goal moments later as he found himself through with only McGrann to beat. However, McGrann spread himself superbly to deny him his second green flag. White made up for it by hitting another point despite the close attention of the Leitrim defenders.

Louth were making Leitrim battle hard for possession and managed to use the long ball to the advantage of their full-forward line.

Leitrims last line of defence were finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the pressure and McCrann was called into action again on 20 minutes when he came from his line to clear a high ball, but Darren Clarke was unable to control the resulting loose ball. Wing-back Ray FinnÓganÓgot forward to add to Louths tally just after.

Leitrim centre-back Francis Holohan then managed to sneak past the tight Wee County defence but was unable to beat Reynolds as the ball spun wide.

Leitrim had another chance to goal as Glancy sent a ball across the goal but Reynolds came to the rescue again, putting Donal Brennan under enough pressure to prevent his effort crossing the line.

Dessie Dolan Senior sent on Declan Maxwell for Colin Regan on 29 minutes to try and break the miserly Louth defence.

Before he got the chance, Ronan Carroll scored his first point of the day as the Leitrim defence were again found wanting. Moments later Clarke added a point.

There was more misery for Leitrim as Shane Lennon prospered from a deflected Darren Clarke shot. He leaped higher than McGrann to punch the ball over the line.

Maxwell finally got the chance to make an impression and added a point to the Leitrim tally with his first possession. He made another impression moments later as he broke a loose ball to Barry Prior to send the wing-forward free to grab another point.

Duignan added a touch of respectability to the score-line before half-time as the Louth defenders gave away a free in front of the posts, allowing him to convert with ease. Louth went in leading 2-07 to 0-05.

Leitrim took to the field with more purpose in the second half and immediately managed to stretch the Louth defence and Ciaran Duignan slotted over the first point of the half from a free.

Darren Clarke scored a point in response, following a good break from Farrelly.

The Louth defence conceded another scoreable free in front of goal and Duignan was only too happy to reduce the Wee County lead to seven points. Duignan added another sweet point seconds later as he curled the ball over from a difficult angle, before Glancy had a good opportunity to add another but shot wide.

Louth were in danger of suffering from another bout of second-half-syndrome (as they did in their Leinster opener against Meath) before Clarke added his fourth point of the day. Louth led 2-09 to 0-08 with every score for the Wee County coming from play.

Clarke was on fire as he added a fifth point as Louth battled their way back to the position of prominence that they enjoyed throughout the first half. Maxwell responded for the Connacht side with a well taken point from the left.

A high challenge on Brian White by Dermot Reynolds, in front of the referee, resulted in Clarke Scóring Louths first point of the day from a placed ball.

Noel Doonan was on the field for all of fifteen seconds when he connected with a good line-ball from Cathal Duignan to score Leitrims first goal of the day and give them some hope entering the final fifteen minutes.

Darren Clarke then had the perfect chance to reply with a goal but he fired the ball over the bar with an openÓgoal beckoning.

Barry Prior and Ciaran Duignan both sent good chances wide with ten minutes to go and allowed the impetus to return to Louth. JP Rooney took advantage of the situation to score his second point of the afternoon and leave seven points between the sides again.

Duignan popped another free over with four minutes to go but Louth had steadied their ship and added a point from the impressive Mark Brennan before JP Rooney enjoyed a bit of luck to score his sides third goal of the day.

Declan Maxwell added one of the points of the year in injury time but all was lost for the Connacht side as Louth went on to add the Tommy Murphy Cup to the NFL Division Two title won in April.

LEITRIM: C McGrann; D Reynolds, K McKeon, M McGuinness; B McWeeney, F Holohan, S Foley; G McLoskey, C Carroll; C Regan, M Foley, B Prior; J Glancy, D Brennan, C Duignan.

LOUTH: S Reynolds; D Brennan, C Goss, J O Brien; P McGinnitty, M Fanning, R FinnÓgan; M Farrelly, P Keenan; B White, M Brennan, R Carroll; D Clarke, S Lennon, JP Rooney.



27-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Our web and photo team are all geared up to broadcast the Live scores and Photo Gallery from Croke Park at tomorrows Tommy Murphy Cup final at 2pm.

Click on the link for the Live scores and Photographs on the left hand menu. Follow the instructions for each and both services will be loaded in seperate windows.



26-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

[b]Junior B Final[/b]
The Junior B final between St. Marys and Leitrm Gaels was played in wet and slippery conditions in P?ric Sean yesterday evening. Leitrim Gaels were not able to reply to 4 straight points from the St. Marys men in the final quarter of the game and St. Marys ran out winners in a very low Scóring encounter. Final score St. Marys 0-8 Leitrim Gaels 0-4.

[b]Junior A[/b]
In the Junior A competition 4 quarter finals and the 2 relegation semifinals are scheduled for this evening and they are as follows:

Allen Gaels v Eslin at 5.00 in P?ric Sean – Ref. Thomas Forde
Gortletteragh v Melvin Gaels at 6.30 in P?irc Sean – Ref. Eamonn O Grady
Aughavas v Sean O Heslins at 5.00 in Cloone – Ref. Kieran Moran
Annaduff v Bornacoola at 4.45 in Dromod – Ref. Sean McCartin

JFCA – Relegation SF Drumkeerin v Mohill at 5.00 in Aughnasheelin – Ref. James McCaffrey
JFCA – Relegation SF Aughawillan v Carrigallen at 5.00 in Drumreilly – Ref. Walter Sharpley



26-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The following is the panel for the Tommy Murphy Cup final on Sunday in Croke Park

[b]Foireann Peile Sinsir Liatroma[/b]

In aghaidh: An Lu
Com?rtas: Corn Tomas O Murchu
D?ta: 27 Lunasa 2006
L?thair: Pairc an Chrocaigh

1. Cathal McCrann
2. Dermot Reynolds
3. John McKeon
4. Michael McGuinness
5. Barry McWeeney
6. Francis Holohan
7. Shane Foley
8. Gary McCloskey
9. Christopher Carroll
10. Colin Regan
11. Michael Foley
12. Barry Prior
13. James Glancy
14. Donal Brennan
15. Ciaran Duignan

16. John Prior
17. Declan Maxwell
18. David McHugh
19. Noel Doonan
20. Michael Greene
21. RonanÓgallagher
22. Philip McGuinness
23. Gavin McWeeney
24. Darren Duignan
25. Michael Poniard
26. Daniel Beck
27. Dara McKiernan
28. Gary Reynolds
29. Ciaran Kennedy
30. Liam Ferguson



24-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Approx. 80 photos of the Ladies Junior Semi were added to the Photo Library over the last few days. The link to the [b]Photograph[/b] section is available on the left hand menu under the [b]Interactive[/b] section link.

Its worth checking this link on a weekly basis as our photographer James Molloy is very busy clicking away and recording the action at many of the county and Club games. We will of course have photos of the Tommy Murphy Cup in Croker available as soon as possible after the game.

Quality prints are also available directly from James, the email address is

You will find also some interesting photos taken recently in the run up to the final in Croker !
(Dustin actually came to Leitrim in search of a ticket !)



24-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Tommy Murphy Cup Tickets – Aug 27th – Croke Park

– Tickets for Cusack Stand and Canal End sold to Students or OAPs are entitled to refund of ?25 on the day of the game on production of valid ID at Block D Cusack Stand.

– Students over 16 and under 18 and not in possession of Valid student ID may receive the same concession on production of valid Driver?s Licence or Passport.

[b]There are no concessions available on Hogan Stand tickets.[/b]

Note: Adult tickets cost ?40 & Juvenile ?5.
(A Juvenile is considered to be anybody Under 16.)



24-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

TG4 All Ireland Championship:
For the first time in 18 years, Leitrim will play Championship football in September thanks to a one point win over Limerick on Sunday in the All Ireland quarter final. This was always going to be a difficult assignment for Leitrim as they faced opponents that they knew little about except from match results and reputation. On the day, Limerick were worthy opponents and had an exceptionally talented player in Dymphna O?Brien, who deservedly received player of the match for her efforts on behalf of the Shannonsiders. Leitrim were pre match favourites for the game thanks to their defeat of Sligo in the Provincial Final, however this tag did not sit comfortably with the Connacht champions. Leitrim started brightly with an early point to settle the nerves but they resurfaced almost immediately as O?Brien fired over three sublime points in a row. From then on, and despite enjoying plenty of possession, Leitrim could not get on top but continued to work hard. The tactic of deploying a second marker to curtail O?Briens influence settled the defence but inevitably caused problems up front where Limerick deployed their spare player. One point down at half time Leitrim were still well in contention and had the aid of a slight wind for the second period. Leitrim began to again enjoy plenty of possession but again found Scóring hard to come by but with ten minutes remaining it was all to play for with the sides level. There was stalemate for a number of minutes but on a counter attack Limerick scored what looked like a match winning goal as Leitrim dreams turned into a nightmare. Flashbacks to the National League final in May, same venue, and Munster opponents again where Clare dashed Leitrim hopes. However this time it was Leitrim that turned the tables. A perfectly flighted ball to the edge of the square, where Leitrims player of the match, Sarah McLoughlin timed her run to perfection and fisted to the net. Indeed Sarah?s high fielding throughout was a highlight of the game. Two and a half minutes remaining and level again. Then up stepped Maeve Quinn with fifty seconds remaining to fire over what proved to be the match winning score and Leitrim began to dream again. Well done to the panel of twenty seven players who have worked so hard on the training fields of the county to bring Leitrim to within one hour of reaching the All Ireland final. Their opponents in the semi final will be Cavan or Longford who play in Pearse Park next Sunday. The All Ireland semi final will be played on Saturday 9th September in Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon and will be televised live on TG4.

Leitrim county board would welcome any offers of sponsorship to help with the ongoing cost of preparing the team on their football journey this year. All enquiries to ChairpersonÓgeraldine Creamer at 086 3290256.

A special word of thanks again to the supporters who turned out in their numbers to support the team on Sunday. There are certainly getting excitement and value for money in the games played by the ladies this year ? your support was very much appreciated and we will be looking forward to evenÓgreater numbers in three weeks time.

Intermediate Championship Final:
Next Saturday evening the Intermediate Championship will be decided when Cloone play Kiltubrid at 7.00pm in Ballinamore. Having disposed of Annaduff, Bornacoola, St Josephs and finally Mohill, these two teams will undoubtedly serve up a great game of football for the final. Both teams will be confident of success and it is a difficult game to predict. Cloone?s challenge could be affected by the fitness of the Brennan sisters, Sinead and Lorraine who both picked up injuries on Sunday but will hopefully have recovered in time while Eileen Colreavy, and Aisling Brennan will also have big impact on the game. Kiltubrid will be looking to the form of players in young Aine Tighe and the more experienced Blaithin McKiernan, Miranda Burke, Emer Kelly and Emer Horan inÓgoal. A game not to be missed and best of luck to both teams and management. Admission to the game is Adults ?10 and Students ?5.

Senior B Championship:
Annaduff, Bornacoola, St Josephs, Glencar Manor, Ballinaglera and St Marys are this years participants in the Senior B Championship which gets underway on Friday evening with the first of the two quarter finals. St Josephs travel to Dromod to take on Bornacoola at 7.00pm. On form to date St Josephs should progress to the semi final. The second quarter final sees Annaduff play newly crowned Junior A champions Glencar Manor. This will be a very interesting clash and a repeat performance of their championship form a couple of weeks ago could see Glencar Manor progress. This game also takes place on Friday evening at 7.30pm and is provisionally fixed for Aughawillan

Division 3 League:
A result of a crucial game between Dromahair and Aughawillan may decide the finalists of the Division 3. This game will be played on Saturday afternoon.

Minor 9 a Side:
The first semi final of the championship taakes place between Kiltubrid and Aughawillan next Tuesday evening at venue and time to be confirmed.

Guess the score Competition:
The draw for the winner of the ?500 prize will take place at County training tonight and the result announced next week. There was no correct entry for the exact scoreline of 1-14 to 3-7 but seven entries are in the running for the prize. Congratulations to Niamh O?Malley from the St Josephs club who wins ?50 for selling the most entries.

Tommy Murphy Cup Final:
Best wished to Leitrim on Sunday next as they face Louth in Croke Park in the final. A great experience for the Leitrim team and a win would be well deserved for their efforts during the year.



22-Aug-06 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO

Well done Ladies as they have made it through to the TG4 All Ireland Semi Finals after their 1 point win over Limerick in Pairc Ciaran, Athlone.

The final result is Leitrim 1-12 Limerick 2-08, a full match report will follow in the next few days.

At this stage we know that the Junior semi final will be played on Saturday, 9th September
and will be televised live on TG4. Leitrims opponents will be the winners of the Cavan v Longford game which will be played next weekend.

Semi-Final -1 – Saturday, 9th September
Junior – Leitrim v Cavan/Longford
Senior – Galway/Meath v Armagh/Waterford

Once again well done Ladies ! – Its great for football in Leitrim to have our County teams doing so well.



20-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The Junior Championships are hotting up now as we approach the business end of the competition.

This weekend in [b]Junior A[/b] the group stages are completed with clear winners and the following is the make up of the quarter finals:

Quarter-Final – 1 Sean O Heslins v Aughavas
Quarter-Final – 2 Allen Gaels v Eslin
Quarter-Final – 3 Annaduff v Bornacoola
Quarter-Final – 4 Melvin Gaels v Gortletteragh

The [b]Junior B[/b] is more advanced with the Semis played on Saturday evening and results leave Leitrim Gaels to play St. Marys in the Finals:

Semi-Final – 1 Leitrim Gaels 2-08 1-05 Annaduff
Semi-Final – 2 Dromahaire 1-07 3-12 St. Marys

Final – Leitrim Gaels – — – — St. Marys

The [b]Junior C[/b] Semis will line out as follows after this weekends quarterfinals:

Semi-Final – 1 St. Marys v Drumreilly
Semi-Final – 2 Aughnasheelin v Sean O Heslins



20-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

In the hype of tickets for Tommy Murphy etc. etc. lets not forget that fact that all roads will lead to Athlone on Sunday next for Leitrim?s All Ireland Quarter Final meeting with Limerick at 3.30pm in Pairc Ciaran. The game is a double header with the Clare v Fermanagh quarter final to be played at 2.00pm.

We would like to wish the Ladies Players and mentors the best of Luck on Sunday !



18-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Leitrim County Board received our allocation of tickets this morning and we are making every effort to distribute tickets to clubs in as fair a manner as possible. Tickets are classified as either Adult (?40) or Juvenile (?5). Adult tickets are available for most areas of the stadium while juvenile tickets are only valid for allocated family areas.

A number of Adult ?40 tickets will be distributed tonight (Thursday) to Club representatives.

It should be noted that we have been allocated a generous proportion of tickets in the Family ticket areas (A family ticket is a combination of Adult & Juvenile tickets). In order to try and facilitate families we are asking the supporters to contact your local club secretary and order your combination of Adult and Juvenile tickets by 6pm on Sunday evening. Juvenile tickets are for Under 16s only and cost ?5 each.

Where possible we will be keeping families together by allocating the tickets based on available seating arrangements.

This will take considerable time to implement but we hope to be in a position to allocate the batches of family tickets early next week as per the orders received.

Families who wish to purchase tickets for juveniles this weekend may do so but you will be charged full value for all the tickets (?40).

At all times tickets can [b]only[/b] be sourced from your club secretary and he or she will advise you of availability.



17-Aug-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO