Leitrim Ladies News:

[b]Fund Raising:[/b]
By now all players in the county should have been distributed with Guess the score Cards for the Connacht Final on 30th July.

The lines are ?2 each and ?500 prize for the correct answer. If there are more than 1 winner a draw will be made for the prize. Everyone is asked to support this fund raising effort to support the Ladies who are totally self financing and in need of funds.

[b]Club Championship:[/b]
The first round of the championship was played last weekend with many clubs in action. In the first round of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening, Mohill proved too strong for St Josephs with a winning margin of 2.09 to 1.06. St Josephs led at the interval by a narrow margin but faced strong wind and very wet conditions entering the second period. Mohill used this to their advantage to put them in the driving seat for a place in the final. On Sunday morning a very weak Bornacoola team faced an in form Cloone team in Aughavas and performed well in the first half. However in the second half Cloone pulled away to win by 3.12 to 1.01. In the third game, Annaduff found Aughawillan too strong and were well beaten. However all games involving Aughawillan will not be important in the final shake up as they are included in the earlier rounds in order to facilitate them with club football as they are only eligible to play senior club football in 2006.
In the Junior A Championship semi final, an experienced Ballinaglera had an impressive win over an up and coming Glencar Manor team on Sunday morning, a result that has now qualified them for the final on 6th August. In the Division 3 league, Sean O Heslins defeated Glenfarne/Kilty on Sunday morning.

[b]Minor Championship:[/b]
Five teams have entered the 9 a side minor championship with Sean OHeslins, Kiltubrid, Allen Gaels, Ballinaglera and Aughawillan. The first quarter final of the competition takes place next Tuesday evening featuring Aughawillan and the losers of the Kiltubrid v Sean O Heslins game played yesterday evening. The loser of this game will face the losers of the Ballinaglera v Allen Gaels game on 25th July with the winners of these ties qualifying for the semi finals.

[b]Playing Rules ? Part 2[/b]
It is important to note a number of differences in the ladies playing rules of ladies football compared to the GAA rules

1. A player may pick the ball off the ground with the toe or with one or both hands, providing she is in standing position.

2. A player while on the ground may play the ball away from her, but cannot bring it into her possession.

3. The ball when caught may be: kicked, struck with the fist or open hand; hopped once with one or both hands or solo it toe to hand.

4. A ball that has not been caught may be bounced more than once in succession with one or both hands.

5. A player may change the ball from one hand to the other once, provided the original holding hand maintains contact with the ball until the change is completed.

6. A player may not kick the ball as an opponent is about to pick it up or take it into her possession.

7. The ball cannot be held longer than it is necessary to kick, fist, hand pass, hop it away, or move four steps. A player may carry the ball for 4 steps and kick it off on the 5th step



13-Jul-06 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO

Hurling Development Squads

Our Under 12, 14 and 16 development squads concluded their sessions for the present on Saturday last. Special word of thanks to the Sean O Heslin?s club for the use of their splendid ground?s over the past eight weeks. On Saturday evening next our under 16 team play Longford at a Leitrim venue yet to be confirmed. The game is set for 7.30pm and a bus will travel from Manorhamilton leaving at 6.15pm.

On Sunday morning next both our under 12 and 14 squads will play Sligo at a Sligo venue. Players should check with their Club for arrangements.

Summer Camps.

Excellent weather conditions have encouraged some late entries to our summer camps. Camps next week are in Dromahaire, Aughavas and Gortletteragh and we will still accept entries .

Under 16 Development Squad

Our under 16 team played Sligo in a curtain raiser to the senior qualifier on Sunday last. We lost out by three points in the end after a highly entertaining game, but I am sure this will be of little consolation to management as Leitrim dominated possession but failed to put our chances away.



11-Jul-06 by Thomas Keenan

The draw for the 2006 Tommy Murphy Cup was made this afternoon. Leitrim have received a bye to the quarter-finals and will play against the winners of the Tipperary/Waterford first round tie. The game is scheduled to be played on the weekend of 29th July.

The full draw is as follows (first named teams have home advantage):

[b]Round 1 (weekend of July 22nd)[/b]
Carlow v Wicklow
Waterford v Tipperary
Clare v Louth
Antrim v Kilkenny
Roscommon v Cavan

[b]Quarter Finals (Weekend of July 29th)[/b]
1. Carlow/Wicklow v London
2. Waterford/Tipperary v Leitrim
3. Clare/Louth v Monaghan
4. Antrim/Kilkenny v Roscommon/Cavan

[b]Semi-Finals (weekend of August 12th)[/b]
Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
Winner QF3 v Winner QF4

It is intended that the Tommy Murphy Cup Final will be played in Croke Park on August 27th as the curtain raiser to the second Bank of Ireland All-Ireland football championship semi-final.



10-Jul-06 by Paddy Reilly, Webmaster

The following is the team to face Sligo in the Bank of Ireland Qualifiers Round 2 in P?irc Sean on Sunday at 3:30pm

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

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

This is the final game of the second round of the qualifiers. The winners of which will go into the hat with Meath, Derry, Longford, Westmeath and the winners of the following 3 games which will be played tomorrow:

Monaghan v Wexford,
Laois v Tyrone,
Clare v Fermanagh.

The Draw will take place for Round 3 on Sunday evening.

The losers of these Round 2 games will participate in the Tommy Murphy Cup.



07-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle

The following is the Leitrim Hurlling team to play Cavan in tomorrows Nicky Rackard cup in Ballyconnell at 3:30pm.

1. Alan O?Shea Naomh Mhuire
2. Fintan McKiernan Naomh Mhuire
3. Niall Glancy Naomh Mhuire
4. Aidan Rooney Cluainin
5. Stephen Feeney Cluainin
6. Dermot Kennedy Gort Leitrireach
7. Sean Walsh Naomh Mhuire
8. James Keane Naomh Mhuire
9. David Poniard Cluainin
10. James Glancy Naomh Mhuire
11. Clement Cunniffe Naomh Mhuire
12. Tom Cronin Naomh Mhuire
13. Vincent McDermott Naomh Mhuire
14. Breian Carroll Naomh Mhuire
15. Dana Regan Naomh Mhuire
16. Gary Hickey Cluainin
17. Shane Fitzpatrick Naomh Mhuire
18. Pauric McWeeney Naomh Mhuire
19. Kieran Maxwell Sean Ui Eislin
20. Micheal Dolan Cluainin
21. Shane Cardiff Naomh Mhuire
22. JohnÓgilhooly Gort Leitreach
23. Olcan Conway Naomh Mhuire
24. Martin Reilly Cluainin
25. Paul McKiernan Naomh Mhuire
26. Conor Daly Naomh Mhuire
27. Rossa O?Snodaigh Cluainin

Manager: KevinÓglancy
Micheal Dolan
Bernard Murray
Paddy Phelan



07-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle

The following is the Leitrim U16 team to play Sligo in the Ted Webb Cup on Sunday at 1:45pm

1 Farrelly, Phillip – Sean O Heslins
2 O Brien, James – Manorhamilton
3 McTaigue, Jim – Sean O Heslins
4 Tyrrell, Eddie – Gortletteragh
5 McGourty, Phillip – Ballinaglera
6 Baker-Kenny, Roger – Kilmore
7 Davy, Kevin – Carrigallen
8 Hackett, Paul – Bornacoola
9 O Connor, Niall – Bornacoola
10 Clancy, Niall – Glenfarne
11 Farrell , Brian – St Marys
12 Ward, Eoin – Carrigallen
13 Hannon, nÓgel – Dromahair
14 Quinn, Morgan – Aughawillan
15 Kilkenny, Patrick – Melvin Gaels
16 McGoldrick , John – Dromahair
17 McNabola, Sean – Annaduff
18 McGowan, Damien – Bornacoola
19 Conlon, Kevin – Dromahair
20 McKeon, Sean – Bornacoola
21 Leyden, David – Sean O Heslins
22 Singleton, Dara – St Marys
23 McLoughlin, Fergal – St Marys
24 Flanagan, Shane – Aughawillan
25 McVeigh, Dean – Drumkeerin
26 Mulvihill, Seamus – Annaduff
27 Guckian, William – St Marys
28 Gilligan, Colin – Manorhamilton
29 Ellis, Fergal – Fenagh



07-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle

This is a busy weekend for the County Teams as Hurlers, U16s and the Footballers are all competing over the next 2 days.

The Hurlers are the first to field and the play Cavan in the Nicky Rackard Cup in Ballyconnell tomorrow at 3:30pm. We hope to release the team later today.

The U16s face Sligo in the Ted Webb Cup at 1:45pm on Sunday in the warm-up game to the Senior battle in P?irc Sean.

The Senior Footballers face Sligo at 3:30pm in the Bank of Ireland Qualifiers Round 2. This is a must winÓgame as the losers are out of contention for a chance to progress in the competition. The Senior team will be announced at 9pm this evening.

Best of luck to all our teams !

Your support will be greatly appreciated by all our teams.



07-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The Senior team to play Sligo in this weekends Qualifier in P?irc Sean will be named here tomorrow night (Friday) at 9pm.

Brendan – PRO



06-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The seated section in front of the stand in P?irc Sean will be ticket only (?20). Tickets which have been distributed to the clubs should now be available locally.

Admission to all other areas is by cash on the gate and the prices are ?15 for Adults and ?10 for Students and OAPs with valid ID.

Children are free !

Patrons are requested to arrive early and to co-operate with Gardai and Stewards



05-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

[b]New Chairperson:[/b] Congratulations to Geraldine Creamer from Ballinaglera who was elected as the new Chairperson of the Ladies county Board on Monday night following the resignation of George Manek. Congratulations also to Padraig Kelly from Kiltubrid who was also elected as vice chairperson. The county board would like to thank George for all of the work he has done for the county board over the past six months and wish him well in his retirement.

[b]F?ile na nÓg:[/b] Leitrim were represented by St Josephs girls at the annual F?ile na nÓg festival in Wicklow at the weekend. The interest in this years festival was heightened as Leitrim have the honour of hosting in 2007. The weekend started well for the Leitrim representatives with all of the teams enjoying a win in their opening game. The beautiful weather ensured a wonderful weekend of football with the parade of 144 teams the highlight on Friday evening. The news got better on Saturday morning when Nicky Brennan and Geraldine Giles decended from the skies to scenic Wicklow town on the first of their stops to visit many of the venues to present an award for the best turned out girls team at the parade to St Josephs. A win over St Brigids from Roscommon in their second game ensured an all or nothing clash with Eastern Harps from Sligo in the last game. However it was not to be despite the best efforts of the Leitrim girls. In the skills competition Lorraine Moran outshone her competitors and qualified for the next round. On to Hollywood for the semifinals and with the large support of mentors and parents, Breege had everyone dressed in their finest for a visit to a famous venue ? noone told her it was the other Hollywood.! Well done to the club who were excellent ambassadors for the county over the weekend and also to the St Marys and Leitrim Gaels boys teams. Despite of or maybe because of an evening dip in the harbour, Sharon, Phillipa and Alanah were up bright and early for a 3 hour trip to Tuam on Sunday to see off Galway and qualify for the Connacht final. Aided by the great weather, the weekend was a huge success for the Garden County committee which was at its scenic best for the weekend and Leitrim have a lot to look forward to next year.

[b]Club Championship:[/b] Next weekend the first round of the intermediate championship will commence with a number of games down for decision. On Saturday evening in Fenagh, Mohill take on St Josephs at 7.00 inÓgroup B while on Sunday Bornacoola face an in form Cloone in Aughavas and Annaduff face Aughawillan in Kiltubrid. In the Junior Championship Ballinaglera play Glencar Manor in Drumkeerin. The games on Sunday morning will take place at 11.30.

[b]Minor Championship:[/b] The minor championship will start on Tuesday next and the final date for entries is tomorrow morning.

[b]Under 12 Championship:[/b] A number of revisions have been made to the format of the competition. See fixtures for details of this weeks games.

[b]Under 14 Championship:[/b]Gortlettragh and Kiltubrid played in the Under 14 7 a side final yesterday evening while in Shield competition will be completed shortly with Aughawillan playing Ballinaglera and Melvin Gaels playing Aughnasheelin on Saturday or Monday to be confirmed.

[b]All Ireland qualifier:[/b]Best of luck to the Leitrim team as they face Sligo on Sunday next in Pairc Sean.

[b]Fund raising:[/b]All players will be forwarded with sponsorship cards for a Guess the score competition for the Connacht Final over the next few days to raise some much needed funds. It is important that every effort is made by the players for this venture in order to continue with the work of the Board.

[b]Rules – Part 2:[/b]
The ladies blood sub rule differs from that in the mens game as follows;

1. A player who is bleeding, has blood on her body or playing attire, as a result of an injury sustained during play, shall, on the instructions of the referee, immediately leave the field of play to receive medical attention. She shall not return to the field of play until the bleeding has stopped, all blood cleaned off and the blood stained attire cleaned or replaced.

2. The injured area should be covered where possible. The injured player may be replaced by a Blood Substitute who shall notify the referee in writing, that she is a Blood Substitute.

3. The Blood Substitute shall NOT count as a substitute allowed under the normal substitution rules, if or when the injured player returns to the field, as a Direct Replacement for the player who replaced her.

4. Where the injured player returns to the field of play as a replacement for any other player, apart from the Blood Substitute that directly replaced her, her team shall be deemed to have used a Normal Substitution.

5. Where a Blood Substitution is sent off, her team shall substitute another player if they wish to bring the original player back onto the field of play. This shall NOT count as a Normal Substitution.

6. Where a team has used their Full compliment of Normal Substitutions in either Normal or Extra Time and a player suffers a blood injury, she may be replaced with a Blood Substitute.

Playing rules Part 1

1.A player may pick the ball off the ground with the toe or with one or both hands, providing she is in standing position.

2. A player while on the ground may play the ball away from her, but cannot bring it into her possession.

3. The ball when caught may be: kicked, struck with the fist or open hand; hopped once with one or both hands or solo it toe to hand.

4. A ball that has not been caught may be bounced more than once in succession with one or both hands.

5. A player may change the ball from one hand to the other once, provided the original holding hand maintains contact with the ball until the change is completed.

6. A player may not kick the ball as an opponent is about to pick it up or take it into her possession.

7. The ball cannot be held longer than it is necessary to kick, fist, hand pass, hop it away, or move four steps. A player may carry the ball for 4 steps and kick it off on the 5th step

8. A player may not throw the ball.



04-Jul-06 by Patricia Bohan

Leitrim 1-15 Galway 1-05

As the temperatures soared in Tuam on Sunday, Leitrim rose yet again to the challenge to qualify for the Connacht Final for the fifth successive year. From the start Leitrim took the game to Galway and showed that they were determined to get back again to the final.

Two excellent frees from Ann Marie Cox settled Leitrim and although they were made work hard by Galway, the result of the game was never in doubt. The highlight of the first half was a superb point from the endline from Cox. Led by the hard working duo of Maeve Quinn and Sarah McLoughlin at midfield, all of the Leitrim lines worked very hard to diminish the ever present threat of a Galway team that possessed plenty of skill. Leitrim rode their luck at times as Galway threatened the Leitrim goal but with Louise Loughlin in fine form they were restricted to a single goal.

The pace of the game fell a little in the second half as the heat took its toal but a searing run by Clare Owens was well finished by Cox to ensure there would be no fightback from the home team. Following a year of incredible commitment from the panel, Leitrim have well deserved their place in the final to be played against holders Sligo in Castlebar on 30th June.

Louise Loughlin, Emer Kelly, Sharon Kerrigan, Mairead Stenson, Amanda Sweeney, Teresa Mylott, Mary Mckeon, Maeve Quinn, Sarah McLoughlin, Naomi Faughnan, Sinead Quinn, Lorraine Brennan, Ann Marie Cox, Aoife Kelly, Clare Owens. Subs: Eimear McGlade for Faughnan, Carla Creegan for Emer Kelly (inj)



03-Jul-06 by Patricia Bohan

Leitrim U16s take onÓgalway this Thursday evening at 7pm in Tuam in the Ted Webb Cup.

The U16 Squad is as follows:

1 Farrelly Phillip Sean O Heslins
2 O Brien James Manorhamilton
3 McGowan Damien Bornacoola
4 Tyrrell Eddie Gortletteragh
5 McGourty Phillip Ballinaglera
6 Baker-Kenny Roger Kilmore
7 Davy Kevin Carrigallen
9 Hackett Paul Bornacoola
9 O Connor Niall Bornacoola
10 Clancy Niall Glenfarne
11 Ward Eoin Carrigallen
12 Quinn Morgan Aughawillan
13 Hannon nÓgel Dromahair
14 Farrell Brian St Marys
15 McKeon Sean Bornacoola
16 McGoldrick John Dromahair
17 Leyden David Sean O Heslins
18 Ellis Fergal Fenagh
19 Conlon Kevin Dromahair
20 Kilkenny Patrick Melvin Gaels
21 McTaigue Jim Sean O Heslins
22 Singleton Dara St Marys
23 McLoughlin Fergal St Marys
24 Flanagan Shane Aughawillan
25 McNabola Sean Annaduff
26 Mulvihill Seamus Annaduff
27 Guckian William St Marys
28 Gilligan Colin Manorhamilton



28-Jun-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO