Last weekend saw the first round of the Senior & Intermediate championship. First off were St. Marys and Gortletteragh who had a very competitive game with St. Marys laying down a marker with a 4 point win inÓgroup 4. Group 1s Bornacoola pipped Allen Gaels by one point and inÓgroup 2 Aughawillan had to 2 to spare over Annaduff. Last years champions Kiltubrid lost by the biggest score difference as they went down by 5 points to Mohill inÓgroup 3.

In the Intermediate Championship the opening game was on Saturday evening which was a draw between Drumreilly and Carrigallen inÓgroup 3. Sundays 3 games consisted of Group 1 clash between St. Marys and Drumkeeran with the latter winning by a goal. Group 2s Glenfarne/Kiltyclougher and Allen Gaels game resulted in a 8 point win for Glenfarne/Kilty.
The Group 4 encounter was between Aughnasheelin and Dromahaire with Dromahaire winning by the smallest of margins of 1 point.

Next round in the Championships will be the weekend after next as Leitrim participate in the Tommy Murphy Cup this Saturday at 1:30pm in Thurles.



24-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

The following changes to dates for the SFC, IFC and JFC will apply, depending on progress of Liatroim in Tommy Murphy Cup. These dates are provisionally agreed by the GAC for the Senior, Intermediate & Junior championships and are subject to confirmation by the GAC prior to each date.

Scenario 1 –
Tommy Murphy Cup – W/e 29th July – Quarter Final – Liatroim v Tipperary/Waterford
Based on Liatroim loss in Quarter Final:

Round 2 SFC/IFC 05/06 August
Round 3 SFC/IFC 12/13 August
QF SFC/IFC 19/20 August
SF SFC/IFC 26/27 August
Final SFC/IFC 10 September

Scenario 2 –
Tommy Murphy Cup – W/e 12th Aug – Semifinal
Based on Liatroim loss in semi-final:

Round 2 SFC/IFC 05/06 August
Round 3 SFC/IFC 19/20 August
QF SFC/IFC 26/27 August
SF SFC/IFC 02 September
Final SFC/IFC 24 September

Scenario 3 –
Tommy Murphy Cup – Sun, 27th Aug – Final – Croke Park
Base on Liatroim Qualification for Tommy Murphy Cup Final

Round 2 SFC/IFC 05/06 August
Round 3 SFC/IFC 02 September
QF SFC/IFC 09/10 September
SF SFC/IFC 23/24 September
Final SFC/IFC 08 October

With the playing of Round 2 of SFC/IFC on WE 05/06 August, all remaining championship should progress as previously planned. SFC/IFC B championships will be played as is appropriate, depending on results of above.

Junior A will progress as soon as it is possible for them to start after 2nd round of the Senior and Intermediate championship is played. Originally the Junior A was scheduled for the w/e 29th July, now earliest possible starting date is w/e 5/6 Aug. This may be subject to certain Senior games being played on Saturday allowing Junior teams to play on Sunday. Junior B & C will then start after Junior A has started with Junior B having an earliest possible starting date on the weekend of Aug 12th wiht Junior C on 19th August.

Reminder ! – These dates are provisionally agreed by the GAC for the Senior, Intermediate & Junior championships and are subject to confirmation by the GAC at the latest on the week prior to each date.



21-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Leitrim U16s recorded a victory as they beat Sligo in the Fr Manning Cup last night on a scoreline of 3:17 to 4:11 in Ballymote, Co. Sligo.

They started badly going down 1:02 to no score after 5 mins but went on to take control of the game and ended the 1st half ahead by 5 points 1:12 to 2:05

Leitrim continued to control the second half until the last 3 minutes of added time when they conceded 2 very late goals.

Over all a fantastic team performance from all 15 players. Shane Flanagan from Aughawillan has scored 2 goals in the last 2 games i.e. against Mayo last Friday night and another 2 goals last night vs Sligo, he also scored a couple of points in both games. Shane is still U15 (he played at no.13 last night) and from Martin McGowan?s development squad, also playing last night from that U15 panel was Morgan Quinn (Aughawillan) who played at no.5 and Kevin Davy at no.7 (Carrigallen). Dean McVeigh (Drumkeerin) & Dara Singleton (St Mary) are also from the u15?s and were on the bench yesterday but have played on this years U16s in the Ted Webb and Fr Manning so yet again Martin McGowan is developing a fine group of players who were able to punch above their weight.

Leitrim had a penalty saved in the 1st half but Seamus Mulvihill scored a point from the rebound.

Sligo had a player sent of with 5 mins to go for 2 yellow cards.

Leitrim are still in with a shout in the Fr Manning but up against it as they have 3 games left, but last night was definitely the confidence booster that the U16 squad needed:

Playing Westmeath next Wed. 26th in Dromod

Playing Ros. 2nd Aug in Roscommon – venue to be confirmed

Playing Offaly 9th Aug at home – possibly Dromod (TBC)



20-Jul-06 by Brendan Doyle

[b]U-14 Football School of Excellence[/b]
Following a series of recent trials the folowing players are asked to attend training on Saturday next at the St.Marys GAA Club grounds at 11.00 am.

All players are asked to report at the pitch not later than 10.45am. Any queries to Martin Mc Gowan on 087-6942208. Any player failing to contact Martin if they cannot attend will not be considered for future training sessions.

Melvin Gaels: Barry Mc Geever

Glencar Manor: Shane Sweeney.

Glenfarne: John Mc Loughlin,Shane Ferguson.

Dromahair:Gerard Kelly,Martin Clancy,Jamie Conlon.

Drumkeerin: Seamus Mc Nama,Ciaran Clancy,JohnÓgallagher.

Ballinaglera: James Mc Dowell.

Allen Gaels:Martin Beirne,Conor Tiernan,Ciaran Matthynssens,Daniel Egan,Mark Gunning.

Leitrim Gaels: Liam Moreton, Aiden Flynn.

St.Marys: Michael Mc Weeney,Ronan Kennedy,Conor Mc Weeney,Colm O Reilly,Ciaran Mc Carty,John Healy.

Annaduff:Matthew Reynolds,James RiordanÓgary Bohan.

Mohill:John Mulligan, Donal Flynn.

Cloone:Sean Reynolds.

Carrigallen:Sean Mc Cabe.

Aughawillan:Ciaran Gilheaney, Colin Maguire, Aiden Dolan.

Fenagh:Shane Dwyer.

Aughnasheelin: Keith Boyle.

Sean O Heslins: Matthew Murphy,Shane Moran.

Bus Routes : Kinlough 9.25 Manorhamilton 9.40 Dromahair 9.55 Drumkeerin 10.10 Drumshanbo 10.25 Leitrim 10.30 Ballinamore 9.30 Carrigallen 9.50 Cloone 10.05 Mohill 10.15 Annaduff 10.25.

[b]U-16 Hurling Developement Squad.[/b]
Our under 16 Hurlers but in a battling display againts Longford and while we were defeated, there were some fine displays.

We play Sligo on this Saturday evening in Markievicz park at 6pm. Players will be contacted with details.

[b]Summer Camps[/b]
Summer camps continue next week in Fenagh and Drumkeerin and this will conclude our camps for this year, so dont miss out, get out and enjoy .



18-Jul-06 by Thomas Keenan

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