Two additional Gaeltacht Scholarships to value of £400 each are available through Coiste Contae Liatroma for attendance at Coláiste Ó Direáin on Inis Mór for this summer. Available to boys or girls from Leitrim. Please email immediately if interested, giving name of student and a contact phone number.

The Leitrim Senior Football Team to face Derry at 5pm in Celtic Park, Derry, tomorrow, in the opening fixture of the 2020 Allianz Leagues has been named and is listed below. Leitrim will face Derry for the third time in league action in less than 12 months, having played them twice last March, including the memorable Allianz League Division 4 Final in Croke Park on the last Saturday of March 2019. We send best wishes to the Players and Team Management as they set out on a challenging Division 3 campaign.

Ainm(Béarla) Club
1 Diarmuid McKiernan Gaeil na hAilne
2 Conor Reynolds Eanach Dubh
3 Fergal McTague Achadh an Mhuilinn
4 Paddy Maguire Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainín
5 Aidan Flynn Gaeil Liatroma
6 Jack Gilheany Fíonach Naomh Caillin
7 Cillian McGloin Gaeil na Meilge
8 Donal Wrynn Naomh Caillian Fíonach
9 Shane Moran Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
10 Shane Quinn Maothail
11 Dean McGovern Seán Ó hEislin, Béal an Átha Móir
12 Domhnaill Flynn Maothail
13 Pearse Dolan Achadh an Mhuilinn
14 Darragh Rooney Gaeil na Meilge
15 Keith Beirne Maothail

Leitrim GAA wishes to express its sympathies to the family of the late Brendan Gormley, Fohera, Ballinamore, Co. Leitrim, on his sad passing after a long illness on Monday, January 20th.

Brendan was to the forefront in the promotion of GAA activities in his native Ballinamore and in particular the promotion of Scór in his club throughout the 1980’s. Indeed the club has claimed many Scór honours at county, provincial and national levels. In addition to holding the position of Treasurer of Scór Liatroma, he went on to become Treasurer of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in 1985 and held the position for an unprecedented seventeen consecutive years until 2001. Brendan also served a term as Treasurer of Connacht Council GAA from 1979 to 1982.

Brendan worked tirelessly for Leitrim GAA over his period involved with the County Management Committee and Coiste Chontae Liatroma and would have taken tremendous pride in being associated with Leitrim’s on-field achievements of a quarter-century ago and beyond.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

Our sincere sympathy is extended to Brendan’s wife Rosario, sons Niall and Aaron, daughter Sinead, daughters-in-law Breege (McGovern) & Fiona (Butterly), his dear grandchildren Mya, Romy, Grace, Darragh & Meabh, his sisters Mary (Cavan), Rose Murphy (Carrick-on-Shannon), Agnes Duncan (Kilcock), Margaret Walpole (Mohill), brothers Joe (Cavan), Noel (Dublin) & Donal (Drumree, Co. Meath), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends.

His remains will be reposing at Smith’s Funeral Home, High St, Ballinamore on Wednesday, January 22 from 5pm,  concluding with prayers at 8pm.

House private at all times, please.

Funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballinamore on Thursday at 12 noon followed by burial in Oughteragh Cemetery, Ballinamore. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to the North West Hospice, c/o Smiths Funeral Directors, Ballinamore.

Leitrim GAA Supporters Club will be chartering a bus to Celtic Park, Derry for next Saturday’s Allianz League Division 3 match with Derry, provided there is sufficient interest. Anybody who wishes to book a seat on the bus should contact Jerome McWeeney at 0876370051 or Rúnaí Coiste Chontae Liatroma Declan Bohan at Bookings need to be confirmed by Thursday next latest.

Saturday January 11th
Philly McGuinness Cup Rd 2 Leitrim v Longford in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 12 noon;
Connacht Scór na nÓg Final in Townhall, Claremorris, commencing at 2.30pm.

Sunday January 12th
Connacht FBD League Semi Final Leitrim v Roscommon in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Thursday January 16th
Leitrim GAA Supporters Club Dublin Launch in Celtic Suite, Croke Park commencing at 7.30pm.

Saturday January 18th
Philly McGuinness Cup Rd 3 Leitrim v Sligo in Páirc Philib Mac Aonghusa, Mohill at 2.00pm.

Sunday January 19th
Connacht FBD League Final.

Saturday January 25th
Allianz Football League Rd 1  Derry v Leitrim in Celtic Park, Derry at 5.00pm.

Sunday January 26th
LGFA Football League Rd 1 Derry v Leitrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Hurling League Rd 1 Fermanagh v Leitrim, Brewster Park, Enniskillen at 2.00pm.

Saturday February 1st
All Ireland Scór na nÓg Finals in INEC Centre, Killarney.

Sunday February 2nd
Allianz Football League Rd 2 Leitrim v Cork in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Sunday February 9th
LGFA Football League Rd 3 Leitrim v Antrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 3 Longford v Leitrim in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 2.00pm.

Monday February 10th
February Meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 8.00pm.

Saturday February 15th
Connacht Under 20 Football Championship Semi Final Leitrim v Galway/Mayo in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm;
Annual Presentation of 2019 Leitrim GAA Awards in Bush Hotel at 8.00pm.

Sunday February February 16th
Allianz Hurling League Rd 3 Leitrim v Cavan in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Saturday February 22nd
Connacht Under 20 Football Championship Final.

Sunday February 23rd
LGFA Football League Rd 4 Louth v Leitrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Hurling League Rd 4 Sligo v Leitrim in Markcievicz Park at 2.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 4 Leitrim v Offaly in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Fri/Sat February 28/29th
Annual GAA Congress in Páirc an Chrócaigh.

Sunday March 1st
Allianz Hurling League Rd 5 Leitrim v Lancshire in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 5 Louth v Leitrim in Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda at 2.00pm.

Sat/Sun March 7/8th
Allianz Hurling League Division 3B Final.

Sunday March 8th
LGFA Football League Rd 5 Leitrim v Limerick in TBC at 1.00pm.

Monday March 9th
March Meeting of Coiste Chontae Liatroma in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 8.00pm.

Sunday March 15th
Allianz Football League Rd 6 Down v Leitrim in Páirc Eisler, Newry at 2.00pm.

Saturday March 21st
Leitrim GAA Annual Supporters Club Draw in Cox’s Steakhouse, Dromod, at 10.00pm.

Sunday March 22nd
LGFA Football League Rd 6 Carlow v Leitrim in TBC at 1.00pm;
Allianz Football League Rd 7 Leitrim v Tipperary in Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada at 2.00pm.

Saturday March 28th
Allianz Football League Divsion 3 Final.

Sunday March 29th
LGFA Football League Rd 7 Leitrim v Offaly in TBC at 1.00pm.


Avantcard Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada

Renowned piper Néillidh Mulligan and family to regale audience at Leitrim Supporters Club launch in Croke Park.

Excitement is building ahead of the annual launch of the Leitrim Supporters Club in Croke Park on Thursday, January 16th.

The gathering touches on all things Leitrim, and MC Colin Regan will interview the county’s new hurling All-Star James Clancy to find out what the Lory Meagher Cup win meant to this stalwart. Senior football manager Terry Hyland will be quizzed about plans for 2020 as the county prepares for an incredibly competitive Division 3 national football league, while Eamonn Duignan, chair of the Leitrim Wall committee, will reflect on what became a success story of national interest.

The assembled crowd will also be treated to interviews with special guest Sean McGoldrick, sports journalist, author, and native of Newtownmanor, and Leitrim Person of the Year, Noel McPartland, of Drumshanbo.

The finale of the evening will be a lively music session with renowned uileann piper Neilidh Mulligan and family. Neilidh has a strong Leitrim connection – his father Tom being a native of Bornacoola and a founding member of St Mary’s Music Club in Church Street, Dublin. Neil has been a tutor at the Joe Mooney Summer School for years and represented Bornacoola in Scór in the late 1970s. They will include tunes from his award winning ‘The Leitrim Thrush’ album.

This annual gathering has become a must-attend event for Leitrim people in Dublin and the surrounding counties, with 170 attendees last year. It makes a point of acknowledging and celebrating the lives and times of Leitrim’s foremost citizens and entertainers and is sure to have something to amuse anyone with roots or an interest in the county. So, please spread the word to your friends and come along on the night.

Doors open at 7pm with the event getting under way 7.30pm sharp. Light refreshments will be served. There is no charge for entry but attendees are encouraged to buy a Supporters Club ticket on the night and a special draw will take place for those who purchase one or take a booklet to sell. The night will conclude at 9.30pm.

Transport will be provided from Leitrim for anyone who wishes to attend FOC,  the following are the bus times.

Pick up Drumshanbo Swimming Pool  at 4.00pm

Pick up  Avantcard Páirc Sean Mac Diarmada at  4.15pm

Pick up Bornacoola GAA Pitch  at 4.30pm

Please inform Leitrim GAA Assistant Secretary Attracta O Reilly at 0861708499 if you intend to travel on the bus.

Connacht Finals of Scór na nÓg Finals are taking place this Saturday 11th of January. The quiz takes place at 1pm in Claremorris GAA clubhouse and the stage venue is the Town Hall Claremorris starting at 2.30pm sharp. There are no advance tickets, admission is payable on the door on the day. All of our Leitrim winners will be competing for a place in the All-Ireland final to be held in the INEC Killarney on February 1st. Wishing all of our Leitrim teams and all involved the very best of luck.

Rince Foirne: St Mary’s Kiltoghert

Amhranaíocht Aonair: Caoimhe Mooney, Annaduff

Aithriseoireacht: Michael Connorton, St Mary’s Kiltoghert

Bailéad Ghrúpa: Annaduff

Nuachleas: Mohill

Ceol Uirlise: Kiltubrid

Rince Seit: Annaduff

Tráth na gCeist: Carrigallen Read more

Irish conversation classes, or Ciorcal Comhrá, will start again in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 8.00pm. There are separate groups for relative beginners, for those who have some Irish and for those who are fluent. These classes are a great opportunity to practice the Irish you know and to improve it. Also, Leaving Cert or transitional year students will find it useful for practice for their Irish orals. Classes are free and will run for 10 weeks to mid March. Seo seans chun an Ghaeilge a labhairt. Beidh fáilte romhat.

Congratulations and best wishes to Francis Shanley, Annaduff, Colin Moran, Allen Gaels, Eoin McLoughlin, Fenagh St Caillin’s, James Clancy St Patrick’s Dromahair, Mark Diffley, St Mary’s Kiltoghert and Derbhaile Beirne, Mohill Ladies who were tonight awarded Connacht GAA Council Student Bursaries for 2020. Well done all of the above and the recipients from the other four Connacht Counties. In total 44 Bursaries were presented tonight to recipients from across the province by Connacht Council Uachtarán Gerry McGovern in the presence of family members.

Full story from Connacht GAA is located here


The Leitrim Under 20 Panel for the Philly McGuinness Memorial Cup Development Tournament which commences tomorrow is as follows. Best of luck to the players and management as they prepare for the Connacht Championship in these matches.

Killian Gaffey Caillian Mag Eachaidh Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Sean Reynolds Seán Mac Raghnaill Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Patrick McKenna Padraig Mac Cionnaith Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Donal Casey Dónal Ó Cathasaigh Gaeil Liatroma

Eoin McLoughlin Eoin Mac Lochlainn Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Jack Flynn Seac Ó Floinn Gaeil Liatroma

Cathal McHugh Cathal Mac Aoidh Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

Conor O Dwyer Conchúr Ó Dubhuir Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Aaron Hoare Aaron de Hóra Achadh na Síleann

Mark Diffley Marc Ó Duibhghiolla Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Dylan Maguire Dylan MagUighir Droim Óir Bhéalaigh

Oisín McLoughlin Oisín Mac Lochlainn Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Caolan Clancy Caolán Mac Lannchaidh Gaeil na Meilge

Oisin Bohan Oisín Ó Buacháin Noamh Muire Cill Tochairt

Stephen Goldrick Stiofán Mac Ualraig Gaeil Liatroma

Mark Keegan Marc Mac Aogáin Naomh Caillin Fiodhnach

Oisín Niblock Oisín Ó Niobloc Gortleiteach

Nathan McCartin Nathan Mac Airtáin Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

Diarmuid Mc Kiernan Diarmuid Mac Thighearanain Cill Tiobaid

Frank McGovern ProinnsiasMac Samhrain Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

McGloin Seadhan Mac Giolla Eoin Gaeil na Meilge

Kevin Brady Caoimhín Ó Brádaigh Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

David O Connell Daibhíd Ó Conaill Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Stephen Meissner Stiofán Meissner Droim Óir Bhéalaigh

Jamie Quinn Seaimí Ó Cuinn Gortleiteach

Colin Moran Coilín Ó Moráin Gaeil na hAilne

Cian Singleton Cian De Singealtún Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Jordan Reynolds Siordán Mac Raghnaill Maothail

Francis Davitt Proinnsias Ó Daibhéad Droim Caorthainn

Niall Keegan Niall Mac Aogáin Cluain

Tom Prior Tomás Mac an Phriora Sean Uí Eislin Béal an Átha Móir

Paul Keaney Pól Ó Cianaigh Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt

Leitrim Under 20 Team will have the honour of commencing action in the new decade as they take on Fermanagh on Saturday next in Tempo with a 2pm throw in time. It is a significant fixture, if only in the sense that this is the first time an adult Leitrim Team will take the playing field in official competition with players born exclusively in the 21st Century!!

In completing the group stage of this development tournament, Leitrim is scheduled to play home games versus Longford and Sligo on Saturdays 11th and 19th January respectively with qualification for conclusion of the tournament to follow results.

The Connacht Under 20 Championship commences with a home semi final versus Mayo/Galway on Saturday February 15th and the Connacht Final is fixed for February 22nd.


Leitrim GAA would like to take this opportunity to send Season’s Greetings to all its clubs, players, management teams, coaches, officials, sponsors, supporters and all your families. 2019 was a great year for the county on and off the field and we thank everybody for your assistance and contribution to this effort.

We hope everybody has joyful, peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year Holiday and we look forward to working successfully with you all in 2020.