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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
The Leitrim Hurlers Fundraising Draw took place earlier tonight in Flynn’s Bar, Ck-on-Shannon. The full list of lucky winners is as follows:
1st Prize Flights to New York for 2 and 3 nights Accommodation at The French Quarters Guest Appartments Sponsored by Frank Dwyer, New York.
Winner: Derek Wrynn, Gorvagh, Co Leitrim.
2nd Prize FA Cup Semi-Final Tickets of your choice at Wembley Stadium including Flights and Accommodation for 2 for two nights in London. Sponsored by David McHugh, Role, London.
Winner: Declan Deegan, Leitrim Village, Co Leitrim.
3rd Prize One Night B and B at Lough Eske Castle, Donegal for 2. Sponsored by Clement Gaffney, Gowel.
Winner: Mary McCrystal, Portrush, Co Antrim.
4th Prize One Night B and B at Galway House Hotel for 2. Sponsored by Declan Molloy, Galway.
Winner: Collette Kennedy, Drumshanbo, Co Leitrim.
5th Prize One Night B and B at Castleknock Hotel, Dublin for 2. Sponsored by Mark Chandler, Leitrim Gaels.
Winner: Ciara Breslin, PwC Dublin Office.
6th Prize One Night B & B for 2 people at Landmark Hotel, Ck-on-Shannon.
Winner: Conal McGuire, Ck-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim.
Our thanks to all who sponsored prizes, purchased and sold tickets and to Flynn’s Bar for the the use of the premises tonight. Special mention to Draw Co-ordinator Pauric McWeeney who organised, promoted and cajoled everybody into action over the last month on all detail relating to the draw. Pauric was an excellent MC at tonight’s event.
The reports of the various committees were presented to the 2020 Leitrim GAA Convention which were approved and adopted at last Sunday’s Convention in the Bush Hotel may be read here Comhdháil Bhliantúil 2020
The full list of officers elected on Sunday last is as follows:
Cathaoirleach: Eanna Mac Stíbhín
Leas Cathaoirleach: Traolach Ó Baoil
Rúnaí: Déaglán Ó Buacháin
Leas Rúnaí: Attracta Ni Raghailligh
Cisteoir: Martin Mac Artáin
Leas Cisteoir: Nollaig Ni Lochlainn
Oifigeach Forbartha: TBA
Oifigeach Oiliúna: Pól O Murchú
Oifigeach Cultúra agus Teanga: Clár Ní Chrosáin
Oifigeach Páistí: Marc O hEislin
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí: TBA
Comhairle Connacht:(2) Seán Ó Maoilmhiaigh, Pádraig Ó Ficheallaigh
Árd Comhairle: Éanna Mac Tiarnáin
Comhdháil Connacht: (4) Martin Mac Artáin, Eanna Mac Stíbhín, Déaglán Ó Buacháín, Another TBA
Comhdháil Bhliantúil: (4) Martin Mac Artáin, Eanna Mac Stíbhin, Deaglán Ó Buacháin, Another TBA
The County Final took place last Sunday, December 15th in the Mayflower, Drumshanbo. Fionnuala Maxwell hosted the final as Bean an Tí for the stage competition. With entries in all seven categories, it was strong and very entertaining competition. It was fantastic to have some dormant clubs returning to Scór Liatroma aris. Maith sibh go Leir. The quiz was held in the full table quiz format prior to the stage competition. Annaduff, Fenagh St Caillian’s and Carrigallen going head to head for the final 3 rounds of individual questions on stage. Tight to the bitter end, Carrigallan emerged the winners after the rounds were completed. The Leitrim champions now have to battle it out at the Connacht round for a place in the top 3 to qualify for the All-Ireland final.
Leitrim County Medals were presented to the winners by Chairperson of Leitrim Coiste Scór Chairperson Claire Crossan. Club of the year was decided by our judging panel. Annaduff was chosen by the 3 adjudicators. Fionnuala Maxwell accepted the Cormac MacGiolla Shield for Club na Bliana as the clubs Cultural officer which was proudly presented by Ailbhe McGill, Bornacoola. The Leitrim representatives will go onto compete for a Connacht title in The Town Hall Claremorris, Mayo on Saturday 11th January at 2.30pm. The quiz will be held on the same day prior to the stage competition in Claremorris GAA grounds, with a time to be confirmed. Leitrim will be hoping for winners to take part in the All-Ireland final to be held on February 1st in the INEC Killarney.
Quiz – Carrigallen
Rince Foirne –St Marys Kiltoghert
Solo Singing –Caoimhe Mooney, Annaduff
Recitation – Michael Connorton St Marys Kiltoghert
Ballad Group – Annaduff
Nuachleas – Mohill
Instrumental Music: Kiltubrid
Set Dance – Annaduff
Club of the year 2020 – Annaduff
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