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26/01/15

County Teams: Commiserations to the U-21’s who just came up short in the semi final of the Hastings Cup against Galway on Saturday losing out 0-15 to 1-11 after extra time with Diarmuid McKiernan, Nicholas Moore & Shane Walsh all involved. Best of luck to the senior squad under new manager, Shane Ward, who begin the Division 4 League campaign this Sunday at home to Longford in Carrick at 2pm with Thomas Mulvey & Martin Raftery part of the panel. 

Membership: Club membership is now due and please watch out for details of the juvenile registration night which is coming up shortly. New Registrar, Sean Wynne, is available for anyone who wishes to pay their adult membership for 2015. 

25 Card Drive: The card game takes place every Sunday night in the clubhouse at 8:30pm. All welcome. 

Tony McGowan Run: Please note that the Annual Tony McGowan Run takes place on Sunday February 15th.


19/01/15

County Teams: The U-21’s had a great win in the Hastings Cup away to Laois on Saturday with Diarmuid McKiernan, Nicholas Moore & Shane Walsh all involved. The seniors lost out to Sligo in Markievicz Park on Sunday in the FBD League with Thomas Mulvey & Martin Raftery part of the panel. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 09-17-21-22. The €20 winners were Peter Dwyer, Drumcong, Padraig Hunt, Knockvicar, John Joe Cullen, Philomena McKiernan, Glangevlin and Geraldine Moran, Aughnagallop. The jackpot now stands at € 2,900. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. Please note that this week’s lotto draw was postponed due to the weather related cancellation of Bingo. Next Monday’s jackpot is increased to €3,000 and there will be a draw for 10 prizes of €20. Apologies for any inconvenience. 

Membership: Club membership is now due and please watch out for details of the juvenile registration night which is coming up in the next couple of weeks. New Registrar, Sean Wynne, is available for anyone who wishes to pay their adult membership for 2015. 

25 Card Drive: The card game takes place every Sunday night in the clubhouse at 8:30pm. All welcome. 

Tony McGowan Run: Please note that the Annual Tony McGowan Run takes place on Sunday February 15th. More details in the coming weeks. 

National Draw: Tickets for the National Club Draw are now due to be returned with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club is supplementing this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members – prizes include a Family Cruise, a luxury food hamper and a Donegal Jersey signed by Jim McGuinness & the 2014 All Ireland Final Squad. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so anyone interested in taking part please make sure you get your ticket this week. 

Launch of Leitrim Supporters Club: The County’s main fundraiser in 2015 will be launched in Croke Park this Thursday January 22nd at 8pm. Charlie McGettigan & Colin Griffin are the special guests on the night so any Dublin based supporters might keep this in mind and make a special effort to attend. 

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Guckian Family, Shannon Lodge, Carrick-on-Shannon and the McGowan Family, Drumshanbo on the sad passing of Patsy Guckian last week. For many underage players in this club Patsy was a very familiar figure who patrolled the sidelines for countless St. Mary’s teams in an era of unprecedented success for the county town in the 1980’s & early ‘90’s. Indeed much of the success of both clubs in subsequent years at adult level was forged in epic matches in that period which raised playing standards, with Patsy central to it all. He is survived by his wife Gladys, sons Pat and Brendan, daughters Aine & Michelle. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam. The Club also extends deepest sympathy to the Mc Govern Family, Kilmaghera & Cornaroy on the passing of John James McGovern in England last week. May he rest in peace.


12/01/15

County Teams: The senior & U-21 teams both suffered narrow losses at the weekend to Galway & Offaly respectively. The seniors lost out 1-09 to 0-13 in Mohill on Sunday with Thomas Mulvey making his competitive debut scoring a point before retiring through injury and Martin Raftery also part of the panel. Diarmuid McKiernan and Nicholas Moore played for the U-21’s against Offaly on Saturday losing 0-12 to 1-10 with Nicholas contributing 0-03 points and Shane Walsh also involved with the panel but was exam tied last weekend. The FBD continues away to Sligo on Sunday & the U-21’s travel to Laois on Saturday in the Hastings Cup. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 07-17-23-25. The €20 winners were Chris McKenna, Drumkeerin, Nora McKeon, Ballinaglera, Padraig Gray, Rosaleen Duignan, Hartley and Delia Mann, Jamestown. The jackpot now stands at € 2,800. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

25 Card Drive: The card game takes place every Sunday night in the clubhouse at 8:30pm. All welcome. 

Tony McGowan Run: Please note that the Annual Tony McGowan Run takes place on Sunday February 15th. More details in the coming weeks. 

National Draw: Tickets for the National Club Draw are now due to be returned with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club is supplementing this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members – prizes include a Family Cruise, a luxury food hamper and a Donegal Jersey signed by Jim McGuinness & the 2014 All Ireland Final Squad. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so anyone interested in taking part please make sure you get your ticket this week. 

Launch of Leitrim Supporters Club: The County’s main fundraiser in 2015 will be launched in Croke Park on Thursday January 22nd at 8pm. Charlie McGettigan & Colin Griffin are the special guests on the night so any Dublin based supporters might keep this in mind and make an effort to attend.

Congratulations: Well done to the Mohill Club on the opening of the Philly McGuinness Memorial Park on Sunday last. It’s a credit to all concerned.


05/01/15

Race Night: A big thank you to everyone who supported the Race Night in Conway’s last Saturday night and the club would like to especially thank the following sponsors: Joe Gunning, Westlink Coaches, Henry Sorohan, Setia Construction, Hubert McCormack, Scollan’s Gala, Enda McGloin, BAM Ltd., Keane Tiles, Barrett’s Quarry, Mayo, Pyramid Bookmakers, Carrig Brewing Company, Stephen Reynolds Pant Hire, Corrib Oil, Aura Leitrim Leisure, Gibbon’s Centra, Michael McGowan Car Sales, Lynch’s Paints Kilclare, Moran’s Bicycles, TX Upholstery, Cllr. Gerry Dolan, Cllr. Brendan Barry, Cllr. John McCartin, McManus & Son Building Contractors, Connacht Gold, Gill’s Tyres, Gill’s Hosetec Ltd., Rennick’s Signs, Pro-Glass, Mulvey’s Hardware & DIY, Lough Allen Education Centre, Signwarehouse, The Hair & Beauty Shop, Church Street, O’Rourke’s Garage Services, Drumshanbo Community Centre, Carrick –on-Shannon Motor Factors, Leitrim Road Hardware, Cara Pharmacy, Mace Drumshanbo, Jinny’s Bakery, Ardcolum Motor Factors, Noel Moran Joinery, Mick the Barber, The Shed Distillery, McGuire’s Self Catering Cottages, Ginny’s Bakery, Drumshanbo Vocational School, Irish Food Export Consultancy, Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre, Carrick Tyre & Service Centre, Bridge House Cleaners, Michael McGlynn Autoelect, Drumshanbo Credit Union, Carrick Craft, Barna Recycling & Mariu’s Takeaway. Special thanks also to everyone who helped out on the night Martin McGowan, John Moran, Gareth Smith, Enda McGloin, John Joe Cullen, Cyril McKeon, Paddy Higgins, Ciara McTigue, Aidan McKeon, Sean Wynne, to Joe Gunning & his staff and in particular M.C. Kevin Blessing. A big thank you to all who bought horses and congratulations to all the winners on the night for what was a very successful fund raiser. 

Lotto: The last draw of the year took place at bingo on December 29th. There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 07-13-15-23. The 10 prize winners of €50 each were: Joanne Barry, Roscunnish; Rose McLoughlin, Carrick-on-Shannon; Nora McKeon, Ballinaglera; Laoise & Tommy Harte, Drumshanbo; Chloe McGarry, Drumgorman; The Tully Family, Curraghaboy; Mary Keenan/Margaret McTiernan, Carrick-on-Shannon; Johnny Guihen, Arigna; Irene McGovern, Drumshanbo; Siobhan Carroll, Drumcong. The jackpot now stands at €2,700. Many thanks to everyone who has supported the lotto over the past 12 months. 

25 Card Drive: The card game resumes this Sunday night, January 11th in the clubhouse at 8:30pm. All welcome. 

Tony McGowan Run: Please note that the Annual Tony McGowan Run takes place on Sunday February 15th. More details in the coming weeks. 

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Beirne Family, Mahanagh on the sad passing of Pat Beirne on Monday. Pat was  one of the oldest residents of the parish and a real gentleman. Our deepest sympathy to his wife, Mai, to Noel, Carmel & Patricia and the extended Beirne Family and to a wide circle of neighbours and friends. Pat’s daughter in law, Mary & grandchildren Shane, Bryan, Lauren & Cian are all heavily involved with the club and our thoughts & prayers are with the Beirne Family at this difficult time.  Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


22/12/14

Annual Race Night: A reminder that the race night will take place this Saturday January 3rd  in Conway’s and all horses & sponsorship should be returned immediately to any club officer. We look forward to a big turnout on the night for this important club fundraiser. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 09-16-20-22. The €20 winners were Paddy Blessing, Drumcong, Mary Claire c/o Bingo, Jody Barry, Roscunnish, Brendan Canning, Dristernan and John Nolan, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at € 2,600. There will be a special New Year Draw on Monday, December 29th with a guaranteed €500 paid out. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

National Draw: The club is taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members – prizes include a Family Cruise, a luxury food hamper and a Donegal Jersey signed by Jim McGuinness & the 2014 All Ireland Final Squad. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available from club officers. 

25 Card Drive: The card game will resume on Sunday January 11th, commencing at 8:30pm, after a short break for Christmas. All welcome. 

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the McPartland Family, St. Ronan’s Park, Arigna & the Gilmartin Families, Cornashamsogue & the Grotto, Ballinaglera on the sad passing of Michael McPartland, Arigna who was laid to rest last Saturday. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


15/12/14

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 12-13-14-17. The €20 winners were Chris McKenna, Drumkeerin, Carlene Casserly, Mahanagh, Joanne Barry, Roscunnish, Hazel Riley, Ballinaglera and Terry Mann, Jamestown. The jackpot now stands at € 2,400. There will be a special New Year Draw on Monday, December 29th. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

National Draw: The club is taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members – prizes include a Family Cruise, a luxury food hamper and a Donegal Jersey signed by Jim McGuinness & the 2014 All Ireland Final Squad. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available from club officers 

25 Card Drive: The card game is now in full swing in the clubhouse on Sunday nights commencing at 8:30pm. All welcome. 

Annual Race Night: A reminder that the race night will take place on Saturday January 3rd  in Conway’s. 

New Arrivals: Congratulations to Rita McGowan & Michael Gray on the birth of their son, Aran and also best wishes to Paddy & Joanne McKenna on the arrival of their son, Michael.


08/12/14

Players of the Year: Congratulations to Martin Raftery, who won the Senior Handballer of the Year and to Ciara McPartland who won the Intermediate Ladies Club Player of the Year in the recently announced Leitrim County Board Awards for 2014. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 02-08-24-26. The €20 winners were Mary Gilhooley, Drumduff, Sarah Beckett, Drumshanbo, Jim Joe Flynn, Cornaroy, Margaret McDonagh, c/o Bingo and M. Keenan & M. McTiernan, Carrick-on-Shannon. The jackpot now stands at € 2,300. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

National Draw: The club is taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members – prizes include a Family Cruise, a luxury food hamper and a Donegal Jersey signed by Jim McGuinness & the 2014 All Ireland Final Squad. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available from club officers 

25 Card Drive: The card game is now in full swing in the clubhouse on Sunday nights commencing at 8:30pm. All welcome.

Annual Race Night: A reminder that the race night will take place on Saturday January 3rd  in Conway’s. 

Annual Church Gate Collection: Many thanks to everyone who generously supported the Club’s annual collection last weekend. 

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the O’Keeffe Family, on the sad passing of Paddy’s brother, Donal, who was laid to rest in Kilfenora last week; to the Shanley Family, Derinaseer on the death of John Shanley at the weekend and also the Power Family, in respect of Rose Power who died recently. May they rest in peace.


01/12/14

All Ireland Finalists: Congratulations to Drumshanbo Vocational School on reaching the All Ireland Schools Volleyball Senior A Boys Final where they lost out to St. Brigid’s Loughrea on Monday. The lads enjoyed a great win over Davis College Mallow in the semi final last week but unfortunately couldn’t repeat the feat in the final.

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 02-06-08-24. The €20 winners were Paddy Christie, Arigna, Keelan Foley, Drumshanbo, Kathleen & May, Corry Strand, Noel McPartland, Church Street and Caolan Beirne, Lustia. The jackpot now stands at € 2,200. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

National Draw: The club is taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members – prizes include a Family Cruise, a luxury food hamper and a Donegal Jersey signed by Jim McGuinness & the 2014 All Ireland Final Squad. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks. Tickets are now available from club officers

 25 Card Drive: The card game is now in full swing in the clubhouse on Sunday nights commencing at 8:30pm. All welcome.


24/11/14

AGM: The AGM took place in the clubhouse on Saturday evening last with a good crowd in attendance. Outgoing chairman Paddy Higgins presided over the meeting and gave an overview of the year in his address. He complimented the minor, U-14 & U-12 boys and U-14 & U-16 girls along with their managers who all won county titles. He congratulated the senior team & management on securing promotion to Division 1 and a good championship run. Secretary, Padraig Kenny, gave a comprehensive report of the club’s activities in 2014 and thanked all those who contributed to the efficient running of the club. He outlined the performance of all teams from U-6 to senior and covered all club issues in the last 12 months. He paid warm tribute to former president Tim Mannion who passed away this year. John Moran, presented a detailed financial report outlining income of €93,000 and expenditure of €126,000. He thanked all who helped fundraise during the year and reported that despite paying out €25,000 the lotto returned a healthy profit and he extended his gratitude to the Mayflower Committee & the Bingo Committee for facilitating our draw at bingo on Monday nights. In addition to the lotto jackpots the Club also paid out over €30,000 on capital improvements at the park including new fencing, drainage and refurbishment of the old dressing rooms. These once off costs accounted for the deficit for the year and means that fundraising will be a priority in 2015. Tributes were paid from the floor to the 3 main officers for their trojan work on behalf of the club in the last year and special appreciation was expressed to Paddy & John for their efforts  for the past year. Chairman of Park Development, Fergal McPartland, reported on activities in park during the year in particular the ground improvements carried out. He outlined the busy schedule in the clubhouse with childcare courses and gym usage. He thanked Eamonn McGowan, John Joe Cullen, David McGourty, the CE Scheme and the TUS workers for their efforts during the year. The election of officers & managers then took place.

The following officers were returned for 2014 –Chairman Martin McGowan; Vice-chairman Paddy Higgins; Secretary Padraig Kenny; Asst-Secretary Eilis McGowan; Treasurer Gareth Smith; Asst- Treasurer John Moran; PRO Fergal McPartland; Registrar Sean Wynne; Insurance Officer Larry Burke; Safety Officer: Noel Beirne; Co. Board Delegates Paschal Mooney, Cyril McKeon; Coiste na nOg Delegates Mickey McTigue, Paddy McManus; Park Chairman Fergal McPartland; Coaching Officer Gareth Smith; IT Officer Aidan McKeon; Cultural Officer: Dessy Doyle; Children’s Officer: Gareth Smith; ASAP Officer: Noel Heron; Finance Committee: Sean Wynne, Seamus Heron, Enda McGloin, Cyril McKeon, Paddy Higgins, Noel Beirne, Richard Flynn, Gareth Smith. The following team managers were appointed U-6’s: Kevin Nolan, Damian McCabe & Neil Nolan; U-8’s: John Nolan & Stephen McWeeney; U-10’s: Padraig Kenny, Kenneth Dowler; U-12’s: Angus Fee, Farrell McKeon, Gareth Smith;  U-14’s: Patrick McManus & John Moran; U-16’s: Noel Beirne & Fergus Moran; Minor: Mickey McTigue & Cyril McKeon; U-21: Noel Moran. Eamonn McGowan was appointed to the position of junior & senior manager for 2015. The Ladies team managers were as follows:  U-10’s: Paul McGowan, Berni Lynch & Pauric Keane; U-12’s: Alan McKeon & Lauren Beirne; U-14’s: Ciara McTigue & Kevin Lee; U-16’s: Ann Flood & Dermot McDonagh; Minor: Ciara McTigue. The position of Intermediate Ladies manager will be filled at a later date. We wish all team officials every success in the year ahead and look forward to the enthusiasm of 2 new officers at the top table in incoming chair, Martin McGowan and new treasurer, Gareth Smith.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 14-17-19-28. The €20 winners were Eugene McPartland, Arigna, Terry Mann, Jamestown, Susan Gilmartin, Ballinaglera, Berna Gibbons, Keadue and Joanne Barry, Roscunnish. The jackpot now stands at € 2,100. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

National Draw: The club will be taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members – prizes include a Family Cruise, a luxury food hamper and a Donegal Jersey signed by Jim McGuinness & the 2014 All Ireland Final Squad. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks.

Sympathy: Unfortunately a number of families in the community have suffered bereavements in recent weeks. The Club extends deepest condolences to the Lynch Family, Drumkeelan on the death of Sean’s brother, Padraig, in Dingle; to the Wynne Family, Dristernan on the passing of Breda’s father, James Fallon in Athleague; to the Reynolds Family, Carrickbawn on the sad passing of Dolores sister, Chris Farrell in Dublin; to the Smith Family, Cornashamsogue on the death of Joe Smith at the weekend; to the Gilhooley Family, Drumherrif & Dolan Family, Stramore on the death of Sean Gilhooley (son of Joe) in England and to the Barry, Nugent & Foley Families on the passing of Rose Ann Barry, Keadue who was laid to rest this week. May they rest in peace.


17/11/14

U-21 Championship: The U-21’s campaign came to an end last Saturday against St. Brigid’s as we lost out 3-12 to 2-04. We trailed 0-06 to 0-01 at the break after having a man sent off in the first period. The visitors struck for 3 second half goals through Conor Cullen (2) and Gary Plunkett and though we replied with a goal apiece from Alan McTigue & Shane Walsh the final result was never in doubt. Thanks to the panel for their efforts and the management team of Noel Moran & Seamie McMorrow. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 03-07-11-13. The €20 winners were Maura Dwyer, Drumcong, Rose McLoughlin, Carrick, Bridgie Leyden, c/o Annie Tivnan, Josephine McCawley, Dowra and Terry Fitzpatrick, Sligo. The jackpot now stands at € 2,000. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

National Draw: The club will be taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks.

Scor na nOg: Scor na nOg is on in the Mayflower on Saturday evening, please contact Dessy Doyle for details.

Charity Fundraiser: A reminder that there is a special fundraiser this Friday evening in Drumcoura, Drumreilly to assist with medical care for Sean Maguire (brother of Anna Marie Heron) who is currently undergoing treatment in the United States.

New Arrivals: Congratulations to Tess and Robert Cullen on the birth of their daughter, Aoife, just over a week ago.

Wedding Bells: Best wishes to Terrie Gray & Jimmy Nugent and to Jennifer Logan & Conor King as both couples enjoyed wedding celebrations last week.

AGM: The 2014 Annual General Meeting  will take place this Saturday, November 22nd at 5pm in the clubhouse. All members are asked to attend and anyone wishing to get involved for the first time would be particularly welcome.


10/11/14

U-21 Championship: The U-21’s got their campaign back on track with a deserving win over Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins last Saturday in the park on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-06. It was a very good, hard working team display which sets us up for this Saturday’s game against St. Brigid’s in Drumshanbo at 3pm. Best of luck to the panel and management of Noel Moran & Seamie McMorrow.

 Connacht Club Championship: Commiserations to Aughawillan after their defeat on Sunday against Galway champions Corofin.

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 12-23-25-26. The €20 winners were Margaret McMorrow, Drumshanbo, David Keaney, Aughacashel, Gavin Kelly, Mohill, Gareth Higgins, Drumshanbo and Julia Creamer, Carrick Road. The jackpot now stands at € 1,900. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

 National Draw: The club will be taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks.

Scor na nOg: Anyone interested in taking part in Scor na nOg should contact Desi Doyle this week. The competition is in the Mayflower on Saturday November 22nd.

AGM: The 2014 Annual General Meeting  will take place on Saturday, November 22nd at 5pm in the clubhouse.


03/11/14

U-21 Championship: The U-21’s began their campaign last Saturday against Fenagh/Gortletteragh in Fenagh and lost out 1-14 to 1-08. The final score doesn’t do justice to the team’s efforts over the hour and a few late points by the home side put a gloss on the scoreline. We play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins this Saturday in Drumshanbo at 3pm. Best of luck to the panel and management of Noel Moran & Seamie McMorrow. 

Connacht Club Championship: Best wishes to Aughawillan as they prepare for a semi final tie against Galway champions Corofin on Sunday in Pairc Sean at 2pm.   

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 01-19-20-23. The €20 winners were Ann O’Donnell, Ashdale, Johnny Guihen, Arigna, Mick Curry, London, Peter Lynch, Derryhallow and David & Laura McGourty, Dristernan. The jackpot now stands at € 1,800. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

 National Draw: The club will be taking part in the National Club Draw over the coming months with the Draw itself taking place on February 27th. There are 15 fantastic prizes available ranging from a trip away with the 2015 All Stars, travel voucher, shopping voucher, All Ireland Ticket packages and more. The Club will supplement this with a further draw exclusively for those who buy tickets through club members. The price of a ticket is €10 which will cover both draws so please watch out for this in the coming weeks.

AGM: The 2014 Annual General Meeting  will take place on Saturday, November 22nd at 5pm in the clubhouse. 'Nominations and Motions Forms' are now available & club members are invited to make nominations, with the nominee’s consent and to submit motions to be considered. Forms to be returned to the secretary by Saturday, November 8th. This form can also be returned by email to secretary.allengaels.leitrim@gaa.ie . Please ensure the form is signed and any member who has not yet received a form please contact Padraig Kenny at the secretary’s e-mail address and one will be issued.

Scor na nOg: Anyone interested in taking part in Scor na nOg should contact Desi Doyle this week. The competition is in the Mayflower on Saturday November 22nd.

Charity Fundraiser: A reminder to anyone who missed  out on the ‘Haunted House’ last week that there is a special fundraiser this Friday evening to assist with medical care for Sean Maguire (brother of Anna Marie Heron) who is currently undergoing treatment in the United States. Please keep in mind this very worthwhile cause. Congratulations to the An Tostal Committee on the continued success of the ‘Haunted House’.

Engagement: Best wishes to Thomas McManus & Shona O’Neill who announced their engagement last week.

New Arrivals: Congratulations to Aidan & Breda McKeon, Mohercrieva on the birth of their daughter, Eabha, just over a week ago. Also best wishes to Brendan & Nicola Barry on the birth of their daughter, Shauna.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Kane Family, Cornashamsogue, on the very sad passing of Teresa last weekend. To Thomas and to her boys Matthew & Timmy who represent the club at underage, and to the extended Kane & Conlon Families we offer our heartfelt sympathy. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis.


27/10/14

U-21 Championship: The U-21’s begin their campaign this Saturday, November 1st against Fenagh/Gortletteragh in Kiltubrid at 3pm. Best of luck to the panel and management of Noel Moran & Seamie McMorrow. 

U-16 Boys: The lads completed their fixtures with a win last Saturday at home to St. Brigid’s. Well done to the players on their efforts during the season and many thanks to the management team Micky & Ciara McTigue on their commitment throughout the year. 

Club Meeting: There is a club meeting this Friday at 9pm in the clubhouse. Anyone with motions for the upcoming county convention is welcome to present them at this meeting which is our last before the AGM. 

Connacht Club Championship: Congratulations to Aughawillan on their victory over Sligo Champions, Tubbercurry, in Markievicz Park on Sunday. Wins by Leitrim clubs in the this championship are rare and it now sets up a mouth-watering semi final tie against Galway champions Corofin on Sunday week. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 07-14-22-25. The €20 winners were Aine Harney, Kiltoom, Mary Scollan, Convent Avenue, Mary Reynolds, Carrick-on-Shannon, Rosemary Goldrick, Kiltoghert and Sean Reynolds, Dublin. The jackpot now stands at € 1,700. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

AGM: The 2014 Annual General Meeting  will take place on Saturday, November 22nd at 5pm in the clubhouse. 'Nominations and Motions Forms' are now available & club members are invited to make nominations, with the nominee’s consent and to submit motions to be considered. Forms to be returned to the secretary by Saturday, November 8th. This form can also be returned by email to secretary.allengaels.leitrim@gaa.ie . Please ensure the form is signed and any member who has not yet received a form please contact Padraig Kenny at the secretary’s e-mail address and one will be issued.


20/10/14

U-16 Girls: Congratulations to our U-16 girls who won the 9 aside championship on Sunday in Leitrim Village defeating Drumkeerin 5-16 to 2-09. The scoreline doesn’t do justice to Drumkeerin’s efforts in the match and it was a tight affair until we hit a scoring purple patch in the closing stages. The girls overcame Annaduff during the week in the semi final and completed the job with this great win where they had to work hard before letting their skill come to the fore and added some terrific scores to clinch victory and see captain Dara Morahan collect the cup. Well done to the full panel of Niamh Mulvey, Aoife Gilmartin, Mairead Flood, Eimear Gibbons, Roisin McGrenaghan, Aine Flood, Heather Moore, Dara Morahan, Ciara Reynolds, Nicole McGarry, Caoimhe McGarry, Shona Nugent, Niamh Geoghegan, Leah Flynn, Megan Moran. Many thanks to Dermot McDonagh & Ann Flood for their efforts with the team all year. A special thank you to all who helped to cater in the clubhouse afterwards and finally happy birthday to goalkeeper Niamh Mulvey who celebrated her big day on Sunday in style. 

Division 2 League Final: The lads were defeated by Carrigallen in the league final on Saturday in Ballinamore on a scoreline of 1-07 to 0-06. It was a tense & dour game, typical end of season fare and unfortunately the lack of a competitive outing since September 6th in the championship proved a big handicap as we were rusty and never performed as we can. Carrigallen got the all important goal in the first half and got bodies behind the ball and played on the break and we can have no complaints about the final result. Although it would have been nice to lift the cup on Saturday, the year was a  success with promotion back to Division 1 and a good championship run. Well done to all the players for their efforts all year and a big thank you to the management team of Paddy, Fergus & Noel. We wish Martin Beirne a full & speedy recovery from illness and it was good to see Martin at the match on Saturday even if only as a supporter. 

U-16 Boys: The lads lost out to a late rally from Dromahair on Sunday evening in the park on a scoreline of 4-06 to 3-14. We led in the closing stages but the visitors finished stronger and emerged with the win. We have one game remaining this Saturday at home to St. Brigid’s but cannot now qualify for the final. Well done to the lads on their efforts so far and to the management team Micky & Ciara McTigue. 

U-21 Championship: The U-21’s begin their campaign on Saturday week, November 1st against Fenagh/Gortletteragh in Kiltubrid. 

Coiste na nOg: There is an important meeting Wednesday 22nd at 9pm in the clubhouse. All coaches requested to attend. 

Connacht Club Championship: Best wishes to Aughawillan in their match against Sligo Champions, Tubbercurry, on Sunday. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 03-04-17-27. The €20 winners were Edel Kelly, Sarah Beckett, Tommy Wynne, Laura Cronin and Tony & Sienna Tiernan. The jackpot now stands at € 1,600. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

AGM: The 2014 Annual General Meeting  will take place on Saturday, November 22nd at 5pm in the clubhouse. 'Nominations and Motions Forms' are now available & club members are invited to make nominations, with the nominee’s consent and to submit motions to be considered. Forms to be returned to the secretary by Saturday, November 8th. This form can also be returned by email to secretary.allengaels.leitrim@gaa.ie . Please ensure the form is signed and any member who has not yet received a form please contact Padraig Kenny at the secretary’s e-mail address and one will be issued.


13/10/14

Division 2 League Final: The Division 2 League Final against Carrigallen is fixed for Saturday at 4:30pm in Ballinamore. Unfortunately our game at the weekend against Bornacoola did not go ahead so it’s been a long break since the last match. Please turnout in big numbers to support the lads after a long campaign and best of luck to Paddy, Fergus & Noel and the panel. 

Shield Winners: The U-12 boys had a great win in the Shield Final over Melvin Gaels on Saturday in Pairc Sean coming out winners with a goal to spare after a very exciting match. Well done to all the boys who made up the U-12 squad Ronan Moran, Sean Lynch, Shawn Meehan, Eoin Guckian, Justin Mulvey, Conor Clarke, Redak Oberwan, Cathal Mc Gourty, Daniel Curran, Ciaran Mc Morrow, Liam Mc Gourty, Shane McKeon, Emmet Moran, Damien Gilmartin, Jamie Mc Grail, Brendan Gunning, Mark Reynolds, Shane Wynne, Robert Crawford, Shay Lynch, Evan Foley, Arek Oberwan , Conor Floor. Congratulations also to their manager, Gareth Smith, who got rewarded for all the work he put in with them all season. Thanks to everyone who helped out in the clubhouse for the celebrations on Saturday evening. 

U-16 Boys: The lads had a big win in Aughavas on Saturday morning on a scoreline of 4-12 to 2-05. We play Dromahair at home this weekend please check with team officials for exact fixture.

 U-16 Girls: The girls play Annaduff in the semi final this week (Tuesday) and we will have a full report next week. Best of luck to Dermot, Ann & the team.

Golf Classic: The 20th Allen Gaels Golf Classic sponsored by Jinny’s Bakery/McGuire’s Holiday Cottages took place at the Ballinamore Golf Club on sat 27thSeptember. We had a great turnout of 18 teams all of whom enjoyed the excellent condition of the golf course. Our sincere thanks to Martin McCartin and the staff at the golf club for their hospitality on the day. We would like to thank our partners at the Allen Gaels Golf Society for all their help in planning and managing this key event, in particular captain Jimmy Egan and Chris Fahy for their efforts and guidance. Without the financial support of our sponsors we would have no classic and we offer our gratitude to the following backers of the classic, key sponsors Jinny’s Bakery/McGuire’s Cottages, Scollan’s/Gala, Henry Sorohan, Hillstreet Quarries, Westlink Coaches, Joe Gunning, K-wood, Keane Tiles, Keane Butchers, Stephen Reynolds, Noel Heron, Paddy Higgins, IFEC, SKC, Mick the Barber, Hubert McCormack, Sweet Geranium, Philip Nolan/In-house design, Paddy McManus, Monica’s, Largo foods, Mulvey’s Hardware, Gibbons/Centra, Setia construction, ST Electrical, Beau Park Law, DAD, Sean Beirne Painting, Drumshanbo Mart, the Mayflower, Lough Allen Hotel. A great night was had by all at the prize giving at Henrys. The winning team of Declan Loftus, Colm Loftus and Michael Keville had a great score followed closely in second place by Chris Fahy, Johnny Martin and Colin Griffin. In 3rd place was Tommy Mulvey, Jim King and Dermot Monaghan. Nearest the pin was Alan Carty and Neil Nolan drove the 3rd to win the longest drive. Our thanks to Henry for hosting us on the night and also for sponsoring a great meal at the clubhouse earlier in the day. Looking forward to the next 20 years.

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 08-12-15-28. The €20 winners were Michael Gilmartin, Pius Earley, Michael McCawley, Lisa Rinn and Tony Conway. The jackpot now stands at € 1,500. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

 Good Luck: Best wishes to Dromahair in the Connacht Club on Sunday in Pairc Sean where they face Ballyhaunis.


06/10/14

Division 2 & 3: We lost by 4 points away to St. Marys on Saturday in Division 3 & are fixed to play Melvin Gaels at home in our last league game this weekend. Please check elsewhere for the exact fixture. We play Bornacoola on Saturday at home at 5pm in the last round of Division 2. The Division 2 League Final against Carrigallen is fixed for Saturday week at 4:30pm in Ballinamore. 

U-12 Boys: The boys lost out narrowly to Kiltubrid last week and play Annaduff in a playoff this week. Good luck to all concerned. 

U-16 Boys: The lads overcame Annaduff on Friday evening by 6 points. Please check with officials for next fixture. 

U-16 Girls: The girls had a good victory over Drumkeerin last week. We are through now to the knock out stages so please check with team officials for further details. 

Blitz: The U-8 & U-10 girls had a blitz last Saturday in the park to round off the season in style. Many thanks to Kiltubrid & Glencar Manorhamilton who travelled on the day and provided great entertainment along with our own girls. A special thank you to Ann Flood & PJ O’Donnell for providing the food to everyone. A big thank you to Paul McGowan, Hugh McGovern, Dermot McDonagh, John Nolan and John Joe Cullen for their help on the day.  Finally well done to the girls & their coaches on their efforts all year and we hope to see all back again in the Spring. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 03-05-12-14. The €20 winners were Geraldine Moran, Connor McLoughlin, Jody Barry, Irene Yates and Josephine McCawley. The jackpot now stands at € 1,400. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

Co. Finals: Congratulations to Dromahair who were crowned intermediate champions on Sunday after knocking on the door for many years and to Melvin Gaels who won the 13 aside minor title. 

Club Meeting: There is a club meeting this Friday evening at 9pm. All club members welcome to attend.


29/09/14

Golf Classic: The Allen Gaels Golf Classic took place last Saturday in Ballinamore Golf Club. There was a great turnout on the day and many thanks to everyone who supported it. We will have a full list of winners and sponsors next week. 

U-12 Boys: The boys just lost out to Leitrim Gaels last week & we play Kiltubrid away this week. Good luck to all concerned. 

U-16 Boys: The lads lost out to St. Mary’s on Thursday on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-08. Good luck to the team in upcoming matches. 

U-16 Girls: The girls continued their winning ways with victory over Kiltubrid last week. We have one game left against Drumkeerin so please check with team officials for details of that fixture. 

Blitz: The girls have a blitz this Saturday in the park – please check with coaches for exact details. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 07-17-23-26. The €20 winners were Alan Foley, Naydene Beckett, Margaret McPartland, Kathleen McMorrow and Edel Kelly. The jackpot now stands at € 1,300. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

Co. Finals: Congratulations to Aughawillan who were crowned senior champions on Sunday for the first time in 20 years and to St. Felim’s who won the minor title. It was nice to see former manager, Frank McKeon, honoured during the afternoon as part of the Sean O’Heslins team that won the Leitrim County Final in 1964. Well done Frank. 

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the McGovern Family, Cornaroy on the sad passing of Paddy McGovern, who was laid to rest on Friday last. Sympathy is also extended to the McGovern Families, Roscunnish & Drumcoura on the death of Ann Marie McNerney in New York last week. May they rest in peace.


22/09/14

All Ireland Champion: Well done to senior team captain, Martin Raftery, on becoming All Ireland Junior Singles Handball Champion by defeating Paul Lambert of Wexford on Saturday in the Na Fianna Club in Dublin. Martin outlasted his opponent in a gruelling 2 & a half hour marathon match 16-21; 21-17; 21-19 to claim the title and to move on to the intermediate grade next year. This is Martin’s third All Ireland crown but his first in singles and congratulations to him on an outstanding achievement. 

St. Francis Ladies: Commiserations to the ladies who were well beaten by Oughteragh Gaels in the Intermediate Final on Saturday in Cloone. It was a game when nothing went right and the loss of Ciara McPartland early on to a serious shoulder injury set the tone for a disappointing evening. Oughteragh were clinical in their finishing and seemed to punish every mistake. We wish them well in the senior grade next year.  We also wish Ciara a full and speedy recovery. Well done to the girls and management team of Eamonn McGowan, Mary Beirne, Ray Duffy & Dessy Doyle on some fine performances during the year. 

U-12 Boys: The boys had a bye last week & play Leitrim Gaels this week. Good luck to all concerned. 

U-12 Girls: The girls completed their fixtures with a win over Mohill last week. Well done to the panel on their efforts all year and managers Ciara McTigue & Noel Moran. 

U-16 Boys: The lads lost out away to Leitrim Gaels on Friday on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-07. Good luck to the team & manager Micky McTigue in upcoming matches. 

Blitz: The U-8’s & 10’s took part in a blitz on Saturday in Mohill and had a very enjoyable day. Many thanks to the Mohill Club for a very well organised event. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 07-11-16-17. The €20 winners were Martin Beirne, Una McEvoy, Delia Mann, Irene McGovern and Neil Nolan. The jackpot now stands at € 1,200. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

Golf Classic: The Allen Gaels Golf Classic takes place this Saturday September 27th in Ballinamore Golf Club. Teams of 3 cost €75 and there is a timesheet in operation with slots available throughout the day. The Classic is sponsored this year by Jinny’s Bakery / McGuire’s Cottages and we would like to thank Pascal & Sinead for their very generous support.  Anyone interested in taking part;  providing sponsorship or helping out please contact Cyril McKeon, Neil Nolan or John Moran. Presentations will take place in Henry’s on Saturday night. 

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Gerard McGovern and Christine Evangelista who were married on Saturday. We wish them everything happiness together.


15/09/14

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies meet Oughteragh Gaels in the intermediate final on Saturday in Cloone so good luck the girls and management team of Eamonn McGowan, Mary Beirne, Ray Duffy & Dessy Doyle. Please check with club officials for exact throw in time. 

Junior A: We were pipped by Kiltubrid in the Junior Championship semi final on Friday evening in Cloone under lights on a scoreline of 2-06 to 2-05. We led at half time 2-05 to 0-03 and remarkably failed to register a score in the second period with a late, late goal costing us a place in the junior final. Goals from Nathan Flynn & Ciaran Walsh put us in control but a couple of late lapses and failure in front of the posts after the break proved crucial. Good luck to Kiltubrid in the final. The team was: Neil Nolan, Kyle Flynn, Andy Canning, Jason Loftus, Michael McGovern, Kevin Moran, Niall Beirne, Dylan McGowan, Alan McTigue, Nathan Flynn, Alan McKeon, Conor Tiernan, Alan Carty, Brian Gilroy, Niall Sorohan. Subs used: Ciaran Walsh, Alan Kelly.   

Division 2: We received a walkover from Kiltubrid on Sunday so have just one round of the league remaining against Bornacoola. Carrigallen’s win over Cloone also confirmed that we will meet them in the league final in a few weeks. 

U-12 Boys: The boys continued their winning ways with victory over Annaduff last week with a very good team performance. We have a bye this week. 

U-12 Girls: The girls had a good win over Dromahair on Thursday & have just a couple of remaining fixtures. Best of luck to the panel and managers Ciara McTigue & Noel Moran. 

U-16 Boys: The lads left it late against Carrigallen last week with a late rally ensuring victory on a scoreline of 5-08 to 3-09. Good luck to the team & manager Micky McTigue in upcoming matches. 

U-16 Girls: The girls earned a narrow win away to Annaduff last week and travel to Dromahair this week. Best of luck to the panel and management team Dermot McDonagh & Ann Flood. 

Handball: Best wishes to senior team captain, Martin Raftery, in the Junior All Ireland Final this weekend against Paul Lambert from Wexford. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 13-16-23-25. The €20 winners were Martin Beirne, Winnie Convey, Terry Mann, Josie Duignan and Rosie Casserly. The jackpot now stands at € 1,100. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

Golf Classic: The Allen Gaels Golf Classic takes place on Saturday September 27th in Ballinamore Golf Club. Teams of 3 cost €75 so please make an effort to get a team together as this is the 20th anniversary of the Gold Society. Anyone interested in taking part;  providing sponsorship or helping out please contact Cyril McKeon, Neil Nolan or John Moran.


08/09/14

Championship: Our championship run came to an end against Aughawillan in the senior semi final on Saturday in Pairc Sean on a scoreline of 0-16 to 1-09. We played really well in the opening half and should probably have a had a few more scores on the board leading by 1-05 to 0-06. Aughawillan got a grip of the middle of the park in the second half & we struggled to create enough chances to push on for victory. Despite the natural disappointment we made good progress this year with promotion to Division 1 and valuable championship experience gained for a very young team. Well done to the panel and management team of Paddy Higgins, Noel Beirne & Fergus Moran. 

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies overcame Drumkeerin in a thrilling intermediate semi final on Sunday on a scoreline of 5-11 to 4-13. It was a end to end entertainment served up by both sides and sees us through to meet Oughteragh Gaels in the final so good luck the girls and management team of Eamonn McGowan, Mary Beirne, Ray Duffy & Dessy Doyle. Please check with club officials for exact details of fixture. 

Minor Championship: St. Francis lost out to Kiltubrid in the semi final last Wednesday in Aughnasheelin on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-10. Well done to the team and managers Cyril McKeon & James Wynne on their performances this summer. 

Junior A: We play Kiltubrid in the Junior Championship semi final on Friday evening in Cloone at 8pm. Good luck to all involved. 

Division 2: We may have a league match at home to Kiltubrid this weekend. Please check fixtures with club officials. 

U-12 Boy’s: The boys started their campaign with a win at home to Melvin Gaels last week and we travel to Annaduff this week for the next round. Good luck to the players & manager Gareth Smith.

 U-12 Girls: The girls had a good win over Sean O’Heslins on Saturday & have just a couple of remaining fixtures. Best of luck to the panel and managers Ciara McTigue & Noel Moran.

 Handball: Well done to senior team captain, Martin Raftery, who had a busy weekend after lining out on Saturday evening he travelled to Limerick to defeat John Paul O’Connor on home soil 21-18, 20-21, 21-9 on Sunday morning to reach the M. Donnelly All Ireland Junior Final where he will play Paul Lambert of Wexford on September 20th.

 Lotto: The lotto jackpot was won again last week for the third time in 6 months. Congratulations to Helen Cullen, Dristernan who had the winning numbers drawn of 04-06-08-18 to scoop the €2,500 jackpot. The €20 winners were Dylan Nolan, Barbara Keane, Debra Keaney, Noelle Burke and Jim McGourty. The jackpot now returns to € 1,000. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

 New Arrival: Congratulations to Donncha & Oihana Lynch on the birth of their daughter, Haizea, in Australia at the weekend.

 Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Smith Family, Corryard Wood on the sad passing of Kevin’s mother, Bobbie Smith, who was laid to rest in Sligo last week. May she rest in peace.


01/09/14

Championship: We face Aughawillan in the senior semi final on Saturday evening at 6:30pm in Pairc Sean in our first appearance at this stage since 2006. Best wishes to the panel and management team of Paddy Higgins, Noel Beirne & Fergus Moran. Please turn out in big numbers to support the lads. 

Minor Championship: St. Francis overcame Annaduff away last Wednesday with a late Ciaran Walsh goal securing victory and we face Kiltubrid in the semi final this Wednesday (3rd) at 7pm in Aughnasheelin. Good luck to the team and managers Cyril McKeon & James Wynne. 

U-12 Boy’s: The boys started their campaign at home to Melvin Gaels in Monday night and we’ll have a report next week. 

U-12 Girls: The girls had a narrow loss against St. Josephs last week and play St. Mary’s away this week. Best of luck to the panel and managers Ciara McTigue & Noel Moran.

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies play Drumkeerin in the intermediate semi final this weekend so good luck the girls and management team of Eamonn McGowan, Mary Beirne, Ray Duffy & Dessy Doyle. Please check with club officials for exact details of fixture. 

Leitrim Ladies: Commiserations to the ladies who were defeated by Down after extra time in Mullingar on Saturday in the All Ireland Intermediate Semi Final.

 London Championship Final: Hard luck to Declan Gilhooly on Fulham Irish narrow defeat in the London Final on Sunday on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-09. Unfortunately Declan picked up an injury last week in the build up to the final but has had a great championship.

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 10-24-25-27. The €20 winners were Alison Smith, Rose McLoughlin, Sarah Walsh, Claire Barry and Sarah Beckett. The jackpot now stands at € 2,500. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

Club Meeting: There is a club meeting this Friday evening at 8pm. All club members welcome to attend.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Kelly Family, Convent Avenue on the sad passing of Martin Kelly who died in Dublin last week and also since sympathy to the Beirne Family, Drumleague on the death of Eileen Beirne who was laid to rest on Monday.


25/08/14

Championship: It was a great weekend on the field of play with the seniors defeating Kiltubrid in the senior quarter final on Saturday in Pairc Sean on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-06. The juniors produced a surprise on Sunday beating Aughavas in the Junior A 2-13 to 0-13. We are now drawn against Aughawillan & Kiltubrid respectively in the semi finals. Well done to both panels and management team of Paddy Higgins, Noel Beirne & Fergus Moran. 

Minor Championship: St. Francis overcame Bornacoola at home last Wednesday and we face Annaduff away this Wednesday (27th) at 7pm. Good luck to the team and managers Cyril McKeon & James Wynne. 

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies semi final is fixed for the weekend of September 7th so good luck to all concerned. 

Leitrim Ladies: Well done to the ladies who defeated Limerick in Banagher on Saturday in the All Ireland Intermediate Quarter Final & play Down in the semi this weekend. 

All Ireland Success: Congratulations to the Manorhamilton Area Girls who won the Community Games All Ireland Title at the weekend. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 08-11-17-28. The €20 winners were Mary Barry, Cathal McMorrow, Josephine McCauley, Mary Keenan and Mary Rudel. The jackpot now stands at € 2,400. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.


18/08/14

U-14 Boys County Champions: The U-14’s put in a tremendous display in the 13 aside final against Melvin Gaels on Thursday evening last in Pairc Sean to win the championship by a single point in a high scoring encounter 6-06 to 3-14. The lads showed great character and no little skill to overturn a defeat by the same opposition earlier in the summer. It was end to end stuff with both teams providing a great advertisement for underage football. Well done to the whole panel of players and managers Patrick McManus & Stephen Flynn. 

Division 2: Congratulations to the team & management on securing promotion to Division 1 last weekend. Our 1-13 to 0-05 victory away to Cloone on Saturday evening coupled with other results leaves us 5 points clear of third place with just 2 games remaining which guarantees our place in the league final. After missing out on promotion in each of the last 2 campaigns by a single point this now ensures a return to the top tier after 3 seasons in Division 2. Well done to the panel and management team of Paddy Higgins, Noel Beirne & Fergus Moran. 

Championship: We face neighbours Kiltubrid in the senior quarter final this Saturday in Pairc Sean at 6:45pm. The juniors play Aughavas in the Junior A  quarter final on Sunday in Ballinamore at 1:30pm. Best of luck all involved and please turn out in big numbers to support both teams. 

Minor Championship: St. Francis overcame St. Mary’s away last Wednesday and we face Bornacoola in Drumshanbo this Wednesday (20th) at 7pm. Good luck to the team and managers Cyril McKeon & James Wynne. 

U-12 Girls: The girls travelled to Glencar Manorhamilton on Thursday evening and lost out to a last minute goal. We have no game this week but should be out again on Tuesday the 26th. Best of luck to the girls and managers Ciara McTigue & Noel Moran. 

Minor Ladies: The girls lost narrowly against St. Mary’s last week on a scoreline of 4-04 to 2-04 and that now ends their interest in the competition. Well done to the girls and their trainer Eamonn McGowan. 

Leitrim Ladies: Good Luck to the ladies who play Limerick in Banagher on Saturday at 2pm in the All Ireland Intermediate Quarter Final. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 06-10-14-23. The €20 winners were John McGovern, Bernie Christie, Joe Gunning, Tom & Una McGovern and Seamus Keane. The jackpot now stands at € 2,300. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

New Arrival: Congratulations to Sharon and Raymond McGovern on the birth of their son, Kaiden, last week. 

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Higgins Family on the sad passing of Mairéad’s mother, Peggy Byers, who was laid to rest in Kircubbin, Co. Down this week.


04/08/14

Championship: It was a great weekend for all our adult teams in championship action with wins for the senior men against Carrigallen which puts us through to the quarter finals in a fortnight. The juniors win over Kiltubrid also puts in the quarter final draw in that competition. Finally the ladies had a good win over Annaduff on Sunday. Well done to all involved. 

U-14 Boys: The lads had a bye last Friday but play Kiltubrid away on Monday & Mohill at home on Friday this week. 

Minor Championship: St. Francis first outing is on Wednesday August 6th at 7pm in Drumshanbo against Carrigallen. 

U-12 Girls: The girls lost out to St. Marys last Thursday and next game is away to Glencar Manorhamilton. 

Minor Ladies: The girls lost narrowly against St. Josephs last week and are fixed to play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins this week. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 01-13-19-23. The €20 winners were Josephine McCawley, Margaret McMorrow, Sean Wynne, Margaret McTiernan and Alison Smith. The jackpot now stands at € 2,100. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.


28/07/14

Lotto: Congratulations to Eileen O’Reilly, Agharaskilly, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan who won the lotto jackpot of €4,800 last week while visiting town for the Summer School - the numbers drawn were 09-11-19-23. The €20 winners were Amy Crawford, Mary & Niall Sweeney, Patricia Gilroy, Bernie, Dominic & Terry and Annette Beirne. The new jackpot now stands at € 2,000. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

Championship: We play Carrigallen in Cloone this Saturday evening at 6pm in a must win game. The juniors play Kiltubrid in Ballinamore on Sunday at 12 noon. Best of luck to all involved. 

Division 3: We were beaten by Aughawillan on Wednesday evening at home. 

U-14 Boys: The lads had two good wins over Mohill and Aughavas last week. We have a bye this Friday but play Kiltubrid away on Monday next at 7pm.

 Minor Championship: St. Francis first outing is on Wednesday August 6th at 7pm in Drumshanbo against Carrigallen.

 Minor Ladies: The girls started their campaign with a home win against Gortletteragh on Thursday evening & we travel to play St. Josephs this week in the next round.

 Ladies Intermediate Championship: St. Francis ladies are back in action this weekend against Annaduff on Sunday – please check with officials for exact fixture details.

 Club Meeting: Monthly meeting takes place in the clubhouse this Friday at 9:30pm. All members welcome.


21/07/14

Division 2: We played a good old fashioned derby match against Ballinaglera on Saturday evening in front of a big crowd in the park. Playing with the breeze in the first half we started well & had points from Brian Mulvey, Danny Egan (2) and Alan Wynne in the opening 10 minutes. James Flynn added a point before Enda McGuire opened Ballinaglera’s account on 12 minutes. Nicholas Moore & Enda McGuire swapped points before Damian McGourty pointed for the visitors leaving it 0-06 to 0-03 after 20 minutes. Martin Raftery struck from play & Danny Egan slotted over a free to extend the lead. James Flynn then hit 2 lovely points from play in the 24th & 27th minutes as Enda McGuire with a free had the last score of the half to leave us leading 0-10 to 0-04 at the break. Ballinaglera opened brightly in the second period with the aid of the breeze pointing through Enda McGuire, Colm Maguire & Seamie McMorrow (2) to reduce the deficit. We then struck for a goal when Shane Beirne was on hand to scramble home. Anton McGourty replied with a point for the visitors but Nicholas Moore shot 3 quick fire points to put us in control again with 15 minutes remaining. However Ballinaglera were now dominant in the middle of the field and staged a recovery with Fergal Wynne pointing from play and Seamie McMorrow converting a penalty to narrow the gap. Danny Egan pointed a free on 54 minutes for our last score. Ballinaglera added points immediately from Padraig Clark & Fergal Wynne. Fergal Wynne then kicked a long range free in the last minute for the final score of the match. According to my notes & other spectators we had a point to spare but the only scoreline that mattered was that of the referee who had it level at 1-13 apiece. The game should benefit both teams with the championship just around the corner. 

Leo Kenny Cup: We had a good win over Drumkeerin last Tuesday evening in Drumkeerin on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-07 and now meet Corofin in the semi final on Tuesday (22nd) in Ballyhaunis. Good luck to the team and management. 

Division 3: We are fixed to play Aughawillan in Wednesday evening at home at 8pm. Good luck to the lads. 

U-12 Girls: The U-12’s travel to play Sean O’Heslins on Thursday evening 7pm. Good luck to all concerned. 

U-14 Boys: The lads lost narrowly in Kinlough against Melvin Gaels in the first round but recovered well to overcome Dromahair last week. We play Mohill away and Aughavas at home this week. Best of luck to the team & management. 

Minor Ladies: The girls are due to start their campaign with a home game against Gortletteragh on Thursday evening at 7pm. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week & the numbers drawn were 05-10-24-25. The €20 winners were Terry Cullen, Dristernan, Ella Gilmartin, Kilclare, Monica Delaney, Drumduff, Ann Sweeney, Carrick-on-Shannon and Philomena Dolan, Carrick Road. The jackpot now stands at € 4,800. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year. 

Get Well Wishes: We hope Caroline Quinn of Gortletteragh makes a speedy recovery after picking up a serious ankle injury in the park on Sunday.