2017 Notes

Monday, December 11th

St. Francis Ladies: Congratulations to Emma Dunne who collected the Senior Ladies Player of the Year Award at the Ballinaglera Dinner Dance on Saturday night.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 16-20-25-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: James Cullen, Drumkeelanmore; Carmel Smith, Drumshanbo; David Keaney, Aughacashel; Geraldine Heeran, Drumshanbo and Michael McMorrow, Dowra. 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.

Sympathy: The club extends deepest condolences to the Dooley Family, on the very sad passing of David Dooley, Dristernan, last week.

Monday, December 4th

U-16 Girls: The girls played the long awaited U-16 Final against Glencar Manorhamilton on Saturday in Leitrim Village. Unfortunately we could not overcome a very strong Manor team despite some very good performances from quite a few of the girls.

Allen Gaels got off to the perfect start when Caoimhe McGarry burst through the Manor defence and found the net after just 30 seconds. Olwyn Moore put another past the Manorhamilton keeper a few minutes later to put us into an early lead.

Unfortunately, we couldn’t push on and add to this lead. Manor kept the score board ticking over and started to take control of the game before the end of the first half. Just before the end of the first half Muireann Devaney found the net and stretched the lead to 5 points at the interval 1-10 to 2-02. Manor started the second half the way they ended the first and never looked back. Allen Gaels could never get to terms with the Manor forward line, in particular Muireann Devaney and Leah Fox who were both excellent. The final score was 2-16 to 2-04. All the girls played their hearts out and in particular the midfield partnership of Caoimhe McGarry and Roisin McGrenaghan who gave a powerful display, Caoimhe being our stand out player on the day. Olwyn Moore, Jaclyna Ozdobinska, Maria McGrenaghan and Lauryn McKeon all had very good performances also. Well done to the team on their efforts all year and a special thank you to Cara McTigue, Sinead Dolan & Eamonn McGowan for their work with the girls. 

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 06-09-21-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Kaila Lee Smith, Drumkeeran; Anna McGovern, Kilnagross; Elizabeth Smith, Tarmon; Pius Earley, Mount Allen and Nuala Maguire, Ballinaglera. 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.

Church Gate Collection: Many thanks to everyone who supported the club’s collection so generously last weekend.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Riona and Wayne Gilgunn on the birth of their daughter, Sadhbh, last week.

Sympathy: The club extends deepest condolences to the Malone Family, Dristernan on the sad passing of Christina in New York last week.

Monday, November 27th

AGM: The AGM took place in the clubhouse on Sunday evening last with over 40 people in attendance. Chairman Patrick McManus presided over the meeting and gave an overview of the year in his address. He complimented all teams along with their managers and thanked everyone who helped out all year, especially coaches and parents & those who helped out with raising finance  especially the Lip Sync Fundraiser and paid tribute to Berni Lynch, Sinead Dolan and Maeve Daly for their work on the biggest fundraiser of the year. Secretary, Sinead Dolan, gave a comprehensive report of the club’s activities and thanked all those who contributed to the efficient running of the club. Sinead covered every aspect of the club’s affairs in 2017 and did a great job in her first year in the post. Gareth Smith, presented a detailed financial report outlining income of €95,794.04 and expenditure of €79,886.41. He thanked all who helped fundraise during the year, especially our sponsors and reported that thanks to everyone’s efforts the club returned a healthy surplus. 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 Gareth Smith who was stepping down after serving 3 years  as treasurer. Chairman of Park Development, Fergal McPartland, reported on activities in park during the year and thanked a large number of people who assisted during the season. He gave special thanks to Eamonn McGowan and John Joe Cullen for their continued sterling work in the park. The election of officers then took place.  The following officers were returned for 2018 –Chairman Patrick McManus; Vice-chairman Alan Wynne; Secretary Sinead Dolan; Asst-Secretary Padraig Kenny; Treasurer John McKeon; Asst- Treasurer John Moran; Joint PRO’s Nicholas Moore/Fergal McPartland; Registrar Neil Nolan; Insurance Officer Kevin Nolan; Safety Officer: Noel Beirne; Co. Board Delegates Paschal Mooney, Eamonn McGowan; Coiste na nOg Delegates Mickey McTigue, Noel Beirne; Park Chairman Fergal McPartland; Coaching Officer Martin McGowan; IT Officer Aidan McKeon; Cultural Officer: Dessy Doyle; Children’s Officer: Gareth Smith; ASAP Officer: Noel Heron; Coiste na nOg Chairman: Stephen McWeeney; Coiste na nOg Secretary: Angus Fee. Thanks were paid to John Nolan and Berni Lynch who stepped down from Coiste na nOg after great work in the last few years. Noel Beirne made a short presentation on the new role of Health and Well Being Officer and it was agreed to fill the position at the first club meeting. There was a short discussion on the position of senior team manager, the nomination of Sean Pierson, as new manager was approved by the meeting. Sean was wished every success and he will appoint his own selectors in due course. The players committee of Shane Beirne, Nicholas Moore, Shane Walsh & Declan Lynch were congratulated for their efforts on this. Warm tributes were paid to outgoing manager, Kevin Nolan and his selectors Noel Moran & Paul Martin as well as kit man Kevin Lee. Underage managers were confirmed as follows: U-7 Boys: Kevin Nolan, Padraig Kenny, Shane McGovern; U-9 Boys: Damien McCabe, Neil Nolan; U-11 Boys: Stephen McWeeney, John Nolan; U-13 Boys: Cyril McKeon, Kenneth Dowler, Richard O’Loughlin; U-15 Boys: Farrell McKeon, Angus Fee; U-17 Boys: Micky McTigue, Fergus Moran, Noel Beirne. Paul Martin was announced as St. Francis Ladies manager and all other ladies appointments will be made at the first club meeting. We wish all officers and team officials every success in the year ahead. A number of club motions were discussed and passed. Former player, mentor, manager and administrator Brendan Canning was fondly remembered and sincere condolences passed to the Canning Family.

Underage Presentation & Awards: The Kevin Keane Annual Player of the Year Awards & medals to last year’s winning teams were presented in the Clubhouse on Friday evening, by Ryan O’Rourke and by Pauric Keane. The award winners were: U12 Girls Player of the year: Grace Harding  & Most Improved Player:  Rachel McCormack; U-12 Boys Player of the Year: Padraig Kane & Most Improved Player: Aidan Dowler; U13 Boys Player of the year:  Jake Tobin & Most Improved Player:  Arik Oberwan; U14 Girls Player of the year:  Megan Moran & Most Improved Player:  Grace McKeon; U15 Boys Player of the Year:  Brendan Gunning & Most Improved Player:  Daniel Curran; U16 Girls Player of the year:  Roisin McGrenaghan & Most Improved:  Ciara Lynch; U17 Boys Player of the Year: Chris Boyle McCrum & Most Improved:  David Gallagher. We would especially like to thank Ryan O’Rourke who presented the awards. A big thank you also to the Keane Family, for their continued support and to everyone who helped out on Friday, in particular the Coiste na nOg committee under chairman John Nolan and secretary, Berni Lynch and to all our underage coaches who give their time throughout the year. We want to pay tribute to John & Berni who are stepping down as chairman & secretary for all the hard work they have put into the club over the past couple of years. Also to the parents of the children who help out with transport among other things all year. As always thank you to Willie Donnellan for his patience. Finally we would like to thank all the local businesses who have supported our underage  teams with sponsorship during the year.

U-16 Girls: The girls are still waiting for the final where they play Glencar Manorhamilton. The game will hopefully be played this weekend so please check with club officers for details.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-06-09-18. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Blake Smith, Drumkeeran; Alan Foley, Carrick Road; Cara Syndicate, Drumshanbo; Phil McGowan, Drumshanbo and Laura Cronin, Drumcong. 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.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Katie & Barry Gunning on the birth of their son, James, last week.

Sympathy: The club extends deepest condolences to the Mulvey Family, Aughagrania on the sad passing of Packie Mulvey last week.

Monday, November 20th

LH Heating U-21 Championship: St. Francis lost out to Glencar Manorhamilton in the 13 aside final last Saturday in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-08. A slow start killed us and trailing 1-09 to -02 at the break left us with too much to do although the lads put in a great second half performance and finished very strongly. Wayne Reynolds & Caleb Duffy had our only 2 points of the opening half but a brilliant Ciaran Walsh goal just after the break gave us hope of a revival and although we got on top we didn’t score again until the impressive Cian Beirne pointed in the 42nd minute. A storming last quarter saw us hit 5 points through Ciaran Walsh, Wayne Reynolds (3) and Caleb Duffy but we had too much to do. Well done to the players for a great effort and thank you to Kevin Nolan, Paul Martin, Joe McMorrow & James Wynne for their work with the team.

U-16 Girls: The girls are waiting for the final where they play Glencar Manorhamilton. The game may be played this weekend so please check with club officers for details.

Underage Presentation Night: Please note that the underage awards take place in the clubhouse this Friday evening at 7:30pm sharp. The Kevin Keane Players of the Year Awards will be presented and light refreshments will be served.

AGM: The Club AGM takes place this Sunday November 26th at 5pm in the clubhouse. All members are urged to attend and any new members would be particularly welcome.

Leitrim U-16’s: Hard luck to Colin Moran &  the U-16’s who were beaten by Louth in the Fr. Manning Plate on Saturday on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-12.

Congratulations: Well done to the  Leitrim/Longford Over-40’s on their victory over Kildare in the All Ireland Masters Plate Final at the weekend.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 02-03-18-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Rose McLoughlin, Cartown; Gerry Cullen, Ballinaglera; Philomena McKiernan, Glangevlin; Seamus Doyle, Drumshanbo and Hazel Riley, Ballinaglera. 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.

Sympathy: The club extends deepest condolences to the Mahon, Kelly & Lynch Families on the sad passing of Michael B. Mahon in recent days. Sincere sympathy also to the Reynolds Family Ballinaglera on the passing of Bridget Reynolds, who was laid to rest on Sunday. Finally condolences to the Coggins Family on the death of Mrs. Bridie Coggins, formerly Drumderg, who passed away last week.

Monday, November 13th

U-21 Championship: St. Francis play Glencar Manorhamilton in the 13 aside final this Sunday at 12noon in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada. Best of luck to the team & management and hopefully we will see a good turnout of support for the lads.

Speedy Recovery: Best wishes to Kevin Moran, Aughnagallop who suffered a serious leg injury last week and will be laid up for a while missing the final. We hope to see him back on his feet very shortly.

U-16 Girls: The girls had a good win over St. Marys on Sunday morning last in Carrick . Best of luck now in the final where they play Glencar Manorhamilton. The game may be played this weekend so please check with club officers for details.

AGM: Please take note that the Club AGM takes place on November 26th at 5pm in the clubhouse. Anyone seeking nomination forms can contact the secretary at secretary.allengaels.leitrim@gaa.ie or at 087 – 6657856.

Leitrim U-16’s: Well done to the U-16’s who had a good win over Longford thanks to a late goal, 2-06 to 0-10, in the Fr. Manning Cup on Saturday. Best of luck to Colin Moran & the team when they travel to Longford to play Louth in the Plate Final next Saturday at 11:30am.

Commiserations: Hard luck to Pascal Gillard who lined out with the Sligo Over-40’s in the All Ireland Final at the weekend. They lost out to Mayo by 4 points in Ballymote.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 06-10-21-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Anna McGovern, Kilnagross; Blake Smith, Drumkeeran; Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Adrian Flood, Ashdale and Philip Buchanon, Letterkenny. 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.

Sympathy: The club extends deepest condolences to the Campbell Family, Roscunnish, on the sad passing of Frances Campbell last week.

Monday, November 6th

U-21 Championship: St. Francis had a good win over Kiltubrid in the 13 aside championship on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 4-13 to 2-12. We led 3-09 to 1-05 at the break and although Kiltubrid put in a strong second half performance we tagged on enough scores to take the points. Scorers were: Wayne Reynolds 0-09; Gareth Higgins 2-00; Cian Beirne 1-00; Niall McGourty 1-00; Ciaran Walsh 0-02; Kyle Flynn 0-01; Caleb Duffy 0-01. We have a bye this weekend and are now sure to finish top of the group. Best of luck to the team & management in the rest of the competition.

U-16 Girls: The girls had a great win over Glencar Manorhamilton last Thursday coming out the right side of a tight game with 2 points to spare . Best of luck to them in their remaining fixtures.

AGM: Please take note that the Club AGM takes place on November 26th at 5pm in the clubhouse. More details in coming weeks.

Leitrim U-16’s: Hard luck to the U-16’s who lost out to Meath in the Fr. Manning Cup on Saturday in a high scoring encounter. Best of luck to Colin Moran & the team when they travel to Longford to play the home side in the Plate Final next Saturday.

Connacht Club Championship:  Commiserations to Mohill who lost to Castlebar Mitchells on Saturday 0-16 to 0-11 after a fine performance..

Congratulations: Well done to Niall Morahan who was named Sligo Rovers U-17 Player of the Year last week.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 04-15-22-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Irene Duignan, Drumcong; Meryl, Noah, Saida, Aran, Drumshanbo; Adrian Smith, Drumkeerin; Eamonn McGowan, Drumshanbo and Debra Keaney, Aughacashel. 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.

Monday, October 30th

U-21 Championship: St. Francis had a comfortable win against St. Mary’s Bornacoola in the opening round of the 13 aside championship on Sunday morning in the park. A good start is half the battle and we led 3-06 to no score after 15 minutes & it was 3-10 to 1-00 at the break & we added a flurry of scores in the second half. Scorers were: Wayne Reynolds 2-08; Gareth Higgins 2-00; Cian Beirne 1-01; Niall McGourty 1-01; Kevin Moran 1-00; Padraig Clarke 1-00; Ciaran Walsh 0-02; Michael Crawford 0-01; Kyle Flynn 0-01; Ryan Crawford 0-01; Caleb Duffy 0-01. We play Kiltubrid away next Sunday morning at 12noon. Best of luck to the team & management.

U-16 Girls: The girls have a couple of games to play in what is the last underage competition of the year. Best of luck to them in their remaining fixtures.

AGM: Please take note that the Club AGM takes place on November 26th at 5pm in the clubhouse. More details in coming weeks.

Leitrim U-16’s: Hard luck to the U-16’s who lost out to Offaly in the Fr. Manning Cup on Saturday 3-12 to 2-10 but congratulations on a great performance away to Laois on Monday winning by 2-14 to 1-05. Well done to Colin Moran for representing the club so well  in the competition. Best of luck to the team when they travel to Meath next Saturday.

Connacht Club Championship:  Best wishes to Mohill who play Castlebar Mitchells away on Saturday next.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 05-15-18-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Seamus Keane, Drumshanbo; Aoife, James & Emma Barry, Drumshanbo; Terry Mann, Jamestown; Pauric Sweeney, Mahanagh and Louise Keaney, Aughacashel. 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.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Conor O’Brien & Irene McCormack on the birth of their son, Bobby, last week.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Moran Family on the very sad passing of Mrs Peggy Moran, Convent Avenue, who was laid to rest last Thursday. A guard of honour was performed at the church as a mark of respect and our thoughts & prayers are with Aidan, Fergus, Maeve, Ann & their families at this difficult time. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam. Sincere sympathy also to O’Rourke & Kehoe Families  on the sudden passing in London of Colm O’Rourke, Lisnabrack, Manorhamilton in recent weeks. May he rest in peace.

Monday, October 23rd

U-17’s: The lads lost out to Leitrim Gaels in the 13 aside championship final the weekend before last but they put in a great effort all summer. They were beaten by a physically stronger team but with the bulk of the squad underage for at least another year they will have better times ahead. We wish Aaron McCawley a speedy recovery after sustaining a serious injury in the semi final which ruled him out of the decider. Well done to all the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.

U-16 Girls: The girls game fell victim to the weather at the weekend. Best of luck to them in their remaining fixtures.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot on October 9th & the numbers drawn were 06-13-21-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Rosie Casserly, Drumshanbo; Peter Lynch, Derryhallow; Delia Mann, Jamestown; Bernie Gaffney, Drumkeeran and Andrew & Hazel Riley, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €1,500. There was no draw on October 16th as bingo was cancelled due to the weather and we will be back to normal this week. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

League Finals: Congratulations to Mohill & Ballinaglera on their wins in the Division 1 & Division 2 leagues respectively. Commiserations to Melvin Gaels and Leitrim Gaels. It was an especially important victory for Ballinaglera and their first silverware since 1996 so very well done to all concerned.

Table Quiz: A Table Quiz in aid of repairs to St. John’s Church, Church St., Drumshanbo will be held next Thursday, 26th October in The Lough Allen Hotel, Drumshanbo, starting at 9pm.  Table of Four – €40. There will be prize money and lots of spot prizes. Question – Setter : Brendan Canning. Question master : Dessy Doyle. St. John’s Church was built in 1829, and is one of Drumshanbo’s oldest buildings. Your support would be very welcome.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Clare & Donal McCabe on the birth of their daughter, Ailish Mary, last week.

Monday, October 9th

Brendan Canning: The news of the sudden passing of Brendan Canning was a huge shock to the club and the community, as it became known last Thursday morning. Brendan had a deep involvement in a wide range of voluntary community activities for over 50 years ranging from the GAA to the credit union to amateur drama. In sporting terms, he would be described today as a teenage prodigy. Brendan played in goals for St. Francis as a 16 year old for an historic Junior Championship success in 1963, a first for Drumshanbo. In 1965 he had the unique distinction of representing Leitrim at minor, U-21, junior and senior level in the same year while still in secondary school. He also won a Connacht Minor Hurling Championship medal with Leitrim at this time scoring 3 goals in the final. Indeed he joked that in the All Ireland Semi Final against Limerick which was a one sided affair, he was marked by future All Star & All Ireland Winner, Pat Hartigan, and the pair made a deal that late in the game Brendan would be given free passage to goal to put a gloss on the scoreline – It could only happen to Brendan! He represented Leitrim at senior level for a number of years & enjoyed further club success by winning a three in a row of Division 1 League Titles with Allen Gaels in 1973, 74 & ’75 and was part of that team which contested 6 league finals on the trot and lost a senior championship final in 1973 after a replay. He continued playing into the mid 1980’s and captained the club in the centenary year of 1984. Brendan was also a keen contributor to Scor and excelled in Question Time and was part of the legendary trips to England in 1985 to raise funds for the purchase of The Mayflower as a community centre. He served the club as team selector, referee, coach, Scor participant and he was a great man to pen a poem to celebrate a famous club victory or to contribute to match programmes. He was club secretary on a number of occasions and as recently as 2002 when the Club last won the senior championship and although Brendan would never have said it, he was hugely proud to see his son, Andy make the breakthrough to the senior team and collect a championship medal. One of Brendan’s greatest contributions to the club is often overlooked and that was the role he played in coaching & nurturing a young crop of players in the early 1980’s that would go on to enjoy great success at senior level in the years ahead. He was responsible for creating the ‘town league’ that brought on a generation of young players in that period. As a man, Brendan was fiercely loyal, utterly dependable and a straight talker – he wouldn’t always tell you what you wanted to hear but maybe it was what you needed to hear and there was always common sense & logic behind it. To those who knew him best it will be the quick wit and sense of fun that will be the abiding memory and we will miss those humorous exchanges most of all. The Club performed a guard of honour on Monday at his funeral and a minute’s silence was observed before the County Final on Sunday afternoon. The Club extends deepest condolences to Rosie, Trevor, Andrea, Trina  & Andrew, to his brothers John and Mel and sister, Joan, as well as the McGowan, McKeon & Guckian Families, his extended family & a wide circle of friends. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. 

U-17’s: The lads play Leitrim Gaels this Saturday at 12noon in the 13 aside championship final. Please turn out in numbers to support the team. Best of luck to the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.

U-16 Girls: The girls had a good win over Mohill on Saturday morning last. Best of luck to them in their remaining fixtures.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 08-15-26-27. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Chris McKenna, Drumkeerin; Margaret McPartland, Church Street; Helen Cullen, Drumshanbo; Teresa Fox, Aughaguinea and The Smith Family, Drumshanbo. 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.

County Finals: Congratulations to Mohill & Aughnasheelin on their wins in the senior & intermediate championship respectively. Commiserations to Glencar Manorhamilton and Leitrim Gaels in what were two very competitive & enjoyable matches.

Cairde Liatroma: This is a last chance for people to support the County Board Development Draw which begins next week. The club has a couple of tickets remaining so please contact any club officer for more details.

Monday, October 2nd

U-17’s: The lads had a great win over Glencar Manorhamilton in the park on Saturday in the championship semi final on a scoreline of 2-15 to 4-03. First half goals from Aaron McCawley & David Gallagher laid the foundation for victory and although Manorhamilton stage a second half revival the lads had enough in the tank to secure the win.  We now play Leitrim Gaels in the final possibly this Saturday so watch out for the fixture. Best of luck to the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching for the younger age groups wrapped up for the year with a blitz on Saturday morning with neighbours Kiltubrid. Many thanks to all the coaches who gave their time all year and well done to all the boys & girls who took part.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game continues every  Sunday evening in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-14-18-26. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Fintan Cullen, Tarmon; Michael John Gilmartin, Ballinaglera; Betty McKenna, Arigna PO; Philip Fox, Aughaguinea and Alan Foley, Maynooth. 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.

Cairde Liatroma: This is a last chance for people to support the County Board Development Draw which begins this month. The club has a couple of tickets remaining so please contact any club officer for more details.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Moran Family on the sad passing of Elizabeth (Lizzy) Moran, Drumhall who was laid to rest on Monday. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.

Monday, September 25th

Barna Recycling U-13 Boys 15 aside Shield Final: The boys were pipped at the last by Mohill after a thrilling encounter in Fenagh on Sunday morning with the final score 4-10 to 3-15. We led at the break by 3-08 to 2-09 after an end to end half with our goals coming from Mark Reynolds, Cian Dennis & Jake Tobin. Mohill started the better after the interval and levelled after 5 minutes. Ciaran McMorrow, who is just back from injury after a year on the sidelines, hit 2 quick fire points as the teams traded scores. A goal from Jake Tobin put us in the lead with time running out but Mohill struck a goal themselves in the last minute & added a point in injury time to seal the win. Well done to Cyril, Kenneth, Enda, Farrell and the team who played their hearts out not just on Sunday but throughout the championship. The team was: Rory O’Donnell, Fionn Gilraine, Padraig Keane, James O’Connor, Aiden Dowler, Damien Gilmartin, Karl Foley, Jake Tobin (2-01), Liam McGourty (0-03), Dean Cornyn (0-01), Mark Reynolds (1-02) Arik Oberwan (0-01), Ray McGarry, Hassan Deen Swarray, Cian Dennis (1-00), Daniel O’Loughlin, Ruairi Greer, Prezemek Zaremba, Ciaran McMorrow (0-02), James Rock, Thomas McKeon, Adam Casey.

U-17’s: The lads play Glencar Manorhamilton in the park on Saturday at 1pm in the championship semi final. Best of luck to the players and to Micky, Fergus & Noel.

U-15’s: Our playoff game against Dromahair in the Westlink Coaches Championship is fixed for Tuesday evening (the 26th) in Drumshanbo at 6:15pm. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads in that game.

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game resumes this Sunday October 1st in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-04-11-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Fintan Cullen, Tarmon; Louise Keaney, Aughacashel; Margaret Gaffney, Arigna; Nora T. Fox, Aughaguinea and Laura Cronin, Ballinamore. 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.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Máire & Brian Kielty on the birth of their daughter, Aifric, born in recent weeks.

Wedding Bells: Heartiest congratulations & best wishes to Rebecca Camp and Conor Higgins who were married in Hendon, London on Saturday. Here’s wishing the newlyweds every happiness together.  

Monday, September 18th

Annual Golf Classic: The Annual Allen Gaels Classic was held in Carrick Golf club last Saturday last and was a very successful club event with a large number of teams participating . A special word of thanks to our main sponsor Sean McTigue New York and also to the McGuire family for putting up the magnificent perpetual cup in honour of the late James McGuire. We had many other sponsors on the day including Beirne Coatings, Joe Gunning, K-wood, Paul Martin (OBN), Scollan’s Gala, Declan Moran, Bo Peep Preserves, IFEC, The Shed Distillery, Gibbons Centra, Enda McGloin, Tom Scollan, Little Wonders, Marius Takeaway, Setia Construction, Jinnys Bakery, Westlink Coaches, P McManus Construction. There were many great scores on the day with the team of Tommy Aherne, Declan Loftus and Jason Loftus winning out on the day. Best ladies team was Dolores Mulvey, Kathleen Loftus and Marian Fahy with longest drive going to Caleb Duffy and nearest the pin to Niall Loftus. A word of thanks to Captain of the Golf society Chris Fahy for all his help and the society in general for providing so many players on the day. The day was made all the easier thanks to excellent help and cooperation from Chris Lowe at the golf club.

U-17’s: No details of a fixture this week.

U-15’s: Our playoff game against Dromahair in the Westlink Coaches Championship is fixed for Wednesday evening (the 20th) in Drumshanbo at 6:15pm. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads in that game.

U-13 Boys: The boys lost out to Sean O’Heslins away on Wednesday evening last after a thrilling encounter with the final score 4-11 to 2-12. We played Ballinamore again this Monday in a play-off and turned the tables winning by 5-09 to 3-09. We now play Mohill in the Shield Final yet to be fixed. Well done to Cyril, Kenneth, Enda, Farrell and the team.

U-16 Girls: The girls have a bye this week

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.

25 Card Drive: Allen Gaels 25 Card Game resumes on Sunday October 1st in Aras Phadraig at 8:30pm. Please note the change of venue. Refreshments served.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-04-11-19. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Terry Fitzpatrick, Sligo; Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Sarah Beckett, Jamestown; Susan Gilmartin, Ballinaglera and Liam Burke, Kilclare. 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.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Annette & Barry Prior on the birth of their son, Senan, born last weekend.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Murray & Conway Families on the very sad passing of Bernard Murray, Carrick-on-Shannon and also to his teammates & friends in Carrick Hurling & St. Mary’s GAA Clubs. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

Monday, September 11th

Senior Championship: We came out the right side of the relegation playoff against Annaduff on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 1-08 to 1-05. The game looked to have fallen victim to the weather on Saturday evening but both clubs were anxious to get the game played and so tossed for home advantage with us winning the toss & the game was played in Drumshanbo. The playing conditions were difficult with wind & rain making life tricky for both teams. We got off to the better start with Ciaran Walsh snatching an opportunist goal in the seventh minute as we had the benefit of the cross filed breeze. Neil Nolan was called on to make a full length save and it was the 20th minute before Annaduff got off the mark with a free and a second placed ball 5 minutes later left the minimum between the sides. Nicholas Moore replied to stretch the lead but the visitors were reduced to 14 men with a red card just before the break which left the game finely balanced. Annaduff made light of the numerical disadvantage with their best spell in the opening 10 minutes of the second half when they struck for 1-02 with Ray Cox to the fore. At this stage they led 1-04 to 1-01 and were very much on top. As the game entered the last quarter we needed inspiration from somewhere and Nicholas struck a great long range point from play into the breeze to kick start a recovery. Ciaran Walsh added a point in the 49thminute and we began to move fluently at last with Nicholas hitting a great 45 followed by another point from play to put us ahead. Martin Beirne added 2 quick fire points one from play & one a free in the 56th & 57th minutes. Annaduff struck a point in the last minute but fittingly it was left to Nicholas Moore to complete the scoring from a free to give us an invaluable victory. Well done to the players and management on pulling out a big performance when it was needed most but it doesn’t disguise what was a very disappointing season. We all need to take stock over the winter and have a fresh approach for 2018.

Annual Golf Classic: The Club’s annual gold classic takes place this Saturday September 16th in Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club. Anyone interested in entering a team or being part of a team please contact Cyril at 086-8281413. Anyone interested in sponsoring a tee or a green please contact Paddy 086-8127197 or Neil 087-6674978.

U-17’s: We have a bye this week.

U-15’s: The lads had a great win over  St. Marys last week in the Westlink Coaches Championship on a scoreline of 4-07 to 1-14 . Our playoff game against Dromahair was to be played  on Monday but fell victim to the weather. No details of refixture as yet. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads in that game.

U-13 Boys: The boys lost out to St. Marys away on Wednesday evening last after a thrilling encounter with the final score 6-09 to 5-10. We play Sean O’Heslins away on Wednesday at 6:30pm. Good luck to Cyril, Kenneth, Enda, Farrell and the team.

U-16 Girls: The girls have a bye this week

Minor Ladies: The girls just lost out to St. Brigids by 3 points last Friday. There is no game this week.

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.

Lotto: There was one lucky winner of last week’s lotto jackpot & the winning numbers were 03-14-17-23. Congratulations to Pat Barry, Mahanagh who scooped €4,300. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Padraig Rinn, Drumsna; Eamonn McGowan, Dristernan; Debra Keaney, Aughacashel; Seamus Heron, Drumshanbo and Madeline Tansey, Geevagh. The jackpot will now start again at €1,000. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Woods Family, Carricknabrack & Cornaroy on the sad passing of Mick Woods last week. Deepest sympathy also to the Fanning Family, Dristernan on the passing of Anne Fanning in Canada recently. Finally condolences to the Wheatley Family, on the very sad passing of Maureen Wheatley, nee Earley, who was laid to rest in Athlone this week.

Monday, September 4th

Senior Championship: We lost out to Mohill in Carrigallen on Saturday evening in the last round of the championship on a scoreline of 0-21 to 2-04. We play Annaduff in the relegation playoff in Mohill at 12noon on Sunday. Best of luck to Kevin, Noel, Paul & the lads.

U-17’s: The U-17’s defeated Glencar Manorhamilton away last Monday on  scoreline of 4-09 to 4-07. We trailed 3-07 to 0-05 at the break but a stirring second half comeback saw us clinch an important win. Best of luck to Noel, Mickey, Fergus & the players.

U-15’s: The lads play St. Marys this week in the Westlink Coaches Championship. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-13 Boys: The boys had a good win over Mohill at home last  Saturday on a scoreline of 2-13 to 3-07. We play St. Marys away on Wednesday evening. Good luck to Cyril, Kenneth, Enda, Farrell and the team.

U-16 Girls: The girls game against Manorhamilton fell victim to the weather at the weekend. No details of this week’s fixtures please check with team mentors.

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 10-12-22-25. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Pete O’Rourke, Ballinaglera; Carmel Rinn, Drumsna; Michael Higgins, Highwood; Naydene Beckett, Drumshanbo and Martin McNally, Kilclare. The jackpot now stands at €4,300. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Annual Golf Classic: The Club’s annual golf classic takes place on Saturday September 16th in Carrick-on-Shannon Golf Club. Anyone interested in entering a team or being part of a team please contact Cyril at 086-8281413. Anyone interested in sponsoring a tee or a green please contact Paddy 086-8127197 or Neil 087-6674978.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Keane Family, Dristernan on the very sad passing of Barbara Keane last week. There was widespread shock and sadness in the community to learn of Barbara’s untimely passing and her good humour and positive outlook will be sorely missed. To Seamus, Sonya, Stephen, Sharon and the extended family we offer our sincere sympathy. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam dilis.

Monday, August 28th

Sponsorship: The Club would like to thank Joe Gunning of Conway’s Corner House and Drumshanbo Taxis for generously sponsoring a set of jerseys for the senior team.

Senior Championship: We play Mohill in Carrigallen on Saturday evening in the last round of the championship. Best of luck to Kevin, Noel, Paul & the lads.

St. Francis Ladies: The girls were just pipped by Oughteragh Gaels in the championship semi final on Saturday evening in Leitrim Village. After leading for most of the match 2 late goals were our downfall. Well done to Paddy, Eamonn & all the girls for their efforts all year.

Junior Championship: We were beaten by Gortletteragh 2-06 to 0-14 in the junior playoff on Sunday morning. We now face into a relegation play-off.

U-17’s: The U-17’s defeated Drumkeerin 2-14 to 2-15 on Thursday last and play Glencar Manorhamilton away this week. Best of luck to Noel, Mickey, Fergus & the players.

U-15’s: The lads beat Dromahair away last week in the Westlink Coaches Championship & play St. Marys at home next Monday. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-13 Boys: The lads play Mohill at home this Saturday at 12noon. Good luck to Cyril, Kenneth, Enda, Farrell and the team.

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.

Minor Ladies: The girls play Fenagh away this week. Best of luck to Dermot, Ann & the girls in the rest of the competition.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-09-12-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Pete O’Rourke, Ballinaglera; Theresa Cornyn, Dowra; Linda Duignan, Hartley; Maura Mulvey, Drumshanbo and Margaret McDonagh, Geevagh. The jackpot now stands at €4,200. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Best wishes: All in the club extend best wishes for a speedy recovery to Niamh McDonagh who broke her wrist playing for the minor ladies last week. Niamh has performed heroics between the posts for a number of teams all year so we hope to see her back in action very soon.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Gill, Tivnan & Leyden Families on the sad passing of Larry Gill, Leitrim Village last week.

Monday, August 21st

Senior Championship: We play Gortletteragh in Cloone on Friday evening in the next round of the championship. Best of luck to Kevin, Noel, Paul & the lads.

St. Francis Ladies: The girls play Oughteragh Gaels in the championship semi final on Saturday evening at 6:30pm in Leitrim Village. Best wishes to Paddy, Eamonn & the panel.

Junior Championship: We were beaten by Carrigallen in Ballinamore last Saturday evening in the second round of the championship. Best of luck to Paul & the squad in the remaining matches.

U-17’s: The U-17’s play Glencar Manorhamilton away on Thursday evening. Best of luck to Noel, Mickey, Fergus & the players.

U-15’s: The lads play Dromahair away this week in the Westlink Coaches Championship. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-12’s:It was a great win for the boys in the Mohill U12 blitz on Saturday, when they came away with the shield after coming from behind with a one point win over St Joseph’s.  The team was Ruairi Grier, James Rock, Shane McGovern, Calum O’Rourke, Fionn Gilrane, Aidan Dowler, Padraig Kane, Daniel O’Loughlin, Kian Dennis, Raymond McGarry, Conor McKeon and Sean McGovern.  Well done to the team mentors Farrell, Kenneth, Cyril and Enda.  Many thanks to Mohill for hosting the games.

Minor Ladies: The girls lost their opening match against Glencar Manorhamilton last week. Best of luck to Dermot, Ann & the girls in the rest of the competition.

U-16 Girls: The U-16’s made a winning start with a 4-07 to 2-03 victory over Aughawillan on Thursday evening. Best of luck to the squad in the remaining games.

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 08-15-25-27. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Eileen O’Toole, Drumshanbo; Theresa McCawley, Dowra; Pius Earley, Mount Allen; J. McManus, Drumshanbo and Jim Casey, Keadue. The jackpot now stands at €4,100. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Winning Down Under: Congratulations to former club captain and playing great, Donncha Lynch, who is still producing the goods by leading Cormac McAnallens to the New South Wales Senior B Championship in Sydney on August 13th.

Monday, August 14th

Senior Championship: We were defeated by Melvin Gaels on Saturday evening in Pairc Sean by  1-12 to 1-05. It was a positive performance but the small squad is struggling now with injuries starting to take a toll . The senior championship takes a welcome break this weekend.

Junior Championship: We were beaten by St. Mary’s on Sunday morning and play Carrigallen in Ballinamore this Saturday at 5:30pm.Best of luck to Paul & the squad.

U-17’s: The U-17’s play Drumkeerin at home on Monday next & Glencar Manorhamilton away next Thursday evening. Best of luck to Noel, Mickey, Fergus & the players.

U-15’s: The lads lost to St. Josephs at home last week in the Westlink Coaches Championship and travel to Dromahair on Thursday in the next round. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-13’s: The boys were beaten by St. Brigids on Thursday evening. Best of luck to Kenneth, Cyril, Enda, Farrell & the lads in their remaining matches.

St. Francis Ladies: The girls are drawn against Oughteragh Gaels in the semi final on Sunday week. Fixture details next week.

Minor Ladies: The girls competition kicks off this week with a home tie against Glencar Manorhamilton. Best of luck to Dermot, Ann & the girls. .

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching continues this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls.

Club Website: The website has been down recently but thanks to Aidan McKeon it is back with a new address www.allengaels.com

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 08-22-25-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Alan Foley, Drumshanbo; Theresa McCawley, Dowra; Mary Harte, Ballinamore; A. McGovern, Glangevlin and Jacinta Molloy, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €4,000. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the McCabe Family, Derrintonney, on the sad passing of Sean McCabe, Eslin Bridge who was laid to rest in Mohill at the weekend.

Monday, August 7th

Senior Championship: We lost out to Aughawillan on Saturday evening in Ballinamore by  2-13 to 0-07. Again this week the scoreline probably doesn’t reflect the match as we were level well into the second half when a couple of injuries had a big bearing but obviously to fade out again is a big worry. We play Melvin Gaels in Pairc Sean on Saturday evening in the next round. Best of luck to Kevin, Paul, Noel, Kevin & the lads.

Junior Championship: We play St. Mary’s on Sunday morning at 12noon in Leitrim Village. Best of luck to Paul & the squad.

U-17’s: The U-17’s went down to Leitrim Gaels on Wednesday night last in a re-arranged game. We play Glencar Manorhamilton away next Monday evening. Best of luck to Noel, Mickey, Fergus & the players.

U-15’s: The lads play St. Josephs at home this week in the Westlink Coaches Championship. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-13’s: The boys were well beaten by Glencar Manorhamilton away last week although we were short a few due to holidays. We host St. Brigids on Thursday evening. Best of luck to Kenneth, Cyril, Enda, Farrell & the tlads.

St. Francis Ladies: The girls were drawn against Oughteragh Gaels in the semi final in a couple of weeks. More details next week.

U-16 Ladies: The girls competition is due to start shortly as is the minor competition so please look out for the fixtures.

U-8’s & 10’s: Coaching resumes this Saturday at 10 am for all boys & girls after a short break.

Club Website: The website has been down recently but thanks to Aidan McKeon it is back with a new address www.allengaels.com

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-16-22-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Cathal McMorrow, Drumshanbo; Jonathon Boylan, Lough Allen; Linda Duignan, Carrick-on-Shannon; Michael Rynn, Ballinaglera and Geraldine Heeran, Carrick Road. The jackpot now stands at €3,900. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

New Arrivals: Best wishes to Grainne & Enda Monaghan on the birth of twins, Cooper and Kayden, last week.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Kevin and Karina McCormack who were married at the weekend. We wish them both every happiness together.

Monday, July 31st

Senior Championship: We lost our first championship match against Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in Cloone on Sunday on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-08. After a good first half that saw us lead 0-07 to 0-06 we never got going after the interval. We now face Aughawillan on Saturday evening at 7pm in Ballinamore. Best of luck to Kevin, Paul, Noel, Kevin & the lads.

U-17’s: The U-17’s play Leitrim Gaels on Wednesday night at 7pm. Best of luck to Noel, Mickey, Fergus & the players.

U-15’s: The lads won a thrilling game on Monday night when they overcame Gortletteragh in the park by 5-10 to 6-06  in the Westlink Coaches Championship. Well done to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-13’s: The boys just lost out to Annaduff last week on a scoreline of 1-12 to 5-02. There is no game this week.

St. Francis Ladies: The girls were drawn against Oughteragh Gaels in the semi final in a couple of weeks. More details next week.

U-16 Ladies: The girls competition is due to start next week so please look out for the fixtures.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 04-17-27-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Eileen O’Brien, Gowel; Delia Mann, Jamestown; Michelle Duignan, Drumcong; JJ Cullen, Drumshanbo and Colm O’Brien, Galway. The jackpot now stands at €3,800. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to James Keane and Ciara Doonan who were married in Aughawillan at the weekend. We wish them both every happiness together.

Monday, July 24th

Senior Championship: The championship kicks off this weekend with a game against Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in Cloone on Sunday at 12noon. Best of luck to Kevin, Paul, Noel, Kevin & the lads.

U-17’s: The U-17’s had no game this week as Annaduff were unable to field on Monday evening. No details of next fixture as yet.

U-15’s: The lads lost out to Cill Mhoir Gaels in Ballinamore on Thursday last in the Westlink Coaches Championship. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads in their next outing.

U-13’s: The boys are out on Thursday evening with a home game against Annaduff at 7pm. Best of luck to theteam & Cyril, Kenneth, Enda & Farrell.

U-16 Ladies: The girls competition is due to start the first week of August – more details next week.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 06-07-24-27. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Chris McKenna, Drumkeeran; Bridie McPartland, Ballinaglera; Sue O’Donoghue, Keshcarrigan; Bridgie Brogan, JDrumshanbo  and Mary McManus, Deffier. The jackpot now stands at €3,700. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Wedding Bells: Heartiest congratulations to Alan Kelly and Helen Broderick who were married in Tralee at theweekend. We wish Alan & Helen, who are both involved in the club, every happiness together.

Sympathy:  The Club extends deepest condolences to the McHale Family, Carrick Road on the sad passing of Lena McHale this week. Sincere sympathy also to former player, Padraig Fitzsimons, Annaduff, on the sad passing of his father Padraig Snr., who was laid to rest in Tullamore on Monday. May they rest in peace.

Monday, July 17th

St. Francis Ladies:  The ladies continued their strong start in the Intermediate Championship with a 2 point win over Oughteragh Gaels in Mohill on Sunday. That victory puts us through to the semi final in a couple of weeks time. Well done to Paddy, Eamonn and the panel.

Division 1: The lads just came up short in the battle to avoid the drop and put in a couple of huge performances over the past week. A good home win over Gortletteragh on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-06, Shane Walsh with both goals, gave us hope but defeat against Glencar Manorhamilton by 1-10 to 0-09 on Saturday evening sealed our fate. A couple of huge decisions went against us in that game and 6 points from Martin Beirne wasn’t enough to bridge the gap. On the plus side, though numbers are limited, the lads have put in a couple of very encouraging performances in the lead up to the championship. 

U-17’s: The U-17’s resumed the championship with a trip to Dromahair on Sunday and came away with thepoints after a 4-14 to 4-07 victory. Well done to Noel, Micky, Fergus & the lads.

U-15’s: The lads play Cill Mhoir Gaels in Ballinamore on Thursday at 7pm in the Westlink Coaches Championship. Best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-13’s: The boys were caught with a late goal in Gortletteragh on Thursday evening and lost out 4-07 to 2-10. No details of the next match.

U-12 Girls: The girls played their last game at the weekend and just lost out to Dromahair in St. Osnat’s Grounds on a scoreline of 4-04 to 1-10.Well done to all the girls for their effort & commitment  in all thegames – Leah McLoughlin, Erin McCauley, Katie McManus, Rachel McCormack, Ella Guckian, Aoibhe McGarry, Grace Hopkins, Laoise Dowler, Grace Harding, Aoife McGovern, Lisa McGovern, Hayley Woods, Aoife Nolan, Lilita O’Brien, Elizabeth Flynn, Aoibheann McGowan, Ella Casey, Laoise McManus, Katie McGarry. A special thank you to the parents travelled to the matches and of course a big thanks to Paul McGowan, Berni Lynch & Sinead Dolan for looking after the team so well.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp was a big success with 180 boys and girls participating. Well done and thank you to Enda Lyons & his team of coaches for running a great camp all week.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 04-11-21-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Joanne Barry, Roscunnish; Patsy Cullen, Drumkeelan; Debra Keaney, Aughacashel; Delia Mann, Jamestown  and Terry Beckett, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €3,600. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy:  The Club extends deepest condolences to the McPartland Family, Church Street on the sad passing of Noel’s sister, Rosaleen Brennan, who was laid to rest in Dublin this week.

Monday, July 10th

Longford Leitrim U-12’s: Congratulations to the U-12’s who had a great win over Clonguish in the Division 3 Final on Sunday evening in Pairc Sean. The lads put in a great team performance and came up with crucial goals when they were needed to win by 2 points. Raymond McGarry with a hatrick led the way & further goals from Kian Dennis, Daniel O’Loughlin and the late winner from Padraig Kane made for a memorable victory. Well done to the full panel of Rory Grier, James O’Connor, James Rock, Fionn Gilrane, Adam Casey, Padraig Kane, Aidan Dowler, Daniel O’Loughlin, Kian Dennis, Raymond McGarry, Thomas McKeon, Calum O’Rourke, Conor McKeon, Sean Nolan, Oran Foley, Shane McGovern, Cathal Kenny, Josh McWeeney. Thanks to the mentors who looked after the team Cyril McKeon, Kenneth Dowler, Enda Gilrane & Farrell McKeon.

U-14 Ladies Final: The girls came up just short against Glencar Manorhamilton in the U-14 Final played last Thursday evening in Dromahair on a scoreline of 3-10 to 2-08. Manorhamilton had the edge in scoring power and led at the interval but the girls put in a stirring fight back after the break and despite their best efforts couldn’t get enough scores to bridge the gap. Some outstanding goal keeping from Niamh McDonagh kept us in with a shout and a second half goal from Olwyn Moore along with the accurate free taking of Megan Moran just wasn’t enough. Then panel was Niamh McDonagh, Rosalyn Kane, Niamh Morahan, Kaitlyn Dolan, Laoise Fee, Jacquelina Ozdobinska, Maria McGrenaghan, Edel O’Donnell, Megan Moran, Olwyn Moore, Lauren McKeon, Rachel McGarry, Sarah McLoughlin, Grace McKeon, Abby Collins, Étàin O’Connell, Chloe Gilmartin, Aoife Nolan, Ava McGarry, Grace Hopkins, Grace Harding, Katie McManus, Amy O’Donnell, Ava Logan, Jessica Rock. Well done to Ciara McTigue and Sinead Dolan who looked after the girls all year. One final note, the pitch was very heavily sanded and it made playing conditions very difficult for both teams and indeed both sides deserved better for a championship final.

St. Francis Ladies:  The ladies got off to a great start in the Intermediate Championship with a win over Mohill on Sunday in Ballinamore on a scoreline of 6-07 to 4-09. A good start is half the battle and 3 goals in theopening quarter gave us a cushion and despite a spirited comeback from Mohill we held on for a crucial win. Well done to the girls and to Paddy & Eamonn. Next up is Oughteragh Gaels in Mohill next Sunday at 12noon.

Division 1: Another blitz of fixtures this week with a home game against Gortletteragh on Wednesday evening at 8pm in the park and we travel to Manorhamilton on Saturday for the final round of the league at 7pm. Best of luck to Kevin, Noel, Paul and the lads.

Division 3: The lads completed the league programme with a win in Glenfarne on Sunday with the score 4-10 to 2-10. Goals from Caleb Duffy, Gareth Higgins, Wayne Gunning & Ciaran Walsh got us over the line. Strangely there is still a game outstanding which has a bearing on relegation so the final league placings are not yet known.

U-17’s: The U-17’s kicked off the championship at home to Leitrim Gaels on Monday evening but unfortunately the game was abandoned after only 10 minutes when a serious accidental clash of heads, resulted in both our own Colin Moran and Leitrim Gaels, Jack Flynn, being taken away by ambulance after a sickening collision. We wish the 2 lads a speedy and full recovery. Many thanks to everyone who helped out at the pitch especially Dr. Declan Loftus who attended to both players.

U-15’s: We played out a very enjoyable draw with Fenagh last week in the Westlink Coaches Championship with the scores tied at 3-09 apiece so well done to the lads. There is no game this week.

U-13’s: The boys had a good win over Leitrim Gaels in the park on Monday evening on a scoreline of 3-09 to 2-08. We play Gortletteragh away this Thursday evening at 7pm. Best of luck to all.

U-12 Girls: The girls play St. Marys on Tuesday so we’ll have a report next week. Best of luck to Paul and theteam.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp again has record numbers with 180 boys and girls enjoying thecoaching until Friday.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: With the Cul Camp running this week and the Joe Mooney next week there is a short break from the Saturday morning sessions which will resume on August 12th.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 04-11-21-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Joanne Barry, Roscunnish; Patsy Cullen, Drumkeelan; Debra Keaney, Aughacashel; Delia Mann, Jamestown  and Terry Beckett, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now stands at €3,500. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy:  The Club extends deepest condolences to the Moran, McTigue, Keaney & McNabola Families on the very sad passing of Vincent Moran, Drumkeelanmor, who was laid to rest last week. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Monday, July 3rd

Leitrim U-14 Girls All Ireland Champions: Congratulations to the team & management on winning the All Ireland B Final against Armagh on Saturday on a scoreline of 8-12 to 4-03. It was an outstanding team performance and a special word for the girls from the club who represented the county so well in recent months Niamh McDonagh, Niamh Morahan, Olwyn Moore, Lauren McKeon, Rosalyn Kane, Edel O’Donnell, Jacquelina Ozdobinska & Laoise Fee.

U-14 Final: Best of luck to Ciara & the girls in the U-14 Final this Thursday evening in Dromahair against Glencar Manorhamilton.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp in Drumshanbo takes place next week from July 10th to 14th. Please note this year that no registrations will be accepted on the morning of the camp and all bookings must be made in advance. Please book online at www.leitrimgaa.ie . This is the final opportunity to book a place.

Division 3: We play Glenfarne away this Sunday at 12noon in the last round of the league. Best of luck to Paul and the lads.

U-17’s: The U-17’s kick off the championship at home to Leitrim Gaels next Monday evening at 7pm. Best of luck to Fergus, Noel & the lads.

U-15’s: We lost out to Manorhamilton away last week & host Fenagh this week so best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

U-13’s: The boys are out on Thursday with a home match against Leitrim Gaels in the park at 7pm. Best of luck to all.

Longford Leitrim U-12’s: The lads match against Northern Gaels didn’t go ahead last week as the visitors couldn’t field. Good luck to the team & management in the remaining games.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am.

Community Games: Hard Luck to the Drumshanbo Area U-10 Boys Community Games Soccer Team who were beaten on penalties after extra time by Galway opposition in the Connacht Finals on Saturday.

Leitrim Minors: Hard luck to Caleb Duffy & the minors who lost out to Sligo on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-07 on Wednesday last.

Leitrim Ladies: Commiserations also to the ladies who lost out to Sligo in the Connacht Intermediate Final at the weekend..

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 13-17-18-22. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Jody Barry, Roscunnish; Joe Gilmartin, Arigna; Pius Earley, Mount Allen; Ann Mulvaney, Glangevlin and Berna Gibbons, Keadue. The jackpot now stands at €3,400. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Marian & Colm McWeeney on the birth of their son, Dylan last week.

Brian Clarke Care Fund: Well done to all involved in this fundraiser which was a great success.

Monday, June 26th

Division 1: We suffered 2 defeats in the last week that leave us rooted to the bottom of the table. On Wednesday night against Fenagh we lost an extraordinary game 2-13 to 6-04. We led 1-08 to 2-01 at thebreak but in the second half a missed penalty, hitting the woodwork & a couple of gilt edged chances missed, saw us the wrong side of the result. Scorers on the night were: Shane Beirne 1-02; Martin Beirne 1-02; James Flynn 0-03; Nicholas Moore 0-03; Ciaran Walsh 0-01; Brian Mulvey 0-01; Kyle Flynn 0-01. On Saturday evening we lost out to St. Mary’s in Carrick on a scoreline of 3-15 to 0-14 when we played some good football but were again punished at the back. St. Mary’s led 0-09 to 0-05 at the interval but found the net immediately after the break and went on to claim the points despite a brave effort from the 14 men. Scorers: Martin Beirne 0-06; Martin Raftery 0-03; Brian Mulvey 0-02; James Flynn 0-01; Brian Moran 0-01; Ciaran Walsh 0-01. Great to see Martin Beirne back for the first time this year after a serious injury. In terms of thefixtures, although it was known for some time that there would be Wednesday night games, it certainly wasn’t expected that matches would be fixed for the Wednesday after the Connacht Semi Final, asking county panellists to play 3 games in 6 days and the week before the Minor Semi Final, ensuring county minors would miss 2 crucial league games. Lessons need to be learned.

Division 3: We were well beaten by table toppers Mohill at home on Sunday morning.  With resources stretched to the limit well done to the lads for fielding in difficult circumstances as it would have been easier to concede the points. Many thanks to Mohill physio, Orla Gordon, who treated Oisin Dolan for a back injury which ended his involvement and we wish Oisin a speedy recovery.

U-15’s: We travel to Manorhamilton on Tuesday evening to play the home side so best of luck to Gareth, Kevin & the lads.

Longford Leitrim U-12’s: We had a great win over  St. Mary’s last Thursday evening and are at home again this Thursday evening at 7:30pm when we host Northern Gaels. Good luck to the team & management.

U-12 Girls: The girls made the trip to Carrigallen to play St. Josephs last week and lost out after a good match. Best of luck to the girls in the upcoming games. 

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: We hosted Melvin Gaels in the park on Saturday morning in a series of very enjoyable games so well done to all the boys and girls from both clubs.  Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp in Drumshanbo takes place from July 10th to 14th. Please note this year that no registrations will be accepted on the morning of the camp and all bookings must be made in advance. Please book online at www.leitrimgaa.ie .

Leitrim U-14 Girls: Best wishes to the team & management on reaching the All Ireland B Final against Armagh which is fixed for Saturday.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 14-15-18-21. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Teresa McCawley, Dowra; Gerry Kelly, Carrick-on-Shannon; Mary Moran, Keshcarrigan; Elisabeth Flood, Cavan and Rose McLoughlin, Carrick-on-Shannon. The jackpot now stands at €3,300. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Lauretta Lee & Gareth Cummins who were in Drumshanbo on Saturday. We wish them every happiness together.

Brian Clark Care Fund: Just a reminder that this very special fundraising night takes place on Saturday July 1stin the Lough Allen Hotel.

Monday, June 19th

Division 1: Our next league game is a home fixture against Fenagh St. Caillians this Wednesday June 21st at 8:30pm in the park. We also play St. Mary’s away on Saturday evening at 7pm. Best of luck to the lads in both matches.

Div 3: We lost out narrowly to Drumkeerin on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-13. We play Mohill at home this Sunday at 12noon. Best wishes to Paul & his squad. There seems to be a mad rush to complete fixtures some players will have played 4 games in 8 days come Sunday!    

Longford Leitrim U-12’s: We had a great win over  Shannon Gaels last Thursday evening on a scoreline of 7-11 to 2-17. We host St. Mary’s on Thursday evening at 7pm. Good luck to the team & management. 

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp in Drumshanbo takes place from July 10th to 14th. Please note this year that no registrations will be accepted on the morning of the camp and all bookings must be made in advance. Please book online at www.leitrimgaa.ie .

U-14 Girls: Well done to the girls on reaching the U-14 Final where we play Glencar Manorhamilton. Thegame is due to be played the first week of July but no fixture is yet available. Best of luck to Ciara & the team.

Leitrim U-14 Girls: Best wishes to the team & management on reaching the All Ireland B Final against Armagh which is fixed for July 1st but no venue or time as yet.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 10-17-19-25. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Charlie McCormack, Ballinamore; Joanne Logan, Creenagh; Anthony McNulty, Ardcolum; Susan Gilmartin, Ballinaglera and Rosemary Goldrick, Kiltoghert. The jackpot now stands at €3,200. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Brian Clark Care Fund: Just a reminder that this very special fundraising night takes place on Saturday July 1stin the Lough Allen Hotel.

Monday, June 12th

‘Lip Sync’ Fundraiser: Following on from the success of this event on the June Bank Holiday Weekend theclub would like to sincerely thank the following sponsors: Drumhierney Lodge, Leitrim Village; Paul Martin, OBN Financial Services; Corrib Oil; Fenciit.ie; Colm Martin Carpentry, Keadue; Conway’s Corner House; Macs Active; Kiltubrid GAA; Leitrim Marina Hotel; ELCI Lough Allen; Fran Curran Tiling; Breda Duffy, On Your Feet Dance Company; KWood Joinery;  Leitrim GAA; Gordon Hughes Property; Cllr. Gerry Dolan; Ivan Keaney Photography; George Lynch & Sons Solicitors; Carrig Brewing Company; Miranda Burke Physical Therapy Clinic; Crumbs Sandwich Bar; An Tostal Festival Drumshanbo; Enda Horan Heating & Plumbing; Bernard Goldrick Grass Cutting; Andelise Curtains & Blinds; Brian Duignan Photography; Cllr. Paddy O’Rourke; TheMiners Bar Arigna; Oliver Kelleher Castlebar; The Barrelstore; Mairead McGuinness MEP; Mossey’s Lodge, Effrinagh; Mariu’s Takeaway Drumshanbo; Murtagh’s Bar; McCabe Butchers, Keadue; Martin Kenny TD; Supermac’s Carrick-on-Shannon; St. Ronan’s GAA; Talk n Tech Drumshanbo; Jetwash Ltd. Carrigallen; Kennedy’s Service Station; Cllr. Brendan Barry; Reynolds Window Cleaning; SKC Providers Limited; Wealthwise Financial Planning; Declan Keville Bookkeeping Services; Cllr. Finola Armstrong-McGuire; Arigna Mining Experience; A & C Country Jiving Dance Classes; Gunning Construction; Drumshanbo Athletic Club; CD Carrick Commercials Ltd; Centra Drumshanbo; McPartlan Plastering, Drumkeeran; Setia Construction; Westlink Coaches; Gilheany & Co. Chartered Accountants & Registered Auditor; Henry’s Haven; O’Donnell Electrical; Ray Gilmartin Agri Consultancy; Modern Designs Ltd, Carrigallen; Gilrane & Associates, Agricultural, Environmental & Rural Consultants; Mal Guckian Heating & Plumbing; MDH Electrical Ltd; Lough Eske Castle, Donegal; Glancy’s Bar, Carrick-on-Shannon; McKiernan Architects; The Magnet; Brendan Fitzpatrick Plant Hire; Matt Carthy MEP; Ronan Tiernan Electrical; Stripe Marketing; Morgan Shanley & Derek Foley Fitted Kitchens; REA Brady Real Estate; ST Electrical; Kerrigan Quarries; The Village Barber; Little Wonders Montessori Drumshanbo; The Leitrim Lodge; Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan MEP; ECO Home Insulation Ltd. Moyne; Bits n Bites Cakes & Catering; SJE Make Up; Christiane & Padraig Gunning; Serena & Owen McCarthy; Berry’s Tavern; Cox’s Pharmacy; Wispy’s Carrick-on-Shannon; Valeo Foods; Pallas Foods; Q2 Carrick-on-Shannon; Cafe Lounge Carrick Cineplex; Janet Dillon, Abbey Foods; Gartlands; Crescendo; Tayto Park; Value Centre; Michael Scollan; Breedge McGovern; Pat’s Carpets; Drumshanbo Carpentry, Maintenance and Repairs; Largo Foods; John C. Brow Ltd. t/a Brow Packaging.  Once again a huge thank you to the organising committee who worked tirelessly over recent months – Bernie Lynch, Neil Nolan, Sinead Dolan, Paul Martin, Aideen Kane, Declan Lynch, Oisin Dolan, Maeve Daly, Pauric Keane, Stephen McManus & Patrick McManus. Special thanks also to choreographer, Breda Duffy, who put in hours of hard work behind the scenes and finally to all who supported the event on the night and made it such a memorable occasion.

Division 1: Our next league game is a home fixture against Fenagh St. Caillians on Wednesday June 21st at 8pm in the park. Best of luck to the lads.

Div 3: We had a narrow win over Dromahair in St. Osnat’s Grounds on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-13. Goals from Gareth Higgins & Pascal Gillard and 0-06 from Danny Egan proved the difference. We play Drumkeerin at home this Saturday at 7pm. Best wishes to Paul & his squad.    

Longford Leitrim U-12’s: We lost out to Clonguish on Wednesday evening last 3-04 to 2-02. We play Shannon Gaels away this Thursday evening. Good luck to the team & management. 

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp in Drumshanbo takes place from July 10th to 14th. Please note this year that no registrations will be accepted on the morning of the camp and all bookings must be made in advance. Please book online at www.leitrimgaa.ie .

Leitrim U-14 Girls: Congratulations to the girls on defeating Longford 7-06 to 4-10 and reach the All Ireland B Final and especially to the large contingent from the club.

Leitrim: Commiserations to the hurlers after the Lory Meagher Final on Saturday and best wishes to theLeitrim Senior Team & Management in Hyde Park on Sunday.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 06-11-22-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Brian Foley, Carrick Road; Teresa McCawley, Dowra; Madeline Tansey, Geevagh; Farrah & Alex Horan, Loughconway and Thelma McLoughlin, Carrick-on-Shannon. The jackpot now stands at €3,100. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Colm Guckian and Eimear McGovern who were married in Aughawillan on Saturday. We wish them both every happiness together.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Moran & McMorrow Families, Aughnagallop on thesad passing of Packie Joe Nugent in Brighton at the weekend. May he rest in peace.

Monday, June 5th

‘Lip Sync Wars’: Congratulations to all involved in putting together the Lip Sync Event which took place in theLough Allen Hotel on Sunday night and was an enormous success. A special thank you to the 10 participating acts who made the night possible: Maureen Egan, Colin McCabe, Sharon McGourty, Eamonn McGowan, Wayne Reynolds, Gerard Clarke, Kevin Lee, Alan Wynne, Conor Tiernan, Ryan Higgins, Declan Lynch, Noel Moran, Dermot McDonagh, Kevin Finn, John Nolan, Liam O’Neill, Kevin Smith, Neil McManus, Conal Gilhooly, Adrian Flood, Colleen Blessing, Melissa Kelly, Caroline McCabe, Orla Morahan, Catherine McGowan, Oisin Dolan, Tadhg Mulvey, Oisin Barron, Ray Gilmartin, Maeve Daly, Sinead Dolan & Berni Lynch and to everyone who turned out in such great numbers to support them – it was standing room only! The event was a tremendous financial success for the club and we will have a full listing of all the sponsors next week. We also want to sincerely thank Kevin Blessing who acted as compere for the night and to the judging panel of John Lynch, Fiona McKiernan & Hubert McCormack. Well done to the Mothers & Others Group who were thewinners on the night and who returned the €500 prize to the club so a huge thank you to Colleen Blessing, Melissa Kelly, Orla Morahan, Catherine McGowan & Caroline McCabe and also to Denise & Stephen McWeeney of Drumhierney Lodge who sponsored the top prize. Big thanks also to Annie, Neil & their staff in the hotel. Well done to the organising committee and we will have more details next week.

Niall Higgins Tournament: The Niall Higgins Memorial Tournament took place on Bank Holiday Monday in thepark with U-14 teams from Leitrim, Sligo & Roscommon taking part. Allen Gaels played Mohill in the final after both sides defeated St. Michaels & Geevagh in the group stages. After a thrilling match Mohill prevailed with a last minute goal proving the difference on a scoreline of 3-02 to 1-05. Many thanks to St. Michaels, Geevagh & Mohill for travelling on the day and serving up some great football. A special thank you to Derek Moran & Noel Heron who refereed all 7 matches. Thank you to Paddy & Mairead Higgins who presented thetrophy to the winning captain, Conor Quinn, from Mohill. Well done to John Nolan & Berni Lynch & the Coiste na nOg Committee for organising the event and a big thank you to all who helped out in catering for all theteams & supporters in the clubhouse.

Division 1: We had mixed fortunes last week with our first win away in Aughnasheelin on Wednesday evening on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-11 but followed up with a defeat in Drumkeerin on Saturday 1—15 to 2-08. We performed really well in Aughnasheelin despite trailing 0-06 to 0-01 after 20 minutes we went in at the break 0-06 to 0-04 our points coming from James Flynn (2), Brian Mulvey & Nicholas Moore. A Ciaran Walsh goal after 41 minutes turned the match and further points from Caleb Duffy, Martin Raftery, James Flynn, Kyle Flynn & Brian Mulvey (3f) put us in control but it took a late goal from Nicholas Moore to seal the win. In Drumkeerin we got off to a great start with Ciaran Walsh again finding the net after 3 minutes and with points from Gareth Higgins, Nicholas Moore, Ciaran Walsh & Brian Mulvey (2), we led 1-05 to 1-04 at the interval. The lack of depth in the panel at the moment told when we couldn’t cope with a couple of injuries and Drumkeerin ran out winners by 4 points. Bryan Beirne, Brian Mulvey, James Flynn & a Nicholas Moore penalty were our second half scores. There is a break now in fixtures until after Leitrim play Roscommon.

Div 3: We play Dromahair away on Sunday morning at 12noon.

U-13’s: The U-13’s defeated Mohill in the Plate Final on Friday evening on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-10 in a very entertaining match. Well done to all concerned.

Longford Leitrim U-12’s: We host Clonguish on Wednesday evening at 7:30pm.

U-10 Blitz: Well done to the team who took part in the blitz in Carrick on Saturday & many thanks to St. Mary’s for hosting. We will return the favour on Thursday evening in the park.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

Exam Time: Best wishes to all who are sitting exams at the moment.

Leitrim: Good luck to the Leitrim Hurlers in Croke Park on Saturday against Warwickshire in the Lory Meagher Final.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 08-09-15-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Anthony McNulty, Ardcolum; Eileen Flaherty, Riverstown; Sylvia Cunniffe, Mahanagh; Carlene Casserly, Drumshanbo and Elizabeth Duffy, Ballinaglera. The jackpot now stands at €3,000. Also a reminder that annual lotto tickets are available from any club officers for €85 for the year.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the McKeon, Crawford & Gilmartin Families on the sad passing of John T. McKeon who was laid to rest in Ballinaglera on Sunday. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Monday, May 29th

‘Lip Sync Wars’: A final reminder that The Lip Sync Event will take place in the Lough Allen Hotel on this Sunday night June 4th. Tickets are almost sold out at this stage and the doors open at 9pm. Many thanks to everyone who has supported all the events over recent weeks and good luck to all 10 participating acts.

Niall Higgins Tournament: The Niall Higgins Memorial Tournament takes place on Bank Holiday Monday at 11am in the park. We’ll have a full report next week.

Division 1: We play Aughnasheelin on Wednesday evening in Aughnasheelin at 8:15pm and Drumkeerin also away on Saturday evening in a crucial week in the league. Best of luck to Kevin, Noel, Paul, Kevin & the team.

Division 3: The lads played Glencar Manorhamilton in Manorhamilton on Wednesday evening and lost out on a scoreline of 2-17 to 0-18. A special thanks to the lads who travelled from Dublin to play the game.

U-15 Boys: The lads played Glencar Manorhamilton in the Plate Final in Manorhamilton on Friday and after a high scoring encounter lost out on a scoreline of 8-14 to 5-12. Well done to Gareth Smith & Kevin McGourty & the team.

U-14 Girls: The girls have reached the league final where they will play Glencar Manorhamilton. No details on a date as yet but best of luck to Ciara & the girls.

U-13’s: The U-13’s play Mohill in the Plate Final on Friday evening at home at 7pm. Best of luck to the team & management.

U-10 Blitz: Well done to the team who took part in the blitz in the park on Friday evening.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

Leitrim: Well done to the team & management on the result in Ruislip on Sunday.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 02-10-13-18. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: David Dooley, Corryard; Rita McGowan, Drumshanbo; Donie Malone, Westmeath; A. Heron, Drumshanbo and Owenie McKiernan, c/o Bingo. 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.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the family of Sr. Veronica Farrell of the Poor Clare Convent who was laid to rest in recent weeks in her native Newtowncashel after a lifetime in Drumshanbo. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.

 Monday, May 8th

Division 1: We lost out away to Aughawillan last weekend on a scoreline of 3-17 to 1-08. After a very competitive opening half we trailed 1-06 to 1-04 with our goal coming from the penalty spot converted by Nicholas Moore & points from Nicholas, Gareth Higgins, Brian Mulvey & Diarmuid McKiernan. Martin Raftery closed the gap to the minimum just after the interval but an Aughawillan goal in the 35th minute put the hosts in charge and despite points from Brian Mulvey (2) and Diarmuid McKiernan a flurry of late scores left the hosts comfortable winners. We play Melvin Gaels at home this Saturday evening at 7pm. Best of luck to the team and management.

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies minus a few regulars lost out against Glencar Manorhamilton at home on Sunday on a scoreline of 4-15 to 2-05. We have qualified for the semi-finals which will be played in a couple of weeks’ time. Best wishes to Ailish Cornyn in the replay of the Division 2 league final against Westmeath.

U-17’s: The lads lost out to Leitrim Gaels in the park on Sunday evening 1-16 to 1-09 and that completes the league programme so we look forward to the championship later in the summer.

U-15’s: The U-15’s had a good win over Mohill on a scoreline of 0-14 to 3-03 last Thursday. We have no game this week.

U-14 Girls: The girls play Drumkeerin at home on Tuesday evening – report next week. Good luck to all concerned. 

U-12’s: Last Saturday our U12 team had a great time at the St. Colmcille’s tournament in Longford along with 15 other teams. Despite being short a number of regulars our team performed brilliantly and after a great win over Longford Slashers, a draw with Granard and a narrow defeat to St Colmcille’s we qualified for the cup quarter final from our group. We came up against a very strong St Vincent’s side and bowed out at that stage. Our thanks again to the St Colmcille’s club for hosting such a great tournament, the parents who travelled to support and especially the players who performed so well. This was great preparation for the cross-county competition which starts in a few weeks’ time. Our players on the day were; Cathal Kenny, Oran Foley, Callum O’Rourke, Cian Dennis, James Rock, Aidan Dowler, Daniel O’Loughlin, Padraic Keane, Thomas McKeon, Shane McGovern, Ruairi Grier and Connor McKeon.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp in Drumshanbo takes place from July 10th to 14th. Please note this year that no registrations will be accepted on the morning of the camp and all bookings must be made in advance. Please book online or watch out for the Club Registration Night at the end of May.

Leitrim U-14 Girls: Commiserations to the girls who were defeated by Galway in the Connacht Final on Sunday evening. After a great win away to Mayo they just came up short but deserve great credit for their performances. Well done Niamh McDonagh, Niamh Morahan, Lauren McKeon, Olwyn Moore, Edel O’Donnell, Rosylyn Kane, Jacqueline Ozdobinska & Laoise Fee who represented the club so well.

‘Lip Sync Wars’ Fundraiser: The Lip Sync Event will take place in the Lough Allen Hotel on the June Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday June 4th. It is still not too late to get involved so if there is anyone out there who think they would like to give it a try don’t be afraid to contact either Bernie Lynch 087-6565779 or Patrick McManus 086-8127197.

Upcoming Events: ‘The Cavan Curse’ featuring Seamus O’Rourke and Fiona Fitzpatrick takes place in the hotel on Thursday May 11th at 8:30pm. Tickets €15 each are available in Centra, Gala, the hotel & Loughlin’s Shop in Dowra.

Cake Sale: The Mothers & Others Lip Sync Group will host a cake sale in the clubhouse this Saturday May 13thfrom 10am to 12:30pm. Lots of goodies and home baking so your support would be appreciated.

Battery Recycling Collection: The club is collecting old car/van/tractor batteries so if anyone wants to dispose of any please contact Declan Lynch, Kevin Lee or Alan Wynne. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-18-20-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Rosie Casserly, Mahanagh; Aidan Heron, Corlough; Tony Conway, Arigna; Caiti Cullen, Drumkeelanmore and Teresa Glynn, Arigna. The jackpot now stands at €2,600. 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 at 9pm in the clubhouse. All members welcome.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the McManus Family, Carrick Road on the sad passing of Joseph’s brother, Gerry McManus, who was laid to rest in Donnybrook on Friday last. Sincere sympathy also to the Gilhooly Family, Drumduff on the sad passing of Mary’s mother, Brigid Dempsey, who was laid to rest in Swinford last week. Deepest sympathy also to the Duignan Family, Aughamore on the tragic passing of Joanna Duignan last week.  Finally, deepest condolences to the Flynn Family, Carrick-on-Shannon, on the death of Joe Flynn who gave a lifetime of great service to the GAA in Leitrim.

Monday, May 1st

Division 1: We play Aughawillan away this weekend in the next round of the league. Best of luck to the team and management.

Division 3: We lost away to Eslin on Sunday morning 2:20 to 1-09. No details on this weekend’s fixtures.

Shield: We were beaten by Ballinaglera in a play off on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-09. Ballinaglera playing with a strong breeze led 0-10 to 0-02 at the break but a strong rally in the second half just came up short & in the last minute we grazed the post with an effort that would have levelled the match.

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies had a good win over Drumkeerin on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 7:14 to 4-05. Aine Flood, Ciara McPartland, Maeve Daly, Rachel McLoughlin and Ciara McTigue all found the net in a good team performance. We play Glencar Manorhamilton at home on Sunday so best of luck to Paddy, Eamonn and the team.

U-17’s: The lads are awaiting the outcome of some outstanding fixtures played over the weekend to see how the league will finish.  

U-15’s: We lost out to  St. Marys away on Friday and play Mohill at home this week. Good luck to all concerned.

U-13’s: The U-13’s had good wins over St. Marys at home 3-09 to 2-10 and Gortletteragh away 2-10 to 1-07. We have a bye this week.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

Kellogg’s GAA Cul Camp: This year’s camp in Drumshanbo takes place from July 10th to 14th. Please note this year that no registrations will be accepted on the morning of the camp and all bookings must be made in advance. Please book online or watch out for the Club Registration Night at the end of May.

Leitrim Handball: Well done to Edel O’Donnell who won a silver medal in the recent Girls’ 40 x 20 Connacht Final.

‘Lip Sync Wars’ Fundraiser: The Lip Sync Event will take place in the Lough Allen Hotel on the June Bank Holiday Weekend Sunday June 4th. It is still not too late to get involved so if there is anyone out there who think they would like to give it a try don’t be afraid to contact either Bernie Lynch 087-6565779 or Patrick McManus 086-8127197.

Upcoming Events: ‘The Cavan Curse’ featuring Seamus O’Rourke and Fiona Fitzpatrick takes place in the hotel on Thursday May 11th at 8:30pm. Tickets €15 each are available in Centra, Gala, the hotel & Loughlin’s Shop in Dowra.

Battery Recycling Collection: The club is collecting old car/van/tractor batteries so if anyone wants to dispose of any please contact Declan Lynch, Kevin Lee or Alan Wynne. 

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-15-20-23. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Gerry Kelly, Carrick; Madeline Tansey, Geevagh; Margaret McTiernan & Mary Keenan, Carrick; Margaret McKeon, Ballinamore and Bridie Flanagan, Cortober. 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.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Egan, Gilhooly & Curran Families on the sad passing of Tom Egan last week. May he rest in peace.

Monday, April 24th

Division 1: Our poor start to the league continued when we were beaten by Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins  on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-07. The visitors were quick out of the blocks and led 0-06 to 0-03 inside the first quarter. The lads battled hard but a late blitz saw the half time score 0-11 to 0-04 with Brian Mulvey (2), Kevin Moran & Martin Raftery on target for us. The opening play of the second half saw Ballinamore find the net with Diarmuid McKiernan carried off in the same incident.  Well done to Kevin Moran who stepped into the breach and performed admirably. Ciaran Walsh, Bryan Beirne & Brian Mulvey added points but a powerful Ballinamore ran out comfortable winners.  We seem to be down to the bare bones at the moment with 4 lads making their senior debuts on Saturday so let’s hope things pick up in the coming weeks.

Division 3: We are away to Eslin on Sunday morning at 12noon. Good luck to Paul & the team.

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies had a good win over Dromahair on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 4-12 to 2-11. We are due to play a home match this weekend but no details available so please check with club officials. Best of luck to Paddy, Eamonn and the team.

U-17’s: The lads had a good win over Annaduff at home on Bank Holiday Monday 6-19 to 0-09 but lost to Rinn Gaels on Sunday evening by 1-13 to 0-12. We are now joint top of the table with all our games played and must await the outcome of some outstanding fixtures this week. 

 U-15’s: We play St. Marys away on Friday evening at 7pm. Good luck to all concerned.

U-13’s: The U-13’s were pipped by Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins away on Tuesday last by 4-08 to 3-10 and play St. Marys at home this week and Gortletteragh away on Sunday. Best of luck to the team & management.

 U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

Leitrim Ladies U-14’s: Well done to the Leitrim U-14’s who beat Mayo in Swinford at the weekend and qualified to play Galway in the Connacht Final. The club is well represented with several players involved with the team & we will have more details next week.

‘Lip Sync Wars’ Fundraiser: Many thanks to everyone who supported the table quiz in the Lough Allen Hotel on Thursday last and the Easter Camp in the clubhouse. The next big event is a performance by Seamus O’Rourke in the hotel on May 11th at 8:30pm. Tickets are available in Centra, Gala, the hotel & Loughlin’s Shop in Dowra. More details next week.

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 02-06-22-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Catherine O’Dowd, Carrick; Eugene McPartland, Arigna; Killian Duignan, Drumcong; Pius Earley, Mount Allen and Joe Gilmartin, Arigna. 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.

New Arrivals: Congratulations to Colette and Karol Scollan on the birth of their daughter Molly last week and also to Stephanie and Padraig Flynn on the birth of their son Ruairi.

Monday, April 17th

Trip to Croke Park: Last Wednesday the U12 Boys and Girls travelled to Croke Park to take part in the Connacht GAA Go Games.  They played three 20 minute games taking on Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin from Mayo, Killannin from Galway and St Dominic’s from Roscommon.  After the games the team where given a guided tour of Croke Park.  A great day was had by all and the children represented the club with pride.  The Club would like to thank Leitrim Coaching Officers Thomas Keenan and James Glancy for their hospitality in Croke Park on the day and to the team managers Cyril McKeon, Kenneth Dowler, Farrell McKeon, Paul McGowan and Berni Lynch who made this day possible.  The Club would also like to our sponsors for the trip Drumshanbo Credit Union, Patrick McManus, McManus Construction, John Nolan, Leitrim Chimney Cleaning, Ballinaglera GAA and Connacht Council. Thanks also to Paul McGowan, Westlink Coaches who got us there and back safely and all the parents who travel to Croke Park on the day. It was a very memorable day for all but especially for the children who got to experience playing on the hallowed turf.

Division 1: We lost out to Dromahair in Dromahair on Saturday evening on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-06. A depleted side was always playing catch up as we trailed 0-06 to 0-02 at the break, with our first half scores coming from Kyle Flynn & Martin Raftery. The second half followed the same pattern and although a Ciaran Walsh goal on 45 minutes gave us hope we never really looked like overhauling the home side. James Flynn (2), Ciaran & Shane Walsh added scores but 2 points for Dromahair in injury time ensured a deserved victory. Well done to Caleb Duffy who made his senior debut & put in a very good performance. We play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins at home this Saturday evening at 7pm. Best of luck to all concerned.

St. Francis Ladies: The ladies travel to Dromahair on Sunday morning at 11am to play the home side In the league. Best of luck to Paddy, Eamonn and the team.

U-17’s: The lads had a good win over Dromahair last Wednesday and we play Annaduff at home this week. Best of luck to the team & management.   

 U-15’s: We were beaten by Glencar Manorhamilton at home last Friday. The lads have no game this week.

U-13’s: The U-13’s had a good win over St. Josephs in the park on Tuesday on a scoreline of 7-07 to 2-12. We play Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins away on Tuesday this week. Best of luck to the team & management.

 U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

‘Lip Sync Wars’ Fundraiser: Table Quiz in the Lough Allen Hotel on Thursday April 20th at 9pm for Eamonn McGowan. Table of 4 is €40 so please support. One to watch out for is Maureen Egan’s “Waxing Night” more details next week!

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-04-18-24. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Pat Bruen, Keadue; Michael McMorrow, Dowra; Teresa Gilmartin, Arigna; Louise Keaney, Aughacashel and Mary Ruedel, c/o Gala. 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 Arrivals: Congratulations to Ciara and Ray Gilmartin on the birth of their son Eoin last week.

Monday, April 10th

Division 1: We were defeated by Mohill on Saturday evening  in the opening round of the league by 1-09 to 0-22. However the scoreline doesn’t tell the full story and there were plenty of positives for the management to take from the performance. There was no doubting the excellence of Mohill’s play as the points tally would suggest with Keith Beirne the standout upfront however the lads put in a trojan effort for the hour and took some super scores. We trailed 0-10 to 1-02 at the break with Gareth Higgins finding the net with Ciaran Walsh & Nicholas Moore pointing and had a goal disallowed among other chances. The superior fitness of the large county contingent for the visitors was a big factor in the second period and their sharpness told with a flood of late scores. Nevertheless the lads kept going for the hour and worked a number of lovely points with Nicholas (2), James Flynn (2), Martin Raftery, Kyle Flynn & Danny Egan all finding the range. There’s lots to work on for the coming weeks and with several players to come back into the reckoning the lads shouldn’t be too disappointed. Best wishes to Kevin Moran who suffered a serious facial injury during the match. We play Dromahair away this Saturday evening at 7pm. Best of luck to all concerned.

Division 3: We recorded our first win in the park on Sunday morning with a narrow victory over Annaduff on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-10. We led 1-08 to 1-03 at the break but Annaduff came back strongly in the second half and levelled at 1-10 apiece with time almost up. A quick free by Danny Egan on the stroke of full time found Shane Beirne in space & Shane split the posts to secure the points. There is no Division 3 game this weekend.

St. Francis Ladies: The girls lost the opening league match against Oughteragh Gaels in Ballinamore on Sunday on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-06.

U-17’s: The lads had two good home wins last week defeating Mohill on Tuesday 4-11 to 2-11 and come out on top against Kiltubrid on Sunday morning 4-07 to 2-08. Well done to the team and we play Dromahair this Wednesday at 7pm in St. Osnat’s Grounds.  

U-15’s: We were beaten by St. Josephs last Thursday and we play Glencar Manorhamilton at home this Friday at 7pm. Best of luck to the lads.

U-13’s: The U-13’s play St. Josephs in the park on Tuesday at 7pm. Best of luck to the team & management.

Trip to Croke Park: Best wishes to the U-12 boys & girls are taking part in an exhibition in Croke Park on Wednesday April 12th. We’ll have a report next week.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

‘Lip Sync Wars’: The Club’s main fundraiser this year is a Lip Sync Event in June and over the coming weeks the contestants will be running fun events for which they are appealing for support. A number are taking place over the Easter break so please watch out for the following:

80’s Party Night – Easter Sunday night 9pm Berry’s Tavern is the place to be. Admission €10. Disco, door prize, selfie booth, finger food and plenty of nostalgia. Promises to be a great night, hosted by Sharon McGourty, your support would be really appreciated.

Get creative this Easter – “Children’s Make and Bake Camp” will take place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday 18th& Wednesday 19th. The camp will run from 10am – 2pm each day and is suitable for children from 6 – 12years. All materials provided. The cost is €20 per child per day (discount for siblings). Places are limited. This is being run by the Mothers and Others Lip Sync Group. Contact Catherine 087-6332269 for more details or to book a place.

Table Quiz in the Lough Allen Hotel on Thursday April 20th at 9pm for Eamonn McGowan. Table of 4 is €40 so please support. One to watch out for is Maureen Egan’s “Waxing Night” more details next week!

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 07-12-15-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Bridie Flanagan, Cortober; Domhnall, Orlaith & Eimear Heron, Drumshanbo; Pius Earley, Mount Allen; Terry Beckett, Drumshanbo and Claire Barry, Roscunnish. 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.

Monday, April 3rd

Division 1: The senior league kicks off with a home game Saturday at 7pm against reigning league champions Mohill. Please turn out to support the lads.

Division 3: The junior team lost to Melvin Gaels in the park on Sunday morning and host Annaduff this Sunday at 12noon.

 Underage Fixtures: The U-13’s lost to St. Brigid’s on Sunday last. The U-15’s play St. Josephs away on Friday evening at 6:30pm – no venue details. The U-17’s play Mohill at home on Tuesday & play Kiltubrid this Sunday away at 12noon . Details on all the games next week so good luck to all concerned.

Trip to Croke Park: The U-12 boys & girls are taking part in an exhibition in Croke Park on Wednesday April 12th. Parents are more than welcome to travel on the bus which will cost €20 per adult while the club will cover all costs for the children. For more information contact Cyril 086-8281412 or Bernie 087-6565779. More details next week.

 U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game concluded last Sunday night for the season. Many thanks to Jim Joe Flynn for all his work in organising things throughout the winter & to all that assisted in any way over the last number of months.

Fundraiser: As part of the upcoming ‘Lip Sync Wars’ Eamonn McGowan is hosting a Table Quiz in the Lough Allen Hotel on Thursday April 20th at 9pm. Table of 4 is €40 so please support.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 10-14-17-25. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Josie Duignan, Drumcong; Naydene Beckett, Drumshanbo; Pat Gallagher, Dristernan; Sarah Beckett, Drumshanbo and Jim Joe Mulhern, Ballyfarnon. 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.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Laura McKenna and Fergal Lavin who were married last Friday.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the McGovern Family, Dristernan on the sad passing of Jim McGovern last weekend. Sincere sympathy also to Barron Family, Murhaun on the death of Carmel’s mother, Josephine McGuinness, who was laid to rest in Derrrygonnelly this week. Also deepest sympathy to the Flood Family, Ashdale on the passing of Noel Flood, Kilmore and the McGovern Family, on the passing of Nellie’s sister, Una Cullen in Cookstown. May they rest in peace.

Monday, March 27th

Fixtures: The U-15’s were beaten at the weekend by a combination of Ballinamore & Kiltubrid. The U-13’s are away to St. Brigid’s this Saturday at noon. In Division 3 we lost out to Fenagh St. Caillians away and we host Melvin Gaels this Sunday at 12noon. Best of luck to both teams.

U-6; U-8 & U-10’s: Coaching this Saturday and every Saturday from 10-11am for boys & girls. For anyone who missed registration recently there is an opportunity to do so on Saturday morning from 9:30am in the clubhouse.

Leitrim: The senior team had a good win over London in Pairc Sean last Sunday and host Waterford in the last round of the league this Saturday at 4:30pm. The minors were defeated by Sligo last weekend and travel to Longford this Saturday to play the home side in the Connacht Minor League. Best of luck to all concerned.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

 Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 10-14-17-25. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Bridie Flanagan, Cortober; Mary Kelly, Cootehall; Terry Beckett, Drumshanbo; Phil Moran, Carrick-on-Shannon and Debra Keaney, Aughacashel. 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.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Nicola and Brendan Barry on the birth of their son, Michael, last week.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest sympathy to the Earley Family, Hillcrest Grove on the sad passing of Peter Earley last weekend. May he rest in peace.

Monday, March 20th

Fixtures:  There were 2 games played in the park on Saturday last with the U-13’s losing to Mohill and we were also beaten in the shield by Melvin Gaels. All other games fixed for Sunday fell the victim to the weather so the ladies, Division 3 & U-17 games will all be re-arranged. This weekend we have an U-15 game at home on Saturday at 3pm against Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins and we play Fenagh St. Caillians away at 5pm in Division 3. Best of luck to both teams.

Leitrim: The senior team made the long trip to Limerick last Sunday losing by 2 points & play London in Pairc Sean this Sunday at 1pm. The minors were defeated by Mayo last weekend and travel to Collooney this Saturday at 5pm to play Sligo in the Connacht Minor League. Best of luck to all concerned.

Leitrim Supporters Club: The annual supporters tickets are still available from club members so please note that this is the last week to get your ticket. The first prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place this Saturday March 25th.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 13-16-17-26. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: James Barry, Hillcrest Grove; John O’Donoghue, Kesh; Adrian Smith, Drumkeerin; Noel Reynolds, Carrick-on-Shannon and Amy Crawford, Dowra. 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.

Monday, March 13th

Frank McKeon: It was with great sadness that the news of the passing of Frank McKeon was greeted last week within the club and the wider community. Frank & Bernadette moved to Drumshanbo in the mid 1970’s as a result of Frank’s work in Fee’s Joinery. Although he did not become involved with Allen Gaels immediately, he would go on to become a very important figure in the history of the club. After a stellar playing career with Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in which he enjoyed great success, it was always likely he would be drawn in to the local GAA scene which was such a part of who he was. He often recounted with typical dry humour that when he first arrived in town a well-known local football man said he was a ‘spy’ and not to be trusted, no doubt with Ballinamore’s victory over Allen Gaels in the 1973 senior championship final replay, fresh in the mind. However, Frank became manager in 1985 when the club was at a very low ebb, competing in the bottom rung of Leitrim football and struggling for numbers. He brought a winning mentality and a measured approach to the team and in 1986, the club won a junior league to kick start what would become a meteoric rise through the ranks. The following year 1987, saw the club’s first championship success in 24 years with a Junior A Title. With a talented young group arriving on the scene, Frank was very much the wise head who guided the team to further success with an Intermediate championship in 1989 and ultimately a maiden senior success in 1991 when he masterminded victory over Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in a huge upset. Frank remained manager until 1995, winning a senior league, junior championship and an U-21 title and falling just short of another senior crown in 1994, in what was a golden era for the club. He shared all of these successes with his great friend and lieutenant on the field, Gerry Keane, with whom he had an unbreakable bond through their passion for football & boxing and no doubt they are reminiscing as we speak. Frank was a selector in 2004/05 with the senior team and was always sought after for his views on the game which were like the man himself shrewd and full of common sense. One of his proudest moments came when Alan gave an outstanding display in the 2002 senior championship final success and although it was not in his nature to sing the praises of his own , it was clearly a very special moment. Apart from football, Frank embodied many fine qualities, he was modest, unassuming, wise, witty, deeply knowledgeable and he was a thoroughly decent man. His calm presence in the community will be sadly missed. To Bernadette, Ruth, Sheila, Olive, Alan and the extended McKeon & Brennan Families we offer our deepest condolences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.

U-13’s: The U-13’s are in action at home to Mohill on Saturday at 12noon. Best of luck to the team & management.

U-15’s: The league began last Sunday away to Leitrim Gaels and we enjoyed a good victory on a scoreline of 6-08 to 1-05. The lads have no game this weekend.

U-17’s: The U-17’s are away to Kiltubrid on Sunday at 12 o’clock. Best of luck to the team & management.

Division 3: The lads lost away to Gortletteragh on Sunday & play Annaduff at home this Sunday at noon. Best of luck to the team & management.

Ladies: St. Francis ladies kick off the league at home to Glencar Manorhamilton this weekend. Best of luck to all concerned.

Leitrim Supporters Club: The annual supporters tickets are available now from club members so please note that this is the last week to get your ticket. The first prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place on Saturday March 25th.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-11-24-27. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Claire Barry, Roscunnish; Sue O’Donoghue, Kesh; Mia & Chloe Kelly, Mohill; JP O’Donoghue, Kesh and Mary Doherty, Aughacashel. 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.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Patricia McDonagh, Carrick Road and Dermot Scollan, Mohill who were married last Friday. We wish them every happiness together.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the McGowan Family, Carrick Road on the sad passing of Phil’s brother, Peter Joe Gilmartin, who will be laid to rest in Sooey this week. Deepest sympathy also to the Flynn Family, Arigna and to the Reynolds Family, Drumcoura, on the tragic passing of Tommy Flynn at the weekend. May they rest in peace.

Monday, March 6th

Awards Night: The awards were presented in Sorohans on Saturday night last. Congratulations to the following recipients: Mothers and Others Most Improved Player: Sinead Dolan; Mothers and Others Player of the Year: Orla Morahan; Kevin Keane Junior Player of the Year: Eoin Kane; Kevin Keane Senior Player of the Year: Martin Beirne. Many thanks to Pauric Keane for presenting the Kevin Keane Awards and to all the players & last year’s management team of Enda Lyons, Paul Martin, Kevin Nolan and Kevin Lee. Special thank you also to Declan Lynch for providing the entertainment & to Henry & staff for providing food & refreshments. There was also a cheque presentation made to Chairman, Patrick McManus, for a fundraiser ran in New York for the Club and special thanks were conveyed to Seamus & Catriona Clarke and to Lisa Sorohan for all their help in that regard.

Fixtures: All fixtures adult and underage fell victim to the weather last weekend.

U-15’s: The league is due to kick off this Saturday at 12noon away to Leitrim Gaels. Best of luck to the lads.

Division 3: The opening round of the league is fixed away to Gortletteragh on Sunday at 12 o’clock. Best of luck to the team & management.

Ladies: St. Francis ladies kick off the league at home to Drumkeerin on Sunday morning. Best of luck to the team & management.

Leitrim Supporters Club: The annual supporters tickets are available now from club members. The first prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place on Saturday March 25th.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 01-02-10-19. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Ann Tiernan, Drumshanbo; Tony Conway, Arigna; David Dooley, Corryard; JP O’Donoghue, Kesh and D. Wynne/R. Cullen, Hill Road. 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.

New Arrival: Congratulations to Jane and Thomas Nolan on the recent birth of their son, Arthur.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Walsh Family, Derrintober on the sad passing of John’s mother, Mary Walsh, who was laid to rest in Keelogues, Mayo on Sunday. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.

Monday, February 27th

Shield: The Shield game fixed for Kinlough against Melvin Gaels on Sunday morning fell victim to the weather and is due to be re-fixed for the coming weekend.

U-17’s: The U-17’s lost out away to Drumkeerin in difficult playing conditions last Saturday. We play Mohill at home this Saturday at 12noon.

U-13’s: The lads kick off their campaign with a trip to Gortletteragh on Saturday at midday to play the home side.

Awards Night: The adult Kevin Keane Player of the Year Awards will be presented in Sorohans this Saturday night. All welcome for a great night’s entertainment.

Leitrim Supporters Club: The annual supporters tickets are available now from club members. The first prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place on Saturday March 25th.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 09-19-21-22. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Patricia Coggins, Leitrim Village; Fintan Cullen, Tarmon; Josephine McCawley, Dowra; Edel Scollan, Drumshanbo and Laura Cronin, Ballinamore. 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.

Handball: Congratulations to Leo Logan who captured the Connacht 40 x 20 Junior B Title the week before last. Well done also to Sean McGarry in the U-11 Singles and to Karl Foley & Aidan Dowler in the U-13 Doubles who competed in the Cumann na mBunscoil Connacht Finals.

Club Meeting: There is a club meeting this Thursday March 2nd in the clubhouse at 9pm. All members welcome to attend.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Nolan Family, Drumcoura on the sad passing of Mary’s brother, Tommy Kellegher, who passed away in the United States recently. Also sincere sympathy to the Conlon Family, Aughaguinea, on the passing of Padraig’s brother, Michael John Conlon, who was laid to rest in Drumcong last week.

Monday, February 20th

Shield: The lads drew with Dromahair in St. Osnat’s Grounds on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 1-06 to 0-09. We trailed by 6 points after a sluggish first half but staged a revival after the break to secure a point. We play Melvin Gaels away next Sunday morning at 11am. Also best wishes for a speedy recovery to Martin Beirne who picked up a bad injury the previous week against Ballinaglera.

U-17’s: The U-17’s recorded a big win over Leitrim Gaels on Saturday afternoon in the park so well done to the team & management. Next up is Drumkeerin away next Saturday at 2pm.

NFL Division 4: Best of luck to the senior team who travel to Mullingar to take on Westmeath in the third round of the league on Sunday next at 2pm.

Leitrim Supporters Club: The annual supporters tickets are available now from club members. The first prize is €5,000 and the draw takes place next month.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 05-16-20-25. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Marie Casserly, Drumshanbo; Mary Sweeney, Cootehall; Terry Fitzpatrick, Sligo; Kevin Nolan, Drumshanbo and Carmel Blessing, Derryhallagh. 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.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Gibbons Family on the sad passing of Jacqui’s father, Joe Regan, Shannon Lodge, who was laid to rest at the weekend. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

Monday, February 13th

Underage Registration: Anyone who missed the recent membership night can join this Friday in the clubhouse from 7:30-9pm.

Coiste na nOg: There is an important meeting on Friday at 9pm in the clubhouse. All underage managers are requested to attend.

Leitrim Supporters Club: The annual supporters tickets are available now from club members. The draw takes place next month.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 07-10-14-28. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Vera Gaffney, Arigna; Carlene Casserly, Dristernan; Alan, Jessica, Oisin, Padraig, Matthew c/o Bingo; Aidan Heron, Drumshanbo and Michael Higgins, Highwood. 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.

Monday, February 6th

Shield: The first competition of the year kicks off on Sunday morning with a game against Ballinaglera. Best of luck to the new management team of Kevin Nolan & selectors Paul Martin and Noel Moran.

Leitrim: After a great result against Wicklow last weekend best wishes to the team & management as Leitrim host Wexford in Pairc Sean this Sunday at 2pm.

Leitrim Supporters Club: The annual supporters tickets are available now from club members

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 15-18-25-27. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Tomas Lavin, Arigna; Mary Kelly, Cootehall; Pat Bruen, Keadue; JJ & Karen McDonagh, Drumshanbo and James Barry, Hillcrest Grove. 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.

Tony McGowan 10k: The 5th annual Tony McGowan 10k takes place this Sunday February 12th from the Mayflower. This is a great family event with run/walk in 2.5k, 5k and 10k distances. Registration is on the day at the mayflower with all races off at 1:30pm. Anyone available to help out on the say should contact any member of the committee.

Sympathy: Once again this week we extend our deepest condolences to the Burke Family, Creenagh, on the very sad passing of Noelle’s mother, Josephine Kelly, who was laid to rest in Kenagh last week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this most difficult time.

Monday, January 30th

Underage Registration: For anyone who missed out on the registration night last week, membership can still be given to any of the underage committee or treasurer, Gareth Smith.

County Board Dinner Dance: Once again congratulations to Noel Heron, who collected his Senior Referee Award on Saturday evening in the Bush Hotel. The Club also picked up the Club Grounds Award for 2016.  Well done to all the winners in football, hurling and handball.

Leitrim: Best wishes to the Leitrim Senior Team & management in the first round of the league in Wicklow this Sunday.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 03-13-18-25. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Jack Malone, Kiltoghert; Terry Fitzpatrick, Sligo; Kyle Flynn, Ardcolum; Barbara Keane, Drumshanbo and Tony Conway, Arigna. 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.

Tony McGowan 10k: The 5th annual Tony McGowan 10k takes place on Sunday February 12th from the Mayflower. This is a great family event with run/walk in 2.5k, 5k and 10k distances. Registration is on the day at the mayflower with all races off at 1:30pm.

Sympathy: The Club extends deepest condolences to the Burke Family, Creenagh, on the sad passing last week of Noelle’s sister, Anne Kelly , Longford. May she rest in peace.

Monday, January 23rd

Annual Race Night: A big thank you to everyone who supported the Race Night in Conway’s on Saturday night last and the club would like to especially thank the following sponsors: Joe Gunning, Westlink Coaches, Henry Sorohan, Setia Construction, Hubert McCormack, Noel McPartland, Enda McGloin, Seamus Heron, Keane Tiles, Carrick Craft, Cara Pharmacy, Murtagh’s Bar, AMC Fuels, Pyramid Bookmakers, Scollan’s Gala, Glenview Natural Stone, CFPH Plumbing, Carrig Brewing Company, Leitrim Crystal, Stephen Reynolds Pant Hire, SKC, Brian Foley, Pat Heeran, Gerry Reynolds, Gibbon’s Centra, Niall Scollan Cars, Drumshanbo Mart, Lynch’s Paints Kilclare, Moran’s Bicycles, Niall Scollan Cars, TX Upholstery, Leitrim Chimney Cleaning Services, Cllr. Gerry Dolan, John P. Moran & Sons, Cllr. Brendan Barry, P. McManus & Son Building Contractors, Connacht Gold, Little Wonders Montessori, Mulvey’s Hardware & DIY, Lough Allen Education Centre, Gill’s Tyres, Euromotive Components, K Wood, Ray Gilmartin Agri & Forestry Services, Arigna Fuels, Drumshanbo Carpentry, Maintenance & Repair, The Sign Warehouse, ST Electrical, The Hair & Beauty Shop, King & Moffatt Group, Drumshanbo Community Centre, O’Rourke’s Garage, Paschal Mooney, Leitrim Road Hardware, La Belle Fleur, Fintan Reynolds Window Cleaning, Jinny’s Bakery, Ardcolum Agri Stores, Drumshanbo Construction, Noel Moran Joinery, Mick the Barber, The Shed Distillery, McGuire’s Self Catering Cottages, Drumshanbo Vocational School, Irish Food Export Consultancy, Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre, Mi Casa Restaurant, Bridge House Cleaners, Michael McGlynn Autoelect, Drumshanbo Credit Union, Barna Recycling & Mariu’s Takeaway. Special thanks also to everyone who helped out organising and on the night Richard Flynn, Martin McGowan, Seamus Heron, Alan Wynne, Gareth Smith, Sinead Dolan, Patrick McManus, Maeve Daly, John Joe Cullen, Eamonn McGowan, Aidan McKeon, Sean Wynne, to Joe Gunning & his staff and in particular M.C. Declan Lynch. Special thanks also to Hubert McCormack who acted as auctioneer. 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.

Underage Registration Night: The registration for 2017 takes place for all underage boys and girls in the clubhouse this Friday evening between 6:30 & 8:30pm.

County Board Dinner Dance: The county dinner dance is on this Saturday evening in the Bush with the club collecting 2 awards – Noel Heron Senior Referee of the Year and also Club Grounds. Anyone who would like to attend on the night please contact any club officer by Thursday evening at the latest.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of the lotto jackpot & the numbers drawn were 14-19-24-25. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Una McManus, Drumshanbo; Josie Duignan, Drumcong; Domhnall, Orlaith, Eimear Heron, Drumshanbo; Winnie Coyne, Dowra and Sile Tighe, High Street. 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.

Tony McGowan 10k: The 5th annual Tony McGowan 10k takes place on Sunday February 12th from the Mayflower. This is a great family event with run/walk in 2.5k, 5k and 10k distances. Registration is on the day at the mayflower with all races off at 1:30pm.

Monday, January 16th

Annual Race Night: The race night takes place on Saturday January in Conway’s at 9pm. Can all members please return horses & sponsorship before the last meeting on Wednesday night at 9:30pm in the clubhouse.

U-13 training: U-13 boys training starts this Friday night 20th January at 8pm at the AstroTurf. This is for all players born in 2004, ’05 and ’06.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: The lotto jackpot was won again last week and congratulations to Michael Rynn, Ballinaglera who won €1,100. The numbers drawn were 04-05-14-15. The 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Una McEvoy, Ardcolum; Carol Mulvihill, Drumshanbo; Tom Lynch, Kesh; Anna McGovern, Kilnagross and JP O’Donoghue, Kesh. The jackpot now stands at €1,000.

Leitrim Supporters Club Launch: A reminder that the launch of the 2017 Supporters Club takes place in Croke Park on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30pm.

Tony McGowan 10k: The 5th annual Tony McGowan 10k takes place on Sunday February 12th from the Mayflower. This is a great family event with run/walk in 2.5k, 5k and 10k distances. Registration is on the day at the mayflower with all races off at 1:30pm.

New Arrival: Heartiest congratulations to Kevin and Aine Blessing on the birth of their daughter, Lola, last week. Best wishes also to Collette Scollan and Damian Dixon on the birth of their son, Cooper.

Monday, January 9th

Annual Race Night: The race night takes place on Saturday January 21st in Conway’s. Can all members please return horses & sponsorship by Tuesday of next week.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game continues on Sunday in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm. Everyone welcome.

Lotto: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot. The numbers drawn were 08-17-19-23 & there was a special New Year Draw with 10 prize winners of €50 each who were: Geraldine Prior, Ballinamore; Alan Foley, Drumshanbo; Eugene McPartland, Arigna; Michael John Gilmartin, Ballinaglera;  Pat Gallagher, Dristernan; Debra Keaney, Aughacashel; Aidan Heron, Corlough; Stephen Tiernan, Derryhallow; Seamus Keane, Drumshanbo;  Terry Fitzpatrick, Sligo. The jackpot now stands at €1,100.

Leitrim: Congratulations to the senior team who got the season off to a winning start against GMIT & play Galway in Ballinamore this Sunday at 2pm. Commiserations to the U-21’s who lost out to Meath in the Hastings Cup on Saturday & play Offaly in Annaduff this Saturday at 3pm. Best of luck to both teams.

Leitrim Supporters Club Launch: A reminder that the launch of the 2017 Supporters Club takes place in Croke Park on Thursday, January 19th at 7:30pm.

Monday, January 2nd

Sympathy: The community was plunged into mourning over the holiday period with a number of familiessuffering bereavements. Betty McManus, mother of Club Chairman, Patrick, died in a tragic accident on the Thursday before Christmas. Betty was very prominent in a number of local organisation for many years and her loss will be greatly felt among the whole community. We extend our deepest condolences to the extended McManus Family on their tragic loss. The death of 18 year old Lorraine Lynch followed and was equally difficult to comprehend. We offer our sympathies to the Lynch Family on their devastating loss.  Sincere sympathy is also extended to the McGourty Family, Dristernan, on the sad passing of Maureen’s mother, Delia Flanagan, and to the Conlan Family, Hilly Road, on the death of Olive Conlan, both of whom were laid to rest last Wednesday. There was great sorrow also to hear of the tragic passing in Thailand of Declan Foy, Arigna, on Christmas Eve and we sympathise with the Foy Family at this most difficult time. May their souls rest in peace.

Annual Race Night: The race due to take place on Wednesday December 28th  was cancelled as a mark of respect to the families bereaved in the Club over Christmas. This will now take place on January 21st in Conway’s.

25 Card Drive: The Sunday Night Card Game resumes this Sunday, January 8th in the Clubhouse at 8:30pm.Everyone welcome.

Lotto: Congratulations to Noel McPartland, Church Street who scooped the lotto jackpot of €10,500 on the Monday before Christmas. The numbers drawn were 02-06-12-14 & the 5 prize winners of €20 each were: Paddy Christie, Arigna; Michael Gilmartin, Ballinaglera; Geraldine Moran, Aughnagallop; Liam McTiernan & Mairead Quigley, Carrick-on-Shannon & Annie Tivnan, Drumshanbo. The jackpot now starts again at €1,000. As the St. Stephen’s Night Draw was cancelled due to recent bereavements in the club the first Draw of the New Year will include a guaranteed pay-out of 10 prizes of €50 each with results next week.

Wedding Bells: Congratulations to Tracey McGourty and James Mellon who were married last Friday.