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2001

31 December 2001

  • Happy New Year:
    Happy New year to all our followers !


24 December 2001

  • Thanks:
    A great big thank you to Michael and Christina Bohan for the kind sponsorship of a football for the game on St. Stephens Day.
  • New Year Wishes:
    We in Kiltubrid GAA would like to wish all our members, supporters, and any one that has put in their half pennies worth to the club during the year a very Happy Holiday time and New Year. Our thoughts at this time are very much with the Guckian families and Mahon families and our dearest wish is to see Ann and John back with us soon again.
  • Kiltubrid Shield:
    The Lowlanders took the Kiltubrid Shield on St. Stephens Day, all be it by the narrowest of margins, this of course was not supposed to happen but on the day the swamp men were rather full of the Christmas spirit and the slippery ground condition did suit the Lowlanders better. The game was referred by Club Chairman Finbar Keaney and he did an excellent job, at full time there was nothing between the teams and so extra time was called for. After ten minutes of nerve tingling excitement the Lowlanders emerged with the spoils by one point. Conor Doherty became the first Captain to lift the new Kiltubrid Shield and fair play to him. Despite the conditions the game was enjoyed by a good crowd and the proceeds of the gate went to the Care of the Aged in Kiltubrid. A big thank you to Fr. Seamus McKeon for throwing in the ball for the big game and for presenting the trophies to the players afterwards.


17 December 2001

  • Surprise:
    Tony and Mary Redican got a lovely little surprise last Saturday morning, an earlier than expected Christmas present , a little baby girl called Laura, I believe. Congratulations to both of you.
  • Good Luck:
    To club Player Michael Bohan and his wife Christina on their new Business venture in Keshcarrigan.
  • Birthday Boys:
    Congratulations to Michael Earley and Stephen Guckian who both celebrated their 18th birthdays last week.
  • St. Stephens Day:
    Two teams from the club will play a match on St. Stephens day in Kiltubrid Park weather permitting, if not then it will on Sunday the 5th of January. The teams the highlanders and the lowlanders will play for the lovely Kiltubrid Parish Shield and a fine set of trophies for both winners and losers, afterwards the shield will rest in Cardiff's pub for the year where no doubt the lowlanders can call in to look wistfully at it because we all know the highlanders will surely win this match. Admission to this game is £2, probably the last match you will pay punts to get into, proceeds from this match will go to a local charity.
  • Players Meeting:
    There will be an important players meeting after the match on St. Stephens day for all players.
  • Richard on Cue:
    Maybe not a Ronnie O'Sullivan or Ken Doherty just yet but never the less Under 14 and Schools Footballer Richard Shanley is currently making waves on the Leitrim Junior pool team.
  • AGM:
    All club members please put Sunday the 30th of December in your Diary for this years AGM.


10 December 2001

  • Sympathy:
    The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Carroll Family, Carrickport on the death of Mrs Helen Carroll, last week. May her soul rest in peace.
  • Scor na nOg:
    Congratulations to all our young people who took part in Scor last Saturday night in Aughavas. Mark McWeeney, Sinead Tighe, Clare Kelly, David McGourty and Daniel McGirl represented the club in the Novelty Act and a pretty hot Question Time team of Emmet Mahon, Adrian Beirne and Sinead Tighe gave a great account of themselves. A great big thank you to all the parents who brought the kids to Aughavas on the night and especially Christina McGourty who put a lot of her time in to the Novelty Act. We were also represented in the Solo Singing, David Evans has a lovely voice, well done to all.
  • County Match:
    Leitrim Seniors played their second game under the new management team of Noel Gill, Emmet Lee, Conor Doherty and Shane Foley were keeping our flag flying.
  • AGM:
    Keep the 30th of December free, that is the day that is penciled in for this years AGM.
  • Handball Heroes:
    Two of our finest young footballers who are also two of the finest young handballers in the county have received recognition of their talents. James Gill received Senior Handballer of the year and Jamie Murray is the Juvenile award winner.
  • Minor Trial:
    Well done to David McGirl, and Shane Gilmartin who were called to Leitrim Minors trials in Annaduff. Leitrim Minors are under new management in the form of Martin McGowan and Jimmy Holohan.
  • Not Long Now:
    A fine Shield and a set of trophies are on order from Tommy McCormack, so lads anyone that has still not payed their £5 or Euro 6.35 ye may get paying. Everything seems to be very quiet in the build up to the big game, but of course we know the Highlanders made good use of the fine weather last weekend, secret training. It looks like the swamp dwellers haven’t a chance.


03 December 2001

  • Sympathy:
    The club would like to sympathise with the Meehan families on the recent death in England of Patrick Joseph Meehan, and the Carroll family, on the death of Mary Kate Rynn of Aughakilmore. May their souls rest in peace.
  • Minors:
    Last Friday night the 30th of November our Minor panel were presented with their medals by Fr. Liam Kelly in Gerties Canal Stop, Keshcarrigan also a presentation was made to selector Tom Joe McKiernan, and to Brian Meehan and well deserved too. This was our most successful year at Minor level having completed the year without losing a match in League or Championship.
  • Bracelet Found:
    There was a ladies silver bracelet found in the football field last week, if you are the owner it can be found with Club Chairman Finbar Keaney.
  • Handball Heroes:
    Well done to footballers Paul Gilmartin and James Gill who both progressed, to the quarter final of the Senior Handball Championship, last Friday. Paul beat Martin Logan and James beat his brother Noel.
  • Leitrim Lads:
    Well done to Emmet Lee, Conor Doherty and Shane Foley who were playing for Leitrim last Sunday in a Senior Challenge against Fermanagh. Noel Gill was standing by for goalkeeping duty. Fermanagh won the game by a few points.
  • Convention 2001:
    Convention 2001: We have the following motion up for the discussion at Convention this weekend. "By not having any relegation from the Senior or Intermediate Leagues this year, that the Senior league and Championship be increased to eighteen teams. The Senior League to consist two Divisions equal in status, with nine teams in both. The Senior Championship to be divided into Four Divisions with Two Divisions containing four teams and Two Divisions containing five teams. The top two teams in each Division going forward to the Quarter Final stages. The Intermediate League and Championship be run in the same format as in 2001 with eight teams. That Junior A League and Championship (i.e. division 3) be reduced to ten teams and ran in the same format as in 2001. We would ask all clubs to have a good think about this motion and vote for it. Some of the main areas that we feel this motion would address are as follows:- (1). At the moment some Senior players only play ten competitive games in the calendar year, seven league and three round robin championship games. (2) The Senior League being restricted to eight teams means that a team losing their first couple of games by the beginning of May could find themselves in a relegation dogfight. (3) The two teams with Senior experience dropping down to Intermediate make it very difficult for the existing Intermediate teams to win league or championship honours. (4) teams in Division 3 play 11 League games, this year the League final wasn't played until the last Sunday in November. By reducing the amount of teams in this Division it could be concluded much earlier. By your Club supporting this motion the above we feel that you would be doing a little to greatly improve the structure of both league and championship in Senior, Intermediate and Junior.


26 November 2001

  • Lovely Wedding:
    Congratulations to Brendan Doyle, Drumcong eldest son of Edmund and Kathleen Doyle and Miss Tara Brennan, daughter of Denis and Margaret Brennan, Twomilehouse, Kildare. Brendan is the man responsible for http://leitrim.gaa.ie/kiltubrid, and the former great fullback and goalie logged onto the stunning Tara in a beautiful and simple ceremony in St. Peter's Church, Twomilehouse last Friday 23rd November. The happy couple were married by local historian and former Kiltubrid and Leitrim footballer Fr. Liam Kelly, assisted by Very Rev. Fr. Seamus McKeon P.P., Kiltubrid. Fr. Liam told Brendan and Tara that love was about picking up each others socks, don't worry Tara he'll keep his socks up alright. After the lovely mulled wine and mighty meal Eamon Doyle played a blinder as Best man. Edmund told us Brendan was a fine son, a hard worker, honest and a good lad but we already knew that Edmund. Tara's Dad Denis revealed that Tara was an excellent jockey in her younger years. Thanks for a great day Tara and Brendan. We wish you everything good in your future.
  • Minor presentation:
    This Friday night 30th November our double winning Minor team are having a medal presentation in Gerties Canal Stop, Kesh. All in by 10 o'clock please and congratulations to all concerned.
  • St. Stephens Day Challenge:
    Not that far away now but great to see how the Highlanders and Swamp Dwellers could play together in the Junior final against Mohill. Good show lads. By the way its £5 a man and that will be collected this week.
  • Scor:
    Congratulations to Emmett Mahon, Adrian Beirne and Sinead Tighe Kiltubrid's Question team who won in Drumreilly on Saturday night also representing Kiltubrid were the B Team of Claire Kelly, Aine Tighe and Aoife McWeeney, Solo Singers were Orla McGourtey, David Evans, Bernie Gilmartin. Instrumental group were Claire Kelly, Sinead Tighe, Tara Evans, and Magdel. Each and everyone represented their club with distinction and many thanks to Christina McGourty without whose help and time we would have had no representation.
  • Junior Final:
    Great win last Sunday in the Division 3 Junior final against Mohill in Cloone. Our first adult win in football since 1995 as it was probably overdue but this panel of players deserved this workmanlike win on the day for honest effort alone, the final score was 2-7 Kiltubrid 2-3 to Mohill. The cup was accepted by Captain James Gill from County Board official Michael Charles, James was a great Captain all year and played a great game on the day. This was a great victory for the younger players and especially the more mature players of which Seamus Tighe at full forward was more than double the age of his marker, this was especially sweet. The panel on the day who was without Adrian Lee who had a great game in the semi final was as follows S. Guckian, D. McGirl, D. Patterson, P. Gilmartin, G. Gilmartin, S. Gilmartin, B. McKiernan, P. Reynolds, A. Bohan, D. Heeron, F. Meehan, N. O'Donoghue, N. Gill, J. Gill Captain, A. McKiernan, C. Doherty, B. Foley, N. Foley, M. Earley, S. McKeon, P. McKeon, P. Goldrick, G. Goldrick, P. McWeeney, B. Meehan and S. Tighe. Finally many thanks to our local hosteliers of which Tommy Creegan has become a Hon. Member for their hospitality and generosity on Sunday night, it was appreciated.


19 November 2001

  • Sean’s Bad Luck:
    Injuries have been our constant companion this year and now as we approach our last game of the year our Junior full forward Sean McKeon has sustained an ankle injury, a broken bone, I believe.
  • Junior Final:
    This weekend we are due to play Mohill in the Junior Division Three final in Cloone, if according to fixtures the game is on this weekend, we seek the parish’s support in this game.
  • Boxing Day Diary:
    Highlanders or swamp dwellers, it won’t matter this Friday 23rd of November, a truce has been drawn, here’s to Brendan and Tara.


12 November 2001

  • Congrats:
    Congratulations to our Minor team who last Saturday added the Minor league to the championship they won earlier in the year, this time the opposition was their old rivals Dromahaire, a team they have played in many finals over the years. This time the score was 1-10 to 0-6 in our favour, Dromahaire were a good tem and had lots of possession but wasted a lot of chances helped no doubt by our excellent defence and any fouls perpetrated by their backs were punished to the maximum by Shane Foley and Alan Kelly. A feature of the game was the great display of goal keeper David McGirl who came in to the game in difficult circumstances, he was standing in for Stephen Guckian. Stephens mother Ann was seriously ill in hospital at the time of the game. A fact not forgotten by team Captain Shane Foley, in his acceptance speech after the game Shane's first thoughts were for Stephen and his mother. The eloquent Board Na nÓg Chairman too spoke of the great sportsmanship there was between the two teams and had great praise for our minor management team of Padraig and Lucy Kelly, Tom Joe McKiernan and Paul Gilmartin. Everyone involved with Kiltubrid Gaa would like to wish Declan Bohan the best of luck in his new job.
  • Scór na nÓg:
    Any young people interested in doing a bit for the club in Scór would they please give their names to Christina McGourty, maybe a few for question time or any good ballad singers out there.
  • League Win:
    Congratulations to our neighbours St. Caillins on their fine win in the league final over Glencar Manor last Sunday.
  • Players Graduate:
    Congratulations to former Kiltubrid players Catriona Bohan and David McWeeney who graduated recently. Catriona received a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communications from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and David graduated form the University of Limerick with a B Eng (Hons) Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Handball:
    Well done to Noel Gill, James Gill and Paul Gilmartin who have been playing great stuff for Leitrim lately, Handball that is.
  • Niall's Eighteenth:
    Congratulations to Niall Foley who celebrated his 18th Birthday last Saturday night - a double celebration for Niall because earlier in the day he gave a storming display in the Minor League Final.
  • Boxing Day Diary:
    Danny McWeeney has seen some strange lights up at the Mass Rock, not extra terrestrials but a few highlanders with Pit Lamps getting in some extra training for the big day and it was also revealed that the lowlanders are swimming from lock to lock in the canal, in fact I saw one or two of them practising the breast stroke last Saturday night.
  • Junior Final:
    On a more serious note we play Mohill in the Division Three final next Sunday week so we will be needing a big turn out at training this Friday bight at 8 pm.
  • Game Winners:
    Congrats to Padraig Kelly, Fergal Meehan and Darren Gilmartin on their winning trophies for longest and heaviest bird on the traditional opening day of the pheasant hunting season.
  • Parish Bazaar:
    Good wishes to the organisers of the annual parish bazaar on the Friday and Saturday night in Cardiff's lounge.


05 November 2001

  • Richard Graduates:
    Congratulations to Senior team player Richard Mahon who graduated from Sligo IT last weekend with a diploma in Electronic Engineering - well done Richard.
  • Minor Final:
    Next weekend sees the replay or should I say re-fixture of the Rural Minor League Final between Kiltubrid and Dromahaire. Our minors seek the double having already landed the Championship but Dromahaire will be no push over. Anselm's tickets that you got out of Ballinaglera will get you into this match, let's hope the ref turns up this time. Good luck Lads.
  • Boxing Day Challenge:
    This year on St. Stephens day the club propose to play a challenge game between two teams from the parish. It is hoped that the Kilclare-Keshes will play the Highlanders. It would not be the first time that two teams from the parish has played each other, but this time it will all be just a bit of fun. On the day a handsome trophy will be played for and afterwards both teams will retire to a local hostillery for a mineral or two. £5 / €6.35 a player will be collected to buy the trophies and what ever is left over will be donated to a local charity also £2 / €2.54 will be charged on the gate to see this spectacle, again all proceeds will go to a local charity. The divide for these two teams will be Drumcong Church, from the mountain side will come those gladiators of the high ball Carroll and Scollan, teak tough defenders by the name of Lee, McGovern and Meehan. Forwards with pace and drive like McKeon, the McKiernan's, and young Meehan. Strong men like Doyle, Tighe, Winters and Mahon and of course that 'Softy' Young Reynolds from Cornabrone. The boys from the banks of the canal will feature four dashing Foleys, the flyer Earley who's never late, the silky running tool hire Doherty, the Gills and more than one Gilmartin. O'Donoghue who can finish a 'point', a big McKeon, two tricky Goldricks and a Patterson who would fix the brakes on any Highlanders automobile. It will be a bit of fun not to be missed, so watch this space.
  • County Men:
    Well done to Emmet Lee and Noel Gill who have recently joined Conor Doherty and Shane Foley on the Leitrim Senior panel. Leitrim Seniors got a good draw for a change for next years Championship. So keep working at it lads.


29 October 2001

  • Sympathy:
    The club would like to sympathise with the Gilmartin and Rutledge families on the deaths of Kathleen Rutledge, Drumleague and Bridgd Gilmartin, Sheebeg. May they rest in peace.
  • Young Winters:
    Heartiest congratulations to Gemma and Pat Winters on the birth of their baby boy last week. Gemma and young Peter are doing well, ok yeah Pat is all right too !
  • Congratulations:
    Wedding bells rang last week for Kieran Gill and Meghan O'Connor who were married in St. Patrick's Church, Drumshanbo we wish them all the best in the future.
  • Field not good enough:
    Last week our field and the condition of it came under sharp criticism after an under 21 Championship match between Glenmanor Gaels and Drumlea. We accept that the grass was long and that there were a few soft spots in the field. We in Kiltubrid would like to think that we are a progressive club, and indeed we are currently involved in a development plan for our playing grounds, part of which is completed and I hope that the dressing rooms and showers were satisfactory for both teams. Our next phase will be the playing surface of the field itself. In our defence our field, no doubt due to its central location in the county does seem to get a lot of games especially from Bord Na nOg. There was also an Under 16 final in the park last week and by all accounts a thrilling draw between Gortletteragh and Ballinaglera. These young lads made light of the so called conditions. Kiltubrid GAA has an open door policy in relation to games on our pitch. I cannot remember when we would have refused our playing grounds to any fixtures and rightly so that is what it is there for after all. We also share our grounds with Leitrim Gaels, an arrangement we are happy with. So all in all there is a lot of pressure on our field for at least eleven months of the year. Let's not forget we did not turn away the County panel last winter when they wanted some where to train, anyway we don't want to be moaning on it's not our style, on the day the filed was not good enough for championship but neither is playing these games in the last week of October.
  • Dolan Cup:
    Kiltubrid made and early exit from the Dolan Cup Competition last Saturday. Gortletteragh accounted for them in the first game of the competition. Gearoid Foley was missing from the Kiltubrid team and this surely helped Gortletteraghs cause, good luck to Gortletteragh in the next game. Michael Geoghegan and Michael McGirl had prepared this team well for this competition. Indeed Michael McGirl has now completed a busy year at underage level, he has been involved with all underage teams from schools up to and including this Dolan cup team - a good years work Michael.
  • Ladies Gaa:
    Our Ladies team were second best to St. Joseph's last Saturday in the shield final losing out by a few points. This is St. Joseph's first trophy at Senior level and we congratulate them on their success. It was great to see Naomi Lee home from England taking a break from her studies, lining out in this final for Kiltubrid.
  • Get well soon:
    No one would blame our girls last Saturday if they were a little distracted from their game and thinking instead of former chairwoman of the ladies board Ann Guckian who is currently in hospital - I know they wish her well and a speedy recovery as we all do in Kiltubrid GAA.
  • Gaels Out:
    Hard Luck to our neighbours Allen Gaels who were knocked out of the Connacht club competition last weekend.


22 October 2001

  • No Show:
    Last Saturday evening our Minor team were due to play Dromahaire in the eagerly awaited rural Minor final in Ballinaglera. It was a lovely evening for football, pitch a little soggy but not too bad, two teams togged out ready for the fray, Bord na nOg treasurer there with cup present. But wait a minute ! some thing is wrong, someone is missing, the weakest link this time was the referee who didn't show up. Disappointment all round then for the teams, managers and supporters alike. No news yet on a date for a refixture.
  • Connacht Club:
    Our neighbours Allen Gales did so well last Sunday against St. Marys, the Sligo champions. They fought back well late in the second half after conceding a goal that should have sent Mary's in to the semi-final, but the few scares they got in our own Championship, and ye're welcome lads ! stood well to them and in the end they achieved a well deserved draw. They play again this Saturday in Carrick, so the best of luck to all concerned.
  • Div 3 League Final:
    We now know who we play in the final as Mohill overcame Drumkeeran in the semi-final on Sunday with an identical score line as our semi result 0-10 to 0-9. Training is very important now and a full turnout is expected.


15 October 2001

  • Sympathy:
    Kiltubrid GAA Club would like to offer its sincerest sympathy to Michael Sweeney of Renmore, Co. Galway on the death of his wife Kathleen last week. Michael and Kathleen and their family would have left Kesh in about 1974, and Michael together Anselm Reynolds were more than dedicated under age trainers at that time. This was reflected by the large number of Kiltubrid people who travelled to Galway for the removal and funeral and his life long friend John Keaney presented a wreath on behalf of Kiltubrid Gaa. Again we sympathise with Michael and his family. May her soul rest in peace.
  • Up Leitrim:
    We would like to wish all the nest to the new Leitrim Football team management of Declan Rowley, Declan Bohan and Pat Donoghue and to congratulate the Kiltubrid Senior Players Chris Carroll, Conor Doherty and Shane Foley who were called to county duty. Kiltubrid of course played well in the Senior Championship and made it through to the quarterfinals so at least three more Kiltubrid players can feel unlucky. Good luck to everyone involved.
  • League Win:
    Kiltubrid had a very good win in the Division 3 league semi-final over St. Caillins last Sunday in Carrick. One point in the end was enough to see Kiltubrid through to the league final which will be played in a few weeks time. A great team display all round as our youthful panel found the Fenagh strength and experience quite a handful on the day. Two players one from each side deserve special mention for their outstanding displays, Prionsias Reynolds and TP McLoughlin. Both were an inspiration to the young recruits on their teams. This was a great game of football watched by a disappointing number of supporters. Training this Friday night at 8 O'clock for everyone.
  • Club Draw:
    The final club draw of the series was held on Sunday night with the following winners. £100 - Noel Doherty, £10 each Edmund Doyle, Annie Tighe and Tony Redican. We thank everyone who supported the draw down the years and look forward to your continued support in our soon to be launched club note.


08 October 2001

  • Under 16:
    Our order 16 team endured a mixed fortunes last weekend in the under 16 wintry leak. On Saturday evening we lost by 1 point to Eslin and, by last Sunday afternoon we had a good win over Glenfarne. This game against unfair completes this team's campaign, the previous games were lost to a strong claim team and a good job against Annaduff. Bought at the end of the day three League points were not good enough to progress this to the knockout stages. This team have been working hard and progressing well in recent weeks with their dedicated trainers Michael Geoghegan and Michael McGirl and all credit to them. But don't worry lads ye will be see some action again in the Dolan Cup competition which starts on the 27th October. Our under 16 team is Mark McCormack, Michael McGirl, Paul McGirl, David McWeeney, David McCormack, Gerald McGovern, Alan McGovern, Eamon Geoghegan, Gearoid Foley, Patrick Withlow, Shane Whitlow, Brian Tighe, Michael McKiernan, Eoin Meehan and Dermot McKeon.
  • Gael's loose:
    Sheemore gales won the senior championship 27 years ago, than many of those guys around now to keep Seamus Tighe company however he did to share Park Sean that Sunday that some of the present Sheemore gales team on the Kiltubrid Junior team. This present Sheemore gales team, an amalgamation of Kiltubrid to and Leitrim gales, won't even win the under 21 championship this year because Drumelea knocked them out of the championship last Saturday, and we must say they deserve to be beaten because on the day the gales did not play well at all with the exception of a few players. The Kiltubrid players on the Sheemore gales team were: S. Guckian, A. Bohan, A. McKiernan, B. McKiernan, F. Meehan, E. McKeon, S. Foley, M. Earley, N. Foley, D Patterson, B. Meehan.
  • Junior league:
    Our Division Three team completed a miserable enough weekend for the club when we lost a league play-off against Mohill in Carrick on a score of 1- 10 to six points but it seems we still made the semi-finals of the Division Three League, a game that could be played this weekend, so keep an eye on the fixtures list.
  • Ladies' football:
    Congrats to Aughawillan and Mohill who had the victories on Sunday in the Intermediate Club and junior club championship respectively. We wish them luck in the next games of the Connaght championship.


01 October 2001

  • Under 12's:
    Kiltubrid Under 12 team completed league and championship double last Sunday evening in a very wet and windy Ballinaglera park. They beat Melvin Gaels on a score of 1-4 to 4 points in the Division 3 league final. Kiltubrid led from start to finish in this game and never let the Gaels into the game. The work rate of all the players in this final was of the highest order with the defence particularly outstanding. This win was all the more heart warming after the Under 14 teams loss to Aughnasheelin in their league final a few weeks ago. Captain Emmet Mahon accepted the cup from Bord Na nÓg chairman Declan Bohan and made a very fine speech in the Melvin Gaels dressing room afterwards. The club is in debted to a number of parents whom have never missed a game all year and also we must apologise to outstanding players Kevin Quinn and Cathy Beirne whose names were somehow omitted from the match programme. The full panel was as follows: N. Slevin, S. Cardiff, G. Kelly, C. Murray, M. McWeeney, A. Tighe, E. Mahon, S. Kelly, C. Crossan, K. McKeon, A. McWeeney, D. McGirl, D. Keaney, C. Beirne, K. Quinn, S. Tighe, Aine Tighe, S. Bracken, Sean Kelly, M. Geoghegan, T. Evans, P. Gilmartin, D. Tighe, R. Duignan, S. Evans.
  • Under 16's:
    Our under 16 team achieved a great draw in their Under 16 league last Saturday against Annaduff, in a high scoring encounter. Kiltubrid scored 4 goals and 3 points to Annaduff's 1 goal and 12 points. this draw sets our boys up nicely for their remaining two games against Eslin and Glenfarne - keep up the training lads.
  • All Ireland Junior Champs:
    Congrats to neighbours Roscommon on their comprehensive victory over Kildare on Sunday. Also hard luck to Mayo who lost the Senior final by the narrowest of margins to Laois. Ladies football is alive and growing thanks to the fine performances of the four teams on Sunday last in Croke Park and all the other teams who completed at the earlier stages of the championship.
  • Leitrim Ladies Draw:
    Have you got your ticket yet ? Don't miss out on the chance to win one of the fine prizes on offer in their first major fundraising drive by the county Ladies panel and management. Oct 12th is the draw date and if you are not in you can't win.


24 September 2001

  • Sympathy:
    We offer our sympathy to Senior Team Manager Prionsias Reynolds and to all the Reynolds family of Cornabrone on the death of Frank Reynolds from Bray, Co. Wicklow, last week. Frank in his day was a fine player and played for Kiltubrid in 1940 along with the likes of Jim Tighe. May his soul rest in peace.
  • Under 12's:
    Our Under 12 team have reached the division three league final which will be played next weekend. This team are in search of the double because they have already won their championship earlier in the summer. They are a fine team who have only been beaten once this year. By the way that was last week by Melvin Gaels, which is the team the now face in this league final. Best of luck boys and girls.
  • So Long Naomi:
    We say goodbye to outstanding Ladies Footballer Naomi Lee who is gone to England to continue her studies, we wish her the best of luck and hope to see her continue her football career across the water. Nice to see former underage greats Siobhain Foley and Grainne Gill home on holidays lately.
  • Junior League:
    It seems our interest in the Division 3 league is not over yet with a possible semi-final place up for grabs. So all junior players training is this Friday night the 28th of September at 8 o'clock in the park.
  • Club Draw:
    The final of this series will now go ahead this weekend in Foleys Bar, Kesh. Are you included for the chance to win one of four cash prizes.
  • Sam comes West:
    Congrats to Galway on their famous victory on Sunday last. A few happy people within our parish who have roots in Galway.
  • Football Final Ticket Winners:
    The winners of the option to purchase the two club allocated tickets were Kevin Meehan and Michael James McKiernan.
  • The Late Christy Gallogly:
    We offer our deepest sympathy to the Gallogly family, Ballinamore and the Sean O'Heslins club on the death of long-standing GAA stalwart Christy Gallogly. May he rest in peace.
  • Mass Rock:
    Next Sunday we are having our masses for Sunday celebrated at the mass rock. We would encourage as many as possible to participate. Assembly at Rantogue at 1.45pm for departure for Mass at 3pm.


17 September 2001

  • Legend Dies:
    It was with great sorrow that Kiltubrid Gaa record the death of one of its greatest ever players Michael Leddy. Michael lived long and full life and this mirrored his long football career with Kiltubrid, he made his debut in 1930 on the Kiltubrid Senior Team while still a minor, indeed a Leitrim minor in that year. He continued to play right up until 1952. Mike played in the backs and by all accounts was not a guy a forward would want to be running in to too often. Sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Kiltubrid Gaa members held a guard of honour at Michaels funeral last week. May he rest in peace.
  • WAR:
    On would want to be living below ground (hopefully we won't have to) not o know of the atrocities last week in the US. Kiltubrid like every where else have lots and lots of its sons and daughters who are caught up in this disaster. Everyone's thoughts and prayers are especially now with the Lynch Family Kilclare and the Reynolds Family Ballinamore on the tragic loss of their cousins Farrell and Sean Lynch, and of course more especially we are thinking of Farrell and Sean's immediate families in New York. It puts sport in its place, doesn't it.
  • County Final:
    Kiltubrid Senior Ladies contested the Ladies County Senior Final last week against Aughawillan. In the pre-match talk Aughawillan with their great wealth of experience were outright favourites, and in the first half they certainly lived up to this, playing with a wind in their backs and with the Quinn's having a lot of possession around the mid-field area. There was a lot of pressure on the Kiltubrid backs and they did well to keep down the score in this half. The Kiltubrid girls turned around in the second half with spirit renewed and now with that wind as an ally. They actually outscored Aughawillan in this half with some excellent points. Some pointed frees from Naomi Lee and a great score from county players Linda Tighe after a storming run were the feature. In the end Aughawillan ran out easy enough winners and we congratulate them and wish them every success in the Connacht Club Competition. As for Kiltubrid, our girls can be well satisfied with their performance as they are a very young team and can look to the future with confidence. I know all the girls would like to thank team managers Darren Gilmartin and Noel Gill and underage mentors Paul Gilmartin, Naomi Lee and of course that great servant to Ladies football Helen Tighe. We thank the Cardiff family for providing and sponsoring the after-match refreshments.
  • Minor Magic:
    Congratulations to Kiltubrid Minor team who captured the Minor B Championship in style last Sunday in Carrick. They over came Drumkeeran by a good few points in the end and it would have been few more if it was not for a good number of wides. But I'm sure if the game was closer a lot of those kicks would have found a home between the uprights. Kiltubrid won this game simply because they never let Drumkeeran into it. Form the start Shane Foley and Alan Kelly totally dominated midfield and thus the platform was set for the Kiltubrid forwards to do the business, and at the other end when it did get by Shane and Alan , Aidan Bohan, Niall Foley and Brian McKiernan were outstanding. After the game Declan Bohan presented the cup to team captain Shane Foley, and in Shane's fine speech he dedicated this fine win to team manager Padraig Kelly, and rightly so because Padraig and indeed Lucy Kelly have been with this group of players all the way up since Under 12. Their dedication over the years has been unflinching and are well deserving of this latest reward. Padraig was ably assisted with this team by Paul Gilmartin and Tom Joe McKiernan.
  • Man of the Match:
    Congratulations to Aidan Bohan on winning Man of the Match award in the Minor final last Sunday. Aidan had a brilliant game in the back line and as everyone knows the Leitrim Minor is a very courageous player coming back from a dislocated shoulder injury earlier in the year. Well Done Aidan.
  • Lovely Kit:
    Kiltubrid Minors were not only the best last Sunday they also looked the best. The panel were sporting a magnificent new kit including socks and togs especially for their big day. I know all the players are most thankful to Lucy Kelly, Tom Joe McKiernan, Brian Meehan and Johnny Earley for their very kind gesture.
  • Leitrim Ladies Draw:
    Leitrim Ladies Football teams like all teams need money to survive let alone progress, with this in mind Leitrim Ladies Development Fund Draw takes place on the 12th of October and tickets are abroad in all clubs. If you want to enter this draw, they prizes are very good, Michael Tighe, Seamus Tighe and Emer Horan have tickets for the same.
  • Cemetery Sunday:
    Next Sunday 23rd Sept we take time out to remember our deceased relations and friends in the parish. The blessing of the graves takes place after 11:30 mass in Drumcong.


10 September 2001

  • Congratulations:
    Congratulations to Kiltubrid Ladies Senior team on reaching the county final last Sunday. They overcame St. Joseph's by one point in the replayed semi-final in Cloone and now look forward to taking on Aughawillan in the county final. It was a great team performance from our girls and Sandra Earley can be well pleased with her two goals that kept Emer Horan "smiling" all evening.
  • Relegation:
    Kiltubrid Seniors lost their last league game of the year last weekend to Manorhamilton in Kiltubrid Park and so relegation to Intermediate football for the next season is to be our lot. The senior panel gave great commitment to the clubs cause throughout the year and raised more than one eyebrow during their championship campaign. But in the end that all counted for naught because we just could not get enough league points. All the players in the panel would like to thank the great support they got during the year.
  • Juniors Win:
    Manorhamilton didn't totally steal the day, last Saturday our Division 3 team had an excellent win over Manor in the league, this win in what was our last game of the year gives us fourteen league points and could be good enough to put us in a semi-final place in the Division 3 league.
  • Get Well Soon:
    The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to Ann Marie Whitlow who has had an operation last week, also John Paul O'Donoghue who is due to have a knee operation this week and club captain Conor Doherty who received a hand injury in last weeks game.
  • Jamie's Cup:
    Congratulations to Under 14 and Schools footballer Jamie Murray and his hand ball team on winning the beautiful Matthew Dolan cup recently.
  • Underage:
    Our under 12 team had two good wins in their league last week.
  • Minor Final:
    Next Sunday the 16th of Sept all roads lead to Carrick where Kiltubrid's minor team contest the Minor B fin al against Drumkeeran, as much support as possible would be a great help to this fine team.
  • All Ireland Hurling Tickets:
    Winners from club members draw for the two tickets were Brendan Meehan and Padraig Kelly.


03 September 2001

  • Underage:
    Last Monday the 3rd of September, we played Aughnasheelin in the final of the Under 14 Special League. Check this space next week for a report on the match. This week sees the start of the Under 12 Special League. Kiltubrid are in division 3 and our first game is this evening (Wed, 5th Sept) against Leitrim Gaels and our second on Friday against Aughavas. The U16 Special League starts in September 8th Kiltubrid share division three with Glenfarne, Cloone, Eslin and Annaduff.
  • Congratulations:
    Well done to our Minor team who have won their way through to the County Minor B Championship final. Goals by Brendan Meehan and Gearoid Foley helped to see off Gortletteragh in the semi-final last week. This fine team are also in the Minor league final against Dromahaire. The Championship final will be against Drumkeeran next weekend.
  • Senior League:
    Our senior team suffered defeat to Melvin Gaels last Saturday in Division 1b. On the evening our team with a few exceptions just did not perform, this has been the trend in a lot of our league games this year when we have failed to bring our championship form to our league games. We now have one more game to play against Manorhamilton this Saturday in Kiltubrid park.
  • Junior League:
    Our division 3 team had better lick against Aughavas on Sunday morning, a very early Brian Foley goal gave us a lead we never relinquished and we won in the end by a few points. We have one game left in this league as well, that is also against Manorhamilton next week.
  • Birthday Boy and Girl:
    Happy birthday wishes to Kiltubrid footballers Brendan and Deirdre Meehan. Deirdre celebrated her 21st and Brendan his 18th last weekend.
  • Ladies Football:
    Our senior ladies team play St. Joseph's in the replay of the championship semi-final. Darren Gilmartin in particular has been putting in a great effort with ladies football in the parish and the least the girls deserve is some support this weekend.
  • Mosney:
    Well done to all our young footballers who performed so well in Mosney last month.


27 August 2001

  • Collection:
    We Would like to thank everyone who contributed to our church gate collection at last Sunday's masses
  • Welcome:
    Welcome: We welcome our new parish priest Fr. McKeon who will join us this weekend. We wish him a long and happy stay with us and we hope to see him at a few match's.
  • On Yer Bike:
    Spare a thought for John Paul O'Donoghue who is awaiting a knee operation that is coming up soon. John Paul is keeping himself in great shape cycling about eighty miles a week, and he recently cycled around the ring of Kerry which is a hundred and ten miles, although I believe he spent more time off the bike than on it.
  • Minor's:
    Padraig Kelly's troops are doing well on two fronts - they have qualified for the minor league final and have played the championship semi-final against Gortletteragh last Monday the 27th of August. So a word on this game next week.
  • Junior League:
    Our division three team last to Cloone last Saturday in the league, a feature of this game was the outstanding displays of one of our youngest players and one of our most Senior. Michael Earley was the scorer of a goal and eight points, Seamus Tighe a 'few' years Michaels Senior did not score in the match but was instrumental in a lot of Michaels scores. Around about this time its the twentieth anniversary of Seamus lifting the Junior A Championship Cup in 1981 - that was the equivalent of winning the present day Intermediate Championship.
  • Hogan Stand:
    Check out page 40 of this months Hogan Stand Magazine, an interview with our own Ciaran Lee in connection with his company Kentford Developments - sponsorship of our Senior panel. The article also includes a picture of the Kiltubrid panel for this years Senior Championship.
  • Leitrim Tournament:
    Kiltubrid Under 12's team played in Leitrim Gaels U12 tournament last Saturday, in the first game Kiltubrid beat the home team, this win qualified us for the final against Eslin. Eslin were some what a stronger team than Kiltubrid, we were missing some of our more experienced players at this grade. Eslin ran into an early lead with a few goals in teh first half. But Kiltubrid put in an almighty effort in the second half, the rally was led by cousins Siobhain Kelly and team captain Emmet Mahon both of whom were outstanding in both games, but try as we might Kiltubrid could not over haul the Eslin big lead and they won the lovely new cup sponsored by Sean and Helen Murphy by six points in the end, and well done to them.
  • part 2
    On Sunday our Junior team took part in the Vera Donnellan cup tournament in the village, our opposition again in the first game were the Gaels and after a very close game Kiltubrid qualified for the final against St Caillins - Kiltubrid were the holders of the cup from last year and when captain Nick O'Donoghue put in Paul Gilmartin and Dermot Heeran for early goals things looked good, but he Fenagh men were made of Sterner stuff and soon rallied. They ran into a winning lead in the second half and Kiltubrid were just not able to get back at them losing in the end by just by one point. So well done to St. Caillins on the day. the Kiltubrid panel was Captain Nick O'Donoghue, Noel Gill, James Gill, Paul Gilmartin, Fergal Meehan, Gerry winters, J Cormican, Pat McWeeney, Dermot Heeran, P. Reynolds, Peter Golderick. Our U12 panel on Saturday was Captain E. Mahon, D. Keaney, K. Murray, G. Kelly, D. McKeon, S. Kelly, A. Tighe, D. McGirl & A. McWeeney. We would like to thank Leitrim Gaels for having us, we congratulate Eslin and St. Caillins on their wins and again we say well done to the Gaels on their Champion ship win.
  • Senior League:
    We have a very important Senior game against Melvin Gales this Saturday the 1st f September - this is a home game for us so again we appeal for as much support as possible.
  • Hello Oz:
    We would like to say hello to our friends in Australia who regularly log on at http://leitrim.gaa.ie/kiltubrid and by the way thanks very much for the photos Kieran.
  • Ladies Championship:
    No is wasn't Drumcong playing Rantogue, St. Bridget's V St. Josephs. Sorry about the confusion as our Senior ladies played St. Josephs the Carrigallen/Aughavas combination in the championship. This was two young teams providing an excellent game of football watched by a disappointing handful of supporters. A draw was a fitting result on the day and both teams face each other in a replay this weekend. Check fixtures in the Observer for conformation of time and venue. Your support will no doubt help the girls go a step further this time.
  • Club Draw:
    Fundraising at a standstill as we wait for accounts to be brought up to date. Don't come shouting to the AGM as to why funds are low. It's in your hands now to regulate matters.


20 August 2001

  • Gaels big Wins:
    Heartiest congratulations to our neighbours Allen Gaels and Leitrim Gaels on their great wins last Sunday. It was Allen Gaels fourth county title in ten years. They may have been lucky along the way but last Sunday they needed no such thing and took the title in fine style. For Leitrim Gaels a club still in its infancy it was a historic first title and hopefully the first of many for them. Of course we also must commiserate with Aughavas and Dromahaire.
  • Pipe Band:
    Great to see Kiltubrid play so well again at the County Final - how many finals is that now lads and lassies ?
  • Seniors Win and Lose:
    Our Senior men's team had a good win in the Senior league against Ballinaglera last Saturday evening. It was a good team performance with crucial goals from Chris Carroll, Brian Foley and Gerry Gilmartin being the difference in the end. Our Senior Ladies team had no such luck in their league game away to Cloone. Better luck next time girls.
  • Leaving Cert:
    Well done to all our players who did so well in their leaving cert and we wish them well in the future.
  • Club Draw:
    We are still waiting for the June Draw to take place. The delay will continue until the last penny is paid up. Promoters are reminded that the draw for June is the last draw of this series. We are in the process of organising our first lotto draw. Remember nothing further on the fundraising front happens until all accounts are cleared.
  • Club Meeting:
    Will take place on Thursday night 23rd Aug in Cardiff's, Drumcong at 9:30pm
  • Minors:
    The game on Monday evening was cancelled as Cloone conceded.


13 August 2001

  • Sympathy:
    The club would like to offer its sympathy to the Foley Family, Kiltynashinnagh, Kilclare and the MacDonagh family Leitrim village on the death last week of Seamus (Jim) Foley in London. Jim was a very active member of the Leitrim Peoples Association in London and a great support to anyone who emigrated to London particularly from the Kilclare area over the years. May he rest in peace.
  • Face Lift:
    Some great work going on in our dressing rooms right now. So we would appreciate if yew wouldn't mark the newly painted walls, kick footballs off the new ceilings etc. A little co-operation from all would be a great help.
  • Masters:
    Over 40 and still strong, that is the case of the Leitrim Masters Football Team who defeated Tyrone last week and now play Galway in the All Ireland quarter Finals this week. Kiltubrid's Seamus Tighe and some other young fella are on the Leitrim panel.
  • Ladies:
    Leitrim Ladies don't seem to be getting much coverage in the local papers lately but they had a mighty spirited display with Galway in the Connaught Championship Semi-Final going down by just three points, this after Galway had given them a bit of a hammering a few weeks previously, but the Leitrim Lassies bounced back against Mayo to set up the second meeting with Galway. Kiltubrid's Naomi Lee and Linda Tighe are current Leitrim players and Michael Tighe is part of the management team. Meanwhile on the club scene it's great to see so many girls down at training for the Senior team and under age teams. It's great to see some of our former Underage stars back in training. Kiltubrid Ladies have already accounted for St. Joseph's, lost narrowly to Aughawillan and their game with Cloone last weekend was called off. Keep up the good work girls.
  • Minors Win:
    Our minor team had two good wins in the minor B championship last week against Dromahaire and Drumkeeran - well done to all concerned. Also our Junior team had a good win over Ballinamore last Sunday, goals from Conor Doherty, Gerry Gilmartin and Adrian Lee were the difference in this one.
  • Division One:
    this weekend we have a crucial league game for the Seniors against Ballinaglera. We haven't been having much luck in the Senior league this year losing the games by the odd score. this will be a tough encounter for us, so any support would e most welcome.


06 August 2001

  • Sympathy:
    It is with great sadness the club would like to record the passing of a former great of Kiltubrid and Leitrim, Paddy Fanning formerly of Scardaun. In 1948 when the club was reformed after an absence of two years Paddy played at right-half forward on that team although only sixteen years old he was obviously a very gifted player, however he later played most of his football for Kiltubrid and Leitrim in the full back line. We offer his family our deepest sympathy. May he rest in peace.
  • Injuries Again:
    We wish a quick recovery to Senior players Dara McKiernan who has a broken bone in his foot following an accident at work and to Christy Carroll who received a nasty knock to his elbow in training last week.
  • Birthday Boy:
    Happy birthday to two of our young star's Brian McKiernan and Aidan Bohan who celebrated their eighteenth birthdays this week.
  • Row on Darragh:
    Well done to Minor and Junior player Darragh Patterson who came first along with his three mates in the Junior 18 Quad rowing competition in the regatta Carrick last Sunday.
  • Junior Win:
    Our Junior team had another good win in the league last Sunday against Bornacoola despite missing some regulars the team played well with Gerry Gilmartin hitting the net twice and therefore stealing some of the Nick O'Donoghue thunder.
  • Training:
    Training for the rest of the year has been changed to Tuesdays and Fridays at 8 O'clock sharp. It is so vital to have everyone at training especially because of our lowly league position in Division 1.


30 July 2001

  • Congratulations:
    Congratulations to former club player Colin McGlynn who finally met his match this week, he married Miss Olwyn Ryan from Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. We wish the happy couple all the best for the future.
  • Juniors Win:
    Our Junior team had a great win in the Junior League last Sunday against Mohill on a score of 3-6 to 2-7. It was an important match to win after our Senior Championship loss the weekend before a feature of this win was a great hat trick of goals by Nick O'Donoghue, who was unfortunately injured for the Senior Championship. Also it is great to see Richard Mahon back in action and Aidan Bohan has made his come back from injury for the minor team.
  • 21st:
    Oh to be twenty one again and what about all those kisses ! Aidan McGovern got the key of the door last Saturday night - he is one of the stalwarts on our second team and we wish him all the best for the future.
  • Minors doing well:
    Out minor team had a great win in the league last week against Drumkeeran and have a hundred percent record so far in the competition. Keep up the good work for the championship lads.
  • Under 14's:
    The Under 14 Special Leagues are starting this week Kiltubrid are operating in Division Four and our first game is at home to Cloone.
  • Ladies:
    Our Ladies Senior team put up a brave performance against old rivals Aughawillan in the park on Sunday. Despite losing, the team showed great courage and it will not be long until success comes their way.
  • Wexford's Win:
    Brought smiles all round at Drumcong's only pub as the Cardiff family celebrated their home county's success on Sunday.


23 July 2001

  • Sympathy:
    Deepest sympathy to the Rigney family and to the whole parish of Kiltubrid on the death of parish priest Fr. Michael Rigney. Father Rigney died last Sunday after a long and very brave battle against cancer. May he rest in peace.
  • Romance Ends:
    Kiltubrid's senior team ended their romance with the Leitrim Senior Championship last Sunday in Carrick. Indeed it was a romance that at times threatened t o turn to true love but the County Champions put a stop to that. Aughavas gave us a sharp football lesson, and I'm sure it will not be lost on this mighty young team. this Kiltubrid team have gone further than any other team from the parish in Senior football and played with great skill and dash in all their games, and knocking out big guns like St. Caillins and Gortletteragh on the way to the quarter final. At this point the panel of players and management would like to thank the people of the parish and beyond for their great support they gave the team and in all our games, and it was great to see so many green and red flags out all over the parish. Please remember the same supporters will be vital to us in our remaining league games. It's important that everyone keeps their heads held high, remember the parish lost more than a football match last Sunday, so lets remember what is really important in life.
  • Dressing Room Upgrade:
    Work on the first phase of the upgrading of dressing room facilities has commenced. Murray & McKiernan LTD have arrived on site and are progressing speedily with the work as planned. This should give our facilities a newer and more modern look and provide home and away teams with a more pleasing environment to prepare for games and wash and go facilities following games.


16 July 2001

  • Seniors Still in It:
    Mixed emotions were experienced on Sunday evening in Paric Sean as reigning County Champs Aughavas grabbed an equalising point with virtually the last kick of the game. Five points in arrears at half time seemed to spur our lads on as they nibbled away at the deficit to go one point up with just three minutes left. We try and not mention any individual players in these lines but no one can argue with our choice of "star of the game" - the ever talented, tireless and super midfielder Christy Carroll who played the game of his life in this one. One cannot be critical of any of the team as each contributed hugely to the result. Again thanks to you our great supporters for lifting the team at critical milestones during the game. The replay takes place next Sunday in Paric Sean at 6.30pm with extra time to be played if necessary. Again we urge the supporters to come along and show your great support and encouragement.
  • Engagement:
    Congrats to ex. club and county underage player Francis Og McKeon on his engagement to Ms Christine Quinn, Lurgan, Co. Armagh. We wish you both good luck and best wishes for the future.
  • Ladies:
    Hard luck to our Ladies who were defeated by Annaduff last Saturday and to our Under 12 team who were knocked out of the championship by St. Joseph's also last Saturday.
  • Under 14's:
    Our Under 14 boys team also took their leave of the championship last week against St Caillins whom the drew with on, but a previous loss to Drumkeeran did the damage. So St. Caillins and Drumkeeran go on to contest the final. But don't be too disappointed lads because ye will be soon back in action again as the Under 14 league starts on Wednesday the 1st of August. The under 14 panel is Mark McCormack, Neil Slevin, Michael McGirl, Ronan Geoghegan, David McWeeney, Gavin Kelly, Richard Shanley, Patrick Withlow, Paul McGirl, Emmet Mahon, Keelan McKeon, Dermot McKeon, Jamie Murray and Daniel McGirl.
  • Thank You:
    To the Doherty family and the bride and groom Stephen and Denise for the after match hospitality for the team in Beirnes of Battlebridge. Congrats and best wishes to the happy couple for their future life together.


09 July 2001

  • Juniors Lose:
    Our second team were well beaten by Mohill in the Junior A Championship last Saturday evening in Cloone. It was not a case of Kiltubrid playing that badly but when it came to scoring we just could not find the posts and only managed two Gerry Gilmartin frees late in the game. On the plus side Ray Harris did return in the second half. We wish Mohill the best of luck in the semi-final.
  • Ladies Football:
    Leitrim Ladies Football team were beaten by Galway in the Championship last Sunday. Kiltubrid were represented by Michael Tighe, Linda Tighe and Naomi Lee. Hard luck to all involved.
  • Championship Sunday:
    Next Sunday our Senior team play Aughavas in the Senior Championship in Paric Sean in Carrick. This quarter final game against the County Champions is our toughest game yet. We would like to have as much support as is possible from the parish for this one.
  • Kiltubrid and Gaels Unite:
    We wish Denise and Stephen the best of luck on Saturday and health and happiness in their future life together.
  • Sympathy:
    We offer our deepest sympathy to well known referee James McCaffrey on the death of his father Michael McCaffrey, Drumbibe, Aughnasheelin. May he rest in peace.
  • Kiltubrid - The Sligo Connection:
    Great interest and joy in Sligo's victory over Kildare on Saturday last as Sligo's Nigel Clancy is a first cousin of the four Gilmartin brothers playing with our club.
  • "Innis Cill Tiobraid":
    The small wooded island in the middle of Carrickport lake now has the red and green flag of our club flying high thanks to the efforts of two senior players who took time out from training to have the club colours visible in this unusual way. You can see the flag from the Drumbollogue end and the Cornaleck end of the lake.


02 July 2001

  • Senior League:
    Last Saturday we took a break from our exploits in the Senior championship for an important league match against St. Caillins. Unfortunately we did not bring our championship boots with us, on the day all we could score was eight points. this latest loss leaves us in a perilous league position with only one point out of eight with three games remaining. So we have a lot of hard work ahead of us and we could use a little luck as well.
  • Underage:
    Our minor team have started their campaign with a good win over Cloone also our Under 14 team won last week against the same opposition and with players like Mark McCormack, Michael and Paul McGirl, David McWeeney, Patrick Withlow, Dermot McKeon, Keelan McKeon and Emmet Mahon playing in this grade the could be in with a shout of honours later on.
  • Ladies:
    Our Senior game with Aughawillan was postponed last weekend, while our Under 12 girls team continued on their winning ways last week against Aughawillan and Annaduff.
  • Neighbours do well:
    Well done to Aughnasheelin who had a great win in the Intermediate Championship against St. Mary's last weekend. Congratulations Hubert and all concerned.
  • Junior A Championship:
    Our Junior team are out in the championship this weekend against Mohill, in the quarter finals of the championship. So as much support as possible would be appreciated in what will be a very tough match for us.
  • Club Draw:
    The draw for the month of May was held on Sunday night in Cardiff's, Drumcong with the following winners - £100 Jim McDonagh, £10 each Noel Guiden, Barry Doyle, and Anna McGovern. Again thanks to all of you who continue to support, also Cardiff's and all the other pubs in the parish who facilitate each draw.


25 June 2001

  • Great Win:
    Our Senior team had a great win in the championship last Saturday against Gortletteragh. It was a performance to lift the heart as this young team played with great heart and skill, in the second half scoring eight times to Gortletteragh two. Kiltubrid go through now to the quarter finals of the Championship which of course is new ground for us. So we will be hoping for everyone's continued support in that game as well. We believe this game will be played in the middle of July and we could be coming up against County Champions, Aughavas. A Tough assignment indeed but what ever happens in this game these young lads have already done their parents, club and parish proud - keep up the good work lads.
  • Congratulations:
    To former under age star players David Tighe who recently announced his engagement to Niamh O'Beirne from Dublin.
  • Fine Girl:
    Congratulations to Ladies Club player Eimear Horan who was chosen as An Tostal Queen in Drumshanbo. It must have been your smile Eimear !
  • Student of the year:
    Well done to Under sixteen player Eamon Geoghegan who was awarded Student of the year for the third year in a row in St. Felim's College, Ballinamore.
  • Exam Success:
    Congrats to Senior Player Dara McKiernan who obtained an Honours Degree in the Higher Diploma in Applied Physics from the University of Maynooth.
  • School Success:
    Well done to Drumcong Schools team who won the shield final against Carrigallen last Monday week in Mohill on a score line of 3-12 to 2-08. A delighted captain Gavin Kelly received the lovely trophy from Seamus Tiernan after the game. This win brings down the curtain on this years competitions as all we need to do now is to thank the panel of players for their dedication to training during the year and of course to Angela White and staff and the parents association from the school for all their help and cooperation through out the year to all the parents who never failed to travel to games and made their cars available week in - week out, well done every one and now ye can have a well earned summer break. The full schools panel was: Gavin Kelly (Capt.), Sean Kelly, Conor Heeran, Lisa and Mark McWeeney, Kieran and Jamie Murray, Ronan and Michael Geoghegan, Siobhain Gallagher, Kevin Quinn, Adrian Beirne, Raymond Foley, Daniel McGirl, Claire Judge, Richard Shanley, Shane Cardiff, Gerard Bracken, Siobhain Kelly, Emmet Mahon, Keelan McKeon, Anthony Tighe. Ciaran Crossan, Dominic Keaney and of course goal keeper Neil Slevin.
  • Emmet for Connacht Finals:
    If you're going to the Connacht Final next Sunday keep an eye out for school's player Emmet Mahon who will be playing in the exhibition game for school kids at half time in the big game - I don't know whether he will be wearing the Roscommon jersey or the more familiar one to him.
  • Underage:
    Our Under 12 girls team are currently doing well in their Championship with wins over Bornacoola and St. Caillins, this team is being managed by Naomi Lee - keep up the good work girls.
  • Senior Ladies:
    Getting back on track our Ladies had a good earned win over St. Josephs - Carrigallen/Aughavas in the park on Sunday.
  • Club Draw:
    The draw for month of May takes place this weekend in Cardiff's. Will all outstanding accounts from promoters be brought up to date by this Friday night.
  • Cloone Park:
    Congrats to park committee in Cloone who had the field and its surrounds presented in excellent condition both for players and spectators on last weekend. Like every other pitch a lot of work by a small committed group deserves credit where credit is due.
  • Gertie's Tenth:
    Congrats to Des, Kathleen and Family as they celebrated ten great years in Kesh. Wishing you continued success in the future.


18 June 2001

  • Senior Championship:
    After sixty seven minutes and thirty four seconds of energy sapping football our lads had to walk away with the rod and line as the hook and fish got away with no time left to re-worm. It's easy to write these notes if you are commenting on victory. Our lot on Sunday was to sum it up - Victory on the field and loss on the scoreboard. To our supporters as you read these notes we say thanks for coming and do the same again next weekend against Gortletteragh in our third game of the first round. Everyone now knows the capability of this young talented team of ours. I won't mention any names of who played well etc. as I don't think any of them gave less than 100%. It was a spirited full team effort. The lads themselves will get great heart from this performance and the game against Gortletteragh should be a great game as there is very little between all four teams in the group. At this point we wish Nick O'Donoghue a speedy recovery from his prolonged leg injury. He togged out with the panel on Sunday evening and was later to enter hospital as his injury surfaced to require immediate medical attention. Sorry if these notes are a bit gloomy this week but with your loyalty and support we will have happier days to come. Congrats to Allen Gaels and here's hoping to meet you again in the Championship.
  • Schools Loose:
    Drumcong school lost out to Bornacoola school in the county semi-final last week in Mohill. It was a very good game of football evenly contested by two good teams with Bornacoola snatching a goal and a few points late to secure their place in the final against Kinlough. The score was 2-9 to 1-7. We wish Declan and the Bornacoola school all the best in the final. All is not lost however because we have another chance in the shield final probably against Gortletteragh again !. This game was played Monday evening 18th of June - report to follow.
  • Underage:
    With the U12 Championship now over our attention turns to the Under 14 competition. These championships are played on a league basis with the top two teams making the final. Our U14 team is managed by Club Senior Captain Conor Doherty together with Michael McGirl. So far we have played two games, an away loss to Drumkeeran and a home win against Ballinaglera. To ensure a good run in the competition it is important that there is a good turn out at training lads !


11 June 2001

  • Senior Sponsorship:
    When our senior panel take the field this weekend in the Championship it will be in fine style indeed, for we have received very generous sponsorship in the form of a set of fine track suits. KENTFORD DEVELOPMENTS is the name of the sponsor. The club are extremely grateful to this Dublin based company for these tracksuits and especially to our own club man Kieran Lee who through work contacts set up this sponsorship - nice one Kieran many thanks.
  • Footballs:
    We are also very grateful to Conor Doherty who is club captain and NORTHWEST TOOL HIRE for the sponsorship of three footballs for he senior and junior panels.
  • Senior Championship:
    This weekend see's our second outing in the senior championship the game is against Allen Gaels on Sunday evening the 17th of June in Carrick. Again we would appeal to all supporters to come out and cheer on the team and maybe not to let expectations run to high. Allen Gaels are a top team with great experience, and this after all is only Kiltubrid's fifth game in Senior Championship. Our injury problems have been well documented in these notes and they have not healed as quickly as we would like, never the less we will be putting our best feet forward and maybe our worst foot as well next Sunday.
  • Under 12's win:
    Our Under 12 team won the Division Four county championship last Friday evening in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada. We were playing Leitrim Gales, who had a great run of wins coming into this final, but this Kiltubrid team were beaten finalists last year and all players were involved in the Westmeath V Wexford or for the oldies amongst us Meath V Dublin drama with Gortletteragh school in recent weeks. This experience I believe gave them the edge over the girls. Keelan McKeon gave Kiltubrid the tonic start with an expertly taken goal from the throw in. Soon Siobhain Kelly and team captain Emmet Mahon were adding brilliant goals of their own, and Kieran Murray was winning free's and scoring fine points. Anthony Tighe was busy in midfield having a great tussle with Brian Tracey of Leitrim Gaels. In defence Neil Slevin was solid in goals with his kick outs always finding a colleague. Shane Cardiff , Gavin Kelly and Mark McWeeney while kept on the toes with the lively Gaels attack coped very well with all that came their way. Our line up was completed by Dominic Keaney, Daniel McGirl, Michael Geoghegan, Ciaran Crossan, Kevin Quinn and Sean Kelly.
  • Thanks James and Eilish:
    The Under 12 panel would like to thank James and Eilish Cardiff of Cardiff's, Drumcong who provided the after match food and drinks for the players last Friday night. It was most appreciated. The players and management would also like to thank all the parents whom supported so well not only in the final but in all the matches during the year.
  • Club Draw (April):
    Held in Lynchs on Sunday night with the following winners - £100 Patricia Bohan, £10 each: Proinsias Reynolds, Kilchor Gilbert and Patricia Lee. The May draw is in Cardiff's on weekend after next. Again thanks to Padraig & Christina Lynch and all the other pubs in the parish for accommodation all our draws and all of you out there who continue to support on a regular basis.
  • Leitrim v. Antrim:
    Hard luck to our county team and final who were narrowly defeated in Belfast on Sunday last. Our club were represented by Christy Carroll and Carl Scollan. Christy got a run late in the game and proved his worth with his usual display of enthusiasm and footballing skills. Good wishes to Joe Reynolds and his selectors as they step down and lets hope the incoming management can match the fine job done by the outgoing management in the years ahead.


04 June 2001

  • Congratulations:
    The stork arrived to club man Dermot Heeran and wife Deirdre last week with a beautiful baby girl called Emma. Congratulations to Deirdre and Dermot at this happy time.
  • Exam Pressure:
    What Pressure ? now playing football that's pressure ! Seriously though, we would like to wish all our young people doing the Leaving and Third level exams the very best of luck and success for the future.
  • Sponsorship:
    We are in the process of obtaining tracksuits from a kind benefactor for our Senior panel. Full details of this next week.
  • More Injuries:
    As you probably know our Senior panel is currently decimated with injuries and trips to the physiotherapy centre more common than visits to Kiltubrid park lately. For the record John Paul O'Donoghue and Darren Gilmartin are out since the start of the year. Ray Harris, Barry Doyle and Nick O'Donoghue were unable to take their place on the team against St. Caillins in the championship. Add to that Aidan Bohan suffered a terrible shoulder injury in the St. Caillins game and to add insult to injury as it were, our powerful centre back Richie Mahon who was just coming back from injury was involved in a car crash and although not seriously injured he will play no part in the next few games. Dara McKiernan and Brian Foley have ankle injuries on them like footballs. Emmet Lee is on the mend though - phew !
  • Super Girls:
    The club were very proud last week of the Drumcong Girls team who proved a class act against Mohill in the county final last Thursday evening. Mohill had no answer to Siobhain Kelly and Clare Judge who were both outstanding at midfield were the platform on which this victory was built. In the backs Lisa McWeeney was simply unbeatable, a super reader of the dropping ball and she cleared her lines so well. She got great help in the defence from Siobhain Gallagher and Sinead Tighe. Up front the three Drumcong forwards were a constant threat with Aoife McWeeney scoring 3 goals and 2 points over all. But the movement of Tara Evans was a joy to behold she got a great goal in the second half and a few points to keep it company in a busy performance. Cathy Beirne completed the team and was magnificent not only in the forwards but also in the backs, this from a young girl who got out of her sick bed to play the match. In the goals was Willow Galewood and she made one great save in the second half. The final score was 4-9 to Drumcong and 1-5 to Mohill. They girls were happy with the great support they got from Mrs White, staff and all the parents. I'm sure this win brought back happy memories to Marie Lee and Maura Bohan both of whom were delighted after the game. Just like every other team Drumcong had great young subs standing by like Aine Tighe, Christine Gill, Maeve White, Clare Kelly Helene Duignan, Sinead Beirne, Mairead Gilmartin, Catriona Cardiff and Clodagh Foley. Congratulations to Naomi Lee who trained this team so well and with such dedication, despite doing her exams lately . Finally we cannot forget Gerties in Kesh who did not let us down yet again with the after match refreshments.
  • Under 12's:
    Our under 12 team as far as I know (and this is not gospel - so check the fixtures) are in the Division four Championship final against Leitrim Gaels on Friday the 8th of June. This will be a tough assignment for sure so as many parents as possible please.
  • Schools Draw:
    Last week our boys schools team were engaged in a two game thriller against Gortletteragh on Monday evening the 28th of May we played a high scoring draw after extra time. This game we played without four girls who play on this team, because of their county final. A feature of this game was the outstanding performance of team captain Gavin Kelly at full back. The score of this game was 2-13 for Gortletteragh and 4-7 for Drumcong. So to act two on Saturday the 2nd of June in Mohill, this time and now with Clare Judge, Lisa McWeeney, Siobhain Kelly and Siobhan Gallagher back in the team Drumcong were confident, but Gortletteragh were made of sterner stuff in this game and a heavy knock to Emmet Mahon did not help Drumcong's cause early on. However with Emmet curtailed big Jamie Murray took centre stage kicking six great points in the first half alone. In the second half Gortletteragh had the wind at their backs and were soon right back on the game and by the end of normal time Drumcong were thankful to late points from the classy Siobhain Kelly and Emmet Mahon to get the draw. In extra time Drumcong were first to score with the wind at their backs but a two point lead was not going to be enough at half time. In the second half of extra time Gortletteragh pulled back our lead and with time almost up were a point up but in the hour of need up popped Keelan McKeon to level it again. I don't know when act three will be - maybe it's already played before you read this.


28 May 2001

  • Seniors Win in Cloone:
    Great scenes of joy and celebration followed our victory over neighbours St. Caillins, Fenagh on Sunday afternoon. Picking from an injury ridden panel was the unenviable task of our selectors who have pushed and encouraged all the players to a level of great confidence in themselves as players. the game itself was great end to end stuff, entertaining both sets of supporters who deserve thanks for turning out in such numbers to cheer on the teams. We extend good wishes to Aidan Bohan who badly injured his shoulder towards the end of the game after sprinting for over forty five minutes non stop. Hoping to have you back soon Aidan along with all the other injured panellists. Next games is against neighbours on our western frontier, Allen Gaels on 17th June. I won't name any players who played well etc. but suffice it to say it was an exceptional team performance on the day. Training as usual with no excuses if we are to progress further in the competition. thanks to Marie Lee for the express delivery of the jerseys in Cloone in time for the game. Again thanks for all players and you the supporters for a memorable occasion for our club. We wish Fenagh the best of luck in the rest of the first round and thank all of them for their friendship at the end of the game.
  • Good Luck Christy:
    Best wishes to our star midfielder who lines out with Leitrim against Mayo on Sunday next in the Connaught Junior Final. See Observer sports fixtures for time etc.
  • Club Draw:
    The draw for the Month of April takes place this weekend in Lynchs of Kilclare. YES it is the APRIL draw and all promoters need to get things up to date or the Euro will overtake and cost us.
  • Girls for Final:
    Congratulations to Drumcong's girls football team who have qualified for the county final of the large schools competition. A powerful display saw them overwhelm Annaduff last Thursday evening and they now face a very strong Mohill team in the final. Next week we will have a report on the final. Best of luck girls !
  • Boys in Play off:
    The Drumcong boys team haven't been idle lately either. They were due to play Gortletteragh in a play off game on Monday 28th. If they were to be successful in this game they would be in the semi-final of the competition. But Gortletteragh have already proved their masters this year, so it will not be an easy one.
  • Under 12's Win:
    Our Under 12's team had a good win over St. Osnett's last Friday evening in the park. We have one more outstanding game against Cloone which should be played this Friday the 1st of June. The Under 12 panel is Neil Slevin, Mark McWeeney, Dominic Keaney, Gavin Kelly, Shane Cardiff, Emmet Mahon, Anthony Tighe, Siobhain Kelly, Keelan McKeon, Kieran Murray, Michael Geoghegan, Ciaran Crossan and Kevin Quinn.


21 May 2001

  • Under 16's:
    Hard luck to our U16 team who lost their Division four championship final against Glenfarne last Saturday in Ballinaglera. Kiltubrid had to play this game without their captain Eamon Geoghegan who was injured, this was undoubtedly a factor in our defeat, but no excuses well done to Glenfarne. The Kiltubrid panel for this final was Brian Tighe, Michael McGirl, Paul McGirl, David McWeeney, Gearoid Foley, David McCormack, Dermot McKeon, Gerard McGovern, Shane Whitlow, Michael McKiernan, Alan McGovern, Patrick Whitlow, Paul Evans, Eoin Meehan and Eamon Geoghegan.
  • Under 12's:
    Our U12 team had a good win Friday evening over St. Caillins. No referees turned up for this game but great credit to Shane O'Rourke 'and his little helpers' for stepping into the breach and doing an excellent job.
  • Connacht Medal:
    Congratulations to schools and under 14's footballer Jamie Murray on winning the Under 14 Connacht title for hand ball.
  • Mini Sevens:
    Drumcong's Mini Sevens girls team had such hard luck last week in the county finals. They looked likely winners in their game against Mohill when they got hit with two sucker punches of goals late in the game. But all the girls can hold their heads high and can look forward with some confidence to the semi-finals of their competition. The mini sevens panel was Aine Tighe, Sinead Tighe, Lisa McWeeney, Siobhan Kelly, Claire Judge, Tara Evans, Cathy Beirne, Helene Duignan, Christina Gill, Aoife McWeeney.
  • Congratulations:
    Congratulations to Catriona Bohan 'a fair mini sevens player herself in her day' who was overall winner in the Graphic Design section of the Aer Rianta National Apprentice Competition recently.
  • Juniors Win:
    Our division 3 team had an excellent morale boosting win over Dromahaire last Saturday, but it was at some cost, for Senior players Nick O'Donoghue and Aidan Bohan both picked up serious looking injuries we wish both men speedy and successful recoveries.
  • Senior Championship:
    This Sunday the 27th of May we are out in the Senior Championship against St. Caillins in Cloone, at the moment our injured list is growing by the day and it will be some achievements to get fifteen fit players on the field for this game. The team would greatly appreciate a good show of support from the parish for this game.


14 May 2001

  • Schools:
    Well done to Drumcong National School teams boys and girls whom both had good wins last week the boys beat Annaduff and the girls team won against Manorhamilton. This week we are out against Kinlough both boys and girls. We would like to wish Naomi and the girls the best of luck in the girls mini sevens county finals which should have been played last Tuesday the 15th of May in Drumshanbo, a report on this next week. Drumcong boys mini sevens had a hard luck story last Wednesday evening in Ballinamore. They were leading Aughnasheelin by 2 points with the time almost up when Aughnasheelin scored a goal to take the game with what was the last kick of the game. In their second game it was a similar story with Drumshanbo scoring a point with time up to draw the game, with this result Drumshanbo went in to the last game with Ballinamore and I believe Ballinamore won this game to win out our group. The players who represented the school in this competition were Neil Slevin, Gavin Kelly, Ronan Geoghegan (Capt), Emmet Mahon, Anthony Tighe, Keelan McKeon, Kieran Murray, Mark McWeeney, Michael Geoghegan, Shane Cardiff and Daniel McGirl.
  • Buffet:
    Would anyone who may have money outstanding from our recent buffet please get it in as soon as possible to Fergal or John
  • Under 16's:
    Our U16 team had a great win over Ballinaglera last Friday evening. They are unbeaten so far in the rural 9-aside championship and have now reached the final against Glenfarne which will probably be played this weekend. This latest victory was all the more note worthy because it was achieved without the teams inspirational captain Eamon Geoghegan who is currently nursing an ankle injury, hopefully Eamon will be able to take his place for the final. The U16 panel is Brian Tighe, Michael McGirl, Paul McGirl, David McWeeney, Shane Withlow, Dermot McKeon, Alan McGovern, Patrick Withlow, Michael McKiernan, Eoin Meehan, Gerard McGovern and Eamon Geoghegan (Capt.)
  • Leitrim Minors:
    Hard luck for Leitrim minors last Saturday evening, they ran into a much superior Galway team. Leitrim were captained by our Shane Foley and Aidan Bohan and Alan Kelly both played in defence for Leitrim while Brian McKiernan and Michael Earley were also on the panel.
  • Juniors:
    Playing without hunger or conviction our team played second fiddle to St. Caillins in Fenagh on Sunday afternoon.


07 May 2001

  • Girls do Well:
    Congratulations to our Schools mini sevens girls team and their trainer Naomi Lee on making the finals of the mini sevens competition. They won through their group in Drumshanbo last week by beating Bornacoola, Fenagh and Drumkeeran. The Mini & panel is Aine Tighe, Sinead Tighe, Lisa McWeeney, Claire Judge, Siobhain Kelly, Cathy Beirne, Tara Evans, Christine Gill, Aoife McWeeney and Helene Duignan. The girls team is also doing so well in their competition winning all their games so far. Joining the ten girls above on this panel are Siobhain Gallagher, Clare Kelly, Clodagh Foley, Maeve White, Willow Galewood, Sinead Beirne, Catriona Cardiff and Mairead Gilmartin. The boys schools team were out last evening Tuesday 8th of May against Annaduff and this evening in Ballinamore in the Mini sevens, we are drawn in a tough group in the company of Aughnasheelin, Drumshanbo, Ballinamore, Drumlea and Carrigallen.
  • Under 16's:
    Our U16 team under the guidance of Michael Geoghegan are presently cutting a dash through their division winning all their games so far. They had no game last week, but look out for a report in these notes when next they play.
  • Under 12's:
    Our U12 team are following the example set by the U16's also winning their games to date. Some useful players at this level are Emmet Mahon (Capt.), Keelan McKeon, Siobhan Kelly, Anthony Tighe, Neil Slevin, Mark McWeeney, Shane Cardiff, Michael Geoghegan, Daniel McGirl, Dominic Keaney, Gavin Kelly, Ciaran Crossan, Ciaran Murray and Kevin Quinn.
  • Another Knee:
    Best wishes to another victim of the knee bug, Ray Harris got a knee injury last Sunday week in a challenge game and we are hopeful at this stage that it is not too bad and we hope to see Ray in action for the championship in two weeks time.
  • Leitrim Minors:
    Good luck to Leitrim minors this weekend against Galway a number of Kiltubrid lads are involved including Shane Foley who is captain of the team.
  • Seniors Lose:
    Our senior team lost last Sunday down in Aughawillan by 2 points and our juniors by 1 point, a hard luck story all around or was it ? - Championship in 2 weeks time lads.


30 April 2001

  • Buffet:
    Kiltubrid GAA held its Annual Buffet in Cardiff’s Lounge, Drumcong last Friday night the 27th, a great crowd gathered and we hope enjoyed the excellent meal very much. Indeed the night went off without a hitch, this did not happen by accident, so we would like to say a great big thank you to the following James and Eilish Cardiff and Kitty, Lisa and all the staff, all the ladies who prepared the meals and worked so hard on the night, to Ronnie Duignan for the excellent music, the ticket sellers, and all those business people in the parish who sponsored Spot Prizes for the raffle these are too numerous to mention but are great club supporters and we appreciated their help very much. To put the cap on it all we were so honoured to have on the night Mr Sean Scollan Ireland’s Young Person of the Year to present our awards thank you Sean.
  • Club Hero’s:
    At our special awards ceremony last Friday night the following awards were presented Intermediate Player of the Year was Michael Scollan, Michael in his acceptance speech told us that he would have great faith in Tom Joe McKiernan if he was in any bother at least that’s what I think he said! Mighty man Scollan. Senior Player of the Year went to Christy Carroll, this award was picked up by his fiancée, Nollaig Doyle because Christy was at home in bed with a stomach bug, sick or not Christy was down at training earlier last Friday evening, now maybe that’s why he’s Senior Player of the Year and he could be any year. Club man of the year went to Tony Redican, the current Senior and Junior Team Manager of course the epitome of a true club man. Tony is presently in New York and will be back on the old sod later this week. Tony’s award was picked up by his wife Mary. Congratulations to all three men.
  • Under 12’s:
    Our Under 12’s team started their Championship campaign with a workman and girl like performance over Leitrim Gaels last week. This week we are away to Glenfarne our panel is Neil Slevin, Shane Cardiff, Gavin Kelly, Mark McWeeney, Raymond McGovern, Dominic Keaney, Emmet Mahon Captain, Anthony Tighe, Ciaran Murray, Ciaran Crossan, Keelan McKeon, Daniel McGirl, Siobhan Kelly, Michael Geoghegan, Kevin Quinn.
  • Schools Lose:
    Drumcong National School lost their first game in their competition last week to Gortletteragh by a margin of one point judging by their first two games, both won, this was a below par performance from the Drumcong kids but on the day Gortletteragh were the better team and deserved to win by more. On duty for our school were Neil Slevin, Clare Judge, Gavin Kelly Captain, Richard Shanley, Ronan Geoghegan, Mark McWeeney, Jamie Murray, Emmet Mahon, Siobhan Kelly, Anthony Tighe, Kieran Murray, Keelan McKeon, Michael Geoghegan, Siobhan Gallagher, Lisa McWeeney, Daniel McGirl, Shane Cardiff, Ciaran Crossan, Gerard Bracken, Adrian Beirne, Kevin Quinn, Conor Heeran, Dominic Keaney.
  • Good Luck Finbar:
    Our ever efficient Club Chairman is to have an operation on his knee this year, Finbar Keaney who was brilliant as MC at our buffet last Friday night is also a well known referee and best wishes from the club goes to him. Also awaiting an operation for similar complaints are players John Paul O’Donoghue and Darren Gilmartin.
  • Millennium Cup:
    Kiltubrid Seniors said good bye to the Leo Kenny Connacht Cup at the first hurdle last Wednesday. The opposition was Boyle and they were well worth their five point victory. Kiltubrid were badly weakened with a lot of players unable to travel and in the circumstances didn’t put up a bad show. Thanks very much to the Boyle Club for the reception afterwards in the Forest Park.
  • Juniors Lose:
    Our Division three team lost to Drumkeerin last Saturday evening on a score of 3-7 to 1-8 all the damage was done in the first half when we conceded 3-4 to our 4 points. Kiltubrid did stage a great come back in the second half but Drumkeerin got a few late points to take the points.
  • Senior League:
    We should have a Senior League and possibly a Junior game as well on Sunday, as much support as possible would be greatly appreciated.


23 April 2001

  • Sympathy:
    It is with sad regret that we offer our sincere sympathy to the Murray and McKiernan families on the death of Geraldine Murray, Derrien, Aughacashel. Geraldine was the mother of Tracey, Neil, Aishling and Karen. There was a minutes silence observed at our games last Sunday as a mark of respect for Geraldine. May she rest in peace.
  • Jet Setters:
    No sooner is the "Doc" back from Egypt that the big third of the management is off on his travels. We wish Tony a happy stay in New York.
  • Thanks Padraig and Christina:
    In last weeks notes I forgot to thank Padraig and Christina Lynch for the wonderful reception they gave the club players after we played the Lynch cup on Easter Monday last. It was much appreciated by all the players.
  • Maura on the mend:
    Everyone in the club is delighted to hear that Maura Lynch of Kilclare is on the mend in hospital after a recent health scare.
  • Under Sixteen's off the mark:
    Our under 16 team were frustrated lately when their first three games were called off. But they saw their first action last Friday the 20th of April in Kiltubrid Park against St. Caillins. Kiltubrid too out their frustrations on their neighbours by recording a big victory. Under 16 player Paul McGirl has compiled a match report for Kiltubrid Gaa website.
  • Under 12's:
    Our under 12 Championship starts on Wednesday the 25th of April. We will be operating out of division 4 in the company of Leitrim Gaels, Glenfarne, Cloone, St. Caillins and St. Osnetts. Our schools team should have had an away game last Tuesday against Gortletteragh, a report on this game next week.
  • Buffet:
    This Friday night we hold our annual buffet and presentation of awards in Cardiff's Drumcong. Tickets are £5 and music is by Ronnie Duignan. A great night is guaranteed as awards will be given to Club person of the year, Senior player of the year and Junior player of the year.
  • Thanks Martin:
    Last week we appealed for sponsorship for jerseys for our young ladies teams and we would like to take this opportunity to thank Martin Moran for sponsoring same and some footballs into the bargain. Martin is a local builder and when playing Martin was a great under age star with one of the best left feet in the business.
  • Seniors Lose:
    Our Senior team lost in the league last Sunday at home to Drumkeeran in a forgettable performance played in the muck of Kiltubrid park. Drumkeeran were well worth their 3 points victory for they were the hungrier team on the day. Kiltubrid's next outing is in the Connacht league against Boyle on Wednesday night (25th April) at 7.30pm
  • Club Draw (March)
    Held in McMurphys on Sunday night with the following winners -£100 Edmund Doyle, £10 each- Michael McKiernan, Philomena McGovern, and Michael McGirl 


16 April 2001

  • Club Player Bereaved:
    The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to club player Christopher Healy who was bereaved by the death of his mother, Mrs. Mary Healy, during the week. May she rest in peace.
  • Juniors Win:
    Our Junior Div III game against Carrigallen last Sunday resulted in a good victory for our second string by a margin of 3 points.
  • Buffet:
    Our annual club buffet will be held in Cardiff's lounge on Friday night 27th April. Tickets to be got from any Club member for the small sum of £5. Your support would be greatly appreciated. On the night we will have a special presentation to a junior player, a senior player and also clubman of the year.
  • Underage:
    The schools team had a good win over Bornacoola last Monday evening although the game was played in atrocious conditions. Well done to all concerned. The U-12 Championship is due to start the 25th April. The U-16's have not seen any action yet as two games were called off due to bad weather conditions. It is great to see four of our minors training with the County team.
  • Lynch Cup:
    Last Monday two teams from the Parish contested in the Lynch Cup in Kiltubrid Park. This is an annual tournament within the club kindly sponsored by Padraig and Christina Lynch, of Lynch paints and Sheemore Lounge, was a keenly contested affair won out in the end by Niall Foleys team by a margin of two points, it was great to see Kieran Lynch lining out in this game. Kieran who is at home from Australia on holidays made a great contribution to the game and he has lost none of his fitness or appetite for the game.
  • Ladies:
    No Easter rising for our Ladies as they played second fiddle to Aughawillan on Monday afternoon in Aughawillan. Great to see the return of recent absentees to the panel and the arrival of younger players gives more hope for the future. Training continues for all and no doubt will pay off in the long run.


09 April 2001

  • Drumcong Win:
    Last week was a great week for Drumcong's football teams, as both boys and girls teams had good wins over Carrigallen on Monday 2nd of April in the boys competition and over Drumlease on Thursday the 5th of April in the girls competition. The Drumcong boys panel was as follows: N Slevin, G Kelly, C Judge, R Shanley, R Geoghegan, M McWeeney, J Murray, E. Mahon, S Kelly, K Murray, M Geoghegan, D McGirl, K McKeon, G Bracken, A Beirne, A Tighe, R Foley, S Cardiff, K Quinn, C Crossan, D Keaney and on duty for the girls on Thursday were W Galewood, M Gilmartin, C ?Beirne, S Tighe, S Gallagher, M Flemming, C Judge, S Kelly, M white, A McWeeney, T Evans, C Gill, A Tighe, C Foley, S Beirne, C Cardiff, C Kelly, L McWeeney, H Duignan. A match report on both games is available on the website
  • Jerseys Please:
    Last Thursday evening Drumcong girls played in very bad conditions, but surely no help to them were their extremely light short-sleeved jerseys. These jerseys have been around a long time and are really only suitable for summer wear. This is an excellent panel of young players, very lucky to be coached by Kiltubrid, Leitrim and Connacht player Naomi Lee. We think a new set of jerseys would be the order of the day. Would anyone interested in sponsoring a set for these young players contact any Ladies club member please.
  • The Bard Dies:
    It's with great regret we record the death of Christy Moore of Mohercregg, well known as the bard of Liscarbon, who passed away last week. Christy was a great local character full of song and verse and will be sadly missed. Deepest sympathy to his sister who resides in England and his many friends around the Drumshanbo and Liscarbon areas. May his soul rest in peace.
  • Lynch Returns:
    Welcome home to Kieran Lynch of Kilclare and his wife Una who are on holidays from Sydney, Australia. We wish them both a pleasant and happy stay with their family and friends.
  • The Doc on the Nile:
    Happy cruising to club captain, Conor Doherty, who is about now cruising down the Nile, as if the canal wasn't good enough for him !
  • Seniors Draw:
    Our Senior team played out a deserved draw last Sunday in the Senior league against Carrigallen. Conditions were not good for football but both teams served up a good game of football.
  • Ladies Affiliation fees:
    All affiliation fees must be paid by Wed 11th April. The fee is £10 for Senior players and £5 for underage players. All outstanding fees from 1999-2000 must also be paid in order to be a registered member for the coming year 2001 sporting year. Please submit these fees to the treasurers immediately - "No fees - no play"
  • Training:
    Training continues for all players on Wednesday night at 8pm
  • Game on Monday:
    The first round of the the Ladies Senior League 2001 takes place on Monday 16th April. The Ladies will take on Aughawillan in Aughawillan pitch. See Ladies GAA fixtures (in the Observer) for time. Your support will be appreciated.
  • Ticket Money:
    All outstanding monies for tickets to the Leitrim Ladies Function which was held recently must be paid by Wednesday 11th April. Please submit money for these tickets to Noel Gill


02 April 2001

  • Sympathy:
    This club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the McGushin Family on the death of John Tom McGushin, and indeed would like to offer its sympathy to Bornacoola Gaa and indeed Leitrim Gaa as well. John Tom as well as being a truly great man, was also one of nature's gentlemen. May his soul rest in peace.
  • Cormac is Back:
    It's great to see another Dromod man, Cormac Mc Gill back in our local school teaching the kids music. I'm sure Cormac took some inspiration from our own Sean Scollan during his illness in the recent past.
  • Schools Football:
    Drumcong National School were in action last Monday against Carrigallen in their first game of the year, also the girls nine a side school's team will be in action this Thursday the 5th of April. A word about both of these games in next weeks notes.
  • Games Off:
    Last weekends games, Under 16 League against Leitrim Gaels, Senior Div I B against Carrigallen and Junior Div. III also against Carrigallen were called off due of course to the death of the president of Leitrim Gaa John Tom McGushin.
  • Leitrim Lose:
    A gallant Leitrim Under 21 side lost out to a very hot Mayo outfit last Sunday in Carrick, also Leitrim Minors lost to Galway in the Minor league by a few points. Kiltubrid's Shane Foley and Aidan Bohan both played well for Leitrim in this game.


26 March 2001

  • Schools League:
    Our school league starts next Monday the 2nd April. In our first game Drumcong re away to Carrigallen the game is at 6.30pm. Other teams in our group are Gortletteragh, Bornacoola, Annaduff, Drumlease and Kinlough.
  • Underage Training:
    There will be Under 14 Boys training this Wednesday the 28th in the Park at 7pm.
  • Senior League:
    The Senior Division I League is due to start this Sunday the 1st of April and we are away to Carrigallen. So a bit of support would be most welcome and appreciated as we start out on what will undoubtedly a tough campaign. there is also a possibility of a Junior Div III league game as well on Sunday.
  • Watch Found:
    There was a ladies watch found in the Dressing Room after Senior Training last Monday week the 19th of March. Contact Darren or Paul Gilmartin for return of same.
  • Challenge:
    Our Seniors had a good work out as they played Drumreilly at Carrickmakeegan on Sunday last. The performance of our young panel debutants will pose a selection dilemma for the management as many experienced players will no doubt be looking over their shoulders from now on.


19 March 2001

  • Keshcarrigan and area Brochure
    Keshcarrigan Development Association are at present compiling and updating the tourism and local business brochure for the area. Anyone wishing to be included in the brochure should contact any member of the committee at the following phone no’s 42329, 42056, or 42059 before the 31st March. Subscription is £10.00 per advertisement
  • Annual Bazaar
    The annual Bazaar will take place soon. Star prize is a car-trailer. You can buy a £1 ticket for same from any member of the organising committee.
  • Hospital
    We all wish Christy Moore, Drumshanbo a very speedy recovery, as he is in Beaumount Hospital. Hope you will soon be back home again.
  • GAA
    Thanks to the people of the Parish who bought tickets for the GAA Supporters Club for Leitrim 2001. Results in GAA notes.
  • Birth
    Congratulations to Bernadette Mahon (Rantogue) and her husband Gerry, Boeshill, Garadice on the birth of Mark, a baby boy.
  • Holidays
    We hope everybody enjoyed St. Patrick’s weekend at home and got back to work safely.


12 March 2001

  • Ladies:
    Training resumes for our ladies on Monday 19th March at 2pm. All players old and new are requested to attend.
  • Good Wishes:
    To all the students from our parish who are attending their mock exams and continuing to study their Junior and Leaving Cert.
  • Club Draw:
    May go ahead this weekend. Will all with accounts out of date please update without delay. This is the February draw we are talking about.
  • St Patrick's Day:
    St Patrick's Day: The club sends greetings on our National Holiday to all at home and those living overseas at this time.
  • Leitrim Supporters Club:
    Everyone is reminded that the draw is planned to go ahead this weekend. Tickets are available from Finbar Keaney and Marie Lee. This is your opportunity to show your support where it is needed most at this stage. Our county team depends on everyone of us giving a hand with something in it now.


05 March 2001

  • Shutdown:
    Due to the threat of foot and mouth disease the club are following a directive from the county board to suspend all training sessions. Indeed our challenge game against Drumreilly last Sunday was called off and our training on Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th is also off. As and from next weekend we will just have to play it by ear the same as other clubs. As I'm writing this on Sunday night the 4th we have no way of knowing what is going to happen in the coming days. Finally I would just like to say that it was always this clubs intention to co-operate fully with the Departments Rules and Regulations on this most serious matter, and we appeal most strongly to all our players and supporters to continue to do so.
  • Parish Bazaar Also Postponed:
    We have also learned of the postponement of the annual Bazaar due to the F & M disease. This gives everyone a real chance to get your ticket for the Star Prize of a Car Trailer. It could be yours for just £1.
  • Ladies Annual Social:
    A great night was had by all patrons at the girls annual Social/Draw on Saturday night in McKeons Bar, Kesh. The Draw winners and corresponding sponsors were: 1st prize £50 sponsored by Tom Joe Keaney and won by Dermot Heron. 2nd Prize £50 Fuel vouchers sponsored by McCormack's Fuels and won by Dessie Bohan. 3rd Prize £40 sponsored by Francie Gilmartin and won by the Adrian Curran. 4th Prize £30 sponsored by Noel Gilmartin and won by Damien McDermott, Santry, Co. Dublin. Spot prizes of bottles of whiskey sponsored by - Enda Horan, Plumbing and Heating Contractor, Meehan's High St., Drumshanbo, Willie Bohan Construction and Dessie Foley, Kesh. Winners were Frank McCabe, John Curran, Tom Brady Dublin and Dessie Bohan. The Ladies wish to thank MurrayMcKiernan construction and Tom Corcoran of Galway for their sponsorship donations towards the running of this club. A big thank you to the McKeon family who sponsored the food and band on the night. Lastly to all who attended and/or bought draw lines, thanks a million. To Thomas Nolan thanks for a great nights music and song. To all the Organizers and ticket sellers who worked hard to make the night a great success - a big thank you.


26 February 2001

  • Senior Scor:
    Our question time team were in action last Saturday night in Drumkeeran but unfortunately success was not our lot on this occasion. Well done to Michael Geoghegan. Finbar Keaney and John Paul O'Donoghue
  • Knee Bug:
    Senior team member Darren Gilmartin is the latest man to fall victim to a serious knee injury, with last years captain John Paul O'Donoghue out of action and Chairman Finbar Keaney awaiting an operation for the same thing. We wish all three a speedy and successful recovery.
  • Senior Game:
    Our Senior team had its first game of the year last weekend in Ballyfarnon against St. Ronan's, although weakened, the game went well for us and a feature of it were fine debuts for Aidan Bohan and Niall Foley to the Senior team.
  • New Captain:
    Congratulations to Conor Doherty who has been elected Senior Team Captain for the coming year. May you lift a cup or two 'Doc'
  • Training:
    Senior and Junior Training this Wednesday night at 8.30pm Sharp and Friday night at 8.30pm. Senior Challenge on Sunday.
  • Ladies Nite Out and Draw:
    Steer yourself towards McKeons, Kesh on this Saturday night March 3rd where our Ladies club have a great night organized. Music is by the Famous Thomas Nolan. Draw for great prizes will take place. All cards of lines are almost a sell out, so make sure you are included. Everyone is welcome and your ongoing support will be very welcome.
  • Ladies Training:
    Resumes on Sunday next at 2.30pm. Come on everybody and get down to the task and start the year in style.
  • Engagement:
    Congratulations to club player (??????) and web page expert (!!!!!!) Brendan Doyle on his engagement to Ms. Tara Brennan, Newbridge, Co. Kildare. We wish them both good luck and happiness for the future.


19 February 2001

  • Club Meeting:
    There will be a very important club meeting this Friday Night the 23rd of Feb. in Cardiff's at 10 O'clock. It is vital that all players attend this meeting.
  • Senior Challenge:
    The Senior Team has its first game of the year this Sunday the 25th of Feb. against St. Ronan's in Ballyfarnon at 12 O'clock sharp. All players on the field at 11.45 please. We will be leaving Cardiff's at 11.15 sharp.
  • Training:
    Senior and Junior training this Friday night in the park at 9pm sharp
  • Schools Football:
    Yes !, it's nearly that time of the year again and training will be starting at the school in the very near future, also there is the little matter of a medals presentation from last year - don't worry we haven't forgotten - more about this later.
  • Birthday Girl:
    Happy Birthday to a great club supporter Kathleen Foley who celebrated a big one lately.
  • Ladies Football:
    Remind everyone of our annual night out and draw to be held in McKeons of Kesh on Saturday week the 3rd of March. Prizes are: 1st £50 voucher for Chineese Restaurant, 2nd prize: - Fuel voucher for £50 and Third prize £30. Many more spot prizes on the night. Music is Thomas Nolan and your support would be very welcome.


12 February 2001

  • Happy Birthday:
    Kiltubrid GAA Site is now officially 1 year online !
  • Ladies Meeting:
    In Cardiff's at 2 pm on Sunday next.
  • Senior Training:
    Training in the park on Friday Night at 8-30pm and Sunday afternoon at 12-30pm
  • Congratulations James:
    James Gill is a handy lad in a tight spot with a ball, but but in the 40x20 hand ball alley he has proven to be mighty. He has just become Leitrims Hand Ball Champion in the 40x20 court. Other duel players from our club are Paul and Darren Gilmartin both of whom are great Handballers as well as footballers.
  • Under 21's:
    We are pleased to announce that we will be amalgamating with Leitrim Gaels in the Under 21 competition this year and we welcome any Gaels Under 21 players to join us at training on Friday nights and Sundays.
  • Young Players do Well:
    Congratulations to our young players who are doing so well for their respective teams lately. Michael Earley and Brian McKiernan for Carrick Community School Senior team, Shane Foley for Sligo's IT Freshers team and Leitrim Minors, and Aidan Bohan, Alan Kelly and Brendan Meehan also for Leitrim Minors.
  • Injury:
    The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to our club captain John Paul O'Donoghue who has suffered an annoying knee injury. We hope that it is not the serious and that John Paul is back doing what John Paul does best that is scoring for fun.
  • Welcome back Sean:
    We welcome back Sean McKeon who has been helping out the Gaels for the last few years, hoping to see you down at the field soon.
  • Club Draw:
    Winners of the January draw held on Sunday night in McKeons, Kesh were - £100 John McGovern, £10 each - Ben McKeon, Denis McGovern and Cyril McWeeney. All promoters are reminded to visit the club treasurers with outstanding loot in hand. The February draw will be held in Foleys bar on Weekend of 3rd/4th March
  • All Ireland Champs:
    Congrats to the Bornacoola Club who emerged as All Ireland Scor Champions last weekend.


05 February 2001

  • County Board Awards:
    Congratulations to our club chairman Finbar Keaney who was a very deserving winner of the Bord na nOg Referee of the year award. Unfortunately Finbar was unable to be at the function himself last Friday night. So his award was picked up by his father John, himself a great club stalwart. The Leitrim Under 16 team that won the Fr Manning Cup in 1975 were special guests of honor at the same awards ceremony, and part of that Leitrim team twenty five years ago was our own Padraig Lynch. Congratulations to both men.
  • Supporters Club:
    Leitrim GAA have launched a new supporters club for 2001 and part of the committee is our own Marie Lee.
  • Scor:
    Anyone interested in taking part in Scor for the Club please contact Christina McGourty at 078-42316 or any club officer.
  • Senior Training:
    Anyone interested in taking part in Scor for the Club please contact Christina McGourty at 078-42316 or any club officer.
  • Minor Boys Presentation:
    A great night was had by all who were there in Foleys, Kesh for the presentation of Divisional Championship medals to our gallant Under 18 boys last Friday night. As well as medals the entire panel were presented with polo shirts sponsored by Des and Kathleen Foley. We wish to thank the Foley family for their generosity, also all who sponsored spot prizes on the night. We again thank Padraig Kelly and his assistant Noel Gill who looked after the team for the past year. Thanks to all supporters and thanks to the panel of players who have given all of us many entertaining hours of football over the past number of years. Good luck to all for the year ahead.
  • Ladies GAA:
    Meeting for all players and committee this Friday night - usual time and place.
  • Connacht Colleges Senior A Final:
    Congrats and well done to Carrick-on-Shannon Community School who have reached the all Ireland Semi-Final of the colleges Senior Championship by their victory over Headford College, Co. Galway on Sunday last. Our club reps. - Brian McKiernan and Michael Earley were amongst the star performers on the day. Final score was 1-10 to 0-10
  • Leitrim Lose to Sligo:
    Playing with nothing but pride at stake our County team were second best to a hungrier Sligo side in this FBD match on Sunday last. Still team building Joe Reynolds and his selectors will have an uphill battle as they face into the first league encounter next weekend. We wish the team good luck for the remaining league outings.
  • Club Draw:
    The January draw takes place this weekend in McKeons, Kesh. Will all promoters please update your accounts.
  • Leitrim Ladies:
    Hard luck to our Senior County Ladies team who were defeated by the Ladies of Wexford on Sunday last. Final score 2-10 to 2-6


29 January 2001

  • Ladies AGM
    At a successful AGM of the Ladies board in Cardiff's, Drumcong last weekend the following officers were elected: Chairperson: Noel Gill, Secretary: Emer Horan, Assistant Secretary: Maura Bohan, Joint Treasurers: Mary Keaney and Sinead Meehan, PRO: Naomi Lee. Team trainers for the coming year will be Senior: Darren & Paul Gilmartin and Noel Gill. Underage: Darren Gilmartin Under 16 and 14, Helen Tighe and Naomi Lee schools and Under 12's. We wish the Ladies lots of success in the year ahead
  • Graduation
    Congratulations to Senior team member Darragh McKiernan, son of Michael and Mary McKiernan of Drumaweel, Drumcong, who recently graduated from Galway UCG with a Science Degree and is now doing a H. Dip. in applied Physics in Maynooth.
  • Presentation
    There will be a presentation of medals to last years Minor team in Foleys, Keshcarrigan this Saturday night 3rd of Feb. Please support these talented young men and we wish them even more success this year.
  • Foley on Fire
    I've often seen Shane Foley on fire on the football field, well close enough to it anyway, but Shane had a close encounter with the real thing recently. Himself and his mates had a very lucky escape from a house fire and were hospitalized for a night. Mind you he was still a bit smokey looking at training last Sunday, lucky lad Shane.
  • Training
    Senior and Junior training next Friday night the 2nd of Feb. in the park at 8.30pm sharp and again Sunday the 4th of Feb. at 12:15 sharp.
  • Quiz
    Congratulations to our young footballers who were participating in the Credit Union quiz for their school last weekend and all did very well indeed
  • New Trainer Next Door
    Good luck to Hubie Murray who has taken over the reins at neighboring club Aughnasheelin. Good wishes to the Aughnasheelin panel who now have a person with the energy and motivation skills to bring success to your club.
  • The Late Bertie Fisher - The Kiltubrid Connection
    We offer our sympathy to the Fisher Family of Fermanagh in the tragic loss of three members of their famous sporting family. The stainless steel cross on our restored church was manufactured by the Fisher family engineering works. It's 22 years ago since the late Bertie Fisher led a stage of the circuit of Ireland rally from Annadale across Sliabh-an-Iarann . May they rest in peace


22 January 2001

  • Birthday Boy's
    Congratulations to club players Fergal Meehan and Barry McKiernan, both of whom got the key to the door at the weekend and to Alan Kelly who has reached the ripe old age of 18.
  • Membership
    There are a 'coupla' real tough looking young treasurers really anxious to relieve anyone of outstanding membership money. So please pay up or else !
  • Marriage
    Congratulations and best wishes from Kiltubrid Gaa to former club player Adrian McKeown and Doreen Doherty who were married at Christmas, we wish them many happy years of wedded bliss.
  • Sympathy
    The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to Eilish Cardiff of Cardiff's, Drumcong on the death of her grand father Mr. John Fleming, Gorey, Co. Wexford. May he rest in peace.
  • Girls to play for Connaught
    Linda Tighe and Naomi Lee are to play for their province next May in the ladies Inter Provincial football Championships which will be in Manchester, England. Congratulations on your selection girls.
  • Ladies AGM
    Kiltubrid Ladies hold their AGM next Friday 26th of January at 9pm in Cardiffs, all are very welcome.
  • Training
    Senior and Junior Training next Sunday for all players at 12.15pm sharp in the park. There was a good start tot the year last Sunday as many players made the effort. Some on everybody - get out and get fit
  • FBD League
    Good start for Joe Reynolds and his new look panel on last weekend as they shared the spoils with Roscommon on Sunday, and pushed Galway all the way on Saturday going down by four points.
  • Club Draw
    Will all with outstanding monies please when you read this bring payments up to date as our new finance group are on the war path.


15 January 2001

  • Training
    First training session of the New Year takes place on this Sunday with everyone to be togged out and on the field at 12.30pm. the new management team will take you from there.
  • Club Draw
    The December draw was held in Lynches on Sunday night. Winners were £100 Eoin Meehan, £10 each - Gerry Winters, Marian Tighe and James Cardiff. All monies due to be handed in by this Sunday. Again thanks to all premises for facilitating the sale of lines and to all of you who bought lines.


08 January 2001

  • New Officers elected
    Our AGM was held on Saturday last with a new board elected with Finbar Keaney taking the chair. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the outgoing members for their help and assistance in creating this site. To Finbar and the gang, I wish you all the best for the coming year in your new roles.   Click here to get the full line up.
  • County Board Awards Night
    Tickets for anyone interested in attending are available from County Secretary Seamus Gallagher in Drumkeeran


01 January 2001

  • Club AGM
    The postponed AGM has been rescheduled for Saturday evening (6th Dec) at 5pm in Liscarbon.
  • Website Launch
    Due to severe weather conditions the Official Launch has been postponed. A new date has yet to be set.