31 December 2001
- Happy New Year:
Happy New year to all our followers !
24 December 2001
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:
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:
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
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:
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
- Players Meeting:
There will be an important players meeting after the match on St. Stephens day for all players.
- Richard on Cue:
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.
All club members please put Sunday the 30th of December in your Diary for this years AGM.
10 December 2001
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:
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:
Seniors played their second game under the new management team of Noel
Gill, Emmet Lee, Conor Doherty and Shane Foley were keeping our flag
Keep the 30th of December free, that is the day that is penciled in for this years AGM.
- Handball Heroes:
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:
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:
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
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
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
- Bracelet Found:
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:
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:
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
- Convention 2001:
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
26 November 2001
- Lovely Wedding:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
to Senior team player Richard Mahon who graduated from Sligo IT last
weekend with a diploma in Electronic Engineering - well done Richard.
- Minor Final:
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
- Boxing Day Challenge:
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:
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
29 October 2001
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:
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 !
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:
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:
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
- Ladies Gaa:
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:
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:
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:
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
- Div 3 League Final:
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
15 October 2001
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
- Gael's loose:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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
- Junior League:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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
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:
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
- Minor Magic:
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:
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
- Lovely Kit:
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:
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:
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
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.
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:
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:
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:
to Under 14 and Schools footballer Jamie Murray and his hand ball team
on winning the beautiful Matthew Dolan cup recently.
Our under 12 team had two good wins in their league last week.
- Minor Final:
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
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.
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:
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
- Junior League:
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:
birthday wishes to Kiltubrid footballers Brendan and Deirdre Meehan.
Deirdre celebrated her 21st and Brendan his 18th last weekend.
- Ladies Football:
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.
Well done to all our young footballers who performed so well in Mosney last month.
27 August 2001
We Would like to thank everyone who contributed to our church gate collection at last Sunday's masses
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
- On Yer Bike:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
The game on Monday evening was cancelled as Cloone conceded.
13 August 2001
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:
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
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 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
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:
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
- Division One:
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
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
- Injuries Again:
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:
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:
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.
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
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:
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.
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
- Minors doing well:
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:
Under 14 Special Leagues are starting this week Kiltubrid are operating
in Division Four and our first game is at home to Cloone.
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 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
- Romance Ends:
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:
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:
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
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.
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:
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:
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
09 July 2001
- Juniors Lose:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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":
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:
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
To former under age star players David Tighe who recently announced his engagement to Niamh O'Beirne from Dublin.
- Fine Girl:
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:
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,
- Exam Success:
to Senior Player Dara McKiernan who obtained an Honours Degree in the
Higher Diploma in Applied Physics from the University of Maynooth.
- School Success:
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:
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.
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:
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
- Cloone Park:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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):
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:
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
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:
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.
We are in the process of obtaining tracksuits from a kind benefactor for our Senior panel. Full details of this next week.
- More Injuries:
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:
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
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
- Under 12's:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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,
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:
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:
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
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.
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:
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:
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.
Playing without hunger or conviction our team played second fiddle to St. Caillins in Fenagh on Sunday afternoon.
07 May 2001
- Girls do Well:
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:
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
- Under 12's:
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:
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:
luck to Leitrim minors this weekend against Galway a number of
Kiltubrid lads are involved including Shane Foley who is captain of the
- Seniors Lose:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
- Juniors Lose:
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:
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
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:
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:
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
- 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:
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
- Under 12's:
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
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:
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:
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)
in McMurphys on Sunday night with the following winners -£100 Edmund
Doyle, £10 each- Michael McKiernan, Philomena McGovern, and Michael
16 April 2001
- Club Player Bereaved:
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:
Junior Div III game against Carrigallen last Sunday resulted in a good
victory for our second string by a margin of 3 points.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 continues for all players on Wednesday night at 8pm
- Game on Monday:
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
- Ticket Money:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
- Underage Training:
There will be Under 14 Boys training this Wednesday the 28th in the Park at 7pm.
- Senior League:
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:
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.
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
19 March 2001
- Keshcarrigan and area Brochure
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
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
all wish Christy Moore, Drumshanbo a very speedy recovery, as he is in
Beaumount Hospital. Hope you will soon be back home again.
Thanks to the people of the Parish who bought tickets for the GAA Supporters Club for Leitrim 2001. Results in GAA notes.
Congratulations to Bernadette Mahon (Rantogue) and her husband Gerry, Boeshill, Garadice on the birth of Mark, a baby boy.
We hope everybody enjoyed St. Patrick’s weekend at home and got back to work safely.
12 March 2001
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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
- 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'
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:
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.
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:
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
- Senior Challenge:
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.
Senior and Junior training this Friday night in the park at 9pm sharp
- Schools Football:
!, 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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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:
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
- The Late Bertie Fisher - The Kiltubrid Connection
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
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.
are a 'coupla' real tough looking young treasurers really anxious to
relieve anyone of outstanding membership money. So please pay up or
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.
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
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.
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
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
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 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
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
08 January 2001
- New Officers elected
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.