30 December 2002
A.G.M. of the club took place on Sunday last 29th Dec with a very good
attendance of players and supporters. Club president Fr Seamus McKeon
started proceedings with the ‘Lords Prayer’ as Gaeilge followed with a
very encouraging address to all assembled. Chairman Finbar Keaney gave
a detailed report on the year past, outlining the unprecedented level
of success on the playing fields from under-age to senior by the ladies
and men’s teams. Outgoing secretary John Paul O’Donoghue read a very
detailed report on all club activities throughout the year and this was
followed by outgoing treasurer John McGovern’s financial breakdown of
income and expenditure showing the club purse to be in a healthy state.
Club officers for the year ahead are as follows:-- Chairperson – Finbar
Keaney, Asst Chairperson – Tony Redican, Club Secretary – Nollaig
Carroll, Underage Secretary – Michael McGirl, Treasurer – Barry
McKiernan, Asst Treasurer – Kevin Nealon, Club Registrar – Adrian Lee,
Scor Coordinator – Michael J. McKiernan, P.R.O. – P.J. Meehan, Asst
P.R.O.-- Eoin Meehan. The appointment of Senior and Junior team
trainers/managers was left to be decided at a players meeting to
follow. More details of other positions will be made available in these
notes later. A little bit of history was made at our A.G.M. as we took
on board the first female club officer Ms Nollaig Carroll as Secretary.
It’s exactly thirty years since another parish organisation the Pipe
Band broke the mould with the first female membership in 1972.
- Day of Fun:
annual St Stephen’s Day charity game between the Highlanders and the
Lowlanders was a great day’s entertainment and was attended by a very
large crowd. It was sweet revenge for the Highlanders as they
overturned last years result. The large numbers of players togged out
was puzzling to all associated with putting teams together during the
year. All who were there willing to play are invited along to the first
training session to be announced later. It’s proof that we have the
players available but a little shy when training and games are planned.
- Slaves a Good Trade:
the fun game in the park the club held a very successful ‘Slave
Auction’ that night in Cardiff’s Lounge. Thanks to all who supported
the event, including sponsors, bidders, buyers, slaves to the club and
“D.J. Dara”, to the Cardiff family for the use of their premises, to
the auctioneers Des Foley and Brian Meehan who made the event both
entertaining and worthwhile. Thanks also to the lads who organised and
coordinated the fundraiser on the night.
To Antoinette Lee and Declan Tivnan who were married in St Brigid’s church Drumcong last Friday 27th Dec.
- Happy New Year:
all players, supporters, friends of the club at home or away. May 2003
bring all of you every happiness peace and success in everything you
Clubs extends its sympathy to the Reynolds Family of Cornabrone on the
death of Hugh Reynolds of Bray Co.Wicklow and also to the McGovern
family Ballinamore on the death of Hughie McGovern whose funerals took
place last week. May they rest in peace.
23 December 2002
- Happy Christmas
GAA would like to wish all our members, supporters and friends a Happy
Christmas and a Prosperous and healthy 2003. We send greetings to
Kieran Lynch in Sydney, Australia, to recently emigrated David Tighe,
to Paul Foley in San Francisco and to all our members and friends in
New York, who have been so generous to us this year. I’m sure we will
see most if not all of our London contingent over the holidays.
- High Achievement:
will be a year to be remembered for lots of reasons, rainfall and
terrible local tragedies, made us sit up and put things into
perspective this year, but when the rain stopped and games were finally
played it turned out to be a line out of the Van Morrison song ‘days
like this’. Our ladies teams achieved Junior Championship and League
double, their first adult titles. At under age the girls landed the
Under 14 Championship and only succumbed to Aughawillan in the Under 12
final after a replay while Drumcong Schools girls team made the schools
competition their own and beat Mohill comprehensively in the final. Boy
footballers too can play a bit as our Under 12 and Under 14 teams both
lost their respective league finals, but if they did it galvanised them
for their championships. The Under 12 Div 2 championship was duly
delivered at the expense of Sean O’Heslins in the final. Of course the
Under 12 Boys will want to thank the five girls who helped them in
their achievement. Our Under 14 team had no problem storming in to the
nine-a-side championship final, and when they did they took full
advantage leaving Ballinaglera in their wake with a dashing and
committed display. One One our best young ladies footballer made a
valued contribution to this win. In Adult football too it was a
historic year yielding the Club’s first Intermediate championship also
at the expense of Sean O’Heslins. The Intermediate panel started
training on January the 21st. We numbered some thirty strong and our
goal was simple, win the Intermediate championship and secure Senior
status for 2003.
We had like every other club many hiccups, wet fields, late
cancellations, disrupted holiday plans and injuries, but through it all
the players stayed amazingly focussed, travelling from Dublin and
Galway for weekly training sessions was no problem, others that worked
weekends had to reschedule work around games and then to find games off
due to water logged pitches. But I don’t think any player would say it
was not worth it when Conor Doherty at last lifted that coveted prize.
At time of writing we still have one outstanding game, the Division 2
final against neighbours Aughnasheelin on Saturday 21st Dec in Cloone
eleven months to the day that we started training in Kiltubrid Park. We
also had some great achievements on the Handball courts and the
Athletics fields from some of our members, well done to one and all.
- http://leitrim.gaa .ie/kiltubrid
is surely one of our pride and joys and you can blame Brendan Doyle for
this, he assures me we are heading for an unbelievable 15,000 hits, yes
that is fifteen thousand visitors on the web from Dubai to Drumcong, we
are hot. Brendan has over one hundred players profiled on the website
and only last week he has set up a website for the parish of Kiltubrid
with valuable contributions from P.J. Meehan, he tells me it has gone
crazy. Mighty work lads.
supporters and club members please keep in mind that our Annual General
Meeting is on Sunday the 29th December in Liscarbin Social Centre. It
starts at 3.00pm sharp. Some new blood would be very useful.
- Day of Fun or Lark in the Park:
Stephens Day just days away now from that famous annual day of fun and
crazy carry-on by supposedly grown adults. By being there you can enjoy
the craic and also help out a local charity in the parish. At 12noon in
the park we hold the second annual Highland /Lowland ball maul. It will
be a good game of football with compromise rules, probably a
compromised ball (inflated like a stone by you know who), for a while
anyway, but no compromise from some of the characters playing. This is
a must see event. Michael Bohan of the Main shopping centre in Kesh has
kindly donated two trophies for the Player of The team from each side.
Parking is reserved for the Highlanders in whose territory the park is
located and is also a home venue for the Highlanders. Parking for
Lowlanders is at Drumcong and ye can walk the rest of the way.
Later on in the day the club will be holding a ‘Slave Auction’ in
Cardiff’s Lounge. Lots of local celebrities will be up for auction and
you wouldn’t believe what they would do for you if you buy them.
- Church Ceremonies For Christmas:
Masses of midnight as follows – Rantogue at 8pm and Drumcong at 10.30pm..
Christmas day masses are same as on Sundays.
- Kiltubrid Parish Website:
parishioners are reminded that the new developing parish website now
has a ‘Guest Book’ and ‘Guest Map’ available. Any person or family or
parish organisation can log on and send Seasons Greetings to friends
and relatives. The web address is www.kiltubrid.com If any of you
clever people out there have any ideas for maximising the use of the
website, make your thoughts known via the web.
- P & T:
Pat McWeeney and Tony Redican, I would like on behalf of the players
and the club say a big Thank You for your dedication to training since
the dark nights of January to this weekend. When you take on the
onerous task of team management and trainers you commit yourself to the
club and all the players. For your weekly club notes Pat in that brown
envelope with the notes fresh from your pen, thanks for the coverage of
all sporting activities in the parish. I have very little additions or
adjustments to make and its an easy job for me to have them with the
Observer and on the Web. To both of you and your families have a very
Happy Christmas and Best of Luck for 2003.(p.j.m.)
- Drive Safely :
Rea’s song “Driving Home For Christmas” sums up the bitter-sweet
aspects to our attitudes behind the steering—wheel – delighted to be on
the move towards home and family but frustrated about everyone else
heading in the same direction!
"Driving home for Christmas with a thousand memories. I take a look at
the driver next to me. He’s just the same ... top to toe in tailbacks.
Got red lights on the run, driving home for Christmas......" - Enjoy
your Christmas holidays. Safe Driving!
- Thank You:
we in Kiltubrid would like to thank sincerely all of our sponsors that
helped us out during the year and all are to the fore again on St
Stephen’s Day. Simply we are not a club without you. To P.J. Meehan and
Brendan Doyle for the three years help and support while I have been
writing these notes, I say a massive thank you to Geraldine who has
tried to teach me how to spell, no cigar! Because I just wrote learned
instead of teach and that is just bad grammer. (Geraldine - "send him
down to Master McKiernan"). Thank you to John Connolly and all the
staff at the Leitrim Observer for their cooperation in printing these
notes weekly. Lastly again we would like to wish everyone a very Happy
and Peaceful Christmas and a Great New Year. By the way “Up Kiltubrid”
16 December 2002
supporters and club members please keep in mind that our Annual General
Meeting is on Sunday the 29th December in Liscarbin Social Centre. It
starts at 3.00pm sharp. Some new blood would be very useful.
- League Final:
Intermediate football panel are only an hour away from achieving a rare
double, as they have qualified for the League final. Next Sunday in
Cloone at 2pm we will take on neighbours Aughnasheelin in what will
surely be an intriguing contest. Kiltubrid reached this final by virtue
of a good win over Sean O’Heslins last weekend. Remember again Cloone
at 2.00 pm on Sunday next 22nd December for the final.
- Scor Nua:
we want to congratulate our young people who represented our club in
Scor Nua lately; again our successful quiz team was Keelan McKeon,
Emmet Mahon and Adrian Beirne, but we were very unlucky with a very
good novelty act. The players were Michael Geoghegan, Pionsias
Gilmartin, Dominic Keaney, Ciaran Crossan, Daniel McGirl and Kevin
Quinn. Orla McGourty represented us at solo singing and Sinead Tighe at
resitation. Many hours of practice was put in, in Liscarbin Community
Cntre and we would like to thank the committee for the use of the
centre for practising and og course the willing parents who put in the
work, who were Mary Rose Geoghegan, Bridget Quinn, Patricia Crossan and
Damien Crossan and of course Christina McGourty.
- Day of Fun:
down St Stephens Day this Christmas in your diary for a day of fun and
you can also help out a local charity in the parish. At 12 noon in the
park we hold the second annual Highland /Lowland gig. It will be a good
game of football with compromise rules, probably a compromised ball,
for a while anyway, but no compromise from some of the characters
playing. This is a must see event. Michael Bohan of the Main shopping
centre in Kesh has kindly donated two trophies for the Player of The
team from each side.
Later on in the day the club will be holding a ‘Slave Auction’ in
Cardiff’s Lounge. Lots of local celebrities will be up for auction and
you wouldn’t believe what they would do for you if you buy them.
- Player Photo and Profile:
players are reminded that this Friday night at 8pm is their last
opportunity to have your photo and profile placed on the Club Website.
All players from under age to seniors are asked to make a final effort
to finish off this long drawn out exercise and let the people
organising this move ahead with the next task on hand.
- Church Ceremonies For Christmas:
of midnight as follows – Rantogue at 8pm and Drumcong at 10.30pm..
Christmas day masses are same as on Sundays. Confessions for Christmas
on this Friday 20th Dec at 9.00pm in Drumcong with 4/5 priests
- Drumshanbo and District Credit Union:
takes place on this Thursday night Dec19th at 8pm in Aras Padraig,
Drumshanbo. It’s your Credit Union so make an effort to attend. Credit
Union is Open at the following times… Tuesdays at 11am to 2pm & 3pm
to 5pm. Thursdays at 11am to 2pm. Fridays at 11am to 2pm & 3pm to
6pm. Saturdays at 11am to 1pm & 2pm to 4pm. To become a Member or
to avail of Loan facilities call into the office during above times and
staff will assist you with any information you require. Phone 078 –
- Kiltubrid Parish Website:
parishioners are reminded that the new developing parish website now
has a ‘Guest Book’ and ‘Guest Map’ available. Any person or family or
parish organisation can log on and send Seasons Greetings to friends
and relatives. The web address is www.kiltubrid.com If any of you
clever people out there have any ideas for maximising the use of the
website, make your thoughts known via the web.
09 December 2002
to our young competitors who took part in Scor last Saturday night in
Aughavas. Our question time team were in top form winning out on the
night. The team was Keelan McKeon, Emmet Mahon and Adrian Beirne. They
will go forward with confidence to the next round. The club are
indebted to Patricia Crossan, Damien Crossan and Christina McGourty for
all their great work with the youngsters for scor. We also competed in
the solo singing and novelty act on the night.
This year our Club AGM takes place on Sunday 29th December in Liscarbin Social Centre at 3pm. Keep your diary free.
- Juniors Win:
latest adventure in the Division Three league yielded Kiltubrid two
league points at the expense of Mohill last Sunday in Kiltubrid park.
- Well Done Adrian:
to Allen Gaels captain Adrian Cullen on winning ‘Club Player of the
Year’ in Leitrim this year. It was well deserved, he really was Gaels
top man this year.
- Christy Injured:
looks like Kiltubrid may have to play their league semifinal without
Chris Carroll. He picked up a foot injury a few weeks ago playing for
Leitrim. We hope the big man wont be out for too long.
- Saint Stephens Day Mass-acre:
maybe not a massacre, but the Highlanders actually believe they can
beat us this year. I think they believed it last year too. The knives
are out already, sly remarks in the locals. Naughty messages on the
website all the order of the day. The game is sure to be compelling
again and remember all proceeds are for local charity. The start time
is at 12 noon and after the bit of ‘Craic’ on the field we will hold a
‘Slave Auction’ in Cardiff’s. For more on the big days activities see
next weeks notes.
- Congratulations Stephen:
Flynn from Mohill is the new Secretary of the Leitrim County Board. It
was a close thing between himself and Declan Bohan from Bornacoola.
Well done Stephen.
- Parish Website:
those of you logging onto the Parish Website www.kiltubrid.com , You
can now view the weekly Parish Newsletter as well as GAA Notes etc..
The newsletter you read every Sunday and Church Holiday in the churches
can now be read on the website each Sunday. Tell your friends or
relatives living away from home, as they may want to keep up with some
of the happenings in the parish.
02 December 2002
G.A.A. would like to sincerely sympathise with the Patterson family of
Lisduff, Carrick on Shannon on the recent death of George Patterson.
George was a very popular local businessman and was of course father of
Kiltubrid footballer Darach Patterson to whom we would like to offer
our sympathy and to his family. May he rest in peace.
- Executive Meeting
There will be an important meeting of the club executive committee this Friday 6th Dec at 10.00pm in Cardiff’s meeting room.
- Juniors Lose:
Junior team went down to Aughavas last Sunday in a league in Kiltubrid.
You wouldn’t put a dog out in the weather conditions on the day, but
both teams served up a fairly good game considering. Aughavas won the
game by a single point. Kiltubrid would be about mid table in division
three with two games left.
- Special Olympics:
will be a benefit social held in Meehan’s Lounge, Drumshanbo this
Friday night 6th Dec to assist with preparations for the arrival of
Special Needs competitors from Maritania West Africa to the Drumshanbo
area next year 2003. A host of top artists will entertain on the night.
This is your opportunity to support these young people who are coming
to our area to compete in the Special Olympics.
25 November 2002
- Glorious Under 14’s:
under 14 footballers had a mighty win in their championship final
against Ballinaglera last Sunday. Right from the throw-in Kiltubrid
took the game to Ballinaglera, and kept up relentless pressure on the
Ballinaglera goals. This pressure reulted in some great scores from
Keelan and Dermot McKeon, Emmet Mahon, Anthony Tighe and some great
long-range points from Michael McGirl. In the second half Kiltubrid did
not take their foot off the pedal, and Keelan McKeon goaled twice to
complete his hat-trick, he had scored a lovely goal in the first
half.He also scored three points to go with Dermot McKeon’s late goal
and point. This was a great team effort from Neil Slevin in goals to
Anthony Tighe in the forwards, Gavin Kelly was brilliant at full-back,
Ronan Geoghegan in the corner had little to do in this game, but as
always he was so efficient. Lisa McWeeney on the other side of the
defence had as always a great game. Lisa was the only girl on our panel
and its safe to say we would not have got as far as this final without
her, such were her performances all year. At midfield Michael McGirl
and team captain Dermot McKeon were simply unbeatable. In the forwards
Keelan McKeon as I have already said scored heavily, but either side of
him Emmet Mahon and Anthony Tighe were simply outstanding. Some of the
passing movements between these three along with Dermot and Michael
were a joy to watch. Richard Shanley and Shane Cardiff joined the
action in the second half and both lads played well. The other members
of our panel were:- Mark McWeeney, Daniel McGirl, Kieran Murray, Adrian
Beirne, Prionsias Gilmartin, Ciaran Crossan. On a final point well done
to captain Dermot McKeon who gave up his athletics commitments last
Sunday so that he could lead his team to victory.
- Sorry Jamie:
week I omitted Jamie Murray’s name from these notes. Jamie was also one
the Kiltubrid footballers who was playing handball for Leitrim in
- Carrigallen Looking Good:
Well done to the Carrigallen Club who had their grounds looking so well last Sunday for the under 14 final.
- Support Helen:
Friday night the 29th November Leitrim ladies hold their annual night
out in Clarkes Hotel, Mohill. This year our own Helen Tighe is
Kiltubrid’s nominee for Club-Person of the year. We wish Helen the best
of luck and we would encourage as much support as possible from the
Club for Helen.
- Scor Nua:
Saturday night the 30th Nov youngsters from our Club will take part in
Scor Nua and we wish them all the best, and we would like to thank
Christina McGourty for all the good work she puts in with these kids.
- Club Training:
Friday night the 29th Nov next at eight o clock for all club players.
- Division Two:
at home this will not go down as one of our great performances as
Dromahaire gave us a lesson in direct and simple but very effective
football. Even though we were missing some of our regulars there is
still no excuse for this poor performance. Brendan Meehan’s equalising
goal at the end of the game saved a tricky situation following a
disputed goal from the boot of Conor Doherty just minutes beforehand
Time still allowed us to score an all important point to win by the
- Division Three:
first game in St Marys new football grounds against the home side was
for the few supporters present a very good hours football as both sides
played with skill, pace and determination right up to the final
whistle. A ding dong encounter ended with a win for the home side by
18 November 2002
- Parish Bazaar
annual parish bazaar takes place in Cardiff’s Lounge , Drumcong on this
Friday and Saturday 22nd & 23rd Nov in Cardiffs Lounge, Drumcong.
Great selection of quality prizes on offer both nights. Door Prize is a
Pair of Antique Restored Fireside Chairs. Star Prize of the Bazaar is a
Family Size Colour Television.
- Under 14’s Win
under 14 championship game with Aughnasheelin finally took place last
Sunday. It was called off about three times due to bad weather.
Kiltubrid won this game by a few points and so advance to the final
which should be against Ballinaglera, this game was played without
Emmet Mahon and Anthony Tighe who were playing handball. Just a
foot-note on last Sunday’s game, we in Kiltubrid would be forgiven for
thinking that Bord na nOg have forgotten us because yet again no
official referee turned up for the game. Now games between Kiltubrid
and Aughnasheelin at every level are very keenly and honestly contested
and so was this one. Not for the first time this year Kiltubrid team
trainer Damian Crossan had to step in to the breach to get the game
played, this is not fair to either team or to Damian.
- Handballers Supreme
to our club players James Gill, Emmet Mahon, Anthony Tighe who were
playing handball last weekend for Leitrim against Kildare. James Gill
is also holder of the Matthew Dolan cup together with Paul Gilmartin
won earlier this year.
ladies Emer Horan and Denise Murray have just graduated receiving a
National Certificate in Business Studies and in Information Systems.
Congratulations from all in Kiltubrid G.A.A.
- Young McGlynn
Congratulations to former Kiltubrid and Leitrim footballer Martin McGlynn and his wife Orla on the birth of their son Mark.
- Final Ten
to Jackie Lee from our club and pipe band on making the final ten in
the People of the Year awards, also well done to P. J. Meehan and
Elizabeth Burke who were nominated.
- Juniors Lose
division three team played a good game last Sunday up in Dromod against
Bornacoola and were a little unlucky to lose to the home team by two
has been nonexistent lately so we want to shape up again for an end of
the year push so to speak; all Junior and Intermediate players in the
Park on this Friday evening at 8.00 pm please.
11 November 2002
Gaa Club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Foley and Gill
families on the death of Mrs Peggy O’Rourke last week. The late Mrs
O’Rourke was an aunt of club players Noel and James Gill, Niall, Derek
and Gearoid Foley. May her soul rest in peace.
- Games Off:
park was seriously water logged last Saturday evening, and as a result
our division two game against Dromahaire and our Under 14 championship
game against Aughnasheelin due to be played last Sunday were cancelled.
Ironically Sunday was one of the best days of the week.
that time of the year again. Would anyone interested in taking part in
Scór Na nÓg, and you have to be under 17 please contact Christina
McGourty at 42316 before Friday the 15th of November.
- Parish Bazaar:
and Saturday week, 23rd and 14th November are dates to keep free as our
annual parish bazaar takes place in Cardiff’s lounge, Drumcong.
04 November 2002
- On his travels:
GAA say goodbye to one of its brightest footballers David Tighe who is
to spend some time working abroad. We eish David the best of luck on
his travels and you can always keep in touch David at
- Happy Couple:
to local footballer and business man Micheal Scollan who last week
announced his engagement to Miss Deirdre Blessing from Drumshanbo. You
know all the good women are from Drumshanbo Micheal. Best wishes to
both of you.
- Girls Graduate:
to local girls from our club who have graduated lately. Tracey Costello
graduated from National University of Ireland Galway with an honours
degree in mathematical science and computing. Sinead Foley graduated in
general nursing from the Anglia Polytechnic University in Chelmsford,
Essex and has taken up a position in Bloomfield Hospital England.
Nicola Foley graduated in psyciatric nursing from DCU Dublin and has
taken up a position in St. Brendans, Grange Gorman.
- Games Off:
Under 14 team were frustrated last weekend when their game with
Aughnasheelin was caleld off due to a water logged field. While St.
Caillians were unable to field a team against Kiltubrid in the
Intermediate league last Sunday. We are going well in the division two
league with one game left.
- Club Training:
training for all Junior and Intermediate players is on Friday night the
8th of November and not on Wednesday the 6th. This is for all players
please at 8pm sharp.
- Happy Holidays:
of our players are gone on belated holidays due to our involvement in
the Intermediate Championship, we wish them all the best.
28 October 2002
- Another Win:
teams have been doing very well of late in finals and this trend
continued last Friday evening the 25th of October in the boys Under 12
Division Two Championship final. The game itself was in doubt right up
to the last minute because of the state of pitches in the county due to
the bad weather. In the end it was played in St. Felim’s grounds in
Ballinamore and great credit must go to Sean O’Heslins trainer Padraig
Leydon for having the field so well lined out for the final.
So to the game itself Kiltubrid started off playing against the wind in
the first half and played some great controlled football and coming up
to half time were leading by four points to Ballinamore’s one point.
Emmet Mahon and our chief marks man Keelan McKeon hitting the target.
But then disaster struck in the form of two O’Heslins goals, despite
the best efforts of Daniel McGirl in goals. Kiltubrid pointed again
before the short whistle, as the say, to leave the half time score five
points to Kiltubrid and two goals and a point to Ballinamore.
Kiltubrid would have the wind in the second half. This they would put
to good use. Emmet Mahon and Tara Evans started where they left off in
the first half dominating midfield. Kiltubrid had the vital first score
a great long-range point from Keelan McKeon. Kiltubrid scored again
from Emmet Mahon but the Ballinamore had their turn and put the
Kiltubrid backs under serious pressure. This they withstood gamely and
held O’Heslins to two points in this period. But then Kiltubrid got
their crucial break, full forward Aoife McWeeney cut in along the end
line and hit a shot off the bottom of the post and the rebound came out
to Keelan McKeon, who is a lad who just does not miss such chances.
Kiltubrid in the lead now but Ballinamore were not finished yet and put
on some serious pressure on the Kiltubrid goal, but at this time our
backs were out standing led by team captain Dominic Keaney and powerful
centre back Shane Cardiff. Ballinamore did score a point in the height
of this pressure, but Kiltubrid scored two late points from the boot of
Claire Kelly. Indeed Claire was unlucky that one of them was not a
goal, it was helped over the bar by goalkeeper James Boyle. Soon after
Claires second point Ciaran Hearty who had an excellent game as referee
blew the long whistle and it was Kiltubrids cup of joy. The cup was
afterwards presented to team captain Dominic Keaney, by Bord Na nOg
Chairman Cillan Ellis, to the delight of his teammates.
Kiltubrid lineout was in goals Daniel McGirl who was sound throughout
and was without fault for the goals. Out two full backs were team
captain Dominic Keaney and Aine Tighe and both were very good under
pressure clearing their lines very well. The half back line of Sinead
Tighe, Shane Cardiff and Daniel Tighe were completely dominant. Shane
has to be the strongest Under 12 player in the county. Out midfielders
of Tara Evans and Emmet Mahon showed their class throughout with their
experience being vital in a tight game. The half forward line of Ciaran
Crossan, Keelan McKeon and Micheal Geoghegan were on top of their game.
Keelan was a great target man and all his scores were class. Micheal
Geoghegan again was one of best players and he won so many frees in the
game. While Ciaran Crossan was always a threat and so nearly got in for
a second half goal. Our two full forwards Claire Kelly and Aoife
McWeeney burst in to the game in the second half and Claire finished
strong with the two vital points. The other players who played a vital
part in this success were Kevin Quinn, Alan Crossan, Prionsias
Gilmartin, Ciaran Tighe, Stephen Bracken, Anthony Murray, Sean Kelly
and Shane Evans. We also must say well done to Damien Crossan and
Micheal McGirl both of who have put in a lot of work with this panel of
- Game Off:
Under 14 game with Aughnasheelin fell victim to the weather last week,
but there will be training for the full panel this Wednesday evening at
7 pm. We would like to congratulate Aughnasheelin on their recent Under
12 success against Aughavas.
- Great Supporters:
thanks from our young panel to our great loyal supporters who were out
in force again last Friday at the Under 12 final in Ballinamore, and
especially to our most loyal Jim Tighe who never misses a game and was
there again to see his two grand daughters Sinead and Aine pick up
another medal for Kiltubrid.
- Key of the Door:
Belated congrats to Ladies star forward Cathy Kane who recently celebrated her 21st birthday.
- Ladies Say Thanks:
ladies team wish to thank Enda Horan and Johnny Earley for their
generous sponsorship of a set of tops for the senior ladies panel.
- Parish Annual Bazaar:
wishes to the friends of old St Brigids who are getting ready for their
famous Annual bazaar which takes place on the 22nd and 23rd November in
21 October 2002
- Ladies do double:
to Kiltubrid Ladies team who won the Junior League Final. Their recent
success will go well with the Junior Championship they won last month.
They had a big win in this final against Annaduff in Cloone, it was
played in atrocious weather conditions but Kiltubrid still played good
football and the entire team played very well dominating their markers
on each line of the team. Helen Tighe at full forward scored three fine
goals. It was just reward for Helen who is an outstanding example to
her younger team mates. When times weren't as good in Ladies football
in the club people like Helen and team manager Darren Gilmartin held
things together and both got their just rewards this year. Kiltubrid
played this final without regular goalkeeper Tracey Costello and
Leitrim player Naomi Lee. But on this occasion Emer Horan was very
sound in goal. Deirdre Meehan made a welcome return at full back and
together with Geraldine Carroll both were very sound. The half back
line of team captain Sinead Meehan, Emer Kelly and young Lisa McWeeney
were all out standing. Siobhan Carroll and county player Linda Tighe
easily dominated midfield. The half forward line of Sandra Earley,
Miranda Burke and our youngest player Siobhain Kelly had the run of the
field and Sandra was very good with her frees. Playing full forward
with Helen was Cathy Kane and she put in a very determined display over
the hour. The remainder of the panel was Regina Bohan, Cathriona
Gilmartin, Rachel McGrogan, Claire Gilmartin, Nicola Kelly and Aisling
- Back on Track:
Intermediate footballers got their league campaign back on track last
weekend with a good win over neighbours Aughnasheelin in a keenly
contested game at Kiltubrid park on Saturday evening, two points in it
in the end.
are part and parcel of all sports and our own John Paul O’Donoghue has
had a fair share. John Paul finds himself with a recurring knee injury.
Its not a real serious one but John Paul will be out of action for a
good few weeks. The injury happened to him in the county final against
Ballinamore, but everyone is still talking about John Paul’s brilliant
late goal against Cloone in the semi-final. We hope to see you back in
the red and green soon JP.
- Aidan in America:
say so long to club player Aidan McGovern who is gone to New York for a
few weeks and his loss will be sorely felt in our Junior and
Intermediate games coming up but we know that Aidan won’t be too
worried about that as he will be having a good time, fair play to you
- Club Meeting:
very important club meeting will be held next Friday night at 10
O’clock in Cardiff’s that is Friday the 25th for all members please.
- County Call Up:
some outstanding performances from Kiltubrid players in the
Intermediate Championship the county selectors have called up Karol
Scollan, Barry Doyle and Chris Carroll to compliment Shane Foley and
Emmet Lee. Fergal Meehan who was man of the match in the Intermediate
final can consider himself unlucky not to get a call. Other Kiltubrid
players who have got what it takes are Dara McKiernan and Enda McKeon.
County football of course is not for everyone as it is a massive
commitment, so good luck to those who can do it and good luck to
Leitrim next year.
- People Of the Year:
play to our clubman P.J. Meehan on being one of the people nominated
for the people of the year awards. One of the many things P.J. does in
our club is that he ghost writes these notes with me. Lets hope we
don’t get into as much trouble as Dunphy and Keane – PJ. Other popular
people in our parish that are nominated are Jack Lee and Elizabeth
Burke. Good luck to everyone.
- Under 12 Final:
Under 12 boys team with a few girls have reached the Division 2
Championship final against Ballinamore on this Friday the 25th of
October. Fenagh at five o’clock is the time and place, and these young
players deserve some support. The team have enjoyed a good campaign,
losing only once to our opponents on Friday. This is a tricky one for
the team manager Damien Crossan but I think red and green are his
14 October 2002
- Down to Earth:
Intermediate footballers were brought down to earth last Sunday in the
Intermediate League in a Division Two match against Allen Gaels. The
Gaels ran out easy enough winners and were the best team by far as they
applied themselves better to the contest and gave Kiltubrid a lesson in
good football. So it’s back to the grindstone for the Kiltubrid lads if
they want to make the league semi-finals.
footballers again want to say a big thank you to all our generous
sponsors for all their support during our successful Championship
campaign particularly all the businesses in the parish and publicans
including Brian and Ann Meehan on the High St, Drumshanbo. At this
point we would also like to thank the Ballinamore club for the sporting
gesture of their panel and supporters who joined with us in our
celebrations on Sunday evening week last. To Tony and Pat we say thanks
for your tireless commitment to the success of this team.
To Aine Tighe on her winning the U12 event at last weekends’ cross country contest held in Lough Rynn, Mohill.
- Ladies Final:
Ladies team are in action in the Junior league final against Annaduff
this coming weekend. Watch fixtures for time and venue and please be
generous with your support.
Under 12 and Under 14 teams are still well involved in their
championship and have vital games coming up soon, but with day light
fading these evenings it is hard to know when we will get these games
played. Both panel of players are applying themselves very well in
training in recent weeks – so keep up the good work and sit tight until
we hear more.
for the bigger men, that is Intermediate and Junior players this
Wednesday night 16th of Oct and Friday nights. Full attendance lads
07 October 2002
Intermediate footballers will start the 2003 campaign as Senior
footballers in Leitrim after over coming Sean O’Heslins in the
Intermediate Championship final last Sunday in Pairc Sean in Carrick.
The Ballinamore team were a very tough nut to crack and it was a game
that went down to the wire but the Kiltubrid team had the greater
resolve to pull away in a tight finish. I can tell you from first hand
knowledge that this panel of over thirty players handled themselves
impeccably all year, and no group of players deserve this success more.
Conor Doherty lead from the front last Sunday and scored five great
points and ha made a great speech when he accepted the Intermediate cup
from County Board Chairman Micheal McGowan, for full back Gerry Winters
it was third time lucky as he lost intermediate finals in 1986 and in
- Man of the Match:
to brilliant wing back Fergal Meehan on his award of Man of the Match
it was well deserved as Fergal typified the hunger and commitment of
this Kiltubrid team. Well done Fergal on a great display.
- Girls Final:
Under 12 girls team were unlucky last Friday the 4th of October in Sean
Leydon park Fenagh. They were playing Aughawillan in the replay of the
county final. Aughawillan were the stronger and better balanced team
and they put pressure on the Kiltubrid goals from the start but the
Kiltubrid girls were very brave. Goalkeeper Nicole McMahon was safe and
did not let in any goals throughout the two games. The back line of
Claire Kelly, Christine Gill and Aine Tighe repelled many Aughawillan
attacks. Kiltubrid’s midfielders Sinead Tighe and Tara Evans fought
hard against two stronger opponents, these two girls work rates was
immense. Tara scored two points from frees and Sinead a great goal, and
she was so unlucky to have another goal late in the game called back by
referee Mary Shanley only for her to give a 13 meter free. In the
forwards Sinead Byrne, Sharon Moran, Aoife McWeeney and later Clodagh
Foley fought hard for possession. Aoife was strong on the ball and got
two nice points but she had to come out the field too far to get good
ball and therefore a scoring threat nearer goal was diminished. All in
all Kiltubrid were up against it in this game but they had loads of
spirit and that spirit was typified by Aine Tighe in the first half as
she raided up the wing repeatedly on solo runs, a great little bit of
stuff is young Aine. The young girls would like to thank all their
supporters on Friday and especially thank their trainers Helen Tighe,
Regina Bohan and Emer Horan and true sports that they are would like to
congratulate Aughawillan on this success. The rest of the panel on
Friday evening was Karen Murray, Niamh Tighe, Aisling McGourty, Roisin
Judge, Ciara McWeeney, Catriona Cardiff, Avril McGovern, Rachel Gill,
- Under 14 Boys:
under 14 boys team plus one girl are doing well in the Championship
with two good wins under their belt against Ballinaglera and St
Caillians. They have no game this week so we will take the opportunity
to train Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7pm in the park for the
following panel members. Neil Slevin, Ronan Geoghegan, Gavin Kelly,
Lisa McWeeney, Micheal McGirl, Dermot McKeon, Emmet Mahon, Keelan
McKeon, Anthony Tighe, Richard Shanley, Kieran Murray, Daniel McGirl,
Dominic Keaney, Mark McWeeney, Adrian Beirne.
- Under 12’s:
Under12 team had mixed fortunes last week, on Monday we had a good win
over neighbours St. Caillains but on Wednesday we fell to Sean
O’Heslins by a margin of two goals the score being 2-13 to 13 points.
In this game we played without our five girls who regularly tog out
with the boys team, this limited our options somewhat, and O’Heslins
deserved their win. The panel was Daniel McGirl, Dominic Keaney, Shane
Evans, Anthony Murray, Shane Cardiff, Daniel Tighe, Emmet Mahon,
Micheal Geoghegan, Ciaran Crossan, Keelan McKeon, Ciaran Tighe, Kevin
Quinn, Alan Crossan, Sean Kelly, Prionsias Gilmartin. The five girls
that were absent were Sinead Tighe, Tara Evans, Aine Tighe, Claire
Kelly and Aoife McWeeney. The Ballinamore U12 team is trained by
Padraig Leydon, a former Fenagh Kiltubrid great who managed Kiltubrid
in his time. The Kiltubrid team is managed by Damian Crossan, a former
Ballinamore great, while both men played for Leitrim, funny old game
- A sea of Red and Green:
Kiltubrid Intermediate panel and Ladies panel would like to say a great
big thank you for the effort put in to all the flags and bunting that
was on display in the parish for the last week ends big games. The good
will and parish pride that was evident last Sunday was immense. Thank
you very much.
- Ladies bow out of Connaght Championship:
gallant panel of Ladies were knocked out of this years Connaght
Championship by the ladies of St. Mary’s of Sligo on Sunday last. Some
harsh decisions on the field of play took our team out if its stride on
many occasions on Sunday. This was a great performance and the game
could have gone either way as a penalty save by the St. Mary’s
goalkeeper had a lucky rebound off a players foot late in the match
were some of the deciding moments that cost us in the end. We wish St
Mary’s well in the rest of the competition and congratulate our girls
on a great display. Thanks to all our supporters who travelled to Sligo
under a tight schedule to fit in out other game in Carrick and also to
the five pipe band girls who made a special effort to get back with the
band in Carrick.
- Friends Of Old St Brigids Race Night
support is asked for our Parish Race Night this Saturday night 12th Oct
in McKeons of Kesh. First Race is due off at 9.50 pm. Make this a great
follow-on weekend and keep the parish floating on its sea of green and
30 September 2002
- Intermediates in Final:
to our Intermediate football panel on their good workman like win over
Cloone in the Championship semi-final last Sunday. This was Kiltubrids
first real tough game of the year and we had waited along time for it.
Small wonder then at times that it was a nervous display from our lads.
But Cloone are a fine football team and played a great game so we say
hard luck to them and wish them luck in the rest of their league
campaign. For Kiltubrid now its a County Final appearance next Sunday
against Sean O'Heslins. We last appeared in the final in 1998, that
year O'Heslins contested the Senior final, enough said.
- Big Support:
footballers would like to thank all their loyal supporters who were in
Fenagh last Sunday in great numbers and we would appeal for the same
again next week. We would also appeal for as many flags and bunting to
be flown in the parish this week.
- Under 12's:
Under 12 football teams both boys and girls contested two finals last
week with mixed fortunes. On Monday our boys team played Dromahair in
the final of the Division Two league. This was an entertaining and a
high scoring game with Kiltubrid holding sway in the first half but
Dromahir came more into it in the second half and eventually ran out
winners by two points, the score being Dromahire 0-13 to Kiltubrids
1-8. The Kiltubrid panel lined out without young Sean Kelly of Kilclare
who's grandfather had died, Jim Kelly RIP and Anthony Murray of
Aughacashel who was injured. The rest of the panel is Daniel McGirl,
Dominic Keaney, Tara Evans, Shane Cardiff, Daniel Tighe, Emmet Mahon,
Sinead Tighe, Ciaran Crossan, Keelan McKeon, Aine Tighe, Michael
Geoghegan, Aoife McWeeney, Kevin Quinn, Alan Crossan, Ciaran Tighe,
Stephen Bracken, Proinsias Gilmartin.
On Wednesday our girls under 12's were out in the county Final aginast
Aughawillan, this was a real thriller played with great commitment from
both teams. the final whistel from Mary Shanley could not seperate them
and to be fair it did not deserve to, the score on the evening was
Kiltubrid 2-4 and Aughawillan 0-10. The replay is this weekend - I
- Ladies go for glory:
Ladies go for Connacht glory this weekend in the Junior Ladies Connacht
Championship against St. Marys of Sligo. It's fixed for Kent Park Sligo
on Sunday at 12:30 pm which will surely clash with our Intermediate
Final. Kent Park is St Mary's ground and is found by travelling past
the Cathedral and taking a left at the traffic lights, then continue
straight on for one mile and the pitch is on your left. Good Luck girls.
- Thanks PJ:
thanks to P.J. Mehan who was responsible for your club notes last week,
this correspondent was having a day off at Croke Park. A great feature
on Armagh woman, Annie Tighe by P.J. Congratulations Annie - your boys
did you proud.
- Gaels win Again:
neighbours Allen Gaels have been unbeaten now for two years in
championship football in Leitrim. They had it their own way last Sunday
against Melvin Gaels and achieved back to back titles - well done Gaels.
- Girls Final Replay:
we go to press we have just heard that the Under 12 girls final replay
against Aughawillan is on Friday evening 4th of October in Fenagh at
23 September 2002
- Intermediate Championship:
roads lead from Kiltubrid lead to Fenagh this Sunday at 12 noon for our
long awaited semifinal clash with Cloone. All forms of support is
encouraged and will help the team to do justice to themselves. We thank
the Carrigallen team for their challenge game over the weekend and for
the hospitality afterwards.
offer our deepest sympathy to the Kelly and Keaney families on the
death of Jim Kelly of Bonnail, Keshcarrigan whose funeral took place in
Fenagh on Tuesday. May he rest in peace.
- Five Nil:
to Brian Meehan who has reached the half way stage as he celebrated his
birthday last weekend in the company of family and friends on High
- Key of the Door:
Congrats to Martina McKeon who celebrated her 21st birthday in Ballinamore over the weekend.
luck for our tired ladies team in Mohill on Sunday as the home side had
a comfortable victory. Thanks to our loyal band of supporters who were
- County Finals:
wishes to neighbours Allen Gaels who play Melvin Gaels in the Senior
County final on Sunday. Hard Luck to neighbours Fenagh who lost the
semifinal replay by the narrow margin of one point. Also best of luck
to our Pipe Band who provide the match parade and intervals
entertainment on Sunday.
- Ladies County Final Report:
dangerous to start naming people when rushing and after match report as
the following people were omitted un-intentionally. The Ladies are very
grateful to Des & Kethleen Foley for their many times providing
without charge their aftermatch refreshments, also Pat McWeeney who
singlehandledly gave this Ladies panel their foundation on which many
underage titles were achieved. Also Michael Tighe who took over from
Pat and anyone who has been involved down the years.
- Aine Get her Flag and Sam Too:
sole Armagh White and Orange flag in the parish of Kiltubrid flew high
on the elevated lawn in front of Annie Tighes house all week; but on
Sunday evening Annie was to be seen standing proudly holding the flag
of the newly crowned All Ireland Champions high on Leitrim Hill,
Drumcong. What an experience for any supporter to savour: their first
all-Ireland title and non more so then Annie Tighe an Armagh native
whose family are solid GAA supporters from the "Granemore Club" Co.
Armagh. Annies brother Denis McGrath, her sister Una Boyle, and her
brother in law Pat Joe Boyle travelled to the game following their
successful procurement of match tickets. Annie is a personal friend of
the Toal family from Keady and has known John Toals parents and grand
parents all her life. A "Hail Mary" every night since the semifinal is
what Annie says has ensured that Sam has finally arrived in the Orchard
county. An admirer of Armagh manager Joe Kernan, Annie was recieving
calls from well wishers from around the parish and many calls from
around the county including a visit from Vice Captain of the Kiltubrid
Intermediate team Noel Gill and Asst. Pro PJ Meehan who were greeted by
a very happy smiling Armagh supporter. We congratulate Armagh on their
first and long overdue All Ireland Title. Being in the company of Annie
Tighe on Sunday evening within an hour of the final whistle was an
experience in itself as she talked with an informed and long memory of
the Armagh teams of the past and the heart break of being so close on
she proudly walked down her lawn to the spot where the flag of her
native, now all Ireland Champions, flew you could almost take off on
teh wings of the atmosphere as Annie summoned up the evening as follows
- "it's great to be from Armagh today" Congratulations to Annie from
all in Kiltubrid GAA and lets hope we can keep you smiling with success
in the Intermediate Chamionship within the next few weeks.
16 September 2002
- Under 14’s Lose:
Under 14 boys team were beaten by Glenfarne by a solitary point in the
9 a side Division 3 final last week in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada. To be
fair the best team won the match and we would like to congratulate
Glenfarne on a fine performance. The Kiltubrid panel was N Slevin, R
Shanley, G Kelly, R Geoghegan, M McGirl, D McKeon (Capt), A Tighe, K
McKeon, E Mahon, Lisa McWeeney, M McWeeney, S Cardiff, D Keaney, C
Murray, D McGirl, D Tighe and Adrian Beirne who unfortunately was out
injured with a broken arm. We hope to see Adrian back for the
championship in a few weeks.
- Perfect Match:
was a perfect match last Saturday the 14th of September between Nollaig
and Christopher. It was a real Kiltubrid affair and everyone played a
blinder. The chief celebrants at the ceremony were former Kiltubrid
footballer and local historian Fr. Liam Kelly and Kiltubrid GAA Club
President and parish priest Fr. Seamus McKeon, they were assisted by
Fr. Keoghan. Fr. Liam said that both families the Carrolls and the
Doyles had given a lot to the local community and in particular the GAA
and we know that Nollaig and Chris will do so likewise. Afterwards
former and present Kiltubrid footballers joined together for a mighty
nights craic in the Landmark hotel in Carrick. I also must mention that
best man Barry Doyle played his usual blinder just behind the ‘big man’
and he assured Nollaig that she would have her hands in Christopher’s
sink from now on. We would like to wish the happy couple everything
that is good in their future together and God bless them.
the course of the speeches at the wedding last Saturday Edmund Doyle
told us that himself and Kathleen were celebrating their thirty fourth
wedding anniversary. Congratulations to both of you, we also must say
happy birthday to Eamon Doyle. It’s fair to say that the 14th of
September is a big day around the Doyles.
- John Joe and Bridget:
Joe and Bridget McGirl of Listermacrone were celebrating their forty
fifth wedding anniversary last weekend with family and friends. It was
good to see Joe and Bronagh and Sean at home to help them celebrate.
- Enda Graduates:
McKeon if Liscarbon, second eldest son of Francis and Carol McKeon has
just graduated from Limerick University with an Honours Degree in
Information Technology and Telecommunications. Congratulations Enda. It
was good to see Francis Senior out at the Under 14 Final last week.
wishes goes to Ann Guckian who is soon to be home after a lengthy stay
in hospital. I’m sure our girls win in the Junior Final put a smile on
your face Ann.
- Great Win:
heart break had a big smile on Emer Horans face and all her team mates
as well as Sinead Meehan who accepted the Junior A Championship Cup for
Ladies Football from Mary Shanley last Sunday. Bornacoola were rightly
disappointed because it was their third final to lose in this grade and
they played well in this final but our girls were just that bit better
and were deserving winners. This is our first trophy at adult level
having won all the Under age competitions. A particularly sweet one for
Darren Gilmartin who has been toiling with this team for a few years
and he got his reward on Sunday also Helen Tighe will take particular
satisfaction from this one. All our players played well with the county
players of Naomi Lee, Linda Tighe, Sandra Earley and Emer Horan showing
their class. Sinead Meehan played a great captains role at wing back.
Emer Kelly at full back was class and the two Carrolls Geraldine and
Siobhain showed no ill effects from the wedding the day before. Lots of
experience in this team and with players like Siobhan Kelly and Lisa
McWeeney coming into the team they have nothing to fear in the Senior
grade next year. Before I forget I must mention another great servant
to Ladies football in Kiltubrid that is Maura Bohan and of course
there’s Marie Lee, PJ and Margaret Meehan, Ann and Brian Meehan,
Micheal Tighe, Hubert Murray, Jimmy Bohan, Ann Guckian and lots more
who have made massive contributions to Ladies football in Kiltubrid in
the last ten years.
09 September 2002
- Under 12 Girls:
Under 12 girls had a great win in the Championship Semi-Final against
Annaduff last week. They will contest the final in a week or two
possibly against Aughawillan. They are being trained by Helen Tighe and
Regina Bohan and the full panel is Nicole McMahon, Clare Kelly, Aine
Tighe, Christine Gill, Tara Evans, Sinead Tighe, Sinead Byrne, Aoife
McWeeney, Sharon Moran, Clodagh Foley, Rachel Gill, Lisa Devlin, Niamh
Tighe, Ciara McWeeney, Roisin Judge, Aisling McGourty, Avril McGovern,
Catriona Cardiff, Toni Duignan, Karen Murray.
- Ladies Final:
roads lead to Annaduff next Sunday the 15th of September for the Junior
A Ladies Final, Kiltubrid play Bornacoola. Our girls have been working
hard in training with team manager Darren Gilmartin over the past few
weeks and they are not without a good chance in this game. But it is
sure to be a tight game against Declan Bohans charges. One thing the
Ladies would appreciate would be as much support as is possible, so
remember Annaduff next Sunday – Good Luck Girls !
- Chairman Plays Well:
Saturday St Marys won the Junior A County Final against Glencar Manor
and the man with the whistle was our own Finbar Keaney. Finbar had a
good and got good praise afterwards from county board chairman Micheal
McGowan and indeed from both teams. Well done Finbar and
congratulations to St. Marys.
- Under 14 Final:
Under 14 boys team will play Glenfarne in the Division 3 League Final
in Carrick this Wednesday the 11th of September. Please check fixtures
for time and venue.
- Waiting Game:
Intermediate footballers must wait at least another week to find out
their opponents in the County Semi-final, three games and extra time
has failed to separate Cloone and Aughnasheelin.
- Wedding Bells:
waiting game is nearly over for our ‘big man’ and Nollaig. Next
Saturday the 14th of September we will don our glad rags for the
wedding of Chris Carroll and Nollaig Doyle. It’s sure to be a great
one. Watch this space.
- Footballers On Tour:
footballers Shane Foley and Brian McKiernan are taking a kind of mid
season break at the moment in the good old U.S.A. Say hello to Paul for
us lads and don’t forget to keep up the training. Have a good one lads.
- Footballer at Home:
to see former Club Captain Kieran Lynch at home on a break from
Australia for a few weeks, and he looks in great shape too. Training
Wednesday night for you - Lynchie !
02 September 2002
- Girls are Back:
football in Kiltubrid got a great boost last week when our Under 14
girls team won the Under 14 Championship Final Replay against St.
Mary's on a score of 1-9 to 1-5. Kiltubrid got the first score when
Carrick's Aoife O'Brien kicked out came to Aoife McWeeney who pointed
and this was followed by a point from Lisa McWeeney and another point
from Aoife. But by this time St Mary's had scored 3 points of their
own. By now the game game had developed into a tit for tat sort of
affair but a scoring burst from Sinead Tighe, which yielded a crucial
goal and a point just before half time, that was the difference between
the teams in the end. In the second half both teams cancelled each
other out with St. Mary's scoring a goal and two points and Kiltubrid
scoring 5 points three from Siobhan Kelly and one each from Lisa
McWeeney and Tara Evans. The victorious Kiltubrid panel was Claire
Kelly, Helene Duignan, Claire Judge, Karen Quinn, Aine Tighe, Lisa
McWeeney, Siobhan Kelly (Capt.) Sinead Tighe, Tara Evans, Aoife
McWeeney, Christine Gill, Michelle Fleming, Sinead Byrne, Clodagh
Foley, Catriona Cardiff. Our Under 12 girls team have also qualified
for the county semi-final which should be played this week.
- Ladies for County Final:
Junior Ladies Team have also got through to the Junior A County Final
by virture of a good win over Annaduff last Sunday in Bornacoola. They
now play the Bors in the county final on September the 15th. We would
like to wish young Siobhan Kelly well after she got a knock in last
Sundays game and we hope she is fit for the final.
- Richie is Back:
weclome home Richard Mahon who has been working in London for the last
few months and we look forward to him putting his weight behind the our
Intermediate Championship challenge.
- Annie get your Flag:
was smiles all round as Armagh qualified for the All Ireland Final on
Sunday with a good win over the Dub's, non more so that the smile on
the face of Annie Tighe of Leitrim Hill, Drumcong. An Armagh woman who
enjoys her native Armagh doing so well on the football scene over the
last few years. Well done Armagh - may the smile last for many more
26 August 2002
- Tool Hire Looking Good:
Intermediate football team were looking very good last Sunday in their
new strip. Lovely jersies sponsered by North West Tool Hire, Kilclare,
indeed it's not the first time the directors of Tool Hire have dipped
their hand in to sponser jersies for our football teams. We want them
to know it is greatly appreciated.
- Semi Final:
Doherty of North West Tool Hire led the team last Sunday evening, in
his new number ten jersey of course, in to the semifinal of the
Intermediate Championship by virtue of a good win over Allen Gaels in
Cloone. We will play the winners of Aughnasheelin or Cloone who have to
replay after drawing last weekend.
- Ladies Football:
Ladies team are out in their Junior Championship Semi-Final this coming
weekend against Annaduff these girls deserve a bit of support and have
been working hard at training lately.
- Congratulations Sinead:
Ladies Underage Footballer qualified for the final of the girls Under
13 walk in Mosney last Sunday and this girl can walk. She was a hairs
breath away from getting a bronze medal just coming in fourth. Well
- Underage Training:
would like of course to congratulate all our underage players who
competed in Mosney last weekend and we would remind them that their
attention should now be back to training on this Wednesday the 18th in
the park at 7 pm sharp - all Under 12 and Under 14 players please.
19 August 2002
Gaa club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the Tubman family
and the Aughnasheelin Gaa Club on the tragic and untimely death of
Aughnasheelin footballer Seanie Tubman. May he rest in peace
- Shane's Medal:
to Under 12 and Under 14 Kiltubrid Footballer Shane Cardiff who
completed with distinction in swimming at the Community Games last week.
- No Training:
will be no Under 12 and Under 14 training on this Wednesday the 21st of
August and Friday the 23rd of August because of our players
participation in the Community games next weekend. We would like to
wish all our players luck in their events and we hope ye enjoy
- Good Leaving:
Congratulations to all our players who did so well in their leaving exams.
- Under 16:
Under 16 footballers had a good win in their first game in the league
last Friday against Eslin. I have no panel to hand this week but
hopefully next week lads. Keep up the good work boys. Micheal Geoghegan
is training the team this year.
- Intermediate Championship:
coming Sunday the 25th of August Kiltubrid play their third
Championship game in the Intermediate Championship. We have been doing
OK so far in this Campaign but we are about to come to the business end
of things and this week we play our neighbours Allen Gaels so support
12 August 2002
- Congratulations Dara:
footballer Dara McKiernan is about to take up the position of 3rd and
4th Class teacher in our local school St. Brigids, Drumcong. Don't
worry, I've told our kids to be very good for Master McKiernan,
- Bornacoola Looking Good:
played their second round of the championship against Dromahair last
Sunday evening in Dromod, which was a long journey for the Dromahair
people to travel and no joy for them either because Kiltubrid won the
game with a bit to spare. But all players on both sides were commenting
on the excellent playing surface that is Bornacoola park. A big thanks
to Bornacoola club for hosting the gane after Drumshanbo was unplayable.
- Leitrim Ladies Lose:
luck to Leitrim Ladies who lost to Galway in the Junior Connaught final
last Sunday. Linda Tighe and Naomi Lee played, while Emer Horan and her
cousin Sandra Earley were standing by as subs.
- Congratulations Linda:
may have lost to Galway last Sunday but Kiltubrids own Linda Tighe was
named after the game as player of the match. It is unusual indeed that
the losing team provides the player of the game so doubly well done
- Under 14's:
Our Under 14 girls team have a championship semifinal coming up this week. I think against Aughawillan - Good Luck girls.
- Kathy Injured:
14 player Kathy Beirne suffered a broken bone in her hand in a recent
game and is a big loss for the semifinal, we wish you a speedy recovery
Under 12 and Under 14 training Wednesday and Friday evening at 7pm sharp please.
05 August 2002
- Under 10's:
Under 10 football team played a return challenge game with Leitrim
Gaels last Friday evening the 2nd of August in Kiltubrid. This time
Leitrim Gaels had a better of the exchanges particularly in the first
half but Kiltubrid came back stronger in the second half. Again this
was a very worthwhile exercise with some youngsters on both sides
getting their first taste of a football game. We wish Tommy Flynn and
his charges the best of luck in the future. The Kiltubrid team last
Friday was Anthony Murray, Shane Evans, Pronsias Gilmartin (capt),
Daniel McGirl, Aine Tighe, Ciaran Crossan, Micheal Geoghegan, Kevin
Quinn, Aoife McWeeney, Alan Crossan, Sean Kelly and Ciara McWeeney.
- Training :
will be training for all under 12 and Under 14 footballers on this
Wednesday evening the 7th of August in the park at 7pm sharp. Please
all players to attend.
- County League:
hosted St Caillians in the all County Senior League last Saturday
evening. Kiltubrid can play better but credit to Fenagh They have great
stength and they were able to stop Kiltubrid getting into any kind of a
rhythm. I feel Eamon McGowans side will be big players in the Senior
Championship again this year. The best of luck to ye lads. A bit of
luck is just what we will be looking for our selves this coming weekend
as the Intermediate Championship resumes. We should be out against
- Walking Wounded:
wish Senior team players Barry Doyle (groin), Aidan Bohan (Shoulder),
Micheal Earley (arm) speedy recoveries from their injuries also Minor
and Senior panelist Shane Gilmartin and Gearoid Foley have picked up
knopcks in recent weeks.
- Young Girls Do Well:
U12 and U14 girls teams have been playing well in recent weeks. The
U12's have a game against St. Caillins-Fenagh this Thursday evening and
the Under 14 teams have qualified for the county semi-final. I don't
have a list of the two panels to hand but I promise to have same for
future notes - so keep up the good work girls.
- Cemetery Sunday:
Next Sunday is cemetery Sunday in our parish. Ceremonies commence immediately after 11:30 mass in Drumcong.
29 July 2002
- Junior Championship
made an early exit from the Div. 3 championship this year. Annaduff
were too good for us last Saturday evening in Mohill and were deserving
winners. It was a disappointing performance from Kiltubrid who can play
much better than this and are current Division 3 league champions. But
of course we would like to congratulate Annaduff and wish them luck in
the next round.
- Ever Green Seamus:
number of players made their championship debut at adult level for the
club in the Junior championship last weekend. We congratulate Micheal
McKiernan, Brian Tighe, James Cardiff and Eoin Meehan while we welcome
back David Tighe to championship action. But one of our better players
on the evening was that great warrior of many campaigns Seamus Tighe
who plays at full forward which coincidently is the same position as
his wife Helen plays on the Ladies team.
- Ladies Do Well:
Ladies team are playing well right now and have two good wins to their
credit in recent weeks. Two weeks ago they made a great second half
come back against Bornacoola to take the points away from home and last
week they were worthy winners against Saint Josephs in Kiltubrid. Great
to hear that Tracey Costello and Miranda Burke are back playing well on
the team. Our Ladies team are being trained again this year by Darren
Gilmartin, who is himself on the come back trail after a knee injury.
Keep up the good work girls.
week our minor team lost put to Melvin Gaels in the championship and
unfortunately Shane Gilmartin recieved a leg injury in this game that
kept him out of action for the Junior Championship. The minor team is
this year being trained by Paul Gilmartin and would be a young enought
panel. The panel is D. Molloy, G. McGovern, S. Withlow, P. Withlow, D.
McCormack, M. McCormack, G. Foley, E. Geoghegan, E,. Meehan, B. Tighe,
M. McKiernan, A. McGovern, J. Murray and D. McWeeney
- Under 14:
Under 14 team had a close game with Cloone last week and only just came
through in a high scoring encounter. For some Kiltubrid were missing
alot of players and had only one sub on the evening. But everyone put
their shoulder to the wheel as they say and deserved to win the game.
So far Kiltubrid are unbeaten in their Division. Last weeks panel was
Daniel McGirl, Kieran Murray, Richard Shanley, Lisa McWeeney, Micheal
McGirl, Shane Cardiff, Dermot McKeon, Keelan McKeon, Emmet Mahon and
- Sorry Padraig:
week in mentioning some early morning work that was done on the park to
prepare it for a recent championship game I forgot to mention local
business man and club man Padraig Lynch of Kilclare who was working on
the pitch very early in the morning of the game - thanks Padraig.
- Well done Joesph:
Kilclare man who is up in the morning Joseph Guckian from Drumrookil,
won a silver medal in the individual table tennis skills at the
National Games in Dublin recently. Congratulations from Kiltubrid GAA -
- Quick Recovery:
We wish intermediate player Micheal Early a speedy recovery from an arm injury he recieved in a challenge match last weekend.
22 July 2002
- Congratulations Micheal:
Geoghegan of Aughacashel was last week celebrating his forthieth
birthday. Micheal is our U16 team trainer and a former club captain and
chairman. Not bad for an ould fella but cheer up Mick, you're still
sixty years younger then the two McKiernan's !
- Intermediate Championship:
long awaited first round Intermedite Championship game against St.
Caillins finally took place last Sunday and historically too it was
played in Kiltubrid Park. When did a team play in a championship game
in their own field. Drumshanbo where the game was fixed for was
unplayable, so it was Fenagh or Kiltubrid. Fair play to Park Committee
members especially Team Manager Tony Redican, Micheal McGirl, Conor
Doherty and Brian McKiernan who were out early on Sunday morning
getting the field ready for the game. Kiltubrid won the game, but St.
Caillins had a good win in the Senior Championship on Saturday evening.
- Shane comes good:
Foley overcame a leg injury last week to give a great display for
Leitrims U21 team in the Connacht Championship in Castlebar. Leitrim
were losing by nine points at half time after gifting Mayo two goals
but tore into the game in the second half and out scored the home team
1-7 to 1-2. Shane being one of the leaders of the Leitrim come back.
- Ladies Win:
Ladies had a big win in the Connacht Championship last Sunday over
Sligo, the Sligo lassies minds could have been in Croke Park.
Congratulations to the Leitrim Ladeis and the Kiltubrid girls on their
- Log on Lynchy:
to my pal Kieran Lynch in Sydney Australia who will be visiting
http://www.kiltubrid.com/gaa/ to see how we got on in the Championship
last weekend. Hope to see you soon, Kieran.
15 July 2002
- Under 14s win:
Under 14 team had a lucky win last Friday evening over Glenfarne in the
championship. Kiltubrid are operating in Division 4 again this year and
reached the final last year and were unlucky to lose out in a thriller
against Aughnasheelin. But that was last year, so if Kiltubrid have any
ambitions this year they certainly will not have it all their own way
if they meet this Glenfarne team again. In the end Kiltubrid beat
Bernard O'Rourkes team by 2 points but I have to say that the Glenfarne
lads played the better football. Unfortunately no official referee
turned up to ref the game but our own Paul Gilmartin stepped in and did
an excellent job - many thanks Paul. All players watch fixtures lists
for details of a game this coming week. Kiltubrids lineout on Friday
last was N. Slevin, R. Shanley, G. Kelly, D Keaney, D. McKeon, M.
McGirl, E. Mahon, K McKeon, A. Tighe, K Murray and D. McGirl.
- 3rd time Lucky:
think this coming weekend it could be third time lucky for our
championship to start. We are out against St. Caillins this Sunday the
21st of July in the Intermediate Championship.
- County League:
had a win in the all county league against Aughnasheelin last Saturday
evening in Kiltubrid park. Both teams were without some regulars as
well as their county players who of course cannot play in this
competition. Kiltubrid won by a few points but neither side will have
learned much from this encounter save that the rivalry between the two
sides is as strong as ever, but we already knew that.
- Under Twenty Ones:
U21 football team are out in the Connacht Championship on Wednesday
evening 17th July against Mayo in Castlebar at 7:30. A big job for this
Leitrim team you might say, Shane Foley is at the time of writing
carrying a knock into this game and could be a doubtful starter.
Without the young Kiltubrid star Leitrims chances would be diminished
greatly. Wishing the lads the very best of luck and any Leitrim support
would be most welcome.
08 July 2002
- Stork Again:
stork has been busy around our area lately, he has delivered a bouncing
baby boy to Micheal and Christina Bohan last week. I think I'm right in
saying his name will be Raymond. Congratulations and best wishes from
Kiltubrid GAA to Christina, Micheal and family.
- Park Meeting:
will be a park committee meeting this Wednesday night the 10th of July
in the club dressing rooms after training at 10 pm please for all
- Young Guns:
Monday week the 1st of July an Under 10 team from Kiltubrid took on an
Under 10 selection from Leitrim Gaels in a challenge game. This
watershed game for our youngest footballers meant of course that most
of these youngsters were making their debut for Kiltubrid. Now Leitrim
Gales have a fine group of young players at this age and we are going
to hear more of them in the future. They are managed by former
Kiltubrid player Tommy Flynn and one of his students is his son Adien,
who plays at midfield and looks a great prospect. Ah well Kiltubrids
loss is Gaels gain, by the way the match was a draw and the Kiltubrid
lineout was as follows: Captain and full back was Proinsias Gilmartin,
goalie Antony Murray, backs Aine Tighe, Shane Evans, Midfield: Daniel
McGirl, Micheal Geoghegan. Forwards: Kevin Quinn, Sean Kelly, Ciaran
Crossan and Alan Crossan. Kiltubrid had a number of players absent on
the evening but it is hoped to have return match with Leitrim Gaels in
the near future.
- Ladies Football:
Ladies Junior team won against Mayo in the championship last weekend.
Linda Tighe and Naomi Lee were on the team, Sinead Meehan and Emer
Horan are also on the panel - well done girls. The minor girls had a
heavy loss to Galway in the Connacht Final and if my information is
right Sandra Earley should have lined out on this team.
- The McKiernans are One Hundred:
often heard them saying that Michael James was worth ten men and when
he was playing he certainly was as strong as ten men. Last Sunday
evening hugely popular club men Tom Joe and Micheal James McKiernan
were celebrating their fifthieth birthdays - the're twins don't you
know. Here's to fifty more lads - congratulations.
01 July 2002
- Happy Birthday Sinead:
happy returns to Sinead Meehan who celebrated her twenty first birthday
last weekend. Sinead, one of Kiltubrids top Ladies footballers and who
is currently on the Leitrim Senior panel, celebrated with family and
friends in her Uncle Brians pub last weekend.
- Girls Under 12's:
young girls team got their championship campaign off to a losing start
last week against a very strong Aughawillan team, the score was 5-7 to
2-3. the Kiltubrid team was Nicole McMahon, Claire Kelly, Christine
Gill, Rachel Gill, Tara Evans, Sinead Tighe, Aoife McWeeney, Aine
Tighe, Sinead Byrne, Sharon Moran, Niamh Tighe, Ciara McWeeney, Lisa
Devlin, Roisin Judge, Aishling McGourty, Sinead McKeon, Karen Murray
- Ticket Money:
anyone who has money outstanding for tickets from the connacht semi
final, that is the Leitrim Sligo game of three weeks ago. Please hand
it in this week. Thank You.
- Emmet makes his Debut:
might have got a bit of a hammering in the Championship against Tyrone
last Saturday but Emmett Lee made his inter-county Senior Championship
debut, and in very difficult circumstances he looked like a man for the
future in his first year on the panel. He and Shane Foley have both
distinguished themselves and both men have better times ahead of them
at Inter County football.
- Boys Under 14:
boys Under 14 team played their first game of the year last Friday
against Aughnasheelin. We were missing a few players as were
Aughnasheelin but Kiltubrid came away with the spoils in this one.
Kiltubrids panel on this occasion was Daniel McGirl, Dominic Keaney,
Richard Shanley, Ronan Geoghegan, Michael McGirl, Dermot McKeon, Emmett
Mahon, Keelan McKeon, Anthony Tighe, Kieran Murray and Adrian Beirne
former underage star Damien McWeeney and his wife Imelda, of
Aughacashel, on teh birth of their baby boy recently, he is called
- Championship Weekend:
we could tempt the weather to take up we might get some club
championship played. We are due to play St. Caillians in Drumshanbo on
Sunday at 12 noon.
24 June 2002
- United in Grief:
GAA clubs of Kiltubrid and Aughnasheelin were united in grief last
weekend following the tragic death of young Gavin Murray of Derieen,
Aghacashel. Gavin the only son of Hubert and Ann Murray is also
survived by his sister Denise. The grief that descended on the club and
parish last weekend was palpable. The footballers of Kiltubrid and
Aughnasheelin stood shoulder to shoulder together with club officers
from both clubs and Gavins work colleagues from Masonite in a guard of
honour at the removal and funeral. The rain cascaded down on both
occasions and despite the deluge of the past few weeks it never seemed
more appropriate that on this sad occasion.
Hubert, Ann and Denise received great support from their friends,
neighbours and relations with many of Huberts former team mates
rallying around. Kiltubrid GAA can assure Ann, Denise and Hubert and
all Gavins extended family that this support will always be there for
them. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May he rest
- Leitrim Minors:
luck to our young charges in the Connacht final on Sunday in Castlebar.
Facing the young men of maroon of Galway is a daunting task, but with
the achievements to date of our minors, a provincial title is not out
of the question.
- Leitrim Seniors:
the weather will improve to allow this game go ahead at the second
attempt against Tyrone on this Saturday in Pairc Séan. All Leitrim
supporters will no doubt be hoping for a repeat of the performance
during last Saturdays rather short game.
- Parish Pilgrimage to Mass Rock:
Sunday 30th June the annual pilgrimage to the Mass Rock takes place.
Mass at the Mass Rock is at 12 noon, so the starting time from Rantogue
will be at 10:30am approx.
- Leitrim Ladies Gaa:
night will be held in the Brandywell, Dromod this Friday night 28th
June. A great night is in store and your support will be greatly
appreciated. Music by well know group. See you there.
17 June 2002
to Doreen and Adrian McKeown on the birth of their baby girl Isabella.
Adrian, a former club player, and his family are soon to return to live
in the parish. We wish them the best of luck in the future.
- Five Goal Aine:
girls schools football team had a great win in the final of the
national schools league last Thursday against Mohill school. Conditions
were wet and windy, what's new !, but that didn't stop the two teams
serving up a smashing game, one player in particular made this final
her own, Drumcongs Aine Tighe from Drumhubrid scored five great goals
from all angles and distances. Aine was up early every morning getting
inspiration from the world cup. She sure put this inspiration to good
use in the final. A great help to Aine in the forwards were Aoife
McWeeney and Sinead Byrne. Midfield dominance was gained for Drumcong
by Tara Evans and Sinead Tighe. the backs were very solid with the
captain Kathy Beirne showing her experience and Christine Gill and
Clodagh Foley were not found wanting. But spare a thought for Claire
Kelly who was girl of the match in the semi-final win over Bornacoola
as a full back. Drumcongs usual goalie Magthel Odendaal was absent and
Claire stepped in and did an excellent job with the wet ball. The other
members of the panel were Michelle Flemming who came on in the second
half, Nicole McMahon, Sinead McKeon, Rachel Gill, Toni Duignan, Lisa
Devlin, Avril McGovern and Aishling McGourty,
- Apologies Sean and Alex !:
week when I was writing about our Under 12 team I unfortunately got a
bit of writers block and omitted the names of Sean Kelly and Alex
Carpenter from our team list, very sorry about that boys.
- Get well soon:
speedy recovery to young Michael McGirl who had an accident off his
bicycle on the way to training and received facial injuries, thankfully
Michael is on the mend now. Also one of our more senior players Gerry
Winters is slowly recovering from a foot injury.
- It's a wash out:
games last weekend - maye no games this weekend - as a famous man once
said its unprecedented ! it's worse than that but what can we do there
is more that football suffering.
10 June 2002
- Under 12's do well:
Under 12 team are doing well in recent weeks with good wins over Mohill
and Drumkeeran in the past two weeks. The team has a nice mix of girls
and boys on the panel and these children are very luck to have a former
Leitrim goalkeeper Damien Crossan helping out with coaching this side.
Indeed our new goalie young Daniel McGirl has improved with each game,
and that is because of Damiens coaching. The team has one more game to
play against Allen Gaels maybe next week. The panel is Daniel McGirl,
Dominic Keaney (captain), Clare Kelly, Tara Evans, shane Cardiff,
Daniel Tighe, Emmet Mahon, Sinead Tighe, Ciaran Crossan, Keelan McKeon,
Aine Tighe, Michael Geoghegan, Aoife McWeeney, Kevin Quinn, Alan
Crossan, Ciaran Tighe, Anthony Murray, Stephen Bracken, Proinsias
- Under Age Extra:
the moment we are trying to put together an under 10 panel of players
to play Leitrim Gaels in a challenge match in the near future. The
Under 14 campaign is due to start the last week in June. Hopefully the
weather will settle down now and we will get some football matches
played from now on. The past few weeks has been a major headache for
Bord Na nOg Secretary Diarmuid Sweeney to get games played in what was
the wettest May ever.
- Games coming up:
Intermediate Championship big day is upon us and this Sunday the 16th
of June we take on our neighbours St. Caillians in Drumshanbo. Please
watch the fixtures list for details.
of luck to all our players who are now just about half way through
their Leaving Cert. and also those who have finished their third level
- Linda is 21:
to Kiltubrid and Leitrim footballer, Linda Tighe who was celebrating
her 21st birthday last weekend. It seems like last weekend that she was
on the Under 12 team. Best of luck in the future Linda.
- Darren's Operation:
Ladies team trainer Darren Gilmartin who has been on the long term
injured list for the past year has just had keyhole surgery on his
troublesome knee. We hope it was a success Darren and we might yet see
you back in the red and green this year.
- Chairman Again:
to our club chairman Finbar Keaney who was elected to the position of
Chairman of the referees committee. I always said you looked good in
- Leitrim's Luck:
luck last Sunday was all bad in Sligo, our club was represented by
Shane Foley who did his best to help stem the tide in the second half.
Emmett Lee was standing by as a substitute. Better luck in the
- Sinead plays for Leitrim:
Tighe from Drumhubrid played for Leitrim schools girls team last Sunday
in an exhibition game against Sligo girls before the Connacht
semifinal. Well done Sinead.
- Special League:
being short some of our regulars we managed to put up a brave
performance against St. Mary's on Saturday evening last. St. Mary's
proved a better unit on the day. With the current weather situation and
the state of many playing grounds it's becoming more and more difficult
ot train and play matches.
offer our deepest sympathy to the Lynch and Guckian families on the
death of John James Guckian, brother of Maura Lynch, Kilclare. May he
rest in peace.
- Pipe Band:
pride wasn't totally dented on Sunday in Sligo as our parish Pipe Band
turned out in style to entertain the large crowd there. It's great to
see such an interest and a never failing to perfom anywhere and in any
weather conditions such as was the case on Sunday. Modern technology
featured on Sunday as the band were equipped with a roving microphone
to ensure the sound was carried to the crowd on all the speakers in the
03 June 2002
- Race Nite:
recent race nite proved a huge success, however there is still a small
amount of money still outstanding. Can thoses with any monies
outstanding please give this to the treasurer by this Friday night at
- Club Executive Meeting:
very important of the above will be held in Cardiff's at 10pm this
Friday, June 7th. Will all members please make an effort to attend
punctually. Any member that has further information regarding the
matters discussed at the last executive, please make sure to bring this
along on Friday night. There are several important issues up for
discussion, so can everyone make an effort to attend.
Gaa offer its sincere sympathy to Sean and Peggy Whitney, all their
family and to the Leitrim Gaels club on the tragic and untimely death
of Adrian Whitney last week. Kiltubrids game with Eslin last Monday was
called off as a mark of respect to the Whitney family.
- Lonodn Hero's:
of our hero's in London failed to make the journey back with us.
Richard Mahon and Brian Foley will be staying in London for a while and
we wish both of them the best of luck. At least Brian won't lose his
tools and both men will have warm feet, never send Meehan shopping
- Leitrm's Big Day:
The best of luck to Shane, Emmett and all the panel and management on Sunday.
- Thanks's Taras:
GAA Club would like to thank all at Tara's Club from London for the
fine reception they gave us on the weekend of the London-Leitrim game.
A challenge game took place between Tara's and a Kiltubrid selection on
Saturday evening the 25th of May. After the game a reception was held
for our players and our travelling support in their fine club house. A
presentation of a lovely plaque was madw to our CLub Captain Conor
Doherty to mark the occasion of our historic trip to London. Many
thanks to Proinsias Redican and their club chairman Sean Faughnan (an
Aughavas man) from all in Kiltubrid.
27 May 2002
- Leitrim V London
succeeded in overcoming London away from home our county panel now look
forward to the Connaght Semi-Final aginast Sligo on Sunday week 9th
June. The game in London was never going top be an easy task and
despite some heart stopping moments in the Leitrim square, Decaln
Rowleys men rallied to the cause pulling away at the end to leave the
final score 0-15 to 0-10. Young local start Shane Foley lined out in
the half back line and justified his inclusion in the team with an
excellent performance on this his debut in the county colours at senior
level in the championship.
- Weary Travellers:
from their weekend across the water for the big game our county
supporters from the parish appeared to have had a good enjoyable
experience. All players are reminded its down to business again at
training as usual tonight.
to ex Club and County Ladies player Deirdre Harris and Liam Ferry of
BunBeg, Co. Donegal who announced their engagement recently. We wish
you both the best of luck and happiness in the future.
- Parish Nite Out:
to all to support thei parish night by getting your admission ticket
and/or coming along to Cardiff's this Friday night where a parish get
together is taking place. Music is by Kevin and Camillus. Refreshments
served and you could get €50 for your admission ticket.
- Match Coverage:
those who couldn't travel for the match to London, Shannonside Northern
Sound local radio together with John Lynch brought the action live into
our homes with an excellent broadcast on Sunday afternoon. Well done to
all concerned and long may local radio continue.
- Ladies Contest National League Semi-Final:
weekend our County Ladies play Donegal in the semifinal of the National
League. Good luck to all including our girls from the panel on the
panel. Check local press for details.
- Kiltubrid Ladies:
All Ladies are asked to please submit affiliation fees without further delay. Seniors €20 and Underage €10.
- Cadburys NPC All Ireland Quiz:
to the team from our national school who completed in the All Ireland
final of the annual NPC Cadburys Schools Quiz. Though they did not take
a national title back to Drumcong, they were placed in the top teams
list in the competition which took place in Jury's Hotel, Dublin on
Sunday last. The team was Neil Slevin, Tara Evans, Shane Cardiff and
20 May 2002
- Drumcong in Final:
to Drumcong girls football team who have qualified for the County Final
of the Large Schools League. They over came Bornacoola last week in the
semi final, the team to a girl played very well, but for me Claire
Kelly gave a mighty performance at full back, and was girl of the
match. One thing Helen and Regina will be concerned for this weeks
final will be the fitness of Tara Evans, the classy mid fielder got a
finger injury in the match against Bornacoola and without her Drumcongs
chances in the final would be dimished greatly.
- Brian is Back:
to see Brian McKiernan back in training, Brian a perfect gentleman from
Rossy had some dental work done with out his consent one night in
Galway city a few weeks ago. Glad to see you making a full recovery
- Brian is Going:
is with great regret that I record a huge loss to our Intermediate
panel at this crucial time of year. The innate football talent that is
Brian Foley is moving to London to work, and his absence from the up
coming Intermediate Championship will be sorely felt by Kiltubrid. Best
of luck Brian.
- Leitrim Win:
to Leitrim Minors and their management on getting us to a Connacht
final this year. The Ladies team also stretched their unbeaten run in
the league last Saturday against Louth . Our Linda and Naomi were in
action with Sinead, Emer and Sandra waiting in the wings. Well done all
- Club is family:
is it ? Is there someone we have let down lately, maybe by not being
there, not as supportive as we should have been. Remember as the song
says he's not heavy he's my brother.
- Mary is in the Big Apple:
Keaney from Shandraw, Keshcarrigan an absolutely brillant Ladies
footballer is currently taking a career break in New York. Kiltubrid
Gaa wish her an enjoyable stay and we hope we have not seen the last of
her in the red and green.
- London is calling:
week end there is some sort of football match in London - yes folks
Kiltubrid are playing in International against Tara's of London this
Saturday the 25th of May, a group of about forty will travel from the
club next week end and ye won't be hearing any tales in these notes
next week. Isn't there some other game on over there this weekend.....
I know it's Gerry Winters testimonial for Arsenal........ Best of Luck
Shane, Emmet and all the Leitrim panel and management this Sunday.
13 May 2002
- Drumcong Bow Out:
National School team ended their involvement in the large school league
last week at the semi-final stage. On the evening Drumcong ran in to a
physically stronger and well organised Carrigallen School. They ran out
winners with a few points to spare in the end. The Drumcong panel was
Captain Emmet Mahon, Neil Slevin, Dominic Keaney, Kathy Beirne, Tara
Evans, Shane Cardiff, Mark McWeeney, Anthony Tighe, Ciaran Crossan,
Kieran Murray, Michael Geoghegan, Keelan McKeon, Aoife McWeeney, Daniel
McGirl, Aine Tighe, Daniel Tighe, Kevin Quinn, Claire Kelly, Raymond
Duignan, Sinead Tighe, Kieran Tighe, Alan Crossan.
- Mini Sevens:
week also saw the County Final of the boys Mini Sevens competition
Drumcongs brave boys played the football of their young lives in all
their games. In the first game Drumcong beat Manorhamilton on a score
of 2-6 to 2-3. The second game was the crucial one against Carrigallen.
Drumcong showed no fear of their bigger opponents, Neil Slevin was in
great form again in goals and made some vital saves, Ciaran Crossan put
us in the drivers seat with a lovely goal in the first half and Emmet
Mahon was dominating midfield and getting great help from Shane Cardiff
but, it seems seven minutes is still a long time and with time up
Carrigallen launched a final attack and for the first time in the game
beat Neil Slevin with a great low shot to the corner. Carrigallen were
winners then on a score of 1-6 to Drumcongs 1-5. That was to be
Carrigallens closest encounter, they went on to win their other games
and deserved to win the competition outright. For the record Drumcong
beat Drumlease 4-6 to 2 points and beat Mohill 6-5 to 4 points. In the
56 minutes of football Drumcong boys scored 13 goals and 22 points and
conceeded 3 goals and 15 points and still finished second. The panel of
ten did their school proud on the evening and could not have played
better. Some of the scores Keelan McKeon got were of the highest
quality, the full panel was captain and ace marksman Keelan McKeon,
goalie Neil Slevin, backs Mark McWeeney and Dominic Keaney, class
midfielders Emmet Mahon and Shane Cardiff and forwards Ciaran Crossan,
Michael Geoghegan and Danial McGirl, Kieran Murray.
- Apology Jim:
week I forgot to thank Jim O'Brien for the use of his amplification
equipment for our recnet big night out at the races. Many thanks Jim
and to everyone involved.
- Juniors Win:
juniors had an oh so close one against our neighbours Leitrim Gaels
stealing the points in the last minute of the game with a goal. Final
score Kiltubrid 3-8 to 1-12 to the Gaels - hard luck Leitrim Gaels. I
don't think it will be long until ye put a few wins together.
- Leitrim Minors:
young men are in action in the Connacht Championship this weekend.
Kiltunrid don't have any players on the panel this year, the best of
luck to all involved. Leitrim Seniors had auseful work out last Sunday
against Offaly in Bornacoola with Shane Foley and Emmet Lee involved,
things are boiling up nicely for London, but a few worrying injuries
- Bor's Day:
from Kiltubird to Bornacoola on a job well done, the grounds are a
credit to ye, indeed we could do with something similiar ourselves
important players meeting this Friday night the 17th of May after
training for all players, trip to London for game and a few items on
the agenda - a full attendance please.
- Under 12:
Under 12 team played Dromahaire in their second game of the
Championship in Dromahair last Friday the score was Kiltubrid 3-12
Dromahaire 4-11. Kiltubrid played great in the first half and enjoyed
an eight point lead at half time, but in the second half they
visibility tired no doubt due to their exertions earlier in the week at
the mini sevens. Dromahaier came right back in to it with two goals and
would have scored more but for two good Daniel McGirl saves in the
Kiltubrid goals. Well done to Dromahaire on a fine win for them. The
Kiltubrid panel was Daniel McGirl, Dominic Keaney, Aine Tighe, Tara
Evans, Shane Cardiff, Daniel Tighe, Emmet Mahon, sinead Tighe, Ciaran
Crossan, Keelan McKeon, Michael Geoghegan, Aoife McWeeney, Kevin Quinn,
Ciaran Tighe, Claire Kelly and Alan Crossan.
06 May 2002
- Francis Og Wed's:
to former club player Francis McKeon of Liscarbon who got married to
Miss Christina Quinn of County Armagh, last Saturday the 4th of May.
Great to hear that Francis Senior is on the mend. Congratulations again
to Christina and Francis from all at Kiltubrid GAA.
week our schools semifinal against Carrigallen was called off due to
bad weather as was the county finals of the mini sevens, but this week
these games will be played for sure, I hope !
We did get two games played last week Drumcong Schools girls team
played and beat Manorhamilton girls on a score of 3-8 to 2-8 - well
done girls. On Friday last 3rd of May the under 12 Championship gor
under way. This year our U12 team are playing out of Division 2 and we
had a fine win against Melvin Gaels on the evening, this despite
missing ace marks man Keelan McKeon who was preparing for his brothers
wedding. But Emmet Mahon did a good impression of him scoring nine
points, Aoife McWeeney picking up the slack with a goal and two points.
The final score was Kiltubrid 1-11 Melvin Gaels 2-05
- Intermediate Win:
what was only our second game of the Intermediate keague Kiltubrid had
a good win over Gortletteragh. Despite the heavy work made by our lads
in the game the result was never and issue as the game progressed.
Drumkeeran in the brillant sunshine of Ballinaglrea our young string of
players gave a good hours football entertainment as they held out to
win this one with a final score line of 0-12 to 1-5
- Naomi - College Player of the Year:
Congrats to Naomi Lee who was nominated as star player at her college recently.
- Senior Ladies
Despite scoring 1-15 against Annaduff ladies who scored 6-9 our girls didn't have any luck in their first league game of 2002
- Race Night:
again you our supporters and wellwishers have earned yourselves a pat
on the back for the way each and everyone of you supported our race
night in McKeons, Kesh on Sunday night. Without mentioning any names we
say a big thank you to everyone at home and the USA for making this
fundraiser a huge success. We hope that as a club we can replay your
confidence in us with success on the playing fields in the near future.
- Trip to London:
travelling over to London for the Leitrim game have by now all plans
finalised. Those younger supporters are urged to be cautious when
socialising away from home. Make sure to have identification to show if
required, keep in contact with your group and take note of where you
are staying by noting the name of the accommodation, the street and
contact numbers of your base, etc.
- Friday 31st May
parish night for all parishioners and friends. Cardiff's, Drumcong is
the venue with music by "Kevin and Camillus". Refreshments will be
served on the night. You are asked to support by taking a ticket at
just €5 with a chance to win €50 as well as having a great nights
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- Horse Racing:
main focus of attention for our club at the moment is our Horse Racing
night whihc will be held in McKeons Lounge Kesh on next Sunday night
the 5th of May. You are still not late to fill a card or support be
purchasing a horse, a jockey, or a trainer. Watch out for some very
colourful names on the horses. At this stage we would like to sincerely
thank former Club Treasurer Jimmy Bohan for all his help and advice in
getting this project off the ground.
- Ballinamore Game Off:
Divsion two and three Games against Ballinamore were called off
literally at the eleventh hour. Both Sean O'Heslins and Kiltubrid park
were unplayable due to the bad weather conditions.
- Schools do well:
boys and girls teams continue to impress in recent weeks. The girls
Mini Sevens Team came second in the County and only by a few points to
a very good Aughavas team. The girls panel was Magthel Odendall, Tara
Evans, Sinead Tighe, Aine Tighe, Christine Gill, Claire Kelly, Kathy
Bierne, Clodagh Foley, Aoife McWeeney, Nicole McMahon.
The boys mini sevens team will play in the county final this Wednesday
1st of May so the best of luck to them. Before that this Monday the
29th April the Schools team will play in the large Schools League semi
Final against Carrigallen in Mohill. Last week Drumcong just about
defeated Drumalease School in a high scoring encounter. Driumcong's
Keelan McKeon was in great scoring form in this game, team captain
Emmet Mahon at midfield and Neil Slevin in goals are other players
showing up well.
Emmet Mahon has been showing some fine moves on the soccer pitch lately
too, he plays for the Sligo Leitrim Under12 team and they had a fine
win over Galway opposition lately. I wonder will Emmet play soccer or
Gaelic in Croke park first, or could it be handball Emmet.
- More Injuries:
wish a speedy return to fitness to Conor Doherty (ankle), Aidan Bohan
(shoulder), Niall Foley (foot), Eamonn Geoghegan (shoulder), John Paul
O'Donoghue (hand injury)
- County Minors:
a brave and gutsy draw performance our young lads had to settle for
second best against the boys in maroon from Galway. Encouraging signs
for the championship from this young panel. Final score 1-10 to 1-08.
- County Ladies:
to impresson the playing fields as they overcome the Ladies of County
Down in Castlewellan on Sunday last. See Observer sports pages for full
match report. Final score 3-06 to 2-07.
22 April 2002
- Race Night
for our race nigh on the 5th of May seems to be going well with some
very colourful names on horses. Would those with money for the event
please hand it in on Friday night at the meeting in Cardiff's at 10pm.
- London Trip:
Would any one who is going to London for the big match in May please have their deposit in this week.
- All Ireland Medal:
Ladies goalkeeper for Kiltubrid, Kathy Butler, recently won an All
Ireland Medal playing in goals for Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.
Congratulations Kathy !
- Schools Win:
school football teasm are doing well recently both boys and girls mini
sevens team have qualified for the county finals. The boys team
complete with five girls won last week against Leitrim School. They
play Drumlease School this week in the finals of the mini sevens
- Ballinamore Win:
to Sean O'Heslins club on their fin All Ireland wins in Scor last
weekend and also well doen to Aughnasheelin who were runners up in the
- Leitrim Ladies:
of their four league games the County Ladies now have three wins and a
draw as it was all square in Armagh on Sunday last. Leitrim Ladies
found the home side a handful and would count themselves close on lucky
to come away with a draw. Final score Armagh 2-08 Leitrim 4-02. Next
Sunday they travel to County Down to play the home side.
- Junior Team
light to Manorhamilton on Saturday evening our youngish team came out
the wrong side of the result as the home side had a comfortable win
over our lads. Work commitments etc. deprived our panel of some of our
more experienced players. A great display from some young players on
the day must give our mentors some thoughts when considering the future
make up of our main team string. On the evening our Intermediate team
had a very worthwhile challenge with the Manor side. We wish t thank
the Manorhamilton club for their aftermatch hospitality on the evening.
15 April 2002
- BIRTHDAY GIRL
to Kiltubrid Ladies Footballer Miranda Burke, eldest daughter of John
and Veronica Burke, of Aghacashel who celebrated her 21st birthday last
Friday night in Brian and Ann Meehans in Drumshanbo.
- BIRTHDAY BOY
of our club stalwards recently reached one of lifes milestones lets
just say he can now replace his brother Hugh on the Leitirm Masters
- GO RACING
you probably know Kiltubrid GAA are currently engaged in a big
financial drive at the moment we are focusing on a Horse Racing night
which is taking place on Sunday 5th of May in McKeon’s Kesh. We would
appeal to anyone who is a club supporter like a former player either at
home or abroad to maybe sponsor a horse or a jockey a race or what
ever. Any club member will help you out here.
would like to wish speedy recoveries to recently injured players James
and Noel Gill, Eamon Geoghegan, Stephen Guckian, Gerry Gilmartin and
- WELCOME BACK
to see John Paul O’Donoghue back playing so well after a lengthy
absence, he had a knee operation last year. Also David Tighe has
rejoined the club from Taras in London and its great to have him back.
Its great to see Michael Scollan back in training.
- SCHOOLS WIN
National School football team had a good win last week against last
years champions Kinlough a worrying feature from this game was an
accidental clash of heads between Emmet Mahon and Raymond McGovern,
Emmet cameout the worst of this accident, but thankfully has made a
full recovery. This week we play Leitrim school. Last weeks team was N.
Slevin, C. Beirne, D. Keaney, A. Tighe, S. Cardiff, N. McWeeney, E.
Mahon, Anthony Tighe, C. Crossan, K. Murray, D. McGirl, A. McWeeney, K.
McKeon, M. Geoghegan, S. Tighe, K. Quinn, T. Evans, R. McGovern. The
Score was Drumcong 1-10, Kinlough 1-5. Drumcong Girls team had a great
win over Drumlease in Dromahaire last week. I’m not sure what the score
was though, well done girls Regina Bohan and Helen Tighe are doing
great work with this team.
- KILTUBRID LADIES SAY A BIG THANK YOU
Ladies wish to thank all those who were involved in ensuring that their
Annual Function held in Cardiff’s Lounge, Drumcong recently was a huge
success yet again. Thank you to James and Ellis Cardiff for the use of
their lounge on the night and for providing food on the night. Thank
you to all our sponsors namingly Enda Horan, Willie Bohan, Francis
Gilmartin, Michael and Christina Bohan, Noel Gill, Grainne Gill, Brian
Meehan, Supervalu, Carrick-on-Shannon; Tom Joe Keaney, Jack and Marie
Lee, Darren Gilmartin and Sean Kelly. Thank you to Tomas Nolan for
sporting his musical talents on the night making it a lively occasion,
to all those who came and supported us on the night and to all the
women themselves for their usual commitment to getting all those lines
- UNDER 16 BOYS
Sunday evening our young Under 16 boys panel played Gortletteragh in
our park. A very close game right up to the last five or six minutes
when our lads pulled away to leave the final score at 4-5 to 2-6.
If anyone has found a gold chain which was lost at our football grounds on Saturday evening, please hand it to Pat or Tony.
08 April 2002
would like to offer our sincere sympathy to Sue O’Donoghue of
Keshcarrigan on the death of her father, Manus McFadden from Donegal,
who was of course grandfather to club players John Paul and Nick
O’Donoghue. John Paul is also our club secretary this year. May his
soul rest in peace.
clubman Kieran Lee and his wife Maria on the birth of their bouncing
‘litterly at well over eleven pounds’ baby boy; his name will be Adam,
but will the ‘big fella’ wear the red and green or the lillywhite of
Kildare. Congratulations and God’s blessing to all of ye from Kiltubrid
annual buffet last Friday night was a huge success and very well
attended. We would like to thank the Cardiff family for the use of
their premises and their kind sponsorship of spot prizes. To Kitty,
Lisa and all the staff a big thank you. A special thanks to all the
ladies of the club who worked so hard on the night preparing plates and
working in the kitchen. This part of the night was well organised and
ran smoothly. Thanks ladies. To all the people who sponsored spot
prizes for the raffle, thank you; and we can’t forget Chairman Finbarr
who kept the show running so efficiently.
- Club Awards:
club awards were presented by club president Fr. Seamus McKeon at
Friday night’s function. The recipients were as follows: Junior player
of the year: James Gill; Senior player of the year: Shane Foley;
Clubperson of the year: Kevin Nealon. Congratulations to all three lads
and mighty well deserved too.
- Gill Storms Connacht:
Junior player of the year is making a habit of picking up awards. He
has just won a Connacht title at handball and now progresses to the
Novice A Championship. Well done Gillie.
under-16 team have played two games under the management of Michael
Geoghegan, Michael McGirl and Stephen Guckian. One win against Cloone
and a loss to Drumreilly.
Our national school team opened their campaign last Monday against
Kinlough and the girls team are against Drumlease on this Thursday,
11th. We will report on these games next week. Good luck in all your
games kids and keep safe.
- Ladies Football:
lassies are only going mighty now with great attendances at training.
Do I see Miranda Burke, Jillian Conefrey and Catriona Gilmartin back at
training. Keep up the good work girls. Training continues every Tuesday
Ladies affiliations are now due, €10 for underage players and €20 for
junior players. We would like to wish the best of luck to club player
Emer Kelly who is representing Kiltubrid at the player of the year
awards in Mohill on Friday night next, 12th April.
- Leitrim Ladies:
Leitrim won again on Sunday against Fermanagh, and Naomi and Linda were again very much to the fore.
- Congratulations Linda:
Tighe, Kiltubrid and Leitrim player has just won player of the year in
her college, D.I.T. in Dublin, and that happened about six months ago.
So sorry Linda I’m a bit late. You continue to do us proud.
- Thirty Years:
years married, imagine that and you’ll have to! I’m half that myself.
Tom Pat and Lilly Carroll from Carrickport have just reached that
milestone and were celebrating that fact in Edinburgh last week, and I
always knew you were romantic Tom Pat. This must have come as a shock
to Lily though.
at the first hurdle of this year’s league campaign was ours on Sunday
in Cloone against the home side. It took our team a long time to settle
into their familiar pattern of fluent football in the spring sunshine
of Cloone park with its new digital scoreboard.
No need to say any more about the game except to let everyone know how
important it is for all players to be present and on time at each
training session. At this time we are informed that it’s Ballinamore’s
Sean O’Heslins on this Saturday evening. Check fixtures list for time,
venue and confirmation of date.
01 April 2002
- Get Well:
to Francis McKeon Liscarbon who is making a speedy recovery in Sligo General Hospital.
extend our deepest sympathy to Ann Murray, Derrien, Aughacashel on the
death of her father Joe Reilly, Crosskeys, Co. Cavan whose funeral took
place on Tuesday.
- Leitrim V Antrim:
done to our county team, panel and mentors who accounted for Antrim in
Cloone on Sunday. A good end to the league for our lads and we all look
forward with great interest to the Championship.
you all at our Annual Buffet Social on this Friday night in Cardiff's.
usual awards to be presented on the night with music by "Mary Rose
& Del Rio". We look forward to more volunteers to assist on the
night. Food served from 9 to 10.30pm. Please support as you have done
on all other fundraisers to date.
- Welcome Back:
David Tighe who togged out on the weekend with our Intermediates. Also
nice to see Paul Foley making a return visit from his global travels to
his Kilclare roots.
- It's Cloone this Weekend Lads:
first Intermediate League outing is in Cloone this Saturday evening.
Check fixtures page in this paper to confirm time, date and venue. Get
behind the team with your great supporting tradition of vocal
- Parking at Our Football Pitch:
are requested to park in an orderly fashion on each side of our grounds
entrance. Please leave centre of driveway clear in case of an
emergency. It's a very short walk from any point in our car park to the
viewing stand. Remember in the interest of safety please keep centre of
park driveway clear at all times.
- Door Keys:
to Siobhan Foley and Claire Foley who reached the ripe old age of
Twenty one last weekend with appropriate celebrations, not forgetting
James Gill who graduated from teenager to clock up his first score as
he reached his 20th birthday also last weekend.
25 March 2002
- Buffet Social:
GAA hold their annual buffet social in Cardiff's Lounge, Drumcong on
Friday the 5th of April. Tickets are abroad at Euro 10 a snap - don't
worry there are lots still left. Would any one interested in giving a
hand on the night please come along to a short meeting on this
Wednesday night the 27th of March at 9pm.
hate to mention it, but we sure can't survive without it. I hear some
thing about a race night in the near future. There will be a finance
committee meeting this Friday night 29th March in the park at 8pm.
- Keep Her Lit:
filed is looking a little brighter these nights with our new lighting
system, so we won't have any bother seeing ye now lads.
- Leitrim Win:
Shane Foley opened his scoring account in the Allianz Football league
last Sunday against London. He scored a point in the first half. In the
absence of the Aughavas wizard a bigger wizard from Drumreilly put this
London team to the sword with most of Leitrim's scores, believe me
London we in Kiltubrid know how that feels - well done Olly. Poor Emmet
Lee had a few minutes to forget, the all action Kiltubrid wing back
came on as a sub late in the game and first saw yellow then a red for
very harmless fouls while the London boys could swing out of the
Leitrim men's necks, jerseys or any part of them they could get a hols
of. No London player walked for these fouls - tough luck Emmet.
Under 16 team has seen no action yet with 2 games called off against
Cloone and Drumreilly. Pitches are just unplayable right now but they
may dry up this week,
- Good Luck James:
James Gill plays in a Connacht handball final this Friday evening the 29th March - fingers crossed for you James.
- Juniors in Action:
Check fixtures in the paper for confirmation of first league game for our Junior team - possible this weekend.
18 March 2002
annual buffet is coming up on the 5th April that's Friday night in
Cardiff's lounge. Tickets are on sale now from any club member.
- First Aid:
Anyone interested in doing a first aid course please make contact with Finbar Keaney or any club member.
- Dermot is a Flyer:
Great to see Kiltubrid Under 14 and Under 16 player Dermot McKeon from Rantogue excelling in athletics in recent weeks.
- La Fheile Padraig:
was nice to see our Club President Fr. McKeon starting our masses as
gaeilge and blessing the shamrock last Sunday which was of course St.
Patrick's Day. In deed minor footballers Eamon Geoghegan from
Aughacashel and David McWeeney from Proughlish did our native tongue
justice in the mass readings. The auld bit of gaeilge is nice
especially on the day that was in it. Also our pipe band who added that
extra bit of colour and entertainment at both churches by taking part
in the processions before taking part in the Carrick Parade.
- Thanks Marie:
Football team was indebted to Aughawillan Marie Quinn and I hope I have
the right person, for looking after Dara McKiernan who twisted his
ankle in a challenge game in Aughawillan last Sunday.
- Club Meeting:
Important club meeting next Friday night the 22nd March in Cardiff's meeting room at 9:30pm.
would be one I hear you say, but the fact is that they are in scarce
supply, and any effort is presently been made to recruit new ones right
now. If you would think that you would look good in black then give
your name to John Paul O'Donoghue and he will give you any details he
- Under 16's:
Under 16 had their first game of the year on Monday 18th March away to
Cloone. Michael McGirl, Micheal Geoghegan and Stephen Guckian have been
doing great work with these players lately. I will let you know how
they got on next week.
- County Ladies:
and well done to our county Ladies team who travelled to Letterkenny on
Saturday and came away with a one point victory over a very good
Donegal team. Our club was again well represented on the panel with
five Kiltubrid girls.
11 March 2002
club chairman was bereaved last week. Finbar Keaneys aunt Mae Feeney
formerly of Trim, Co. Meath passed to her external reward. We extend
all our sympathy to all her family especially her sister and brother in
law. Christina and John Keaney in Kesh. May she rest in peace.
young footballers continue to excel at handball, Jamie Murray together
with his partner Paul Ellis won their Connacht final in the Under 15
boys doubles last Sunday week and will now play in the All Ireland
Semi-final - the best of luck lads.
James Gill was also a winner in the Novice B Connacht Championship and
is through to the Connacht semi-final next Monday the 18th of March.
Unfortunately Paul Gilmartin was very narrowly defeated in his game -
well done lads.
- Challenge Game:
thanks to Gortletteragh for providing us with s challenge match last
Sunday at very short notice. The game was played in terrible conditions
but it proved a useful workout for both panels . Remember training
Wednesday & Friday nights at 8pm for all Junior and Intermediate
- Senior Scór:
Geoghegan, John Paul O'Donoghue and Michael Bohan represented the club
at question time in Scór last Saturday night and Jane O Regan at solo
singing - well done to everyone .
- Leitrim Win:
Senior men got out of the graveyard - that is Aughrim in Wicklow with
two league points last Sunday. No doubt the spirit of Cloone was again
to the force in Aughrim two home games to come things are looking up
and the county got another massive lift last week with the return of
Seamus Quinn, Pat Farrell and Gareth Foley. Now the weather might even
- Leitrim Win Again:
the same day, great stuff, the Ladies won their National League game
against tough opponents Kildare, who were Junior all Ireland Runner-up
last year. Great to see Naomi Lee home for the game, along with her on
the Leitrim panel are Linda Tighe, Emer Horan, Sinead Meehan and Sandra
Earley all of course Kiltubrid players - well done girls.
- Sean Redican Honoured:
of our best players in the 80's Sean Redican, brother of present team
manager Tony, hasn't let the grass grow under his feet in New York and
has just been awarded the distinguished service award at the annual St
Patrick's Day Dinner Dance on the County Leitrim Society of New York.
Congratulation Sean from all at home in Kiltubrid.
04 March 2002
girls are having a big night out in Cardiff's lounge this Friday night
the 8th March. A good nights entertainment is assured because the music
is by Thomas Nolan, there will be a raffle and spot prizes on offer as
well. Please come along and support.
Kiltubrid GAA will be holding their own night out early in April - tickets available from club members right now.
- Senior Training:
in the park this Wednesday night 6th March and Friday 8th March @ 8pm
sharp. A challenge this Sunday 10th March in the park @ 11:45am.
- A few Good Men:
to be exact, that was Leitrim in Cloone last Sunday in their Allianz
National League Football league game against Louth. Two of Leitrim's
finest got their marching orders in a minute of madness, but this
lifted Rowley's babies to great heights and they tore into the Louth
men with great heart. Shane Foley was as good as any man in the Leitrim
jersey and most of them were outstanding, indeed you could say the game
was dominated by McBriens, Fintan from Aughavas got most of Leitrim's
scores again, and he played centre forward, midfield, full back, full
forward, you name it he was there. Indeed Fintan was a willing outlet
for all of Shane Foleys slick passes. The other McBrien, no relation,
was Martin from Fermanagh and he was the referee and nobody wanted to
buy him a pint in Creegans after the game. In fact it was a good thing
he wasn't in the partisan hostilery on Sunday evening. It's a thankless
job anyway Martin. At the moment Emmet Lee is just recovered from
injury and he took his place on the Leitrim's subs bench last Sunday.
- Support Leitrim:
you want to support Leitrim in a practical way you could buy a ticket
and become a member of the Leitrim Supporters club. Marie Lee can help
you out here or ask you can ask any club member.
25 February 2002
one at Kiltubrid Gaa would like to sympathise with Christina McGourty
our Clubs Scór Co-ordinator on the sudden death of her father Terence
Joe Boyle of Tullybawn, Aughnasheelin last week. May his soul rest in
- Under Age Presentation:
to all the young players from the club who received their under 12 and
14 medals last Friday night at a function in Cardiff's lounge. They
received their medals from Leitrim Club Player Noel Moran. A big thank
you to Noel and Fergal McPartland for coming out and to Michael and
Mary McGirl for making the night run so smoothly.
- Benefit Social:
Don't forget this Saturday night the 2nd of March in McKeons Keshcarrigan a social for Stephens mum Ann Guckian.
- Leitrim versus Limerick:
went down again in the National League this time to Limerick in
Kilmallock but young Shane Foley contunies to distinguish himself on
the Leitrim Team.
- Regina is 21:
to Ladies player Regina Bohan on reaching the ripe old age pf 21 . She
was celebrating with family and friends last weekend.
- Kiltubrid Ladies:
annual function will take place on Friday 6th March in Cardiff's,
Drumcong. Draw will take place with many spot prizes on the night.
Music is by "Thomas Nolan". A meeting re above on this Friday 1st March
in Cardiff's at 9pm. Completed cards and monies to be presented at the
meeting and extra cards are available.
this Friday night 1st March for all junior and Intermediate panel
members at 8pm sharp in the park. Challenge game on Sunday 3rd March -
details on Friday night, don't be late lads.
18 February 2002
- Benefit Social:
benefit social will be held for Ann Guckian Scardaun in McKeon's
Keshcarrigan on Saturday the 2nd of March. Music will be provided by
Noel Cassidy and of course admission will be optional, but donations
may be given to any of the organisers Noel and Ann Marie Whitlow, Jimmy
and Maura Bohan or Brendan and Marian Shanley - your support would be
greatly appreciated. Kiltubrid Gaa are delighted to hear that Ann is
surely getting better day by day and we are looking forward to seeing
her home again in the community soon.
under age presentation takes this place this Friday night in Cardiff's
Lounge. A disco for the Kids will take place from 8pm to 10 pm with
mineral bar only under strict supervision. At 10 o'clock sharp we are
delighted to announce that Leitrim Club Player of the Year Noel Moran
will present the medals to the youngsters. Last week I announced the
under 12 panel that would be getting medals, unfortunately I left out
the names Kathy Beirne and Kevin Quinn - apologies Kevin and Kathy -
the Under 12's to get medals will be the panel announced in these notes
last week as well as Kathy and Kevin of course. The Under 14's that
will be honured on the night are as follows: M. McGovern, A. McGovern,
D. McWeeney, M. McGirl, R. McLoughlin, P McGirl, D. McCormack(capt), D.
McKeon, P. Withlow, S. Withlow, E. MAhon, K McKeon, P. Evans, J.
Murray, R. Geoghegan and R. Shanley.
Admission on the night will be €10 per family - for that you you can
bring all the family members you like.
11 February 2002
is hoped that Kiltubrid GAA will hold their first function of the year
on Friday the 22nd of February. On the night the club will present
medals to our Under 12 team of 2001 who won the League and Championship
double and our Under 14 team of 2000 who won the Division Three League
title of that year next week I will have more details of venue and a
few other things such as the names of the Under 14 players to get
medals the Under 12’s to get medals on the night are as follows N.
Slevin, M. McWeeney, G. Kelly, C. Murray, S. Cardiff, E. Mahon, A.
Tighe, S. Kelly, C. Crossan, C. McKeon, A. McWeeney, D. McGirl, D.
Kenny, Aine Tighe, Sinead Tighe, Daniel Tighe, Sean Kelly, S. Bracken,
M. Geoghegan, T. Evans, P. Gilmartin, R. Duignan. Watch this space next
- Shane plays against Kerry:
Shane Foley the youngest man on the Leitrim panel acquitted himself
quite well on the Leitrim team last Sunday. Shane came on as sub in the
second half at wing back and even managed to set up a Padraig McGarry
point late in the game. Kerry had a lot of their stars on show and ran
out comfortable enough winners but the young Leitrim panel did not let
them have it all their own way in this historic tie against the Kingdom
which was a home game for Leitrim but played in Longford.
- Richard on cue:
of our brightest young footballers Richard Shanley who starred on the
Drumcong School team and Kiltubrid Under 14 team last year is fast
making a name for himself at another sport, he has been playing so well
on the Leitrim Junior panel team in recent weeks no doubt getting a few
tips from his Dad.
Congratulations to all our footballers in sixth class who received Confirmation last Sunday in Fenagh.
- Another handballer:
Mahon I can tell you is a capable performer with any kind of ball in
hand or at foot, and I hear our Under 12 Captain has been excelling
lately at handball and represented Drumcong School in the County Cumann
na mBunscoil Under 13 final, in which Martin Raftery of Drumshanbo beat
him in a great contest, young Raftery won after a tie breaker.
Meanwhile club players James Gill and Paul Gilmartin, will represent
Leitrim in the Novice B Singles on the 16th of February in
Williamstown, we wish them luck as the make an assault for a Connacht
- Movie station:
and best wishes to David and Michelle Harding on their new video rental
shop in Drumshanbo. The well chosen shop title of Movie Station is
further testimony to the now extended list of entrepreneurs from the
greater Kilclare area of the parish.
- Hall of fame award:
to Fenagh’s Anselm Reynolds on his recent well deserved Hall of Fame
award at Leitrim County Board function recently. Underage football in
Kiltubrid was Anselm’s priority in his Kesh teaching days and its a
long way from todays structures of club committees, Chairperson,
Treasurer, Secretary etc. etc. to the one man show of that era when
Anselm was the club committee providing transport, guidance,
encouragement and the after match refreshments of sweets and the odd
minerals to weary match tired youngsters. The award is a true
recognition of Anselm’s continuous work on behalf of the underage
football in Leitrim.
- Re-cycle bank:
County Council have provided a re cycle facility at Drumcong. This is
not a dumping facility but a means of disposal of various reusable
materials. The bins are alongside the National school on the housing
estate entrance. The bins are a welcome further environmental awareness
move in the right direction.
04 February 2002
to Peter and Annette Golderick on the birth of their second child, a
baby boy called Gavin. One more to go Annette for the full back line.
- Finance Meeting:
There will be a very important meeting of the clubs finance committee next Friday night 8th Feb in Cardiff's at 9.30 sharp.
training for all Intermediate and Junior players on Sunday in the park
at 12:30 sharp please. a number of players have not yet graced us with
their presence from now on - no excuses lads.
- Handball Hero's:
the recent Leitrim GAA County Board Award two of our young footballers
received awards. James Gill Senior Handballer of the year and Jamie
Murray juvenile handballer of the year. I Know their families and every
one in Kiltubrid GAA are very proud of the two lads fine achievements.
- Ladies Annual Function 2002:
Ladies Annual Function will take place on Friday 8th March 2002 in
Cardiff's. Draw with various spot prizes, will be held and also music
in the night.
28 January 2002
would like to sympathise with the family of Kitty Daly, Loughconway who
was so tragically killed in a road accident last week. Kitty was mother
to former under age players Niall and Kieran Daly. May her soul rest in
- Thank You:
our recent A.G.M. a number of our sponsors were thanked for their help
during last year whether that was financial or other wise and in fact
some unknown ones came to light we would especially like to thank our
local pubs and businesses without whom we would not exist. To Sean
Redican in New York a man never to forget the red and green, and of
course to all who contributed to his mighty donation in the big apple
we say go raibh mile maith agat, and to our local who puts a few Euro
our way every year and wishes to remain anonymous we thank you all very
- County Men:
to Emmet Lee and Shane Foley who were selected as part of a 30 strong
Leitrim Senior panel. There was however some surprise in Kiltubrid when
the panel was announced that our club captain Conor Doherty was not
selected and indeed our neighbour Patrick Guckian of St. Callians, both
men trained with Leitrim since last October and at the end of the day
can consider themselves unlucky not to be selected at this time.
- Tracy is 21
to former Kiltubrid ladies player Tracey Costello. daughter of Sonny
and Mary Costello, Funshinagh Keshcarrigan who celebrated her twenty
first at the weekend.
next Sunday the 3rd of February has been changed from 2.00pm back to
12.30pm. after mass please all Junior and Intermediate players take
- Leitrim Match:
luck to Shane and Emmet next Sunday in Limerick and to all the Leitrim
Panel and Management. Good show last week against Galway lads.
- Ladies A.G.M:
is the result of a very successful Kiltubrid Ladies AGM. held lately;
Chairperson; Linda Tighe, Secretary; Emer Horan, Treasurer; Sinead
Meehan, Asst Treasurer Mary Keaney, PRO Sandra Earley. Trainers Junior
and Minor Darren and Paul Gilmartin with Noel Gill. Under 14 Paul
Gilmartin and Lucy Kelly. Schools Under 12s Helen Tighe and Regina
Bohan. Kiltubrid ladies would like to thank all their sponsors
especially Martin Moran for the Jersey’s publicans James Cardiff and
Kieran McKeon and to everyone who sponsored spot prizes for their big
night out. Not forgetting Des and Kathleen whom have been more than
generous over the years. This year Kiltubrid ladies will be playing in
the Junior Grade.
- Ladies G.A.A. Meeting
meeting will be held in Cardiff's on next Saturday 2nd February at 9pm
to discuss Kiltubrid ladies forthcoming annual function. All members
are asked to attend.
21 January 2002
- Club AGM:
the recent AGM the following club officers were elected for the coming
year: President: Fr. Seamus McKeon, Chairman: Finbar Keaney, Vice
Chairman: Paul Gilmartin, Secretary: John Paul O’Donoghue, Assistant
Secretary: Adrian Lee, Treasurer: John McGovern, Assistant Treasurer:
Kevin Nealon, Registrar and Insurance Officer: Adrian Lee, PRO Pat
McWeeney, Scór Co-Coordinators: Michael James McKiernan and Christina
McGourty, Bord na nÓg delegates: Michael McGirl, Kevin Nealon, County
Board Delegates: Conor Doherty, Paul Gilmartin, Kevin Nealon, Dermot
Herron and Finbar Keaney, Executive Committee: Tom Joe Keaney, Seamus
Tighe, and all club officers, Finance Committee: Noel Gill, Conor
Doherty, Fergal Meehan, Darren Gilmartin, Gerry Gilmartin, John
McGovern, Kevin Nealon, PJ Meehan, Brendan Doyle, Park Committee:
Finbar Keaney, Edmund Doyle, Tony Redican, Adrian Lee, Michael James
McKiernan and Seamus Tighe. Underage Trainers Michael McGirl, Adrian
Lee, Paul Gilmartin, Pat McWeeney.
- Man Missing:
played Roscommon last Saturday in the FBD Connacht League and when
Leitrim lined up for the team photo before the throw in there was only
fourteen men in the line up for the picture, the missing man was our
own Emmett Lee, he was still in the dressing room getting physio on a
muscle injury but I can tell you that was the last time Emmett was
missing he gave a great display at corner back in this his Leitrim
Senior debut. Further up the field eighteen year old Shane Foley played
a great game at centre forward gaining a lot of possession and setting
up some good moves with clever passes, Shane was also making his
competitive Senior debut at County Football.
- Best Club:
to Bornacoola GAA Club on being named the Leitrim winner of the AIB
Club of the Year 2001 and they do have a good PRO as well Fergal, best
of luck in Connacht lads and lassies.
Club training for all Intermediate and Junior players this Sunday the 27th of January in the Park at 2 o’clock.
- Mel’s Win:
can’t keep a Foley down well that's what Dessie says anyway Foley the
younger Gearoid, that is, won a North Leinster medal with St. Mel’s
Juniors last week, they overcame St. Pats of Navan in the North
Leinster final. The Meath team was trained by Gearoid’s neighbour Paul
McGovern of Allen Gaels, small world.
- Ladies AGM:
Held their AGM last Saturday evening and I will have all the news on this next week.
Happy birthdays to former ladies Captain Grainne Gill and Junior player Dermot Earley, who got those keys lately.
- Club Membership:
are reminded that membership for 2002 must be paid not later than 10th
February. 10 euro for adult members and 5 euro for students. No
membership can be accepted after this date. Subscriptions to be paid to
Adrian not later than February 10th.
- Player Insurance:
insurance for 2002 is now due. It is vital that all players participate
in this scheme. If you are unfortunate to require Medical treatment for
injuries they can prove very expensive. A good level of cover a small
sum is a small price to pay. Subscription to be paid to Adrian not
later than February 1st.
- Leitrim Supporters Club:
Dublin branch of the Leitrim GAA Supporters Club are having a get
together in the Herbert Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin on Tuesday night
next January 29th. All of our Dublin based players and supporters are
invited to attend.
14 January 2002
the third week in a row the club has occasion to sympathise with a
member on the death of a loved one, this time our sympathy goes to
Regina Mahon on the death of her father Eddie McKeever of Ardboe, Co.
Tyrone. Grandfather to underage star Emmet Mahon. May his soul rest in
done to David Evans who came a close second to Deirdre McCabe of Eslin
in the Scór na nÓg County Final in solo singing. David lost out to the
more experienced Deirdre by one point, David is young and has a big
future. We also say well done to all our Competitors that represented
the club in Scór during the year. A special thank you to Christina
McGourty for all her work with Scór during the year.
were delighted to hear the recent engagement of Club Senior player and
former Chairman Raymond Harris, son of Cathal and Mary Harris,
Mullacullen to Maura Begley daughter of Michael and Kitty Begley of
Drumentie, County Armagh. We wish them the best of luck for the future.
very successful AGM of the club was held last Saturday evening in
Liscarbon Community Centre. The meeting was excellently chaired by club
chairman Finbar Keaney, who in a far reaching speech thanked everyone
who helped out over the year and he had a special word of thanks to all
the club sponsors. On the financial side of things joint treasurers
Fergal Meehan and John McGovern gave a very detailed account of every
transaction during the year. At this stage our secretary for the last
five years Adrian Lee steps down to become club registrar and Insurance
officer. Adrian has done an excellent job for the club over the years,
he is now replaced by John Paul O'Donoghue as secretary. The meeting
was ended with a minutes silence for all those who died during the year
and a prayer with our new club president Fr. Seamus McKeon. Next week
we will give a detailed account of all positions filled at the meeting.
- Leitrim Watch:
recent weeks James Gill got a run out with Leitrim's Under 21 team in
the Hastings cup against Cavan and Conor Doherty made his Leitrim
Senior debut against Sligo in the FBD Connacht League. Leitrim lost
both games but it's early days yet.
07 January 2002
Gaa would like to offer its sympathy to the McGovern family Drumhubrid
on the death of Mrs Eileen Farrell, Ballinwing who was grand mother of
Kiltubrid footballers John, Aidan, Alan and Gerard McGovern. May her
soul rest in peace.
the second week in a row our AGM was cancelled due to a family
bereavement, this time for the death of Mrs Farrell, our joint
treasurer John McGovern's Grandmother. The meeting has been rescheduled
for this Saturday the 12th of January in Liscarbon Community Centre at
- Happy New Year:
would like to wish all our friends a very happy new year, especially
those who are far from home, Kieran and Una in Sydney, Australia - is
it getting a bit hot folks ? Paul and Liz in San Francisco, all of whom
log on to our website. We hope to see Paul and Liz at home in a few
- Top Handballer:
to Paul Gilmartin who took James Gills title as top handballer in the
county. Paul beat James in the final by a few aces just before
Christmas in a cracking contest, well done lads.
- Thanks Christy:
Aoife says thanks to big hearted Chris Carroll for the lovely green and red jersey.