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Club notes 3rd December 2019

Club notes 3rd December 2019

 

Gortletteragh club notes

Under 15 Championship Final 

We brought the curtain down on our underage football year last Saturday in Ballinamore playing in the Under 15 A Championship Final. Hard luck to the players and coaches. They gave it their all on the day and just fell short. It would be easy to feel disappointed not to come away with a win but these lads can hold their heads up high with the standard of football they have played all year and gave us some great days out. What a year of football these lads have given us. To win the Divisions 1 League and then to go on to get back into the A Championship Final. They have played some excellent football throughout the year. We would like to thank their coaches Frank, Gerard, Eamonn and Seamus for all your hard work all year. Well done to all the players for their effort, hard work and time they have give to the club this year. We like to thank Gavin Mitchell for the sponsoring the food after the game. Also thanks to Loughlin Burns for his help on the day.

 

Club Draw 2020.

We have brought forward our 2020 fundraising draw with the draw now taking place over the festive periord on Sunday the 29th December in Fox's of Tooman. We have fantastic prizes, with a total of €8000 up for grabs. Prizes are as follows.

 

1st Prize: €5,000

2nd Prize:€1,000

3rd Prize: €500

4th Prize: €400

5th Prize: €300

6th Prize: €200

7th Prize: 1 Night B&B + Evening Meal in Lough Rynn Castle

8th-13th Prize: €100

14th Prize: €50 Voucher Sponsored by Reynolds Topline Mohill

 

Players and members will be out and about selling in the local community, and as ever, your support and generousity is hugely appreciated. If you're not in you can't win

 

Tickets are €20 and can be purchased from any player or club officer.  

 

AGM

The club AGM is set for Saturday 14th December at 7.30 pm in the Community Centre. All current and prospective players, members, parents etc are welcome to attend and get involved as we plan for 2020. Nominations for positions and motions for discussion to be with the secretary no later than today Wednesday the 4th December, sent to secretary.gortlettragh.leitrim@gaa.ie.

04/01/2021
Club Notes 23rd February 2020.

Club Notes 23rd February 2020.

Senior League:

Our first team start their league campaign this weekend when they travel to Ballinaglera for the first round of the Masonite Secondary League Division 2 at 4.30pm on Saturday 29thFebruary. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Under 13's and Under 17's:

Our underage fixtures yet again fell victim to weather last weekend with both games cancelled. Third time lucky this weekend we hope ! The Gortletteragh U17's meet Glencar-Manor on Saturday 28th February in round three of the U17's league on homeground. In round three of the Longford-Leitrim League, Rinn Gaels U13's take on Northern Gaels, also on Saturday 28th February, please check the fixtures page for confirmation of venues and times for these games. Your support is greatly appreciated. 

27/03/2020
Club Notes 16th February 2020

Club Notes 16th February 2020.

Under 13's and Under 17's:

Our underage fixtures fell victim to the inclement weather conditions last weekend, both scheduled games were cancelled. This weekend in the Longford-Leitrim League, Rinn Gaels U13's play St Joseph's on Saturday 22nd February on home ground. Gortletteragh U17's are also out on Saturday 22nd February when they too meet St Joseph's in the second round of the U17's league. Please check the fixtures page for confirmation of venues and times for these games. Your support for our younger players is greatly appreciated. 

 

Child Safeguarding:
We are running a child safeguarding workshop tonight, Wednesday 19th February, in the community centre. If you are interested in doing underage coaching please avail of this opportunity to get this course done.  You can contact our children's officer Emer Cunningham or coaching officer Ciarán McNulty if you wish to come along tonight. Child safeguarding courses need to be updated every three years, you can update your course online at https://learning.gaa.ie/Safeguarding.

20/03/2020
Club Notes 9th February 2020.

Club Notes 9th February 2020.

 

Under 13's and Under 17's:

Our younger squads are starting their competitive year this weekend.

Under 13's Rinn Gaels kick off the year in the Cross County League with Longford this weekend when they face St Patricks from Ardagh in Ardagh on Saturday 15th February at 12 noon. We thank Mohill for giving us a challenge game last weekend, it was a good run out for all players.

Under 17's also expect to start out on their league campaign this weekend. Please check the fixtures page for details. Your support for our underage players would be greatly appreciated.

 

New Arrival:

Congratulations to Mary and Kevin McGrath, Cornageeha on the new addition to their family with the arrival of their baby boy over the weekend, a little brother for Liam. Best wishes to you all.

 

Keeldra Gaels:

On Saturday next, 15th February, Keeldra Gaels ladies are looking forward to welcoming the Tara Ladies GFC from London to play the Kate Clarke Tournament. The venue is Gortletteragh GAA grounds and throw in is at 4pm. Any former players are more than welcome to take part on the day and play with either team. There will be an optional charge on the gate – all donations received will go towards the 'Luby Family Fundraiser'. Your support would be greatly appreciated. The game will be followed by entertainment in Spirit Bar, Mohill.

 

Child Safeguarding:
We are hoping to run a child safeguarding workshop later in the month in the community centre. If you are interested in doing underage coaching please avail of this opportunity to get this course done.  You can contact our children's officer Emer Cunningham or coaching officer Ciarán McNulty or any club official if you wish to have your name included. Child safeguarding courses need to be updated every three years, you can update your course online at https://learning.gaa.ie/Safeguarding.

 

First-aid course:

There is a sports First Aid Course taking place Saturday 29th Feb 9.30am-4.00pm in Leitrim County Council offices in Carrick, cost is €20. Anyone who is interested in doing this email sports@leitrimcoco.ie to reserve a place.

 

14/03/2020
Club Notes 2nd February 2020.

​Club Notes 2nd February 2020.

Membership Reminder:

We ask that you please get your club membership paid as soon as you can. Membership rates are – €60 for players, €25 for non-players, €30 for students / adults in full time education. Membership payable to our treasurer Colum Fox or any club officer.Please submit your mobile number when you are paying membership if you would like to be included in the club text for fixtures and events within the club.

 

Leitrim's Health is Wealth – date for your diary:

This year's Health Is Wealth will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7pm in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. Everyone is welcome to attend and as with previous years entry to the event will be free.

 

Underage:

Well done to all our coaches who completed the in-house Foundation Course last weekend. We are delighted to see new people on board, fourteen new faces in all, and we wish ye the best of luck on your coaching journey. Thanks to tutors Matt Gaffey and Sean Gallagher for conducting the course, it was enjoyed by all.


Child Safeguarding:
All underage coaches please note we are currently taking names for the upcoming Child safeguarding course. Please contact our children's officer Emer Cunningham or coaching officer Ciarán McNulty or any club official if you wish to have your name included for this course.

 

06/03/2020
Club Notes 26th January 2020.

Club Notes 26th January 2020.

 

 

Club Draw:

Our annual club draw took place last Saturday night in Fox's of Tooman. We thank all of you who supported the draw in buying tickets or sponsoring prizes, your support is greatly appreciated. Thanks to all our ticket sellers and organisers, the success of the draw was down to your time and dedication. Finally thanks to Jimmy and Kathleen Fox for the use of their premises to hold the draw.  Congratulations to all our winners.

Results:

1st Prize €5000 – John Henry Reynolds, Tooman

2nd Prize €1000 – Adrian Wrynn, Ballinamore

3rd Prize €500 – Pat Duffy, Breanross South

4th Prize €400 – Antoinette McGovern, Cattan

5th Prize €300 – Yvonne Gormley, Gortletteragh

6th Prize €200 – Michael McCrann Tooman

7th Prize One Night B&B in Lough Rynn Castle- Eamonn Murray, Lanesboro

6 Prizes of €100 each – Colin Keenan, Mount Temple, Co. Westmeath; Brenda Donohoe, Aughnacliffe; John Flynn, Leitrim Village; Steven Montague, Drumlish; Mary Rogan, Fairways, Dromod; Barry Costello, Tooman;

14th Prize – €50 Voucher Topline Mohill – Pascal Reynolds, Tulcon.

 

Club Meeting Reminder:

A club meeting will be held in the community centre on Friday 31st January at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome - this is an opportunity for the whole community to come along and hear what's going on in the club and to voice their own views and suggestions for the club going forward. 

 

Leitrim's Health is Wealth:

This year's Health Is Wealth will be held on Wednesday, February 12, 2020  at 7pm in the Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon. Everyone is welcome to attend and as with previous years entry to the event will be free.

28/02/2020
Club Notes 19th January 2020

Club Notes 19th January 2020.        

Club Draw - Last chance:

This week is the last chance to get your ticket for our club draw which takes place this Saturday 25th January 2020 in Fox's Tooman. Total of €8000 in prizes with first prize of €5000. Tickets are €20 each and are available from any player or club officer, your support is greatly appreciated. 

 

Club Meeting:

A club meeting will be held in the community centre on Friday 31st January at 8.30pm. Everyone is welcome - this is an opportunity for the whole community to come along to voice their views and suggestions for the club going forward and to catch up on what's going on in the club at the moment. 

 

Hurling Workshop:
We had a very successful Hurling workshop last Saturday for our underage hurlers. We had the pleasure of having Darragh Cox Sligo/ Leitrim GDA and Martin Forgarty the National Hurling GDA all the way from Kilkenny. What an eventful and informative session we had with the lads. You can see how Kilkenny are so successful with the methods Martin demonstrated. We had a great attendance by interested players and they seem to have really enjoyed the whole session from start to finish.  A very big 'thank you' to Darragh and Martin for giving their time and expertise last Saturday, which proved to be well worth every second, and it wasn't just the young players that were impressed !

 

Underage Hurling:
Following on from the successful hurling workshop last Saturday – we are now calling on all past and present hurlers for a little bit of your time to help out with getting our new underage hurlers off the ground. If anyone could help out in any way at all please contact a club official, we would greatly appreciate it.

21/02/2020
Club Notes 12th January 2020

Club Notes 12th January 2020.

 

Club Draw:

Reminder our club draw takes place on Saturday 25th January 2020. Total of €8000 in prizes with first prize of €5000. Tickets are €20 each and are available from any player or club officer, your support is greatly appreciated.

 

Membership:

Club Membership is now open for 2020. Membership rates are – €60 for players, €25 for non-players, €30 for students / adults in full time education. Membership payable to our treasurer Colum Fox or any club officer. We are in the process of setting up a text message service to keep our members up to date on fixtures and events within the club, so can you please submit your mobile number when you are paying membership.

 

Underage Presentation Night:
2019 was a successful year for us at underage level and on Sunday 22nd of December last we presented medals to our U12's, U13's and U15's. We extend a very big 'Thank you' to our own Cathal McCrann and Jack Heslin and "Leitrim player of the Year 2019" Shane Moran for doing the presentation. Shane gave a great account on how he became the 'best' player in Leitrim and all the hard work that goes along with it. Thanks to Terry Kelleher for doing MC for the night. We also held our Christmas Hamper draw which was a huge success and congratulations to the winner Niall Donlon, Tooman.  We'd like to thank everyone who helped out on the night, from doing the sound, taking photos, organising the hall before and after the event, preparing and serving refreshments and all who sponsored prizes for the hamper. A big thanks to all the underage players who made the Christmas Hamper draw such a great success. A special thanks to Santa for making an appearance on the night!! Once again, a big well done to the successful U12's, U13's and U15's. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and looking forward to more successes in the future.

 

Sympathy:

We offer our condolences to Richie Glaze and family, Tooman on the sudden passing of Richie's mother in the UK last week, Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.

 

Underage Coaching:
Coaching and Games will be hosting Gaelic Football Foundation Awards in February. Venue and times are: Friday 7th of February from 7pm - 10pm in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Saturday 8th of February from 10am - 2:30pm in the Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence.
The cost of the course is €20 and participants will have to complete a Safeguarding Workshop in order to receive their cert. To secure a place on the Foundation Award please purchase via this link – or contact any club official. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/leitrim-gaa-gaelic-football-foundation-award-north-and-south-leitrim-tickets-89222094687. All coaches must have current garda-vetting. You can apply for garda vetting via this link - https://www.gaa.ie/news/vetting.

 

Hurling Workshop:
A hurling workshop for U12, U14 and U16 players will be held this Saturday afternoon 18th January in Gortletteragh Park. Darragh Cox Sligo/Leitrim Hurling GDA will be there, also attending and helping with the session will be Kilkenny's Martin Forgarty, National Hurling Development Manager. We welcome any players from surrounding areas who are interested in playing hurling.

 

Park Development:

Gortletteragh GAA Club is currently in the middle of an ambitious facilities development. The development includes the construction of a new full-size sand based all-weather pitch adjacent to existing pitch, a community walking track around the existing pitch and new pitch and it's also hoped to construct a community playground. The inclusion of a walking track at the GAA club grounds offers all generations of the community the chance to maintain a healthier lifestyle in a safe and community friendly way. The development aims to provide facilities that will secure the success of current and future generations in Gortletteragh. It will become an excellent amenity and focal point for our parish and our community.

Work is well advanced on the new pitch and the walkway. The work on the pitch commenced in 2018 and involved the stripping and stockpiling on the topsoil. A considerable amount of soil was moved in the cut and fill to bring playing area to the required level. Work then stopped for the winter to allow soil to settle. In 2019 further progress was made with the drainage works completed. The next stage is laying of topsoil, sand and seeding.

A development fundraising initiative is ongoing. Many people have given generously to this over the last number of years and we would like to thank these donors for their support. We would love to get more people on board this fundraising drive. For further details on how you can contribute to this ambitious project please contact Terry Kelleher on (087) 7381996 or Colum Fox on (087) 2624718.

15/02/2020
Annual club draw

​Annual club draw tickets now available. Cost €20. Top prize €5,000. Total prize fund of €8,000. Change of date: Draw now takes place on Saturday 25th January 2020 in Fox's Bar, Tooman.

31/01/2020
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