2nd April 2019

Béal an Átha Móir Seán Ó hEislin


Leitrim GAA
On planes, trains, boats and buses the Leitrim faithful headed to Croke Pairc at the
weekend to see the green and cold in action at this year’s division four final, it was a
sight to be hold with so many from our small county traveling to see the lads in
action.
As the fans made their way to Croke Pairc from Quinn’s and the other bars in the
vicinity it was hard to pick out anyone not dressed from head to toe in the Leitrim
Colours. There was a fantastic atmosphere in and around the ground with fans
mingling and meeting up with friends and neighbours that they had not seen maybe in
days or years with many having travelled from the four corners or Ireland, the UK,
Europe, America and beyond. In all before even a ball had been kicked it was a day
that Leitrim fans will remember for a long time.
The match started well, I am sure the players lifted by the very vocal Leitrim support,
putting in a fantastic performance but alas at the end when the final whistle was
blown it was not to be, it was not the result we wanted, but some great memories were
made in Croke Pairc, to all the Leitrim players and our very own Oisin, Shane and
Dean thanks for the hard work, skill and commitment you have shown, a great bunch
of men who are always there for their  young fans, and to be honest that’s what it’s all
about showing the next generation what hard work and commitment can achieve, we
didn’t win but winning is not everything, we have gained promotion and the lads 
played well and on another day may be we would have won .
The fans both young and old seldom get the opportunity to visit HQ and what a day
we had, to hear Leitrim, Leitrim, Leitrim reverberate around the hallowed turf brought
a tear to the eye and despite the deficit at the end the chorus could  still be heard you,
would almost swear it was us that won as the Leitrim faithful stood and showed their
admiration to the team. 
The fans that were there will not forget, it was a pleasure to be there. So lads hold
your heads high and thanks for the memories, thanks to Dean, Oisin and Shane for
coming over to our young fans at the end despite the loss they had time for their
young fans who had cheered them on, those same fans will not remember that we lost
they will just know they were with their heroes at the end. Thanks lads !!


Sad passing
It is with deep sadness that we hear of the passing of Maria Harte.
All at the club would like to pass on our deepest sympathies at this difficult time to
Maria’s husband Gerry Hanifan, John, Mary Harte , brothers Conor, Shane,
Aidan, sisters, Janette, Anita, Lynda, mother-in-law Mary, brothers-in-law Colum,
Gene, Padraig and Richard, sisters-in-law Tina, Helen, Gráinne, Alison and Martina,
beloved nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and many
friends.

Maria and all the Harte family are tied explicably with the club playing an integral
part in everything we have done in the past, present and future, be it football, hurling,
Scór, playing, training, managing  or  just supporting, the Harte’s have been with us
through our good times and bad times and we hope that we can be with them through
this difficult time.
We ask all our friends and supporters to please keep Maria and all her friends and
family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a ainim dilis.


Nursery, U9 and U11
Training will be on again on Monday evening at 1900 all welcome


ACL Division One and Three
We would like to wish our senior team and management all the best in this seasons
league opener on Saturday away to Leitrim Gaels at 1830.
Our Division 3 lads are also in action this Sunday and hopefully they can continue
their recent good form when they take on Allen Gaels in Drumshanbo at 12:00


Congratulations
Well done to Roisin McHugh who won the Intermediate player of the year award for
2017 while playing for Oughteragh Gales, Roisin is a tremendous player and richly
deserved the award whic was presented in the Lough Allen hotel on Friday night.


Leitrim Supporters Club tickets
Folks Leitrim Supporters draw tickets are now on sale from club members, this is a
fantastic opportunity to support the county and also to win some fantastic prizes. Your
support would be greatly appreciated.


Cúl Camps Venues 2019
This years camp will be in Ballinamore from July 1 st to the 5 th , this is a great camp for
all the children and registration is now open, please ensure you register early as you
cannot register on the day.


Membership
Folks, membership of Ballinamore Seán Ó hEislin’s is now open for 2019. The prices
are; family members €80 (Family Constitutes a maximum of two adults and any
number of children under the age of 18); adult single €40; under 18 €20. Please
contact Walter Sharpley on 0861236207 or Shane Harte on 087 7985069 to make
payment

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