Dromahair maintain top spot

St. Patrick’s Dromahair maintained their place at the top of the Gallogly Catering Division One table when they proved far too strong for Drumreilly in a game marred by a serious injury to a Dromahair player.

St. Patrick’s Dromahair maintained their place at the top of the Gallogly Catering Division One table when they proved far too strong for Drumreilly in a game marred by a serious injury to a Dromahair player.

St. Patrick’s Dromahair maintained their place at the top of the Gallogly Catering Division One table when they proved far too strong for Drumreilly in a game marred by a serious injury to a Dromahair player.

With Glencar/Manorhamilton recording a 0-11 to 0-7 victory over Kiltubrid under lights on Friday night, the two north Leitrim side have now moved clear of the chasing pack after a loss for Mohill and a draw for Annaduff and Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s.

Dromahair remain a point lcear of their neighbours after the 0-12 to 0-5 victory over Drumreilly, using the strong wind to lead by ten points at the break. However, the joy of victory was marred by a serious facial injury suffered by Dromahair’s Fergus Meehan which resulted the dismissal of former County star Declan Maxwell.

Glencar/Manor had four points to spare over Kiltubrid while a late goal from Sean McNabola earned Annaduff a share of the spoils against Ballinamore. St. Mary’s halted Melvin Gaels recent revivial with a 1-12 to 0-11 victory to boost their own League standing considerably while Aughawillan did the same with an impressive 2-9 to 1-8 win over Mohill.

If clear space has opened at the top of the table, it has also opened at the bottom with both Bornacoola, who lost 1-12 to 0-8 to neighbours Gortletteragh, and Kiltubrid now four points adrift of the teams ahead of them.

In Division 2, Allen Gaels maintained top spot with ease as they demolished St. Mary’s 2-18 to 0-2 but Fenagh St. Caillin’s kept pace with an equally important derby win over Aughnasheelin, 1-9 to 1-3. Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher, with a 2-12 to 1-4 win over Bornacoola, and Cloone, with a 1-12 to 0-7 win over Leitrim Gaels, kept pace with victories while Carrigallen got a much needed boost with a 0-10 to 0-4 win over Glencar/Manor.

In Division 3, Eslin lost top spot in the table and their unbeaten record when Aughavas were comprehensive 4-11 to 2-8 winners, a result that left St. Patrick’s Dromahair on top of Division 3 thanks to their 0-16 to 1-8 win over Gortletteragh.

Leitrim GAA Open Evening

To celebrate the national launch of this year’s All Ireland Championship, Leitrim GAA invites you to an open evening at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada on Friday, May 10. It’s your opportunity to meet members of our senior hurling and football teams. Fun and games for all the family, everybody welcome. More details to follow in next week’s Leitrim Observer and on www.leitrimgaa.ie.

Carrick 400 Darts

Round 4 of the Carrick 400 took place last Tuesday, another great night of darts, still no Leitrim qualifier despite some good performances especially from Rory Blain and Ray Mulvey.

39 players took part as Sligo’s James Durkin got the better of Colm Maxwell from Tyrone in the first semi while Pat Bradley of Mayo beat Roscommon’s Stephen Dooney in the second with James prevailing in the final. Roll on next week, all welcome from far and near, maybe a local winner next week.

Five boards, check in 8.30, play starts 9.30 due to the large numbers and strict time keeping will be adhered to. We are at the half way stage now and the prize fund is growing nicely.

Carrick Tennis club

Club membership: 2013/14 is now open to all to join Carrick Tennis Club. Excellent value rates start at €20 junior/OAP, €30 singles / €60 Family. Tel Marion 086-8211019 for more details.

Members evening: Tuesdays at 7-9pm, non-members are also welcome to please pop down if you would like to try a game, chat with others members, arrange games.

Coaching is on Saturday mornings 10-11am 12-16 years old, 11-12 noon 5-11 years old, 12-1pm Adults of all abilities. Call Olwyn 086-351 4123.

Special Olympics annual Collection Day

Special Olympics Ireland’s annual Collection Day, sponsored by Eircom, will take place throughout Ireland on Friday, April 26. Volunteers will be needed throughout County Leitrim to look after the collection points in Ballinamore, Mohill, Carrick-on-Shannon and Manorhamilton.

The Collection Day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. If you can’t volunteer on April 26, you can support Special Olympics on the day by donating to one of our on street collectors or by texting the word SPECIAL to 50300 to donate €2. 100% of your €2 donation will go to Special Olympics Ireland.

For further information about Special Olympics Ireland’s Collection Day and to volunteer please visit www.specialolympics.ie/collectionday or contact Michael Carty at Special Olympics Connaught on 071 911 8330 or michael.carty@specialolympics.ie.

Carrick Tennis Club

Coaching on Saturday mornings 10-11am 12-16 year-olds, 11-12 noon 5-11 year-olds, 12-1pm Adults of all abilities. Call Olwyn 086-351 4123.

We are now welcoming new members for 2013/14 of all abilities to join the Tennis Club. Excellent value rates start at €20 Juniors/OAP, €30 singles / €60 Family. Tel Marion 086-8211019  for more details.

Leitrim Masters Soccer

Results: Abbey Rovers 0-2 Sheemore Rovers (Padraig Flynn, Miceal Bohan); N L Galaxy All Stars 0-4 Gaels United (Jimmy Egan 2 , Neil Nolan 2); Wrong Direction 5-5 Drumshanbo Babes (Brendan O’Connor 2, Fergal Donlon, George McCormack, Michael McGrath) (Patrick McManus 4, Farrel McKeon); Leitrim Villa 1-1 Drumkerran Gaels (Enda Maxwell) (Noel Flynn)

Fixtures: Friday, April 26:7.00: Sheemore Rovers v N L Galaxy All Stars; 7.30: Abbey Rovers v Wrong Direction; 8.00: Gaels United v Leitrim Villa; 8.30: Drumshanbo Babes v Drumkerran Gaels

Leitrim Racing

Leitrim Racing’s sole participant Joe Mulleady took to the roads around Enniskillen on Saturday last to contend for the Lakeland GP cat A4 race organised by Lakeland Cycling Club of Enniskillen. In a field of over 80 competitors, Joe performed well and was in contention for victory in the final 200m only to be caught by the field in the final stretch, finishing approximately 20th. If anybody is interested in cycle road racing and love the feeling of the chase, give me a shout as Leitrim Racing are looking for race members, if racing isn’t your thing but you enjoy cycling and the buzz it gives we also need members at Leitrim Cycling Club, where we roll out of Leitrim Village every Sunday Morning. All interested parties, racing or leisure contact Joe Mulleady at 086 8505773, josephmulleady@gmail.com, or look us up on Facebook “Leitrim Racing” and twitter: @LeitrimCycling. I look forward to rolling with you.

Community Games County Final

The following are the results of the Leitrim Community Games Swimming Finals held in Aura Leitrim Leisure.

Girls: U-8: Freestyle: 1 Catherine Hill Kinlough, 2- Liadain Ruddy Kinlough, 3 Kelly Berne Ballinamore; U10: Freestyle: 1 Aoife Lowe Carrick, 2 Lauren McKeon Drumshanbo, 3 Emma Beirne Ballinamore; Backstroke: 1 Cianna Ruddy Kinlough, 2 Eabha Moyles Manorhamilton, 2 Elise Harmon Carrick; U12: Freestyle: 1 Jennifer Andrews Ballinamore, 2 Hannah Gilmartin Kinlough, 3 Sarah McLoughlon Manorhamilton; Backstroke: 1 Carrie McDaid Manorhamilton, 2 Mimel Rouse Kinlough, 2 Hazel Mulvey Drumshanbo; Breaststroke: 1 Zaoise Fee Drumshanbo, 2 Shannon O’Hagan Manorhamilton, 2 Roise Mai Booth Kinlough; U14: Freestyle: 1 Mary Loughlin Kinlough, 2 Orla McWeeney Drumshanbo, 3 Roisin McGreneghan Drumshanbo; Backstroke: 1 Laura Booth Kinlough, 2 Dearbhile Tiernan Mohill, 3 Ciara Lynch Manorhamilton; Breaststroke: 1 Daniella Brennan Kinlough; Butterfly: 1 Liadan Hanley Manorhamilton; U16: Butterfly: 1 Heather Boyle Kinlough; Backstroke: 1 Roise McGagh Kinlough; Relay: U13: 1 Manorhamilton, 2 Drumshanbo, 3 Kinlough; U-16: Kinlough

Boys: U-8 Freestyle: 1 Jack Canny Manorhamilton, 2 Cathal Menary Kinlough, 3 Jamie McManus Kinlough; U10: Freestyle: 1 Odran O’Hara Kinlough, 2 Joe Lowe Carrick, 3 Diarmuid Giblin Manor; Backstroke: 1 Gero Gilmartin Kinlough, 2 Eoin Guckian Drumshanbo, 3 Eoin Gallagher; U12: Freestyle: 1 Kevin Brady Carrick, 2 Dylan Beirne Ballinamore, 3 Scott McLoughlin Manorhamilton; Backstroke: 1 Jack Hearte Drumshanbo, 2 Sean E. McGloin Kinlough, Backstroke: 1 Eoghan Kearns Manorhamilton, 2 Cormac White Mohill, 3 Sean T. McGloin Kinlough; U14: Freestyle: 1 Dermott McLoughlin Manorhamilton, 2 Daithi McGloin Kinlough, 3 David Gallagher Drumshanbo; Backstroke: 1 Tiernan McCrea Kinlough, 2 Eoin Smith Drumshanbo, 3 Jack Bridie Drumshanbo; Breaststroke: 1 Shane Walsh Manorhamilton, 2 Darragh McManus Drumshanbo, 3 Mark McGee Manorhamilton; U13 Boys Squad: 1 Kinlough, 2 Drumshanbo.