Gortletteragh

Local Fleadh winner

Local Fleadh winner

Congratulations to Dervla McManus, Annaghmore on winning the Under 12 Fiddle competition at the recent Leitrim Fleadh Cheoil in Manorhamilton/Glenfarne. Well done Dervla and all the best at the Connacht Fleadh.

NS Fundraiser

Gortletteragh National School wants your old clothes in a Cash for Clobber Initiative. New and old unwanted clean clothes, footwear, accessories, bags, bed linen and curtains will be collected on Wednesday, May 6th 2015. Bags may be left in school shelter on Tuesday evening May 5th or on the morning of the collection. Clothing can be in black bin bags or in Cash for Clobber bags which can be obtained from the school. Your support is greatly appreciated for this worthy fundraising cause!

Autumn Club

The next meeting of Gortletteragh Autumn Club is on Thursday night May 7th. A session of games will start at 8pm, followed by the meeting at 8.30 pm. Final plans for the overnight outing during the summer will be made, so all members please attend.

Thank you 

Gortletteragh Minor GAA would like to thank all who supported our very successful table quiz on Friday night, 17th April last. Thanks to Pat Clarke who did quiz master on the night and to Mary and Oliver Heslin who kept tally on the answers. Thanks to Chris Healy for providing us with sound for the night and to Sean Clarke for supplying us with plenty of tables. A special word of thanks to all who left in spot prizes and last but certainly not least a huge thank you to all the ladies who brought sandwiches, buns and cakes for refreshments on the night. 

U-8 & U-10 blitz

Our younger players travelled to Drumshanbo last Saturday morning where they took part in the first blitz of the season with the Allen Gaels club. A great turnout by both sides and a fun morning was had by all.

Old Time Dance!

Tango’s, Jives, Waltzes and foxtrots will be in full swing in the Hunt Hall, Castle Street, Mohill on Saturday night 2nd May 2015 as part of the ‘Percy Party’ weekend in Mohill. The specially formed ‘KillyPottle Mintrel Dance Band’ from Cavan will provide the music and the dance kicks off at 9pm sharp! Tea, Ham Sandwiches, Boxty and minerals will be provided on the night! Keep that date free for a night of great fun!

Who is the Judge?

Judge John J. Sharkey (Brian Reilly Cornmill Theatre) will be presiding over the case ‘West Clare Railway Company sues Percy French’ on Sunday night 3rd May commencing 9pm! Come early to avoid disappointment! Admission €10 including a glass (or two) or wine!

Minor GAA

Our U14s round four league match v Carrigallen was played on Saturday morning 11th April. It was a very competitive game with both teams playing some great football. Carrigallen won by 5 points, but it was a great effort by our lads. The final score was Carrigallen 1-11 Gort Leitreach 2-03. 

The team was Killian McAuley, James Cunningham, Tom Reel, Mark Reynolds, Shane Reynolds, Brendan Davis, Oisin Niblock, Odhrán Heslin, Cian McNulty, Jamie Quinn Conor Niblock and Dáire Heslin. In our last round match we played Cill Tiobraid on Friday last in Gort Leitreach. It was a great game of football with each team taking the lead several times during the 50 minutes. The lads gave it their all, but with virtually the last kick of the game Cill Tiobraid scored a point to rescue a draw. Well done to both teams for providing a very entertaining game. A special word of thanks has to go to our own Tom Reel who gave up a weekend trip to England to stay and play the game. It made the difference as the draw will put us into at least a playoff to reach the league Final. The final score was Gort Leitreach 6-07 Cill Tiobraid 6-07.  The team was Killian McAuley, Ryan Cunningham, Tom Reel, James Cunningham, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Davis, Kieran Reen, Odhrán Heslin, Shane Reynolds, Oisin Niblock, Jamie Quinn, Dáire Heslin, Conor Niblock and Brendan Naughton.

Senior League

The Gortletteragh seniors defeated Carrigallen on Saturday evening last by 1 – 17 to 1 – 7 to get our first league points of the campaign. It was a good team effort and many of the younger players put in very good performances.

Awareness Night

A Positive Mental evening in association with Cara pharmacy Drumshanbo will be held in the Lough Allen Hotel on Thursday May 7th at 8pm. Guest speakers include Dr Sutra Murthy, consultant psychiatrist; Patricia Hannon, Bereavement counselor; Denis O’Brien, Mental Health services and Mark Harte, Tyrone footballer. MC for the night is Charlie McGettigan. Admission is free and everybody is welcome.

Active Age

Annaduff / Drumsna golden age group would like to invite you to their May madness social in the Bush Hotel on Tuesday, May 5th at 8.30pm. Music by Drifting Cowboy. Refreshments will be served and our group will have a short interlude with some very interesting scenes on the night. Admission €10.