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Current Archive: 2012

Cloone Homecoming Festival


Cloone is the place to be on August Bank Holiday weekend 2013 when the village will play host to a huge homecoming and school reunion weekend. The weekend is being planned as part of The Gathering 2013 and will feature a weekend packed full of activities and entertainment to suit visitors of all age Read On....

Sale of Christmas Wreaths


The club are selling Christmas Wreaths over the next few weeks as a new fundraising venture. The wreaths are made from real evergreen tree cuttings and will remain in colour for several weeks. The wreaths have been decorated by club members with Christmas decorations to make them the ideal decoratio Read On....

Come Dine With Me II


The club are organising our second Come Dine With Me event and hope it will be as successful as last years. It will be held on Friday 7th December in Cloone Community Centre and will follow the same format as last year. On the night there will be entertainment by the novelty act ‘Jack Johnny Jack’ w Read On....

Lads Doing Movember


During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Ireland and around the world. The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer. A few club members are taking part in the event this Read On....

Scrap Metal Collection


Cloone GAA Club is organising a scrap metal collection to take place over three consecutive Saturday’s on September 15th, 22nd and 29th. Bring all your unwanted scrap metal, batteries, old tractors and farm machinery, scrap cars, copper and dispose of them for free. By doing so you will help the clu Read On....

Seniors bow out of Championship


Our seniors were out on Sunday last when they played Gortlettragh in the quarter finals in Ballinamore. Unfortunately we were defeated by the stronger side on the day on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-7 which ended our Championship campaign. Our attention now changes back to the league with thr Read On....

Good Start to Championship for Seniors


Our seniors were out on Sunday morning last in the first round of the championship. We overcame Melvin Gaels in Drumkeerin on a scoreline of 2-07 to 1-04. Both teams got off to a slow start but Cloone managed to get on the scoreboard first and started to settle. It was a low scoring first half with Read On....

Set Dancing Céili in Cloone


The club will be holding a Set Dancing  Céili in Cloone Community Centre on Friday 12th October 2012. Music on the night will be The Glenside Céili Band with dancing from 10 pm - 1 am . Refreshments will be served and your support for what should be a great night would be appreciated. Read On....

August Bank Holiday Weekend Celebrations


On the August Bank Holiday Weekend the club will celebrate the 50th anniversary of our double win in the Leitrim Junior and Minor Championships together with the official opening of our recently refurbished and extended club rooms. The highlight of the weekend will be the visit of Uachataráin Cumman Read On....

Mass Time Change on Bank Holiday Weekend


We wish to extend our gratitude to Fr. Sam Holmes who has rescheduled Sunday masses on the August Bank Holiday weekend to facilitate our planned commeration weekend.This change to the usual mass schedule will be the Sunday which will be cemetary Sunday in Cloonea and Mass will be celebrated at Read On....

Cloone Bank Holiday


The annual Cloone Bank Holiday weekend is fixed for Sunday 1st July. We are hosting a BBQ in the village on the site of the fair green beside Cloone Community Centre. The evening kicks off around six o’clock with food being served and continues to Creegans Bar later on in the evening for music by Ki Read On....

Juniors take League Title


Well done to our junior team who defeated Glencar Manorhamilton on a scoreline of 2-8 to 11 points in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada on Sunday last. We got off to a slow start with Manor dominating possession for the first ten minutes but we then found our kicking boots and got on the scoreboard. With a to Read On....

Good win for Senior Team


Well done to our senior team who had a very well deserved win over Ballinaglera on Friday night last in the park on a scoreline of 3-06 to 0-5. It was a very entertaining and keenly contested game in tough conditions but we managed to see it out to the end. This leaves us in a strong position in the Read On....

10K Road Race A Great Success


Taking place in extremely hot conditions in Cloone on Sunday last we were delighted when approxiately 200 rose to the challenge and competed our inaugural 10K race and 5K run.There were 117 participants in the 10K, 51 in the 5K and 11 families. The results were 1st male was Paul Finnegan, Woodlands Read On....

Good Wins for Seniors and Juniors


Our seniors were out again on Saturday evening where they played Leitrim Gaels in the Division 2 league. It was a good win for us on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-6. This now leaves us in 3rd place on the table with 8 points.  We play Ballinaglera in Cloone on Friday evening next at and all support Read On....

Turlough Conefrey Memorial Tournament


Our u12's and school teams participated in the Turlough Conefrey Memorial on Sunday 6th May in Aughavas. We played two very entertaining games against Aughavas. Everyone got a game on the day and we finished joint second. Each player received a Turlough Conefrey Memorial medal. Thanks to players, me Read On....

Gerry Appointed to National Committee


Congratulations to our football manager and former Leitrim Board Chairman Gerry McGovern who has been appointed to the National Finance Committee by the new GAA President, Liam O’Neill.

10K Race and 5K Fun Run/Walk - Race Route


A reminder about our first ever 10K Race and 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, 27th May 2012. The 10K will commence at 1.00pm and 5k at 1.15pm. Entry fee is €10. On-line registration is available through Run Ireland up until 9.00pm on Saturday, 26th May or entries will be accepted on the morning of the rac Read On....

U-10 and U-8 Blitz


An U-10 and U-8 blitz was held on Saturday 28th April between Cloone and Bornacoola. A number of very sporting and entertaining games were played with everyone getting a game. Also a further game combining players from both parishes concluded a very successful day for all. The club would like to exp Read On....

Underage Fundraising


The underage committee are organising a Cake Sale on Sunday next May 6th after Mass.  We are seeking produce from the people of the parish to sell on the day and all proceeds will go to the Underage Football teams.  Anyone willing to participate please contact  Angela Keegan (087)7625 Read On....

Underage Players trip to Croke Park


: On Friday last, our Under 12’s travelled to Croke Park for the Connacht Council GAA U12 Activity Day.  They played three games on Croke Park and were taken on a tour of the stadium and the museum.  The children who travelled, all of whom got a game were; Niall Lennon, Niall Ke Read On....

Poker Classic Results


Our annual poker classic was held in Creegans Bar on  Friday night last with a very good turnout of players. It was a keenly contested card game with Sean Costello coming in first place. Our thanks to Keith Mitchell for running the show on the night, all those who supported the event, To Read On....

Race Night/Medal Presentation


The Club held a Race night on Saturday last in Creegans Bar and also presented medals to our winning 2011 Junior and Minor Champions.  It was a very lively night with jockey’s of many shapes, ages and sizes and some of whom were harder managed than their horses!! Our thanks to the team who ran Read On....

Juniors Continue Winning Ways


Our juniors had a good win on Sunday last when they took on St.Osnat’s in the park. We started off strongly and finished the first half with a lead of 3-07 to 0-05.  In the second half St. Osnat’s came back at us and had a stronger half but we held on to win out on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-8. T Read On....

Cloone to host Leitrim V Waterford


Leitrim's last home game in Division 4 of the National Football league will be staged in St. Mary's Park in Cloone on Easter Sunday April 8th. Both counties will be aiming to finish their league campaigns off strongly as they prepare for their respective championships. The match will throw in at 2: Read On....

Junior Team defeat St. Mary's


Our juniors were out again on Sunday when they played St Marys – Kiltoghert in Carrick. We got off to a bit of a slow start but eventually we found our footing following two early goals. The final score was 1-11 to 5-8. The team lined out as follows: Mark O’Donnell, Liam Reynolds, Kevin Reynolds, De Read On....

Poker Classic 2012


  Cloone GAA are holding a Poker Classic in Creegan's Bar Cloone on Friday April 13th starting at 8:30. There is a guaranteed top prize of €500. Full details are: Date and Location of event: Friday 13th April 2012 Creegans Bar, Cloone Registration and Start time of event. Regist Read On....



Congratulations and happy retirement to Damian Brennan and Moira Clancy who recently retired after a long number of years teaching in Cloone N.S.  Damian & Moira have been instrumental in educating most of our present footballers both off and on the playing field.  A function is being Read On....

Race Night/Medal Presentation


The Club is organising a Race night on Saturday 31st March in Creegans Bar and will also present medals to our winning 2011 Junior Champions on the night.  This is guaranteed to be a good night’s entertainment so be sure to keep your diary free for that night.

Defeat for Junior team


Our juniors were out for their second game of the League in the park when they played Glencar-Manorhamilton on Friday evening last but unfortunately they were defeated by the fitter side. The team lined out as follows: Dermott Kelly, Mark O’Donnell, Kevin Reynolds, Seamus Tiernan, Anthony Mc Caffrey Read On....

Second League Win for Senior team


Our Seniors had another very successful day out on Sunday last, when they beat Glencar Manorhamilton on a scorline of 2-8 to 0-7 in Cloone.  We got off to a great start in the first half scoring 1-7 before the break but we had a quieter second half scoring just 1-1.  Team as follows; Kie Read On....

10K Race and 5K Fun Run/Walk


Cloone GAA are pleased to announce our first ever 10K Race and 5K Fun Run/Walk on Sunday, 27th May 2012. All runners, joggers and walkers are welcome so dust off yours runners and get training.  The 10K will commence at 1.00pm and 5k at 1.15pm. Entry fee is €10. On-line registration is availabl Read On....

All Ireland Winner


Congratulations to senior team member Declan Tiernan who captained Marino College to All-Ireland victory in the Higher Education  GAA Championships on Saturday last in Galway. Read On....

Seniors Defeat Allen Gaels


Our Seniors had a very successful day out on Sunday last, when they overcame Allen Gaels in Drumshanbo on a scoreline of 2-8 to 0-12.  It was a tightly contested game from both sides but we managed to keep our composure and won out very deserving winners.  The team lined out as follows; Ki Read On....

Membership for 2012


The annual Club membership fees are now due and can be paid to Registrar, Alan Canning, or any club officer.  Membership rates are; Players €30, Students €20, Non-playing members €20. This fee will also cover the member to use the new gym for the year. Membership has to be paid by the end of th Read On....

Seniors loose out in League Opener


Our Seniors were out on Sunday for their first league game of the year against Aughnasheelin, but unfortunately were heavily defeated by a much fitter side, on a scoreline of 0-4 to 1-9.  The team lined out as follows; Kieran Casey, Liam Reynolds, Aidan Mulvey, Declan Tiernan, Seamus Maguire, G Read On....

Member & Supporter Database


The club would like to compile a parish database so as to be able forward notes or information on events in the parish. This would be a great way to keep in contact with those who have moved away. To be included on the database, please forward your name, e-mail address and mobile number to secretary Read On....

Coaching Courses


Coaching courses are available for anyone who would like to coach underage football. Foundation Level and Level 1 courses are being run in the coming weeks. The Foundation course will be held over two nights; 2nd and 3rd March and the Level 1 course will be held over three nights; 7th, 14th and 20th Read On....

Junior League Commences


Our Junior team got off to a flying start in their league campaign beating Kiltubrid 3-7 to 1-8 last Friday night in Kiltubrid. We had a panel of 17 players and the team lined out as follows: Dermott Kelly, Niall Mc Govern, John Creegan, Kevin Reynolds, Liam Reynolds, Patrick Beirne, Anthony Mc Caff Read On....

Yearly Lotto Ticket Now Available!


Our lotto draw has suffered a huge decline in income in recent months and as this our main source of income this is now having an effect on the club. In order to increase the intake we are now offering a yearly ticket with two option for the purchaser A number of people have expressed an interest Read On....

Club AGM 2012


Our AGM too place on Saturday January 20th last in the new club rooms at the park. The meeting was well attended and a number of important items were discussed. The election of officers also took place and the following officers were elected for the coming year.Cathaoirleach: Michael LohanLeas Catha Read On....

25 Card Drive Results


 Our 25 card drive was held in McKeons Bar on Friday night last and was a great success. With 32 card players and a very prompt start we got up and running as planned and got through all tickets with ten players qualifying for the final. The winner of the €150 first prize was Margaret Cox, Carr Read On....

Club AGM


The club AGM takes place on Saturday night January 21st at 7pm in the new club rooms at the park. This will be the first AGM in the new rooms and we hope to see a big turnout. The pre-AGM meeting held this year will mean the positions just need to be ratified on the night and the time can be better Read On....

25 Card Drive


We are currenty running a 25 Card Drive which takes place in McKeons Bar on Saturday Jan 20th. Tickets are available from all players and members prices a €2 each or 3 for €5. We would be very grateful to anyone who might be able to assist with the draw and if you feel you would be able to sell a fe Read On....