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Monday, March 31, 2003

Match Report - Senior Game v Cloone

Cloone misses injury time winner

Glenfarne/Kilty 1-6 Cloone 0-9

An injury time free-kick miss by Cloone cost them two opening Masonite Senior League points as they shared the spoils with Glenfarne/Kilty in a scrappy encounter played in St.Mary's park, Glenfarne on Sunday afternoon last.

On the balance of play, a draw was the fairest result and thus it was almost poetic justice that Cloone's Damian O'Donnell missed an injury time free that would have guaranteed a late victory. Typical of opening league games, both sides were guilty of some wayward shooting, misplaced passes and uneconomical possession and hence a point apiece is the fairest outcome from such a scrappy encounter.

Glenfarne/Kilty were explosive in the opening minutes of play with a Michael Maguire 35m free and a Barry McDermott point, however their challenge quickly faded as Cloone, once settled, maintained their opponents in their own half, exerting severe pressure however unfruitful they were with such possession, missing three consecutive chances.

It was the ninth minute before Cloone converted this possession into scores with a Mickey Lohan point from play and a Damian O'Donnell 30m free and indeed Cloone missed a chance to gain parity in this deadlocked tie on the 13th minute with a Seamus Maguire shot awkwardly rebounding of the upper body of keeper Conor O'Rourke.

Cloone continued their period of dominance with a Michael Brennan point from play before both sides engaged in a ten minute spell of play that was dictated by a comic of errors and a litany of missed scoreable chances and it was just at the interval that a Damian O'Donnell point gave Cloone a slender two point advantage.

Fortunately, the second half was a more productive display with its increased tempo and attacking movements. This time it was Cloone that ignited following the resumption with a Damian O'Donnell point stretching their lead, however, this was subsequently matched with a 14m Michael Maguire free.

Two Cloone points in the following five minutes from James Lohan and a Damian O'Donnell 30m free gave them a four point advantage, however unfortunately play was forced to cease for six minutes as Gerard Moran suffered from suspected broken ribs.

Once restarted, it was Glenfarne/Kilty who took advantage of a disorganized Cloone set up as Enda Gallagher literally tore their defence asunder in a superb solo run only for his goal attempt to be scraped of the line in a goal mouth scramble and somehow three consecutive attempts were also subsequently saved before the ball blasted past the upright.

That was all the ammunition that Glenfarne/Kilty required to crawl their way back into contention, which was marked with a Michael Maguire 30m free however Cloone were not going to relinquish their lead so easily, and Seamus Maguire replied with an accurate point from the right wing.

Glenfarne/Kilty continued to exert pressure however and their efforts were rewarded when a directed Michael Maguire pass from the wing found the hands of Darragh Keaney however he was fouled in the square and Joe Keany made no mistake in slotting the resulting penalty to the corner netting leaving the score level at 1-5 to 0-8.

James Lohan edged Cloone ahead on the 28th minute but a Darragh Keaney point leveled matters once again and as the games came into its closing minutes Cloone were awarded an injury time free however from 21m Damian O'Donnell failed to convert with both sides deservedly taking a point apiece from this lackluster affair.

Glenfarne/Kilty: Conor O'Rourke, Padraig Dillon, Kevin Keany, Donnacha Keaney, Seamus Dillon, John McManus, Darragh Keaney (0-1), Barry McDermott (0-1), Enda Gallagher, Michael Maguire (0-4), Eddie Mitchell, Justin McMorrow, Diarmaid Keaney, Joe Keaney (1-0), JJ McDermott.
Subs; David McDermott for Eddie Mitchell, Sean McLoughlin for David Mc Derrmott.

Cloone: Dermot McCrann, Seamus Tiernan, Dermot Tiernan, Aidan Donohue, Gavin Reynolds, Niall Beirne, Francis McHugh, Mark Beirne, Alan Cannon, Seamus Maguire(0-1), Mickey Lohan(0-1), Damian O'Donnell(0-4), Michael Brennan(0-1), Gerard Moran, James Lohan(0-2).
Subs; Brian Mulvey for Gerard Moran, Enda McHugh for Mark Beirne.

Referee: Padraig Flynn

© Leitrim Observer 2003


Friday, March 28, 2003

Club Sponsor - Senior Team

Glenfarne Wood Products Website

Glenfarne Kiltyclogher GAA Club honours

Intermediate League Runners Up 1998, 2001
Intermediate Championship Runners Up 1997, 2001
Junior Championship Winners 1934,1936,1937,1940,1947,1959,1991
Junior Championship Runners Up 1926,1932,1948,1949,1965,1995
Junior League Champions 1991
Division 5 League Champions 2001
North Leitrim Intermediate League Winners 1939
North Leitrim Junior Championship Winners 1926,1932,1934,1936,1937,1940,1947,1948,1949,1959,1965

U-21 Championship Winners (As Glenmanor Gaels - amalgamation with Glencar/Manor.) 1998
U-18 Championship Winners (As Glenmanor Gaels - amalgamation with Glencar/Manor.) 1999
U-18 Rural Championship Runners Up 1996
U-18 Div. 3 League Champions 1996

U-12 Div. 2 League Champions 1982,1984
U-12 Div. 3 League Champions 1985,1999
U-14 Div. 2 League Champions 2001
U-14 Div. 3 League Champions 2002
U-14 Div. 4 League Champions 2000
U-16 Div. 4 League Champions 2001,2002

Glenfarne GAA 1910- 1950

Football is said to have first appeared in Glenfarne around 1910. It is believed to have been introduced to Glenfarne by a member of a McDermott family from Cornacloy upon their return from college in Ballyhaise. However football activity in North Leitrim around 1910 was sporadic, however it is certain that Glenfarne fielded a Hurling team in a match against Kinlough in 1914. However it appears this was the only attempt at Hurling in Glenfarne.

The rise in the number of clubs in the North of the County resulted in a North Leitrim Board been formed in 1917. However this board never became active and it was not until 1925 that another effort was made to revive football in North Leitrim. A new board was formed and the following teams affiliated: Glenfarne, Manorhamilton, Duagh, Belleck, Garrison, Dromahaire, Kiltyclogher and Ballyshannon. (Kiltyclogher and Duagh are now part of the Glenfarne catchment area). In 1926 Glenfarne emerged from this Group to contest the County final against the South Leitrim Group winners. The final was postponed until 1927. Unfortunately Glenfarne were defeated on this occasion by Annaduff.

By 1932 Duagh had now become part of the Glenfarne set-up. In this year Glenfarne won the first ever North Leitrim Junior Championship and qualified for the County Final against the South Leitrim winners Bornacoola. Although beaten on this occasion this was the beginning of a glorious decade for Glenfarne. In 1934 Glenfarne defeated Ballinaglera by a single point in the North Leitrim Junior Championship and emerged to play Carrigallen in the County Final. Played in Glenfarne and roared on by the home crowd Glenfarne won on a score line of 1-6 to 0-0 to bring a first ever county title to a North Leitrim club.

In 1936 Glenfarne defeated Drumkeerin in the North Leitrim final and qualified once again to play Carrick-on-Shannon in the County Final. Glenfarne emerged as Comprehensive winners on a score line of 3-10 to 2-2.

This success continued in 1937. Glenfarne defeated Manorhamilton in the North Leitrim Final and defeated Gorvagh in the county final. In 1938 Blacklion defeated Glenfarne in the North Leitrim Final. In 1939 a North Leitrim Intermediate League was formed for new or weaker teams. Glenfarne could not be classified as either but however did enter a second team under the name of Lacoon managed by John Rooney of Mullawn Creamery. This Lacoon side emerged as the first winners of the North Leitrim Intermediate League in 1939 thus bring the curtain down on a decade which saw Glenfarne dominate North Leitrim football.

The 1940's saw a swing in the balance of power in the North away from Glenfarne and Blacklion emerge as the dominate force. However Glenfarne began the decade like they ended the previous by once again defeating Blacklion in the North Leitrim Final and emerging to play Ballinamore in the 1940 County final. This game was delayed until March 1941 but Glenfarne once again crowned champions on a score line of 2-7 to 0-1. From then until 1946 Blacklion were to dominate the North Leitrim Championship. However in 1947 Glenfarne emerged to contest the County final where they defeated Gorvagh. This was to be Glenfarne's Last County title for twelve years but they did win the 1948 and 1949 North Leitrim Junior Championship closing a glorious chapter in Glenfarne Football.

Source: Glenfarne GAA, A Time to Remember, 1994


Thursday, March 27, 2003

Copied this over from our old site.


Tuesday, March 25, 2003

50/50 Club Draw
Our 50/50 Club draw took place in McHugh's Lounge on Saturday night last. The following were the winners: €180 Susan McHugh, Glenfarne, €85 Martin McDermott, C/O Donnelly, Manorhamilton, €30 Boyce Mawn, Glenfarne Thanks to all who purchased tickets and to all our ticket sellers.

Up Coming Events
A presentation to our U14's and U-16' will take place in the Rainbow Centre on Friday 28th March. Eamonn O'Hara of the Sligo County Team will attend on the night. An U-18's disco will take place following the presentation.On Easter Sunday night a disco will take place in the Bee Park Resource Centre. Music by DJ Dave. A table Quiz will take place in Burns Lounge Glenfarne on Easter Monday night. Further details on these two events will be issued in later editions of the Leitrim Observer.

Sincere sympathy is extended to the Mother, brothers, sisters, nieces, Nephews of the late Tommy Clancy, Glenboy who died recently in the USA. Sincere sympathy to the wife, daughters, son and all the relatives of Paddy McDonald Lower Main Street, Manorhamilton who died recently. Also Sympathy is extended to the relatives and friends of the late Margaret Maguire, Lacoon who died recently. May they all rest in peace.

Our first game in the Masonite Football League Division 1B takes place in Glenfarne on Sunday at 12 noon. We play Cloone. It will be good to see a large number of supporters out to cheer our boys on this their first game of the season.

Minor Final
Look out for the date of this game in the Bord Na Nog fixtures else where in this paper.

Well Done
Well done to the Leitrim team and their management on their great win over London on Sunday.


Wednesday, March 19, 2003

50/50 Club Draw
Our Monthly 50/50 club will take place in McHughs, Glenfarne on this Saturday 19th March. Tickets are available from all club officials.

Club Meeting
There is a club meeting on this Saturday night in Cullentra School at 9pm. All the officers are asked to be present and everyone is welcome.

Coaching Course
The club is holding a elementary coaching course on Thursday night in the Rainbow Centre Glenfarne @7.15pm. All those who expressed an interest in coaching are acsked to attend. Anyone who wishes to take part in this course is welcome to attend.