[b]Connacht F?ile: [/b]
A total of ten Leitrim teams incorporating sixteen clubs took part in the Connacht F?ile on Saturday. This turned out to be a great occasion and a great experience for all of the teams that took part. Visiting the six girls host clubs in Leitrim during the afternoon, St Marys, Annaduff, Cloone, Aughavas, Fenagh and Kiltubrid have to be complimented on both the presentation of their facilities which were in perfect condition and their hospitality and organisation which was excellent. The non competitive nature of the games ensured some excellent football and enjoyment for all of the players. In particular the amalgamations that came together to facilitate this 15 a side tournament was a particular success story of the day. It was also very special for the clubs to have a visit from the president of Cumann Peil Gael na mBan, Geraldine Giles. Well done to all who made the day such a success
[b]County Round Up:[/b]
The countdown to the Connacht semi final clash with Galway in three weeks time continues as Leitrim played a competitive challenge against Longford in Shroid on Sunday morning. The early action saw Leitrim play with a stiff breeze and helped Leitrim to an early lead. Maeve Quinn hit the first Leitrim goal as her 45 deceived the Longford keeper and hit the net. There was little between the teams throughout as two second half goals from man Ann Marie Cox penalty and Lorraine Brennan secured a 3.09 to 3.07 win for Leitrim. The team had to line out without the services of Sinead Brennan, Sinead Quinn and Eimear McGlade through injury in addition to Anna Conlan, Mairead Stenson and Michelle McNulty who are currently sitting the Leaving Cert exam. Leitrim: Emer Horan, Emer Kelly, Sharon Kerrigan, Camilla McDonagh, Teresa Mylott, Mary McKeon, Eilis Quinn, Maeve Quinn, Sarah McLoughlin, Naomi Faughnan, Lorraine Brennan, Erin Farrell, Clare Owens, Aoife Kelly, Ann Marie Cox. Subs Used at half time: Louise Loughlin, Phillipa Maguire, Lisa McGowan, Alanah Bohan, Amanda Sweeney and Carla Creegan. Next Sunday, the team will face a very strong test away to Laois who have been promoted to the top fight following a comprehensive Division 2 title win against Kildare.
[b]9 a Side League:[/b]
It was a quiet weekend on the club scene with just 3 games played. The last scheduled round of the Intermediate 9 a side was played on Sunday morning with Annaduff defeating Bornacoola and St Marys defeating Ballinaglera. In the senior competition Mohill defeated Cloone. The finals of the Intermediale and Senior 9 a side are scheduled for 24th June, with the Junior Final due to be played on 23rd July.
12-Jun-06 by Patricia Bohan