Leitrim Ladies News:
By now all players in the county should have been distributed with Guess the score Cards for the Connacht Final on 30th July.
The lines are ?2 each and ?500 prize for the correct answer. If there are more than 1 winner a draw will be made for the prize. Everyone is asked to support this fund raising effort to support the Ladies who are totally self financing and in need of funds.
The first round of the championship was played last weekend with many clubs in action. In the first round of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening, Mohill proved too strong for St Josephs with a winning margin of 2.09 to 1.06. St Josephs led at the interval by a narrow margin but faced strong wind and very wet conditions entering the second period. Mohill used this to their advantage to put them in the driving seat for a place in the final. On Sunday morning a very weak Bornacoola team faced an in form Cloone team in Aughavas and performed well in the first half. However in the second half Cloone pulled away to win by 3.12 to 1.01. In the third game, Annaduff found Aughawillan too strong and were well beaten. However all games involving Aughawillan will not be important in the final shake up as they are included in the earlier rounds in order to facilitate them with club football as they are only eligible to play senior club football in 2006.
In the Junior A Championship semi final, an experienced Ballinaglera had an impressive win over an up and coming Glencar Manor team on Sunday morning, a result that has now qualified them for the final on 6th August. In the Division 3 league, Sean O Heslins defeated Glenfarne/Kilty on Sunday morning.
Five teams have entered the 9 a side minor championship with Sean OHeslins, Kiltubrid, Allen Gaels, Ballinaglera and Aughawillan. The first quarter final of the competition takes place next Tuesday evening featuring Aughawillan and the losers of the Kiltubrid v Sean O Heslins game played yesterday evening. The loser of this game will face the losers of the Ballinaglera v Allen Gaels game on 25th July with the winners of these ties qualifying for the semi finals.
[b]Playing Rules ? Part 2[/b]
It is important to note a number of differences in the ladies playing rules of ladies football compared to the GAA rules
1. A player may pick the ball off the ground with the toe or with one or both hands, providing she is in standing position.
2. A player while on the ground may play the ball away from her, but cannot bring it into her possession.
3. The ball when caught may be: kicked, struck with the fist or open hand; hopped once with one or both hands or solo it toe to hand.
4. A ball that has not been caught may be bounced more than once in succession with one or both hands.
5. A player may change the ball from one hand to the other once, provided the original holding hand maintains contact with the ball until the change is completed.
6. A player may not kick the ball as an opponent is about to pick it up or take it into her possession.
7. The ball cannot be held longer than it is necessary to kick, fist, hand pass, hop it away, or move four steps. A player may carry the ball for 4 steps and kick it off on the 5th step
13-Jul-06 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO