Its all go this weekend for the Senior and Minor footballers as the Seniors aim to finish out the League on a winning note and avoid Division 4 while the Minors are opening their championship season tomorrow evening against neighbours Roscommon.
The Minors will hope to hit the ground running at 7pm tomorrow evening in the first of 2 round robinÓgames in the qualifying stage of the championship. Their recent good form against Mayo in the Connacht league will boost their confidence however earlier in the league Sligo beat Leitrim and Roscommon beat Sligo. Roscommon will be no push over and a determined level headed work ethic will be required to bag the 2 points. The next game for the minors will be on Bank Holiday Monday May 5th against Sligo, Sligo and Roscommon will have played their game on April 26th. Club games have been arranged for 5pm in order to facilitate the Minor throw-in time of 7pm so as many supporters are asked to make it to Páirc Seán tomorrow evening.
The Senior squad head south to Limericks second pitch in Kilmallock, a pre-arranged venue despite talk that the hurling finals were to blame for the move from Gaelic Grounds. This is a winner survives relegationÓgame for both teams as a loss will almost certainly mean a drop to Division 4 with either Sligo or Longford. The good news for Leitrim is that we are in control of our own destiny and the Sligo/Longford game does not affect our future. The bad news is that traditionally Leitrim do not travel well. This is the first obstacle that Leitrim will have to overcome and the second will be a physically strong Limerick team who like to play direct down the middle. A draw should suffice for Leitrim but realistically the players minds will need to be set on the full 2 points.
Word on the street is that this game will draw the largest traveling support yet for our away games and it will be very much appreciated by the team and management.
Best of Luck to both Teams over the weekend.
18-Apr-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO