Leitrim County U-16 Boys under the guidance of Martin McGowan won the Fr Manning Cup George OToole Shield final last night against neighbours Roscommon on a scoreline of 1-8 to 2-4.

The winning of this Shield is particularly poignant this year as the new name for the competition is in memory of George OToole, one of the great servents of Leitrim GAA. Leitrim went into this competition with one win under their belt having already beaten Longford in the first round of the  new blitz format.

Well done to all concerned !

In the other game Sligo won the Fr Manning Cup when they defeated Roscommon in the Final on a scoreline of Sligo 2-8 Roscommon 1-10.

The Fr Manning competition was first held in 1965 established by the Longford County Board in memory of Fr Sean Manning. He served as Chairman of both Longford County Board for 6yrs and Leitrim Co Board for 9yrs. He held many other positions within the association as well.

 

 

17-Jul-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO