Thirty teams made their way to St Mary’s GAA centre in Leixlip on Wednesday night in what was a fantastic night for Leitrim GAA and its supporters. We had everything on the night from 10 entertaining rounds, to a very large raffle with notable spot prizes and before the night was over we even had a full rendition of Lovely Leitrim by Michael Cryan !

The Leitrim Supporters committee led by Eamonn Duignan were approached to see if they would host one of the qualifier rounds in the run up to the final on Dec 4th. The committee accepted the task and duly delivered in style in what has been by far the largest qualifier to date. All supporters in the Dublin and Kildare area were invited to attend and they duly obliged. Teams even made their way from Athlone and Leitrim to the very suitable function room in Leixlip organised by Tony Gallogly. Many of the senior team players and all members of the Leitrim management team were present and enjoyed the social occasion.

The quiz itself hosted by John Morrison was as entertaining as ever with 10 close rounds which went to the wire with all thirty teams acquitting themselves admirably. Unfortunately only 4 teams can go through to the finals and with just 1 point separating each team we look forward to seeing the following in Coxs Steakhouse next Friday night: Team Cloone (McNamee), Brain Wash, The Straffan Stragglers and 3 Provinces.

Many thanks from Leitrim GAA to the competing teams, to the spot prize donors, to Eamonn Duignan & Michael Feeney & the Leitrim Supporters Committee, to Tony Gallogly and all at St Marys GAA Club including the staff for the use of their facilities.

 

 

27-Nov-09 by Brendan Doyle – PRO