James Rooney from the Glencar Manorhamilton GAA club has the honour of captaining the Leitrim U21 footballers for the 2015 Connacht Championship campaign. 

Donning the County Jersey is very much in his blood, as he has already worn the green and gold at Under 14, Under 16 and Minor level, as well as being a leading member of the Leitrim Under 21 team that shocked All Ireland Under 21 champions, Galway, in last years Connacht Championship Semi-Final.  Naturally, the dream of this twenty year old quality defender is to lead his county into a second successive Connacht Final.  James realises the great challenge ahead, playing Under 21 specialists, Mayo, in their home ground, but winning is very much in his psyche, having captured a number of Underage, Junior, Intermediate and Senior Championship titles with his club.  The opposition nor the venue hold no fear for this young football star – who was also selected as Leitrim Young Hurler of the Year in 2011 – and who leads the Leitrim side next Wednesday in search of victory.

We wish James and the Leitrim U21 team and management every success in the 2015 Connacht U21 Championship
Please support them in their opening game against Mayo on Wednesday 11th March at 7.30pm in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar

 

 

04-Mar-15 by Leitrim GAA