Leitrim GAA County Board has voiced it’s support of the campaign to prevent Leitrim being split into two separate constituencies.
County Chairman Michael McGowan said that while the GAA are a strictly non-political organisation, “we don’t see this as a political issue. We see football as a binding force in the county and it is very important that we have the identity of a single county”.
Should the proposed changes happen, north Leitrim would join Sligo and south Leitrim would join Roscommon to form two new constituencies. McGowan added that he had spent his life “trying to unite north Leitrim and south Leitrim and we will not allow this”.
Anybody wishing to voice their opposition to this decision can do so by e-mailing their name and address to giveleitrimbackitsTD@eircom.net.
25-Feb-04 by Paddy Reilly