This weekend sees the opening of the Allianz League with Leitrim travelling to Ballyshannon on Sunday to face Donegal. This game is scheduled to start at 2:30pm.
Donegal are inÓgood form at the moment and will be a tough opening encounter for the Leitrim team who are still in an experimental stage.
In the Ulster?s McKenna Cup tournament Donegal played St Marys in their opening game and finished victorious.
In Round 2 Donegal were away to Down and finished the game well in the second half to win by smallest of margins – Donegal 0-11 Down 1-7.
Their final encounter was against Tyrone in Ballybofey. Donegal opened well and lead at half time 0-5 to 0-3. In the second half Stephen O Neill emerged as the hero for Tyrone as his five-point contribution helped the All-Ireland champions past Donegal and into the semi-final of the Dr McKenna Cup. The final result Tyrone 0-11 Donegal 0-9.
Based on this performance Donegal will be very much up for this opener against Leitrim.
Likewise Leitrim are on a par with Donegal as we have 2 wins out of 3 in the FBD League.
Other games this weekend in our division include Longford?s trip to Ruislip and Roscommon?s away game to Limerick and Clare are home to Carlow.
The fixtures are as follows:
London v Longford – in Ruislip at 1.00pm
Clare v Carlow – in Cusack Park at 2.30pm
Donegal v Leitrim – in Ballyshannon at 2.30pm
Limerick v Roscommon – in P?irc na nGael at 3pm
31-Jan-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO