Leitrim Ladies Notes

[b]Suzuki Ladies National League Semi Final:[/b]
Well done to the county team on an excellent performance in Carrick on Sunday against Fermanagh in the league semi final. As predicted this was a close game with little to choose between the sides at the break as Fermanagh held a single point lead. Leitrim however began to dominate more in the second half and should have been in a more comfortable position at the end only for some wayward shooting. Two excellent goals from Sharon Kerrigan and Ann Marie Cox in the second period sealed victory that was well deserved on the day. This win ensures promotion to Division 2 for next year. Leitrim?s last appearance in the Division 3 final was in 2000 and resulted in a win against Galway and the squad will be hoping for the same result in the final against Clare in two weeks time.

[b]TG4 Connacht Championship:[/b]
The will be no rest for the team this week as the focus now turns to the Connacht Championship when we travel to face Sligo next Sunday. Leitrim?s preparations for this game will have benefited from two tough games against Antrim and Fermanagh in the league. However Sligo have also had a good League campaign in Division 2 but fell at the semi final stage to Kildare on Sunday last. A win over Sligo will see the team progress to the semi final stage in June but a loss means Leitrim will have to play a quarter final game in May. With a lot of football to be played in the championship this year, this game will give both sides an opportunity to see championship form at this stage of the season. Sligo, having qualified for the last two All Ireland Finals will be strong favourites but Leitrim should come quite close to causing an upset. See fixtures for details.

[b]9 a Side Leagues:[/b]
Three games were played in Division 2 at the weekend. Glencar Manor continued their unbeaten form in competition to date with a 2.05 to 0.07 win over Ballinaglera while St Marys had their first win of the year when they surprisingly defeated Annaduff by 2.05 to 2.03. In the third game St Josephs again remain unbeaten so far this year with a 3.07 to 0.03 win over Bornacoola in Dromod.



24-Apr-06 by Patricia Bohan