Leitrim Ladies Notes

[b]Club Leagues: [/b]
An understrength Aughawillan team qualified for the Division 1 League final on Saturday evening with a 1.12 to 1.07 win over Kiltubrid. In an entertaining game, Aughawillan set the early pace with points from Niamh McGlade to take a four point lead before Miranda Burke pointed to settle Kiltubrid. A goal from Sinead Tighe gave Kiltubrid a first half lifeline but Aughawillan still held the upper hand at half time leading by 0-7 to 1-02. An early Kiltubrid point reduced the arrears as Aughawillan again began to gain some momentum to stretch their lead to two points. Mid mad through the half a well struck 45 from Maeve Quinn caused confusion in the Kiltubrid defence and went straight into the net putting some distance between the teams. Kiltubrid continued to press forward but some poor finishing by the forwards ensured that Aughawillan enjoyed a five point win. On Sunday Mohill had the opportunity to join Aughawillan in the final when Cloone were the visitors to Mohill. In a high Scóring game, Cloone enjoyed their best performance in two years in recording a comprehensive 1-17 to 0-12 win. This result now means a three way playoff between Mohill, Cloone and Kiltubrid, each having recorded one victory each in the league to date.

Only one game was played in Division 2 with St Josephs remaining top of the table with a comprehensive 5.13 to 1.05 win over St Marys. The Bornacoola v Glencar Manor and Annaduff v Ballinaglera games were postponed. In Division 3, Sean O?Heslin?s joined Dromahair at the top of the table when they defeated Dromahair by a single point on a scoreline of 3.04 to 1.09.

[b]Connacht Club League:[/b]
Aughawillan were in action again on Sunday when they travelled to Westport to play Grainne Mhaols of Galway in the preliminary round of the Connacht Club League and came away with a 2.06 to 2.02 win. This win now earns Aughawillan a quarter final tie with Castleconnor of Sligo. In the same competition Kiltubrid bowed out of the competition on Thursday last as they were defeated by 1.12 to 1.03 by St Brendans of Galway. Mohill face Tourlestrane of Sligo in the same competition.

[b]TG4 Connacht Junior Championship:[/b]
Its back to county action again next Sunday as Leitrim face Mayo in the Quarter final of the Connacht Championship. Mayo were defeated by London three weeks ago and Galway on Sunday evening and will have to travel to Leitrim for the game. As the Championship now enters the knockout stages, this is a must winÓgame for Leitrim The disappointment of the results against Sligo and in particular the heartbreaking loss to Clare in the League final will have to be put aside on Sunday. This is a game Leitrim should win to set up a semi final date with Galway at the end of June. See fixtures for details.

[b]Connacht Feile 2006:[/b]
A total of eleven teams from Leitrim have entered the festival to be played on 10th June. A mini blitz will be ran by the county board on Saturday 27th May.

[b]9 a Side Club Leagues:[/b]
Next weekend round 3 of the intermediate league will be played. Bornacoola and Ballinaglera meet on Friday evening in Dromod while Glencar Manor versus St Marys and St Josephs against Annaduff are scheduled for Sunday morning.



15-May-06 by Patricia Bohan