Eight long weeks after the start of the competition Leitrim will finally get to play their opening game in the All Ireland Series this Sunday against hot favourites Mayo.
This game has been on the minds of all football followers in Leitrim since the All Ireland Draw was made. After a good start to the League the Team were unfortunate in some cases to not come out on top against stiff opposition. Since the league there has been much anticipation in particular over the last few weeks as to the fitness of Leitrim players expecially that of Declan Maxwell. It is with some relief that at Tuesday nights training that the Team Manager Dessie Dolan declared Declan fit and has awarded him the No. 14 jersey. Mayo on the other hand received the news of a metatarsal injury to David Brady. This unfortunate injury comes at a bad time in the week leading into the Connacht Semifinal. The changes in personnel in both camps will make for a very interesting game on Sunday. Throw-in is at 3:30pm.
Leitrim Minors also face Mayo in the ESB Minor Football Championship Semi-final which is the curtain raiser to the Senior game. Team Manager Liam Higgins is very happy with the preparations and both the team and mentors are looking forward to the encounter. The Leitrim Minor team is expected to be announced tomorrow on this website. The Minor games throws-in at 1:45pm.
Patrons are advised to arrive early and to facilitate this the gates will open at 12:45pm. Any remaining tickets will be sold on the day from the official ticket offices at the main entrance.
23-Jun-06 by Brendan Doyle