Leitrim Ladies Notes
[b]Junior A Champions:[/b]
Congratulations to Glencar Manor who lifted the Junior A Championship cup on Sunday evening in Drumshanbo following a 4-9 to 3-6 win over Ballinaglera. It was heartbreak for Ballinaglera once again with defeat in their third successive Championship game. Leading by a single point at the break, Glencar Manor were coming under serious pressure in the second half from a determined ?Glera team. However a serious injury to midfielder Ailish Curnyn turned things once again in Manors favour and they finished strongly to claim the title. Earlier in the day Ailish had captained Cavan to a great win in the TG4 Ulster Junior Championship Final against Fermanagh. Everyone wishes Ailish well in her recovery from injury and hopefully she will be available to lead Cavan in three weeks time against Longford.
A great second half performance and three goals from Aine Tighe saw Kiltubrid advance past Mohill and qualify for the Intermediate Championship final against Cloone on 27th August. In the final round of games played Meanwhile inÓgroup A Annaduff came from a point behind at half time to defeat Bornacoola, while Aughawillan had a narrow win over Cloone who have already qualified for the final in this group.
[b]Under 12 Championship: [/b]
It was a memorable week for Glencar Manor who also lifted the under 12 Championship with a 3.12 to 0.8 win over St Josephs. With many excellent young players showcasing their talents for both teams, the names of Ailbhe Clancy from Glencar Manor and Niamh McKiernan from St Josephs are players to remember for the future.
[b]TG4 All Ireland Championship: [/b]
All eyes were on TG4 on Sunday evening for the draw for the All Ireland quarter finals. With a strong contingent of eight teams left in the Junior Championship, Leitrim were reasonably happy with a draw against beaten Munster finalists Limerick. Ulster champions Cavan will face a local derby game against Longford, while Sligo will play Leinster champions Wexford. In the remaining game Munster champions Clare will play Fermamagh and this will be a double header with the Leitrim game at a neutral venue on Sunday week. The remaining quarter finals will be played the following week.
08-Aug-06 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO