[b]Under 16 Connacht Final:[/b]
After two great victories over Mayo and Roscommon, a win or a draw against Sligo on Wednesday last would have given Leitrim a rare underage Connacht Final. However despite a one point defeat on Wednesday, Leitrim have now qualified for the Connacht Final thanks to a superior score difference. The Final against Galway will be played in Tuam tomorrow evening (Thursday) at 7.30pm. The sides have already met in the group stages with Galway enjoying a comprehensive win. Leitrim’s last appearance in the Connacht Under 16 final was in 1999 also against a very strong Galway team in Carrick who were much too good on the day. For the record the Leitrim panel in 1999 was Evy Guckian (Annaduff) Mary McKeon (Aughawillan – Captain) Louise Staunton, Lorna Diffley, Laura Diffley, Clare Duffy, Selina Shanley, Noelle Beirne, Caroline Howard (Bornacoola), Pamela Nicholls, Tara McCabe, Louise Heslin, Paula McGovern (Cloone), Orla Heeran, Aine McPartland, Serena Harkin (Drumkeerin), Karen Reilly, Michelle Duffy (Gortlettragh), Aine Meehan, Naomi Lee, Emma Burke (Kiltubrid), Lorna McDermottt, Lorraine McDermott, Karen McGarry, Mary Duignan, Kerri Manning, Bernie Egan (Mohill) Sandra Brady, Catherine Dolan, Roisin Corrigan, Shiela Bohan (St Josephs). Best of luck to all of the players and management on Thursday.
[b]Leitrim Ladies back on All Ireland Duty in Wexford:[/b]
Next Sunday Leitrim make the long journey to Wexford Park to play an in form Wexford team in what will probably be the decisive game inÓgroup 2 of the All Ireland Championship series. To date Leitrim have received a walkover from Limerick and defeated Westmeath to ensure qualification to the All Ireland quarter final with three of the five teams progressing to the knockout stages. With the group winner receiving an automatic semi final spot, the winner of Sundays game is likely to finish top of the group, if both teams win their final group games the following week as Leitrim host Louth and Wexford travel to Westmeath. Group 2 has been much more competitive with a Tipperary side unbeaten to date favourites to claim the automatic semi final place with Clare and Fermanagh possibly taking the two quarter final places ahead of Longford and Cavan. After last years All Ireland adventure, Leitrim will be keen to get back to Croke Park and the business end of the championship will start on Sunday next. While the National League campaign proved to be disappointing, Leitrim still managed to retain their Division 2 status, however the lack of competitive action since then may be a factor in the Championship as it unfolds as Leitrim have not had the benefit of a Provincial Championship campaign. On the positive side, a number of players unable to play in the early part of the season have had a chance to recover from injury and this will give the team a fresh impetus. We wish all of the players and management the best of luck on Sunday.
[b]Kiltubrid are 9 a Side League Champions:[/b]
Congratulations to Kiltubrid who defeated Mohill by two points in a very exciting Senior Final on Sunday afternoon in Fenagh. While both teams played some fine football, the greater number of Scóring chances fell to Kiltubrid who converted enough to secure the title.
[b]Minor Club Championship:[/b]
The first round will take place on Saturday evening next 28th July at 7.00pm. In the 13 a side competition Sean O Heslins play Glencar Manorhamilton while Dromahair are at home to Ballinaglera and St Marys host Bornacoola in the 9 a Side competition. On Tuesday 31st July Glencar Manor host St Josephs and Sean O Heslins play Allen Gaels in the 13 a side championship while Ballinaglera play Kiltubrid and Bornacoola host Aughawillan in the 9 a side championship.
[b]County Board Meeting:[/b]
The July meeting will take plane on Monday 30th July in Arus Padraig in Drumshanbo at 9.00pm
24-Jul-07 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO