Championship win for Leitrim Ladies:
Congratulations to the girls on a great win over Wexford in Round 4 of the All Ireland Intermediate Championship on Sunday. Played in near perfect conditions on a fine surface in Wexford Park, Leitrim were slow to start but gradually came more into the game and a super goal from sub Clare Plunkett before half time turned the tie Leitrim’s way. The team had to battle hard throughout and showed many fine qualities throughout. This great win leaves Leitrim as favourites to top Group 2 and guarantee a semi final spot if they defeat of draw with Louth on Friday evening. A special word of thanks to the Wexford Ladies County Board for their hospitality to Leitrim after the game. Thanks also in particular to the large number of Leitrim supporters who made the long journey to Wexford for the game and their vocal support throughout that lifted the girls when the going got tough.
Leitrim v Louth:
Leitrim’s final game of Group 2 in the Championship will take place on Friday evening at 7.45pm in Pairc Sean in Carrick when Louth are the visitors. The sides last met in competitive action in the quarter final of the Division 2 National League in 2004 when it took extra time to separate the sides also played in Carrick where Louth ran out two point winners. The sides have never met in Championship action but Louth took All Ireland Junior Honours in 1998. Since then they have played at senior level but following poor results in recent years were regraded to Intermediate status this year. They reached the Leinster Intermediate semi final this year but were defeated by Westmeath by 0-10 to 0-06. We would ask as many supporters as possible to come along and support the ladies in their first game in the newly developed Pairc Sean on Friday evening.
Clarkes Hotel Minor Championship:
Glencar Manor opened their campaign at the weekend with a 2-09 to 0-5 win over Sean O’Heslins. The final round of the Championships will be played on Tuesday next. AlenÓgaels host Glencar Manorhamilton and St Josephs host Sean O Heslins while Dromahair travel to Kiltubrid and St Marys to Aughawillan in the 9 a side Championship.
Pyramid Bookmakers Intermediate Club Championship:
On Sunday next Round 3 of the Championship will take place with Bornacoola entertaining Aughawillan in Dromod at 12.00pm as Cloone travel to Aughavas to play St Josephs at 11.30am. Later that afternoon Mohill travel to Annaduff to play at 4.00pm. The Kiltubrid Glencar ManorhamiltonÓgame will take place on Tuesday 14th August.
Reynolds Hardware Ballinamore Junior B Championship:
The first semi final betweenÓgortlettragh and Sean O Heslins has been provisionally fixed for 12th August.
Annaduff Credit Union Under 14 Championship:
The 7 a side final between Aughawillan and Cloone has been provisionally fixed for Saturday next. The 9 a side competition has now reached semi final stage with Aughnasheelin playing Annaduff tomorrow evening. A date has not yet been confirmed for the second semi final between Bornacoola and Fenagh.
Under 12 Championship:
St Josephs, Mohill, Glencar Manorhamilton and Drumkeerin have qualified for the semi finals of the championship which will take place later in the month.
Connacht Under 14 Blitz:
This one day competition with the five Connacht counties participating will take place on Saturday 8th September at a Mayo Venue
Best of luck to Eimear McGlade as she hopes to make the final 24 of the Underdogs squad next weekend.
02-Aug-07 by Patricia Bohan – Ladies PRO