Once again the faithful followers of the green and gold have 3 intercounty games to choose from with the Senior Footballer, Hurlers and U21s in action over the next two days with two of the fixtures against neighbours Roscommon. As was the case last weekend the footballers and hurler supporters must part their ways as both the Hurling and U21 games are set for a 2pm throw-in tomorrow.
The Leitrim U21 team play round 2 of the Hastings Cup with a home game to Roscommon. The first round resulted in a loss as a stronger Longford team took the upper hand in the final quarter. The game is scheduled to be played in Leitrim Gaels grounds and the throw in time is 2pm.
At the same time in Woodmount (near Ballinasloe, – Updated Sat AM) the Leitrim Hurlers are also in action against Roscommon in the Connacht Hurling League. This is the the Shield semifinal and the winners will progress to play the winner of Sligo IT v NUIG. All finals, Cup and Shield, are scheduled for Saturday week 26th Jan.
The County Footballers play Sligo in the final round of the FBD League. Last weeks controversial and frustrating game must be put behind as we face a Sligo team that we will also meet in the Allianz National League in round 4 on March 16th. This is a a very important game as we refocus and prepare bodies and minds for the new Division 3 league. Incidentally there is an outside chance of this game being important in determining the table toppers in our section of the FBD league but the odds are with Galway beating GMIT and progressing to the home final.
Leitrim v Sligo is on Sunday in Páirc Seán at 2pm.
A full weekends entertainment in store for our loyal supporters which our players would love to see in numbers at our games.
18-Jan-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO