Leitrim Ladies Withdrawal

Leitrim not to compete in the 2008 TG4 Connacht and All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship The Ladies Gaelic Football Association wishes to confirm that Leitrim will not be participating in the 2008 TG4 Connacht Senior Football Championship or the TG4 All-Ireland series.  This unfortunate situation has arisen due to circumstances within the county and while it is regrettable in the short term, new structures are being put in place that will ensure that this type of situation should not arise again.  The Ladies Gaelic Football Association is confident that the necessary structures will be quickly put in place in Leitrim and that the county will be in a position to compete in next year’s League and Senior Championship.  Geraldine Giles, President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association said: “Leitrim have contributed hugely to Ladies Football in the last number of years, competing in a Junior All-Ireland final in 2006 and winning a thrilling Intermediate Championship final against Wexford in Croke Park last year.  “What has happened in the last few months has been an unfortunate series of events which has led to the situation whereby Leitrim cannot compete to the level they would have hoped for this season. As a result, Leitrim will not be taking part in the 2008 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship. However, I am sure that Leitrim will be back even stronger next season.  “The new structures in place within the next few months will stand the county and its dedicated players, administrators and supporters inÓgood stead into the future.”



23-Jun-08 by Kieran Moran – Ladies – Acting PRO