The smell of fresh cut grass, flags and paint brushes at the ready, frantic last minute preparations and of course the championship haircut. All part of the pinnacle of the club season as the championship opening weekend approaches. First up, following tradition, the senior and intermediate competitors take to the fields on Saturday evening as last years title holders attempt to defend their crowns while aiming to put titles back to back. Everyone else has their eye on re-homing the holy grails on county finals weekend which is scheduled for 25-26th September, one week after the All Ireland final.
This Saturday evening at 6:00 pm Mohill and neighbours Annaduff take to the field in Páirc Seán in the Senior championship opener while at the same time in Ballinamore the Intermediate games commence as Fenagh St Caillins face Aughawillan. Both of these are group 3 games in their respective grades.
At 7:30pm in both venues Melvin Gaels meet Allen Gaels in Carrick while in Ballinamore Kiltubrid play Drumreilly both Senior championship games inÓgroups 1 and 2.
The Intermediates continue on Sunday at 2pm in Ballinamore as group 2s Allen Gaels meet Cloone followed by the last of the Senior clashes as Aughnasheelin take on Carrigallen at 3:30pm in the Group 4 tie.
In Ballinaglera its the Intermediate Group 4 decider between Drumkeerin and Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher.
Junior A will commence on the following weekend on Sunday Aug 2nd.
Follow your team………Leitrim Club Championships
23-Jul-09 by Brendan Doyle – PRO