Two Leitrim venues will be hives of GAA activity this weekend as Leitrim compete in the Connacht Minor Football League, Cadbury’s Connacht U21 Football Championship Semi Final and Allianz Football League.
All roads lead to Shane McGettigan Park and Páirc Seán this weekend as the Minor team take on Sligo in their first game in the Connacht League, our U21’s do battle with Roscommon in the Cadbury’s Connacht U21 Championship semi final and the Seniors host neighbours Fermanagh in Round 6 of the Allianz League.
The Minor team take on Sligo in the first round of the Connacht Minor League on Saturday. Under the guidance of Damian Eames and PJ Clancy our young guns will be hoping to get their campaign off to a winning start. Leitrim performed very well in the League last year and will be hoping to build on their 2010 performances. A home win would be the ideal start.
Throw-in at 12 noon on Saturday in Shane McGettigan Park, Drumshanbo.
Our U21 team host Roscommon in the Cadbury’s Connacht U21 Football Championship semi final this Saturday. Roscommon defeated a highly rated Mayo outfit in their preliminary game last weekend on a score-line of 0-11 to 0-9. While the visitors have the advantage of that game under their belts our boys are well prepared and have home advantage and the loyal Leitrim supporters behind them. Leitrim under the management team of Mickey Moran, Martin McGowan, Jimmy Holohan and Barney Breen will be hoping to cause an upset in this game as Roscommon carry the favourites tag. Come on lads – ye can do it.
Throw-in at 2.30 on Saturday in Páirc Seán.
The senior team host Fermanagh in the Allianz League on Sunday. We have billed this game as "when neighbours meet" and if either neighbour are to be in the hunt for promotion – this is a must winÓgame. The last time the sides met in the Allianz League was back in 2008 when Fermanagh scored a vital win (2-09 to 3-10) over us on our home turf. Leitrim are at the disadvantage of not having played a game since the 20th of February while Fermanagh come fresh from defeat at the hands of Roscommon last weekend and will be hoping to turn their season around on Leitrim soil. The league table shows Fermanagh lying in 7th place on 3 points from 4 outings while Leitrim are in 5th place on 4 points with 3 games played. A large crowd is expected at the venue and we anticipate a rip-roaring contest.
Throw-in at 2.30 on Sunday in Páirc Seán.
PLEASE COME OUT TO SUPPORT ALL THE TEAMS AND DON’T FORGET TO SHOW YOUR COUNTY COLOURS BY WEARING YOUR LEITRIM SUPPORTERS CLUB ScórF.
18-Mar-11 by Colette Fox – PRO