The senior county footballers season came to an end last Saturday in Newry when Down defeated our young Leitrim team by 1-16 to 1-8. The scoreline doesnt do justice to a skillful and heartening display by our fully committed Leitrim team. In the first half they certainly held their own against last years beaten All Ireland finalists. The individual brillance of Benny Coulter and the Down teams experience and strenght in debth were crucial to their victory on the day. We wish them the very best of luck in their quest for All Ireland glory.
The Leitrim supporters who made the journey were fully appreciative of our teams performance on the day and we thank them for supporting the team so well in Newry and throughout the season. The Newry venue was fabulous as were the Down supporters who really made the travelling support very welcome.
Our players have now returned to their clubs and turn their attention to the upcoming club championships. We take this opportunity to thank the Leitrim players and management for all their efforts in the 2011 season. The defeat of Sligo in Markievicz Park was a special day for players and supporters alike and we CAN look forward to many more special days from this fine crop of players in the coming seasons.
16-Jul-11 by Colette Fox – PRO