Electric Ireland Connacht Minor Football Championship Quarter Final
Saturday 23rd June, 2012 at 5pm in Páirc Seán
Leitrim v Roscommon
It was a lovely evening in Páirc Seán Mhic Diarmada for the Electric Ireland Connacht Minor Football Championship quarter final match between Leitrim and Roscommon. It was well supported by both camps but it was not long after throw-in to see that the Leitrim team were up against a talented Roscommon side. By half time the damage had been done and a stronger and more clinical visiting side powered all over the field and Leitrim’s challenge which was not good enough on the day, kept trying to the end.
We all acknowledge the game did not go well, the high expectations didn’t materialise, we were well beaten by a stronger side, by a team that definitely looks capable of winning a Connacht title. We take this opportunity to say “Well done Roscommon” and to wish them the very best of luck going forward. Next time we meet, today’s game will be forgotten and all will be back in the melting pot and the local rivalry will be as strong as ever!
This Leitrim group was made up of a combination of dedicated, committed, loyal and trusted souls both on and off the field of play, who were determined to give of their all for the Green and Gold, just as they have been doing year after year, proud to be our representatives, whether in the league, a tournament, a challenge game, but especially in the Championship. Only those close to the scene can fully comprehend the effort made and rather than be critical of players and management, we should acknowledge that each of them gave of their very best.
When the game ended a disheartened Leitrim team linked for one last time, their 2012 season had ended but their Green and Gold blood will have them on the road again.
24-Jun-12 by Colette Fox – PRO