St Patricks Dromahair and Gortletteragh arrive in Ballinamore on Saturday evening in the quest for Intermediate honours and elevation to the Senior Championship in 2013.
Gortletteragh last won the Intermediate Championship in 2003 and are eager to add another title. They suffered defeat in the final last year and this should surely be a motivating factor for them.
Dromahair on the other hand will be hoping to lift the cup for the first time in their clubs history. They too have suffered heartache having lost an Intermediate Final in 2005.
Both clubs were unbeaten in the group stages of the championship and topped their groups. Dromahair had a stern test in the quarter finals when they were one point winners over Eslin and they were impressive in their semi final meeting with Aughnasheelin winning on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-7. Gortletteragh were double scores winners over Cloone in the quarter finals winning 0-14 to 0-7 and they had to rely on an injury time free to bring their semi final meeting with Glenfarne Kiltyclogher to a replay. They were convincing winners in the replay on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-4.
Some observers say Gortletteragh have a slight advantage with the extra game while others suggest Dromahair have an advantage as they operate in the Division 1 league with Gortletteragh plying their trade in Division 2. Both teams are brimming with talented players, there will be no quarter asked or given so a terrific game is on the cards.
Dromahair and Gortletteragh supporters are encouraged to be part of the thrill of the GWP Leitrim Intermediate Championship Final this Saturday in Ballinamore. It has been a marvellous GAA season, part of what we are.
The final whistle will decide who will make their way to the Presentation area to lift the Cup –
Will it be John or Darren?
Help your club to take the final step to glory – get behind your team!
28-Sep-12 by Colette Fox – PRO