Connacht FBD League
Leitrim 2-07 GMIT 0-08


Leitrim Senior football team opened the 2008 season with a deserved victory over GMIT in the first of three FBD League games in Páirc Seán today. While it was cold for the spectators on this overcast day the conditions were favourable for football for the time of year despite recent weather.

A minutes silence was observed in recognition of recent berevements of members of the Leitrim GAA community.

Leitrim were first on the scoreboard with a long range point from Shane Foley and this was followed by a point from Michael Foley. GMITs corner forward Michael Martin brought his shooting boots with him as he slotted over 2 left footed frees on the 6th and 8th minute. He followed this with another point from play in the 10th minute and Leitrims defence were under pressure as the GMIT squad hit a purple patch. This was short lived however as Emly Mulligan shone in the centre half forward area and he scored 2 points from frees. Some 2 minutes later in the 17th minute a fast moving attack saw the GMIT keeper make a feet first challenge on a loose ball which resulted in a penalty. Emlyn Mulligan slotted the ball low and hard to the left hand side of the net. It was some 5 minutes later before GMIT got a fisted point from number 7 Tom Cuniffe. Emlyn Mulligan finished off the half with another point from play to bring the half time scoreline to Leitrim 1-05 GMIT 0-04

The second half with Leitrim playing into the scoreboard end got off to the perfect start from the throw-in with a Michael Duignan long range ball into James Glancy (Glencar/Manor) who in turn shook the back of the GMIT net. This left Leitrim with 7 point advantage and they looked very much in control. GMIT didnt lie down as their forwards worked hard to reduce the deficit. Number 11 Aidan Campbell and 15 StephenÓgriffin scored 2 points between them while number 13 Michael Martin registered another point. Shortly after GMITs substitute Stephen KavanÓgh who walked onto the field and proceeded to score a point from a 45. Wides were traded throughout the half as Leitrims tally reached 5 while GMIT were only marginally better with 4 wides. Leitrim relied on Mulligan to add another point and this was followed by the final score which came off the boot of Declan Maxwell who scored a point for Leitrim in the 29th minute.

Final score: Leitrim 2-07 GMIT 0-08

While neither team will feel that they are ready to set the world alight Leitrim at least can be happy with their strong defence and good spread of the ball through the forward area.



nÓgill, D Reynolds, J McKeon, J Glancy (St. M), P Gilmartin, B McWeeney, S Foley (0-1), G McCloskey (Capt.), M Duignan, M Foley (0-1), E Mulligan (1-4), B Prior, D OConnor, J Glancy (1-0), D Maxwell(0-1).

Subs used:
Subs: C Kennedy for J Glancy, C Regan for B Prior, P McGuinness for D OConnor, A OFlynn for P Gilmartin and S Feeney for J Glancy.



D Dowd, R McTiernan, S Walsh, N Darby, D Vaughan, J Hayes, T Cuniffe (0-1), C Glynn, K Conroy, S Ryder, A Campbell (0-1), P McGinley (0-1), M Martin (0-3), E Concannon, S Griffin (0-1).

Subs: T Hughes for J Hayes, M Conroly for E Concannon, B Lee for P McGinlay, S KavanÓgh (0-1) for S Griffin.

Ref: M Duffy (Sligo).




06-Jan-08 by Brendan Doyle – PRO

Aughnasheelin v Gortletteragh has a change of venue. The game will be played tomorrow (Sunday, November 18) at 2pm in Ballinamore.



17-Nov-07 by Declan Bohan – Runaí

Its the long road for Leitrim in 2008 in the National League as 3 of our 4 away games are long journeys except the relatively short trip up the N4 to Longford. The format of the New Division 3 consists of the following counties:

Limerick, Fermanagh, Louth, Down, Wexford, Sligo, Longford and Leitrim

We have 3 home games to Fermanagh, Sligo, Down while we are scheduled to play 4 away games to Louth, Longford, Wexford and Limerick.

The draw was made recently by the national CCC and the fixtures were approved by an Coiste Bainistí yeaterday (Saturday) at a meeting in Croke Park. This year a number of games in Divsions 1, 2 and 3 will be played on Saturdays evenings under lights however that wont be the case for Leitrim as all of our games are scheduled for Sunday afternoons starting on February 3rd. They games are scheduled on a fortnightly basis thereafter except for the last 2 rounds and the ordinary rounds conclude on April 13th. The main rules are as follows:

Each Team to play 7 Ordinary Rounds.
The top 2 Teams contest the Roinn III Final.
The top 2 Teams are promoted to Roinn II.
The bottom 2 Teams are relegated to Roinn IV.


Allianz National Football League 2008 – Division 3

Round 1 – Sunday, Feb 3rd at 2:30pm
Leitrim v Fermanagh

Round 2 – Sunday, Feb 17th at 2:30pm
Longford v Leitrim

Round 3 – Sunday, March 2nd at 2:30pm
Louth v Leitrim

Round 4 – Sunday, March 16th at 2:30pm
Leitrim v Sligo

Round 5 – Sunday, March 30th  at 2:30pm
Wexford v Leitrim

Round 6 – Sunday, April 6th at 2:30pm
Leitrim v Down

Round 7 – Sunday, April 13th at 2:30pm
Limerick v Leitrim






28-Oct-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO


Connacht Council have released the schedule of games which concern the County Senior Football Team in 2008:

2008 FBD League:


(All FBD Games are home games for Leitrim)

6th Jan 08 – Round 1 – Leitrim v GMIT

13th Jan 08 – Round 2 – Leitrim v Galway

20th Jan 08 – Round 3 – Leitrim v Sligo


Connacht Senior Football Championship

Leitrim v New York on Sunday May 11th in Gaelic Park.


Meanwhile the Leitrim Juniors are scheduled to play the Connacht Junior Semi final on Friday 2nd May 2008 against Sligo at a Leitrim venue.





02-Oct-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO