Sports Person of the Month: January 2020

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This week’s nominations for the Leitrim Sportsperson of the Month Award for January 2020 are as follows:

National Category

Manor Rangers Jack Kelly was the captain as Sligo / Leitrim U13’s secured the Subway Inter-League Ulster Final and advance to the All Ireland semi finals. Jack was recently announced as a member of the Sligo Rovers U13 squad for 2020.

Alannah McGuinness continued her development as a top class athlete with a fantastic performance at the first round of the AAI National Indoor League last weekend with a top 5 time in the Women’s 60m over the weekend.

The other Leitrim representative in that victorious Sligo / Leitrim U13 squad, Peter Moran was amongst the goals in the 3-2 final victory over Cavan / Monaghan last weekend.

These three athletes join Breege Connolly, Colin Crossan, Matthew Earley & Killian Gaffey as nominees for this month’s award. The public vote will be open from 3rd – 5th February and the winner will be announced on our Sports Preview show on the 7th February. Further information is available here.

Local Category

It’s a soccer trio this week in the Local Category with three stand out performers securing a nomination. Shane Beirne is nominated after his brace helped Carrick Town return to winning ways with a 4-3 away victory over Coolaney United in the Sligo / Leitrim Premier League.

After Manorhamilton Rangers’ fantastic 2-0 away victory over Carbury in the Sligo / Leitrim Superleague, the competitions top scorer Robbie Cunningham added to his growing reputation forcing an own goal for the second insurance goal against the defending champions.

His Rangers teammate Brian McDonald also gets a nod after his performance with a major involvement in both of the North Leitrim side’s goals last Sunday morning. The midfielder pulling the strings in the middle of the pitch for Manor.

These three footballers join Sean Hayden & Keith Crossan as nominees for this month’s award. The public vote will be open from 3rd – 5th February and the winner will be announced on our Sports Preview show on the 7th February. Further information is available here.


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