Episode 40: Sports Preview – Dean McGovern, Karen Connolly & Ailbhe Clancy
It’s another busy weekend across the county and for Leitrim athletes further a field. The third round of fixtures in the Leitrim GAA Club Championships takes place as well as Leitrim Ladies relegation playoff with Wicklow on Sunday afternoon.
Supported by the Leitrim Glens Sportive Cycle (18th August from Manorhamilton).
Breifne sat down with Sean O’Heslins’ Dean McGovern ahead of their clash with St. Mary’s on Saturday evening to discuss their 100% record so far and their expectations for the game and their desire to end 29 years without a senior championship title in the town.
Glencar / Manor’s Karen Connolly is with us to talk about her Leitrim Ladies’ side chances in their final game of the season against Wicklow in a crunch relegation decider from the Intermediate grade for next season.
Ailbhe Clancy also drops in to talk about facing her former Leitrim Ladies team mate Dearbhaile Beirne as Peamount United travel to Galway WFC for their FAI Women’s National League encounter in Galway tomorrow.
Breifne also takes a look at the weekend ahead for Carrick Athletic Club athletes Gerard O’Donnell and Eanna Madden at the European Team Championships this weekend in Norway.
Finally we discuss the Ballinamore Road Races and the Leitrim Glens Sportive cycles over 40km, 100km, 150km and 200km on the 18th August, which closes entries next Thursday, 15th August.
Featured on yesterday’s event guide the North West Stop 5km Run, Walk / Stroll takes place on Sunday at 3pm in Manorhamilton. Registration from 2:30pm.