Episode 70: Sports Round Up
After a bumper sports weekend Breifne is here to guide us through all the action. Gaelic Games dominates with the opening of the McGovern Aughavas Leitrim GAA Centre of Excellence in Annaduff, the last round of group games in the Senior and Intermediate Championship, the Ladies Semi Finals and the Minor Final.
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We start with Boxing and Soccer though, with Dean Clancy reaching the Quarter Final of the European Youth Championships. Niall Morahan, Ailbhe Clancy and Dearbhaile Beirne all reached the Semi Finals of their FAI Senior Cups with their respective National League clubs and Carrick Town’s return to adult soccer is a welcome addition to the sporting landscape in the county. We speak to Carrick Town Manager Jason Kavanagh.
Melvin Gaels won the battle of the North against Glencar / Manor while Drumreilly reached the Quarter Finals despite losing to Mohill to finalise the line up for the Championship Quarter Finals. Emlyn Mulligan and Conor Dolan tell us how they saw their clash game. We see a repeat of the county final of last season with Mohill and Aughawillan the pick of the games next Sunday.
Morgan Quinn shares his thoughts on their victory and the championship so far. We also hear from St. Mary’s Joseph Flynn and double goalscorer Oisin Bohan.
Leitrim Gaels showed what they offer with a demolition of Drumkeerin as Aughavas lost out by the smallest margin to Kiltubrid. Bornacoola’s third draw saw them through to the knock out stages. We spoke to Leitrim Gaels Player David Bruen and Drumkeerin Manager Francis Davitt.
Glencar / Manor proved last season’s Ladies Final appearance was no fluke with a one point victory over Kiltubrid in Cloone on Friday, while St. Josephs’ victory over Oughteragh Gaels ensured a familiar ring to the final as they chase their third title in a row in three weeks.
We chat to Glencar / Manor manager Padraig Corrigan after their game. Breifne also spoke to St. Joseph’s Michelle Heslin and Oughteragh Gaels forward Laura O’Dowd after their clash in Fenagh yesterday.
St. Francis secured their senior status, Breifne spoke to Paul Martin as he indicates he’s not going to be involved with the side next season, but he’s happy with the group’s progress over the last 2 years.
Finally we take a look back to the U17 final on Friday evening where a end to end battle took place between MacDiarmada Gaels and St. Mary’s with both sides having to come back again next week to repeat the clash after an injury time free levelled matters at the death of the game.