Leitrim GAA County Finals 2020 – Sports Preview: Episode 231
All roads lead to Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada this weekend, for 400 lucky supporters and 4 clubs who will be contesting the Leitrim GAA Senior & Intermediate Football Championship Finals over the next two days.
We’re going to dive deep into the background of all four teams, Mohill (8:57) & St. Mary’s (30:20) in the senior decider with Annaduff & Gortletteragh featuring in the Intermediate Final (52:13), with some very special invited guests on today’s show.
We’ll be chatting to Matt Gaffey, an esteemed coach who won Senior Championships as manager of both Mohill (1971) and St. Mary’s (2007).
Gene Bohan, Kevin Glancy & Kevin McKenna won all won medals with St. Mary’s in 1995 will be talking about living the experience through their sons as Oisin, James and Paddy prepare for the final on Sunday. (Video available tonight!)
At Intermediate Level, Donal Fox of Annaduff joins Derek Kelleher of Gortletteragh to discuss rivalries between the two sides. There’s talk of long term grief counselling, memory loss and getting refused from The Power House and no desire for penalties to split the teams.
First we’ll be looking at all the sporting fixtures of the entire weekend with action in those Gaelic Football Finals (0:45), Ladies Football Connacht Club action for Mohill Ladies (5:12) and two playoffs at Junior ‘B’ (5:37) level, one for relegation, one for the final semi final spot.
In National League soccer it’s away days for all local interest. Mohill’s Dearbhaile Beirne will also feature for Peamount Utd against Shelbourne in the Women’s National League (6:05), Niall Morahan returns for Sligo Rovers in a must win game in Waterford to keep their European dream alive in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division (6:48) while Longford Town face “The Midland’s El Classico” with the short trip to Athlone Town this evening in the First Division (7:20).
Locally in the Sligo Leitrim League (7:49) it’s home ties all around on week 3 as Dromohair host Chaffpool Utd on Saturday evening in the Premier League as an unbeaten Manor Rangers entertain Ballisodare in the top flight on Sunday morning. Carrick Town will also be looking to extend their unbeaten record with a victory at home to St. Johns.
In Junior Rugby (8:27) Carrick on Shannon RFC continue their Curley Cup campaign with a home game against Creggs while Sligo RFC travel to Connemara in the Cawley Cup.