Leitrim GAA County Final, Soccer & Rugby – Sports Roundup: Episode 232
This weekend’s action revolved around the Leitrim GAA Senior Football Championship Final as Mohill saw off the challenge of St. Mary’s to win their first Senior crown since 2017 in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada on Sunday afternoon.
In a somewhat muted environment in the county grounds 200 supporters made themselves heard as they cheered on their teams in an entertaining game which Mohill proved to be just a touch more experienced and cute for a very young Carrick side.
We’re also chatting about Connacht Club Ladies Football, National League and local Soccer and the return of Senior Rugby to the province with the first round of games in the Energia Community Series which kicked off this weekend.
We hear from Mohill Captain Danny Beck, Man of the Match Keith Beirne, Shane Quinn and their manager Liam Keenan while Paul Keaney and Denis Connerton give us the view from the St. Mary’s camp after the final.
Mohill also feature in the Ladies Football action this weekend as the Leitrim LGFA Intermediate Champions fielded a weakened team in the Connacht Championship on Saturday. Injuries combined with work, family and other sporting commitments saw the home team fail to reach the heights of the previous week’s final exploits. We hear from Emma Quinn and Barry Lupton after the game.
In Rugby, Sligo celebrated the return of Senior competitive club action with a first ever victory against Buccaneers in Dubarry Park. Their hooker Matthew Earley got himself on the try scorers list with a well worked set piece score. We get his thoughts after the game.
In a weekend where Leitrim was represented by Dearbhaile Beirne in a game which will have a massive impact on the destination of the Women’s National League title this season. Peamount beat their title rivals Shelbourne 6-1 on Saturday but the next generation Muireann Devaney featured in Sligo Rover’s 2-1 defeat to Athlone in the Under 17 grade. We hear from Muireann and her coach Danny O’Leary after the game.
Locally there were wins for Manor Rangers in the Super League, 3-2 at home to Ballisadare Utd, while Dromahair took all three points from their Premier Division clash with a 2-1 win over Chaffpool Utd. Meanwhile Carrick Town fell to a 3-1 defeat despite a first half screamer from Liam McTiernan opening the scoring against St. John’s. We hear from Dromahair’s match winner Martin Feeney & David Downes and Carrick Town’s David Regan & Liam McTiernan.