Matthew Earley – Sports Round Up: Episode 240

It’s been a strange situation in Leitrim Sport with the new lockdown coming into affect last week but there are some Leitrim athlete’s at a regional and national level who have continued to compete through these troubling times.

We speak to Matthew Earley of Sligo Rugby who extended their lead at the top of the Connacht Conference of the Energia Community Series this weekend with a 36 – 14 win over Ballina.

With no competitive gaelic games this weekend ahead of the resumption of planned national competitions next weekend we focused on the results from the new Irish Rugby competition for All Ireland League clubs, the Energia Community Series (1:17), both divisions of the SSE Airtricity League (3:59) and Women’s National League (6:28) at Senior and U17 level.

We’ll also hear from the two Leitrim girls who played their part in a brave display from the U15 Sligo Leitrim League side who lost 2-1 to the Dublin based side from the Metropolitan League North in the last 4 of the U15 Gaynor Cup competition this term. Sorcha Feehily (10:16) and Aine McLaughlin (12:17) share their disappointment after the defeat.

We end with an indepth conversation with Matthew Earley (14:40) about Sligo Rugby’s winning start to the Community Series and his journey through Carrick on Shannon Rugby Club, Sligo Grammar School and Connacht Youth Development sides to his regular place in the starting side for Connacht’s current top ranked club.

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