No Longer The Bridesmaid – Sports Round Up: Episode 229

Something was written in the stars this weekend for last year’s beaten finalists in the Leitrim Ladies Football Championships finals as Glencar/Manor, Mohill and Drumkeerin finally got their hands on silverware just twelve months after each side experienced heartbreak on county final day.

It was third time lucky for Glencar Manorhamilton as they overcame the challenge of final debutants Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in the decider while Mohill’s firepower was too much for a young Dromahair side in the Intermediate decider. Drumkeerin edged out Fenagh St. Caillins in the Junior showpiece in a tight game that took an injury time goal in extra time to decide the winners.

We run through the Ladies Football (0:40) results, the scores from Junior A, B & C Men’s Football (2:09) and the second round of games in the Sligo Leitrim 7 District Soccer League (3:51).

Over the weekend we spoke to some of the winners and runners up in the Ladies Football (7:22) finals including one of the winning co-captains of Glencar Manorhamilton Eimear Feely (8:34), their free scoring forward Muireann Devaney (11:17) and their manager Padhraic Corrigan (13:47) while Ballinamore captain Laura O’Dowd (17:30) shares her disappointment at her side’s defeat in the game.

At Intermediate level Mohill had too much strength up front for a Dromahair side who struggled to match the eventual winners for the entire 60 minutes of the encounter. After the game we heard the thoughts of Mohill midfielder Denise Stenson (21:06), player of the match Dearbhaile Beirne (25:29) and their manager Barry Lupton (27:00).

In the final ladies game at the weekend last year’s beaten finalists Drumkeerin faced the challenge of Fenagh and the underdogs flew into an early lead but couldn’t hold the lead into the final stages and ended up losing the game to a last minute goal in extra time, after the game we spoke to their captain Charleen Maguire (32:01), player of the match Ann-Marie Gallagher (34:52). We also hear from both managers Fenagh’s Paidh Rowley (36:48) & Drumkeerin’s Tom McGinty (40:00).

Finally we take a look at the action for Carrick Town (43:23) in the Sligo Pallets Premier League on Sunday morning with their centre half Cormac Smith (43:45) and manager Alessio Mignone (45:27).


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