Senior Football Championship Preview: Episode 206
We’re celebrating the return of competitive sport to the playing pitches and sporting arenas of Leitrim this weekend with the much anticpated start of the Leitrim GAA Club Football Championships. In today’s show we’re looking at the teams participating in the Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship which throw’s in tomorrow afternoon.
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On the show we talk about the #AllInForEanna campaign to raise much needed funds for the family of Eanna Caffrey, a 17 month old child diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). You can support the GoFundMe campaign here: https://gf.me/u/ygrbg9
On today’s show we’ll be chatting to each club gearing up to compete for this year’s Senior Championship with players and managers joining Breifne to let us know how they are preparing for the blistering pace they’re facing into over the next five weekends.
Eight of the ten teams will start their campaign this weekend with four fixtures taking place tomorrow evening at 7pm.
We’ll be chatting to reigning champions Glencar/Manorhamilton and man of the match in last year’s final Conor Dolan (8:51) about their preparation ahead of their opening Group B game in Drumshanbo. County goalkeeper Diarmuid McKiernan (14:49) gives the home sides point of view.
Also in Group B, Leitrim Gaels will field a team in Senior Championship for the first ever time, we spoke to their captain James Flynn (18:24) ahead of their big game. Veteran Emlyn Mulligan joins us as captain of their opponents Melvin Gaels for the clash in Leitrim Village tomorrow evening.
In Group A in what is arguably the clash of the round Mohill host Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins in a high octane clash which should set the championship alight from the off. Keith Beirne (30:09) spoke to us earlier in the week ahead of the all ticket affair and we’re joined by Adrian Smith (36:05), a selector for Sean O’Heslins ahead of the tasty encounter.
Our final interview of the show is Fenagh captain Donal Wrynn (41:41) who host St. Mary’s Kiltoghert in their opening game on Saturday.
We’ve put our neck on the block with our predictions here: https://www.leitrimdaily.com/sport/gaelic-football/leitrim-senior-football-championship-preview-2020/