Sligo Rovers, Women’s Soccer, AIL Rugby & Nutrition Workshops – Sports Roundup: Episode 183

This weekend we’re looking back at a fairly curtailed sporting programme after the arrival of Storm Dennis put paid to a fair chunk of the fixtures set for the weekend. Leitrim U20’s clash with Galway and Manor Rangers Connacht Cup game all fell foul while our Hurlers lost home advantage with a trip to Cavan.

Supported by the Local Enterprise Office Leitrim ahead of Local Enterprise Week 2020 from 2nd-6th March.

As well as the postponed Tony McGowan Road Race from Drumshanbo Athletic Club, the entire U13 & U17 club football programme was ripped up by the weather as the clubs will need another week to get their seasons up and running. The Road Race has been rescheduled for Sunday, the 8th March.

On Friday evening Niall Morahan and his Sligo Rovers team mates got their SSE Airtricity League season up and running albeit slowly with a 1-0 reversal at the hands of north west rivals Finn Harps. We spoke to Declan Boyle of Leitrim Sports Partnership and Highland Radio as well as a former player with both clubs, after the final whistle.

Manorhamilton’s Muireann Devaney continued to develop her emerging reputation with the Irish soccer squads as she played a key role in both games against Iceland over the weekend in Waterford. As well as on impressing on the pitch, Muireann was awarded her Irish Cap for 2019 at a ceremony on Saturday evening. We spoke to one of the Irish U17 Coaching staff Dave Rooney after a successful camp for the Sligo Rovers player.

In Rugby, Matthew Earley featured for Sligo Rugby as they restarted their assault on the play off places in Division 2B of the Energia All Ireland League. After two near misses against Blackrock College it was third time lucky for the westerners after they emerged from the mudbath in awful conditions in Stradbrook with the 10-5 win on Saturday evening. We spoke to Matthew Earley after the victory.

Finally we talk to Anna from CrossFit Carrick about a Nutrition Seminar taking place in their gym on Thursday evening in Carrick on Shannon at 7:30pm. It’s free and open to all members of the community whether they are members of the gym or not. All are welcome.

There is also a look at the results of the other games which did survive the weather over the last few days.


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