Terry Hyland, Ryan O’Rourke, Shane Moran, Hugh Donnolly, Paddy O’Connor, Gary Donohoe, Liam Buckley & Aodh Dervin – Sports Round Up: Episode 188
It’s one of those weekends some Leitrim sports coaches might be wishing fell foul of the horrendous weather conditions across the country with defeats for the footballers, hurlers, ladies and U20 sides in gaelic games while Sligo Rovers and Manor Rangers were also beaten over the weekend. Longford Town and Sligo Rugby did brighten up an otherwise dreary weekend locally.
We’ll hear from manager Terry Hyland after their disappointing second half performance saw a one point lead turned to a eight point defeat for the Leitrim side. Ryan O’Rourke talks to us about what it’s like to be back in the starting team after extended injuries and Shane Moran on the flipside of missing out on the first 15 as he makes a second half appearance for the team.
Hugh Donnelly will talk us through the wind affected game in Cooley as his ladies side were beaten by a single point by the now league leaders Louth. He speaks about the removal of whatever safety net was there to reach the league final later in the campaign.
Treasurer of the Hurling Board, Paddy O’Connor, updates us on the hurler’s outing against Sligo in what has been a disappointing campaign so far. We get chatting about the outlook as Leitrim have one eye on the championship season in a few weeks.
Gary Donohoe, manager of the U20 footballers, chats after a disappointing encounter with Galway where the opponents just found an extra gear in the second half to stretch their three point lead to a much more comfortable margin by the end of the game. He tells us about some of the talent in the squad.
We also hear from Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley after his side’s defeat to St. Patrick’s Athletic on Friday evening, their disappointing start to the season and how Leitrim’s own Niall Morahan has been their stand out performer so far.
Finally Aodh Dervin of Longford Town chats to Breifne about being back on the field after a lengthy off season, getting on the scoresheet and getting up and running against Shamrock Rovers second string on Saturday evening.