Leitrim Football 2019


Fixture details for the 2019 Connacht senior, U20, junior and minor football championships have been released.

The race for the JJ Nestor Cup (Connacht SFC) is due to get underway on the first Sunday in May when New York host Mayo in the Bronx and London welcome holders Galway to Ruislip.

Meanwhile, the 2019 Connacht FBD League will commence on Sunday, 6 January with a new knock-out format in place for the pre-season competition.

2019 Connacht SFC

Sunday 5 May

New York v Mayo, Gaelic Park
London v Galway, Ruislip

Sunday 12 May

Roscommon v Leitrim, Dr Hyde Park

Sunday 19 May

Sligo v London or Galway, Markievicz Park

Sunday 26 May

New York or Mayo v Roscommon or Leitrim, MacHale Park or Pairc Sean MacDiarmada

Sunday 16 June


2019 Connacht U20FC

Wednesday 26 June

Preliminary round
Leitrim v Roscommon, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada

Wednesday 3 July

Galway v Leitrim or Roscommon, Tuam Stadium or Dr Hyde Park
Mayo v Sligo, MacHale Park

Wednesday 10 July


2019 Connacht JFC

Sunday 12 May

Preliminary round
Roscommon v Leitrim, Dr Hyde Park

Sunday 19 May

Sligo v Galway, Markievicz Park

Sunday 26 May

Mayo v Roscommon or Leitrim, MacHale Park or Pairc Sean MacDiarmada

Sunday 16 June


2019 Connacht MFC

Friday 17 May

Round 1
Leitrim v Mayo
Roscommon v Galway
Sligo Bye

Friday 24 May

Round 2
Galway v Sligo
Mayo v Roscommon
Leitrim Bye

Friday 31 May

Round 3
Roscommon v Leitrim
Sligo v Mayo
Galway Bye

Friday 14 June

Round 4
Mayo v Galway
Leitrim v Sligo
Roscommon Bye

Friday 21 June

Round 5
Sligo v Roscommon
Galway v Leitrim
Mayo Bye

Wednesday 26 June


Friday 5 July


B final

2019 Connacht FBD League

Sunday 6 January

Round 1
Leitrim v Mayo, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, 1.30pm

Sunday 13 January

Round 2
Galway v Leitrim or Mayo, Tuam Stadium
Roscommon v Sligo, Dr Hyde Park

Sunday 20 January




LEITRIM: Diarmuid McKiernan, Paddy Maguire, Fergal McTague, Michael McWeeney, Conor Reynolds, Ray Mulvey, Shane Quinn, Dean McGovern, Mark Plunkett, Sean McWeeney, Cillian McGloin, Jack Heslin, Evan Sweeney, Pearce Dolan, Domhnaill Flynn

MAYO: Rob Hennelly, Eoin O’Donoghue, Ger Cafferkey, Brendan Harrison, Lee Keegan, James McCormack, Donal Vaughan, Seamie O’Shea, Stephen Coen, Fionn McDonagh, Jason Doherty, Fergal Boland, Colm Moran, Brian Reape, Evan Regan.




On RTÉ 1 reporter said that Leitrim had a player send off but the player stayed on the pitch (Charlie Redmond-esque)
Leitrims draw today showing that division 4 will be a dog fight



Are Leitrim wearing Kerry style jerseys this year ?



We’ve gone for a more 90’s styling to fully augment the new sponsors logo…
Dean McGovern a bit slow to sit down but he’d had a snooze for 10 earlier. He’s an honest if limited lad who’s lack of pace and poor mobility are his downfall at intercounty.

The quality of subs introduced ( Plunketts x2, O’Rourke) and the return of Shane Moran gives hope that we’ll make an honest effort at D4.



Hardluck horse, good game.



The Leitrim team to play Wexford is as follows:

1 Diarmuid McKiernan Allen Gaels

2 Micheal McWeeney St. Mary’s Kiltoghert

3 Paddy Maguire (Captain) St Brigid’s Dublin

4 Aidan Flynn Leitrim Gaels

5 Shane Quinn Mohill

6 Mark Plunkett Aughawillan

7 Ray Mulvey St. Mary’s Kiltoghert

8 Shane Moran Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s

9 Pierce Dolan Aughawillan

10 Sean McWeeney Aughnasheelin

11 Domhnaill Flynn Mohill

12 Jack Heslin Gortletteragh

13 Damien Moran Bornacoola

14 Dean McGovern Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s

15 Ryan O’Rourke Fenagh St. Caillin’s



2 quick goals in succession from Ryan O’Rourke from Leitrim.

2-07 0-07



Another goal for Leitrim - Darragh Rooney.

3-09 to 0-08



3-15 to 0-11…Take that you fuckers.
Fenagh’s Ryan O’Rourke contributed about 2-08 of this in an All-Star performance.

It’s a winning start - Fortress Aughrim next up. A nervy start but once we hit our stride we were Barcelonaesque - stifling the opposition and chasing hard.
After years of driving me mental SOH’s Shane Moran has shed about 15kg and finally come good.

Work to do but a good panel and finally - finally a few decent forwards. Forza Líatroim. :pint:



Leitrim will walk this division this year.



True that…What other county put up the score we did today?
You got it…None.

Fuck this defensive football once you have aggressive talented forwards.

This Terry Hyland lad will lead us to the Promised Land… ie: D3.



Great to see, any day the Wexicans are beaten is a good day.

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We surrender a 2 point lead with 5 to go to trail by 1 as the clock ticked into lost time.

Boxty’s protegees Shane Moran (SoH) and our kid RoR engjneered a green flag and the Garden county went rose smelling.

More difficult hurdles lie ahead but its step by step,…


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Jaysus will you take that table down before we have to start explaining as to where it all went wrong as it may do.
There’s a good buzz looking at it just the same…

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Another win. Hard fought it appears but a win nonetheless.



In the aftermath of Sunday’s hard won battle the younger natives are becoming bullish.
I was in the hardware earlier and 3/4 20somethings were discussing round 4 of D4.

It’s Limerick next says Paddy. Fukkit we’ll make a weekend out of it says the next lad…
Where’s it on lads says I. Rathkeale Boxty, we’re y’ever in it?..Hmmmm don’t think so.
I’ll probably give that one a miss lads says I, they’re odd folk down there I added.

I suppose Limerick could have brought us all the way to Abbeyfeale if they wanted.

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Limerick GAA 2019, the drive for five

So it’s now on in Kilmallock of all places. 148 miles away.
A crucial encounter. Should we beat Limerick and Derry defeat Wicklow that would leave both of us on 8 points and the following pack on 4.
Two home games (London Waterford) and away to Derry to come. It’s actually possible.

Of course tomorrow will be tricky, the hosts will have probably bought the referee, the fuckers, but a win there would be a solid massive boost.