Tomorrow afternoon the Leitrim junior footballers take on Kerry in the All Ireland semi final at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
Leitrim upset the odds in Connacht by seeing off the challenges of Galway and a much fancied Mayo in the final to win their first provincial crown at the grade since 2004. Kerry on the other hand are on the hunt to win their third All Ireland crown in a row at this grade.
Captain of the Leitrim junior side is Alan Armstrong who spoke to Shannonsides John Lynch about the new players brought in and the confidence he feels in the team
“I’m confident with the boys that have been called in, I’ve seen them at club level and they’re very fit and will bring great intensity to the level needed”
From the team that won the Connacht title a lot of the defensive unit remain present so manager Seamus Quinn still has a lot of experience to call on
“Our keeper as well as two of our full back line remain the same which is great to keep that solid but the boys that have been called in are well up for the challenge”
This is a very strong Kerry team with a lot of players that would make most county senior teams so Alan knows the challenge that awaits his side
“Kerry have so much talent but we need to look at ourselves first and try to put on a performance”
“It’s important we win our individual battles and keep tight in defence where we don’t concede any goals or any early goals”
Leitrim have upset the odds twice in this championship so can they make it three from three.
Throw in at the Gaelic Grounds is 3pm with live coverage of that game brought to you right here on Shannonside FM
To hear the full interview with Alan Armstrong listen to the audio