The ladies football teams of Longford and Leitrim will be putting their championship ambitions on the line when they meet in in a local derby on Sunday in the Abbey Park in Boyle at 2 p.m.
Leitrim will enter this stage of the competition after suffering a defeat at the hands of Sligo in the Connacht final, that was their second reversal at the hands of their big Provincial rivals in the current campaign. Leitrim defeated Roscommon in their other game and the Leitrim manager Philip Brady is still looking for improvement on performances throughout the season and when he took time out to speak to the Shannonside sports department in advance of Sunday’s game he was happy that the players had the Club championships to focus on after their Connacht championship final reversal in MacHale Park.
Leitrim have played Longford already this season and that was a game that the Leinster side recorded a big win in so Brady is forearmed when it comes to this weekend. Leitrim have no fresh injury worries and they have also added players to the panel in recent weeks, the venue will suit Leitrim for a number of reasons, it’s close to Leitrim and the tight surrounds of the Park in the North Roscommon venue should also suit team who’s defence that have coughed up a number of goals so far in the current championship.
The winners on Sunday will play Tyrone in the All Ireland Quarter final but Brady is not looking any further than Longford, the Longford team are managed by James Daly and the 2016 All Ireland Junior champions will pose a serious test for Leitrim on Sunday and the Leitrim manager is looking forward to the big match and he is confident that the Leitrim girls will deliver on Sunday afternoon.