Wheelchair hurling making its way to Ballinamore

This Saturday (April 29th) sees Ballinamore create history by becoming the first venue in Leitrim to host the M.Donnelly Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling competition.

Before the games begin incoming Uachtaráin Cumann Lúthchleas Gael John Horan will be in attendance for the event as he will present the GAA Wheelchair Hurling All Star awards.

Players from Munster, Leinster and Ulster will travel for this unique event which brings together the competitive action of the GAA and will no doubt promote the games further.

Wheelchair hurling is an exciting sport for manual wheelchair users. The games are very skilful with plenty of action and sees the competitiveness of players coming out as each individual takes great pride in representing their province at the highest level.

It was in 2013 when the Interprovincial Wheelchair Hurling league and championships formed. Since then the competition has gone from strength to strength.

The opening ceremony begins at 11am on Saturday with the games to follow at 12pm. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend.

The Connacht team are hoping for a strong home support to help them get their campaign off to winning ways.

The Connacht coaches are as follows,

Adrian Hession (Mayo)

Thaigh Morley (Mayo)

Tim Hynes (Sligo)

Cathal Cregg (Roscommon)