Leitrim lose to Derry in league final dress rehearsal

Leitrim gaelic footballers suffered their first defeat in Division 4 of the national football league on Saturday when they were beaten by Derry on a final scoreline of 2-16 to 1-12.

The sides are scheduled to meet each other again in two weeks time in the Division 4 league final at Croke Park on Saturday, March 30th.

With both counties already assured of promotion, there was a certain amount of shadow-boxing at Celtic Park. The first-half was an even enough encounter with Derry leading by 0-8 to 0-7 at the interval.

However, the oak leaf county pulled clear in the second-half to win by seven in the end.

Listen to Leitrim manager Terry Hyland’s postmatch assessment’s of Saturday’s game. He spoke with Ocean FM Sport’s John Lynch.