Leitrim too strong for Sligo in Connacht LGFA Championship

Leitrim women’s gaelic footballers cruised to a 0-23 to 1-5 win over Sligo in Sunday’s Connacht LGFA intermediate championship game at Markievicz Park.

The victory for Jonny Garrity’s side sets up a provincial final meeting with Roscommon.

It was a comfortable afternoon for Leitrim, who shrugged off any ill-effects of their recent Division 4 league final loss against Antrim to record a comprehensive win.

In truth, this was effectively a challenge game as Sligo, being a junior championship side this year, would have been ineligible to contest the Connacht intermediate final had they won this fixture.

Instead, new manager Cormac Reape used the game as preparation for the forthcoming TG4 All-Ireland junior championship series.

Sunday’s game also enabled Sligo LGFA officials to mark the 30th anniversary of  the first ever county team to play LGFA county football.

The 1993 Sligo team, managed by Marty Duffy, were introduced to the crowd at half-time in Sunday’s game.

Ocean FM Sport’s Monica Henry spoke to some of the 1993 players afterwards.