Saturday, October 17, 2020

Leitrim senior football manager Terry Hyland and his management team in 2019.







The Leitrim senior footballers have conceded this afternoon’s Division Three League game against Down in Newry.

A statement released by Leitrim GAA on Saturday morning explained that a number of the panel were awaiting Covid-19 test results and, as a result, they didn’t have the numbers to field a team.

The statement read: “Unfortunately, due to the greater health situation that has gripped the country, Leitrim GAA has found itself having to concede our Allianz League encounter versus Down today.

“A number of players are awaiting test results and are unavailable to travel. Other factors also prevented further players from being available. Considering this greater situation, and in this course of action, we must respect the situation.

“In summation, we are unable to field a team.”

“We are living through very difficult times in an ever-increasing pandemic situation. Leitrim GAA is acutely aware of the efforts that have been made to get the intercounty season up and running. However, on this occasion, we cannot fulfil this fixture, which is regrettable.

“We are hopeful that our situation can be resolved before next weekend’s fixture against Tipperary.”

On Friday, it was reported that there has been 18 cases of Covid-19 in County Leitrim over the previous 24 hours.

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