Cunniffe insists Leitrim will not withdraw from Hurling League

After seeing his side defeated by Warwickshire in last Saturday afternoon’s Lory Meagher cup fixture and bowing out of the competition, Leitrim manager Martin Cunniffe remained upbeat, insisting there is a future for hurling in Leitrim.

After seeing his side defeated by Warwickshire in last Saturday afternoon’s Lory Meagher cup fixture and bowing out of the competition, Leitrim manager Martin Cunniffe remained upbeat, insisting there is a future for hurling in Leitrim.

After seeing his side defeated by Warwickshire in last Saturday afternoon’s Lory Meagher cup fixture and bowing out of the competition, Leitrim manager Martin Cunniffe remained upbeat, insisting there is a future for hurling in Leitrim.

by Philip Rooney

After a week that saw Cavan take the controversial decision not to field a team in next year’s National League, Martin insisted Leitrim will not be going down that road.

“I haven’t been in touch with anybody in Cavan and I don’t know what the real set up is but I can talk for Leitrim and our objective is that we have a County team that takes part in the National Hurling League.

“I think people up there in Croke Park want to open up there eyes and see what is happening. Thinking about taking the weaker counties out of the National Hurling League is the wrong way to go about it, completely wrong.

“We have a panel here of 30 fellas that is available to go out and play county hurling. We have four clubs here in Leitrim so there is no effort being spared.”

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.