Leitrim opt out of trip to face Warwickshire

Leitrim hurling manager Martin Cunniffe.
The decision by the Leitrim hurlers not to travel to Birmingham last weekend to fulfil the Lory Meagher Cup fixture with Warwickshire was explained by team manager Martin Cunniffe.

The decision by the Leitrim hurlers not to travel to Birmingham last weekend to fulfil the Lory Meagher Cup fixture with Warwickshire was explained by team manager Martin Cunniffe.

Having suffered heavy defeats at the hand of Fermanagh and Longford the decision was taken that there was nothing to be gained from making the expensive trip to England for match which would be of no relevance.

Explaining Leitrim’s decision not to travel Martin Cunniffe said, “The game is of no benefit to us, we are already out of the running. It was going to cost the guts of €15,000 for us to travel over. We all felt that money would be much better spent developing hurling here locally.”