Leitrim to face Galway or New York in Championship

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Leitrim have been handed one of the toughest draws in some years after they were drawn to face Galway or New York in 2015 Connacht Championship.

Leitrim have been handed one of the toughest draws in some years after they were drawn to face Galway or New York in 2015 Connacht Championship.

New manager Shane Ward will have to wait until next May’s Bank Holiday weekened to find out who Leitrim will be facing in his first championship outing but the odds are that Galway will emerge victorious from Gaelic Park with the game likely to take place in early June next year.

The winners of the New York/Galway and Leitrim quarter-final will then face reigning champions Mayo in the semi-final while Roscommon appear to have an easier passage, playing London in Ruislip with the winners taking on Sligo in the semi-final.

There is some small consolation for Leitrim fans after a very tough draw as the Green & Gold will play any games in the provincial championship next year in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada as the Green & Gold last played Galway in Pearse Stadium in 2008 while Leitrim travelled to McHale Park in 2012 to take on Mayo