Captain left ruing basic mistakes

Prior to the Connacht semi-final, Leitrim captain James Glancy was adamant that if Leitrim performed in the same manner they played in Markievicz Park he was in doubt his side would emerge victorious.

Prior to the Connacht semi-final, Leitrim captain James Glancy was adamant that if Leitrim performed in the same manner they played in Markievicz Park he was in doubt his side would emerge victorious.

By Philip Rooney

Speaking after the game James maintained that view, saying, “I said to you before that if we did everything that we did in Sligo and brought it here today there would be no doubt who would win the game. We didn’t bring everything that we brought to Sligo and there was no doubt who won the game - Roscommon won it.”

After the heroics against Sligo last Sunday’s result proved to be very disappointing for all associated with the team. Expectations had been raised and James acknowledged that may have been a factor in his side’s downfall.

“Yeah, I think that could be some of the problem, we just didn’t turn up. The best team won, there is absolutely no doubt about it, they were far hungrier than we were. I think they set the tone with the first two points they got. Senan Kilbride did a lot of damage but you can’t fault the lads.”

“Maybe the occasion got a bit to us. We did try very hard to keep our heads level but it’s difficult. It was a Connacht semi-final and we were really looking forward to it,” the captain reflected.

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