Five changes to Leitrim team for London clash

John Connolly

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John Connolly

The Leitrim team pictured with County Board Secretary Diarmuid Sweeney and Gerard Fitzgerald from Gerard Anthony Menswear who sponsored a suit for the players before their trip to New York. Photo by Willie Donnellan
It is all change for Leitrim as the Green & Gold team to face London features five new starters from the team that defeated New York in the opening round of the Connacht Championship.

It is all change for Leitrim as the Green & Gold team to face London features five new starters from the team that defeated New York in the opening round of the Connacht Championship.

Sunday’s Semi-Final clash in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada sees Brendan Brennan, Barry Prior, Enda Williams, Paddy McGowan and Ciaran Egan all drafted into the starting line-up to face the Exiles. Prior returns to the starting team after an year’s absence while Williams, McGowan and Egan were all starters last year in the championship.

The loss of Paddy Maguire and Gerry Hickey to injury allied to the four players dropped from the panel for disciplinary reasons has severely weakened Leitrim’s hand.

The team is:

Cathal McCrann (Gortletteragh), Alan Wynne (Allen Gaels), Ciaran Egan (Gortletteragh), Gary Reynolds (Carrigallen), Daniel Beck (Mohill), Enda Williams (Clonguish Longford), Barry Prior (Aughawillan), Darren Sweeney (Glencar/Manorhamilton), Brendan Brennan (Melvin Gaels), Paul Brennan (Melvin Gaels), Emlyn Mulligan (St. Brigid’s Dublin), Paddy McGowan (St. Patrick’s Dromahair), Kevin Conlan (St. Patrick’s Dromahair), James Glancy (Glencar/Manorhamilton), Robbie Lowe (St. Mary’s Kiltoghert).