On Friday evening, between 7 and 9pm, Páirc Seán in Carrick-on-Shannon will be buzzing with activity as the Leitrim senior football and hurling teams, team managements, County Board officers, coaches and GPOs, supporters of all ages, team and championship sponsors, the local media and a virtual army of young stars of the future will converge on the county grounds for the Leitrim launch of the Connacht and All Ireland Football Championship.
With Leitrim heading to London for a mouth-watering clash on June 3, there is a keen interest in team preparations and everyone in Páirc Seán will have an opportunity to see the players be put through their paces by Joint Team Managers Brian Breen and George Dugdale and see for themselves the massive efforts being made to have our team in ship-shape for Ruislip -- and hopefully for a clash with Mayo in Castlebar in mid June.
There will be an opportunity to participate in a tour of the stand, dressing rooms, media and meeting rooms, commentary boxes and to view the GAA murals depicting the story of the GAA in the county.
Most of all the evening will see our young boys and girls get to meet their county players up close, to get their autographs and to dream of the day when they too might wear the Leitrim jersey with the same pride and enthusiasm as the current county squads.
The emphasis will be on a fun evening and an ideal chance to meet the players one to one and to extend our good wishes to them for the forthcoming campaign.
Young and old are welcome to come along to Páirc Seán on this Friday evening, May 11, between 7-9pm.
Nothing beats being there!