Mayo test to start off 2011

Leitrim's Senior footballers will get their 2011 campaign up and running next Sunday when Mayo travel to Ballinamore's Pairc Sheain Ui Eslin for the opening round of the FBD Connacht League (2.00 throw-in).

Leitrim's Senior footballers will get their 2011 campaign up and running next Sunday when Mayo travel to Ballinamore's Pairc Sheain Ui Eslin for the opening round of the FBD Connacht League (2.00 throw-in).

With the training ban causing complaints among many counties, Leitrim's players have been handed individual training programmes over the past two months and face into the New Year with a great deal of optimism.

Anyone looking for great insights for the Summer will be disappointed FBD games at this time of the year are traditionally a chance to test out new players and get the squad up to speed ahead of the Allianz League.

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