21 May 2022

Leitrim's Guckian & Owens named on Lidl LGFA Division 4 Team of the League

Leitrim's Guckian & Owens named on Lidl LGFA Division 4 Team of the League

Leitrim's Clare Owens and Michelle Guckian who have been named on the Lidl LGFA Division 4 Team of the Year Picture: Willie Donnellan

Leitrim's Michelle Guckian and Clare Owens were both named on the 2022 Lidl LGFA Division 4 team of the Year as the Ladies Gaelic Football Association honoured the best footballers in all four divisions.

Kiltubrid's Michelle Guckian was a shoe-in for the centre-forward position having finished the League as the top scorer across all four Divisions while Leitrim captain Clare Owens from St Joseph's nailed down the centre-back position on the team which featured six players from champions Offaly, four from runners-up Limerick while semi-finalists Fermanagh, beaten heavily by Leitrim in the opening game, had three players selected on the team.

The players on each of the four divisional teams were chosen by the LGFA’s All Star committee, and the Division 1 selection contains players from four counties.

In other news, Leitrim's performance in the Connacht LGFA Intermediate Championship will decide their seeing for the TG4 All Ireland competition after the LGFA released the format for the group stages.

The Connacht winner will go into Group 3 as top seed with the Leinster runner-up and the loser of the first Leinster quarter-final. The Connacht runner-up will go into Group 3 with the Leinster winners and beaten Leinster semi-finals. The third place Connacht team go into Group 4 with the Ulster winners and a Leinster quarter-final loser.

Clare, who defeated Leitrim last Sunday, go straight into Group 1 along with the Ulster runner up and two Leinster teams.

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