02 Dec 2021

Busy 2017 ahead for Ladies

Busy 2017 ahead for Ladies

Anna Conlan scores a goal against Roscommon during last year's Connacht Intermediate Championship. Photo by Willie Donnellan

Leitrim Ladies open their 2017 campaign on Sunday, January 29, when they host newly promoted Limerick in the first round of the Lidl National League.

In what promises to be a busy 2017, Leitrim will host last year's Division 4 champions in their first outing of the year at the end of the month as they bid to win promotion from Division 3.

They will face some tough opposition in their efforts with last year's League finalists Tipperary joined by the relegated Meath while Roscommon and an improving Wexford look like tough challenges.

Leitrim will have home games against Limerick, Wexford, Roscommon and Meath with away trips to Down, Offaly and Tipperary.

In the Provincial championship, the Connacht Ladies GFA Council have brought in new match regulations to avoid a repeat of the farce that afflicted the 2016 Connacht Intermediate Championship where one team qualified for the Final thanks to a coin toss.

Under the new regulations, there will be no playoff in 2017 with scoring difference used to separate teams on equal points. If the teams cannot be separated, then the total scored in all games will be used with goals converted to points for a final total (1-1 equals four points). If the teams are still level, then the total number of scores registered by a team will decide so four points will equal four but 1-1 will equal 2

Leitrim will face defending champions Sligo in their first game with the losers taking on Roscommon. The Rossies will then take on the winners of the Leitrim v Sligo game with the final fixed for Sunday, July 2.

In the Provincial Club Championship, Leitrim teams have been handed some tough draws with the 2017 Leitrim Senior champions drawn to face the winners of the Galway v Sligo first round game while Galway will also provide the opposition in the Intermediate competition.

In the Junior grade, Leitrim will take on Roscommon with the winners facing the Mayo winners while in the Minor, Leitrim are drawn against Roscommon in the semi-finals.

The full list of Leitrim Ladies 2017 Fixtures:

Lidl NFL Division 3

Sunday, January 29: Leitrim v Limerick

Sunday, February 5: Down v Leitrim

Sunday, February 19: Offaly v Leitrim

Sunday, February 26: Leitrim v Wexford

Saturday, March 19: Leitrim v Roscommon

Sunday, March 26: Tipperary v Leitrim

Sunday, April 2: Leitrim v Meath

Sunday, April 9: Playoffs

Sunday, April 16: Semi-Finals

April 29/30: Final

Connacht Intermediate Championship

May 14: Leitrim v Sligo (if either or one in NL playoff date change)

May 28: Loser Leitrim/Sligo v Roscommon; If Leitrim v Roscommon (h); If Sligo (h) v Roscommon

June 17: Roscommon v who ever must have 2nd game

July 2: Final (Replay July 5)

All-Ireland Intermediate Championship

July 22/23: Preliminary round

July 29/30: Qualifier Round

August 5-6: Qualifier Round

August 19/20: Quarter-Finals

Saturday, September 2: Semi-Final

Sunday, September 24: Final

Connacht U14

March 12: Sligo v Leitrim

March 31: Leitrim v Roscommon

April 8: Leitrim v Galway

April 22: Mayo v Leitrim

May 7: Final (Replays May 21)

June 4: All-Ireland Semi-Finals

July 1-2: All-Ireland Finals

Connacht Minor

March 12: Sligo v Leitrim

March 31: Leitrim v Roscommon

April 8: Leitrim v Galway

April 22: Mayo v Leitrim

May 7: Final (Replays May 21)

July 22-23: All-Ireland Semi-Final

August 5: All-Ireland B Final

August 7: All-Ireland A Final

Connacht U16 Championship

April 17: Leitrim v Sligo

April 23: Roscommon v Leitrim

May 5: Galway v Leitrim

May 13: Leitrim v Mayo

May 19: Finals (Replays May 28)

July 12: All-Ireland Semi-Finals

July 26: Finals

Minor Club Championship

November 26: Roscommon v Leitrim

December 9: Final (Replay December 16)

Junior Club Championship

Quarter final: extra time if necessary.

September 30/October 1: Leitrim v Roscommon

October 7/8: Leitrim/Roscommon v Mayo (Replay October 14/15)

October 28-30: Final (Replay November 5)

Intermediate Club Championship

September 30/October 1: Galway v Leitrim

October 15: Mayo v Galway/Leitrim (Replay October 22)

November 5: Final (Replay November 12)

Senior Club Championship

October 7/8: Leitrim v Galway/Sligo (Replay October 14/15)

October 28-30: Final (Replay November 5)

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