The front page of the Leitrim Observer eight page pullout preview of Saturday's Allianz NFL Division 4 Final
With the build-up to Saturday's Allianz League Division 4 Final going into overdrive, the Leitrim Observer brings you a special eight-page pullout preview of the meeting with Derry in Croke Park.
In our special supplement, we take a look at the game on what promises to be an historic occasion for the county as Terry Hyland admits that Leitrim are ahead of schedule in their development.
In the special pullout, we have:
- Leitrim manager Terry Hyland tells his players it is not about Croke Park but performing on the big day
- Captain Micheal McWeeney isn't thinking about enjoying a day in Croke Park but winning the League title
- Ray Mulvey chats about returning to the county colours at the age of 30 and looks back on his previous appearances in the Green & Gold
- Top scorer Ryan O'Rourke speaks of the importance of inspiring future generations of Leitrim footballers
- Sports editor John Connolly gives his take on an intriguing final
Also in this week's Leitrim Observer, former Leitrim star Colin Regan urges the heroes of today's team to learn from the lessons of Leitrim's appearance in the Tommy Murphy Cup Final while Derry boss Damian McErlain calls for his county's supporters to get behind the team in the face of the expected huge crowd travelling from Leitrim.
Terry Hyland also reflects on the victory over Waterford last Saturday while Philip Rooney reports on another heartbreaking defeat for St. Clare's CS Manorhamilton, this time their Minor Boys soccer team losing a Connacht Final to Coola VS.
And we also have a report on an historic day for Carrick Rugby Club who won their first ever piece of silverware last Sunday when they won the Connacht J2 League in Ballyhaunis.
The front cover of our eight page pullout preview of the Allianz NFL Division 4 Final