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07 Dec 2021

“We can’t sit back on our laurels”

Perhaps it is the competitor in him or just the leadership role but even though he had yet to leave the Markievicz Park pitch last Sunday, Leitrim captain James Glancy was already setting his sights on Roscommon and beyond!

Perhaps it is the competitor in him or just the leadership role but even though he had yet to leave the Markievicz Park pitch last Sunday, Leitrim captain James Glancy was already setting his sights on Roscommon and beyond!

by John Connolly

“Getting the first win, it is a big obstacle,” said Glancy as he mingled with Leitrim supporters following Leitrim’s first championship win over a “home” county since 2005, “The next day is going to be an even bigger day but at the end of the day, I believe a lot in facts and the fact is that Roscommon are Connacht champions, they beat the team we beat here today.

“I think we can go on and contest a Connacht Final this year, there is no reason why we can’t. We’ve got to a couple of Semi-Finals the last few years easily enough and we haven’t delivered, now we’re going to do it the hard way.”

That might seem like moving on too quickly but James says that Leitrim must take inspiration from their vanquished opponents - “Sligo are an example to us, we want to go where Sligo have. I’m not going to down-grading Sligo, they are a very good side. We hammered them in 2007 in Dessie’s last year in the League in Carrick and we came here a year later and got hammered.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.

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