Leitrim may not be playing at home today but Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada is likely to host it’s biggest crowd in some time after Roscommon GAA County Board announced this morning (Sunday) that their Allianz League Division 1 meeting with All-Ireland Champions Dublin has been moved to Carrick-on-Shannon.
After a great deal of controversy over the condition of the pitch in Hyde Park for last Sunday’s meeting with Mayo, the decision was announced after a 9 am pitch inspection and it should mean a bumper crowd as thousands of Roscommon and Dublin fans will travel to Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada today.
In a statement, Roscommon GAA said "There was a pitch inspection carried out on Dr Douglas Hyde Park Roscommon today at 9am. The referee felt that the pitch was unplayable and as a result Roscommon GAA has moved the match to Pairc Sean in Carrick on Shannon throw in at 2pm.
"We apologise for the short notice however Roscommon GAA have been working very hard to ensure that Hyde Park was ready for the arrival of the League And All Ireland Champions. We will have more details presently."
The game will also see former Leitrim captain Declan Darcy return to Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada as a selector with Jim Gavin’s unbeaten Dublin side.