Galway's Eoghan Kerin & Leitrim's Shane Quinn are covered in mud after a clash as they are booked by referee Barry Judge at Sunday's FBD Connacht League game in Clonbur. Photo by Willie Donnellan.
Leitrim played their third game of 2018 yesterday afternoon when they took on Galway in the FBD Connacht League.
Having lost to Roscommon and drawn with Mayo in their opening two matches, Leitrim were looking to continue their preparations for the start of the National League with a stiff test against the Tribesmen.
However, the contest was overshadowed by the terrible weather conditions both sets of players had to endure with many left to wonder if there is in fact any benefit to be gained from the pre-season competitions.
It was a question that was posed numerous times on social media yesterday by supporters, players and even the official Leitrim GAA twitter account.
Quick poll, folks...given the poor conditions at this time of year...besides giving new lads a run out...is there any value to these pre-season competitions???— Tribesmen GAA (@TribesmenGAA) January 14, 2018
Connacht FBD League Round 4 latest— Leitrim GAA (@LeitrimGAA) January 14, 2018
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You'd have to credit lads on both sides as they endure very trying weather conditions, but today you'd also have to question the value of January football
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Thanks a million. Hopefully we’ll have ye back on a nicer day.— clonburgaa (@clonburgaa) January 14, 2018