All Time Greats

Battle to commence for the title of Leitrim's All Time Great

The final 16 will be revealed soon and then you will get your chance to decide who should be named Leitrim's All Time Great

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Leitrim's All Time Great - the search is on!

The search is on for the Leitrim's Observer All Time Greats

Since its launch a few weeks ago, the search for Leitrim's All Time Great has certainly been generating some conversation with suggestions coming in from near and far. Now the nominations are in and the shortlisting is underway as the Leitrim Observer prepares to find out who readers believe is Leitrim's All Time Great.

“We have certainly cast the net very wide,” Claire McGovern, Leitrim Observer editor said.  “There are generations of people who have contributed greatly to local life in this county and this recognises their work. We have also received a few controversial nominations so it will be really interesting to see how people react to that!”

The search drew people from all sections of the community: business, charity, sport, entertainment, politics and historical and details of the final 16 will appear on www.leitrimobserver.ie  on Monday January 21 and in the Leitrim Observer print edition on Wednesday January 23.

Once we have unveiled the final shortlist, we will launch our series of polls pitting our nominees  head-to-head to make it to the quarter-final, the semi-final and eventually, the final in the coming weeks. Could we see John McGahern doing battle with Jimmy Gralton or Sean MacDiarmada? Who knows? All will be revealed in the coming weeks. It’s the ultimate quest for Leitrim's All Time Great and you, the reader, will decide who is truly worthy of this prestigious accolade.

For more on this story read How to nominate your All Time Great