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Watch | Social media was full of love for Leitrim after they sealed promotion from Division four

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Watch | Social media was full of love for Leitrim after they sealed promotion from Division four

Yesterday was a day to savour and remember for Leitrim GAA players and supporters as the team gained promotion from Division 4 of the Allianz National Football and secured a place in the league final where they will meet Derry in Croke Parke on Saturday, March 30.

The excitement was growing in the week leading up to the game with Marty Morrissey's feature on the team gaining a hugely positive reaction after it was aired on Friday's six one news.

The outcome of other fixtures on Saturday evening meant Leitrim knew a draw against the exiles would be enough to secure promotion with the anticipation growing as throw-in drew every closer.

When the final whistle sounded to confirm Leitrim's fifth successive victory and their promotion to Division three, there were great scenes of celebration in Avantcard Pairc Sean MacDiarmada.

There was an outpouring of emotion on the pitch and online as players, supporters and well wishers savoured the moment.

The success enjoyed by Leitrim this year was also acknowledged by many other counties who were quick to offer their congratulations.

There was also a huge reaction from Leitrim natives in far flung places eagerly looking forward to a trip home for the final on March 30.

After four weeks of being overlooked in terms of televised coverage, there was an abundance of Leitrim footage on the box this weekend with the game featured on Sunday's news and again on Allianz League Sunday.