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Reynolds the big mover as seven players re-join Leitrim clubs and nine depart

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Reynolds the big mover as seven players re-join Leitrim clubs and nine depart

Leitrim's Gary Reynolds has rejoined Carrigallen

County star Gary Reynolds is the big name mover in the latest batch of club transfers in the GAA world with seven players re-joining clubs in the county and nine players leaving.

Player numbers is an increasingly hot topic for Leitrim clubs and the return of Reynolds, on the bench for Terry Hyland’s Leitrim last Sunday, to Carrigallen after three years with Dublin’s Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Rua is a huge boost for the Intermediate club.

Drumreilly and Bornacoola also get players back - Mick Holohan returns from New York for a Drumreilly side desperate for numbers while Damian McGowan dons the black & amber again after transferring from Padraig Pearses in Australia.

Ronan Gallagher, as reported last month, has returned to Mohill and the Garda club in Dublin while Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s are boosted by the return of Cian Reynolds and Cyril Smith to their ranks from the Setanta Club in San Diego.

Sean Mulvey also transfers back to Allen Gaels from Na Gaeil Oga in Dublin but the influx of players has been offset by the loss of nine players to six Leitrim clubs.

Kiltubrid have been hard hit with the loss of Patrick Whitlow (joining Raheens in Kildare), Shane Whitlow (joining Laragh in Wicklow) join the already departed Pat Moolick who joined Leixlip during January.

Melvin Gaels have lost two Aidan Foy joins Dowdallshill in Louth while former Leitrim player Jonathan Connolly joins Kildare’s Kilcock. Mohill, as earlier reported, have seen Ronan Gallagher rejoin them but they lost Stephen Flynn to Butlersbridge of Cavan.

Leitrim Gaels’ hopes of winning the Intermediate crown have taken a hit with the news that former Leitrim panelist Conor Guckian is joined the Garda club in Dublin while Glencar/Manorhamilton’s James O’Brien joins St. Finian’s of Newcastle in Dublin and Drumkeerin’s Paul Hazlett joins Kinsale of Cork.