Leitrim's All-Ireland Championship campaign came to an end for another year on Saturday last when Monaghan emerged victorious in Pairc Sean MacDiarmada with 13 points to spare.
In the aftermath of the game there were plenty of plaudits for the Leitrim players who could hold their heads up high after a battling performance against top tier opponents.
On a day when two heavyweights in soccer "Ronaldo" and "Messi" bow out of the world cup at the same stage, two heavyweights in @officialgaa @LeitrimGAA and @MayoGAA exit the #GAAQualifiers at the same stage!! Ah well as we always say, maybe next year!!— Colm Stenson (@colmstenson) June 30, 2018
Brendan,staff & players stuck in there & made the county proud. All the unseen work/dedication paying off. Onwards&upwards in 2019. #upLeitrim. #nobetterplace #leitrimmanlivinginEdinburgh. . Grma to all involved, on & off the field. @emlynmulligan @donal_wrynn @LeitrimGAA pic.twitter.com/BWWp3rFwMw— Sean McPartlin (@SeanMcP) June 30, 2018
In the aftermath of Saturday's game, Leitrim forward Emlyn Mulligan was quick to pay tribute to the Leitrim supporters who came out to support the team in recent weeks.