Leitrim explain 'B' withdrawal decision

July 13, 2018

A view of Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon before the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 3 clash between Leitrim and Monaghan.
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Leitrim minor manager Gene Behan has revealed that the players had no interest in lining out in a Connacht 'B' championship.

The Connacht Council had decided to run a 'B' provincial championship between the three teams that didn't reach the Connacht final, namely Mayo, Leitrim and Sligo.

But over the course of the week, all three opted not to play in the competition and Behan told the Leitrim Observer that there just wasn't any interest from the players.

"All of those lads will have club championship on Monday and to be expected to play a match against Sligo on Friday with club matches again the following Monday," said Behan.

"They've given an awful lot of commitment to Leitrim and I don't think anything less should be thought of them or us as a group for just wanting to leave it there. The year is finished."

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