'B' championship dead in the water

July 10, 2018

A view of Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon before the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers round 3 clash between Leitrim and Monaghan.
©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

The Connacht 'B' minor football championship will be shelved as two of the three qualified teams have opted out.

With Galway and Roscommon through to Friday's provincial U17 championship final proper, Mayo, Leitrim and Sligo were due to play for the 'B' title. Having finished third in the round-robin series, Mayo were given a 'Bye' to the final, but they pulled out.

This meant that the proposed semi-final between Leitrim and Sligo would have been the final, but Leitrim have also decided not to take part, with manager Gene Bohan informing The Leitrim Observer:

"I don't think so, there doesn't seem to be a gra in the room there for what would be another game with Sligo at this stage. All of those lads will have club championship this Monday and be expected to play a match against Sligo on Friday with club matches again the following Friday.

"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."

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