Leitrim forced to concede league game to Down

Leitrim, Mayo's quarterfinal opponents in the Connaught championship in two weeks' time, were unable to field a team for a league game against Down today.

They had to concede due to a number of players awaiting Covid-19 test results and other players being unavailable.

Leitrim's statement on the issue was as follows: “Unfortunately, due to the greater health situation that has gripped the country, Leitrim GAA has found itself having to concede our Allianz League encounter versus Down today.

“A number of players are awaiting test results and unavailable to travel. Other factors also prevented further players from being available, considering this greater health situation, and in this course of action, we must respect this situation. In summation, we are unable to field a team.

“We are living through very difficult times in an ever-increasing pandemic situation. Leitrim GAA is acutely aware of the efforts that have been made to get the inter-county season up and running. However, on this occasion, we cannot fulfill this fixture, which is regrettable.

“We are hopeful that our situation will have resolved itself before next weekend’s fixture versus Tipperary.”

After the Tipperary game, their final one in Division 3 of the league, Leitrim will welcome Mayo to Avantcard Páirc Sean Mac Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon, on Sunday, November 1, for the Connaught senior football championship quarterfinal, throwing in at 1.15 p.m.

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