We last played Leitrim in the 2006 Connacht championship and sooner or later we were bound to get paired with them again. It’s just happened tonight, though the Ridge County lads will first have to get past London in the preliminary round. Assuming they do, we’ll be playing Leitrim in McHale Park as that 2006 semi-final took place up in Carrick.
We can have no complaints with this draw, seeing as we could easily have ended up with a preliminary round clash with Galway in Salthill. With Galway, Roscommon and Sligo all in the other half, it’s got to be the softest championship draw we’ve had for some time.