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Leitrim football is as strong as any county

Leitrim football is as strong as any county Aughawillan manager Sean Pierson celebrates at the final whistle with Declan McGovern. He may be the first non-Aughawillan native to lead the Willies to the Fenagh Cup but Sean Pierson is fiercely … Continue reading

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Aughawillan stun favourites to land first Senior crown in 20 years

Aughawillan stun favourites to land first Senior crown in 20 years Aughawillan players celebrate with the Fenagh Cup after winning the Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Championship Final in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada. Photo by Willie Donnellan  Defying the odds, defying … Continue reading

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Willies boss confident

(via Hoganstand.com/leitrim) Aughawillan manager Sean Pierson is confident that his side can stun holders St Mary’s, Kiltoghert in Sunday’s Leitrim SFC final. The Cavan man admits that the Mary’s are the benchmark but believes every game is there to be … Continue reading

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You have to get to a final to appreciate them

(via The Leitrim Observer – http://www.leitrimobserver.ie) Gary Plunkett battles past the challenge of Alan Wynne last Saturday. The celebrations on the field may have been joyous but Aughawillan manager Sean Pierson was already setting his sights on this year’s Senior … Continue reading

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Aughawillan weather Gael force storm in style

(via The Leitrim Observer – http://www.leitrimobserver.ie) No escape for Martin Beirne as the Allen Gaels man is pursued by Gary Plunkett, Ciaran Gilheaney and Pearse Dolan last Saturday. At the end of an exhausting, exhilarating and exciting Semi-Final, Aughawillan showed … Continue reading

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Back to the future as old guard reach Finals

(via The Leitrim Observer – http://www.leitrimobserver.ie) Aughawillan’s Gerard McGovern celebrates with escatic Leitrim supporters after Saturday’s victory over Allen Gaels. They may be young teams with an eye on the future but Aughawillan and Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s revived memories of … Continue reading

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Aughawillan storm to shock win after Gortletteragh see red over dismissal

(via The Leitrim Observer – http://www.leitrimobserver.ie) Cathal McCrann breaks through the Aughawillan defence last Saturday in Cloone. Photo by Declan Gaffney A youthful Aughawillan upset the odds and perhaps even their own fans as they over-whelmed hot favourites Gortletteragh last … Continue reading

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Aughawillan stun Gortletteragh as Allen Gaels and St. Mary’s advance

(via The Leitrim Observer – http://www.leitrimobserver.ie) Drumreilly and Kiltubrid saw their Connacht Gold Senior Championship campaign come to an end on Saturday with losses against St. Mary’s and Allen Gaels. Aughawillan surprised last year’s semi-finalists Gortletteragh with a power packed … Continue reading

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The years I spent in Leitrim were two of the happiest of my life

First jobs, it seems, are a bit like first loves if David Walsh is anything to go by as, after a career that has seen him cover some of the biggest sporting events in the world for the Irish Press, … Continue reading

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