Quinn backs second tier championship

April 04, 2019

Monaghan's Shane Carey with Shane Quinn of Leitrim

Leitrim's Shane Quinn has had his say on the introduction of the Tier 2 championship and gave the idea his backing.

Following a taste of action in Croke Park where they were defeated in the FL4 final by Derry last Saturday, many of the Leitrim players spoke about the championship.

Leitrim brought huge numbers to Croker last weekend and the outpouring of emotion before, during and after the game was plain to see.

It had been 13 years since their last visit to GAA headquarters, but a second-tier championship gives them a realistic chance of getting their more often.

This is something that Quinn agrees on when speaking to the Leitrim Observer following last weekend’s decider.

“It makes you a lot hungrier for more, it really cries out to the GAA to say why isn’t there a better structure for teams like Leitrim and that to have their day in the sun,” said Quinn.

“It has been great. I saw a tweet on twitter, it might have been a Mayo fan and they said the build up to the Leitrim Division 4 final has nearly more atmosphere than for an All-Ireland final.

“That was our All-Ireland final, to call a spade a spade, we have to beat Roscommon, Galway and Mayo, three division one teams and two genuine contenders for the All-Ireland.”

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