Guckian in buoyant mood

May 11, 2018

Leitrim players celebrate after their Connacht SFC win over New York.
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Leitrim manager Brendan Guckian is confident that his charges will have learned a great deal from their win over New York.

Pushed all the way by the Exiles last Sunday afternoon, Leitrim needed extra time to see off the challenge of their determined opponents. New York were seeking their first win in the Connacht SFC, but Leitrim dug deep to grind out the win.

They now face Roscommon in the provincial semi-final. Leitrim will be massive underdogs in that game, but Guckian told the Leitrim Observer that they have the makings of a good team.

"I have been saying that we have a very good team, but at times we have not fully shown it. There is great belief in the squad, and they showed it against New York and the game will bring them on immensely," said Guckian.

"Their character was well tested on numerous occasions, they stood up to the test, got the result. Now to get ready for Roscommon."

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