Leitrim have contacted Down GAA to say they are conceding today’s Division 3 fixture in Newry due to a “lack of playing numbers available to travel.”
The news was originally disclosed by Down country board on Saturday morning when they released a statement – “Coiste Chontae an Duin have been informed by Leitrim that they cannot fulfil the Allianz Football League Fixture today due to lack of playing numbers available to travel.”
The fixture is thus conceded and will not now take place. After a fine league run last year, Leitrim now stand on the brink of going straight back down to the bottom tier. Their final game is against Tipperary and they remain hopeful of completing the campaign.
Leitrim GAA have released a statement confirming the decision to concede the fixture, attributing it to “the greater health situation” and expressing the hope that they can field a team against Tipperary in their final league fixture.
“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 situa