Friday May 29, 2020

Upping the Ante: Leitrim’s laggards can take heart from irrepressible Iceland

The doughty Scandinavians have proved that even the smallest teams can thrive in big tournaments: minnows like Leitrim must follow their example

6th May, 2018

I type these words amid the clouds, availing of what must be one of the wonders of our world: the internet mid-flight over the great Atlantic.

The purpose of my visit to New York? To watch their footballers (hopefully) beat Leitrim in the opening game of the Connacht senior football championship today – creating history and improving my bank balance in so doing. Over to you, Jamie Clarke.

There is a giddiness by the gate...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures

Tom Maguire | 3 weeks ago

What’s coming up today and what you might have missed

Hannah O’Brien | 5 months ago