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24 signs you're a sports fan from... Leitrim

You know one verse of Lovely Leitrim. And you’re not scared to use it.

1. You were in the Hogan Stand in 1994 as was everyone else you’ve ever known from the county.

You think the County field in cloone has to be one of worst in country

2. You’ve told your boss that a Connacht title will require at least a week off work.

We live in hope.

3. You know exactly what this man is on about

YouTube: Seamus O’Rourke

4. You weren’t slow to celebrate the FBD League victory in January – first bit of silverware since ’94!

INPHO/James Crombie

5. According to Ger Loughnane, Mickey Quinn has best set of hunting dogs in country

INPHO/James Crombie

6. You still take great pride in your Allstars – Mickey & Seamus

7. You’re SICK of hearing about the no-traffic lights thing from some lad at the bar in Coppers.

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8. You’ll never forgive Fiona Looney for THAT newspaper article in ’94.

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Even if you’ve never read it.

9. Padraic Joyce still gives you nightmares (especially if you’re John McKeon).

Pic: INPHO/James Crombie

10. You know Philly McGuinness is number 10

©INPHO/James Crombie

11. Though no one it took it THAT seriously, you got excited about Leitrim playing the Tommy Murphy Cup final in Croke Park in 2006

Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

And you got to see Mayo beat the Dubs in a classic afterwards.

12. You’ve erased every memory of Declan Darcy in a Dublin jersey.

INPHO/Patrick Bolger

13. You can name the entire ’94 panel down to the selectors and Maor Uisces.

Pic: Tom Honan/INPHO

14. Seamus Quinn showed you his All-Ireland semi-final Sunday Game man-of-the-match watch in Cartown one night.

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15. You reckon Emlyn Mulligan would probably get on any team in the country

Pic: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

16. You’re certain John McKeon/Michael McGuinness/Dermot Reynolds was up there with Maldini/Costacurta/Baresi/Cafu as sport’s greatest defensive unit.

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17. You know the first verse of Lovely Leitrim ONLY but are happy to sing it 47 times consecutively after any championship victory

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18. You’ve been at a championship game in New York and/or London.

INPHO/Ed Mulholland

19. Bating the Rossies is everything

Pic: INPHO/Donall Farmer

20. You still have one VHS on the shelf at home, July 17th, 1994, Leitrim vs. Mayo.


21. You let everyone know that the least populated county contributed two Olympians to the London 2012 team.

INPHO/Morgan Treacy

INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Take a bow Colin Griffin and Laura Reynolds.

22. You played football on the High Street in Drumshanbo with Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) as a young fella when he was over visiting his family

23. You refute all claims that Shergar is buried in the woods outside Ballinamore

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24.You were in the front row last month when Trappatoni announced his squad for the England friendly in Carrick-on-Shannon and you still couldn’t understand what he was saying.

INPHO/Donall Farmer

Thanks to fíor Gaels, Gibby, Hugh, Jim and Paddy.

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