Gaelic Park absolutely hopping for New York Leitrim 1 year ago

Gaelic Park absolutely hopping for New York Leitrim

They've travelled in their droves.

The Americans take their GAA seriously and so do the folk in Leitrim.

The New York footballers were bidding to make history in Gaelic Park on Sunday night as they took on the O'Rourke County with the hope of winning their first ever game in the Connacht Championship.

The home side have a decent team this year, with the notable addition of Armagh's Jamie Clarke a huge boost for their attack.

Clarke wasn't the only player of inter-county stardom to line out for New York on Sunday evening. Mayo's Tom Cunniffe, Meath's Dalton McDonagh and Roscommon's Neil Collins also donned the red, white and blue jersey.

Indeed, Justin O'Halloran's men went into the clash with high hopes, and they wouldn't have been fearing Brendan Guckian's Leitrim who endured a stuttery League campaign in Division Four.

Leitrim are historically a well supported outfit, and that wasn't about to change this time around with more than 1500 reported to have made the trip stateside for the occasion.

Gaelic Park was the place to be in New York on Sunday evening, with expats, born and bred New Yorkers and the travelling Leitrim contingent alike combining to create a carnival atmosphere at the grounds.

Looks like some atmosphere to play a game in.

The summer is here!