Leitrim boss Micky Moran has criticized RTE for writing off his side prior to their clash with Sligo.
Moran lashed out at the national broadcaster for predicting a Sligo-Roscommon semi-final and praised his players’ attitude and spirit on the day.
“There were battles won across the field,” Moran said.
“Roscommon are one of the best teams in Connacht. We have met this last couple of years and they have beaten us. It will be a tough one. But let Leitrim players and people enjoy this because RTÉ had scheduled Roscommon and Sligo for three weeks’ time.”
The Derry man added: “It is nice to see the sun shine on Leitrim people after a match. We worked hard and they bought into training. It did help because they had an open mind to training.”