Breen confirmed after the game, “What we’ll do now is take a few weeks and see what it brings. We were in for a two-year stint, with a review after one year, so we’ll have to sit down with the county board and see where next year brings us, but there is progress being made.
“We gave it the best shot we had and we just came up short. We’re very disappointed because it was there for the taking. We’ve come so far and we’ve just come up a bit short. We just couldn’t take it due to our mistakes.”
Laois boss Justin McNulty admitted his side were pushed all the way by Leitrim.
McNulty said, “We knew coming up here that it was going to be a tough battle. We had to dig deep to win the game. The result was what mattered. The players had to keep their composure in order to win.”
KILDARE have been ordered to play their fourth round All-Ireland football qualifier against Sligo in Roscommon’s Dr. Hyde Park on Saturday.
The Lilywhites had objected to the fact that the neutral venue is in Connacht, Sligo’s home province.
The GAA have over-ruled the objection, however, and the game will now go ahead in Roscommon town.
In the other round four qualifiers, Meath will play Laois in Tullamore, Kerry meet Clare in Limerick and Down will face Tipperary in Mullingar. All games will be played on Saturday.