Leitrim comfortably won their opening FBD League game against GMIT by 8 points. Weather conditions left the playing of the game in doubt as widespread fog enveloped the grounds at approximately 1:30pm however 40 minutes later with a 10 minute delay the Ref threw the ball in. Leitrim reqistered the first score in the 3rd minute from No. 14 Declan Maxwell. In the 8th minute GMIT opened their score with a close in free for No. 13 Tomas Costelloe.

Leitrim got into their stride and registered a half time tally of 1-08 to GMITs 0-2. Leitrims goal coming from Daniel Lowe with Michael Foley contributing 4 points from frees and further points from Declan Maxwell, Shane Canning and Dara McKiernan.

The second half saw a more upbeat GMIT side push harder and they registered 2 points from frees with 3 more from play. Leitrim didn t have the same sparkle in the second half but never let GMIT settle into the game and added 4 more points from Michael Foley, Dara McKiernan (2) and Declan Maxwell.

Leitrim introduced 2 subs at half time: Michael Poinard and Darren Duignan for David McHugh and Daniel Beck. Three other subs Gavin MCweeney, Brian O Donnell and Fergal Meehan made their appearances during the second half for Dara McKiernan, Shane Canning and Pat Gilmartin.

Final score: Leitrim 1-12 0-07 GMIT

Leitrims Starting 15:

1. Cathal McCrann
2. Dermot Reynolds
3. John McKeon
4. Ciaran Kennedy
5. David McHugh
6. Barry McWeeney
7. Pat Gilmartin
8. Gary McCloskey
9. Daniel Lowe
10. Daniel Beck
11. Shane Canning
12. Michael Foley
13. Ciaran Duignan
14. Declan Maxwell
15. Dara McKiernan

16. John Prior
17. Michael Poniard
18. Derek Kelleher
19. Francis Holohan
20. Shane Foley
21. Michael Greene
22. Fergal Meehan
23. Cathal Quinn
24. Chris Carroll
25. Noel Doonan
26. Gavin McWeeney
27. Darren Duignan
28. Damien O?Donnell
29. Anton Arandelovic
30. Finian Sharpley
31. Brian O?Donnell

 

 

08-Jan-06 by Brendan Doyle – PRO