Leitrim Senior Hurling Final – Report
St. Mary?s 2 ? 17
Glencar/Manor 3 ? 8
St. Mary?s claimed their eight Leitrim senior hurling title in a row in Ballinamore on Saturday after withstanding a determined second half Glencar/Manor fight back that cut the Carrick-on-Shannon side?s ten point lead to just two points with nine minutes to go.
After that St. Mary?s regained their composure, led by man-of-the-match Clement Cunniffe, who fired over two points in closing stages that helped take his side well clear of Glencar/Manor at the end.
Glencar/Manor trailed by 1 ? 3 to 2 ? 9 at the interval but the introduction of halftime sub Gary Hickey inspired the north Leitrim side when he hammered home goals from a free and a penalty as well as converting four frees on the trot.
scorers St. Mary?s ? C. Cunniffe 0 ? 10, M. Coles, S. McManus 1 ? 0, D. Regan 0 ? 3, T. Cronin 0 ? 2, J. Glancy, B. Carroll 0 ? 1.
Glencar/Manor ? G. Hickey 2 ? 4, R. ?Snodaigh 1 ? 0, M. Dolan 0 ? 2, V. Cronin, M. McKeon 0 ? 1.
St. Mary?s: P. Phelan, S. Cardiff, N. Glancy, S. Walsh, V. McDermott, J. Keane, D. Tiernan, D. Regan, C. Cunniffe, J. Glancy, B. Carroll, T. Cronin, M. Coles, D. O?Grady, S. McManus. Subs B. Murray for Tiernan (ht), F. Carroll for B. Carroll (47m.), O. Conway for McManus (56m.).
Glencar/Manor: M. Gallagher, B. Feeney, A. Rooney, S. McTiernan, M. McTiernan, D. Kelly, M. Reilly, M. Poniard, D. Ponaird, B. McDonald, M. McKeon, M. Dolan, A. Croal, V. Cronin, R. ?Snodaigh. Subs G. Hickey for Croal (ht.), P. Flanagan for Dolan (60m.).
Referee: P. Maguire (Sligo).
14-Oct-06 by PJ Leddy