Clare 1-14 Leitrim 1-9

Clare secured their second successive victory in Division 2A following a 1-14 to 1-9 win over Leitrim in Ennis on Sunday.

The Banner men received a major boost during the week with Denis Russell returning to the squad, and he played a key role in the five-point win over the Ridge men – Scóring 0-5 in all (0-3 from frees).

Clare were given little trouble through the course of the game and with a strong wind at their backs established a 0-10 to 0-4 lead at half time.

However, Leitrim were not bereft of determination and managed to cut the margin to just two points with 15 minutes to go in the game.

But it proved to be insufficient to overturn the game and a goal from Gary Brennan soon afterwards thrust the home side ahead once more.

Leitrims goal came at the very end of the game through a controversial penalty after goalkeeper Joe Hayes was adjudged to have blocked a shot with his foot.

 

 

12-Feb-07 by www.gaa.ie