Leitrim Footballers had a hard earned but well deserved victory over Carlow in Dr Cullen Park on Satruday last (27/3/10) on a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-12.
Leitrim raced into a 1-5 lead within the opening 15 minutes before Carlow got on the scoresheet with a 17th minute free. The visitors made excellent use of the first half wind advantage and at the interval they held a 6 point lead (1-11 to 1-5).
Carlow made every effort to claw back Leitrims lead in the second half but the closest they came was within 3 points of the visitors. The loss of two of their players on second yellow card offences did not help their cause and Leitrim were reduced to 14 men late on when right half-back James Glancy received a second yellow card.
This was an excellent victory for the Leitrim team and next up is a local derby with neighbours Longford next Saturay 3/4/10 (Easter Saturday) in Páirc Seán. Throw in time is 2.30 and all support would be greatly appreciated.
Leitrim Panel and scorers: E Lyons, D Beck, J McKeon, D Reynolds (St Marys), James Glancy (St Marys), G Reynolds, W McKeon (0-2), S Canning, T Beirne, P McGuinness (0-1), D OConnor (0-2), M Foley (0-7 3F), P Howard, James Glancy (0-3)(Glencar/Manorhamilton), D Gilhooley (0-1). Subs: B Prior for Reynolds (40), R Kennedy for Howard (50), R Mulvey for Gilhooley (54). (P Cashin (1-0 o.g.) Gareth Phelan, Colm Clarke, BrendanÓgallagher, Clifford Richardson,, Colm Maguire, Damian ODonnell.
29-Mar-10 by Colette Fox – PRO