An injury time point sealed victory for Clare against a shell-shocked Leitrim who dominated proceedings throughout in Cusack Park yesterday (7/3/10).
Despite the loss it is only fair to point out that the Leitrim team had excellent performances throughout the side and every player gave their all in the pursuit of victory. 17 points was a great score to accumulate and to have lost having registered that score was obviously devastating for the panel at the final whistle.
The team led 0-9 to 0-5 at the break but rued registering eight wides from play. In the second half, the team led by 0-13 to 0-7 when the Banner hauled themselves back into it when they goaled. Despite this setback the team held firm but with six minutes remaining another goal broke Leitrim hearts. This score tied the contest and both sides exchanged points from play before Clare got the winning point in injury time to leave Leitrim devastated at the final whistle.
All in all, alot of positives can be taken from the game and one would only hope that the individual and team performance keep steadily improving as they are and that lady luck would shine on the team for the rest of the season.
Final score from Cusack Park, Clare 2-12, Leitrim 0-17.
Leitrim scorers: M Foley 0-8 (0-7f), P Howard 0-3, D OConnor, J Glancy (Glencar Manor) 0-2 each, P McGuinness, D Sweeney 0-1 each.
Leitrim: G Phelan, D Reynolds (Annaduff), J McKeon, D Beck, J Glancy (St Marys), G Reynolds, S Foley, T Beirne, D Sweeney, P McGuinness, D OConnor, M Foley, P Howard, J Glancy (Glencar/Manorhamilton), D Gilhooly. Subs: D Reynolds (St Marys) for Glancy (St Marys, 26), B Prior for D Reynolds (Annaduff) (h-t), C Clarke for S Foley, D ODonnell for Howard (63), S Canning for Sweeney (63).
08-Mar-10 by Colette Fox – PRO