Bord Gais LGFA National League Division 3 Round 2:
Leitrim 3-12 Sligo 1-9:
We were welcomed into the wonderful new facilities in Toberbride (Collooney) on Sunday last. Connolly Park boosts a wonderful new clubhouse, a training pitch and a fantastic playing field. Thanks to the committee there for being very helpful to us throughout the day. We started the game very well and we had scored 1-4 in the first 15 minutes of the game. Sligo are a formidable bunch of players with plenty of experience and they came charging back at us. At half-time it was 2-6 to 5 points in Leitrims favour but as every ladies football fan knows only three kicks of a ball and a game can change in minutes. The second half began and again Sligo were looking like staging a comeback when they managed to score a goal against us bringing the scoreline to 1-6 to 2-7 ten minutes into the second half. Then the Leitrim team dug deep and the turning point of the game was a goal from Kiara Keegan and a point from county player of the year Deirdre Ward both from Mohill. We introduced plenty of subs and again new players got the chance to prove themselves. The game finished with a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-9.
The starting team was: Michelle Guckian St Marys, Sharon Kerrigan St Josephs, Mairead Stenson Mohill, Enya McWeeney St Marys, Kirby Gilgunn Sean OHeslins (Captain), Sinead Tighe Kiltubrid, Lisa McWeeney Kiltubrid, Sinead Fowley Dromahair, Deirdre Ward Mohill, Ciara Keegan Mohill, Shauna Clancy Drumkerrin, Niamh Tighe Kiltubrid, Erin Farrell Dromahair, Aine Tighe Kiltubrid, Catherine Dolan St Joseph. Subs Used: Mairead McCawley St Francis, Ann Marie Gallagher Drumkerrin, Ciara McWeeney Kiltubrid, Ciara Gaffney Aughawillan, Sarah McManus Annaduff.
Next weekend we play Armagh in Crossmaglen at 2pm in round three.
13-Feb-12 by Claire Noone PRO LGFA