Leitrim Minor Championship:
The John Miller Minor Connacht Championship began last Saturday evening with the meeting of Leitrim and Galway in Leitrim village. The game began positive with Leitrim making use of a great pass from Ciara Mcweeney to Niamh Tighe and onto Shauna Clancy but Clancy unfortunately putting the ball wide in the opening few minutes. Galway were quick to respond and Galway Captain ShaunÓgh Jaskson scored a point from play. Shortly after that Leitrim were awarded a free which was taken by Ann Marie Gallagher again this went just short of the post. Leitrim just missed a goal shortly after that Shauna Clancy just missing after a great pass for Ciara McWeeney and Niamh Tighe. Then followed another Leitrim wide and thankfully Ann Marie Gallagher got another score from a free. Galway were soon to dominate but not before Leitrim defence put serious pressure on the Galway forward line. Galway had three wides thanks to great pressure from Leitrim’s Patricia Forde, Grainne O’Malley and Ciara Gaffney. Goalkeeper Shauna McLoughlin who is also an excellent player out the field made several excellent saves but unfortunately despite the best efforts of all the players on the field Galway managed a scoreline of 8-17 with Leitrim Scóring 0-6.
The Leitrim team was as follows:
Shauna McLoughlin, Patricia Forde, Grainne O’Malley, Ciara Gaffney, Emer Feely, Orlaith Heslin, Shauna McGrath, Ann Marie Gallagher, Ciara McWeeney, Niamh Feely (Captain), Niamh Tighe, Michaelaigh Nolan, Aoibheann Curran, Shauna Clancy and Claire Rowley subs: Kate Byrne, Grainne Donogan, Aisling Maguire, Cliodhna Reynolds (for N Feely), Sinead Sorohan (for O Heslin), Shauna Bohan, Tara Fitzpatrick (for A Curran), Sorcha Flanagan, Meabh Gleeson (for M Nolan), Caoimhe Quinn (for E Feehily), Shannon O’Grady, Michelle McNama and Ciara Maguire.
03-Apr-12 by Claire Noone PRO LGFA