The John Miller Minor Connacht Championship
The John Miller Minor Connacht Championship Leitrim v Roscommon took place on Saturday evening last in Strokestown. The leitrim team was changed from there encounter with Galway the previous weekend with Goalie Kate Byrne back and Shauna McLoughlin moving out to her centre half back position. Leitrim were slow to settle into the game and Roscommon quickly built up scores in the first twenty minutes of the game with a lead of 2-7 to leitrim’s 2 points but just before half time Leitrim were given a boost with Ann Marie Gallagher Scóring a goal from a lovely pass from Shauna McLoughlin. The teams went in at half time with the Scórline reading Leitrim 1-2 Roscommon 2-10. Roscommon opened the second half and continued on winning ways despite the best efforts of the leitrim team and changes were made with Claire Rowley moving into the back line and Grainne O’Malley into the forwards. Goalie Kate Byrne had a tough time between the posts but made some excellent saves. Roscommon’s centre forward Caoileen Beirne along with her team mates Gillian Dufficey and Caroline Gunning kept the Leitrim back line very busy. A late rally from Leitrim’s Shauna Clancy Scóring a point and Grainne O’Malley Scóring a goal was not enough to close the gap between the sides and the final scoreline was Roscommon 2-21 Leitrim 2-3.
Leitrim: Kate Byrne, Patricia Forde, Caoimhe Quinn, Michelle McNama, Emer Feehily (Capt), Shauna McLoughlin, Shauna McGrath, Ciara McWeeney, Grainne O’Malley, Michaelaigh Nolan, Ann Marie Gallagher, Niamh Feehily, Tara Fitzpatrick, Claire Rowley, Shauna Clancy. Subs Used: Meabh Gleeson, Shauna Bohan, Sinead Sorohan, Cliodhna Reynolds and Sorcha Flanagan.
Roscommon: Rachelle Timothy, Maeve King, Ciara Brennan, Aoife Jones, Aishling McAuliffe, BronÓgh McHugh (Capt), Laura Fleming, Ciara M. Flynn, Yvonne Lennon, Kylie Roddy, Gillian Dufficy, Caroline Gunning, Rebecca Coyle, Caoileen Beirne and Kayleigh Dunning.
17-Apr-12 by Claire Noone PRO LGFA