On 22/3/14 Leitrim won their first Under 21 Championship match since 1998 and in doing so knocked out reigning Connacht and All Ireland Champions Galway after an exciting match in Pairc Seán.

They’ve set up a Shannonside derby in the final against Roscommon after Shane Wards side overcame the tribesmen by 0-09 to 0-08.

Leitrim played the first half against the breeze and were soon 3 points to 1 behind and at halftime the deficit was 3 points with it Galway 0-06 Leitrim 0-03. Leitrim thenÓgot the first two scores of the second half to put just 1 between them. They took control and Cian Clinton soon levelled the tight proceedings to make it 0-07 to 0-07 before he struck again as Leitrim took the lead for the first time with 4 minutes to go leaving the score at 8 points to 7. Galway levelled and threatened to spoil the party only for Man of the Match Niall Brady to pop up with the winning score and thus securing the result of the GAA year so far.

Click on the link below for the closing commentary and post match reaction with John Lynch from Manager Shane Ward and Man of the Match Niall Brady – this will give you a shiver down your spine – real goosebumps stuff!!!!

 

http://www.shannonside.ie/sport/29000/

 

 

23-Mar-14 by Colette Fox – PRO