Leitrim Minors win by 1 point
Leitrim 0-08 Sligo 0-07
Leitrim beat a much fancied Sligo side without Adrian Fowley and Paul Ellis, Sligo had beat Leitrim in the O Donaghue shield by 15 points and were expecting another good result here.
Leitrims 6 backs played exceptionally well especially Dermot Reynolds and Gary Reynolds who played in the unusual role of centre back, Paul Early and Stephen Connaty dominated centre field and our forwards were superb with a star performance from Ray Mulvey aided by Cathal Egan , David O Connor, James McWeeney and Sub. Ronan Kennedy.
Sligo started off with the first 2 points of the game, thenÓgavin Kelly open our score with a point from play and Ray Mulvey followed with 3 more from play. Sligo hit another point leaving Leitrim ahead by one point at the half time mark. on resumption Sligo started with a point to equalise . A fantastic 50 m free from James Mc Weeney saw Leitrim ahead, then Sligo got 2 more points before a further 2 points from Ronan Kennedy 1 from play and 1 free. That saw Leitrim off to a victory by 1 point.
Sub: Ronan Kennedy for Connor Kelly, Gavin Samon for Cathal Egan.
A Big thanks to the Carrigallen Club for the use of the pitch on Saturday and for the superb condition of the pitch and the way everyone was looked after.
Also thank you to the clubs who have given their pitches for Minor Training in the past number of weeks and who continue to do so, it is much appreciated.
27-Mar-05 by Bord na nÓg