Galway ran out convincing winners in a game that Leitrim were chasing from the throw-in. Galways pace and dominance in midfield were the main factors in this rescheduled Championship encounter in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe.
From the off Galway applied the pressure and led 0-3 to 0-2 after 10 minutes. Leitrims goalie Conor Daly had his part to play with 3 excellent saves in the first half. The score at half time was 0-8 to Leitrims 0-3. While there was only 5 points between the sides the Galway team were just getting into their stride.
The Leitrim defence were under pressure for the most of the game and none more so than in the second half. After 10 minutes in with 2 more points in the bag Galway scored their first goal and this put daylight between the teams. Galways dominace took over and they scored a total of 3-12 in the second half to Leitrims 3 points.
The final whistle couldn t come soon enough for Leitrim as the final result read:
Galway 3-20 Leitrim 0-6
Galway now proceed to meet Mayo in the Semifinal next weekend.
Leitrim U21 Panel:
Shane LoughlinÓgary Reynolds
Ronan O Gallachoir
David O Connor
24-Mar-07 by Brendan Doyle – PRO