Allianz NHL Division Four – Round 4 (PJ Leddy)
Leitrim 0 – 15
Cavan 0 – 12
Leitrim pulled out all the stops in the second half to register their first Allianz NHL Division 4 win over neighbours Cavan in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday.
After the sides had levelled matters on four different occasions in the first half it finished level pegging on a 0 – 9 all score line at the break.
Following their best spell in the game Cavan led by 0 – 6 to 0 – 3 at the 13th minute mark thanks to Andrew McManus who shot three points, Paul Sheridan two points and Ritchie Fitzsimons a point.
Within four minutes of the restart Clement Cunniffe put over a free and Gary Hickey added a point from play, which edged Leitrim into a lead they never subsequently surrendered.
However Edward Dalton narrowed the gap to the minimum when he replied with a 41st minute Cavan point from play.
But Leitrim stretched their advantage to four points during the next ten minutes when Conor Burns fired over twice from play and Clement Cunniffe converted a free.
Fintan McKiernan, Kevin McGrath, Vinny McDermott, David Tiernan, James McGrail, Dave McGovern, Stephen Feeney, Keith Connolly, Clement Cunniffe 0 – 8 (8f.), Colm Hayes 0 – 2, Conor Burns 0 – 2, Shane Kiernan 0 – 2, Gary Hickey 0 – 1, Michael Burns, Kevin OConnor.
Subs Paul McKiernan for OConnor (55 mins.), Paul Lyons for Hayes (YC 58 mins).
Darren Sheridan, Daithi Neary, Michael Carr, Mickey OConnell, Barry Dalton, Anthony Sheridan 0 – 1, Barry Ryan, Kieran Brennan, Andrew Nelligan, Edward Dalton 0 – 1, Paul Sheridan 0 – 2, Richie Fitzsimons 0 – 1, Andrew McManus 0 – 5(4f.), Phil Brady, Gerard Clerkin 0 – 1.
Subs Ronan OHagan for Nelligan (47 mins.), Thomas Craig for Fitzsimons (57mins.), Dominic Crudden for Clerkin (57 mins.), Mark McEntee for Dalton (58 mins.), Jonathon Dalton 0 – 1 for McManus (68 mins.).
Referee: CiaranÓgroome (Offaly).
25-Mar-09 by PJ Leddy