Leitrim shared the points with GMIT in the opening game of the FBD League played in Cloone yesterday.
The experimental rules were on show for the first time and the fisted hand pass proved difficult for both teams to execute properly. Despite the desperate weather conditions over the previous weekends the Cloone pitch was in ideal condition and both sides served up an entertaining hours football.
Leitrim were the more industrious of the two sides in the first half with GMIT having the better of the exchanges in the second half.
Perhaps the lack of collective training (due to the weather) by the Leitrim team since January was a factor as the game entered the final quarter. It is worth noting that the College teams are not affected by the "closed season" in November and December. All in all alot of positives can be taken from the game and well done to 3 players who made their senior debuts, namely Paddy Maguire, Wayne McKeon and Ronan Kennedy.
Final score Leitrim 1-11, GMIT 0-14.
Enda Lyons Carrigallen
James Glancy St Marys
John McKeon Drumreilly
Paddy Maguire Glencar Manorhamilton
Daniel Beck Mohill
Barry Prior Aughawillan
Wayne McKeon (0-2) Ballinamore, Seán OHeslins
Tomas Beirne Eslin
Clifford Richardson Carrigallen
Philip McGuinness (1-0) Mohill
Michael Foley Kilcock
BrendanÓgallagher (0-1) Lucan Sarsfields
Ronan Kennedy (0-4, 1 Free) Mohill
James Glancy (0-3, 2 F) Glencar Manorhamilton
Philip Howard 0-1 Bornacoola
Gareth Phelan (Melvin Gaels) for Enda Lyons
Colm Clarke (Drumkerrin) for BrendanÓgallagher
Damian ODonnell (Cloone) for Philip McGuinness
Darren Sweeney (Glencar Manorhamilton) for Tomas Beirne
Dermot Reynolds (St Marys) for Paddy Maguire
Michael McGuinness Mohill
DeclanÓgilhooley Allen Gaels
Ray Cox Annaduff
Colm Maguire Aughavas
18-Jan-10 by Colette Fox – PRO