Allianz NHL Div 4 – Round III
Leitrim 3 – 15, South Down 3 – 10.
Leitrim staged a dramatic come-back to win their first Allianz NHL Division 4 game of the season in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday after a tough encounter with South Down.
scores were level on a number of occasions and Leitrim were reduced to 14 men on 42 minutes after Paraic McWeeney got a second yellow card. At that stage, Leitrim were trailing by four points but for the remainder of the game, every Leitrim player battled as if their lives depended on it.
In the last throes of the game Liam Burns scored a goal and a point to ensure victory for Leitrim. Clement Cunniffe was back to his best from both open play and frees despite carrying an injury and each player responded inÓgreat fashion to get this victory.
Leitrim Team and scorers: Paul McKiernan, Kevin McGrath, Niall Guckian, Shane Guckian, Seán McWeeney, Michael Poniard, Kieran Boyle, Vincent McDermott, Keith Connolly, Paraic McWeeney, Clement Cunniffe 0 – 9(4f.), Ian Bermingham 0 – 1, Michael Burns 0 – 1, Liam Burns 2 – 3, Mark Hayes 1 – 1. Subs Conor Burns for Bermingham (66 mins.), Gary Coone for Mick Burns, Conor Beirne, David Tiernan and Kevin OConnor
15-Mar-10 by Paddy O Connor – PRO – Hurling