Senior Hurling Champions 2011
Gortletteragh captured the Leitrim Senior Hurling Championship title on Saturday in Pairc Sean when they defeated a gallant CluainÃn side in the Final replay after another extra time thriller. Gortletteragh had the better of exchanges in the opening half and they lead 2-3 to 0-4 at the interval. CluainÃn battled back tremendously in the second half and a late free forced extra-time with a 1-8 to 2-5 scoreline. CluainÃn took the lead at the start of extra-time but an Eanna MaddenÓgoal for Gortletteragh six minutes from time proved the winning score. Final score read Gortletteragh 3-7. CluainÃn 1-11 (after extra-time).
Gortletteragh bridged a 13 year gap to win this years Senior Hurling Championship and we take this opportunity to congratulate them on their success and wish them well on the road in Connacht.
Finally, well done to both teams on producing two absorbing contests and their officials and mentors for promoting hurling in the county. The attendances at both fixtures were very impressive and hopefully that reflects a growing interest in hurling in the county. Again, well done to all concerned.
24-Oct-11 by Colette Fox – PRO