Leitrim 1-04 Roscommon 0-15

 Leitrim 1-04        Roscommon 0-15 

Leitrim minors were outclassed by a very strong Roscommon team in Pairc Sean MacDirarmada last Saturday evening. Leitrim got the first point of the game by StephenÓgilheaney who took the point well after good work from Niall Brady on nine minutes, but unfortunately we did not see Leitrim score again until 15 minutes into the second half  but by then Roscommon had taken control of the game and had scored ten points. At half time Roscommon had a seven point lead but it could have been more but for Brendan Flynn, Leitrim’s keeper you had a very strong game and pulled of some great saves.

In the second half Leitrim scored a lovely goal by Felim McHugh after a long ball by Nicholas Moore and Niall Brady who had a good game scored three points but the game was very one sided as Roscommon scored a futher seven points in the second half. Roscommon had an impressive win and the final score was Leitrim 1-04, Roscommon 0-15.

It’s going to be hard for Manager Mark Heslin and his team to dust them down and get them ready for next Saturdays game against Longford but this is a young team with very good players and if they start believing in themselves we will have every chance of winning next Saturday.                                    

Leitrim:  Bredan Flynn, Enda Fowley, Declan Daly, Gary
Butler, Brendan Beirne, James Rooney, Aaron McLoughlin, Felim McHugh (1-0),
Dean Brolly, Michael Doonan, StephenÓgilheaney (0-1), Padraig Gallagher, Niall
Brady (0-3), Gary Plunkett, Conor Gaffney. Subs:
Evan Ward For Gaffney (22 mins) Nicholas Moore For Doonan (53 mins) Michael
Clancy for Brolly (39 mins) Dara Gordon for Ward (52 mins)

Roscommon:  Niall Connaughton, Cathal Brady, Denis Baron,
Brian Furey, Niall McInerney (0-1) Tadhg McKena (0-1) Ronan Daly (0-1) Ultan
Harney (0-1), Conor Hussey, Ciaran Casserly (0-1), Ruardhi McManus (0-4) Cathal
Dolan, Diarmuid Murtagh (0-5), Kieran Kilcline, Dara Petitie. Subs: Paul Kenny (0-1) for Kilcline
(half time), David Quinn for Harney (42 mins), Gary O’Daly and Ronan McGowan
for Casserly & Petitie(47 mins) Stephen Flynn for Hussey (60 mins)

Referee: T J Keaveney






29-Mar-12 by Gerri Mulhern – PRO – Coiste na nÓg