Leitrim 2-14 Louth 1-17
Leitrim’s Under 16 Football Academy took on Louth at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada earlier this afternoon in the second round of the Gerry Reilly Under 16 Tournament and the match finished level after an excellent encounter between two committed teams. Having played with the aid of the breeze in the first half, our lads entered the halftime two points to the good on a scoreline of 1-5 to 0-6 after an industrious half hour‘s play.
With the aid of a stiffening breeze in the second half the Louth team upped the ante and led by the three-quarter stage but the Leitrim lads never let them out of reach. While it looked like the visitors would be the more likely winners with ten to play, these young Leitrim lads dug in deep and rallied with a goal and two points in the closing stages to rescue a draw.
Well done lads, on the excellence of your efforts over the hour and we look forward to a Round 3 encounter with Offaly next Saturday.
Team: Aaron Moran Aughavas, Niall Gallagher Aughnasheelin, Sean Lynch Carrigallen, Ryan Gallagher Drumkeerin, Adrian Shortt Aughavas, Niall O Rourke Carrigallen, Cian Singleton St Mary’s Kiltoghert, Jack Hughes Annaduff, Shane O Brien Aughavas, Caolan McDermott Fenagh St Caillin’s, Fergal McLoughlin Fenagh St Caillin’s, Conor Hackett St Mary’s Kiltoghert, Senan Harte Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s, Shane Mallon Bornacoola, Barry McWeeney Kiltubrid.
Subs used: Ashley Mayiza St Mary’s Kiltoghert, Eoin Shanley Ballinamore Sean O Heslin’s, Shane Wrynn Leitrim Gaels and Aiden McCormack Kiltubrid.