Under 15 Humphrey Kelliher Cup – Leitrim v Fermanagh

Under 15 Humphrey Kelliher Cup – Saturday 9th April
Leitrim opened their 2022 Under 15 campaign with a narrow loss to Fermanagh at the Leitrim Centre of Excellence on Saturday.   In a game that they dominated for long periods, Leitrim will feel that this is one that got away.   In the first period, Leitrim were completely dominant, playing some great football in the process. However, it was during this period that Leitrim failed to capitalise on their dominance with a number of poorly chosen shots at goal.   They did lead at the break on a scoreline of 1-3 to 0-1 with the Leitrim scores coming from Luke Fitzsimons (goal) and points from Joey McBrien (2) and Sean Carolan Morris.
Fermanagh came thundering into the 2nd half when they added 2-4 without reply from the home side which ultimately proved to be the difference between the 2 teams.   Leitrim regained their composure and dominated the remainder of the game.   They outscored their opponents by 5 points to 1 point but time ran out as Leitrim laid siege to the Fermanagh goal.   Try as they might, Leitrim couldn’t find a much needed goal to even the scoreline but they will take away a lot of positives from this display.   The second half points for Leitrim came from the boots of Joey McBrien (2), Tadhg Regan (2) and Bailey McBride.   Leitrim play Louth on the 7th of May in the 2nd round of this competition.
LEITRIM Team and Scorers:
Daire Shannon; Killian Mulvey; Oran Foley; Niall Stenson; Niall Torsney; Cormac Moran; Bobby Hanrahan; Bailey McBride (0-1); Gavin Gallagher; Peter Moran; Sean Carolan Morris (0-1); Andrew Lee; Mark Ahearne; Joey McBrien (0-4); Luke Fitzsimons (1-0). SUBS: Kevin Faughnan, Oisin Conlon, Tadhg Regan (0-2); David Chen.