Leitrims Connacht Senior Football Championship hopes for 2004 were ended on Saturday evening in a stormy Hyde Park where the lost 1-09 to 0-5 to Roscommon.
In a poor game, Leitrim held on until after half-time, but a RoscommonÓgoal nine minutes into the second half ended Leitrims challenge. Leitrims cause was further damaged when John McKeon was sent off striking home full-back Michael Ryan. Leitrim shall now move into the All-Ireland Qualifiers, while Roscommon will face Mayo in the Connacht Final.
Leitrim: G. Phelan, D. Reynolds, S. Quinn, M. McGuinness, N. Gilbane, J. McKeon, B. Prior, D. Maxwell, C. Carroll, J. Goldrick (0-1), J. Guckian (0-1), C. Regan, D. Brennan, F. McBrien (0-1), M. Foley (0-2, 1f). Subs: S. Canning for Maxwell (HT), P. Farrell for Brennan (52 mins), D. Kennedy for Goldrick (52), D. Lynch for Gilbane (58), B. Brennan for McBrien (63).
Roscommon: S. Curran, J. Whyte, M. Ryan, J. Nolan, E. Towey, F. Grehan, D. Casey, S. O Neill, S. Lohan, G. Cox (0-2), J. Hanly (1-1), D. Connellan, G. HenÓghan, K. Mannion, F. Dolan (0-3, 2f, 1 45 ). Subs: J. Dunning (0-1) for HenÓghan (24 mins), J. Tiernan (0-2) for Connellan (HT), J. Rogers for Casey, B. Higgins for Cox (67), D. O Connor for Hanly (72).
27-Jun-04 by Paddy Reilly