Monday, November 03, 2008

News 03 - 11 - 08

Minor Championship
Pride of place this week goes to the minor team that retained the Minor B 13-a-side championship after a tough and exciting game with Carrigallen in Cloone on Friday night. It was the first underage final played under lights in Leitrim. Despite a five point deficit at halftime on a score line of 0-7 to 0-2, following first half points by Niall O Connor and David Mulligan, the lads put in a terrific second half comeback. A brace of points from the ever accurate Sean McKeon and a tremendous strike to the net by captain Niall O Connor had levelled the game shortly after half time. Carrigallen fought hard but a matchwinning goal in the 58th minute by the hard running Mervyn Howard clinched the game in our favour and an insurance point from Sean McKeon, who scored a magnificant seven points, ensured victory over a gallant Carrigallen side on a final scoreline of 2-10 to 1-9.The Ned Dolan cup was presented to Captain Niall O Connor after the game by the Dolan Family.
Again a big thank you to Brian Mallon and Jackie Conboy for their management of the team. The team was as follows: Roy Keenan, Sean Ryan, Damian McGowan, Harry Comiskey, Paul Hackett, Kevin Canning, Niall O Connor (1-1), Damian Moran, David Muligan (0-1), Mervyn Howard (1-1), Alan Croghan, Sean McKeon (0-7), Alan Bohan subs: Tony Shanley, Anthony Mulligan, Conor McWeeney and Daniel Farrell.

Division 5 League final
Played on a fine surface in Aughnasheelin on Saturday evening the division 5 team were beaten by Glencar/Manor in the league final on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-9. This team put in a very strong league winning 12 out of 13 games and the delay in playing the final did not assist their chances of winning the final. However, a sharper Glencar/Manor proved the better team on the day. Well done to the lads on securing promotion to division 4 for 2009. Finally a big thank you to the management of Seoirse Reynolds, Mick Mallon and Declan Conboy for all their time and efforts with the team over the last five years.

Division 1
The senior team were defeated by Kiltubrid on Sunday morning on a scoreline of 1-13 to 0-11. Team and scorers were as follows:
Gerry Gearty, Seamus Mallon, Morgan Shanley, Jason Conroy, Niall O Connor, John McGuinness (0-1), Conor McCauley, Michael Duignan (Capt), Colm Farrell (0-1), Jonathan Duffy, David O Connor (0-1), Sean McKeon (0-1), Mark McCloskey (0-2), Trevor Howard
(0-1) and Fergal Howard (0-3). Subs Damian McGuinness, Paul Hackett, Declan Shanley (0-1) and Bobby Shanley. This team will probably be in action at home to Glencar/Manor at the weekend.

The Club extends our symphaties to the Grennan family, Mohill on the death of Paul following a short illness.

Club Draw
The monthly club draw will take place on Saturday night in the Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey. Your support as always is appreciated.

Thank you
A special word of thanks to all the people that supported the injured player function at the weekend in the Copper Still.

Brian Blake
A big thank you to the ever reliable Brian Blake on his recording of the weekend games and also for his assistance during the year.

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