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.
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.
The monthly club draw will take place on Saturday night in the Shannon Key West hotel in Rooskey. Your support as always is appreciated.
A special word of thanks to all the people that supported the injured player function at the weekend in the Copper Still.
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.