McKeon inspires Leitrim
Published 21/03/2011 | 05:00
The dismissal of Ferman-agh's Kevin Cosgrove and the introduction of second-half Leitrim sub Wayne McKeon turned the tide for the home side who won by the narrowest of margins with an injury-time point at Pairc Sean Mhic Diarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon.
Fermanagh began well and were three points ahead before Leitrim's first score, an Emlyn Mulligan pointed free after 17 minutes.
It was all one-way traffic for the remainder of the half as Fermanagh added four more points without reply to lead 0-7 to 0-1 at the interval. But the dismissal of Cosgrove after the break was to prove crucial and McKeon, Conor Beirne and Mulligan led Leitrim to victory with Conor Kelly bagging the decisive point.
Man of the Match: W McKeon (Leit)
SCORERS -- Leitrim: E Mulligan 0-4 (4f), C Beirne 0-3 (1f), C Kelly, W McKeon 0-2 each. Fermanagh: T O'Flanagan 0-3 (2f), H Brady, K Cosgrove, R Jones, C Quigley, M O'Brien, B Og Maguire, P Ward 0-1 each
LEITRIM -- C McCrann 7; D Reynolds 7,R Gallagher 7,J Glancy 7; D Beck 6,G Reynolds 7,B Prior 7; T Beirne 7,D Lowe 7; E Mulligan 9, C Clarke 7, C Maguire7; J Glancy 7, A Croal 7, C Kelly 8. Subs: C Beirne 9 for C Clark, R Lowe 8 for D Lowe, W McKeon 9 for D Beck, F Clancy 7 for C Maguire.
FERMANAGH -- J McGrath 7; J Woods 7, B Owens 8, M Jones 7; N McElroy 8, B Mulrone 7, C Quigley 8; H Brady 7, M O,Brien 7; C O'Brien 7, N Cassidy 7,B Maguire 7; P Ward 7, R Jones 7,T O'Flanagan 8. Subs: K Cosgrove 7 for N McElroy, P McCusker 7 for T O'Flanagan, S Quigley 7 for C Quigley.
REF -- V Neary (Mayo).