Leitrim pay penalty
CARLOW 1-10 LEITRIM 0-10
A second-half penalty converted by David St Ledger proved the turning point as Carlow triumphed in Carrick-on-Shannon.
In a low-scoring first half, the sides exchanged scores until Leitrim went ahead with a Wayne McKeon point in the 35th minute, giving them the edge, 0-6 to 0-5, at half -time.
Both teams were guilty of poor finishing, especially Leitrim, who despite dominating possession posted a tally of 14 wides to Carlow's 10.
The decisive moment of the game came in the 54th minute when St Ledger dispatched a penalty to the net.
Although Leitrim launched a late rally with three Conor Beirne pointed frees, Carlow hung on to take the points.
Man of the Match: D St Ledger (Car)
SCORERS -- Carlow: D St Ledger 1-1 (1-0 pen), Brian Murphy 0-3 (1f), P Hickey 0-2, D Foley, S Gannon, T Walsh, E Ruth 0-1 each. Leitrim: C Beirne (3f), A Croal 0-3 each, C Kelly, J Glancy (St Mary's), J Glancy (Glencar/Manorhamilton), W McKeon 0-1 each.
CARLOW -- T O'Reilly 7; BJ Molloy 7, T Bolger 7, B Kavanagh 7; K Nolan 7, A Murphy 7, P Cashin 7; W Minchin 7,T Walsh 8; B Murphy 8, P Hickey 8, E Finnegan 7; D St Ledger 8, S Gannon 7, JJ Smith 7. Subs: D Foley 6 for Minchin, P McElligott 6 for Molloy, E Ruth 7 for B Murphy, M Carpenter 7 for St Ledger, M Crowley 6 for Finnegan.
LEITRIM -- C McCrann 6; D Reynolds 5, R Gallagher 5, P Maguire 5; J Glancy (St Mary's) 5, G Reynolds 5, W McKeon 6; T Beirne 6, R Lowe 5; E Mulligan 6, J Glancy (Glencar/Manorhamilton) 5, F Clancy 5; C Kelly 5, A Croal 6, C Beirne 6.
Subs: D Beck 5 for Clancy, P McGowan 5 for J Glancy (St Mary's), S Canning 5 for Lowe.
REF -- McGonigle (Donegal)