Tuesday 6 December 2016

O'Kelly-Lynch the spark in Sligo attack

Sligo 4-16 Leitrim 2-12

Published 04/05/2015 | 02:30

Sligo’s superior skills combined with some excellent scores by Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch gave them a deserved victory in a hugely enjoyable Lory Meagher Cup opener
Sligo’s superior skills combined with some excellent scores by Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch gave them a deserved victory in a hugely enjoyable Lory Meagher Cup opener

Sligo's superior skills combined with some excellent scores by Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch gave them a deserved victory in a hugely enjoyable Lory Meagher Cup opener at Ballinamore on Saturday.

  • Go To

Sligo had the better of the early exchanges, leading four points to one after 11 minutes but three unanswered points followed by a Zack Moradi goal in the 18th minute gave the home side the upper hand.

Two Sligo goals in the closing stages of the half put the visitors ahead but a Leitrim goal in added-time left the score 2-7 a piece at the break.

The early stages of the second half produced a flurry of scores on both sides before Peader Leonard popped up with goal for Sligo in the 50th minute.

Leitrim responded with two points to leave just a point between the sides going into the final 15 minutes.

However, the home challenge faded and with O'Kelly-Lynch leading the attack, Sligo scored 1-6 without reply, the goal by Ciaran Brennan coming in the 70th minute.

Scorers - Leitrim: Z Moradi (1-2), K McDermott (1-0), P O'Donnell (0-4f), C Cunniffe (0-2f), L Moreton (0-2), J Clancy, C Moreton (0-1 each). Sligo: C Brennan, (2-0), G O'Kelly-Lynch (1-8 4f, 1 '65), P Leonard (1-2), R Brennan (0-2), G Cadden (0-2), D Fahy, G Waldron, (0-1 each).

Leitrim - P McKiernan, P Earley, M Domican, J Earley, K O'Connor, J Glancy, V McDermott, L Moreton, C Cunniffe, Z Moradi, J Ryan, D McGovern, F Earley, P O'Donnell, C Moreton.

Subs: K Ward for D McGovern (28), K McDermott for F Earley (32). K McGrath for K O'Connor (43).

Sligo - S Hayes, T Brennan, M Davey, R Redmond, E McGowan, A Morrsion, J Kenny, N Hyland, G O'Kelly-Lynch, G Cadden, C Brennan, G Waldron, R Brennan, D Fahy, P Leonard.

Subs: F Keown for R Brennan (36). T Kelly for D Fahy (60).

Ref - K McGeeney (Mayo).

Indo Sport

Read More

Promoted articles

Editor's Choice

Also in Sport