Monday 18 December 2017

Hurlers in control

Allianz Hurling League 3B at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada

Keith Raymond scored 2-7 as he helped his side get their first win of the campaign on Sunday afternoon last.

Leitrim 1-15 Sligo 3-17

In a tight first half it was only Keith's goal that was the difference at the break as Sligo lead 1-6 - 0-6 .

But after the restart both sides cancelled each other out until Sligo scored 1-2 without reply.

This included a brace from Daithí Collins and a second goal from Raymond.

This had Sligo in control 2-11to 0-9.

It got worse for Leitrim when Liam Moreton was shown a second yellow card and ensured his side had play the remainder of the match with 14 men.

Eamon Kilgannon came on as a second half substitute and he marked his first appearance as he scored 1-1.

Leitrim did get a consolation goal before the end but it wasn't enough as Declan Loughnane's men won by eight points.

SLIGO: Declan Loughnane, Eoin Comerford, Aidan Morrison, Ronan Redmond, Cormac Behan(0-2), Sean O'Connor, Liam Reidy, Tom Brennan, Tony O'Kelly Lynch(0-2), Conor Griffin(0-2), Dathi Collins(0-2), Patrick Burke, Keith Raymond(2-7,6fs), Alan Markham(0-1), Eoin McDonagh Subs used: Eamon Kilgannon(1-1) for Patrick Burke, Rory Brennan for Tony O'Kelly Lynch, Kevin Banks for Eoin McDonagh.

LEITRIM: Declan Molloy, Enda Moreton, Vincent McDermott, Kevin McGrath, Kevin O'Connor(0-1), Thomas Clancy, Morgan Quinn, Colm Moreton(1-0), Karl McDermott(0-2), Declan Ryan, Liam Moreton(0-1), David McGovern, Patrick Clerkin, Clement Cunniffe(0-10,8fs), Alan McSharry Subs used : Conor Byrne (0-1) for Alan McSharry, Zak Moradi for Patrick Clerkin, Kevin Clerkin for Kevin O'Connor.

Referee : Aidan Ferguson (Fermanagh).

Sligo Champion

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