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Finn's brace seals Leitrim humiliation

ROSCOMMON minors blitzed a feeble Leitrim side in a complete mismatch in Carrick-on-Shannon.

The home side were on the back foot from the fifth minute when Diarmuid Murtagh scored Roscommon's first goal.

A Nicholas Moore goal reduced the arrears, but Roscommon replied from the kick out when Kevin Finn netted and they finished the half ahead 2-7 to 1-0.

Any hopes Leitrim had of turning the game around in the second period were quickly dashed when Enda Smith scored Roscommon's third goal within a minute of the resumption. Substitute Niall Brady scored a second for Leitrim in the 35th minute, but that was to be the high point for the hosts, who never got to grips with a well organised Roscommon side.

When Finn scored his second and Roscommon's fourth goal in extra-time, Leitrim's humiliation was complete.

SCORERS -- Roscommon: K Finn 2-2, D Murtagh

1-4 (1f), E Smith 1-2, U Harney 0-2, T Corcoran, R Daly, M Gunning, R Mc0Manus, T McKenna 0-1 each; Leitrim: N Brady, N Moore 1-0 each, D Wrynn 0-2 (2f), C Gaffney 0-1.

LEITRIM -- B Flynn, B Byrne, E Fowley, M Clancy, J deLacey, C Neville, E Madden, D Daly, D Wrynn, F McHugh,J Rooney, C McCauley, N Moore, P Gallagher, D McTiernan. Subs: R Broughan for E Fowley. S Gilheaney for Clancy. N Brady for McKiernan. C Gaffney for Gaffney. A McLoughlin for McCauley.

ROSCOMMON -- S Mannion, P Neilan, D Barron, C Kenny, T McKenna, C Hussey, R Daly, U Harney, T Corcoran, C Casserly, R McManus, E Smith, D Murtagh, K Finn, M Gunning. Subs: N McInerney for Hussey. K Kilcline for Casserly. S Flynn for Neilan. L Kilcline for Barron. D Petit for Harney.

REF -- M Duffy (Sligo).

Irish Independent

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