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Kilkenny steal headlines by failing to register a single score

Leitrim won the match, but Kilkenny made the headlines at Ballyragget yesterday.

This is the first time in the history of the modern game that a county has failed to register a single score in a league game.

The losers did have a couple of point chances and, indeed, one goal-scoring opportunity.

Leitrim led by 1-9 to no score at half-time and went into overdrive after the break.

Man of the match -- Emlyn Mulligan (Leitrim).

Scorers -- Leitrim -- E Mulligan 0-9 (6f), J Glancy, C Kelly 1-2 each, B Prior 1-1, C Sheridan 0-2, P Brennan, B McDonald, C Maguire 0-1 each.

Leitrim -- C McGrann 5; G Reynolds 6, R Gallagher 6, P Maguire 6; D Beck 6, B McWeeney 7, B Prior 7; D Sweeney 7, R Lowe 7; E Mulligan 8, W McKeon 6, P Brennan 6; J Glancy 6, A Croal 6, B McDonald 6 Subs: C Maguire 6 for D

Sweeney, J Glancy 6 for B Prior, C Sheridan 6 for P Brennan, C Kelly 6 for B McDolald, F Glancy 6 for R Lowe.

Kilkenny -- J J O'Sullivan 5; D Grennan 5, R O'Hara 6, J Mackey 5; M

Malone 6, S Kenny 5, C Foran 5; E Vereker 5, M Mahony 5; T Kehoe 5, D

Garvey 5, P Raftice 5; D Prendergast 5, M Duggan 5, J Grace 5 Subs: S

Mooney 5 for Prendergast, S Mahony 5 for D Garvey, S Duggan 5 for M

Duggan 5, M Saunders for J J Grace, P Donnelly 5 for J Mackey.

Ref -- C Costello (Offaly).

Irish Independent