Saturday 17 March 2018

Contentious injury-time free rescues Glencar

Glencar/Manor 1-9 Mohill 0-12 Leitrim SFC Final

Conor Dolan, Glencar-Manorhamilton, scores his side's equalizing point during injury time against Mohill
Conor Dolan, Glencar-Manorhamilton, scores his side's equalizing point during injury time against Mohill
Shane Quinn, Mohill, shows his disappointment after his shot went narrowly wide
Mohill's Keith Beirne contests a high ball with Thomas McDonald and Patrick Gilmartin, Glencar-Manorhamilton
Gerry Hickey and Mohill's Shane Quinn tussle for a loose ball
Glencar-Manorhamilton manager Glenn Young

A controversial free awarded to Glencar/Manorhamilton in injury-time converted by Conor Dolan gave them a draw against the odds in an entertaining game played at sunny Pairc Sean MhicDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday.

Glencar/Manor got off to a great start scoring two points without reply by James Rooney and Adrian Croal in the opening seven minutes.

A Danny Beck point one minute later kick-started the Mohill challenge and they went on to lead 0-5 to 0-2 going into the second quarter.

However, when Adrian Croal intercepted a poor Mohill pass in the 20th minute and racing goalwards with only the goalkeeper to beat, his volley brought Glencar/Manor back into the game.

Mohill replied immediately with a pointed free by Keith Beirne but two further Glencar/Manor points edged them ahead 1-4 to 0-6 at the interval.

However Glencar/Manor staged a comeback with substitute Patrick Loughlin scoring two points from play added to by a pointed free from Conor Dolan in the 59th minute to set up a dramatic climax resulting in Dolan's equalising point to produce the first drawn final since 1996.

The replay date will be decided today.

Scorers - Glencar/Manorhamilton: A Croal 1-2, C Dolan 0-2f, P Loughlin 0-2f, R Flynn, J Rooney, D Sweeney 0-1 each. Mohill: K Beirne0-4( 3f), D Beck 0-2, R Kennedy 0-2, B Lupton, S Quinn, E Madden, D McLoughlin 0-1 each.

Glencar/Manorhamilton - C Gilligan; T McDonald, P Gilmartin, P Maguire; D Kelly, B McDonald, K McGriskin; D Sweeney,J Glancy; J Rooney, R Flynn, G Hickey; N Brady, A Croal, C Dolan.

Subs: P Loughlin for D Kelly(41 mins), M Poniard for N Brady (50), S Loughlin for G Hickey (52), A McDonald for R Flynn (56).

Mohill - D Scollan; J Mitchell, R Gallagher, M McGuinness; A Armstrong, D Gordon, C Kennedy; C Canning, D McLoughlin; D Beck, S Quinn, B Lupton; A McLoughlin, K Beirne, R Kennedy.

Subs: E Madden for B Lupton (36), O Madden for D Gordon(41), K Keegan for C Canning(49), R Gordon for K Beirne (54), D Flynn for A McLoughlin (57).

Ref - S Mulhern

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