Wednesday 17 January 2018

O'Donnell sinks Ernesiders

Leitrim 4-11 Fermanagh 1-14

Davin Flynn was in top form today
Davin Flynn was in top form today Newsdesk

It was a proverbial game of two halves at Lisbellaw as Fermanagh staged a second-half comeback that lacked enough killer instinct in attack to plunder the goals they needed to secure something from the game.

Leitrim were 3-10 to 0-3 up at half-time with Padraig O'Donnell hitting 2-6. In between, Kevin O'Connor had scored the Connacht men's second goal.

Sixteen points separated the sides at the break and in the second half Fermanagh owned possession. JP McGarry scored a fine goal but Fermanagh were never going to do enough to level the scores.

Scorers - Fermanagh: JP McGarry 1-2, D McGarry 0-4 (1f), R Bogue 0-4 (1f), C McShea, T Cleary A Breslin and Shea Curran 0-1 each. Leitrim: P O'Donnell 2-6 (3f, 1 '65), K O'Connor 1-0, K Clarke 1-0, C Moreton 0-2, G O' Hagan 0-2, K McDermott 0-1.

Fermanagh - C McPhillips 6; E Mahon 6, C McGarry 6, O Russell 6; T Cleary 7, F McBrien 6, A Magee 7; R Bogue 8, R Porteus 6; C McShea 6, J Gavin 6, S Curran 6; C McTeague 6, JP McGarry 8, D McGarry 6. Subs: D Teague 6 for McTeague 6 (41), E Cleary for Gavin (45), A Breslin 7 for Curran (50), D Russell 6 for Cleary (54), J Gavin 6 for McBrien (61)

Leitrim - D Molloy 7; T Glancy 7, V McDermott 6, K McGrath 7; K O'Connor 6, C Byrne7, M Quinn 6; C Moreton 8, K McDermott 7; N McLoughlin 6, L Moreton 6, D McGovern 6; P O'Donnell 9, C Cunniffe 6, G O'Hagan 7. Subs: K Clarke 6 for O'Loughlin (h-t), C O'Donovan 6 for O'Donnell (40), A McSharry 6 for K O'Connor (43).

Ref - K Brady (Louth)

Irish Independent

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