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Friday 19 January 2018

Corrigan brothers run riot

Fermanagh 3-16 Leitrim 1-9

Declan Mcgarry, Fermanagh
Declan Mcgarry, Fermanagh

THE Corrigan brothers were in flying form as Fermanagh booked their place in the final with a thumping victory over Leitrim at Brewster Park.

Sean scored 10 points, including four from play, while younger brother Ciaran rattled in two goals. Declan McGarry, was the other goalscorer for the rampant Erne men.

Leitrim will be disappointed. Down by five points at the break, they had answered Corrigan's first goal with one of their own through Fergal Earley. In fact the Connacht men cut the gap to just four points twice in the opening 10 minutes of the second half, but then capitulated as they allowed Fermanagh to hit 2-3 without reply.

Fermanagh's Francie McBrien shone at midfield, hitting four points from play over the course of the 70 minutes.

Scorers – Fermanagh: S Corrigan 0-10 (6fs), C Corrigan 2-0, F McBrien 0-4, D McGarry 1-0, B McGarry, J Duffy 0-1 each. Leitrim: P O'Donnell 0-7 (5fs), F Earley 1-0, J Glancy, C Cunniffe 0-1 each.

Fermanagh – M Curry; A Breslin, E Morrissey, D Teague; M Teague, M Slevin, F Bannon; R Bogue, F McBrien; JP McGarry, T Cleary, B McGarry; S Corrigan, D McGarry, C Corrigan. Subs; S Curran for Cleary (28), J Duffy for B McGarry (48), E Mahon for D Teague (56), M Beggan for D McGarry (56).

Leitrim – M Quinn; M Dominican, V McDermott, P Earley; M Poniard, C Cunniffe, K O'Connor; S Kiernan, D McGovern; D Poniard, P O'Donnell, N McLoughlin; F Earley, J Glancy, K McGrath. Subs; C McGuire for M Poniard (34), S Moradi for McLoughlin (42), C Moreton for P Earley (59).

Ref – B Sweeney (Cavan)

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