Sport Hurling

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Donnellan saves day for Leitrim


Eoin Donnellan converted an injury-time free to secure a deserved draw for Longford in Ballinamore.

The visitors hit four points without reply in the opening 10 minutes before Leitrim's Clement Cunniffe pointed a '65'.

Five unanswered Leitrim points between the 16th and the 24th minutes levelled matters before a 25th-minute goal from Zac Moradi gave Leitrim a 1-9 to 0-7 lead at half-time.

Two Donnellan points on the resumption reduced the arrears and he used the wind to good effect after that to bring his side back to parity.

Man of the Match: E Donnellan (Longford)

SCORERS – Leitrim: C Cunniffe 0-10 (8f 1 '65'), Z Moradi 1-1, S Fox, K McGrath 0-1 each. Longford: E Donnellan 0-13 (7f, 3 '65'), J Newman 0-2, K Murray 0-1.

LEITRIM – J Glancy 6; T Glancy6,V McDermott 7, S McTiernan7; K O'Connor 6, M Poniard 6, P Clancy 6; G McGovern 7, K McGrath 7; S Fox 7, D McGovern 6, Z Moradi 8; P McKiernan 6, M Quinn 6, C Cunniffe 8. Subs: M Dolan 6 for D McGovern, B Mulvey 6 for P McKiernan.

LONGFORD – E Daly 6; R Breslin 6, J O'Brien 6, B Stakem 6; K Cox 6, T Roche 6, C Egan 7; C Finucane 7 P Barden 7; E Donnellan 8, K Murray 7, D Tanner 6; M Farrell 6, J Newman 7, J Casey 6. Subs: G Moore 6 for K Cox, D Corcoran 6 for J Casey.

REF – J Clarke (Cavan)

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