Wednesday 13 December 2017

Late drama sees Leitrim deny London at the death

Adrian Croal, Leitrim, in action against Shane Mulligan, London.
Adrian Croal, Leitrim, in action against Shane Mulligan, London.

Late points from Darren Sweeney and Kevin Conlon denied London a place in the Connacht final in a thrilling 2-7 to 0-13 draw in Carrick-On-Shannon.

Goals in each half from Lorcan Mulvey and Sean Kelly looked like they would be enough to help the Exiles to one of the biggest wins in their history but Leitrim showed a lot of steel to force a replay.

Leitrim could have snatched the win with the final kick of the game but Ciaran Egan sent his 45 wide.

Leitrim were trailing after 15 minutes when they suffered a huge blow with their top scorer and main dangerman Emlyn Mulligan forced off with an injury.

The hosts kicked four of the next five points after Mulligan departure and led 0-6 to 0-4 late in the half before Lorcan Mulvey struck for London's first goal to give them the lead at the break.

London looked set for victory when Sean Kelly scored London's second goal 11 minutes from time but Leitrim battled back to keep their Connacht dreams alive.

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