Lovely Leitrim Maintain 100% winning start


Leitrim 00-12 (12) Limerick 00-11 (11)

They have only gone and done it again, Leitrim have made it four wins out of four and are now one step closer to gaining promotion up to Division 3 thanks to substitute Gary Plunkett’s late winner against Limerick.

This was a match that had everything from great scores to heroic defending and this proves how close all the games have gone this year in the Division.

Adding to their 100% record Leitrim join an elite list that consists of Kerry and Derry who are all yet to be beaten so far this year, but what’s most impressive is that Terry Hyland’s team have the best points difference record in the league.

Leitrim started off the sharper as they edged their way into a 0-03 to 0-02 lead after 25 minutes. But Limerick turned up the style to lead by two at the short whistle, 0-07 to 0-05.

It was very hard to separate both teams in the second half, and by the seventieth minute the scores were deadlocked at 0-11 apiece, but up stepped Gary Plunkett and as cool as you like blazed the ball over the bar to put Leitrim in front, Limerick had one last throw of the dice to force an equalizer but they couldn’t find away threw as they were meet by a brick wall of Leitrim defenders.

In the end it was a one-point victory for Terry Hyland’s men who are now one step away of gaining promotion to Division 3.

Leitrim team: Diarmuid McKiernan, Michael Mc Weeney, Paddy Maguire, Aidan Flynn, Shane Quinn, Mark Plunkett, Ray Mulvey, Shane Moran, Pierce Dolan, Sean Mc Weeney, Domhnaill Flynn, Dean Mc Govern, Darragh Rooney, Evan Sweeney and Ryan O’ Rourke

Subs: Damien Moran for Shane Moran Blood sub 42 mins), D Moran for Dean Mc Govern 50 mins), Gary Plunkett for Darragh Rooney 52 mins), Cillian Mc Gloin for Pierce Dolan 57 mins)

Scorers (Shane Moran 0-1), (Domhnaill Flynn 0-3 2f), (Evan Sweeney 0-1), (Dean Mc Govern 0-1), (Mark Plunkett 0-1), (Paddy Maguire 0-1), (Ray Mulvey 0-1), (Damien Moran 0-1), (Ryan O’ Rourke free 0-1), (Gary Plunkett 0-1)

Limerick Team: Donal O’ Sullivan, Sean O’ Dea, Gareth Noonan, Paul Maher, Colm Mc Sweeney, Iain Corbett, Cillian Fahy, Darragh Treacy, Tommie Childs, Peter Nash, Brian O’ Donovan, Davy Lyons, Sean Mc Sweeney, Seamus O’ Carroll, Jamie Lee.

Subs Adrian Enright for Brian O’ Donovan 49mins),

Scorers (Jamie Lee 0-4), (Adrian Enright 0-1), (Seamus O’ Carroll 0-1), (Cillian Fahy 0-1), (Iain Corbett 0-1), (Sean Mc Sweeney 0-2 1f), (Darragh Treacy 0-1)

By Johnny O’ Connell