O’Rourke shines as Leitrim trash Wexford to go top of Division 4


Leitrim 03-15 (24) Wexford 00-11 (11)

Ryan O’ Rourke was the star of the show for Leitrim with a personal tally of 2-7 as the Connacht outfit happily sit on top of Division 4 tonight. It was a Magnificent display by both teams with only the bare minimum separating the side at the half time interval with Wexford leading by 0-7 points to 0-6. For Wexford, Jonathan Bealin gave a great display scoring a personal tally of 0-8 points.

Whatever was in that half time cup of team and what transpired in the next thirty-five minutes was worthy of winning any match, and of course the thought of possible league champions. In the space of five minutes from the re start Leitrim had turned a one-point deficit into a six point lead, firstly with a O’ Rourke point then moments later they had the ball in the back of the net for the first goal from the penalty spot, but that didn’t stop O’ Rourke’s scoring spree as within seconds of the kick out he had the ball in the net again.

The score of the game came from Darragh Rooney as he finished a splitting move to the back of the net to put the game beyond doubt and out of Wexford’s reach.

Man, of the match was Ryan O’ Rourke as he gave a masterclass display out on the pitch and a personal tally of 2-7 in any game is very impressive.

Leitrim team Diarmuid Mc Kiernan, Michael Mc Weeney, Paddy Maguire, Aidan Flynn, Shane Quinn, Mark Plunkett, Ray Mulvery, Shane Moran, Pierce Dolan, Sean Mc Weeney, Domhnaill Flynn, Jack Heslin, Damien Moran, Dean Mc Govern and Ryan O’ Rourke.

Scorers Ryan O’ Rourke (2-7, 1-4 from frees), Jack Heslin (0-2), Darragh Rooney (1-0), Ray Mulvey (0-1), Shane Moran (0-1), Gary Plunkett (0-1), Domhnaill Flynn (0-1f), Cillian Mc Golin (0-1) and Eoin Ward (0-1)

Wexford team Conor Swaine, Michael Furlong, Martin O’ Connor, Conor Carty, Glen Malone, Shane Doyle, Brain Malone, Barry O’ Connor, Niall Hughes, Kevin O’ Grady, Jonathan Bealin, Conor Devitt, Eoghan Nolan, Cathal Devereux and John Tubbit.

Scorers Jonathan Bealin (0-8 7f), Cathal Devereux (0-1), Ben Brosnan (0-1) and Conor Devitt (0-1)