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Leitrim fall to stronger Sligo minors

Jul 30, 2021 20:07 By Dave Hooper
Leitrim fall to stronger Sligo minors Leitrim fall to stronger Sligo minors
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Sligo advance to Connacht minor final

The Leitrim minors bowed out of the Connacht minor championship after Sligo produced a strong second half-performance to win 2-18 to 1-9.

Leitrim were well in the game at half-time as they went in level, Sligo nine points Leitirm 1-6.

Sligo had built a four point lead through Luke Marren (2), Ronan Niland and Mark McDonald. Brian McKenna converted Ben Guickan’s 12th minute assist.

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Guickan levelled the game three minutes later with a free. James Donlon and Stephen Donohue restored Sligo two point advantage with two points in a minute.

Barry McNulty and Brian Duffy exchanged scores as Sligo led eight points to 1-2. The Leitrim minors rallied with points from Jack Casey, McKenna while two  more points from Ciaran Reynolds moved Leitrim 1-6 to eight points clear.

Luke Marren’s point four minutes into injury time sent the sides in level at the break.

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Sligo took control of the game early in the second-half. Brian Duffy and Luke Marren sent the ball over the bar while Jack Casey responded with a Leitirm free.

Marren sent over his fifth point of the game with Ross Doherty applying a killer Sligo goal on 41 minutes to make it 1-7 to 1-12.

Jake Tobin responded with a 46th minute Leitrim point, but Sligo found the net three minutes later to make it 2-12 to 1-8.

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Jack Foley scored Leitrim’s final point of the game eight minutes from time following up a Luke Marren score. Marren would add another point on 63 minutes.

Ciaran Reynolds gave Leitirm hope with a goal four minutes from time, but that was as good as it got.

Marren added two points, Kyle Davey a 45 and Conor McMorrow a point as Sligo won out 2-18 to 1-9.

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Leitrim: Sheridan, Taylor, Hughes, Keegan, Chandler, Doyle, McGloin, McNulty, Moran, Guckian, Tobin, McKenna, Casey, Reynolds, McMorrow

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