Garrycastle End Killoes Leinster Hopes

Killoe Crashed out of the Leinster senior football championship after never getting into their stride and going down to Garrycastle 15 points to six.

Dessie Dolan rolled back the years as kicking his side’s first five points, (three free’s) as they set up a provincial quarter-final meeting with the Meath champions Ratoath.

For a team with plenty of experience at this level, Killoe only managed two scores from play from Ronan McGoldrick and young sub Cian Dooner.

Garrycastle led seven points to four at half-time and the Longford champions had goalkeeper Shane Fitzpatrick to thank for not being further behind after he denied James Dolan and Jason Nugent goals in the first 11 minutes.

Sean McCormack scored three frees for Killoe who fell further behind after the restart when points from corner back Mark McCallon, Alex Gardiner (free) and Eoin Monaghan doubled Garrycastle’s advantage.

Mickey Quinn eventually opened Killoe’s second account from a 45, but it continued to be one-way traffic as two points each from subs James Sheerin and Conor Cosgrove helped the 2012 All-Ireland runners-up to victory.