Date Time Competition Season
19 August 2022 7:00 pm Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship 2022

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Match Report

Allen Gaels get off to winning start in Intermediate Championship

Ciaran Walsh kicked 1-05 as Allen Gaels made a winning start to the Smith Monumentals Intermediate Championship at Shane McGettigan Park.

Drumkeeran put in a solid first half performance but trailed at the break - 1-05 to 0-07. Walsh with the goal in the 28th minute to draw his side level. Allen Gaels punished their neighbours in the second half with Drumkeerin only scoring three points after the break. 

The sides were level twice in the opening quarter. Points from Daniel Maguire and Ross Harrison put Drumkeeran ahead by two points in the 16th minute. Caleb Duffy and Ciaran Walsh drew the home side level in the 19th minute. Walsh also brought a save out of Drumkeeran netminder Kevin Forde minutes before.

Francie Devitt and Cathal McCauley restored Drumkeeran’s two-point advantage in the 24th minute. Two minutes later Shane Beirne had a goal chance for the home side that just went wide. Devitt pointed over to extend their lead to three in the 28th minute

Walsh raced through in the 29th minute, and despite being put under pressure by two defenders, he fired an excellent shot to the net. The game was level. Just before half-time a pointed free from Moran gave his side a slight advantage at half-time.

Despite having chances at the beginning of the second half Drumkeeran were wasted and missed easy opportunities. The home side kicked over three points in the first nine minutes of the second half to go four points ahead; Walsh with three points (one mark).

Colm Clarke got Drumkeeran’s first point of the second half in the 40th minute but Allen Gaels went down the other end and scored a second goal; a fine shot by Shane Walsh.

Ciaran Walsh and Duffy kicked over fine points before Devitt hit over a free for Drumkeeran in the 46th minute. 

The home side replied with points from Moran, Shane Walsh and Duffy to go 11 points ahead with two minutes of normal time remaining. Allen Gaels sub Brian Mulvey got a point his performance deserved in stoppage time. Devitt kicked over a free with the last kick of the game in a disappointing evening for his side.

Allen Gaels

1Ronan Moran Forward
2Kyle Flynn 22 Defender
3Mark Gunning Defender
4David Wynne Defender
5Shane Walsh Defender 40'
6Alan Wynne Defender
7Martin Raftery Defender
8Radek Oberwan Defender 11'
9Jake Tobin Defender
10Shane Beirne Defender
11Ryan Higgins Forward
12Ciaran McMorrow Defender
13Ciaran Walsh Forward 29'
20', 31', 34', 38', 41', 57'
14Caleb Duffy Forward 19', 49'
15Colin Moran Forward 5', 30+2', 47', 51'
Cian Beirne 11 Defender
22Jason Loftus 2 Defender
Brian Mulvey Midfielder 60+3'


1Kevin Forde Goalkeeper
2Tommy Rogan Defender
3Aidan Dolan Midfielder
4Ryan Gallagher Forward
5David Feeney Forward
17Colm Clarke Defender 13', 39'
7Ross Harrison Defender 16'
8Declan Daly Midfielder
9Francis Davitt Forward 2', 21', 28', 50', 60+3'
10Jerome Maguire Forward
11Seamus McNama Forward
18Daniel Maguire Forward 15'
13Sean O’Grady Forward
14Cathal McCauley Forward 24'
15Michael Lavin Forward
James Gallagher (Corry) Midfielder
James Gallagher (Creevelea) Forward


Shane McGettigan Park
Drumshanbo, Leitrim, Ireland

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