Date Time Competition Season
18 September 2022 1:00 pm Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship 2022

Match Report

Allen Gaels defeat Aughnasheelin in close encounter

Two frees from the boot of Colin Moran in stoppage time helped Allen Gaels defeat Aughnasheelin and in doing so claim a place in the Smith Monumentals Intermediate Championship semi-final.

With the situation tight at the top of the table Allen Gaels knew at least a three point win would be good enough to advance to the last four. Aaron Hoare had a chance near the end for Aughnasheelin but his fisted effort didn’t trouble Ronan Moran.

It was a game of two halves. Allen Gaels were on top in the first and Aughnasheelin came out fighting in the second. Within minutes of the start of the second half Allen Gaels were ahead by 12 when Moran found the back of the net. Credit to a young Aughnasheelin side they never gave him and staged a fightback.

Goals at crucial stages proved the difference for Allen Gaels but Aughnasheelin will bemoan the harsh penalty decision given against them. Ciaran Walsh put it away to extend the lead to four points.

Fintan Fitzpatrick was once again excellent for Aughnasheelin while for Allen Gaels Moran and Caleb Duffy were most prominent. Duffy got his side’s second goal in the 27th minute. A Moran free and a neat point from Duffy gave Gaels at 0-5 to 2-8 lead going in at the break.

Two minutes into the second half Duffy set Moran up for Gaels’ third goal. Fitzpatrick got a score for Aughnasheelin from a free; their first since the 23rd minute. Gavin Sammon and Fitzpatrick got scores while sub Cathal Egan fired over a fine point in the 41st minute. 

Another Fitzpatrick free in the 44th minute put three points between them but Allen Gaels hit back with a fourth goal. The final 10 minutes were frantic as both sides tried to get vital scores. 

Aughnasheelin made Allen Gaels concede frees which Fitzpatrick kicked over. He scored 10 points from frees and a fine point from play in the 58th minute cut the deficit to just one point.

Moran kicked over a free in the 60th minute for Gaels and another free from the corner-forward three minutes later proved crucials as his side booked their place in the semi-final.


1Kevin McWeeney Goalkeeper
2Paul Earley Defender
3Wayne Gilgunn Defender
4Cillian Cullen Defender
5Ciaran Cullen 23 Defender
6Sean McWeeney Defender
7Niall Gallagher Defender
8Cormac Sammon Midfielder
9Aaron Hoare Forward
10Darragh Gunn 18 Forward
11Brendan Mulvey Midfielder
12Joseph Earley Forward
19Piaras McTeigue 13 Defender
14Fintan Fitzpatrick Forward
15Gavin Sammon Forward
16Martin McHugh Goalkeeper
13Fergal Flynn 19 Forward
17Christy McNulty Forward
18Cathal Egan 10 Defender
20Brian Boyle Forward
21Dean Flanagan Forward
22Michael Domican Defender
23Sean Flynn 5 Defender
24Damien Gilheaney Defender
25Shalyn Mulligan Defender
26Ronan White Forward

Allen Gaels

1Ronan Moran Forward
2Jason Loftus Defender
3Mark Gunning 10 Defender
4David Wynne Defender
28Conor Flood 18 Defender
6Alan Wynne Defender
7Martin Raftery Defender
8Radek Oberwan Defender
9Jake Tobin 35 Defender
26Arek Oberwan Defender
11Ryan Higgins 20 Forward
12Ciaran McMorrow 19 Defender
13Ciaran Walsh Forward
14Caleb Duffy Forward
15Colin Moran Forward
16Dan Curran Goalkeeper
10Shane Beirne 3 Defender
17Brian Mulvey Midfielder
18Cian Beirne 28 Defender
19Sean Lynch 12 Forward
20Gareth Higgins 11 Forward
21James Flynn (AG) Forward
22Bryan Beirne Forward
23Wayne Gunning Midfielder
24Gareth Gilmartin Forward
25Shane McKeon
35Shane Walsh 9 Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 5)
1-13 2-12
Masonite ACFL Division 2
Shane McGettigan Park

(Round 3)
0-6 1-15
Masonite ACFL Division 2
Shane McGettigan Park


Aughnasheelin, Ballinamore, Leitrim, Ireland

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