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Date Time Competition Season
3 September 2022 6:30 pm Leitrim Intermediate Football Championship 2022

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Kiltubrid snatch late point in bruising encounter

A late Barry McWeeney free helped Kiltubrid pick up a valuable point in the Intermediate Championship, in what was a toughly fought contest against Drumkeerin.

It was a blistering start to the game with Daniel Maguire capitalised on a lucky break in the opening minutes when surrounded by green and red jersies bearing down on goal, the Drumkeerin attacker lost control of the ball in a solo. He outjumped all of his oppenent's to punch the ball over the oncoming Noel Gill and in off the underside of the bar.

Kiltubrid didn't waste much time getting back on terms as a fantastic through ball found Fionn O'Brien in space and the midfielder finished his lung bursting run to the back of the net despite the best efforts of Kevin Forde in the Drumkeerin net.

The game continued tit for tat with both sides swapping scores but in truth neither side really looked like they wanted to win the game. Some wasteful shooting from Drumkeerin, particularly from dead balls saw them struggle to keep the score board ticking over while Kiltubrid seemed determined to return the ball to their opponents at every opportunity.

Despite the poor showings both sides did manage to raise the white flag five times each in the opening half. No side ever having more than a single point advantage after that goal flurry in the opening minutes.

It was a cagey enough encounter through the early stages of the second period also as Kiltubrid looked to have gained the upper hand and led through . An out of sorts Francie Davitt was replaced by Jason Byrne who's energy lifted the visiting side for the final stages.

A hopeful ball into the Kiltubrid goalmouth was met with force by James Gallagher (Corry) who out jumped his man and fisted the ball past Noel Gill giving the shot stopper no chance from close range to put the north Leitrim side two points up with six minutes left on the clock.

A Barry McWeeney pointed free immediately cut the deficit to a single score before the game was interrupted due to a serious injury sustained by Drumkeerin defender Tommy Rogan.

Thankfully after a few minutes attention he was able to make his own way off the field but his side had four minutes to defend their single point advantage.

Kiltubrid won a last opportunity to tie the scores but Emmet Mahon's effort appeared to go to the left of the goal and wide until referee Eamon Dolan adjudged the defender to have broken the rules and gave a retake to Kiltubrid thirteen metres closer to the goal. This time around Barry McWeeney made no mistake levelling matters with effectively the last kick of the game.

A point keeps both in the Quarter Final shake up but they eagerly await the draw tomorrow afternoon as they will most likely require a positive result in Round 4 to stay in the top six spots in the group table.

Kiltubrid

1Noel Gill Goalkeeper
7Shane Foley Defender
22Eamon Geoghegan Defender
4Fergal McWeeney Defender
5Dermot McKeon Defender 50'
6Stephen McLoughlin Forward
13Con Doyle Forward
8Michael McCormack Midfielder
17Conor Prior 21 Defender 28'
10Aidan McKiernan 20 Forward
9Fionn O’Brien Midfielder 4'
8'
15Danny McWeeney Forward 15'
12Iarlaith O’Brien Forward
14Kealan McKeon Forward 20'
11Barry McWeeney Forward 25', 36', 46', 55', 60+19'
16Brendan McCormack Goalkeeper
2Shane Meehan Defender
3Diarmuid McKiernan Defender
18Neil Slevin Forward
19Patrick Meehan Forward
20Emmet Mahon 10 Forward
21Micheal Earley 17 Forward
23Peter Winters Forward
24Dylan Easterbrook Defender
25Owen Dolan Forward
26Micheal McKiernan Defender
27Ralph McKeown
28Niall Crossan Forward
29James Gill Forward
30James Tighe Midfielder
31Cian Ffrench
32Anthony Murray Goalkeeper

Drumkeeran

1Kevin Forde Goalkeeper
3Ryan Gallagher 4 Forward
5Tommy Rogan Defender
17Aidan Dolan Midfielder
7Luke Fee Defender
9Colm Clarke Defender 60+15'
10Ross Harrison Defender 21', 23'
13Francis Davitt 8 Forward 11', 14', 35'
14Declan Daly Midfielder
18Jerome Maguire Forward 30'
19Seamus McNama Forward
20James Gallagher (Corry) Midfielder 54'
21James Gallagher (Creevelea) Forward
27Cathal McCauley Forward 53'
29Daniel Maguire 30 Forward 3'
16Darragh Flynn Defender
2Ciaran Daly Goalkeeper
4Ryan McVeigh 3 Defender
8Jason Byrne 13 Defender
11David Feeney Forward
12Glen Kavanagh Defender
22Thomas Davitt Defender
23Darragh Fallon Midfielder
24Eddie McTiernan Forward
25Charlie Gallagher Defender
26Michael Lavin Forward
30Enda Lowe 29

Past Meetings

(Round 7)
1-7 1-7
Masonite ACFL Division 3
Kiltubrid GAA

Venue

Kiltubrid GAA
Kiltubrid, Leitrim, Ireland

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