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Date Time League Season
7 August 2021 7:00 pm Leitrim Senior Football Championship 2021

Match Report

Mary’s have the measure of Manor

St Mary's got their Championship campaign off to the perfect start with a seven points victory over Glencar Manor last Saturday evening in Boggaun.

This was never going to be a classic with the players having to battle with very heavy rain for most of the game, but both teams deserve credit for their efforts in such terrible conditions.

The home team got off to the better start and within eleven minutes were thee points to nil ahead, courtesy of points from Ronan Flynn, Killian McGrisken and a Conor Dolan free.

Luke Sheridan prevented a St. Mary's goal at the expense of a “45” which was duly converted by Mark Diffley to open his teams account thirteen minutes in to be followed by two points within as many minutes from the boot of Raymond Mulvey to level matters.

Two more Dolan points, one from a free, edged the home team in front again and their three points advantage was restored when Ronan Flynn pointed.

James McGreal received a yellow card as did team mate Paddy McKenna within a five minute period before Paul Keaney reduced the arrears to two points with a free.

Dolan and Alan Doherty exchanged points, both from frees in injury time with Brian McDonald also receiving a yellow card from referee Enda Egan.

Two points between the teams at the break. Within four minutes of the restart, a couple of Paul Keaney frees brought the teams level, but between Keaney's points came a blow to the home team when Niall Brady received a black card for a foul on Cian Singleton.

Ronal Flynn then received a yellow card before St Mary's struck three points in a row from a Keaney free and a
point each from Mulvey and Doherty.

The winners were well on top now and had the chance to wrap the game up when they were awarded a penalty following a foul on Raymond Mulvey but Alan Dohertys spot kick was saved by Luke Sheridan at the expense of a 45”, which Mark Diffley pointed to leave four between the sides.

The next score was going to be vital and it came from the boot of Daniel Maguire and when this was followed by two more points from Sweeney and a Dolan free, suddenly the home team were back in the game, just a point behind.

But they were dealt a hammer blow when after good work from Alan Doherty, the ball fell into the path of Raymond Mulvey and he made no mistake, firing the ball into the net to restore his teams four point advantage.

The winners finished the stronger with Mulvey hitting over two points and another Keaney free leaving their side comfortable winner in the end by seven points.

In fairness to the home team they were very much in the game up to Mulveys goal four minutes from the end of normal time.

Glencar-Manorhamilton

1Luke Sheridan Goalkeeper
2Thomas McDonald Defender
3Fearghal Rooney Defender
4Cian McManus Defender
5Killian McGriskan Defender 10'
6Brian McDonald Defender
7James Rooney Forward
8Paddy Maguire Defender
9Peter Poniard Midfielder
10Niall Brady Forward 33'
11Conor Dolan Forward 11', 18', 23', 30+2', 55'
12Daniel Maguire Defender 48'
13Donnacha Devaney 30 Forward
14Evan Sweeney Forward 54'
15Ronan Flynn Forward 9', 26'
30Darren Gilmartin 13 Forward

St. Mary's

1Sean Reynolds Goalkeeper
2Barry Butler Defender
3Conor Farrell Defender
4Patrick McKenna 17 Defender 27'
5Cian Singleton Forward
6James Glancy Defender
7Nicholas McWeeney Defender
8James McGrail 24 Midfielder
9Paul Keaney Midfielder 29', 31', 34', 40', 60+2'
10Brian Farrell 21 Forward
11Raymond Mulvey Forward 56'
14', 16', 43', 60', 60+3'
12Mark Diffley Forward 13', 46'
13Alan Doherty 19 Forward 30+4', 44'
14Robbie Lowe Forward
15Oisin Bohan 18 Forward
16William Guckian Goalkeeper
17Diarmuid Kelleher 4 Defender
18Adam Reynolds 15 Forward
19Daire Farrell 13 Forward
20Conor Hackett Forward
21Robbie O’Donnell 10 Midfielder
22Kevin Brady Forward
23David O’Connell Midfielder
24Gavin Reynolds 8 Midfielder
25David Tiernan Defender
26Fiach MacConmara Defender
27Jack Barnes Forward
28Brian O’Donnell Forward
29Caolan O’Grady Forward
30Mark Lenehan Defender

Past Meetings

(Round 4)
0-6 3-8
Leitrim Premier League Division 1
Boggaun

(Semi Final)
0-13 2-14
Leitrim Senior Football Championship
Avantcard Pairc Sean Mc Diarmada

Venue

Boggaun
Boggaun, Manorhamilton, Leitrim, Ireland

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