Date Time Competition Season
13 February 2022 2:00 pm NFL Division 4 2022


Match Report

Leitrim dominate Shannon Erne Derby with Fermanagh

Leitrim started their Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 4 campaign with a Michelle Guckian inspired display to a 4-18 to 1-06 victory over Fermanagh in Ballinamore this afternoon.

Leitrim's forwards were just too powerful on the day for their northern neighbours in poor conditions, as the sides who were only separated by a single point in last year's All-Ireland Intermediate championship were poles apart in this encounter.

Michelle Guckian who finished with 1-7 to her credit before her withdrawal mid way through the second half was the main target for the green and gold side. It wasn't a one woman show though as she was ably assisted by a fantastic group around her, debutant Sarah Reynolds getting her senior inter county career with a goal with her very first attack.

A harsh sinbin for lively Fermanagh centre forward Blaithin Bogue after twenty minutes was probably the end of the game as a contest, although Leitrim had already opened a healthy eight point lead at that stage. Fermanagh just never really recovered and looked a broken side long before the end of the game. Missing a large proportion of last year's squad they will need some steel added to compete in the Intermediate Championship again later in the season.

Just before the break Leitrim's best goal of the game arrived with a fantastic piece of inter play involving Guckian saw Roisin Fowley find the net to effectively finish the contest opening a fourteen point lead that Leitrim never looked like loosing hold off at any stage.

Leitrim Manager Hugh Donnelly will be happy with his side's performance level and the opportunity to get a look at all 30 members of his panel as he took full advantage of the rolling substitutes to bring every player into the fray, a number of them for the first time.

Fermanagh did rally well at the death and a goal from Blaithin Bogue and two points from Eimear Smyth in injury time put a slightly nicer look on the scoreline from the northerners point of view. Elaine Maguire had been impressive for the northerners in the first half but didn't feature in the second half of the game. Brenda Bannon also stood out for the Erne county.


1Michelle Monaghan 16 Goalkeeper
2Eimhín Quinn 22 Defender
3Mary Alice Maguire 19 Defender
4Rebecca Rooney 23 Defender
5Ailish Cornyn 17 Defender 21'
6Clare Owens 21 Defender
7Carla Le Guen 20 Forward
8Charlene Tyrrell 18 Midfielder
9Niamh Tighe 27 Midfielder
10Laura O’Dowd 28 Forward 17', 23'
11Michelle Guckian 26 Forward 9'
2', 4', 10', 11', 27', 37', 40'
12Roisin McHugh 29 Forward 31'
13Sarah Reynolds 24 Forward 1'
14', 30+2'
14Leah Fox 25 Forward
15Brónagh O’Rourke 30 Forward
16Niamh Ryan 1 Goalkeeper
17Aisling Quinn 5 Midfielder
18Edel Kelly 8 Midfielder
19Sinéad Tighe 3 Defender
20Éabha Moyles 7 Midfielder
21Hannah Reynolds 6 Defender
22Caroline Doherty 2 Defender
23Marina Gray 4 Defender
24Amy Fowley 13 Forward 58'
25Síomha Quinn 14 Forward 46'
26Emma McGovern 11 Forward 70+4'
27Megan McGovern 9 Midfielder
28Shaylyn Ward 10 Forward 60+7'
29Elise Bruen 12 Midfielder
30Roisin Fowley 15 Forward 28'
32', 40'


Pairc Shean Ui Heislin
Railway Road, Ballinamore, County Leitrim, Ireland

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