Without nearly breaking a sweat, Melvin Gaels completely outclassed a weak Gortletteragh outfit in Sunday’s Glenfarne Wood Products Intermediate Championship clash in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada to wrap up qualification for the quarter-finals with some ease.
By PJ Leddy
Melvin Gaels 2-14
Gortletteragh’s performance against Melvin Gaels was almost woeful and the south Leitrim side will certainly have to improve on Sunday’s inept display if they are to overcome Ballinaglera in next Saturday’s winner takes all Group 3 game in Drumshanbo, with the Kinlough men likely to face Aughavas or Fenagh St. Caillin’s.
Brendan Brennan opened the scoring in Sunday’s game when he fisted over a fourth minute point, setting the tone for the contest. After Brennan got the Gaels off the mark, it continued to be one-way-traffic affair only on the scoreboard with the Kinlough men travelling in top gear and Gortletteragh still not at the races.
The Gaels stretched their lead to six points by the 17th minute with Emlyn Mulligan shooting two points while points Tom Lipsett, Conor Sheridan and Joe McGowan were all on the mark, MCGowan point after a free rebounded off the post.
The writing was on the wall as early as the 21st minute for Gortletteragh when Tom Lipsett was gifted a goal that he clinically finished after two Gortletteragh defenders made a hash of fielding a ball that was sent into the danger area.
To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.