Words mightn’t have been able to describe the esctasy Leitrim people felt last Sunday following the final whistle in Markievicz Park last Sunday but even man of the match Wayne McKeon admitted that he feared the worst until Conor Beirne’s match winning goal 14 minutes from time.
by John Connolly
Asked to describe his feeling after Leitrim’s shock win, the Ballinamore Sean O’Heslin’s club said “It is absolutely amazing, words couldn’t describe the feeling when that final whistle blew, it was brilliant. We put in the work last two months, we just totally knuckled down in the camp and everybody came together and thank god, at the end of that final whistle, we were the winners.”
Yet Wayne readily admitted that old fears were rising as Sligo staged a second half come-back - “I was worried. From ten minutes into that second, I was ‘here we go again’ but I think we got a point and then Conor got the goal and that settled everything down again and we got back on top. We didn’t panic, we just kept going on the way we had in the first half.”
That goal transformed the game and Wayne certainly felt its impact on the field and when asked what Beirne’s goal meant, the man of the match said “It is just that we have this and we just settled it down. We knew that we were well capable of beating Sligo when we came down here today and so when the goal finally went in, we just knew we had it so we just calmed things down.
To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.