For much of this GWP Intermediate Championship match against St. Mary’s Kiltoghert, Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher seemed intent on making life as difficult as possible for themselves but in the second they played with greater fluidity and ultimately ran out comfortable winners.
By Philip Rooney
St Mary’s Kiltoghert 1-5
The first half proved to be a very low scoring affair and won’t live for too long in the memories of those who were in Shane McGettigan Park on Sunday afternoon last. While Glenfarne/Kilty enjoyed most of the possession in the opening half they were met by a very determined St Mary’s whose challenge only faded in the final quarter of the game.
Nine first half wides gives an indication of the difficulties Glenfarne were facing and it was they who trailed at the break. However, they proved to be much more accurate in the second half, despite playing into the wind and in the end did enough to secure victory.
St Mary’s opened the scoring when Michael Corrigan’s 45 broke to Ciaran McCarthy and he made no mistake. Glenfarne responded when Fergal Clancy converted a free and shortly afterwards they took the lead for the first time when Diarmuid Clancy pointed.
However, that was to be as good as it would get for the north Leitrim side as they failed to register a score during the remaining 20 minutes of the half.
The opening half was particularly scrappy, with the Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher full-forward line starved of the early ball they were looking for which the hard working St Mary’s defence deserve great credit.
At the other end, St Mary’s were proving to be accurate in front of goal as two Alan Doherty points, one from a free, saw St. Mary’s regain the lead.
To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.
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