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Leitrim Under 17 Hurlers undefeated after four rounds of the Celtic Challenge

Leitrim defeat Louth in high scoring match in Mullingar

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Leitrim Under 17 Hurlers undefeated after four rounds of the Celtic Challenge

The Leitrim Under 17 Hurling team that has won its first four matches in the Celtic Challenge.

The Leitrim Under 17 Hurling team that defeated Louth by 5-10 to 2-15 in the Celtic Challenge last Wednesday in Mullingar.

Back L to R: Diarmuid Kelleher, Brian King, Sean O Riordain, Ashley Maziya, Liam Taylor, Shane Crowe, Shane Mallon, Francis Shanley, Michael O'Brien, Cian Farry, Padraig Kane.

Front L to R: Conor Hackett, Liam Phelan, Shane Rynn, Paul Lenehan, Niall Crowe, Cormac White, Ruairi King, Fergal McLoughlin and Oisin Niblock.

Leitrim's young hurlers are blazing a trail for themselves in this year's Celtic Challenge and have gone through their group undefeated after four matches.

The squad, made up of Carrick Hurling Club players, with one player from Cluainin Iomaint, had already defeated Longford, Monaghan and Cavan before they came out on top by 5-10 to 2-15 against Louth in Mullingar last night (Wednesday, June 6).

This means they top their group and go forward to play at a higher grade with their quarter final pencilled in for Saturday, June 16.  The semi-final is down for decision on Saturday, June 23, while the final will be played in Bord na Mona O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Saturday, June 30.

To date, Leitrim defeated Longford by 6-11 to 0-3 and followed that up with a 4-15 to 3-14 win over Monaghan. 

Leitrim then easily saw off the Cavan challenge by 3-19 to 2-4 and finished the group with a 5-10 to 2-15 win over Louth.

The Best and Fairest Awards in each match went to Leitrim players:

Shane Mallon v Longford, Shane Crowe v Monaghan, Michael O'Brien v Cavan, and Shane Rynn v Louth.

Well done to this dedicated group of players and their coaches who continue to Leitrim hurling on the map.