03 Jul 2022

When Sheemore Gaels ruled supreme in Leitrim football

Amalgamation of Kiltubrid, Fenagh and St Mary's

When Sheemore Gaels ruled supreme in Leitrim football

Sheemore Gaels - Leitrim SFC Champions 1974

Sheemore Gaels made history back in August 1974 when they became the first amalgamated team to win the County Senior Football Championship.

Front row, from left: Martin Craig, Eddie Guckian, Sean Leyden, Hubert Murray, Mickey Martin (Capt.), Michael Tighe and Junior Mulhern.

Back row, from left: Josie Murray, Seamus Tighe, Francis Monaghan, Peter Farrell, Richard Ellis, Padraig Leyden, Liam Kelly and Paddy Guckian.

The team, an amalgamation of Fenagh, Kiltubrid and Carrick-on-Shannon, defeated Mohill by 1-10 to 0-8 in the final.

A record crowd of 2,500 attended the game.

Scorers for Sheemore – M. Martin 0-5, J. Mulhern 0-3, S. Tighe 1-0, P. Leyden 0-1 and M. Tighe 0-1.

Scorers for Mohill – M. McGuinness 0-3, B. Gordon 0-3, G. Keegan 0-1, P. Wynne 0-1.

Pat Cull, Aughnasheelin refereed the game.

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