LIVE BLOG: Minor A Final Replay blog

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Darragh Rooney's late free for Melvin Gaels is batted clear by a St. Manchan's defender. Will today's replay be as exciting. Photo by Willie Donnellan


17.40: Full-time: Melvin Gaels have emerged victorious to claim the Minor A title on a scoreline of 2-16 to 2-13

17.38: Black card for Darragh Rooney

17.38: A late Padraig Sheridan looks to have made sure of victory for Melvin Gaels who lead 2-16 to 2-13

17.36: Killian McManus replaces James O'Reilly on Melvin Gaels team.

17.35: It's now a two point game after another pointed free from Jordan Reynolds

17.34: Jordan Reynolds has reduced the deficit to three points after converting another free - 2-15 to 2-12. A minute remains and one minute of injury time will be played.

17.33: Substitute Caolan Clancy points for Melvin Gaels to put them four points to the good with three minutes to go. Given how the drawn match and today's game have played out so far there could yet be a few twists.

17.32: Declan Clancy with a fine point from distance increases Melvin Gaels' lead to three once more.

17.30: Jordan Reynolds has converted another free for St Manchan's. With five minutes to there is just two points between the sides - 2-13 to 2-11

17.29: Melvin Gaels sub: Caolan Clancy for Kyle O'Driscoll

17.28: Cian Brennan with an immediate reply for Melvin Gaels - 2-13 to 2019

17.28: James McNabola improvises brilliantly to fist over the Melvin Gaels bar - 2-12 to 2-10 with 8 minutes remaining.

17.25: GOAL: Impressive response from Melvin Gaels who have been awarded a penalty. Darragh Rooney takes and confidently dispatches to top corner - 2-12 to 2-9.

17.23: GOAL: Fiachra McGuinness has levelled matters after finding the Melvin Gaels net with 12 minutes remaining - 1-12 to 2-9.

17.22: A Jordan Reynolds pointed free means there is just a goal between the sides with 13 minutes remaining. 1-12 to 1-9.

17.21: Darragh Rooney with another incredible point. Received pass from Shane McGloin and then beat three defenders before slotting the ball over the bar - 1-12 to 1-8.

17.19: Melvin Gaels have had a let off after Jonathon Reynolds' shot went just wide of the post. It remains 1-11 to 1-8 in favour of Melvin Gaels midway through the second half.

17.15: Ethan Harkin replies immediately with a fine point for St Manchans - 1-11 to 1-8

17.14: Subs: Cian Brennan replaces Rhys Brennan on Melvin Gaels team

17.14: Darragh Rooney converts a free ti put four between the sides.

17.11: Darragh Rooney delivers a 45 to Cillian McGloin who fists the ball over the bar for Melvin Gaels - 1-10 to 1-7 after 37th minute.

17.10: Ryan Murphy points from a difficult angle to further reduce the deficit - 1-9 to 1-7 5 mins into second half

17.06: Fiachra McGuinness with a point 15 seconds after the restart for St Manchan's - 1-9 to 1-6

16.53: Half-time - Melvin Gaels 1-9, St Manchan's 1-5

16.53: Fiachra McGuinness point for St Manchan's but it could have been more only for Eoin Gallagher made another excellent save to deny Rhys Brennan moments earlier. 1-9 to 1-5 in the second minute of injury time.

16.49: Darragh Rooney converts another free for Melvin Gaels - 1-9 to 1-4 in the 29th minute.

16.46: Melvin Gaels have responded excellently to the concession of a goal and have hit back with another Darragh Rooney pointed free. Melvin Gaels 1-8, St Manchan's 1-4 in the 26th minute.

16.43: St Manchan's sub - Jonathan Reynolds replaces Peter O'Neill

16.42: Cillian McGloin with an outstanding indiviaual score for Melvin Gaels - showed pace and strength before excellent long range finish. Melvin Gaels lead 1-7 to 1-4.

16.41: GOAL: St Manchan's are right back in contention after Ethan Harkin's goal after Tadgh Mulligan's pass. Melvin Gaels lead 1-6 to 1-4 in the 21st minute.

16.39: Darragh Rooney hits back immediately with a pointed free for Melvin Gaels who lead St Manchan's 1-6 to 0-4.

16.38: A Jordan Reynolds free for St Manchans has reduced the deficit further - Melvin Gaels 1-5, St Manchan's 0-4

16.37: St Manchan's Fiachra McGuinness denied by fine save from Melvin Gaels goalkeeper Eoin Gallagher.

16.34: James McNabola with another point for St Manchan's who are fighting their way back into contention - 1-5 to 0-3

16.33: Jordan Reynolds converts a free for St Manchans to reduce the deficit - 1-5 to 0-2 after 13 minutes

16.32: Padraig Sheridan with another point for Melvin Gaels that began with an excellent burst forward from Leo Ryan - 1-5 to 0-1 in the 12th minute.

16.29: GOAL: Cillian McGloin with an excellent individual goal after good interception from Shane McGloin - Melvin Gaels lead 1-4 to 0-1.

16.28: Fiachra McGuinness with St Manchan's first point of the afternoon in the Minor Final replay - Melvin Gaels 0-4, St Manchan's 0-1 in the 8th minute.

16.27: Declan Clancy with his second point of the afternoon gives Melvin Gaels a 0-4 to no score lead.

16.25: Point from Declan Clancy gives Melvin Gaels a 0-3 to no score lead over St Manchan's in the fifth minute.

16.25: Changes on Melvin Gaels team (18) Jack Royanne replaces (12) Cian Brennan and (19) Kyle O'Driscoll starts in place of (7) Peter Connolly.

16.24: Cillian McGloin with Melvin Gaels' second of the afternoon

16.24: Changes from the programme - (22) Niall Keegan replaces (2) Kaolon Harkin and Peter O'Neill replaces (19) Jonathan Reynolds (12)

16.23: Darragh Rooney has opened the scoring with a 45 metre free to give Melvin Gaels an early lead.

16.10: Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin's win Minor B Division 1 Championship title when they defeat Glencar/Manorhamilton 2-7 to 0-8, two goals from Barry McGovern proving the match winner with two second half goals, including one in added time.

Welcome to the Leitrim Observer's Live-blog from today's Minor A Championship Final replay in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada.

We'll keep you up to date with all the action from the second meeting of Melvin Gaels and St. Manchan's in what promises to be an eagerly awaited game.

The action gets underway at 4.15 and just refresh the page to get the latest updates.