St Mary's and Mac Diarmada Gaels reach U17 Final

St Mary's and Mac Diarmada Gaels reach U17 Final

Defending champions St Mary's Kiltoghert will face Mac Diarmada Gaels in this year's Leitrim U17 (Minor) A Championship Final after both came through two very different semi-finals.

The pair, who met in the League final earlier this year, overcame St Joseph's and 13-a-side league winners Fenagh St Caillin's. St Mary's had seven points to spare over St Joseph's in Avantcard Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, a much closer game that the league round when the town team had 28 points to spare.

In the other semi-final, Mac Diarmada Gaels recovered from a nine point halftime deficit to run out 4-15 to 0-12 winners. Fenagh dominated the first half but the loss of chief scorer Fergal McLoughlin to a black card sunk their challenge.

The Ballinamore and Kiltubrid amalgamation also lost a man to a red card but showed incredible scoring power to book their place in the final. They will be eager to avenge their league final loss and have beaten St Mary's 4-11 to 3-8 in the League.

In the B competition, Dromahair will meet Allen Gaels in the quarter-finals after seeing off Gortletteragh 2-17 to 0-8 while Mohill set up a semi-final meeting with neighbours Annaduff after beating Melvin Gaels 3-9 to 1-6 on Monday evening.

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