VIDEO: Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin's land Minor B title

John Connolly


John Connolly

Ballinamore Sean O'Heslin's made it two from two as they added the Minor B Division 1 title to their Intermediate Championship crown on Saturday in Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada.


Two goals from Man of the Match Barry McGovern led O'Heslin's to the title in what was a much tighter and closer final than the scoreline suggests as the Ballinamore men finished with 1-2 in an elongated and confused injury time.

A desperately poor first half saw Ballinamore led 0-3 to 0-2, the Glencar/Manorhamilton scoring twice within the first seven minutes but then failing to score for another 28 minutes.

Ballinamore led at the break but Glencar/Manor, inspired by keeper Christopher Jenkins, fought back and led midway through the first half when Barry McGovern, the younger brother of Niall and Dean, scored the first of two goals.

Glencar/Manor drew level deep into four minutes of added time before McGovern pounced for 1-1 to bring the title back to Ballinamore.

See next week's Leitrim Observer for a full report on the Minor B Final.