Leitrim U21 Championship A Final

St. Manchan's turn the tide in second half to blow away Fenagh Gortletteragh

Long delayed Final comes to dramatic conclusion

John Connolly


John Connolly

Three second half goals saw St. Manchan's turn Saturday's Leitrim U21 A Championship Final on its head as they swamped Fenagh Gortletteragh to claim the title in Pairc Sheain Ui Eslin, Ballinamore.


Fenagh Gortletteragh had led the long postponed and controversial Final 1-6 to 0-5 at the halftime break and can consider themselves unlucky not to be much further ahead as they completely dominated the first half with their pace, aggression and intent.

But whatever was said at halftime, St. Manchan's were a different team in the second half as they were much more engaged in the game but it wasn't until Fiachra McGuinness found the net 13 minutes into the second half that they took the lead.

Oisin Madden pounced on a poor Fenagh Gortletteragh kickout to score a crucial second goal with 11 minutes left and Michael Bohan tapped in a loose ball less than two minutes from time to complete a famous victory.