Joe Flynn, Leitrim Gaels & Manor Rangers: Episode 207

It seems like forever since we saw a full weekend of sporting action across the county but with the start of the Senior and Intermediate Football Championships this weekend we finally have some sport to review on the show.

On today’s show we catch up with Fenagh Manager Joe Flynn after his side had three points to spare in a 2-12 to 2-9 victory over his former team St. Mary’s Kiltoghert on Saturday evening.

Championship new boys Leitrim Gaels saw off the challenge of last season’s semi finalists Melvin Gaels in their first ever game at the top table. A final score of 1-15 to 1-07 saw the home side record the most comfortable margin of victory of the entire weekend.

Their first scorer Eunan Tracey and manager Mal Guckian spoke to Breifne after the game while the Kinlough side’s Killian McGloin shared his disappointment with the performance and the result.

Mohill went down by a single point to 2019 finalists Ballinamore Sean O’Heslins 0-16 to 0-15. Ballinamore selector Adrian Smith recaps the game. In the final game Allen Gaels were beaten by Glencar/Manor 1-12 to 0-08. That entire game is available to view at www.leitrimgaa.ie

In the Intermediate grade Annaduff emerge successfully from their opening night clash with Kiltubrid. Three late unanswered points saw them overturn a deficit to a single point victory, 0-10 to 0-9, in Cloone on Friday night. Annaduff’s Dillon Keane and Kiltubrid manager Ciaran McTague are on the show with their thoughts on how the game went.

Francis Davitt spoke to Seamus Gallagher after his Drumkeerin team had a comfortable 1-16 to 0-10 victory in Eslin while only a point seperated Ballinaglera and Bornacoola. The North Leitrim side winning at home 2-15 to 2-14 on the shores of Lough Allen. Gortletteragh held on to a slender two point lead despite a second half rally from Dromohair. The final score was 2-11 to 2-09 to Gortletteragh.

In soccer the final game of the weekend was the Sligo Leitrim Superleague clash between Manor Rangers and Carbury. The table topping fixture ended 1-1 after Aaron Hickey’s early header for the Manorhamilton side was cancelled out when Aaron Murrin’s cross found the back of the net just a few minutes later.

Both sides had opportunities to snatch a victory which would have put them into the driving seat for the league title but both goalkeepers proved on top of their game to leave the scores even at the final whistle.

This result gives the advantage in the league title race to the Sligo side but with a number of games left any slip ups will be pounced on. Goalscorer Aaron Hickey and player/manager Thomas McDonald join us on the show today.

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