Leitrim SFC final: Aughawillan end 20-year wait
28 September 2014
‘Hon The Willies’ Aughawillan are the Leitrim SFC champions for the first time since 1994.
Pic via Donal Keane @DonieKeane.
St. Mary’s, Kiltoghert 1-10
There were great scenes in Carrick-on-Shannon this afternoon after Aughawillan defeated holders St. Mary’s to be crowned Leitrim senior football champions for the first time since 1994.
Gary Plunkett produced a man of the match display as the Willies sealed a deserved victory thanks to Sean Flanagan’s late penalty goal after Plunkett had been taken down. Daire Farrell’s point had Mary’s 0-3 to 0-2 up early on, but with Ciaran Gilheaney, Morgan Quinn and Plunkett in fine scoring form, Sean Pierson’s men rallied to lead by 0-9 to 0-4 at the break.
They extended their advantage on the restart before Robbie Lowe’s 37th minute goal brought Kiltoghert back into it. The holders had got to within two points before Flanagan’s late penalty secured the silverware for the Willies.
Aughawillan – C Maguire; D McGovern, M Quinn, G McGovern; N Beirne, N Plunkett, S Quinn; S Fox, S Flanagan (1-0 pen); R McTague, M Plunkett (0-2), P Dolan; C Gilheaney (0-5, 4f), G Plunkett (0-4), M Quinn (0-2). Subs: S Gilheaney for D McGovern, R Creamer for R McTague.
St Mary’s, Kiltoghert – C Glancy; B Butler, J Glancy, J Cassidy; J DeLacy (0-1), C Farrell, N McWeeney; J McGrail (0-1), D Lowe; C Cunniffe, B O’Donnell, D Farrell (0-1); R Mulvey (0-3), M McWeeney (0-1), C O’Reilly. Subs: R Lowe (1-1) for C Farrell, A Doherty (0-1f) for D Farrell, C McWeeney for D Lowe, N Comerton for C O’Reilly, J O’Rourke (0-1) for M McWeeney.
Referee – J McCaffrey.