Leitrim SHC final: Cluainin end drought

October 22, 2012

Niall McLoughlin's 9th minute goal was crucial as Cluainin Iomaint claimed a first Leitrim SHC title since 1959 at Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday.

Entering the final quarter, Cluainin trailed by 1-8 to 0-12 but they were back on level terms when Garry Hickey pointed a free with three minutes left on the clock.

Michael Poniard gave them the lead with a point before Micheal Dolan rounded off the scoring with a converted free.

Cluainin Iomaint - V Cronin; P Clancy, S Feeney, P Clerkin; Seamus McTiernan, M Poniard (0-1), P Loughlin; J O'Brien, M McKeon; N McLoughlin (1-3), D Poniard (0-2), Sean McTiernan (0-1); K Clerkin, M Dolan (0-1), G Hickey (0-3). Subs: D Ryan for Hickey, D Kelly for Sean McTiernan, Hickey for K Clerkin.

Carrick - G Coone; T Clancy, B Kane, D Butler; D Hughes, J Glancy, D Byrne; G McGovern, V McDermott; C Cunniffe (0-11), P McKiernan, B Carroll; A Doherty, B Murray, D Deegan (0-1). Subs: C Maguire for Hughes.

Referee - J Sexton.

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