Splendid game: Drumreilly and Cloone ended their Senior Championship relegation joust in splendid Seán Ó Laodáin Park Fenagh on Saturday last with a 1-9 to 0-12 draw. The scores were also level at the interval at 1-3 to 0-6, Drumreilly’s four first half scores having come from the boots of free-taker Nigel Maguire (2pts), James Holahan (pt.) and Frank Holahan (gl.). While the goal lifted Drumreilly possession-wise, they immediately wasted three chances of points from relative easy positions. Drumreilly were to enjoy a purple patch in the third quarter. A minute into the second half Drumreilly took a short-lived lead, when a perceptive pass from James Holahan sent Francis Holahan bearing down on goal, but the midfielder’s rising shot screamed just inches over the Cloone lath. Cloone gained parity in the third minute of the half. Excellent teamwork yielded four unanswered points courtesy of Ronan McCartin (pt.), Graeme Taylor (pt.), and Nigel Maguire gave them a four point lead before the 15th minute. In the blitz they had also managed to get the ball into the Cloone net, but the whistle had already gone for an outfield foul, which Nigel Maguire punished with the third of the four scores. Drumreilly surrendered their lead as resilient Cloone struck positively with five points as against one point from Drumreilly’s Damon Maguire, and the Drumreilly defence felt relief when one at least of the five scores was not a goal. As Cloone attacked with menace in search of a winning score, they were denied in time added on by a fine fetch under the cross-bar by dependable defender John McKeon to give his side another bite of the cherry. The Drumreilly lineout was Mick McGirl, Anthony Holahan, Seán Fee, Brian Mitchell, Paddy O Connell, John McKeon, Kevin Holahan, Francis Holahan (1-1), Graeme Taylor (0-2), Ronan McCartin (0-1), Nigel Maguire (0-3-fs.), John Fee, Cillian Maguire, Damon Maguire (0-1) and James Holahan (0-1). Sub used: Brian Fee.
Show Winners: Three local farmers were among the winners for livestock exhibits at the recent Agricultural Show in Ballinamore. Brothers John and Graeme Taylor, Clonboyher took first prize in the Best Pedigree Heifer in Calf, and Gerry Fee, Drumlea was among he winners in the following classes: Best non-pedigree Suckler Cow with calf at foot (2nd), Best Butcher’s heifer with not more than two teeth (2nd) and Best Female Calf, non-pedigree, non-grade registered, calved in 2011 and confined to Leitrim (3rd).
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