Meehan magic helps Tribesmen ease to victory over NUI Galway

Michael Meehan looked back to his best for Galway as his four points helped the Tribesmen to a facile win 0-16 to 0-6 over NUI Galway at Tuam Stadium yesterday.

A late Colm Beirne free gave Leitrim reward for a late rally against Roscommon with a 0-6 to 0-5 win.

Meanwhile Niall Murphy and Mark Breheny each bagged five points as Sligo strolled to a comfortable nine-point win over IT Sligo, 0-14 to 0-5, at the IT Sligo GAA grounds in Ballinode in this low-key FBD Connacht League Section ‘A’ opener.

GALWAY: M Breathnach; D O’Neill, D Finnegan, C Forde; C Costello 0-1, G Sice, G Bradshaw; A Griffin, N Coleman; J O’Brien 0-1, M Martin 0-3, S Denvir; M Meehan 0-4 (2fs, 1 45), P Conroy 0-2, D Cummins 0-1.

Subs: S Walsh 0-1 for Cummins 45, E Concannon 0-1 for O’Brien 49, M Boyle for Denvir 49, G O’Donnell for Griffin 51, S Armstrong 0-2 for Coleman 58.

NUI Galway: D O’Sullivan; K Moynagh, J Moore, C McDonald; G Sweeney, R Kiely, C Halloran; E O hEochaigh 0-1, S Moran; S Nally 0-1f, F O’Deasmhunaigh 0-1, C Walsh 0-1; I Galvin 0-2, K Murtagh, Cathal Brennan.

Subs: D Gavin for Moynagh 27, K Crowe for Ó hEochaigh 37, C O’Donnell for Halloran 38, J Egan for Cathal Brennan 51, E Troy for Moran 58.

LEITRIM: C McCrann; A Wynne, C Egan, P Maguire; D Beck, P Brennan, C Clarke; W McKeon, P McGowan; G Hickey (0-1), B McDonald, K Conlon; R Cox, J Glancy, A Croal (0-1).

Subs: C Beirne (0-2, 1f) for Cox (h-t), C Sheridan for Maguire (ht), E Mulligan (0-2, 1f) for Conlon (38), R Lowe for Glancy (47).

ROSCOMMON: M Miley; S McDermott, N Carty, N Collins; D Ward, J Connaughton, C Dineen; M Finneran, K Higgins; P Neary, D O’Gara, D Keenan; C Devaney (0-2), F Cregg (0-1, 1f), D O’Connor.

Subs: S Oates for Neary (ht), C Cregg (0-2fs) for O’Gara (ht), D Keane for O’Connor (38), D Hoey for Keenan (48).

SLIGO: D McCormack; C Harrison, B Kennedy, N Ewing; A McIntyre, M Quinn (0-1), K Cawley; S Gilmartin, J Clarke; F Quinn (0-1), A Marren (0-1), P Hughes (0-1); M Breheny (0-5, 2fs), K McDonald, N Murphy (0-5, 3fs).

Subs: A Devaney for D McCormack (ht), B Curran for A Marren (42) E Mullen for J Clarke (46), M Gormley for C Harrison (52).

IT SLIGO: A McCallig; R Donovan, D McKernan, B McQuaid; N Hahessy, M Jennings, P Seoige; D Hyland, G Whyte; D Gilsenan, M Forde, D Maye; S Coen (0-2, 1f), P O’Connor (0-2, 1f), N Costello (0-1).

Subs: J Rogers for D Hyland, 40; D Lyons for M Jennings, 44; D Gallagher for D Maye, 53.

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