Casey calls the shots as Tyrone rout Leitrim

Leitrim were crushed in this Lory Meagher Cup tie at Ballinamore on Saturday by a rampant Tyrone led by Damien Casey.

The early action gave no indication of the rout in store with the sides level after 25 minutes (1-2 apiece) with Casey and Clement Cunniffe the goal scorers. But the Ulster side then hit a purple patch and points from Casey, Justin Kelly and Gerard Gilmore had them six clear (1-8 to 1-2) at the interval. Tyrone ran rampant after the break hitting 3-14 with Conor Grogan, Shea McKiver and Seamus Hagan scoring their goals.

Scorers for Tyrone: D. Casey 1-8(5f), S. Hagan 1-3(3f.), C. Grogan 1-2, S. McKiver 1-1, J. Kelly 0-3(1f.), S. Óg Grogan 1-2, A. Kelly, G. Gilmore, G. Fox 0-1 each.

Scorers for Leitrim: C. Cunniffe 1-5(5f.), M. Dolan 0-1.

TYRONE: J. Devlin; M. Kelly, D. Maguire, S. P. Begley; M. O’Gorman, M. Grogan, S. McCrory; A. Kelly, J. Kelly; G. Fox, S. McKiver, D. Casey; C. Grogan, S. Óg Grogan, G. Gilmore.

Subs: P. O’Connor for Fox (41), S. Hagan for Gilmore (48), C. Cross for Maguire (53), J. Kelly for Devlin (55), J. Patton for Casey (60).

LEITRIM: A. Duffy; S. McTiernan, V. McDermott, M. Poniard; P. McManus, S. Feeney, K. McGrath; D. Poniard, M. Quinn; M. O’Donoghue, M. Dolan, Z. Moradi; P. Clerkin, C. Cunniffe, D. Ryan.

Subs: P. McKiernan for Duffy (20), N. McLoughlin for Ryan (HT), T. Glancy for O’Donoghue (44), K. Boyle for M. Poniard (68), K. Clerkin for Dolan (71).

Referee: G. Chapman (Sligo).


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