New York GAA report: Leitrim pushed to limit by Cavan


Cavan will look at the match as a chance lost. McGinley and Alan Carolan did very well in the full back line, with Sean Kelly also having a very good hour. Mike Reilly and Brendan O'Sullivan both had good second halves when they finally came to grips with the big men in opposition. If their shooting had been a little better it would have made a difference.

Kevin Conlon was tremendous throughout. He covered acres with his passing superb. He's a close candidate for man of the match. Eoin Ward started very brightly, and considering the heavy injury he was carrying could not be faulted. The full forward line never got going, but Marty Carey could perhaps have been utilized a little more out the field.

Cavan: 1 Shane Flanagan, 2 Ronan McGinley, 3 Alan Carolan, 4 Mike O'Regan, 5 Dan King, 6 Ciaran Shields, 7 Sean Kelly, 8 Brendan O'Sullivan (0-1), 9 Mike Reilly, 10 Conor Cosgrove (0-2), 11 Eoin Ward (0-2), 12 Kevin Conlon (1-0), 13 Richie Morgan (0-2), 14 Gary Walsh (0-2), 15 Marty Carey. Subs: Gavin Joyce, Eamonn McEvoy, Michael Sloan, James Connolly.

Leitrim: 1 Pa Ryan, 2 Mike Creegan, 3 Ciaran Hughes, 4 Lonan Maguire, 5 Gareth Bradshaw, 6 Kevin Meaney, 7 Cian Maher, 8 Adrian O'Connor (0-1), 9 Brendan Quigley, 10 Pat Glynn (1-2), 11 Declan McKenna, 12 Paul McComiskey (0-3), 13 Gavin McPartland, 14 Rory Woods (0-7), 15 Kenny O'Connor. Subs: Eoghan Carew.

Man of the match: Brendan Quigley (Leitrim).