Leitrim’s promotion hopes gone after Louth defeat

Leitrim’s hopes of reaching the promotion play-offs in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League were ended in Carrick-on-Shannon when they were comprehensively outplayed by Mickey Harte’s Louth on a final scoreline of 0-19 to 0-10.

The home side had produced an encouraging second quarter, coming from 0-6 to 0-1 down to lead at the interval by 0-7 to 0-6.

However, their challenge faded in the second-half as Louth ran out comfortable winners.

Ryan O’Rourke was introduced in the closing stages but, by then, the game was already beyond Leitrim.

Leitrim manager Terry Hyland spoke to John Lynch after the game.