Glencar/Manor no match for Kilkerrin/Clonberne in Connacht final

Leitrim senior club champions Glencar/Manorhamilton’s were outclassed by an impressive Kilkerrin/Clonberne of Galway in Sunday’s Connacht LGFA senior club football decider in Swinford.

The Galway side, bidding for a four-in-a-row of provincial titles, ran out emphatic 4-22 to 1-6 winners.

This was the proverbial game of two halves – with the north Leitrim girls, appearing in their first ever senior provincial final, more than competitive in the opening 30 minutes.

The return of Muireann Devaney to the starting line-up made a difference and her first-half goal put Glencar/Manor in front approaching half-time.

However, Kilkerrin/Clonberne found the net themselves before the interval and led by 1-7 to 1-4 at the turnaround.

The second half bore no relation to the first as the holders took complete control of the contest, restricting their opponents to just two second-half scores.

Glencar/Manor boss Padhraic Corrigan spoke to Ocean FM Sport’s PJ Leddy after the game:

Elsewhere, Roscommon hammered Sligo by 3-21 to 0-3 in the TG4 Connacht intermediate football semi-final, played at Kiltoom.

Confirmation of this fixture from Connacht LGFA only came through the day before the game.

Sligo were missing a number of regulars, including their Tourlestrane and Eastern Harps contingent who are preparing for upcoming club finals.

Roscommon are now scheduled to play Leitrim in a Connacht final later this month.