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Tourlestrane ebook Connacht to beat St Mary’s by two factors within the SFC remaining

After trailing on the interval, Thurlestran raised their recreation and overcame St Mary’s in Carrick-on-Shannon within the second half to ebook their place within the Connacht Membership SFC remaining.

He ended the sport with 14 males, aided by a powerful wind for the Sligo champions, earlier than Adrian McIntyre was black-carded with 8 minutes remaining.

St Mary’s additionally failed to attain within the remaining half however Thurlestran held on for the win.

After Thurlestrain’s Liam Gavigan opened the scoring with a second-minute level, the Leitrim champions stored the steadiness within the first half.

Paul Keene leveled issues a minute later when his effectively hit a ’45’ that sailed between the Thurstrane posts. Keaney unleashed a free simply over 10 minutes from time to provide St Mary’s the lead earlier than a twenty minute interval of dominance for them.

In that spell St Mary’s elevated their benefit with unanswered factors from Paul Keaney, Mark Diffley, Cian Singleton and Diarmuid Kelleher.

John Francis Carr responded with a Thurlestran level earlier than the break to go away St Mary’s 0-6 to 0-2 forward at half-time.

Thurlestran acquired their second fightback after Kenny Gavigan fired over the 34-pointer.

They dominated St Mary’s for the rest of the half and certainly many of the motion this time period passed off within the Carrick facet’s half.

Liam Gavigan, who fired two factors for Thurlstrane, diminished St Mary’s to 0-4 within the 52nd minute.

Thurlestran’s males leveled inside two minutes after Liam Gavigan added one other and James Leonard fired residence a degree from shut vary.

Thurlestran’s tooth had been firmly in place and Liam Gavigan put them forward for the primary time since splitting the St Mary’s uprights.

Rian Kennedy hit an insurance coverage level for the Sligo males because the clock ticked into additional time.

Scorers: Turlestran – L Gaughan 0 – 4 2f; JF Carr, Ok Gavigan, J Leonard & R Kennedy 0 – 1 every. Saint Mary’s – P Keeney 0-3 ’45’ f; C Singleton, M Diffley & D Kelleher 0 – 1 every.

Excursions: A Broe; JP Lang, JF Carr, B Walsh; O Kennedy, McIntyre, Marren; Ok O’Hara, C Marren; Ok Gavigan, Ch. Henry, J. Leonard; G Gaughan, J Kelly, L. Subscribers: F. O’Donnell for O’Hara (13); R. Kennedy for Marren (43); N Egan for Kelly (53); C Surlis for Kennedy (59); Kennedy for Leonard (65).

Saint Mary’s: S Reynolds; C Farrell, M Diffley, G Reynolds; C Hackett, N McWeney, A Reynolds; P. Keeney, J. McGrail; D Farrell, D Kelleher, D O’Connell; J Casey, O Bohan, S Singleton. Subscribers: Jay Barnes Hackett (45); B Farrell for Casey (59).

Referee: L Devenney (shirt).

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