Clare 1-12 Leitrim 0-09
Clare grabbed their fourth win in Division 4 when they had six points to spare over Leitrim in Cusack Park yesterday.
Playing with the breeze, the Banner goaled in the sixth minute through Shane McGrath and enjoyed a 1-8 to 0-5 lead at the interval. The visitors were too reliant on the boot of James Glancy, who kicked all but one of their scores before the break, including a penalty sent over the bar.
Scores by McGrath, Rory Donnelly and Alan Clohessy kept Clare in command after the change of ends.
Scorers for Clare: S McGrath 1-3; D Tubridy (3f), R Donnelly 0-3 each; A Clohessy 0-2, J Dowling 0-1.
Scorers for Leitrim: J Glancy 0-5 (3f, 1pen), W McKeon, R Lowe, D Gilhooley, C Egan (1 45) 0-1 each.
CLARE: Joe Hayes; B Hartnett, S McNeilis, L Healy; M McMahon, Gordon Kelly, John Hayes; G Brennan, G Quinlan; Graham Kelly, S McGrath, A Clohessy; R Donnelly, D Tubridy, J Dowling.
Subs: S Brennan for Graham Kelly (ht), T Ryan for Dowling (46), D Russell for Quinlan (56), S Haugh for Donnelly (65), S Tierney for Clohessy (67).
LEITRIM: C McCrann; A Wynne, C Egan, P Maguire; D Beck, C Sheridan, W McKeon; D Sweeney, D Lowe; P Brennan, R Lowe, G Hickey; R Cox, J Glancy, A Croal.
Subs: D Gilhooley for Croal (51), P McGowan for D Lowe (51), T Bernie for Hickey (63).
Referee: D O’Mahoney (Tipperary).