Moreton leads Carrick charge to Leitrim honour
LED by a man of the match display from Colm Moreton, Carrick easily dethroned defending county champions Cluainín 3-11 to 0-8 in yesterday’s Leitrim SHC final at Carrick-on-Shannon.
Moreton’s 21st-minute opening goal for Carrick was the game’s turning point, as Cluainín had slightly shaded the proceedings prior to that.
Carrick led by 1-5 to 0-5 at the break. The Carrick men pulled well ahead in the opening 22 minutes of the second half to go 0-8 in front. In this period Clement Cunniffe and Colm Moreton chipped in with two points for Carrick, while Cathal McCrann added a point.
Cluainín’s top scored Gavin O’Hagan opened his side’s second half account with a 52nd-minute pointed free. Liam and Colm Moreton added a goal apiece for the winners before the end.