The 2013 FBD League got going this afternoon and the three matches played earlier on today produced wins for Galway, Sligo and Leitrim. The first two – against third-level opposition – were expected but last one was a bit of a surprise, even if it was the second year in a row that the Ridge County had managed to get the better of the Rossies in the FBD.
In Section A, Galway had an easy 0-16 to 0-6 win over NUIG at Tuam, in a match where Michael Meehan lined out from the start. It’s been a while since he’s done that in the FBD, I reckon. Over in Ballinode, meanwhile, Sligo enjoyed an equally comfortable win, as they beat Sligo IT by 0-14 to 0-5 where Niall Murphy and Mark Breheny each scored 0-5 for the winners.
In Section B, Leitrim fought back from three points down early in the second half to edge out Roscommon by 0-6 to 0-5 at Elphin. Four unanswered points from the visitors – with the winner coming from Conor Beirne – sealed the match for Leitrim and the win will undoubtedly put them in good mood for their clash with our lads this day week at Ballinamore.
A brief account of today’s FBD action is on the RTÉ website – here.