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Afternoon all and welcome to another summer of championship coverage.

Sligo beat London in Ruislip earlier today and now it’s over to Gaelic Park in the Bronx where New York host Leitrim.

Here’s how the teams are named to start:

New York

1. Vinny Cadden (Sligo)

2. Neil Collins (Roscommon)
3. Donal Ward (Roscommon)
4. Colin Keane (Sligo)

5. Enda Williams (Longford)
6. Tom Cunniffe (Mayo)
7. Matthew Queenan (Mayo)

8. David Culhane (Kerry)
9. Shane Hogan (New York)

10. Tony Donnelly (Armagh)
11. Jamie Clarke (Armagh)
12. Luke Kelly (Offaly)

13. Kevin O’Grady (Wexford)
14. Dalton McDonagh (Meath)
15. David Freeman (Monaghan)

Leitrim

1. Diarmuid McKiernan (Gaeil na hAilne)

2. Paddy Maguire Naomh (Bríde Baile Átha Cliath)
3. Micheal McWeeney (Naomh Muire Cill Tochairt)
4. Oisín Madden (Maothail)

5. James Rooney (Gleann an Chairthe/Cluainín)
6. Donal Wrynn (Naomh Caillin, Fíonach)
7. Shane Quinn (Maothail)

8. Mark Plunkett (Achadh an Mhuilinn)
9. Domhnaill Flynn (Maothail)

10. Jack Heslin Gort (Leitreach)
11. Emlyn Mulligan (Gaeil na Meilge)
12. Ryan O Rourke (Naomh Caillin, Fíonach)

13. Darragh Rooney (Gaeil na Meilge)
14. Keith Beirne (Maothail)
15. Brendan Gallagher (Na Sairséalaigh Leamhcáin BAC)

The players are in the parade and we’re almost set to go. Here are the players as they arrived earlier:

The Leitrim team arrives Source: Andy Marlin/INPHO

The New York team arrive Source: Andy Marlin/INPHO

The national anthem is underway and then we’ll be off.

1Mins

We’re underway. Jamie Clarke starts at full-forward.

1Mins

1 min – Keith Beirne sends New York into the lead with a 30m free.

2Mins

GOAL! Shane Hogan scores an early goal for New York!

5Mins

New York 1-1 Leitrim 0-1

David Culhane adds a point for the hosts. Clarke set up Hogan brilliantly for that goal.

6Mins

New York 1-2 Leitrim 0-1

Clarke adds another one for New York. He slotted it over from a tough angle on the right hand side.

8Mins

New York 1-3 Leitrim 0-1

Neil Collins the former Roscommon defender fires another point over. Great start from the Exiles.

10Mins

New York 1-4 Leitrim 0-1

Jamie Clarke swings over a fine free off his left.

10Mins

Tom Cunniffe looks to be picking up Leitrim dangerman Emlyn Mulligan.

16Mins

New York 1-4 Leitrim 0-2

Mulligan kicks a fantastic score for Leitrim and one they needed.

17Mins

New York 1-4 Leitrim 0-2

Clarke kicks a wide after twisting and turning his way past a couple of Leitrim defenders.

19Mins

New York 1-4 Leitrim 0-2

New York are controlling the game so far.

22Mins

New York 1-4 Leitrim 0-3

Beirne cuts inside and slots over his second of the afternoon. The pace of the game has dropped, but Leitrim are coming into it.

22Mins

Leitrim sub: Dean McGovern for Domhnaill Flynn

26Mins

New York 1-4 Leitrim 0-5

Beirne clips over his third and then Mulligan slots over a beauty. Fine response from Leitrim.

25Mins

New York 1-4 Leitrim 0-6

All the pre-game talk was about Jamie Clarke, but Emlyn Mulligan is running the show in Gaelic Park. He adds another score to reduce the gap to one.

26Mins

New York 1-5 Leitrim 0-6

Tony Donnelly extends the New York lead with their first score in a while.

27Mins

New York 1-5 Leitrim 0-7

Beirne is proving very accurate on frees and he kicks Leitrim’s seventh. The Gaelic Park surface isn’t as suitable as regular grass for kicking frees off the turf, but Beirne has coped well so far.

30Mins

New York 1-5 Leitrim 0-8

Ryan O’Rourke brings Leitrim level. They trailed by 1-4 to 0-1 after 10 minutes but now are back on par.

29Mins

New York 1-5 Leitrim 0-9

Dean McGovern adds a score as the Leitrim men take the lead for the first time since the first minute.

30Mins

New York are fading out of the game but it’s almost half-time.

37Mins

CHANCE! Dalton McDonagh broke through and almost found Tony Donnelly unmarked in front of the goals. But the pass wasn’t accurate and Leitrim got away unscathed.

31Mins

New York sub: Daniel McKenna is on for David Freeman.

32Mins

We’ll have one minute of added time.

33Mins

New York 1-5 Leitrim 0-9

We could do with a big of Hawk-Eye in New York as Jamie Clarke’s point attempt was initially waved over but after consulting with his umpires, the referee waved it wide.
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33Mins

New York 1-5 Leitrim 0-9 – HT

Leitrim trailed by six after the first quarter, but they’ve recovered well and take a one-point lead into the interval.

37Mins

Some action from the first-half in Gaelic Park:

Jamie Clarke with Paddy Maguire Source: Andy Marlin/INPHO

David Freeman with Brendan Gallagher Source: Andy Marlin/INPHO

36Mins

The second-half is underway. Big 35 minutes in store.

37Mins

New York 1-6 Leitrim 0-9

Former Offaly footballer Luke Kelly gives New York a fine start to the second-half. We’re all square.

99Mins

New York 1-7 Leitrim 0-9

Tony Donnelly sends over a free as the Exiles move back a point to the good.

40Mins

New York 1-8 Leitrim 0-9

Clarke is fouled by Paddy Maguire in front of the Leitrim goal after a long ball was delivered inside. Donnelly does the business from the free.

41Mins

New York 1-8 Leitrim 0-10

Ryan O’Rourke scores Leitrim’s 10th. At the far end, Clarke’s close-range free hits the post and is cleared by Leitrim.

41Mins

New York 1-8 Leitrim 0-11

Superb point from Beirne and the sides are level for the second time.

43Mins

New York 1-8 Leitrim 0-12

Clarke will be dissapointed with that missed free from a few minutes ago. Leitrim are one ahead now after another Beirne effort.

46Mins

New York sub: John Collins for Luke Kelly.

47Mins

Both teams have missed a few chances since half-time. New York are being hurt by some unforced errors but they’re still well in this game. Will they last longer than Leitrim in the warm conditions?

48Mins

New York sub: Paddy Boyle for Matthew Queenan

Leitrim sub: Ronan Kennedy for Jack Heslin

55Mins

New York 1-8 Leitrim 0-12

Still Leitrim lead by one.

56Mins

New York 1-9 Leitrim 0-12

After a very patient build-up, New York win a free right in front of the posts. Leitrim’s Shane Quinn is booked. Clarke splits the posts from the placed ball. We’re all level again.

56Mins

New York sub: Aaron Cunningham for Tony Donnelly.

57Mins

We now have two Crossmaglen players on the field in Clarke and Cunningham.

57Mins

New York’s John Collins is getting treatment after suffering an injury and the game is stopped for the moment.

57Mins

Keith Scally, the longest-serving member of the team, is going to be introduced for John Collins, who looks like he suffered a serious injury.

58Mins

New York sub: Keith Scally for John Collins.

Flag 60Mins

Jamie Clarke kicks a big score and New York are back in front, 1-10 to 0-12!

62Mins

New York 1-10 Leitrim 0-12

We’re into the final nine minutes and the crowd are sensing a victory.

65Mins

New York 1-11 Leitrim 0-12

Former Wexford forward Kevin O’Grady puts New York two up!

68Mins

New York 1-11 Leitrim 0-14

A quick-fire double by Leitrim with Beirne (free) and Mark Plunkett kicking a score apiece. We’re level with three to play.

69Mins

New York 1-11 Leitrim 0-15

A stunning point from Shane Quinn sends the visitors from Leitrim in front!

70Mins

New York 1-12 Leitrim 0-15

Daniel McKenna brings New York level with a free, while Cunningham is black-carded for the hosts. Three minutes of added time to come.

70Mins

Extra-time is on the cards if it finishes level.

71Mins

New York 1-12 Leitrim 0-15

Leitrim have the ball as the tension rises in the Bronx.

73Mins

New York 1-12 Leitrim 0-15 – FT

We are going to extra-time. Ten minutes in each half.

70Mins

It’s been confirmed that there will be two periods of extra-time. If the sides are still level after extra-time, the game will to go a replay, presumably in Leitrim.

70Mins

Extra-time is underway.

71Mins

New York 1-12 Leitrim 0-15

Clarke and Mulligan trade wides shortly after the restart.

73Mins

New York 1-12 Leitrim 0-15

Three wides in-a-row now for Leitrim at the start of extra-time. Ryan O’Rourke with the latest one.

76Mins

A fourth wide in succession now for Leitrim.

79Mins

New York 1-13 Leitrim 0-15

O’Grady sends the New York fans into raptures with a score after a move where Clarke was heavily involved.

80Mins

New York 1-14 Leitrim 0-15

Clarke gathers at the corner flag and curls a magnificent effort over the bar!

80Mins

New York 1-14 Leitrim 0-15 – HT in ET

Is this going to be New York’s day?

80Mins

The second-half of extra-time is underway. New York are 10 minutes away from history.

83Mins

New York 1-15 Leitrim 0-15

O’Grady stretches New York’s lead to three.

86Mins

New York 1-15 Leitrim 0-16

Leitrim are back within two.

88Mins

New York 1-15 Leitrim 0-17

One point in it now as Leitrim hit another score through Darragh Rooney.

89Mins

We’ll have one minute of injury-time. Leitrim have about 40 seconds to score an equaliser here…

89Mins

New York 1-15 Leitrim 0-18

A late equaliser for Leitrim as Shane Quinn’s shot on goal is deflected over the bar!

89Mins

New York 1-15 Leitrim 0-19

Noel Plunkett sends Leitrim in front! Surely that’s the winner!

89Mins

New York 1-15 Leitrim 0-19

David Freeman kicks a wide and that looks to be that.

93Mins

What a game!

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