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Grimes pays back Louth

The introduction of Conor Grimes off the bench proved to be a winning switch for Louth manager Colin Kelly on Saturday.

The big full forward rattled a crucial goal and added a further point to help the Wee County to a 1-15 to 0-11 win over Leitrim in their Qualifier at the Gaelic Grounds in Drogheda.

An open and entertaining first half ended with Louth 0-11 to 0-08 to the good, but a few rain showers during and after half time brought about a series of sloppy handling errors and the contest deteriorated sharply as a result.

Louth's lead was pushed out to seven points when Grimes goaled in the 48th minute and it was plain sailing for the hosts from there.