Leitrim lifted the Lory Meagher Cup after beating Lancashire after extra-time by 2-23 to 2-22 in a thrilling encounter.
Leitrim dug deep at Croke Park to record a magnificent extra-time success at the expense of Lancashire in the Lory Meagher Cup decider.
This represents a maiden title at this grade for the Connacht men, who were defeated by Warwickshire in the 2017 showpiece. They looked set to fall short when the Exiles led 1-19 to 1-16 deep into stoppage-time, but a stunning James Glancy goal offered them a reprieve.
They subsequently took control in the additional periods and despite a late goal from Lancashire substitute Patrick Duggan, they had enough in reserve to squeeze over the line.
Leitrim had hit the ground running through Gavin O’Hagan and Adam Byrne, before corner-forward Ronan Crowley propelled Lancashire into the driving seat. The overseas outfit suffered a hammer blow in the 16th-minute, however, as Colm Moreton rattled the back of Ronan McAteer’s net.