O'Sullivan seals the deal as Fingal survive fightback
Fingal 3-20 Longford 3-15
Fingal survived a late rally to record a five-point victory at the Naomh Barrog grounds.
Fingal had posted the first three scores before Cathal Mullane touched home a goal.
Darren Renahan converted a penalty for Fingal and TJ Howard also goaled as they went in at half time leading 2-10 to 1-4, but a 48th minute goal brought Longford back into it.
A Joe O Brien goal coupled with a point left Longford just two points behind before Kieran O'Sullivan's late goal settled the issue.
scorers - Fingal: JM Sheridan 0-11 (6fs, 1 '65'), D Renahan 1-0 pen, T J Howard 1-3, K O'Sullivan 1-0, S Owens, P Sheridan 0-2 each, Killian O'Flynn, L Kelly 0-1 each. Longford: J O'Brien 1- 7(0-1f, 0-1 '65'), P Farrington 1-3, C Mullane 1-1, M Coyle, K Connelly, P Walsh (f), B Hanley 0-1 each.
Fingal - M Cullen 7; E O Connor 8, P Quinn 6, N McCaffrey 7; R Swift 7, Kevin O Flynn 9, P Sh eridan 7; Killian O'Flynn 7, R McGarry 7; E Thynne7 , L Kelly, 8 Simon Owens 7; TJ Howard , D Renehan 7, JM Sheridan 9. Subs: I Furlong for O'Flynn (48), S Goff for Swift (49), D O'Brien for O'Connor 7 (50 ), P Graves for Thynne 6 (60), K O'Sullivan for McGarry (69).
Longford - R Murray 7; G Moore 7, K Murray 7, J Gaffney 7 ; P Corcoran 7, Bart Hanley 8, Johnny Casey 8; Martin Coyle 9 , P Walsh 7; J Mulhern 7, K Connelly 8 , P Barden 7; J O Brien 9 , P Farrington 8, C Mullane 7. Subs: K Cox for Barden (49) 7, A Sheridan for Casey (55) 7
Ref - J Murphy (Limerick)