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Connolly strike turns the tide for Longford

Longford 2-18 Warwickshire 1-15

Published 25/03/2013 | 05:00

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A determined second-half performance from Longford earned the midlanders their first victory of the campaign against Warwickshire at Pearse Park.

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The Exiles had the better of the first half, with Conor Robbins bagging five points.

After the break, the visitors extended their lead but Longford turned the game on its head when they bagged two goals, from Kevin Connolly and Eoin Donnellan.

Man of the match: E Donnellan (Longford)

SCORERS – Longford: E Donnellan 1-11 (8fs, 1 '65'), K Connelly 1-3, J Newman 0-2, D Tanner (f), C Finucane 0-1 each. Warwickshire: C Robbins 0-10 (10fs), A Morrissey 1-2, D Sheedy, M Bermingham, R McEntee 0-1 each.

LONGFORD – E Daly 7; R Breslin 6, J O'Brien 6, K Cox 6; K Murray 6, T Roche 6, C Egan 6; C Finucane 6, P Barden 6; E Donnellan 9, K Connelly 8, D Tanner 6; D Corcoran 6, J Newman 7, J O'Brien 6. Subs: M Farrell 6 for Finucane (40), L Kelly 6 for D Corcorcan (51), G Moore 6 for Cox (60).

WARWICKSHIRE – T Goulding 6; R Wedel 6, L Knocker 6, E O'Brien 6; D Kennedy, 6 C Maskey 6, C Brough 6; S Lawless 6, C Behan 7; D Sheedy 6, M Bermingham 6, C Robbins 9; J O'Shea 6, P Duggan 6, A Morrissey 6. Subs: R McEntee 6 for S Lawless (22), A O'Neill 6 for O'Shea (h-t), K Hally 6 for O'Brien (h-t), S Wallace 6 for Sheedy (49), D Kelly 6 for Bermingham (65), J Gaffney 6 for Murray (70).

REF – G McGrath (Dublin).

Irish Independent

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