Friday 15 December 2017

O'Connell goal sinks Longford

Louth 2-11 Longford 0-15

O’Connell pounced on a mistake from Longford keeper Colm Farrell. Stock photo: Sportsfile
O’Connell pounced on a mistake from Longford keeper Colm Farrell. Stock photo: Sportsfile

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Daniel O'Connell's stoppage-time goal was decisive as Louth booked their place in the semi-final.

Four minutes earlier, Mark Hoey's goal edgeLouth ahead but points from Rian Brady (free) and Killian Farrell put Longford back in front as stoppage-time approached.

But the Wee County had other ideas as O'Connell pounced on a mistake from Longford keeper Colm Farrell.

Longford had led by two points at the break.

Scorers - Louth: D O'Connell, M Hoey 1-0 each; C Giggins, C O'Hanlon 0-3 each; W Woods (2fs), N Sharkey 0-2 each, R Brodigan 0-1. Longford: R Brady 0-7 (2fs), J Kelly, S Kenny (1f) 0-2 each; L Hughes, P McCormack, K Farrell, D Carrigy 0-1 each.

Louth - R Samson; B Reynolds, N McCabe, K Lenaghan; N Sharkey, D Quigley, M McDonald; R Brodigan, D O'Connell); C Giggins, K Hearty, C Sheridan; C Callan, C O'Hanlon, W Woods. Subs: P Nixon for Giggins (33), B O'Hare for Callan (44), M Hoey for Lenaghan (49), A O'Brien for Hearty (50), C Earley for Sheridan (55).

Longford - C Farrell; L Hughes, C Farrell, F Battrim; C Brady, P McCormack, R Brady; A McElligott, S Kenny; J Kelly, N Rabbitt, R Harkin; R Brady, K Farrell, D Carrigy. Subs: P Kiernan for R Harkin (24), P Lynn for Rabbitt (43), E Dalton for Carrigy (58).

Ref - A Coyne (Westmeath)

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