Longford pay for red cards
Warwickshire 1-15 Longford 2-10 (Allianz HL Div 3B final)
Substitute Sean Hennessy was the Warwirkshire hero as the English side claimed the title and secured promotion at the expense of 13-man Longford.
Referee Gavin Quilty sent Cathal Mullane off in the 28th minute, but Longford went in at the break leading 1-7 to 0-7.
Warwickshire grabbed a goal through Colm McBride in the 39th minute and pushed on to build a big lead. Longford's Paddy Corcoran was sent off in the 46th minute but they pulled back a late goal.
Scorers - Warickshire: S Hennessy 0-9 7f, C Moran 0-3, C McBride 1-0, L Reale, P McCloskey, J Reddan 0-1 each. Longford: E Donnellan 1-4 (1 '65', 3f), M Coyle 0-3, B Hanley 1-0, C Mullane, C Kavanagh, J Mulhern 0-1 each.
Warwickshire: M Cremin; T Kelly (C McBride ht), D Kennedy, C Brough; D Sheedy, K Courtney, S Conlon (K Phelan 69); L Reale, P McCloskey; E McCabe(S Hennessy 10), J Reddan, C Robbins; D Millea (P Crehan 48), J Bergin, C Moran (T Brien 69).
Longford: D Duggan; G Moore, B Stakem, P Corcoran; C Flanagan, B Hanley, K Murray; J Casey, P Barden Jnr (P Cullen 69); C Mullane, M Coyle, L Kelly (K Cox 56); C Kavanagh, J Mulhern, E Donnellan.
Referee: G Quilty (Kilkenny)
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