Friday 17 November 2017

Longford pay for red cards

Warwickshire 1-15 Longford 2-10 (Allianz HL Div 3B final)

Chris Brough, Warwickshire, in action against Cathal Mullane, Longford
Chris Brough, Warwickshire, in action against Cathal Mullane, Longford
Cathal Mullane, Longford, in action against Conor Robbins, left, and Kieran Courtney, Warwickshire
Martin Coyle, Longford, in action against Shane Conlon, Warwickshire

Denise O'Flaherty

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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