Thursday 21 November 2019

Longford too potent for Exiles

Longford 2-16 Warwickshire 2-11

The locals got off to a blistering start in the opening minutes thanks to Eoin Donnellan, who registered an impressive 10 points from the placed ball and also bagged an unstoppable first-half goal.
The locals got off to a blistering start in the opening minutes thanks to Eoin Donnellan, who registered an impressive 10 points from the placed ball and also bagged an unstoppable first-half goal.
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Longford maintained their unbeaten record in this year's campaign following a hard-fought victory over Warwickshire.

Despite building a five-point cushion at the interval, the midlanders almost let victory slip in the closing exchanges after Warwickshire registered a goal with 10 minutes remaining.

Ray Gavin's outfit regained their composure and secured the victory after a cracking goal from John Mulhern.

The locals got off to a blistering start in the opening minutes thanks to Eoin Donnellan, who registered an impressive 10 points from the placed ball and also bagged an unstoppable first-half goal.

Warwickshire's John Reddan and Conor Robbins kept hopes alive when they reduced the margin back to two points, but in the closing minutes Longford regained their composure and wrapped up the points with a cracking goal from full-forward Mulhern. Man of the Match: Eoin Donnellan

Ward shines as Leitrim edge thriller

Leitrim 1-15 Sligo 2-10

A Kevin Ward-inspired Leitrim withstood a gutsy second-half comeback from 14-man Sligo to hold on for a two-point win in a thrilling Division 3B tie at Markievicz Park.

Ward landed nine points in all, seven of these in the first period and a crucial insurance score in the 68th minute, as Leitrim secured their first win of the campaign.

Sligo, who were reduced to 14 players when defender Niall McDermott picked up a second booking, made a spirited comeback with teenage midfielder, Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch the catalyst for the revival. Wind-assisted Leitrim dominated the first half and, with Ward in razor-sharp form, were good value for their eight-point interval lead at 1-9 to 1-1. Walsh's goal put Sligo briefly ahead, 1-0 to 0-2, but Leitrim scored an unanswered 1-7 to go nine points up by the 30th minute.

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