Mullane slays Louth
Longford 4-11 Louth 2-10
Limerick native Cathal Mullane clocked up the impressive total of 2-8 for the Longford senior hurlers in a deserved victory over Louth in the Kehoe Cup Round 1 game at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday.
Longford led by 2-6 to 0-6 at the break and made a great start to the second-half with a well-taken goal from Reuben Murray. The visitors did close the gap to four points at one stage with goals from Gerard Smyth (free) and Shane Maguire
SCORERS - Longford: C Mullane 2-8 (5f, 1 '65), J Leonard, R Murray 1-0 each, P Walsh, S Hannon, K Murray 0-1 each:
Louth: S Maguire 1-1, G Smyth 1-0 (f), R Geoghegan 0-3 (3f) P McCormack 0-2 (1 '65), P Matthews, N Devlin, M Molloy, J Crosby 0-1 each:
LONGFORD - C Gallagher; A Sheridan, G Moore, P Corcoran; D Connell, D Duggan, B Hanley; P Walsh, S Hannon; P Barden, K Murray, J Leonard; R Murray, C Mullane, R O'Brien. Subs used (unlimited): E Murphy, C McLoughlin, M Farrell, D Lee, E Daly, S Campbell.
LOUTH - S Hackett; C Matthews, S Callan, M Lyons; P McCormac, A McCrave, K Seery; S Connelly, D Ryan; P Matthews, G Smyth, N Devlin; S Maguire, J Crosby, S Kettle. Subs used (unlimited): C Deane, R Byrne, R Geoghegan, M Ryan, K McNally, M Molloy, L Molloy, C Griffin.
Ref - K Dooley (Offaly).