Farrell puts Wicklow to sword
Longford 2-10 Wicklow 1-8
Longford's deadly inside forwards Michelle Farrell and Sarah Tierney and collected 2-8 between them as the Midlanders saw off dogged Wicklow by five points to claim the Division 4 title.
Tierney scored 1-3 and Farrell 1-5 as Longford secured promotion back to Division 3, having been relegated in 2015.
James Daley's team got off to a flier, registering the first three scores of the game in Clane. Tierney notched the opener before Aisling Reynolds scored two.
Jackie Kinch opened Wicklow's account in the eighth minute but Longford were 0-8 to 0-4 ahead at the break, while also registering seven wides in the opening half.
When Tierney netted in the 38th minute, Longford had their biggest lead of the game, 1-9 to 0-5, but a brilliant 43rd-minute goal from substitute Katie Miley sparked a Garden County revival.
Another sub, Laurie Ahern, clipped over a point with nine minutes left and Longford's lead was cut back to just two.
Then, with four minutes remaining, Farrell, who had rattled the Wicklow crossbar twice in the first half, did so again.
This time, however, the lethal Colmcille forward was on hand to follow up from close range for a match-clinching goal.
Farrell and Tierney were the match-winners, while Longford also had an excellent defensive display from full-back Leanne Keegan.
Scorers - Longford: M Farrell 1-5 (0-2f); S Tierney 1-3; A Reynolds 0-2. Wicklow: K Miley 1-0; C Walsh 0-3 (3f); A Murphy 0-2; J Kinch, L Ahern, H Dowling 0-1 each.
Longford - M Kilkenny; S Hughes, L Keegan, M Moore; E Heaney, L Farrell, M Noonan; J Brady, M Reynolds; A McDonnell, A Reynolds, A O'Hara; A Greene, S Tierney, M Farrell. Subs: A Darcy for Greene (15), N Darcy for Moore (38), A McCormack for O'Hara (38), A Duffy for McDonnell (44), A McGowan for A Reynolds (57).
Wicklow - G Norton; SJ Winder, S Hogan, S Byrne; A Gillen, N McGettigan, J Nolan-Byrne; A Gorman, J Kinch; E Mulhall, C Walsh, SM Cullen; C Byrne, L Hogan, A Murphy. Subs: K Miley for L Hogan (29), C Fox for S Byrne (ht), L Ahern for Gillen (38), R Byrne for Mulhall (46), H Dowling for Walsh (51).
Ref - N McCormack (Laois).