Thursday 18 January 2018

Lavery leads Queen's rally

Queen's 3-6 Longford 1-9

Two quickfire goals just after half-time helped Queen's fight back to win this semi-final.

Longford were in control at the break leading by seven points, with Cathal Mullane bagging a goal and Eoin Donnellan scoring four points.

But a change in the weather saw a change in the students' fortunes. Aided by a swirling wind, they followed up that brace of goals – from Donal Hughes and James Lavery – with points by Conal Morgan and Hughes to take the lead for the first time in the 39th minute, and never looked back.

Scorers - Queen's: J Lavery 2-0, D Hughes 1-2, D Begley 0-2 (2fs), C Morgan, C Flynn 0-1. Longford: E Donnellan 0-6 (5fs), C Mullane 1-1, R Donnellan, K Cox 0-1 each.

Queen's – M Keown; D Kinney, P Flynn, S O'Donnell; C Morgan, C McClelland, F Donnelly; C Flynn, D Begley; C McAnnallen, D Hughes, J Lavery; C Hasson, M Conway, P Shannon. Sub: P Crummey for McAnnallen (60).

Longford – J O'Brien; G Moore, R Breslin, J Gaffney; K Murray, C Flanagan, C Corcoran; R Donnellan, J Casey; E Donnellan, C Keegan, K Cox; C McLoughlin, C Mullane, P Corcoran. Subs: J Newman for Mullane (h-t), J Cullen for Newman (45).

REF – B Kelly (Westmeath)

Irish Independent

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