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O’Loughlin’s words are yet another indictment of a failing system – SFC in current guise is no longer fit for purpose

Michael Verney


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Longford manager Billy O'Loughlin will be prioritising the league over the championship as it's more relevant to them. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Longford manager Billy O'Loughlin will be prioritising the league over the championship as it's more relevant to them. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Longford manager Billy O'Loughlin will be prioritising the league over the championship as it's more relevant to them. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

When someone is new on the scene, they usually come in and go about their business quietly. They keep schtum for a while, get the lay of the land and try not to rattle any cages. Not so Billy O’Loughlin.

It was more of a crash, bang, wallop from the newly-appointed Longford senior football boss last weekend when he made no apology for the fact that the Leinster SFC – which he claimed “has been defunct for years” – was of little relevance to his squad during the course of this season.


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