2015 Longford Senior Football Championship Round 1 Draw
The draw for Round 1 of the 2015 Longford Senior Football Championship was made at the County Board meeting in Aras Ui Bhriain, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Tuesday night and the most intriguing game is the clash of the 2013 champions Longford Slashers and the 2014 beaten finalists Mullinalaghta St Columba’s with Denis Connerton and Gerry Lynn back in charge of the respective teams.
There will also be a lot of interest in the local derby between Dromard and Fr Manning Gaels while St Mary’s Granard, with Niall Sheridan back as manager, will face the Paul Barden powered Clonguish.
The title holders Killoe, under the guidance of new manager Declan Rowley, will take on Mostrim in Round 1 and Emmet Og are considered the strong favourites to retain the Connolly Cup.
In the other first round ties Abbeylara will meet Ballymahon while last year’s Intermediate champions Carrickedmond confront Colmcille.
Round 1 Draw
Dromard v Fr Manning Gaels
Killoe Emmet Og v Mostrim
Carrickedmond v Colmcille
St Mary’s Granard v Clonguish
Abbeylara v Ballymahon
Longford Slashers v Mullinalaghta St Columba’s
The format for the Senior Championship remains the same with a new draw for Rounds 2 & 3 and the eventual top eight teams in the table will qualify for the quarter-finals.
Nine clubs in Intermediate Championship
Nine clubs will compete for the Gerry Hennessy Cup in the 2015 Intermediate Football Championship, divided into two groups on a round-robin league system.
Group 1 - Ardagh St Patrick’s, Young Grattans, Killashee St Brigid’s, Ballymore and Cashel
Group 2- Legan Sarsfields, Sean Connolly’s, Rathcline and Kenagh
The top two teams in each group qualify for the semi-finals