Lory Meagher Cup – All-Ireland Senior ‘D’ Hurling Championship – Round 3
Longford . . . . . 6-13 Fermanagh . . . . . 1-10
Deniese O’Flaherty reporting from Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
A very impressive performance from Longford, managed by Wexford native Frank Browne, saw them book their place in the Lory Meagher Cup Final with a most emphatic 18 point win over Fermanagh at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday with three of the goals coming from Kevin Conneely while Joe O’Brien, Ciaran Finucane and substitute Michael Farrell also found the back of the net for the home county.
Minus the injured Martin Coyle, Longford were in control of this game from start to finish and got their deserved reward. They had a real hunger and desire about them and played some lovely hurling. Warwickshire will provide the opposition in the decider at Croke Park on Saturday June 8th and if they can re-produce the same sort of clinical display that saw them floor Fermanagh then the county hurlers can claim their second title in this competition they last won in 2010.
LONGFORD: Eanna Daly; Brendan Stakem, Tommy Stakem, Paudie McGarry; Diarmuid Corcoran, Tommy Roche, Conor Egan; Rory Donnellan, Ciaran Finucane (1-1); Eoin Donnellan (0-6, three frees), Kevin Conneely (3-1), Declan Tanner (0-1); Joe O’Brien (1-2), John Newman, Karl Murray (0-2).
Subs:- Michael Farrell (1-0) for D Tanner (54 mins); Rory Breslin for P McGarry (58 mins); Keelan Cox for C Finucane (63 mins).
Read the full report in the next edition of the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday