CAVAN . . . . . 2-12 LONGFORD . . . . . 4-4
Padraic O’Brien reporting from Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
Longford U-16 footballers completed their Fr. Manning Cup campaign in disappointing fashion (their third defeat) as they let a commanding early lead slip from their grasp in eventually losing out to Cavan by two points at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Wednesday evening.
Goals from Robert Clarke and Cathal McCabe left Longford leading by 2-2 to 0-2 with just nine minutes gone on the clock but they failed to register another score for the remainder of the first half.
LONGFORD: Dylan McGoey (Longford Slashers); Liam Barry (Slashers), Eoin Corcoran (Clonguish), James Moran (Grattan Gaels); Kevin Sorohan (Shannon Gaels), Shane Mahon (Killoe), Cathal Lynch (Northern Gaels); Conor Berry (Northern Gaels, 0-1, free), Conor Mallon (Granard/Ballymore); Jayson Matthews (Northern Gaels), Cathal McCabe (Colmcille, 1-1), Peter Hanley (Clonguish); Robert Clarke (Slashers, 2-2), Mark Donlon (Ardagh), Brendan Wallace (Kenagh/Moydow).
Subs:- Colin Farrell (Clonguish, 1-0) for B Wallace (23 mins); Cian McLoughlin (Wolfe Tones, Mostrim) for L Barry (38 mins); Aaron Jones (Colmcille) for K Sorohan (38 mins); Eoin Bartley (Slashers) for C McLoughlin (58 mins).