Longford U-16s beat Roscommon

Fr. Manning Cup U-16 Football Tournament – Round 5

Longford . . . . . . . 2–11 Roscommon . . . . . . . 0-9

While there was nothing at stake with the counties already through to the Fr. Manning Cup title decider and some regulars on both sides were rested as a result, it is Longford who remain unbeaten after completing the group stage of the U-16 tournament and they can look forward to the forthcoming final with considerable confidence after registering their fifth win in a row.

Having said that, this was basically a bout of ‘shadow boxing’ at the St. Barry’s grounds in Tarmonbarry on Wednesday evening in the warm up to the real thing and Longford stepped up another gear in the second half to run out convincing winners in the finish.

Read the full report in the next edition of the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday