A strong second half performance from Longford Slashers saw them capture the Reserve Football League 1 title with a fine win over Mostrim in a very entertaining final at Michael Fay Park on Sunday last.
Despite losing the Lory Meagher Cup Final, Longford captain Joe O’Brien is hopeful that the squad can stay together and mount a strong challenge in the competition and also the league next year.
Longford went into the final in a confident frame of mind after flooring Fermanagh by the most emphatic margin of 18 points in their previous game.
The Longford hurlers headed to Croke Park on Saturday last with high hopes of winning the Lory Meagher Cup for the second time.
Lory Meagher Cup Final
Tony Cousins takes his in-form Town team to Athlone on Friday night next to play Roddy Collins side who are now in joint second place alongside Mervue United, both of whom had good victories over the weekend.
Longford Town stretched their lead at the top of the First Division table to nine points with a comfortable win over Wexford Youths at City Calling Stadium on Saturday evening last.
St. Patrick’s Athletic . . . . . . 2 Longford Town . . . . . . . . . . . 0
Rory McIlroy admitted frustration had got the better of him as he damaged one of his clubs in the final round of the US Open at Merion.
Dawn Approach got his career back on track with victory in a thrilling finish to the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Flying The Flag drops back to Listed level from Classic class as he tackles Thursday's Glencairn Stakes at Leopardstown.
Brian O'Driscoll feels being on this year's British and Irish Lions tour is helping to keep him young.
Duntle won at Royal Ascot for the second successive year when coming out on top in a tight finish to the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.
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Weather for Longford, Ireland
Thursday 20 June 2013
Temperature: 12 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 8 mph
Wind direction: South
Temperature: 11 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: South west