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26 Sept 2022

Longford hurlers conquer Cavan and now meet Leitrim in the league semi-final

Allianz National Hurling League Division 3B - Round 5

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Longford senior hurling manager Adrian Moran Photo: Syl Healy

The Longford hurlers go into next weekend's Allianz National League Division 3B semi-final against Leitrim in excellent form, winning their third successive league match as they conquered Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park on Saturday by the wide margin of eleven points.

Longford . . . 2-14    Cavan . . . 0-9

Goals from Emmet Corrigan and Johnny Casey guided the midlanders to a comprehensive victory against bottom of the table Cavan who finished the game with thirteen players. 

Longford led by 1-7 to 0-4 at the break and while Cavan closed the gap to three points in the second half, Adrian Moran’s charges pulled away to win with some comfort in the finish.

Longford will have home advantage against Leitrim in the semi-final on Saturday (2.30pm) after the neighbouring rivals were narrowly beaten by two points by Fermanagh in Ballinamore on Sunday with the Ernesiders automatically qualifying for the Division 3B final as table toppers.

 Scorers - Longford: Paddy Lynam 0-5 (2f), Emmet Corrigan 1-1, Johnny Casey 1-0, Adam Quinn 0-2, Reuben Murray 0-2, Cathal Mullane 0-2. John Mulhern 0-1, Evan Tully 0-1.

Scorers - Cavan: James Smith 0-6 (5f), Fiachra Hughes 0-2, Anthony Sheridan 0-1.

Sent-off: Philip McCabe (35 minutes), Anthony Sheridan (59 minutes). 

CAVAN: Niall Clerkin; Mark Moffet, Gavin Fitzpatrick, Shane Briody; Philip McCabe, Jack Barry, Liam Og Cooke; Enda Shalvey, Matthew Hynes; James Smith, Diarmaid Carney, Conor Bannon; Fiachra Hughes, Anthony Sheridan, Jack McGuinness.

Subs:- Rory Farrell for F Hughes (51 mins); Padraig Jackson for D Carney (65 minutes).

LONGFORD:  Eoin Donnellan; Niall Moran, Enda Naughton, Keelan Cox; Adam Quinn, Diarmuid O'Donnell, Karl Murray; John Mulhern, Paddy Lynam; Evan Tully, Cian Kavanagh, Ciaran Farrell; Emmet Corrigan, Cathal Mullane, Reuben Murray.

Subs:- Aidan Sheridan for E Tully (19 mins); Johnny Casey for C Farrell (57 mins).

 Referee: Camon Flynn (Westmeath). 

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