Longford ladies too strong for London

TG4 Ladies Leinster Intermediate Football Championship – Round 1

TG4 Ladies Leinster Intermediate Football Championship – Round 1

Longford . . . . . . 2-11 London . . . . . . 0-3

Padraic O’Brien reporting from Emmet Park, Killoe

Longford gradually asserted their superiority to score a comfortable win over London in Round 1 of the Ladies Leinster Intermediate Football Championship at Emmet Park, Killoe on Saturday.

A well-taken goal from midfielder Siobhan McGowan in the 26th minute of the first half left Longford leading by 1-6 to 0-2 at the break with the points coming from Emer Heaney, Elizabeth Brady (2), Michelle Farrell (2) and Anne Marie Bratten.

Whatever hopes London had of getting back into contention were completely dashed when Michelle Farrell scored the second goal for Longford, connecting with a centre from Claire Greene to flick the ball to the net with just three minutes gone on the changeover.

LONGFORD: Sinead Corrigan (St. Helen’s, Drumlish/Ballinamuck); Leanne Keegan (Edgeworthstown), Marie Brady (Clonguish), Mairead Moore (Clonguish); Sharon Treacy (Killoe, 0-1), Lauren Farrell (Rathcline), Claire Farrell (Longford Slashers); Elizabeth Brady (Killoe, 0-3), Siobhan McGowan (Clonguish, 1-0); Claire Greene (Rathcline, 0-2, one free), Anna McDonnell (Killoe), Michelle Farrell (Colmcille, 1-2, one point from free); Emer Heaney (Ballymore, 0-2), Orla Noonan (St. Helen’s), Keri Harmon (Longford Slashers).

Subs:- Anne Marie Bratten (Killoe, 0-1) for K Harmon (21 mins); Louise Monaghan (Edgeworthstown) for C Farrell (28 mins); Emer Kiernan (Mullinalaghta) for A McDonnell (36 mins); Michelle Noonan (Carrickedmond) for M Farrell (47 mins); Sarah Tierney (Edgeworthstown) for O Noonan (57 mins).