Our Minor girls had an emphatic win over Kilkenny on Sunday last in Portarlington in the final of the Leinster C competition, see match report. Well done to Steve Coy, manager and his two selectors Caroline Doyle and Mary Kiernan for having the team in prime condition and bringing the first piece of silverware to the county for 2012. Also thanks to all the parents who brought the girls to training and to the St. Helens, Kenagh, Shroid, Killoe and Colmcille clubs for the use of their grounds. The second part of the Level 1 course for referees takes place in Pearse Park on Saturday next commencing at 10am and it is compulsory to complete this course to be able to referee games in the county. There was nineteen present at part one so a full attendance is required. We wish the Longford Intermediate team the best of luck on Sunday next when they take on Offaly in St. Loman’s GAA grounds, Mullingar at 2pm in the Division 4 National League semi-final. The previous encounter ended with a two point victory for our girls and no doubt it will be the same outcome again. Our U-14 girls were defeated by Westmeath in what could only be described in a comedy of errors on behalf of the Westmeath Board in the way the fixture was changed from one ground to another without officially notifying the Longford Secretary and ended up playing on astro turf which our girls were not prepared for. The matter will be highlighted at this Thursday night’s Leinster council meeting.
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