The Longford U-16 football squad pictured after beating Leitrim in the Fr Manning Plate Final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday. Photo: Declan Gilmore
In the special competition confined to the teams who finished bottom of the four groups in the Fr Manning Cup Football Tournament proper, there was some consolation for the Longford U-16 footballers who scored a well deserved win over neighbours Leitrim in the Plate final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday.
Fr Manning Plate Under 16 Football Tournament Final
Longford . . . . . 2-13 Leitrim . . . . . 3-6
LONGFORD: Eoin McGuinness (Longford Slashers); Evan Farrelly (Killoe), Paulius Merkelis (Longford Slashers), Eoin Gray (Longford Slashers); Dylan Glancy (Rathcline), Michael McCann (Clonguish), Paul Brady (Killoe); Kian Gilmore (Rathcline, 1-0), Niall Finneran (Killoe, 0-1); Dylan Farrell (Killashee, 0-4, three frees), Aidan McGuire (Carrickedmond, 0-4, all frees), Jamie Bermingham (Cashel); Oran Kenny (Rathcline, 0-1), Jordan Shiels (Granard, 0-1), Diarmuid Sheahan (Longford Slashers, 1-2).
Sub:- Luke McEntire (Dromard) for O Kenny (47 mins).
LEITRIM: Jack Gallogly; Cian Mulvey, Tom McKeon, Shafik Oubihi; Ciaran Cullen, David O’Connell, Donal Morton; Dylan Maguire, Aaron Hoare (0-1); Mark Diffley (0-2, frees), Stephen Goldrick, Mark Keegan (0-1); Jordon Reynolds (2-1), Oisin McLoughlin (1-1, frees), Cian Beirne.
Subs:- Francis McGovern for T McKeon (injured, 18 mins); Tom Prior for C Beirne (27 mins); Diarmuid Kelleher for D O’Connell (half-time); Conor Dwyer for C Cullen (38 mins); Mark McGee for S Goldrick (55 mins); Aaron McCawley for C Mulvey (60 mins).
Referee: Paul Daly (Roscommon).