Action from the Longford v Leitrim National Hurling League Division 3B game in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday.
Longford senior hurlers produced the good, the bad and the ugly as they scored their second win in the National League Division 3B after withstanding a fierce Leitrim fightback at Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada, Carrick on Sunday.
Allianz National Hurling League Division 3B - Round 2
Longford . . . . . 2-19 Leitrim . . . . . 3-13
Dominant Longford had built up a commanding 15 points lead early in the second half but two Leitrim goals in the space of a couple of minutes reignited a game that had seemed all over as a contest.
Just three points separated the sides at the final whistle and it was mainly due to the major impact made by Cathal Mullane (who scored 1-8) that Longford came out on top.
Longford Scorers:- Cathal Mullane 1-8, 4f; Patrick Walsh 0-5, 2 ‘65s, 1f; Paddy Farrington 1-0; Seamus Hannon, Johnny Casey (1f), Conor Keegan (2f) 0-2 each.
Leitrim Scorers: Conor Beirne 1-9, 7f; Clement Cunniffe 1-2; David McGovern 1-1; Colm Moreton 0-1.
LEITRIM: Declan Molloy; Paul Earley, Vincent McDermott, Niall McLoughlin; Kevin O’Connor, Padraig O’Donnell, Morgan Quinn; Colm Moreton, Karl McDermott; David McGovern, Conor Beirne, Liam Moreton; Zak Moradi, Clement Cunniffe, Gavin O’Hagan.
Subs:- Cathal O’Donovan, David Carton and Patrick Clerkin for P Earley, N McLoughlin & G O’Hagan (half-time); Kevin McGrath for K O’Connor (58 mins), Kevin Clerkin for L Moreton (63 mins).
LONGFORD: Breen Elliott; Gerry Moore, Eoghan Kavanagh, Stephen Farrell; Ray O’Brien, Luke Kelly, Daire Duggan; Patrick Walsh, Paul Barden Jnr; Johnny Casey, Seamus Hannon, Conor Keegan; Paddy Farrington, Eugene Kiernan, Cathal Mullane.
Subs:- Shane O’Brien for E Kiernan (64 mins), Thomas Egan for J Casey (72 mins).
Referee: Sean Hynes (Galway).
Full report in the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday