Shane Farrell pictured in action for the Longford minors against Galway in the Connacht League game at the Clonbonny grounds, Lanesboro on Saturday last. Photo: Declan Gilmore
Longford minors suffered their third defeat in the Connacht League this season when they lost out to Galway at the Clonbonny grounds, Lanesboro on Saturday last.
Connacht Minor Football League - Round 3
Galway . . . . 2-12 Longford . . . . 1-10
The home county were 0-8 to 0-5 ahead at the break but Galway gradually got on top in the second half to win by five points in the finish.
Longford produced an improved performance from their previous outings and threatened to win the game. The final scoreline flatters Galway as Longford could have emerged victorious in this highly entertaining encounter with their goal coming from a penalty converted by Joe Hagan.
LONGFORD: Jack Fox (Ballymahon); Edward Smyth (St Mary's Granard), Eamon Keogh (Killoe Emmet Og), Kian Gilmore (Rathcline); Shane Farrell (Kenagh), PJ Masterson (Abbeylara), Dylan Corcoran (St. Mary's Granard, 0-1); Patrick Molloy (Clonguish, 0-1f), Ciaran Reilly (Ballymore, 0-3, 2f); Niall Farrelly (Killoe Emmet Og), Joseph Hagan (Dromard, 1-0, penalty), Gerard Flynn (Longford Slashers); Dylan Farrell (St. Brigid's Killashee, 0-5, 3f), Dylan McCabe (Colmcille), Aidan McGuire (Carrickedmond).
Subs:- Ross Claffey (Ballymahon) for E Keogh (black card, 17 mins); Ciaran McKeon (Colmcille) for C Reilly (injured, 35 mins); Justin McCormack (Carrickedmond) for A McGuire (45 mins); Gavin Hughes (Killoe Emmet Og) for E Smyth (45 mins), Kyle Kenny (Legan Sarsfields) for D McCabe (59 mins).
GALWAY: Oran Burke, Conor Campbell, Sean Mulkerrin, Ciaran Potter; Gavin Burke, Eoin McFadden, Ross Mahon; Matthias Barrett, Daniel Kennedy; David Connaughton, Martin Kerrigan, Jack Gavin; Darragh Silke (0-5, 2f), Padraig Costello (1-5, 3f), Conor Newell (1-1).
Subs:- James Crowley for R Mahon (half-time); Brian Harlowe for D Connaughton (half-time); Sean McQuillan for M Kerrigan (half-time); Rory Cunningham (0-1) for J Gavin (half-time); James Mulroney for D Kennedy (52 mins).
Referee: Michael McGirl (Leitrim).
Full report in the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday next