Niall Farrelly pictured in action for Longford against Leitrim in the Connacht Minor Football League game at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday. Photo: Declan Gilmore
The Longford minors received a championship boost after recording their first win this year in getting the better of neighbouring rivals Leitrim in the Connacht League clash at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday.
Connacht Minor Football League - Round 4
Longford . . . 2-13 Leitrim . . . 2-7
Leitrim led at the break by two points (1-4 to 1-2) but had played with the advantage of a strong wind in the first half and on the changeover it was Longford who were in control in eventually emerging victorious.
Longford play Mayo in the Connacht League next weekend in Ballaghaderreen in their final competitive game before the Leinster Championship first round tie against Wicklow at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday April 22.
LONGFORD: Jack Fox (Ballymahon); Eamon Keogh (Killoe Emmet Óg), Ciaran McKeon (Colmcille), Kian Gilmore (Rathcline); Shane Farrell (Kenagh, 0-1), PJ Masterson (Abbeylara), Dylan Corcoran (St Mary's Granard); Patrick Molloy (Clonguish, 0-1, ‘45), Ciaran Reilly (Ballymore, 0-4); Niall Farrelly (Killoe Emmet Og), Joseph Hagan (Dromard), Gerard Flynn (Longford Slashers,1-0); Mel Brady (Abbeylara, 0-1), Dylan Farrell (0-5, two frees), Kyle Kenny (Legan Sarsfields, 1-0).
Subs:- Gavin Hughes (Killoe Emmet Óg) for K Gilmore (28 mins); Paddy Duggan (Longford Slashers, 0-1) for D Corcoran (43 mins); Aidan McGuire (Carrickedmond) for M Brady (48 mins); Dylan McCabe (Colmcille) for C Reilly (58 mins).
LEITRIM: Eoin Gallagher; Conor Dwyer, Ciaran Kenny, Evan Harkin; Sean Harkin, Shaun Chandler, Peter Prior; Ruairi Sheridan, Aaron Hoare; Ciaran Cullen (0-1), James Clancy (0-1), Cillian McGloin (1-1); Riordan O' Rourke (1-3, 2f), Caleb Duffy (0-1), Colm Kiernan.
Sub:- Cailin McLoughlin for C Cullen (42 mins).
Referee: Paul Lydon (Mayo).