Longford ladies crowned Leinster Minor ‘B’ champions with comprehensive win over Westmeath

Ladies Football Leinster Minor ‘B’ Final

Deniese O'Flaherty

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Clodagh Lohan on the attack for Longford against Westmeath in the Ladies Football Leinster Minor 'B' Final at the Kinnegad grounds on the Bank Holiday Monday. Picture: Declan Gilmore

Clodagh Lohan was superb in attack as Longford captured the Leinster Ladies Football Minor ‘B’ title with a comprehensive win  over neighbours Westmeath in the final at the Kinnegad grounds on the Bank Holiday Monday.

Longford . . . 7-12     Westmeath . . . 1-10

The Grattans girl scored three of the seven goals and Longford were in control of this game from start to finish. They played some wonderful football throughout the team in this impressive overall performance.

Westmeath went ahead for the first and only time in the eighth minute when Grace Halligan found the back of the net. The lead lasted only two minutes as Longford got their first goal in the 10th minute through Hannah Glennon and went on to win with considerable ease.

 LONGFORD:  Riane McGrath; Ciara Sutton, Sorcha Dawson, Karen McLoughlin; Ciara Mulligan, Orla Nevin, Muireann Claffey; Kara Shannon, Grace Shannon (1-1); Hannah Glennon (1-1), Ciara Healy (0-2,1f), Lauren McGuire (0-2); Clodagh Lohan (3-3), Molly Mulvihill (1-1), Dearbhaile Rooney (1-1).

Subs:- Kamile Burke (0-1) for D Rooney (48 mins); Ellen Shannon for H Glennon (49 mins); Siobhan Tully for L McGuire (54 mins); Cait Kiely for M Mulvihill (60 mins).

WESTMEATH: Sinead Byrne; Aoife Kenny, Emma Kelly, Clodagh Dillon; Abbie Sheerin, Jen Whelehan, Niamh Mullarkey; Sinead Murtagh, Vicky Carr (0-2); Amelia Shaw (0-1), Jessica Hennessey, Ruth Martin; Ciara Faulkner, Grace Halligan (1-6, 2f), Susan Glennon.

Subs:- Sinead Robbins (0-1) for S Glennon (half-time); Roisin Killian for R Martin (42 mins); Jasmine Maloney for C Faulkner (49 mins); Amy Maxwell for A Kenny (54 mins).

Referee: Ciaran Groome (Offaly).