Longford Municipal District Cathaoirleach Cllr Uruemu Adejinmi, Goodness Ikechukwu & U13 Manager, James Morgan
Longford Slashers recently defeated a gallant Granard side in the Under 13 League final. An eleven point win led to Slashers being crowned Under 13 champs. Their success has, in part, been attributed to the diversity of the young team.
Uruemu Adejinmi, who recently became the first female from a migrant background to become a Municipal District Cathaoirleach in Ireland, is Integration Officer with Longford Slashers minor club and she said that the role has been “a fantastic initiative that has benefitted our underage set up”.
James Morgan, Manager of the winning team said: “We recently had 5 players from migrant background appear in our team for the final and all played a vital role in our victory. Uruemu works tirelessly behind the scenes.”
In what is another first for the club, Goodness Ikechukwu, captained the side to silverware, lifting the cup recently in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
James Morgan concluded: “We welcome people from a diverse range of backgrounds in Slashers and value the contribution made by Uruemu in particular.”
The big surprise in the opening round of this year’s Senior Football Championship last weekend was the crushing setback suffered by the 2020 beaten finalists Longford Slashers who were no match for a revitalised Mostrim side under the guidance of new manager Ray Hussey.
17-year-old Melissa O’Kane from Ardagh has been included in the Republic of Ireland U-19 Women’s soccer squad to compete in a mini tournament in Portugal next week.
Clonguish Óg captured the Pearse Daly Cup after a terrific battle against their neighbours Killoe Óg in a thrilling U-15 Football Championship Final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday last.
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