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29 Nov 2021

Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship: No joy for Longford Slashers as they are defeated by Trumera of Laois

Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship: Longford Slashers 0-11 Trumera (Laois) 1-16

Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship: No joy for Longford Slashers as they are defeated by Trumera of Laois

Longford Slashers Ciaran Farrell goes on a solo run against Trumera in the Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship Picture: Syl Healy

Longford senior hurling champions Longford Slashers failed to progress in the Leinster Club Junior Championship as they succumbed to a seven-point reversal against Trumera in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday last.

Leinster Club Junior Hurling Championship: Longford Slashers 0-11 Trumera (Laois) 1-16

Just three points separated the sides at half-time, with Trumera leading by 1-8 to 0-8.

Slashers enjoyed their strongest spell in the second quarter but failed to make it count sufficiently on the scoreboard.

The home side were dealt a serious blow ten minutes into the second half when their most influential player, Cian Kavanagh, was shown a straight red card following an apparent off the ball incident.

A Trumera player, John O’Connor, was also handed a red for his part in the incident.

Thereafter, Slashers looked to Reuben Murray for scoring inspiration. However, Trumera had a range of scoring options, with five of their six starting forwards getting on the scoresheet.

Karl Murray was heroic at times in the heart of the Longford Slashers defence, repelling Trumera pressure. However, the visitors were too strong physically overall in this game and their brand of direct hurling, with a number of forwards capable of winning possession, wore down Slashers.

Niall Ward’s side can reflect positively on a breakthrough year, with the first senior title for the club since 2001.

See full report in Wednesday's Longford Leader.

LONGFORD SLASHERS: Conor Gallagher; Paddy Hegarty, Paul Leonard, Rory Maher; Keelan Cox, Karl Murray, Coilin Regan; Johnny Casey, Ronan Sheehan; Ciaran Farrell, Cian Kavanagh (0-6, 0-5 frees), Stephen Farrell; Michael Mulcahy, Reuben Murray (0-4, 0-2 frees), Ronan Kenny (0-1).

Subs: Iarlaith Dolan for C Regan (42 mins), William Tunstead for C Farrell (51 mins), Damien Dunne for M Mulcahy (55 mins). 

TRUMERA: Finnian Cuddy O’Connor; James Kerwin, John O’Connor, Gearoid O’Neill; Paddy Callaghan, Caolan Murphy, Bryan Bredin; Donnacha Dowling, Rhys Murphy; Adam Kirwan (0-4, 0-1 free), Conor Madden (0-2), Niall Sinnott (0-4, 0-2 frees & 0-2 65s); Dylan Lalor, Cathal Brophy (0-3), Patrick Hosey (1-3).

Subs: Daniel O’Connor D Lalor (51 mins), Conor Mason for D Dowling (58 mins)

REFEREE: Mark Ryan (Dublin).

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