30 Jun 2022

PICTURES | Cracking images as Longford hurlers brave bid for league success is foiled by Fermanagh's late resurgence 

Use the Arrows < > above to go through the gallery

Fermanagh came from three points adrift to overtake 14-man Longford and capture the Allianz National Hurling League Division 3B Final with a 2-18 to 1-17 victory at Avant Money Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim earlier this evening, Saturday, April 2. 

Longford got off to a dream start with experienced marksman Joe O'Brien blasting to the twine in the second minute. However, Adrian Moran's charges found themselves trailing at half-time by the minimum margin, 1-11 to 1-12, as Fermanagh rallied. 

During a pulsating second half that ebbed and flowed, Longford, with some excellent scores by Joe O'Brien, David Buckley. Paddy Lynam and Cathal Mullane, managed to move three points clear, 1-17 to 1-14 after 55 minutes.

However, Lynam was sent off in the 62nd minute and it proved a devastating blow to Longford as they failed to score again and Fermanagh hit 1-4 without reply in the closing quarter, the goal coming from Luca McCusker in the fifth minute of additional time, to seal the deal.  

The Longford squad for the final was;

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.

Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.