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30 Jun 2022

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

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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;

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