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    Longford Relegated to Division 4

    posted 7 Apr 2014 05:27 by Longford GAA

    Wexford 1-15

    Longford 2-10

    Two goals in stoppage time couldn’t prevent Longford from being relegated for the second year in a row and they now face the prospect of playing in the Allianz Football League Division 4 football next year.

    When Ben Brosnan pointed a free in the 66th minute it stretched Wexford’s advantage to eight points but in the final few minutes Longford staged a late rally with goals from Colm P. Smyth and Paul Barden, Wexford though had done enough to hang on.

    On reflection Wexford were the better side throughout with the impressive Ciaran Lyng and PJ Banville involved in a lot of their scores.

    The first half was tight with very little between the sides and they went in level at the break 0-08 apiece. Aided by a strong wind in the second half Wexford upped their game with Lyng firing over two of their three points during a dominant stage.

    Lyng was involved in Kevin O’Grady’s goal in the 49th minute that put five between the sides. Longford were struggling and their first score of the second half came in the 58th minute through Barden. He followed that up with another point. Shane Doyle had a chance of a goal in the 63rd minute but hit the ball at keeper Shane Roche.

    Two points in a row but Wexford ahead by eight with four minutes remaining but in the final minutes Longford fought back but it was all in vain as Wexford held on for victory and Longford relegated to Division 4 for 2015 season.                           

    Wexford: S Roche; B Malone, G Molloy, M Furlong; A Flynn (0-1), J Breen, C Carty; D Waters (0-1), C Kehoe; G  Cullen, B Brosnan (0-2,1f), J Holmes (0-1); C Lyng (0-6,1f), PJ Banville (0-1), K O’Grady (1-2).

    Subs: M O’Regan (0-1) for Cullen (50mins), T Rossiter for Furlong (50mins), N Harney for Rossiter (69mins), R Tierney for O’Grady (70mins) 

    Longford: P Collum; D Brady, B Gilleran, F Battrim; C P. Smyth (1-0), E Williams, S Mulligan; K Diffley, J Keegan; A Rowan, P Barden (1-3), M Quinn (0-1); M Hughes (0-1), S McCormack (0-5,3f), B Farrell.

    Subs: S Doyle for Farrell (33mins), S Kiernan for Diffley (45mins), B O’Farrell for Gilleran (50mins), F McGee for Hughes (56mins), P Foy for Rowan (69mins).

    Referee: Fergal Barry (Kildare)

    National Respect Exhibition Go Games U12 Fixtures

    posted 7 Apr 2014 03:05 by Longford GAA   [ updated 7 Apr 2014 03:05 ]

    Friday 11/4/14 "Blitz 1" - 7pm 
    Grattans:             Grattan Gaels, Killoe Óg, Southern Gaels, St. Vincents, Clonguish Óg. 
    Ballymahon:         Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Shannon Gaels, St. Patricks Óg. 
    Colmcille:             St. Colmcilles, Granard Ballymore, St. Francis. 
    Carrickedmond:    Carrick Sarsfields, Wolfe Tones Óg, Northern Gaels. 

    National Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures

    posted 7 Apr 2014 03:04 by Longford GAA   [ updated 7 Apr 2014 03:05 ]

    Wednesday 23/4/14 "Blitz 1" 7pm 
    Lanesboro:      Shannon Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels.
    Mullinalaghta:  Northern Gaels, St. Vincents, Clonbroney, Granard. 
    Killashee:        Southern Gaels, Clonguish Óg, Wolfe Tones Óg 
    Colmcille:        St. Colmcilles, St. Francis, Killoe Óg, Ballymore Shamrocks. 
    Kenagh:          St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Patricks Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Longford Slashers. 

    National Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Fixtures

    posted 7 Apr 2014 03:02 by Longford GAA   [ updated 7 Apr 2014 03:02 ]

    Wednesday 16/4/14 6:30 – 8pm Glennon Brothers Pearse Park 
    Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Clonbroney, Grattan Gaels, Northern Gaels, St. Colmcilles, St. Mels & Wolfe Tones Óg.

    Thursday 17/4/14 6:30 – 8pm Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
    Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonguish Óg, Killoe Óg, Shannon Gaels, St Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg & St. Particks Óg. 

    Friday 18/4/14 6:30 – 8pm Glennon Brothers Pearse Park 
    Carrick Sarsfields, Granard, Longford Slashers, Southern Gaels, St. Francis & St. Vincents. 

    Barden returns to Longford Team to play Wexford

    posted 5 Apr 2014 02:23 by Longford GAA

    Allianz Football League 
    Div 3 Round 7
    Longford Team
     1. Paddy Columb (Fr. Mann Gaels)
     2. Dermot Brady, Capt. (Slashers)
     3. Barry Gilleran (Slashers)
     4. Fergal Battrim (Abbeylara)
     5. Colm P. Smith (Abbeylara)
     6. Enda Williams (Clonguish)
     7. Shane Mulligan (St. Columba's)
     8. John Keegan (St. Columba's)
     9. Kevin Diffley (Ballymahon)
    10.Aidan Rowan (Cashel)
    11.Paul Barden (Clonguish)
    12.Michael Quinn (Emmet Óg)
    13.Brian Farrell (Mostrim)
    14.Sean McCormack (Emmet Óg)
    15.Mark Hughes (Emmet Óg)

    Respect Exhibition Go Games U12 Fixtures

    posted 31 Mar 2014 08:10 by Longford GAA

    Friday 11/4/14 Blitz 1 
    Venues and times TBC

    National Respect Exhibition Go Games U10 Fixtures

    posted 31 Mar 2014 08:09 by Longford GAA   [ updated 31 Mar 2014 08:13 ]

    Wednesday 23/4/14 Blitz 1 
    Lanesboro:          Shannon Gaels, Carrick Sarsfields, Grattan Gaels. 
    Mullinalaghta:     Northern Gaels, St. Vincents, Clonbroney, Granard.
    Killashee:            Southern Gaels, Clonguish Óg, Wolfe Tones Óg 
    Colmcille:           St. Colmcilles, St. Francis, Killoe Óg, Ballymore Shamrocks. 
    Kenagh:              St. Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg, St. Patricks Óg, Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Longford Slashers. 

    National Respect Exhibition Go Games U8 Fixtures

    posted 31 Mar 2014 08:06 by Longford GAA

    Wednesday 16/4/14 6:30 – 8pm Glennon Brothers Pearse Park 
    Ballymahon Forgney Gaels, Clonbroney, Grattan Gaels, Northern Gaels, St. Colmcilles, St. Mels & Wolfe Tones Óg.

    Thursday 17/4/14 6:30 – 8pm Glennon Brothers Pearse Park 
    Ballymore Shamrocks, Clonguish Óg, Killoe Óg, Shannon Gaels, St Dominics/Moydow Harpers Óg & St. Particks Óg. 

    Friday 18/4/14 6:30 – 8pm Glennon Brothers Pearse Park 
    Carrick Sarsfields, Granard, Longford Slashers, Southern Gaels, St. Francis & St. Vincents. 

    Longford Team to play -- Daniel Keogh makes Full AFL Debut

    posted 29 Mar 2014 15:36 by Longford GAA   [ updated 30 Mar 2014 08:38 ]

    1.D Sheridan 

    2.D Brady 3.Daniel Keogh 4.F Battrim 

    5.P Brady 6.K Diffley 7.S Mulligan 

    8.J Keegan 9.M Brady 

    10.B Farrell 11.A Rowan 12.M Quinn 

    13.C Mimnagh  14.M Hughes 15.S McCormack

    Cadbury's U21 Leinster semi-final-- Longford 0-06  Dublin 3-07

    posted 20 Mar 2014 05:29 by Longford GAA

    Two first half goals from Paul Mannion helped Dublin book their place in the Cadbury’s  Leinster U21 Football Final  as they gained revenge for last year’s defeat by Longford.

    Despite conceding the goals Longford never gave up but it was always going to be a tough battle against a very good Dublin side. Longford though didn’t make it easy on themselves and made mistakes which Dublin punished; mainly the third goal that Dessie Farrell’s charges scored ,five minutes from time.

    Playing against a strong breeze Dublin registered the first score of the game in the 3rd minute when Cormac Costello pointed over. Eric Lowndes followed with a point minutes after.

    Longford had half chances but with just two forwards in the forward line the Dubs were able to halt any attack. The Dubs’ first goal came in the 10th minute and one minute later Mannion was on target again to stretch their lead to 8 points.

    Paddy Kiernan got Longford’s first point in the 14th minute but Dublin replied with points from Mannion and Costello. Just before the break Longford added three points to their score; two frees from the boot of Robbie Smyth and an excellent Barry McKeon point from play to leave them trailing by 6.

    Dublin made a good start to the 2nd half with Conor McHugh flashing his shot just wide inside the opening minute. A free from Costello and a good McHugh effort put the Dubs ahead by 8 in the 36th minute.

    Two more frees from the boot of Smyth cut the deficit to 6 once again but that was the closest Longford were to get to their opponents. The Abbeylara clubman had a chance to put 5 between them in the 48th minute but his free veered wide.

    Whilst they had been poor in front of the posts the Dubs still held a commanding lead and in the 53rd minute Costello added another point. In the 55th minute Longford were awarded a free but instead of launching it downfield it was played across the backline and was intercepted with substitute Emmet O’Conghaile finished to the net.

    It was tough on Longford and in the final minutes they tried to add scores to their tally but couldn’t find the target. So it’s no repeat of 2013s exploits for Longford but they can be proud of their achievements in getting to their third U21 semi-final in 4 years.

    Dublin: Lorcan Molloy; Ross McGowan, David Byrne, Robert McDaid; Eric Lowndes (0-1), John Small, Jack McCaffrey; Patrick O’Higgins, Stephen Cunningham; Paul Mannion (2-1), Shane Carthy, Niall Scully; Conor McHugh (0-1), Michael Deegan, Cormac Costello (0-4,1f). 

    Subs: Shane O’Cunningham for Deegan (39), Emmet O’Conghaile(1-0)  for Small (46), Niall Walsh for McHugh (59), Gavin Ivory for Costello (60)

    Longford: Garreth Higgins; Cian Farrelly, Andrew Farrell, Barry O’Farrell; Shane Clarke, Stephen McLoughlin, Conor Shields; Barry McKeon (0-1), James McGivney; Emmet Noonan, Rory Connor, Patrick Kiernan (0-1); Andrew Dalton, Robbie Smyth (0-4,4f), Liam Connerton.

    Subs: Mattie Gorman for Clarke (17), Daniel Mimnagh for Noonan (43), Ross McNerney for Connor (57)

    Referee: Niall Ward (Westmeath)

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