A motion calling for the Longford intermediate football championship to be discontinued was strongly resisted at Thursday night’s county convention.
Tabled by Abbeylara, who lost this year’s Longford SFC final to Leinster champions-elect Mullinalaghta after a replay, the motion proposed that the clubs which currently ply their trade at intermediate level be regraded to junior status.
“It was a very competitive intermediate championship this year, clearly reflected in the exciting three games it took to decide the final. We might as well close down clubs if there is any change,” Ballymore delegate Noel Boyle is quoted in the Longford Leader.
Delegates from St Patrick’s, Ardagh, Fr Manning Gaels and Cashel also spoke out against the motion which was deferred to next month’s county board meeting.