Kehoe Cup: Longford claim maiden success

February 11, 2018

The Kehoe Cup

Longford got their hands on the Kehoe Cup for the first time in their history following a minimum margin victory over Wicklow at Glennon Bros Pearse Park today.

Played in difficult conditions, the Midlanders took the spoils on a scoreline of 0-11 to 0-10.

The Seamus Murphy managed Garden County enjoyed an 0-8 to 0-5 cushion at the midway point but they were outscored by six points to two after the resumption.

Their cause wasn't helped by James Cranley's sending-off while Eoin McCormack had a goal disallowed five minutes from time.

Longford - C Gallagher; A Sheridan, G Moore, P Corcoran; K Murray, B Hanley, S Hannon; J O'Brien (0-4), P Walsh (0-1); P Barden, S Stakelum, D Duggan (0-1); D Connell, C Mullane (0-4, 2f), J Leonard. Subs: J Casey (0-1) for P Barden, R Murray for J Leonard, PJ Masterson for S Stakelum, J  Leonard for S Hannon, S Stakelum for A Sheridan.

Wicklow - C McNally; D Maloney, B Cuddihy, P Keane; J Connors (0-1'65), J Henderson, P O'Brien; D Staunton, J Doyle; E McCormack (0-1), G Connors, L Evans (0-1); C Moorehouse (0-3, 2f), G O'Brien (0-2), J Cranley (0-2). Subs: M Connors for L Evans, E Kearns for G Connors. 

Referee - J Kennedy.

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