HL 3B final: Warwickshire make 13-man Longford pay

April 04, 2015

Longford's Kevin Connelly with Liam Knocker and Eamon Gleeson of Warwickshire when the sides met in the 2013 Lory Meagher Cup final.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Warwickshire 1-15
Longford 2-10

13-man Longford lost out to Warwickshire by two points in the Division 3B final at Ratoath.

The midlanders lost Cathal Mullane and Paddy Corcoran to red cards in either half and, as a result, they failed to protect a 1-7 to 0-7 interval lead.

Warwickshire capitalised on their numerical advantage when edging the second half by 1-8 to 1-3.

Warwickshire - M Cremin; T Kelly, D Kennedy, C Brough; D Sheedy, K Courtney, S Conlon; L Reale (0-1), P McCloskey (0-1); E McCabe, J Reddan (0-1), C Robbins; D Millea, J Bergin, C Moran (0-3). Subs: S Hennessy (0-9, 7f) for E McCabe, C McBride (1-0) for T Kelly, P Crehan for D Millea, T Brien for C Moran, K Phelan for S Conlon.

Longford - D Duggan; G Moore, B Stakem, P Corcoran; C Flanagan, B Hanley (1-0), K Murray; J Casey, P Barden; C Mullane (0-1), M Coyle (0-3), L Kelly; C Kavanagh (0-1), J Mulhern (0-1), E Donnellan (1-4, 0-3f, 0-1'65). Subs: K Cox for L Kelly, P Cullen for P Barden.

Referee - G Quilty.

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