Longford rally sees off hurlers

After scoring a runaway win over Cavan, Leitrim succumbed to a second Allianz Hurling League Division 4 defeat on Sunday afternoon in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada after a battling Longford raised their performance in the second half to claim a fully merited four points win at the end.

After scoring a runaway win over Cavan, Leitrim succumbed to a second Allianz Hurling League Division 4 defeat on Sunday afternoon in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada after a battling Longford raised their performance in the second half to claim a fully merited four points win at the end.

Leitrim 3-8

Longford 2-15

After scoring a runaway win over Cavan, Leitrim succumbed to a second Allianz Hurling League Division 4 defeat on Sunday afternoon in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada after a battling Longford raised their performance in the second half to claim a fully merited four points win at the end.

Longford registered their first win of the campaign while Leitrim suffered their second loss and now face into two tough games against South Down next Sunday, probably in Ballinamore, and against Fermanagh on March 27, also scheduled for Ballinamore.

Leitrim’s suffered a severe blow in Sunday’s showdown when they lost Clement Cunniffe with a nasty 19th minute hand injury. Cunniffe’s scoring rate and general play has played a major role in all of Leitrim’s better performances for many years now.

It was after Cunniffe had to retire from the fray that Longford whittled back Leitrim’s six point lead to get in front early in the second half with a Paddy Cullen goal that forced the home side to play second fiddle for the rest of the game.

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.