SPORT — 07 May 2013

GAA Lory Meagher Cup

Warwickshire 1-15

Longford 1-10

By Patrick Keane

A second half comeback saw Warwickshire edge out Longford in an exciting match up in the Lory Meagher Cup first round. The Exiles showed great heart and determination in holding off the challenge of the Division 3B league to stage a phenomenal second half resurgence.

Stand out player, Sean Hennessy, bagged 1-11 for Warwickshire with his impressive haul proving to be the defining factor in the home sides turn around victory. In amongst this impressive tally, Hennessy struck home nine frees, highlighting his precise driven accuracy from still positions.

The big hitter for Longford came in the form of forward Joe O’Brien, who along with his first half goal saw him put away two more points in a productive afternoon.

The game itself was an end-to-end affair with both sides battling hard for midfield domination at the Páirc na h-Éireann in Birmingham. Strong tackles ensued in a well fought first half, with Longford winning the vast majority of second balls in the middle of the park.

Eoin Donnellan had a tremendous first period for Longford, with the elusive midfielder finding pin point passes in a tight, compact pressure game. Donnellan was also showing his shooting prowess, with his total accumulation of points hitting five at the end of the game, with three coming by way of static free positions.

For more see this week’s edition of the Irish World

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