Strong Longford finished denies Warks
By Deniese O’Flaherty
Warwickshire’s hopes of reaching back-to-back league finals disappeared in a frantic final ten minutes at Pearse Park, as Longford turned a four point deficit into a six point winning margin to leave the Exiles still searching for their first win Division 3B win of the season.
Coming on the back of the Exiles’ defeat to Sligo at Pairc na hEireann, and Longford’s draw with Leitrim, this defeat means Steve Ahern and Stan Murray-Hession’s side can no longer mathematically make the final.
But they can still have a say in who’ll face Sligo in the final, should they beat Leitrim at Pairc na hEireann next weekend, with Longford set to face Sligo. A victory for Leitrim could see them leapfrog Longford into the final.
Longford showed battling qualities in their opening game to draw with Leitrim and those same qualities were evident once again at a bitterly cold Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday last.
Credit to Warwickshire they gave Longford a tough game and in Conor Robbins they have a fantastic player and free-taker. But anything Robbins could do Longford’s Eoin Donnellan could match.
For more see the March 30 proint edition of the Irish World