Maskey braced for Longford backlash

Warwickshire’s hurlers will look to bunco back from their defeat to Sligo when they face Longford

By Damian Dolan

 

Conall Maskey has warned his Warwickshire team-mates to expect a Longford backlash at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday.

The Warwickshire captain claimed a hat-trick when Longford were put to the sword, 8-19 to 0-5, when the sides last met at Pairc na hEireann a year ago, and Maskey believes that that defeat will be a huge source of motivation for Longford.

While the Exiles opened their league campaign with a 3-14 to 0-14 home loss to favourites Sligo, Longford’s draw with Leitrim in Ballinamore certainly suggests that Warwickshire cannot expect such an easy ride this time around.

“There’s going to be a big backlash after beating them so well last year. I know if I was in their shoes I’d be looking to get one over and get some pride back. I imagine they’ll be targeting our fixture,” said Maskey.

 

For more see the March 23 edition of the Irish World

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