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Louth Longford OBC DRAW

by louthandproud on January 5, 2019

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Longford 1-16
Louth 1-16
By Dan Bannon

Brisk and finger numbing day in the midlands. Pearse Park was the venue for an extremely open game of pre season football.

Longford’s slick first half proved too much of a haul for Louth to win the game but Wayne Kierans men can be happy with the second half surge after the break which rescued a draw.

We bookended the opening half with two great openings Sam Mulroy rattled the crossbar while Ciaran Downey forced Paddy Collum into a save that would have warmed the digits up.

Despite the wastefulness Tadhg McEneaney gave Louth the lead. The hosts struck back with four in a row and marking their dominance on proceedings through Robbie Smith two Shane Donohoe and Peter Lynn.

Longford opened a four point lead 6-2 with Pauric Gill and Darren Gallgher free after Ciaran Downey found the range. The Blues man looked supremely sharp all afternoon.

Tadhg McEneaney then palmed to the net after some neat build up play from Jocks duo Sam Mulroy and Eoghan Callaghan. Mulroy got in behind along the endline and floated the ball across for the KIlkerley forward to leave one in it. 6 to 1-2.

Only five started the last day in the win against Wickla. Anthony Williams was on of the five and he marauded forward to level the game.

Longford responded with Doherty finding the range after his marker Donohoe slipped just before the ball came in. Darren Gallagher and Colm P Smyth came up from the back to notch three on the trot.

Ciaran Downey again handed us a lifeline with a fine score. McEneaney took a fine mark after lively Doherty added to his tally.

Doherty in the next attack full of confidence rounded Donohoe and unselfishly handpassed it across to winger Peter Lynn to find the net on the 28th minute.

Gallagher and Smith fired over before Decky clawed one back to make it 1-12 to 1-6 at HT. Louth much relieved to get in and compose themselves.

Composed themselves they did. Wayne Kierans made four changes. Conall McKeever was one of them and he found the range along with a Ronan Holcroft brace. chipping into the lead.

Intensity upped we dominated the opening quarter Decky added another to make it four in a row. Gallagher the big midfielder curled another free over 14 minutes into the half.

Decky inside was happier in his natural Mochtas habitat kicked over his third from play to make 1-13 to 1-11 but Louth well and truly on top.

Sam Mulroy free left the minimum in it and Longford
could.
not.
find.
the.
range.

Jim turned his man with the use of his rear and found the range with the help of the post off his left.

1-13 to 1-13

Sam growing into the game by the minute scored an advanced mark to give us the lead just before the hour mark.

Robbie Smith then levelled with the midlanders second point of the half.

Jim fouled Quinn and received a black card soon after and Smith nailed the free as we played out the game with 14 men. Sub Ross Nally scored with his first touch to level.

Prolific Smith thought he had the final say dancing inside the Louth defence to score but Declan Byrne gave us the draw which was no good for us as Longford advance with two earlier competition wins.

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Scorers-

Louth Scorers:
Tadhg McEneaney 1-2 (1AM)
Declan Byrne 0-4
Ciaran Downey 0-2
Ronan Holcroft 0-2
Sam Mulroy 0-2 (1f,1AM)
Anthony Williams 0-1
Conall McKeever 0-1
Jim McEneaney 0-1
Ross Nally 0-1

Longford Scorers:
Robbie Smith 0-6 (3f)
Peter Lynn 1-1
Darren Gallagher 0-4 (2f)
Darragh Doherty 0-2
Shane Donohoe 0-1
Pauric Gill 0-1
Colm P Smith 0-1

Louth: Alan McGauley;
Fergal Donohoe, Darren Marks, James Craven;
Leonard Grey, Anthony Williams, Eoghan Callaghan;
Bevan Duffy, Tommy Durnin;
Ciaran Downey, Ronan Holcroft, Declan Byrne;
Niall Conlon, Sam Mulroy, Tadgh Mac.
Subs: John Clutterbuck for L Grey (18) C Early for E Callaghan (HT) Dan Corcoran for F Donohoe (HT) Conor Branagan for N Conlon (HT) C McKeever for T McEneaney (HT) Jim McEneaney for (43), Eoghan Duffy for C Downey (58), Ross Nally for S Mulroy (60).

Longford: Paddy Collum;
Darren Quinn, Barry O’Farrell,Colm P Smyth;
Conor Shields, Michael Quinn,Barry McKeon;
Darren Gallagher, Peter Hanley;
Peter Lynn, Andrew Farrell, Pauric Gill;
Shane Donohoe, Robbie Smyth, Darragh Doherty.
Subs: PJ Masterson for C Shields (56), Liam Connerton for P Gill (56) Cillian Lee for A Farrell (58).

Referee: Fergal Smyth (Offaly)

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Louth Wickla match report

by louthandproud on December 30, 2018

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Wicklow 1-9
Louth 1-17

Louth picked up their first win of the new season in the final few days of 2018 in what was perfectly calm conditions for the refixed O’Byrne Cup encounter in Bray.

The visitors looked the hungrier of both sides and eagerly got the festive season out of their system with a comfortable eight point victory.

The result was all the more impressive as they had to do so with 14 men for majority of the contest, after Andy McDonnell picked up a red card in the opening quarter.

The hosts took advantage of the familiar surroundings to open up an early lead through midfield pair Conor McGraynor and Padraig O’Toole.

Louth quickly settled to draw level from two tidy points. Ryan Burns and defender James Craven when he joined the attack.

Despite losing McDonnell to a red card on the 13th minute, the wee county enjoyed their best period taking control of the pre season match.

Wingback John Clutterbuck got on the end of a sweeping move and received a pass from his fellow wing back Anthony Williams to accurately finish to the net.

Rory Finn did keep Wicklow in touch with a brace of scores but Louth strecthed their lead to 1-5 to 4 through a Sam Mulroy effort quickly followed by an advanced mark and free from Ryan Burns .

Louth in the ascendancy suffered a set back with Gearóid Morrisey goal entirely against the run of play. The effort itself took everyone by surprise, a thundering drive from distance denied Louth debutant goalkeeper Fergal Sheekey a precious cleansheet.

Louth resumed control with the best score of the game by Jim McEneaney while Mulroy and Burns added to their tallies before evergreen Anthony McLoughlin made it 1-8 to 1-6 at the break.

Upon the resumption the result was never in doubt as Louth upped the gears and blitzed Wicklow with six points on the spin.

Tommy Durnin notched Louth’s second advanced mark of the game while Declan Byrne added a brace from off the bench and Conor Early was rewarded with a point his impressive display deserved also.

Substitute Daniel Keane clipped over a late consolation point for John Evans men however it was fellow replacement Ciaran Downey for Louth who had the final say with two well taken scores in what was the last competitive game of the year.

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Scorers:

Wicklow: Rory Finn 0-4 (2f), Gearóid Murphy 1-0, Fintan O’Shea, Conor McGraynor (f), Padraig O’Toole and Daniel Keane 0-1 each

Louth: Sam Mulroy 0-4 (1f), Ryan Burns 0-4 (2f, 1AM), John Clutterbuck 1-0, Ciaran Downey 0-2 Declan Byrne 0-2, James Craven, Anthony Williams, Conor Early Tommy Durnin (AM) and Jim McEnaney 0-1 each

Wicklow: Robert Lambert, Jamie Snell, Ross O’Brien, Tom Maher; Fintan O’Shea, Paul McLoughlin, Darragh Fitzgerald; Padraig O’Toole, Conor McGraynor; Shane Mooney, Anthony McLoughlin, Rory Finn; Gearóid Murphy, Mark Kenny, Patrick O’Connor.

Subs used: Karl Kirwan for J Snell (13),Snell for T Maher (22), Mark Jackson for R Lambert (HT), Mark Fitsimons for S Mooney (44), Niall Meldon for M Kenny (48), Daniel Keane for G Murphy (57) Michael Mangan for P O’Connor (57), Cormac O’Shea for A McLoughlin (63), S Mooney for P McLoughlin (66).

Louth: Fergal Sheekey; Hugh Osborne, Dan Corcoran,James Craven; Anthony Williams, Bevan Duffy, John Clutterbuck; Tommy Durnin, Conor Early; Conall McKeever, Andy McDonnell, Ruairi Moore; Ryan Burns, Sam Mulroy, Jim McEneaney.

Subs used: Declan Byrne for R Moore (HT), Ciaran Downey for J McEneaney (HT), Ronan Holcroft for C McKeever (42), Fergal Donohoe for J Craven (52) Niall Conlon for R Burns (52), Darren Marks for J Clutterbuck (57) Tadhg McEneaney for S Mulroy (62).

Referee: James King (Dublin)

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Listen to WeAreLouth Podcast right here!

by louthandproud on January 13, 2018

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From the people who brought you LouthandProud.com… here is a brand spanking new podcast you might like!

All the tracks are there so scroll through and enjoy!

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? ? Talking Points Longford

by louthandproud on February 12, 2017

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Another weekend and another victory, we could get used to this!

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Talking Points from Sundays game.

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? NFL Preview : Longford Rd2

by louthandproud on February 10, 2017

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After last weeks big win, we now have our First home game of 4 this Sunday.

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Here’s my preview!

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