HL3B: Mullane inspires Longford past Warwickshire

March 11, 2017

Longford's Cathal Mullane.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Longford 2-18
Warwickshire 2-12

Cathal Mullane starred as Longford inflicted Warwickshire with their first defeat in Division 3B this afternoon at Pearse Park.

The Midlanders led by 1-12 to 1-6 at half-time off the back of Mullane's 1-5 contribution during the opening period and he'd add three more points after the break to make sure the hosts stayed in control.

Connor Robbins (1-3) wreaked most of the havoc for the visitors, but Longford kept their cushion as Rueben Murray lashed home their second goal in injury-time to ensure the win.

It means that these two sides will meet again in the league final for a chance to enter into a promotion play-off against the bottom placed team in Division 3A.

Longford - B Elliott; G Moore, E Kavanagh, S Farrell; J Casey, K Murray, D Duggan (0-2f); P Barden, P Walsh (0-2, 1f); S O'Brien, S Hannon (0-4), C Keegan (0-1); P Farrington, R Murray (1-1), C Mullane (1-8, 0-5f). Subs: E Kiernan for S O'Brien, C McLoughlin for P Farrington, J Rosney for R Murray.

Warwickshire - C Boyle; S Conlon, D Kennedy, M O'Regan; R Curley, W Allen (0-1f), K Phelan; J Meagher, K Boxwell; C Convery (0-6f), J Reddan (0-2), I Dwyer; M Nolan, C Robbins (1-3), C Glennon. Subs: K McGee (1-0) for C Glennon, T Kelly for R Curley, S Brough for K Phelan, C McMullan for M Nolan, P Hoban for C Convery.

Referee - R McGann.

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