Allianz Football League Division 4 – Clare 1-7 Longford 0-8

Clare edge out Longford

Clare 1-7 Longford 0-8

By Gerry Quinn for the Irish Examiner newspaper

Monday, March 28, 2011

CLARE had two points to spare over Longford at Cusack Park, Ennis yesterday. The home-side enjoyed a 1-6 to 0-4 advantage at the break. Although they only managed one score in the second period, a long range David Tubridy pointed free, it still proved enough for their third win of this campaign. Longford for their part were far too reliant on corner-forward Sean McCormack for scores, while man of the match Gary Brennan supplied the game’s only goal with a fisted effort deep into injury-time in the opening half.

Scorers for Clare: D Tubridy 0-6 (4f), G Brennan 1-1 (0-1f).

Scorers for Longford: S McCormack 0-6 (3f), N Mulligan, F McGee 0-1 each.

CLARE: J Hayes; B Duggan, L Healy, M McMahon; K Hartnett, G Kelly, S McNeilis; C O’Connor, G Brennan; M Tubridy, John Hayes, M Foran; A Clohessy, N Browne, D Tubridy.

Subs: S Brennan for O’Connor inj. (18), E Lyons for Foran (34), D O’Neill for Lyons (48), D Blake for John Hayes (56), D O’Connor for M Tubridy (64).

LONGFORD: D Sheridan; D Brady, B Gilleran, D Reilly; S Mulligan, D Masterson, N Farrell; M Brady, B McElvanney; D Barden, P Barden, N Mulligan; D McElligott, P Dowd, S McCormack.

Subs: B Kavanagh for Dowd (34), F McGee for Mulligan (43), K Diffley for McElvanney (inj. 56), P Foy for Masterson (58), K Mulligan for McElligott (69).

Referee: L Devaney (Mayo)