James Daly’s start as Longford manager has started off in the best possible way with two emphatic wins in their opening round games of the Lidl Ladies National Football League.
The team have scored a total of 10-43 while only conceding five points, a remarkable stat to see a team with such a score difference in just two games.
Longford manager James Daly spoke to our reporter Daithí Boland ahead of Sunday’s game and he has been very pleased with how all is going at the minute as is particularly happy to be able to give all the girls a chance of game time in the opening rounds
“We’re using the whole panel which the league affords us to do and we’re seeing some great football”
Judging by the first two games Longford’s next opponents wouldn’t make you feel the result is going to be any tighter as bottom of the table Derry come to town.
Sometimes when a team is such firm favourites to win a game it can see an over confidence is the teams play which can lead to a lack of concentration and potentially see an upset happen but James doesn’t see his team falling into that trap
“We’re making 7 starting changes from the last day”
Making sure every girl gets game time throughout the league is one of the plans for Longford and James will also hope it keeps girls focused and make competition for places so that they are all on their toes and looking to impress whenever they get the chance to wear the jersey.
As much as James wants to see his side perform well and win matches he also wants to see a good game for the development of ladies football
“It would be no good for us to go out and beat Derry by 40 points and it would be no good for ladies football”
Sunday’s game throws in at 2pm at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
(James Daly Longford ladies manager)