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Joe Murray the hero as Leitrim record last-gasp win over Longford

Apr 10, 2022 18:04 By Michael Cooke
Joe Murray the hero as Leitrim record last-gasp win over Longford Joe Murray the hero as Leitrim record last-gasp win over Longford
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Longford were a point clear heading into injury time before Leitrim won the game in dramatic fashion.

Joe Murray’s last-gasp penalty goal saw Leitrim defeat Longford 4-9 to 20 points at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada in the Lory Meagher cup first round.

The visitors were a point clear heading into injury time before Leitrim won the game in the most dramatic of circumstances right at the death.

Leitrim started better and led 1-3 to 0-3 on 20 minutes with James McNabola’s goal on three minutes separating the sides.

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John Mulhern restored parity on 31 minutes before two pointed frees from Joe O’Brien helped Longford lead 0-9 to 1-5 at half-time.

Longford opened up a three-point gap within six minutes of the restart before Karl McDermott restored parity with a goal a minute later.

Leitrim opened up a two-point gap on 59 minutes when Brendan Delaney found the net before Paul Barden levelled the game four minutes from time.

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Two minutes later Joe O’Brien gave Longford a one-point cushion before Murray won it for the hosts deep into injury time.

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