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Longford begin O'Byrne cup with victory

Jan 4, 2023 23:21 By Dave Hooper
Longford begin O'Byrne cup with victory
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Longford begin 2023 O'Byrne cup with impressive victory away to Laois

Paddy Christie got his Longford managerial reign off to a flying start with a 3-18 to 13 point win over Laois.

Longford were excellent in the first-half finding the net on three occasions. Dessie Reynolds opening the Christie era with a second minute goal.

Dylan Farrell found the net on 15 minutes with Daniel Mimnagh adding Longford's third goal a minute before the break. Longford led 3-10 to 0-3 at half-time.

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While Laois sent over 10 second-half points, Longford responded with points from David McGivney (2), Farrell, Reynolds,  Jack Macken, Jayson Matthews and Robbie Smyth (2).

Longford won out 3-18 to 13 points.

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