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Longford hurlers defeat Cavan for Lory Meagher Cup final place

May 14, 2022 17:05 By Michael Cooke
Longford hurlers defeat Cavan for Lory Meagher Cup final place Longford hurlers defeat Cavan for Lory Meagher Cup final place
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Longford will now play Louth in the Lory Meagher Cup final on the fourth weekend in May.

The Longford hurlers reached the Lory Meagher Cup final following a 0-27 to 2-14 victory over Cavan at Kingspan Breffni Park in the final group fixture.

Cavan started better and led 0-4 to 0-0 inside five minutes. Joe O’Brien initiated Longford’s recovery with their opening point a minute later and the visitors suddenly led 0-10 to 0-9 at half-time.

Six Longford points on the trot opened up a seven-point gap on 42 minutes;  Cathal Mullane (two),  Joe O’Brien (two), Paddy Lynam and Cian Kavanagh were all to the fore.

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Longford increased their lead to 11 points 12 minutes from time and while Cavan replied with two late goals from Canice Maher and Rory Farrell, they still suffered a heavy defeat.

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