Longford Hurlers Suffer Warwickshire Defeat

Warwickshire came away from Glennon Brothers Pearse Park with a 1-15 to 1-12 victory over Longford in the opening round of the Nicky Rackard Cup.

A David Buckley goal gave Longford an early advantage, but Warwickshire netted from a 29th minute penalty through Dean Bruen and went on to lead by 1-8 to 1-4 at the break.

Bruen was excellent in defence a rock that Warwickshire could build from throughout the second half with Longford registering eight second half points.

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Longford travel to Inniskeen to face Monaghan in next week’s round two fixtures. Monaghan lost their opening round fixture to Armagh 2-20 to 2-14.