Longford manager James Daly looking to keep high standards

After a comprehensive win over Antrim last week Longford head into round of the league full of confidence.

The meeting against the ladies in saffron was a repeat of the All Ireland Junior final which Longford won. Built as the big game of division it was Longford who ran away with it even before half time. 7-20 to 0-01 was the full time score and Longford manager James Daly spoke to our reporter Daithí Boland about the performance

“I think we were laying down a marker on Sunday but in saying that we played 26 girls with 6 changes at half time and another 5 ten minutes into the second half”

“The girls played really well and I suppose Antrim just weren’t up for the challenge”

Despite the emphatic win James told his team that there is still a lot of stuff for his team to be working on and that they have a game plan in place that needs which involves staying focus on the job.

It is clear that the intentions for this Longford side is to gain promotion and keep developing as a strong footballing county

“We keep doing what were supposed to be doing we don’t want to be making bad habits and doing the wrong thing”

Focus for Longford now turns to Louth this weekend and James knows they will be looking to bounce back after their opening round defeat to Carlow

“They will of course, I would have expected Louth to win that game last Sunday so they have new management in their so you don’t know what’s going on there because they might be looking at different players”

The team that goes out for Longford this weekend will see five starting changes as James looks to give every player a chance to start at least one game in the League.

Sundays game is at Rathcline and throws in at 12pm

(James Daly)

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