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Second-half comeback sees Longford beat Louth

Jan 8, 2022 16:47 By Michael Cooke
Second-half comeback sees Longford beat Louth
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Billy O'Loughlin makes a winning start to his tenure as Longford manager.

Billy O’Loughlin made a winning start as Longford manager following a 2-13 to 0-14 win over Louth in the O’Byrne cup first round at Clonbonny, Lanesborough.

Longford trailed 12 points to five at half-time before a remarkable second-half display saw the Midlanders finish with five points to spare.

Louth made a blistering start, leading 0-7 to 0-3 at the first water break. The Wee County had seven different scorers while Dylan Farrell (two) and Darren Gallagher were on target for Longford.

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Louth stretched the margin to eight points on 27 minutes but Longford reduced the gap to seven points at half-time after hitting two of the next three scores.

Mickey Harte’s men moved eight points clear on 50 minutes when Gerard Browne slotted over a point but the visitors would fail to score thereafter.

Longford staged a remarkable comeback hitting 2-7 without reply; Oran Kenny and Ross McNerney scoring goals on 53 and 64 minutes respectively.

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