Darragh Greene was in Dublin Airport when the world turned on its axis. The Longford swimmer and the rest of the senior national squad were in departures, poised to fly out to a meet in Scotland, when the acting Taoiseach delivered his address — and everything changed utterly, writes
Longford consolidated their place in Division 3 for next year while still keeping their promotion hopes alive with a fine win over Tipperary in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. For Tipperary, they need results in their next two games if they want to avoid relegation.
As it was envisaged with full Sam Maguire Cup membership on the line, Divisions 2 and 3 are for the most part tight as a drum. Where survival in Division 2 and success in Division 3 are the only things that matter, we assess the 16 counties at the halfway point of the campaign.
Two years ago Wicklow’s minor footballers secured a famous win over Dublin in the Leinster championship, so a large crowd made their way to Joule Park in Aughrim on Saturday, hoping for a repeat in the first round of this year’s Eirgrid Leinster U20 football campaign.
A remarkable performance and late equaliser from Tipperary’s Aishling Moloney earned Shane Ronayne’s side a point as TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin were unable to get their Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 campaign off to a winning start in Ballyboden.