Second-half showing gets Longford home semi

Longford 1-9 Wicklow 1-5: A strong second-half performance saw Longford secure a home semi-final with O’Byrne Cup champions Dublin on Sunday.

Wicklow started brightly, Paddy Byrne scoring the game’s first goal, but Longford’s James McGivney netted in the 26th minute.

Chris Murphy and Ciaran Fitzgerald (free) edged Wicklow back in front but Longford defender Diarmuid Masterson drew his side level with an excellent point (1-3 apiece).

Longford dominated thereafter with scores from Donie McElligott, Darren Gallagher, and Robbie Smyth. Wicklow managed just two points in the second half.

Scorers for Longford:

J McGivney 1-0, F McGee, D McElligott 0-2 each, D Masterson, CP Smyth, D Gallagher, R Smyth, P McKeon 0-1 each.

Scorers for Wicklow:

P Byrne 1-2 (2f), R Finn 0-1 (f), C Fitzgerald (f), C Murphy 0-1 each.


C Farrell; D Masterson (P McGee 55), B Gilleran (C Shields 62), CP Smyth; S Doyle (D McElligott 35), F Battrim, P Foy; M Brady, B Farrell (D Gallagher ht); A Dalton, J McGivney, B Kavanagh (P McKeon 61); B McKeon (R Smyth ht), F McGee, D Brady.


R Lambert; C Hyland, R O’Brien, K Murphy (P Higgins 35); D Healy (J Crowe 5), P McLoughlin, C Murphy; R Finn, A McLoughlin; D Hayden, S Kelly, M Kenny (D Woods 53); P Byrne, C Davis (E Doyle 50), C Fitzgerald (N Gaffney 39).


D Fedigan (Louth)


Four graduates tell Siobhan Howe how their fine art degree has influenced their approach to their working life.What use is a degree in fine art? Four graduates answer the question

Terry Gilliam tells Esther McCarthy about the mystery woman who helped him to finally get his Don Quixote film made after 30 yearsTerry Gilliam: Back in the saddle again

Twitch will no longer be the home of esports for Call of Duty, Overwatch and Hearthstone, with those games (and more) going to YouTube instead.Violence in the stream: Big changes for esports

That may say more about how the media treats flaws and beauty than it says about Alicia Keys herself, but nevertheless, it was refreshing at the time to see someone say no to the Hollywood expectations of beauty.The Skin Nerd: Unlocking Alicia Keys’ secrets to gorgeous skin

More From The Irish Examiner