By Mike Fitzpatrick
Sunday’s last event on the program, the Senior Football Div. 2
tie pitting Longford against Sligo, was postponed with less than 10 minutes remaining due to unsuitable weather conditions.
It was a shame that this game had to be wrapped up early, as an exciting game of football was in full swing. Referee Emmet McCormack made the intelligent decision of calling a halt to proceedings as the thunder and lightening that reigned over Gaelic Park made conditions too dangerous for staging a game.
Both sides held the lead at various stages throughout the tie, with the halftime score being 2-5 to 0-6 in favor of Longford. Sligo came out on the attack for the second half and points from Enda Henry, who had been having a fine game up until then, brought the game back into Sligo’s reach.
For the record, the abandoned game finished in Longford’s favor by a score of 3-7 to 1-11, though the game will be replayed in its entirety at a later date.
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Longford: Gerry Fox, Thomas Bermingham, Declan Humphreys, Barry Kavanagh, Dessie McGoldrick, Kevin McCarthy, Brendan Donaghue, Brian O’Connor, Eamonn McEvoy, Brendan Lennon, David Phelan (0-1), Michael McKenna (0-2), Michael Sheridan, Padraig Davis (2-4), Colm Baul.