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Long arm of law prevails; ALL-IRELAND SFC QUALIFIER.

Byline: JAMES ROGERS

LONGFORD 2-15

LOUTH 1-10

LONGFORD cruised through to the second round of the All-Ireland Qualifiers for the ninth year running with a comfortable victory over Louth in Drogheda yesterday evening.

In a game which saw four red cards issued, Denis Connerton's side were on top from the start.

Louth did give themselves brief hope when a Ryan Burns point was followed by an Eoin O'Connor goal that left it 1-9 to 1-6 on 44 minutes.

It proved to be a bit of a false dawn, however, as Longford tagged on the next four points without reply.

Smyth received his marching orders on 57 but the game was killed as a contest in the 63rd minute when Tommy Durnin picked up a second yellow. Patrick Reilly and Ryan Burns received red cards in stoppage time.

SCORERS: LOUTH: J Bingham (0-1), J Califf (0-3, 2f), E O'Connor (1-0), J McEneaney (0-1), T Durnin (0-1); R Burns (0-2, 1f) G McSorley (0-1f).

LONGFORD: B Gilleran (0-1); M Quinn (0-1), D Reynolds (0-1); J Keegan (0-1), D McGivney (0-2f); R Smyth (0-7, 4f), L Connerton (1-1, 1p), B McKeon (1-0), L Moran (0-1).

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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Geographic Code:4EUIR
Date:Jun 18, 2017
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