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Just the 46 scores in Newry thriller as Longford claim qualifier win over Down

Substitutes Seamus Hannon and Mark Hughes scored vital extra-time goals for Longford.

Down's Conor Maginn with James McGivney and Darren Gallagher of Longford
Down's Conor Maginn with James McGivney and Darren Gallagher of Longford
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Longford 2-24
Down 3-17

(After extra-time)

LONGFORD CLAIMED ANOTHER famous football qualifier triumph when they saw off Down in an extra-time thriller at Páirc Esler in Newry today.

Substitutes Seamus Hannon and Mark Hughes bagged the extra-time goals that were vital in securing glory for Longford and ensuring they will have a keen interest in Monday’s Round 2B qualifier draw.

Donal O’Hare struck 2-9 for Down but ended up on the losing side as the Mourne men saw their 2016 season – which has already featured league relegation and an Ulster hammering at the hands of Monaghan – end in miserable fashion.

Longford were grateful to some impressive scoring contributions with Brian Kavanagh shooting 0-6, Robbie Smyth and Michael Quinn hitting 0-4 apiece while James McGivney and Diarmuid Masterson both shot 0-3.

Scorers for Longford: Brian Kavanagh 0-6 (0-5f), Michael Quinn, Robbie Smyth (0-1f) 0-4 each, Seamus Hannon 1-1, James McGivney, Diarmuid Masterson 0-3 each, Mark Hughes 1-0, Barry McKeon 0-2, D Reynolds 0-1.

Scorers for Down: Donal O’Hare 2-9 (0-8f), Conor Maginn 1-1, Ryan Mallon 0-4, Barry O’Hagan, S Dornan, Mark Poland 0-1 each.

Longford

1. Paddy Collum (Fr Manning Gaels)

2. C Farrelly
3. Barry Gilleran (Longford Slashers)
4. Dermot Brady (Longford Slashers)

5. Donal McElligott (St Columbas)
6. Michael Quinn (Emmet Og)
7. Diarmuid Masterson (Dromard)

8. Michael Brady (Longford Slashers)
9. Darren Gallagher (St Mary’s)

10. Dessie Reynolds (Sean Connolly’s)
11. James McGivney (St Columbas)
12. Barry McKeon (Colmcille)

13. Robbie Smyth (Abbeylara)
14. Brian Kavanagh (Kilmacud Crokes)
15. Barry O’Farrell (Carrickedmond)

Subs

P McGee for Gilleran (47)
Liam Connerton for Gallagher (55)
Seamua Hannon for McKeon (60)
Brian Farrell for Reynolds (67)
Mark Hughes for J McGivney (BC, 80)
Rory Connor for Smyth (86)
D McGivney for Quinn (89)

Down

1. Marc Reid (Bryansford)

2. Conall McGovern (Burren)
3. Gerard McGovern (Burren)
4. Darren O’Hagan (Clonduff)

5. David McKibbin (Bryansford)
6. Aidan Carr (Clonduff)
7. Darragh O’Hanlon (Kilcoo)

8. Peter Turley (Downpatrick)
9. Kevin McKernan (Burren)

10. Ryan Mallon (Warrenpoint)
11. Mark Poland (Longstone)
12. Joe Murphy (Ballyholland)

13. Conor Maginn (Bryansford)
14. Donal O’Hare (Burren)
15. Barry O’Hagan (Clonduff)

Subs

G Collins for McKibbin (43)
M McKay for McKernan (53)
D Turley for Murphy (55)
S Dornan for B O’Hagan (63)
H Brown for McKay (BC, 79)
K McKernan for Maginn (84)
B McArdle for Carr (89)

Referee: Barry Cassidy (Derry).

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