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Longford dumped Dublin U21s out in 2013 and they'll get a chance to repeat that in a fortnight

Too easy for Longford against Louth tonight.

Image: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Updated at 8.20am

Longford 1-17
Louth 1-4

LONGFORD ENJOYED A famous U21 football win over Dublin two years ago and the county will get a chance to repeat that success in a fortnight’s time.

Tonight Longford were far too strong on home soil in Newtowncashel tonight against Louth as they ran out 13-point victors.

The success followed the hammering that Longford dished out to Wicklow last week in the first round and sets them up for a semi-final battle with Dublin on 18 March at the last four stage.

Longford impressed in attack with Liam Connerton and Larry Moran the principal threats as they carved up 1-10 between.

In contrast Louth found scores hard to come by with only two scores on the night as Ryan Burns struck 0-4 and Conor Grimes hit their only goal of the game.

Longford made a strong start and were 0-4 to 0-0 up by the 7th minute. Louth still only trailed by that margin by the 21st minute thanks to a pair of points by Burns but Longford stretched their advantage to six, 0-8 to 0-2, by the interval.

In the second-half, Louth got an early boost when Grimes found the net in the 38th minute to cut the deficit they faced to four points – 0-11 to 1-4.

But that transpired to be their last score of the game as Longford cruised to the finish line with Connerton netting ten minutes from time.

Ryan Burns 17/5/2014 Ryan Burns scored 0-4 for Louth tonight. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Scorers for Longford: Liam Connerton 1-4, Larry Moran 0-6, Shane Kenny 0-2 (0-2f), Patrick Kiernan, Liam Sullivan, Andrew Dalton, Rory Connor, David McGivney 0-1 each.

Scorers for Louth: Ryan Burns 0-4 (0-3f), Conor Grimes 1-0.

Rory Connor DCU Sigerson Cup winner Rory Connor was in action for Longford tonight. Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO

Originally published at 9.41pm on 4 March.

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