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Longford were only trailing by one point at half time but two Con OCallaghan goals in the opening eight minutes of the second half propelled the Dubliners through to a fourth Leinster Under-21 football final in a row . It finished Dublin 2-10 Longford 0-09 in their provincial under 21 semi final in Lakepoint Mullingar this evening.
The game was played in testing wet and windy conditions and the first half scoreboard of Dublin 0-04 Longford 0-03 reflected it. Longford played with the wind and Rian Brady got a brace of points while David McGivney kicked their other score.
Dessie Farrells side stormed their way to victory at the start of the second half with OCallaghan goaling in the 32nd and 38th minutes capping a memorable week that saw him win the All Ireland Club hurling championship with Cuala. going into the last 20 minutes Dublin lead by 2-07 to 0-03. they swapped points on a couple of occasions before Longford finished the game with 4 unanswered points to leave 7 points in it at the end putting an end to a campaign for Longford which will be remembered for their brilliant win over Kildare in the last round.
Dublin will now face Offaly in next Wednesday’s final at O’Moore Park.
After the match Longford manager Frank McNamee caught up with Shannonside FM reporter John Duffy. He explained that the bad start to the second half gave them a mountain to climb and when their opponents got the two goals. they set up a defensive system that they couldn’t breach. He told John that he was proud of the effort his side put in over the last few months and there was disappointment for them tonight but that’s football sometimes things go your way sometimes they won’t.
Frank noted that there is an element of sadness that the grade is finishing up but there is a bright future for Longford football and the panel had a great attitude that can serve Longford well in the future
here is Frank McNamees conversation with John Duffy
Roscommon bowed out of the Connacht Under 21 Championship at the semi final stage with a three point defeat to Sligo in Kiltoom this evening. Jody OReillys 46th minute goal proving decisive as the yeates county won the competitive encounter by 1-13 to 0-13.
Sligo are now through to their first provincial under 21 final since 2012 and poignantly it’s a competition they’ve never won and this is the last year of it as the grade is being removed after this season. Roscommon went into the game bidding to reach their 8th provincial final in a row.
At half time Adrian Dockerys Roscommon had a two point advantage getting the better of the exchanges at 0-06 to 0-04. Hubert Darcy with 0-03 of the home sides total from frees. They had been level at 0-02 apiece but Roscommon took over on the scoreboard and were 0-06 to 0-03 ahead when Sligo’s Paddy O’Connor pointed the last point of the half for Sligo.
In the second half the visitors through O’Connor, Liam Gaughan,Jodie OReilly and four points from Darragh Cummins and Roscommon courtesy of Shane Mannion and Cian McKeon made it 0-11 to 0-08 in Sligo’s favour with 13 minutes to go when Jodie OReilly nabbed the goal to put six points between them . Paul Taylors side were now on the verge of the provincial decider.
however Roscommon battled back in the testing conditions and two converted frees from Cian McKeon and one from Hubert Darcy had it back to a goal deficit with six minutes to go. They swapped points twice more as six minutes of injury time was added but Roscommon couldn’t get the goal they needed to force the game into extra time and Sligo now progress to play the winners of Galway and Mayo in the Connacht final.
The Roscommon manager Adrian Dockery caught up with Shannonside FM’s Willie Hegarty after the game and he says that his side were incredibly brave and ‘defended like lions’ but that spell after halftime where they scored 1-02 without reply after halftime and not converting some of their chances proved the difference. He outlined ‘they dug deep over the last 6-8 weeks. in the first half it took us a while to get going and then after the goal we were just chasing the game in the second half’
Here is his interview with Willie Hegarty.
The issue of whether or not the EU helps or hinders Irish farmers led to some lively debate on the Let’s Talk show on Shannonside FM today.
Leitrim Fine Gael councillor John McCartin took issue with what he called Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice’s “Euro-sceptic scaremongering” after the TD had claimed EU directives were “strangling” Irish farmers and driving them off the land.
The two public representatives defended their views on Shannonisde FM this afternoon.
It’s understood two people have been killed and several others injured in an apparent terror attack at the Houses of Parliament in London.
Witnesses say a car ploughed into pedestrians, then a man stabbed a police officer, before being shot earlier this afternoon.
At least 10 people have been treated by the London ambulance service, including three police officers, with some suffering what a doctor’s called “catastrophic” injuries.
Meanwhile the Port of London Authority says a woman’s been pulled alive from the River Thames and is seriously hurt.
Scotland Yard says it’s treating it as a “terrorist incident” – and has refused to confirm numbers of dead or injured.
In the past half hour, MPs have begun leaving the Palace of Westminster, which had been locked down – along with a large area around it.
British Prime Minister Theresa May was rushed away from Westminster and is said to be safe.
She’ll chair a meeting of her Government’s emergency Cobra committee later.
Pictures of the suspected attacker and attack weapons including knives have been circulating on social media.
Two of the dead are believed to be a woman and a police officer while the knife attacker is also understood now to have died.
The French Prime Minister has confirmed that several French school children are among the injured.
The property of people who might be successful in applying for the flood relocation scheme should be demolished.
That’s according to the Mayor of Athlone Municipal District John Dolan who was commenting today on the news that the scheme might be delayed in order to change the criteria.
The Fine Gael councillor says while he didn’t see the need for changes , he feels there could be some clause included whereby any property being vacated would not be left standing.
Councillor Dolan said there could be a temptation for someone else to eventually buy the house or building, but the same dangers would exist.