Longford Woman lose out on the road 2017-11-15 09:54:00

Leinster Womans League Division 4 Tullamore: 32 Longford: 5

Longford ladies travelled to Tullamore on Sunday for their 3rd game of the season. Tullamore currently have two teams, one playing in the All Ireland league, and one in division 4.  So Longford knew this would be a tough encounter. This wasn't helped by losing Rebecca Duffy in the warm up to an ankle injury forcing a few positional changes before kick off.

Tullamore started by kicking off into Longford and immediately put Longford on the back foot and it wasn't long before they went over for their first try. Longford were finding it hard to settle with all the changes and with Tullamore having a very experienced pack it was always going to be a tough day at the office. They found themselves 22 to 0 down at half time but despite the score the Longford side were now starting to find their feet and sort out their defence.

The second half started well for Longford with the pack now starting to cause Tullamore a few problems. The backs were now starting to make a few good breaks which lead to Laura Gallagher going over in the corner but unfortunately a good tackle caused a knock on.

Tullamore got a lucky break and ran in another try but it wasn't long before Longford were again pounding the Tullamore line and again crossed the line only for the referee not to see the grounding. Tullamore again managed to score a try from some good handling.

Longford were now determined not to leave without a score and straight from the kick off they were right back on the Tullamore line. The forwards were now working well together and forcing the home team to give away penalties, Laura Gallagher spotted a gap and forced her way over the line just as time was up. Final score Tullamore 32 Longford 5. Longford will have learnt a lot from this game playing contested scrums for the full match for the first time this season. They now have a week off before taking on Dundalk at home on 19th November.

Squad: Fidelma Fallon, Irene Murtagh, Margaret Mckenna, Kirsty Smyth, Rachel Mckenna, Lorraine Connor, Laura Gallagher, Emma Dardis, Joanne McCormack, Michelle Farrell, Nicola Farrell, Rebecca Loftus, Rebecca Duffy, Rebecca O Hara.

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