Limerick footballers unchanged for Longford game

Jerome O’Connell

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Jerome O’Connell

The Limerick minor footballers were beaten by Cork in the Munster championship on Wednesday nigh
LIMERICK have kept faith with the same fifteen that lost to Sligo for Sunday’s National Football League clash with Longford.

LIMERICK have kept faith with the same fifteen that lost to Sligo for Sunday’s National Football League clash with Longford.

The midlanders come to the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday for the round two clash at 2.00.

Both sides lost on the opening day in Division Three.

Donal O’Sullivan again starts in goals after Brian Scanlon was injured in the warm-up in Sligo last week.

Limerick will be looking to bounce back from the loss in Sligo and also hoping to gain some revenge for last Summer’s All-Ireland Qualifier loss to Longford.

“We have been confident for the last month and I think it showed today that we are not out of our depth in this league. Longford will come down to us on Sunday and we will be full of confidence again because we know we should have won this game - it’s not as if we didn’t perform,” said John Brudair after the Sligo game.

“Hopefully we can put in the same level of intensity and make better decisions in front of goal,” he said of his first competitive game as Limerick manager this Sunday.

Meanwhile, Longford manager Jack Sheehy has made four changes from the side that lost to Roscommon.

LIMERICK - Donal O’Sullivan (Monaleen); Lorcan O’Dwyer (Pallasgreen), Paudie Browne (Fr Caseys), Johnny McCarthy (St Kierans); Iain Corbett (Newcastle West), Mike Sheehan (Fr Caseys), Pa Ranahan (Ballysteen); Thomas Lee (Ballylanders), Darragh Treacy (St Kierans); Micheal Brosnan (Dromcollogher-Broadford), Eoin Hanrahan (St Patricks), Seanie Buckley (Dromcollogher-Broadford); Seamus O’Carroll (Cappagh-Kilcornan), Ger Collins (Monaleen), Ian Ryan (St Senans).

LONGFORD - Damien Sheridan; Dermot Brady, Barry Gilleran, Fergal Battrim; Aidan Rowan, Enda Williams, Peter Brady; Michael Brady, John Keegan; Paul McKeon, Peter Foy, Michael Quinn; Brian Farrell, Seam McCormack, Francis McGee.