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Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 23 April, 2014

9 of Longford’s best sporting moments in 2013

The U21 footballers beat a talented Dublin side, Town’s David O’Sullivan scored for fun and Pat Fitzgerald was named IRFU president.

Longford RFC’s Pat Fitzgerald was named IRFU President

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Fitzgerald is the 126th President of the IRFU and the first from a junior club to hold the office. INPHO/James Crombie

The All-Ireland football qualifiers started off with a great win over Limerick

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However even Seanie McCormack’s scoring skills were not enough to stave off Wexford in the next round. INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Cnoc Mhuire Granard won the All Ireland Vocational Schools SAFC final

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They beat Holy Trinity College [Cookstown] in the final at Croke Park in April. INPHO/Morgan Treacy

The secondary school also produced a winning team in the Basketball League Finals

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Cnoc Mhuire Granard players are ecstatic after seeing off Dublin’s Moyle Park College. INPHO/Cathal Noonan

David O’Sullivan was top scorer in the Airtricity First Division with 21 goals

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O’Sullivan and Noel Haverty were named on the division’s team of the year. INPHO/James Crombie

A second place finish meant a playoff with Bray Wanderers. Longford lost 5-4 on aggregate but Tony Cousins is staying on to push for promotion in 2014

Here are all the goals Town scored this season:


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Three Longford hurlers were named in the Champions 15 team for the Lory Meagher Cup

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Joe O’Brien, seen here in action against Warwickshire, was named in the 15 along with Eanna Daly and Conor Egan. INPHO/Ryan Byrne

The U21 footballers shocked Dublin, and Ciarán Kilkenny and Jack McCaffrey, on their way to the Leinster final

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Robbie Smyth celebrates his side’s goal against The Dubs at Parnell Park. Kildare beat Longford in the Leinster final.INPHO/Donall Farmer

Maor Uisce David Hare showed he would never use the ‘you wouldn’t hit a man with glasses?’ defence


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*Two other highlights we have been kindly reminded of: Longford Rugby Club reached the final of the Provincial Towns Cup after an 80 year gap and the Longford VEC team won the Leinster inter-county title.

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