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Longstone pull off surprise win over Warrenpoint in opening Down SFC game

Friday 17th September 2021

The Down senior championship began last night with the clash of Warrenpoint and Longstone.  Longstone pulled off a surprise win 1-05 to 0-07.  Warrenpoint who just two weeks ago lifted the Down All County League tite for the first time in their history will now go into the back-door, while Benny Coulters side look forward to Round 2.

The difference in the sides was a Michael Ireland goal for Longstone on the 24 minute.  The score at half time was Longstoen 1-05 Warrenpoint 0-05.  The second half was full of defending, with Longstone failing to score, while CPN could only manage two points - 1 from a McGarry free and a point from play by Ryan Boyle.

Warrenpoint Scorers:
Alan Davidson 0-03
Ross McGarry 0-02
Ryan Boyle 0-01
Gary McMahon 0-01

Longstone Scorers:
Michael Ireland 1-01
Ryan Kelly 0-02
Gareth Fitzpatrick 0-01
Niall Sloan 0-01

Down SFC continues this evening when Burren take on Saul in Liatroim with the game throwing in at 7.30pm.