Wicklow have deservedly beaten Longford by 1-14 to 0-11 in this evening's qualifying playoff at Aughrim. Keith Byrne was a thorn in Longford's side throughout the game, racking up 1-05. Longford's defence simply could not cope with his attacking threat, and Ciaran Drake and captain Donal Ledwith were both substituted in an attempt to contain the rampant Byrne.

Padraig Davis was sent off for Longford after just two minutes and Stephen Cush and Barry O'Donovan were outstanding in the Wicklow defence, which shut up shop following Colm Twomey's dismissal.

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