SFAI Subway Championship gets underway as Longford League register impressive win

The SFAI Subway Championship got off to a flying start last weekend, with several leagues kicking off their 2019/20 season in style.

The competition provides competitive football for all 31 SFAI affiliated leagues – promoting their best performing players through group and knockout football.

Games got underway in Connacht, Leinster and Munster, with the Ulster competition kicking off this month.

In Connacht, the Longford League’s U13 side registered a superb win over Galway, running out 4-2 winners thanks to four goals from Christian Donlon.

The Longford youngster was in inspired form, and the win sees the league register a vital win in their opening game.

Elsewhere, Mayo SL travelled to Roscommon to face the RDYSL and returned home with a 3-1 victory in the U13 competition, while in the U15 section in Connacht, Mayo beat the RDYSL 4-0.

In Leinster, just two games took place, with the DDSL’s U13 team travelling to Wexford where they registered a 1-0 win thanks to Aaron Donnelly’s strike.

Wexford’s U15’s also lined out on Sunday and overcame Wicklow in Group One.

This month will see the rest of the leagues in Leinster enter the competition, with two matchdays before the bank holiday weekend.

Several games were played in Munster, in the U13 section, and Limerick District, North Tipperary and West Cork all recorded wins in the U13 Group One.

In the U13 Group Two, Cork made the trip to WIT Arena to play Waterford, and a 4-1 win meant they returned home with all three points.

Like in Leinster, the U15 section of the Munster competition will begin this month, with two matchdays scheduled.