Five things to watch Longford senior football final

Nov 5, 2021 13:03 By Dave Hooper
Five things to watch Longford senior football final
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Where will the 2021 Longford senior football final be won or lost

  1. Mullinalaghta’s forward power

For the first time since 2018 St Columba’s Mullinalaghta are back in the Longford senior final. The 2018 Leinster champions made a quarter-final exit in 2019 and a semi-final exit in the 2020 version.

There’s seems real determination in the Mulinalaghta team, they know how to win and seem to have found their mojo again.


If David McGivney, Jayson Matthews, Aidan McElligott and Rian Brady all hit form, there will be only one out come.

  1. Mostrim underdog spirit

Mostrim are the surprise package of the 2021 season. Ok they did get to the 2020 semi-final, but a change in management scuppered the delay semi-final preparations.


Maybe they came out the easier side of the draw, but you can only beat what you’re up against suddenly and convincingly it’s a first county final in 29-years.

They might be the underdog but this underdog is a cunning, quick and agile unit.

  1. McElligot’s shooting


Aidan McElligot is the key man in the Mullinalaghta forward line. His shooting general play and shooting will determine the destination of the X cup.

Aaron Gallagher, Martin Coyle and Niall Quinn will have a busy day with the Mullinalaghta forwards. Will it be Coyle on McElligot are will a zonal three be asked to close out Mullinalaghta?

  1. Mostrim’s defence


This will be the key element of the Sunday’s final. If the Mostrim defence clicks expect a long afternoon.

Aaron Gallagher, Martin Coyle and Niall Quinn across the full-back line are a tight hard working unit. Shane Kiernan in the half-back line is able to influence the game in the defensive third.

If this click’s Mullinalaghta will have some hard work to break Mostrim down. If it doesn’t, well the scoreboard man in Pearse Park may be in for a busy day!

  1. The greasy ball

The weather is due to be good this weekend, however it is November. The underfoot will be heavy and there will be a bit of winter dew on the ball.

The greasy ball could play a very big part in the game! Mullinalaghta know how to play it and this could be the key in the championship returning to north Longford.

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