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Goals prove decisive as Killoe defeat Abbeylara

Oct 16, 2021 16:10 By Michael Cooke
Goals prove decisive as Killoe defeat Abbeylara Goals prove decisive as Killoe defeat Abbeylara
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Goals prove decisive as the reigning champions maintained their quest for three county titles in a row.

Killoe Emmet Og reached the Longford SFC semi-finals today with a three-point victory over Abbeylara at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Ryan Plunkett’s men made the better start and led 0-9 to 1-5 at half-time before a strong second half saw the reigning champions qualify for the last four, winning out 2-11 to 0-14.

Abbeylara dominated the opening quarter and six points from the boot of Robbie Smith saw them lead seven points to three at the first water break.

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The sides subsequently traded two points each before a Daniel Mimnagh penalty on the stroke of half-time made it a one-point game.

Mimnagh registered his second goal within six minutes of the restart and the reigning champions held onto their one-point buffer at the second water break.

Abbeylara fought back after the resumption and a Padraig Berry score left a single point between them in the first minute of injury time.

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Killoe responded like true champions and points from Ronan McGoldrick and Johnny Borland sealed a place in the semi-finals.

 

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