Killoe are Longford champions after beating Slashers

Aug 29, 2021 19:08 By Michael Cooke
Killoe are Longford champions after beating Slashers Killoe are Longford champions after beating Slashers
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Killoe Emmet Og are champions for the 13th time in their history.

Killoe Emmet Og are the 2020 Longford senior football champions following a two-point victory over Longford Slashers in today’s county final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

The defending champions laid the foundation for the victory in the first half leading 0-8 to 0-5 at half-time before eventually winning 0-13 to 1-8.

Killoe held a two-point lead after the first quarter with Ronan McGoldrick and Mark Hughes scoring two points each while Andrew Kelly registered a brace of frees for Slashers.


The sky blues got their first score from play on 21 minutes through Darragh O'Connell but Killoe still held a two-point buffer at half-time after grabbing three of the next five points.

13 minutes into the second half, Slashers were awarded a penalty which was duly dispatched by Andrew Kelly, leaving just a single point between the sides.

Noel O’Brien’s side levelled the game thanks to a Barry Gilleran point with seven minutes remaining before Killoe responded in impressive fashion.


Larry Moran slotted over a brace of points while Ryan Moffett also got his name on the scoresheet.

Gilleran bagged his second point deep into injury time but Killoe still had two-points to spare at full-time and were crowned champions for the 13th time ever.




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