Mullinaghta and Abbeylara Hit Low Scoring Note

Abbeylara 0-6
St.Columba’s Mullinalaghta 0-6

Mickey Graham believed both teams where happy after Mullinalaghta and Abbeylara played out a low scoring draw in today’s Longford SFC final.

Nigel Rabbitt equalised for Abbeylara nine minutes from time as the sides will now face a final replay next Sunday at 3:45 in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Abbeylara’s corner-back Cormac Smyth will miss the replay after being shown a red card in stoppage time while the loss of James McGivney to a black card in the first-half weakened
Mullinalaghta’s hand.

Abbeylara will be hoping the extra week will give McGivney’s inter-county team-mate Robbie Smyth time to overcome an injury which restricted him to a role as a 25th minute substitute today.

“I thought it was a hard game the way the wind was swerving, It was a typical county final with all the tackles going in” explained Mullinalaghta.

Listen to Mickey Graham’s full interview with John Duffy