Preview: Longford SFC Semi-Final Killoe v Colmcille

The semi-final that wasn’t supposed to be, yet the most intriguing game of the Longford championship takes centre stage.

Colmcille’s quarter-final victory over Mullinalaghta will be the shock of the club season, Eugene McCormack will want to ensure it wasn’t a one off.

Standing in front of the newly installed is the impressive yet overachieving Killoe yet there’s just a sense that Killoe’s overachievement might not be over.

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“Mullinalaghta have raised the standard of Longford football” declared Killoe manager Tommy Donohoe. “Colmcille’s victory over Mullinalaghta has given everyone believe to win the championship”

The story of this game seems to be very much in the forward line with Daniel Mimnagh and the sudden ability of the Killoe side to find the net.

With Mark Hughes and Sean McGoldrick able to fire home any ammunition handed their way, Colmcille will have their hands full in keeping Donohoe’s side quiet.

However Colmcille possess Barry McKeon, whose three second-half free’s were key in dragging Eugene McCormack’s side back into the quarter-final.

As both sides display forwards who are accurate and lethal in front of goal, this will be a game very much where forwards will win out.

The wide Glennon Brothers Pearse Park pitch will suit the more expansive game of Colmcille with the tight goal lines the potential difference.

Verdict: Colmcille

Killoe Emmet Og v Colmcille

Sunday, 5:45pm

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