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Mullinalaghta come back to draw with Colmcille in Longford championship

Aug 11, 2023 22:27 By Dave Hooper
Mullinalaghta come back to draw with Colmcille in Longford championship
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Last gasp point saves draw

David McGivney kicked a last gasp point as 14-man Mullinalaghta salvaged a Longford SFC draw with Colmcile.

The defending champions responded excellently to a sixth minute Mullinalaghta goal, which threatened to see Mullinalaghta run riot.

Mullinalaghta were quick off their marks. A David McGivney free and a point from Gary Rogers edging Mullinalaghta into a fourth minute lead.

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Cathal Reilly opened the Colmcille scoring on five minutes. A minute later and Mullinalaghta were in for a goal.

David McGivney collected a ball from the side-line, where Colcmille keeper Padraig Murtagh hesitated. McGivney racing in to slot home to an empty net.

Mullinalaghta added on points through another David McGivney free and Aidan McElligott from play. While Fergal Sheridan landed Colmcille’s second point on 12 minutes. Two minutes later Sheridan added a free.

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Emmet Brady kicked Mullinalaghta’s fifth point of the game on 15 minutes. Surprisingly, this was Mullinalaghta’s final score for 15 minutes.

Colmcille, getting back into the game through Patrick Rogers punching Eoin Hawkins shot over the bar and a Jack Macken free.

Macken made it a one point game, a minute into additional time. Cian McElligot restored the two point cushion on the stroke of half-time.

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The sides both kicked a point each, a minute after the restart. However the game changed in Colmcille’s favour.

The defending champions winning the midfield contest and retain the ball across the middle third.

An Eoin Hawkins free, and a Cathal Reilly point form play had the game level on 43 minutes.

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Red Card

Moments before the equaliser James Rogers saw a straight red for a high challenge on Jack Macken.

With the man advantage, Fergal Sheridan gave Colmcille the lead for the first time on 53 minutes.

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Mullinalaghta however are never beaten. David McGivney equalising with a free a minute later.

It looked like it would be Colmcille’s day when Cathal Reilly gave them the lead four minutes from time.

However two minutes into injury time and with the final score of the game, up stepped David McGivney to seal a draw. Colmcille 0-12, Mullinalaghta 1-9.

The Longford championship continues on Saturday and Sunday.

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