Mullinalaghta St.Columba’s set up a Longford SFC semi-final meeting with Killoe thanks to a 16-point victory over Carrickedmond at Glennon Brothers Pearse park today.
Mullinalaghta led 1-7 to 0-1 at the half-time break and a strong second-half display saw them win 3-13 to 0-6 in the end.
An emphatic win looked ominous from the start with Mullinalaghta leading 1-3 to 0-0 after on 14 minutes. Aiden McElligot scored the game’s opening goal seven minutes prior.
A Sean Kelly point got Carrickedmond off the mark on 17 minutes but four Mullinalaghta scores on the trot put nine points between them at half-time.
Carrickedmond began the second half impressively and a brace of points from Eoghan McCormack and one from Sean Kelly made it a six-point game on 39 minutes.
Carrickedmond failed to reduce the deficit any further thereafter and 11 minutes later a Cian Mackey goal gave Mullinalaghta a ten-point buffer.
Aidan McElligott subsequently registered his second goal with six minutes left before his side embellished the scoreboard further with three unanswered points.
Mullinalaghta finished with 16 points to spare and will now look to end Killoe’s quest for three in a row when they face the defending champions in the last four.