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Mullinalaghta win fourth Longford SFC title in six years

Nov 7, 2021 18:11 By Michael Cooke
Mullinalaghta win fourth Longford SFC title in six years Mullinalaghta win fourth Longford SFC title in six years
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St.Columba’s Mullinalaghta were too strong for Mostrim.

St. Columba’s Mullinalaghta were crowned Longford SFC champions following a comfortable victory over Mostrim at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Ciaran Fox’s men led six points to three at half-time before a dominant second-half display saw them win 15 points to six in the end.

The sides traded a point each inside the opening eight minutes. Mullinalaghta moved three points clear on 13 minutes thanks to scores from Jayson Matthews, Cian Mackey and Gary Rogers.

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Nine minutes later, Mostrim reduced the margin to a single point before Mullinalaghta restored their three-point cushion at half-time thanks to points from Matthews and Rian Brady.

Mullinalaghta doubled the margin six minutes into the second-half. A brace of points from Darragh Doherty left five between them on 42 minutes.

Mullinalaghta subsequently showed their experience, David McGivney kicking over two points. Shane Mulligan denied a Mostrim goal on 46th minutes.

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Seamus Hannon closed the gap to five points with a mark on 50 minutes. However the Edgeworthstown side failed to score for the remainder of the contest.

Moments later, Mostrim finished the game with 14 men as Hannon received a second yellow card.

Mullinalaghta ended the game with scores from James McGivney, Gary Rogers and Mackey and were crowned Longford SFC champions for the fourth time in six years.

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