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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1830 on: November 26, 2018, 08:11:26 AM »
Yes.

A major faux pas by Eire Og togging out as Abbey. Shur, that was a red rag to a bull.

Well done to Laurel and also to your No 1 non-Longford supporter, Mr. Seafoid.

If you said beforehand Columbas would win by 18 points you'd have been sectioned. Marvelous.

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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1831 on: November 26, 2018, 08:20:34 AM »
Yes.

A major faux pas by Eire Og togging out as Abbey. Shur, that was a red rag to a bull.

Well done to Laurel and also to your No 1 non-Longford supporter, Mr. Seafoid.

If you said beforehand Columbas would win by 18 points you'd have been sectioned. Marvelous.

18 points counts as fàg an bealach.

It's a real sign of a team operating as a proper unit and in club it's very hard to replicate that over one cycle.
The players will never forget this.
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1832 on: November 26, 2018, 08:28:06 AM »
I hear Lomans are very confident of "beating some shite team from Longford"

Good luck to the half-parish boys and the next step to be the first Longford team to reach a Leinster club final in senior football (not sure if we ever got a team in the intermediate or junior, or indeed, the hurling)

Took them a bit longer but they did it
For posterity because the thread is a record of the team and their progress

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mullinalaghta-make-history-against-12-man-%C3%A9ire-%C3%B3g-1.3709906

St Columba’s, Mullinalaghta (Longford) 2-15 Éire Óg (Carlow) 0-3

The fairytale continues for St Columba’s, Mullinalaghta after they became the first Longford side to book their place in the Leinster Senior Club final. They did it in style at Pearse Park against an Éire Óg side that finished the game with 12 men.
It has been a remarkable three years for the half parish, who in 2016 won the Longford SFC title for the first time in 66 years. This year they completed a three-in-a-row and on Sunday afternoon created history.

The game was over as a contest when James McGivney scored Mullinalaghta’s first goal in the 44th minute after some good play from Gary Rogers. When Aidan McElligott flicked the ball to the net in the 49th minute it extended the Longford side’s lead to 13 points and they tagged on five more points in the final 10 minutes.
Éire Óg were the better side for the opening 10 minutes but for all their dominance they struggled to get scores on the board with a combination of poor shooting and some terrific defending.

Mullinalaghta goalkeeper Patrick Rogers pulled off a fine save to deny Christopher Blake in the sixth minute and in the 10th minute the Longford side got their opening score through Donie McElligott. Blake replied for Éire Óg but then the game turned in Mullinalaghta’s favour as they took control.
   
Brendan Fox and David McGivney kicked over scores to give them a two-point lead and with Patrick Fox marshalling the defence so well Mullinalaghta grew in confidence. James McGivney overturned the ball in the 22nd minute to set up Rian Brady before David McGivney (free) and Gary Rogers kicked over points to give the Longford champions a five-point lead in the 28th minute.
Éire Óg were reduced to 14 men in the 30th minute when Ross Dunphy was shown a straight red for lashing out at Aidan McElligott.

Darragh O’Brien scored the opening point of the second half and Éire Óg’s third and last in the 41st minute as Mullinalaghta upped their performance with Gary Rogers, Rian Brady, Donie McElligott and Shane Mulligan to the fore.

Rian Brady pointed over a neat score in the 42nd minute to stretch the lead to seven and then two minutes later James McGivney found the back of the net. In the 47th minute Christopher Blake was sent off for a second yellow.

And Éire Óg were reduced to 12 men in the 50th minute, when after Aidan McElligott goalled for Mullinalaghta goalkeeper Robert Moore struck him .

Mullinalaghta added five late points to their tally to leave 18 between them in the end.

ST COLUMBA’S: P Rogers; S Cadam, P Fox, C Brady; F Mulligan, S Mulligan, D McElligott (0-2); D McGivney (0-4, three frees), J Keegan (0-2); G Rogers (0-1), J McGivney (1-0), B Fox (0-2); J Matthews (0-1), R Brady (0-3), A McElligott (1-0).

Subs: Conor McElligott for A McElligott (51 mins), M Cunningham for R Brady (54), Cian McElligott for Matthews (59), L Meehan for S Mulligan (66).

ÉIRE ÓG: R Moore; F O’Toole, M Fitzgerald, B Kavanagh; S Rea, P McElligott; M Ware, K Chatten; S Gannon, J Morrissey, E Ruth; C Mullins, D O’Brien (0-2), C Blake (0-1) .

Subs: M Furey for Morrissey (35 mins), R Mahon for Lowry (38), D Flynn for Rea (40), G McGill for Ware (51)
« Last Edit: November 26, 2018, 10:38:15 AM by seafoid »
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1833 on: November 27, 2018, 09:38:51 AM »
Great stuff from the half-parish, finish the job now. 
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1835 on: December 05, 2018, 03:17:58 PM »
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But in a small half parish on the border with Cavan a well drilled team prepares for the Leinster final.
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1836 on: December 09, 2018, 01:56:04 AM »
Déanfaimid ár ndícheall.
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1837 on: December 09, 2018, 08:52:18 AM »
Go n'eiri an t-ádh

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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1838 on: December 09, 2018, 12:05:12 PM »
Go néirí libh Laureleye. Lá de bhúr saol. I can only imagine
the excitement levels. Whatever happens they are legends.
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1839 on: December 09, 2018, 03:01:03 PM »
We'll take success what ever way it comes.  Well done Naomh Columba.
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1840 on: December 09, 2018, 04:04:48 PM »
Crokes beaten by some shite team from Longford.
Imagine what this means for the kids. Imagine the buzz in school tomorrow.
Imagine what Lomans are thinking.

2.5 million people in Leinster. One club.
This would have to be on a par with 1968.

Fair play to Laureleye who never gave in to irrational exuberance.

 
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1841 on: December 09, 2018, 08:52:15 PM »
You can tell from the dinner dance video that Mullinalaghta
are a serious football team

https://youtu.be/GFo0lKkY_sE

I hope the dinner dance this year will be online
I presume Laureleye has taken the evening off for beer and peanuts
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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1842 on: December 09, 2018, 09:20:55 PM »
You can tell from the dinner dance video that Mullinalaghta
are a serious football team

https://youtu.be/GFo0lKkY_sE

I hope the dinner dance this year will be online
I presume Laureleye has taken the evening off for beer and peanuts


Some great clips on that video. The goal at 6.10 was an absolute peach.

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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1843 on: December 09, 2018, 10:20:21 PM »
Rinneamar é.

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Re: Longford Football (& Hurling) Thread
« Reply #1844 on: December 09, 2018, 10:20:41 PM »
I'm very happy for the Columbas and for Laureleye. See you in Croker in St. Patrick's Day