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Weekend GAA club championship match previews 10/09/11
« on: September 08, 2011, 06:55:22 PM »
Padraic Collins & Eddie Kirwin preview some of the top Club matches for around the country this weekend. Plus a full list of the weekends fixtures with betting.

Longford Slashers V Clonguish, 4pm Sunday.
It is the big day in the Longford GAA calendar and it brings together two of the big hitters in Longford football as Longford Slashers and Clonguish go head to head in the county final on Sunday.
The Slashers are the holders having seen off Dromard in last yearís final while Clonguish won two in a row before that. Itís a bit like the Kilkenny V Tipperary rivalry in hurling and this one could go either way.
The Slashers look in a determined mood to retain their title and have reached this final after an impressive quarter-final victory over Abbeylara when they won by 0-13 to 1-8. They put up the exact same margin in the semi-final when beating Colm Cille who only managed 0-8. Once again, Colin Smith will be on the frees while county players such as Barry Gilleran, Dermot Brady and David Sheridan will be expected to lead from the front.
Clonguish have really come to the fore in Longford football over the last few years winning three titles since 2003. On the run to this final, they saw off Mostrim by 2-10 to 0-8 in the quarter-final before they enjoyed an emphatic 1-18 to 1-7 victory over Fr Manning Gaels in the semi-final. Once again, they will go into this County final, led by their greatest player, Paul Barden who has been the star of Longford football over the last decade. However, they are not a one man team as another Longford star, Paddy Dowd will start alongside Paul at midfield while his younger brother David will play in attack.
Verdict: Clonguish

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