Killoe win U-21 ‘A’ title with considerable ease

Under-21 ‘A’ Football Championship Final

Under-21 ‘A’ Football Championship Final

Killoe Young Emmets . . . . . 4-16 Fr. Manning Gaels . . . . . 0-7

Killoe are enjoying the most successful season in their proud history and it got even better at Emmet Park on Friday night as their exceptionally strong U-21 team (backboned by several members of their senior squad) crushed the challenge of neighbouring rivals Fr. Manning Gaels in a completely one-sided ‘A’ Championship decider.

Having won the toss for home advantage for the floodlit final, Young Emmets wasted little time in asserting their superiority and from the moment Daniel Mimnagh fired home the first goal with just six minutes gone on the clock the writing was on the wall for the Drumlish/Ballinamuck outfit who proved no match for their powerful opponents.

Further goals followed from Shane Clarke (20 mins) and Mark Quinn (27 mins) as rampant Killoe built up a staggering 3-9 to 0-2 lead at the break after producing an awesome first half performance and particularly impressive in the demolition job was full-forward Mark Hughes who set up most of the scores with his clever distribution of the ball.

Read the full report in the next edition of the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday