Mullinalaghta St. Columba’s overcome Longford Slashers

Peter Hanley Motors Senior Football Championship – Round 4

Peter Hanley Motors Senior Football Championship – Round 4

Mullinalaghta St. Columba’s . . . . . 1-10 Longford Slashers . . . . . 0-10

After facile victories over Sean Connolly’s, Ballymahon and Killashee St Brigid’s in the first three rounds, Longford Slashers failed the first serious test of their defence of the Connolly Cup against Mullinalaghta St. Columba’s at Devine Park in Mostrim on Sunday evening.

Both teams knew that they were assured of a place in the senior championship quarter-finals coming into the Round 4 game, but that fact did not diminish a physical and intense game. It was perhaps fitting that it was a scrambled goal from Conor McElligott in the closing stages of the first half that ultimately decided a scrappy encounter.

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