Dromard and Slashers in County Final

James Martin on the attack for Dromard as Shane Mahon of Abbeylara gives chase during the Senior Football Championship Semi Final on sunday last at Pearse Park. Photo: Ray Donlon
Dromard and Longford Slashers have made it through to the County Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday October 6th in a repeat of the 2010 Connolly Cup decider which was won by the sky-blues.

Dromard and Longford Slashers have made it through to the County Senior Football Championship Final on Sunday October 6th in a repeat of the 2010 Connolly Cup decider which was won by the sky-blues.

Dromard beat Abbeylara while Slashers overcame Colmcille in the semi-final replay on Sunday last.

TEAM OF THE CHAMPIONSHIP

It is time to start thinking about the nominations for the 2013 Team of the Championship and readers of the Longford Leader will, once again, have a major input in the selection process. The nominations coupon for the team and the various players of the year will appear in the paper in the build-up to the county senior football final and the Longford All-Stars Awards Banquet will take place in the Rustic Inn, Abbeyshrule on Saturday night November 23.

GARETH JOHNSTON THE NEW LONGFORD MINOR MANAGER

Rathcline club-man Gareth Johnston was confirmed as the new manager of the Longford minor football squad for 2014 at the County Board meeting last week. Johnston was part of the previous Martin Mulleady-led minor management team and will be hoping to put that valuable experience to good use in working with some very talented players in preparation for the Leinster Championship campaign next year.

Clonguish and Wolfe Tones, Mostrim clash in Senior Hurling Final

As there are just two senior hurling clubs in the county, the final is the only match in this particular championship with Clonguish and Wolfe Tones, Mostrim battling it out for the title at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Saturday evening next, throw-in 5pm. Last year the Clonguish hurlers were crowned champions for the first time since 2006, thanks to a man-of-the-match performance from Joe O’Brien who scored eight points, and he looks set to be involved in another shoot-out with Wolfe Tones chief marksman Eoin Donnellan in what will probably prove to be the decisive factor in the destination of the JJ Duignan Cup.

PREDICTION: Clonguish