Killoe through to U-21 ‘A’ title decider

Killoe produced a strong second half performance in getting the better of the title holders Abbeylara in the U-21 ‘A’ Football Championship semi-final at the Monaduff grounds, Drumlish on Sunday last and the introduction of influential substitutes Padraig McCormack and Ronan McGoldrick swung the issue in favour of the Young Emmets.

Killoe produced a strong second half performance in getting the better of the title holders Abbeylara in the U-21 ‘A’ Football Championship semi-final at the Monaduff grounds, Drumlish on Sunday last and the introduction of influential substitutes Padraig McCormack and Ronan McGoldrick swung the issue in favour of the Young Emmets.

McCormack and McGoldrick both made a significant impact as Killoe showed a lot of character in battling back from a four-point deficit after Colm E Smyth fired over a long range score for Abbeylara with six minutes gone on the changeover, despite the handicap of losing corner-forward Bernard Crawford who received a straight red card for a foul on opposing keeper Michael Brady just before the break.

To read this match report in full, see this week’s Longford Leader.