AIB Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Quarter-Final
Killoe Young Emmets . . . . 2-13 Navan O’Mahony’s . . . . 0-8
The talented young Killoe team came of age at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday when they produced a tremendous display to knock a fancied Navan O’Mahony’s out of the Leinster Club Senior Football Championship with the most emphatic margin of eleven points separating the sides in the finish as the new Longford kingpins advanced to meet the title favourites Portlaoise in the provincial semi-final at O’Moore Park in two weeks time.
While that intriguing clash will be a big step up in class for Young Emmets (the first club from the county to reach this stage of the Leinster senior competition since Clonguish in 2003), Tommy McCormack has instilled a great belief into his side who played with a lot of confidence throughout this quarter-final tie and it was all over as a contest when Killoe struck to score a couple of decisive goals in the opening minutes of the second half.
Young Emmets were full value for their 0-7 to 0-4 lead at the break and the killer blow was effectively struck when Simon Kiernan fisted the ball to the back of the net after connecting with a centre from Sean McCormack. Navan O’Mahony’s were reeling on the ropes and suffered another severe setback moments later when Michael Quinn punished a terrible mistake to score a second Killoe goal.
Read the full report in the next edition of the Longford Leader, on sale on Wednesday