Killoe defender Shane Clarke has the ball safely in his grasp in this tussle with Mullinalaghta forward Aidan McElligott. Action from the Leader Cup semi-final at Emmet Park on Sunday. Pic: D Gilmore
A goal from a penalty converted by Donal McElligott in the 54th minute proved to be the decisive matchwinning score as Mullinalaghta got the better of Killoe to make it through to the Leader Cup Final against Clonguish at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday next.
All County Football League Division 1 Leader Cup Semi-Final
Mullinalaghta St Columba’s 1-11
Killoe Emmet Og 0-9
Emmet Park was the venue for the senior football league semi-final on Sunday and while county champions St Columba’s are now just a step away from completing the double, Emmet Og suffered a significant setback when midfielder Paddy Thompson was sent-off in first half stoppage time after receiving a second yellow card.
MULLINALAGHTA ST COLUMBA’S: Patrick Rogers; Simon Cadam, Patrick Fox, James Mooney; Francis Mulligan, Shane Mulligan, Donal McElligott (1-0, penalty); Ruairi McElligott, John Keegan (0-1); Gary Rogers (0-1), James McGivney (0-3), David McGivney (0-2, frees); Jayson Matthews (0-3, two frees), Aidan McElligott, Michael Cunningham.
Subs:- Luke Meehan for F Mulligan (injured, 21 mins); Conor McElligott (0-1) for R McElligott (38 mins); David Donohoe for M Cunningham (59 mins).
KILLOE EMMET OG: Cillian Burns; Conor Moran, Daniel Keogh, Liam Hughes; Ronan Keogh, Padraig McCormack, Shane Clarke; Paddy Kiernan, Paddy Thompson; Cian Farrelly (0-1), Daniel Mimnagh (0-1), Ronan McGoldrick (0-1); Denis McGoldrick (0-3, two frees), Sean McCormack (0-3), Mark Hughes.
Subs:- Shane Dowd for S Clarke (35 mins); Ciaran Donohoe for P McCormack (black card, 54 mins).
Referee: Aidan Dowler (Moydow Harpers).