WATCH | Longford kingpins Mullinalaghta may well be underdogs but they won't fear Kilmacud Crokes in AIB Leinster Club Final

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Despite a torrential downpour at The Laurels on a dreary Sunday afternoon ahead of a  5km fun walk / run fundraiser, Mullinalaghta St Columba’s Club PRO Thomas McNerney spoke to the Longford Leader about the eagerly awaited AIB Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Final.

Mullinalaghta, the first Longford club to ever reach this stage of the championship, face Kilmacud Crokes at Bord na Móna O'Connor Park, Tullamore on Sunday, December 9 at 1.30pm (a game that will be televised live on TG4) and while they are rank outsiders in the bookmakers eyes, the men from the Gowna half parish on the Longford / Cavan border aren't going to shirk back from the challenge.

“We’re underdogs. We’ll give it 100% and we wouldn’t be afraid. We have got them outside ‘the pale’ so who knows what will happen,” pointed out Thomas McNerney as the rain poured.

He also suggested that the successful Mullinalaghta/Abbeylara amalgamation of Northern Gaels was crucial to the development of the current senior side.

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