This weekend’s Longford Senior Football Championship Final features a novel pairing and two different finallists from last year in Clonguish and Killoe Young Emmets. In fact, the last time these sides met in a Championship final was in 1915. Killoe are making a return to the final after a two-year absence, while Clonguish are hoping to capture their first championship title since 2009.
Clonguish have emerged as the unexpected underdogs of this year’s championship. They faced initial setbacks by losing two of their first three matches, but a turnaround in form, including victory over last year’s finalists Mullinalaghta in the quarter-final, has propelled them to this year’s championship showdown. Another significant highlight was when they dug deep in their semi-final clash against a fancied Dromard side, to secure a 1-12 to 1-11 victory after extra-time. These impressive knockout wins have undoubtedly boosted the confidence of the Clonguish players ahead of the final.
Killoe have been very consistent in this year’s championship and their only defeat came in their final group stage game having already secured the top spot in their group. In terms of experience, Killoe hold the upper hand, given their success in the competition in recent years.
However, Clonguish have proven themselves to be a formidable contender in this year’s championship, and the only certain thing is that both teams have hit their stride at precisely the right moment, setting the stage for what promises to be an exciting and competitive final.
Throw-in in the Senior Final is at 4pm. Advance ticket sales only from https://longfordgaa.ie/tickets-clubs/