Longford SFC: McGivney strikes late for Mullinalaghta

September 07, 2020

Mullinalaghta's Jayson Matthews. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Mullinalaghta 1-15
Colmcille 2-10

Mullinalaghta needed a late goal from James McGivney to secure their passage through to the Longford SFC semi-finals yesterday at the expense of Colmcille.

After having led by 0-9 to 0-6 at the break, the 2018 champions looked to be cruising after Jayson Matthews, Rian Brady and Aidan McElligott all sailed over points.

A 45th minute goal from sub Ruairi Harkin threw Colmcille a lifeline though and when Mullinalaghta lost the influential David McGivney to a black card on top of a yellow the wheels looked to be coming off for Finbar Reilly’s men.

On the hour Harkin would fire in a penalty which had Colmcille up by two before Matthews landed a point to stem the tide and McGivney fired home the crucial goal to advance Mullinalaghta to the last four.

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