14-man Clonguish Gaels hold on to dethrone Longford Slashers

September 11, 2022

Clonguish oust holders Longford Slashers.

Clonguish Gaels claimed their second Longford senior hurling championship title in four years, despite playing most of the second-half of today's final against holders Longford Slashers at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park with 14 men.

The winners had experienced defender Gerry Moore sent-off for a second yellow card offence on 38 minutes, but managed to hold off a strong fightback from Slashers to win by two in the end (1-15 to 1-13). The Gaels laid the foundations in the first-half and led 1-9 to 0-3 at the break, with Stephen Gregg netting their goal.

Slashers, to their credit, didn't give up their crown easily, but they left themselves with too much to do as a late David Buckley major only proved consolation.

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