Longford SHC final: Barden goal helps Clonguish to victory

October 13, 2019

Clonguish Gaels are crowned Longford senior hurling champions for 2019. Pic via Longford GAA (@OfficialLDGAA) on Twitter.

Clonguish Gaels 1-19

Longford Slashers 0-10

Joe O'Brien hit a dozen points, including eight from play, while former county football star Paul Barden scored a late goal as Clonguish Gaels claimed the JJ Duignan Cup for a fifth time with a comfortable victory over Longford Slashers at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

It was the Clonguish's first county title success since 2012, with their last four final appearances having ended in defeat. With O'Brien in unerring form, they led by double-scores, 0-10 to 0-5, at the interval and extended their advantage after the restart, despite the best efforts of Eoin Donnellan, who posted 0-5 for Slashers.

Barden's late major sealed victory for Clonguish and a Leinster club JHC first round meeting with Wicklow's Barndarrig next Saturday.

Clonguish Gaels - E Daly; G Moore, P Hession, P Corcoran; C Corcoran, N O'Connor, M Devlin; S Gregg (0-3), E Kiernan; B Hanley (0-2, 1f), S O’Brien (0-1), A Sorohan; D Gregg, J O’Brien (0-12, 3f, 1'65), A Corcoran. Subs: B Gordon for M Devlin, P Barden (1-1) for D Gregg, K Burke for C Corcoran, F Molloy for A Sorohan, K Curran for A Corcoran.

Longford Slashers - C Gallagher; P Hegarty, E Kavanagh, C Regan; D Kiernan, P Leonard, D Regan; W Tunstead, S Stakelum (0-1); R Stakelum, E Donnellan (0-5, 3f, 1'65), C Kavanagh; R Murray (0-1), G Ghee (0-2, 1f), J Casey (0-1). Subs: S Farrell for R Stakelum, S Maguire for P Hegarty, R Howlin for D Kiernan, C Farrell for C Regan.

Referee - K Dooley.

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