Longford SHC final: Tones retain crown

October 05, 2014

Wolfe Tones 2-10
Clonguish Gaels 1-10

Third quarter goals from Patrick Cullen and John Mulhern propelled Wolfe Tones to back-to-back Longford SHC titles at Glennon Brother Pearse Park this afternoon.

In what was a repeat of last year's decider which the Mostrim outfit won by a point, county football star Paul Barden's goal gave Clonguish an early 1-1 to 0-3 lead. After the winners had levelled, Clonguish top-scorer Joe O'Brien edged his side back in front, but points from Jack Lynn and Mulhern ensured the Tones of parity at the break, 0-8 to 1-5.

With the wind to their backs in the second half, Clonguish moved into a 1-7 to 0-8 lead thanks to efforts from Paul Barden and Ciaran Finucane. But a quick-fire 1-1 from Cullen put the Tones 1-9 to 1-7 ahead, and they never looked back after Mulhern added a second goal in the 44th minute.

Wolfe Tones - J Farrell; N Sooner, T Stakem, J Gaffney; C Fahey, B Stakem, J Dempsey; K Cox, M Coyle (0-1); L Kelly (0-1), J Lynn (0-2, 1f), M Hussey; P Cullen (1-4, 0-4f), P Fitzgerald (0-1), J Mulhern (1-1). Subs: J Cullen for M Hussey, A Kelly for P Fitzgerald.

Clonguish Gaels - J Kinnock; R Breslin, B Burk, D Lee; G Moore, P McGarry, B Gordon; P Barden, C Finucane (0-2); P Corcoran, T Prunty, J Rosney (0-1); J O'Brien (0-6, 4f), D Kiernan, Paul Barden Snr (1-1). Subs: R O'Brien for D Kiernan.

Referee - J Baker.

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