Flipeadóirí Longfoirt seniors ran out deserved winners at home in the league on Sunday afternoon at Fay Park against an Emmet Óg team coming in after suffering a championship loss the previous week. It was always going to be a game of two halves because of the strong wind and Killoe came in at half time 5pts ahead with Slashers struggling and lucky not to have conceded a goal, with Colm Farrell as reliable as ever and fully committed.
It was a test for Slashers but they knew they had more to give and a team effort took over from that point. Rory Clarke and the dangerous Peter Foy found the net and that got Slashers motoring. Great credit to Slashers to keep going at this time of year, its all about playing football rather than óchóning about games that could have been won. Three important substitutions also had an impact Kevin Maloney, Liam Barry and Daniel Kirby. The win leaves Slashers 2nd in the league and a spot in the Leader Cup semi-final. Next weekend Slashers will tog out at the Kilmacud Sevens a great competition over All Ireland Saturday.
Slashers Senior panel: Peter Brady (Capt), Aiden Gilleran, Morgan Kelly, Rónan Sheehan, Dermot Brady, Brian Walsh, Andrew Dalton, Daniel Kirby, Conor Clarke, Líam Barry, Martin Tarmey, Cíarán Farrell, Andrew Kelly, Darren Flaherty, Robbie Clarke, Rúairí Clarke, Seán Clarke, Niall Mulligan, Patrick Farrell, Daniel Doherty, Cían Kavanagh, Paul Kelly, Kevin Finnan, Cían Finnan, Adrian Duffy, Shane O’ Connell, Colm Farrell, Barry Gilleran, Michael Brady, Colin Smith, Peter Lynn, Daniel Smith, Kevin Maloney, Peter Foy, Philip Dobson, Gerard Flynn, Danny Monks, Tom Madden
Our Intermediate “B” team exited the championship following a defeat to Colmcille on Saturday evening in Pearse Park. Playing with the wind in the first half, a great goal from Kevin Maloney put us in a commanding position at half time. A second goal from Kevin Maloney put us in the strong position but unfortunately we were unable to maintain the lead and Colmcille emerged victorious by two points. We wish a speedy recovery to Michael Brady who sustained a nasty facial injury.