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Mullinalaghta's triumph brings joyous reaction
Last Updated: 11/12/18 6:37am
Mullinalaghta's triumph over Kilmacud Crokes in Sunday's Leinster final was a true underdog story, as the Longford 'half-parish' stunned the Dublin suburban club with a two-point victory to claim a historic provincial title.
It was a fairy-tale ending to a fairy-tale year for the club, who proved to small rural sides all over Ireland that it's possible to go up against sides with greater resources and come out on top.
Given the manner of the dramatic 1-08 to 1-06 victory, there was an outpouring of joy across the entire country as the club with a catchment area of just 400 were crowned Leinster champions.
YES THEY DONE HISTORY IS MADE CONGRATULATIONS ST COLUMBA'S MULLINALAGHTA AIB LEINSTER CLUB CHAMPIONS— Longford GAA (@OfficialLDGAA) December 9, 2018
What a win for Mullinalaghta and all Longford GAA. There will be a bit of a party there tonight I’d say. You have to love the club championship— Kieran Donaghy (@starryboy14) December 9, 2018
The year of the Underdog!! Some result in Leinster. Dr Crokes and Corofin will be rubbing their hands but the great thing about our game is that you just never know!!!— Kevin Cassidy (@KCASS7) December 9, 2018
There’s 155 members in Mullinalaghta. Barely 100 adult members. They can just about field a full minor team with Abbeylara. Conan Brady, the corner back, has been commuting from the uk to play matches for 8yrs. Just inspirational stuff.— Michael Foley (@MickFoley76) December 9, 2018
St Columba's will face Dr Crokes of Kerry in February's All-Ireland semi-final.
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