Clonguish (@1.83) vs Longford Slashers (@2.25)

Our Prediction:

Clonguish will win

Clonguish – Longford Slashers Match Prediction | 31-08-2019

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Longford Slashers have enjoyed success at U-21 level in the county, with their most recent success coming in 2004. There are 8 under-age football teams in the club: u-8s, u-10s, u-12s, two u-14s, two u16s & minor, and they have enjoyed great success. In hurling, the club fields under-age teams from U8 through to Minor level and have won titles at every grade in recent years, including National John West File na nGael cup champions 2018.

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Also on two separate occasions last year referees failed to turn up for hurling fixtures. Its not the first time there has been a problem with the Longford County Board and hurling in the county. Last October the Longford County Hurling Final Day had to be put back due to a a minor football match being moved to Glennon Brothers Pearse Park just hours before throw-in in the hurling.

They are currently the only club in the county fielding teams at football, ladies football, hurling and camgie. Longford Slashers are based in Michael Fay Park, Longford Town, Co. They have won the Longford Senior Football County Championship 16 times (more than any other team in Longford) They also are home to the Backstage Theatre Longford, a clubhouse and a gael scoil. Longford.

Following extensive development work, the first two pitches were opened on 8 June 1980 - the first competitive game was a Leader Cup match V Ardagh. In 1978 they purchased an initial 12 acres (49,000m2) at Farneyhoogan on the outskirts of Longford town. The Club grounds, Clubhouse and other facilities were officially opened by the then President of Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Padraic McFlynn, on the 12 October 1980.

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Barry was also nominated as one of Leinster's best footballers in the 25 year period 1984-2009. His highest national achievement came when he was picked to represent his country in the International Rules series against Australia in 1985. He is one of only three Longford players to have done so. He went on to win five more senior championships in 1980, '89, '90, '91 and '94 receiving man-of-the-match for each of the three in a row (1989 - '91). Although he was an exceptional footballer for most of his career, playing for Longford County from 1982 to 2000, it was the period around 1990 where he was at the peak of his powers. Dessie Barry is Slashers most well known and arguably greatest player. He left the role in 2006 having helped lay the foundation for the team's success later in the decade. As well as his success at the local level he was selected on successive Railway Cup teams between 1988 and 1990 and was nominated for an All-Star in those same three years. He was inducted into the Leinster GAA hall of fame in July 2015. He retired from senior football in 2001 and soon after became manager of Slashers senior team. Barry won his first county championship in 1979 at the age of 17. Dessie Barry was pick for Longford County's team of the Millennium.

In Longford there are three hurling clubs; Wolfe Tones, Longford Slashers and Clonguish. Each club has players from the surrounding areas playing for them due to the shortage of hurling clubs. There are people in those clubs who have worked tirelessly to promote the game in that area. Only two of those field at underage level; Wolfe Tones and Longford Slashers.

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