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For the first time since 2017, it’s Longford Slashers vs Wolfe Tones in the Longford Hurling Championship Final. Last year, Longford Slashers had a chance to win their first Championship since 2001. However, they came out second best against Clonguish Gaels. On the other hand, Wolfe Tones were absent from the final last year after previously winning six-in-a-row. Now, they have a chance to reclaim the title.
Both of 2020’s finalists defeated holders Clonguish in the group stage. Firstly, Wolfe Tones were 1-15 to 1-10 winners. Secondly, Longford Slashers exacted revenge for last year’s final defeat. They won by 1-11 to 0-6.
Longford Slashers knocked Wolfe Tones out of the Championship last year. This is something the latter will be aware of prior to this year’s showdown. Specifically, Slashers overturned a three-point deficit at half-time to secure a comeback victory. With this in mind, Tones will have some added motivation for the final.
When these sides met in the final in 2017, there was just a point between them in Wolfe Tones’ favour. Now, it will likely be just as close as Longford Slashers are ready to end their nineteen-year drought. However, this Wolfe Tones side are experienced finalists and when the game reaches boiling point, experience will be key.
Longford TV are showing the game live so fans won’t miss any of the excitement.
Longford Hurling Final: Longford Slashers vs Wolfe Tones, Sunday 4th October, 4pm (Glennon Brothers Pearse Park).
— WolfeTonesHC.LD (@wolfetoneshc) October 1, 2020