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Kildare club Two Mile House qualify for All-Ireland junior football final at Croke Park

They will face either Keel of Kerry or Fuerty of Roscommon on Sunday February 9th.

Croke Park.
Croke Park.
Image: INPHO/Donall Farmer

KILDARE CLUB TWO Mile House produced a brilliant second-half comeback today to qualify for the AIB All-Ireland junior football final.

The Lilywhites representatives got the better of Monaghan side Emyvale by a narrow margin – 0-13 to 2-6 at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford.

Emyvale had looked on course for the All-Ireland final when Danny McMahon and Martin McAree both found the net in the second-half. The teams had been level at 0-6 apiece at the break but raising those green flags enabled Emyvale to lead 2-6 to 0-9 entering the final quarter.

But Niall Browne proved the hero for Two Mile House as he inspired them to success. He kicked a point to cut the gap yet they did still trail 2-6 to 0-10 with three minutes left.

Chris Healy scored a free to cut the gap before Browne levelled the teams in the 58th minute and then struck the match-winning score in injury-time.

Two Mile House will now go forward to the final in Croke Park on Sunday February 9th but must wait to find out who they will face in that clash. Today’s other semi-final tie between Keel of Kerry and Fuerty of Roscommon was postponed due to an unplayable pitch at the Gaelic Grounds.

Defeat was tough to take on the Monaghan side with Emyvale local Tommy Bowe leading the commiserations.


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