Leinster SFC champions Mullinalaghta have been knocked out of the Longford championship after suffering defeat at the quarter-final stage.

The north Longford side made history in 2018 when they became the first club in the county to win a senior provincial title, defeating Dublin's Kilmacud Crokes in the final last December.

It was incredible achievement for the club which comes from a half-parish of just under 450 people. Their amazing journey was one of the biggest sports stories of the year, which ended in defeat to Dr Crokes of Kerry in the All-Ireland semi-final.

But the three-in-a-row Longford champions will no longer be able to defend their county or Leinster crown after narrowly losing out to the Colmcille club on a scoreline of 1-14 to 1-13. 

Mullinalaghta were leading Colmcille by two points at half-time and extended their lead to five points in the second half before losing Francis Mulligan to a red card.

Colmcille rallied back to secure the one-point win and book their place in the semi-finals of the Longford championship.