Clonguish Gaels 1-19 Longford Slashers 0-10
Clonguish Gaels claimed their fifth Longford SHC title and first since 2012 with a comprehensive victory over Longford Slashers at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.
Clonguish had lost four of the last six finals but were 0-10 to 0-05 ahead at half-time and increased their lead, Joe O'Brien (0-12, eight from play) to the fore in the scoring charts.
Former Longford football stalwart Paul Barden came on at half-time and put the icing on the cake with a late goal.
Clonguish Gaels: Eanna Daly; Gerard Moore, Paul Hession, Paddy Corcoran; Ciaran Corcoran, Neil O'Connor, Michael Devlin; Stephen Gregg (0-3), Eugene Kiernan; Bart Hanley (0-2, one free), Shane O’Brien (0-1), Alan Sorohan; David Gregg, Joe O’Brien (0-12, three frees, one '65), Anthony Corcoran.
Subs: Brian Gordon for M Devlin (16 mins), Paul Barden (1-1) for D Gregg (ht), Kevin Burke for C Corcoran (h-t), Francis Molloy for A Sorohan (43), Keith Curran for A Corcoran (60).
Longford Slashers: Conor Gallagher; Paddy Hegarty, Eoghan Kavanagh, Coilin Regan; David Kiernan, Paul Leonard, Daire Regan; William Tunstead, Sean Stakelum (0-1); Robert Stakelum, Eoin Donnellan (0-5, three frees, one ‘65), Cian Kavanagh; Reuben Murray (0-1), Gareth Ghee (0-2, one free), Johnny Casey (0-1).
Subs: Stephen Farrell for R Stakelum (h-t); Shane Maguire for P Hegarty (40); Rory Howlin for D Kiernan (48); Ciaran Farrell for C Regan (53).
Referee: Kieran Dooley (Offaly).