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NFL Finals: Louth take title in style

Eight months after being victims of one of the worst refereeing howlers ever seen at Croke Park, Louth are today gearing up for a Championship assault and contemplating life in Division Two of the National League next term.

It was Tyrone whistler Martin Sludden who broke Louth hearts and left the GAA with egg splattered all over its face when he inexplicably allowed Joe Sheridan’s ‘throw’ goal for Meath to stand in the dying moments of last year’s Leinster final thus robbing Peter Fitzpatrick’s side of what would have been their first provincial title in over 50 years.

But although there is still a residue of grief and frustration within the county, Louth are now in an even better position to move on following their stunning 1-15 to 0-13 victory over Westmeath in the Division Three showdown at Croke Park.

Longford, meanwhile, proved superior to Roscommon in the Division Four final, winning by |2-11 to 1-8, their goals coming from Martin Brady and Paul Barden, while Senan Kilbride replied for the opposition.

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