Carlow and Longford will present the closing sport for the Leinster Senior Football Championship preliminary spherical on Sunday at 4:30 pm.
The sport will probably be held at O’Connor Park and protection of the sport will probably be on GAAGO.
The two groups have had contrasting seasons to date with Carlow impressing however in the end falling brief within the National Football League Division Four whereas Longford did the other in Division Three.
Carlow impressed in Division Four after their sturdy shows towards Waterford and Wexford, towards whom they seemed a stage above.
However, they seemed a stage beneath Division Three-bound Louth of their semi-final tie, lacking out on promotion because of this.
Their assault seemed sharp in all three video games.
The high quality of Jamie Clarke, Paul Broderick and Darragh Foley within the closing third shone all through the season and the trio will definitely give the Longford defence issues.
The O’Farrell County had a very laborious time of their season opener towards Derry, conceding 21 factors.
Cavan registered extra (22) however Longford put up a combat to melt the blow.
Longford seemed a category beneath Derry however had shut video games with Cavan and Fermanagh, the latter being a draw.
The former fell away from them within the second half however their second-half efficiency towards Tipperary within the relegation showcased their potential.
The Fermanagh sport was virtually a win for the Slashers however a late equaliser prevented that.
Padraic Davis’ males confirmed some grit in defence and blew Davy Power’s Munster Champions out of the water (and Division Three).
Rian Brady has starred for them within the closing third and can look to proceed his good type within the Leinster SFC.
Darren Gallagher’s goalscoring exploits have proved essential whereas the ever-reliable Robbie Smyth has additionally been a function on this succesful Longford assault.
Considering what they did to Division Three defences this 12 months, it’s powerful to look previous Longford on this tie.
C Cunningham, L Roberts, S Redmond, J Moore, J Morrissey, J Murphy, S Bambrick, S Gannon, E Ruth, R Dunphy, C Hulton, J Clarke, C Crowley, P Broderick, D Foley
P Collum, P Fox, A Farrell, E Macken, I O’Sullivan, M Quinn, C P Smyth, Okay Diffley, D Gallagher, D Reynolds, D McGivney, D McElligott, R Smyth, J Hagan, R Brady
Predicted Winner: Longford by 5.
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