As Longford prepare for their O’Byrne Cup semi-final with Meath it is without the presence of Dermot Brady.
The 35-year-old Longford Slashers man made his championship debut against Wicklow in 2001 and over the course of a 17-year inter-county career established himself as one of the best defenders in the country.
Brady won a Division Four League title with Longford in 2011 and a Division Three League title in 2012.
With the tributes following in both nationally and locally our Longford GAA commentator John Duffy describes Brady as one of Longford’s greatest ever players and deserving of high praise.
John spoke to Kevin McDermott on Sportsbeat about the stalwart