Longford need just a draw to make the Lory Meagher cup final when they Cavan on Saturday.
Longford are big favourites, facing a Cavan side who finished pointless and bottom of Division 3B. They will also finish bottom of the Lory Meagher group stages, having lost their four games to date.
Cavan narrowly lost away to a strong Monaghan team by just three points in their opening championship fixture. Also losing at home to Lancashire.
They suffered heavy defeats in their other two matches, going down by 15 points at home to Leitrim, and by 21 points away to Louth.
Longford have been involved in four tough, close, dramatic matches, winning three and losing one, with the margin of victory in all four games being two points or less.
Adrian Moran's charges lost by a point away to Leitrim, conceding a last gasp penalty that was converted by Leitrim's talismanic forward Joe Murray.
Longford recovered well to win their next three games. When Cavan hosted Longford in Division 3B of the Allianz hurling league on March 19th, the Midlanders ran out winners by eleven points. 2-14 to 0-09.
In team news; Longford captain Johnny Casey is out for the rest of the campaign due to a bad shoulder injury suffered against Monaghan last weekend. Midfielder John Mulhern is extremely doubtful with a rib injury.