Longford have been dealt a major blow ahead of their O’Byrne Cup campaign but more importantly their National Football League as Michael Quinn will miss the start of it through injury.
Quinn won’t return to action until March at the earliest as he continues to rehabilitate following surgery on a broken ankle.
The Emmet Og, Killoe clubman sustained the injury in August which was a huge loss for the club as they lost their Club Championship crown.
Longford open their league campaign against Offaly on Sunday, February 5th and also have Division Three assignments against Louth and Armagh in February followed by a trip to Tipperary on March 5th. They host Sligo in Round Five a fortnight later and are away to Laois and Antrim after that.
The midlanders open their Leinster championship account away to Laois on May 21st.