Longford booked their place in round two of the Provincial Towns cup with a win over Cill Dara last weekend.
It’s now back to league action for Glen Baskett’s side this weekend. Longford will face Tullow of Carlow.
The match will be a battle of third versus fourth in the table.
On the same day, there is a meeting of first against second; Suttonians and Monkstown. That match could offer Longford or Tullow a chance to make up ground on the leading two.
Longford have a lot of experience of playing Tullow.
The midlanders will treat the game as a cup final in regards to challenging for second place in the league and a potential promotion playoff.
There is only three matches remaining in the league.
Longford earned a 35 23 bonus point versus Tullow in CPL Park in November and will have to be at their best to come away from County Carlow with a win.
Sunday January 27th Leinster League Tullow (Away).
Sunday February 3rd Provincial Seconds Cup Athy (Away).
Sunday February 10th Provincial Towns Cup 2nd Round Boyne (Home).
Meanwhile The Early XV will be looking to lay down a marker versus the same opposition as they build up for the first round of the Provincial Towns Seconds Cup clash away to Athy on Sunday week.