Mickey Quinn Expects Kildare Replay Kickback

Mickey Quinn believes Longford will have to start fast on Sunday as Kildare will look to end their Leinster championship hopes.

Kildare had started fast with three early points and even led by seven points after 41 minutes before Longford came back to force extra-time.

“There’s going to be a massive kick in them” explained Quinn admitted Longford could have won it in extra-time. “They would feel that they could have won as well.”

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“They’ve probably came in for some criticism and we have to be able to start the game well and maybe they feel they didn’t play to the best of their ability either” added Quinn.

“There’s going to be a kick in them and we have to be ready to put a kick in and start the game better than we did the last day.”

Quinn was Longford’s hero last Sunday, his extra-time goal levelling the scores at 3-15 to 1-21 and explained a quick replay was a new sensation.

“The boys are tired and sore and it’s just about recovering and been ready to go again” explained Quinn ahead of the replay.

“It’s something you’re probably not used to, going the full 70 then extra-time and recover and be ready to go again.”

It was “disappointing not to win it in extra-time, draws are always one that can be won or lost, but if we can rectify that.”

“If we don’t have to chase the game, if we can get ahead and just build it from there.”

“We can’t rest on our laurels’ its important game to back it up, what we’ve done until this point is great but we have nothing to show for it.”