We’ll put things right in Croke Park

Longford full-back Mickey Quinn declared that Longford will travel to Croke Park looking to put things right.

Dennis Connerton’s team scored a two point win over Meath 16 points to 14 to set up a Leinster semi-final with Dublin in headquarters on June 10th.

The last time Longford travelled to Croker, they suffered a 27 point defeat as Dublin ran in four goals to win out 4-25 to 10 points.


“Three years ago we went up to Croke Park and we didn’t do ourselves justice” explained Quinn, “so we will be hoping to redeem ourselves and play to the best of our ability.”

“The team has changed massively in the last two or three years with young lads coming in,” declared Quinn, beaming after the win over Meath.

“That has freshened things up, we’ll enjoy it and we’re looking forward to a new challenge” smiled Quinn.

The Longford full-back praised goalkeeper Paddy Collum whose breath-taking one handed save denied Meath’s Eamonn Wallace a goal with five minutes remaining.

“fair play to Paddy” beamed Quinn, “It’s probably his best ever season with Longford, it was huge by him to pull off that save and then a good kick out and we were on the counter.”

Listen to the full interview, Mickey Quinn speaking to John Duffy