Midlanders do battle for silverware

January 17, 2020

Dublin manager Dessie Farrell shakes hands with Longford manager Padraic Davis. ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

While both counties will be looking down the line in regards to their goals for the year, the footballers of Offaly and Longford will be keen to pick up some early season silverware.

The O’Byrne Cup final will be played between the counties at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Saturday afternoon.

Neither manager will state that winning the competition is a goal for their year, but secretly both will want to gather some silverware.

And Longford manager Padraig Davis admitted to the Longford Leader that they will be going all out to win the game.

“It’s what these games do for us in bringing us on. If we can stay clean on the injury front I’m delighted we are getting another game. It is a final,” said Davis.

“Trophies don’t come around too often in this county. If we are in with the chance of winning a cup whether it’s the O’Byrne Cup or otherwise.

“It’s been 20 years since we have done it. We are 70 plus minutes away from doing that now and we will be giving it our best shot.”

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