With no sign of any team news before the programme sellers go on duty prior to the throw-in at Pearse Park on Saturday, the only news to report is that relating to ticket prices. The Longford GAA website has all the details and with prices of €20 for the stand, €10 for the terraces and chisellers free of charge, it’s hard to quibble about value for money. And that’s before our lads start to put on what we hope will be an exhibition of football. (Well, we have to hope, don’t we?). Cash will, I understand, be heartily welcomed at the ground on Saturday.
The Longford lads are, meanwhile, working themselves into a state of high excitement about a possible upset on Saturday, as this piece in the Longford Leader demonstrates. This assessment of Saturday’s contest had me a bit worried there for a while – until, that was, I came to the bit where the writer muses about a possible Tom Parsons/BJP midfield pairing for us the next day. Personally, I think there’s more chance of myself and An Spailpín Fánach lining out in the engine room for the Green and Red on Saturday than there is of seeing Tom and Billy Joe there but, with no team announcement being made in advance, you’ll really have to get to Pearse Park yourself to find out for sure.