Limerick footballer to play Longford

Jerome O’Connell

Reporter:

Jerome O’Connell

THE Limerick senior footballers have been drawn to play Longord in the All-Ireland Qualifiers.

THE Limerick senior footballers have been drawn to play Longord in the All-Ireland Qualifiers.

The game in the second round of the All-Ireland football championship qualifiers will take place in Pearse Park in Longord.

The Glen Ryan managed Longford beat Derry in round one of the qualifiers.

The game will take place on the weekend of July 14/15 - the same weekend that the Limerick senior hurlers will be back in action.

The actual fixture will be confirmed within the next 24 hours.

The draw was made this Monday morning on Ireland AM on TV3 by GAA President Liam O’Neill and former Meath All-Ireland winning midfielder Liam Hayes.

Maurice Horan’s Limerick side will be looking to bounce back from the shock defeat to Clare in the Munster semi-final.

However, Limerick will have to plan without at least three key players - John Galvin, Tom Lee and Stephen Lavin.

Lee and Lavin have both gone about, while Galvin has decided to undergo an operation after a recurrence of his cruciate ligament injury.

Limerick are also sweating on the fitness of captain Ger Collins and Iain Corbett.

Both suffered injuries in club action with Collins (foot) and Corbett (shoulder).

Paul Kinnerk (hamstring) is another receiving treatment.

The full draw is Antrim v Galway, Leitrim v Wicklow, Westmeath v Kerry, Roscommon v Tyrone, Longford v Limerck, Cavan v Kildare, Laois v Monaghan, Tipperary v Wexford.