Wicklow face uphill battle against Longford in O’Byrne Cup opener

Wicklow will being their 2019 O’Byrne Cup campaign with a difficult away trip to 2018 semi-finalists Longford at the start of December.

John Evans’ men had a poor run in the competition last year, losing both of their games heavily against eventual winners Meath and 2018 surprise-package, Carlow.

On the other hand, Longford had a more successful tournament, making it the to semi-finals before being knocked-out by Meath following a free-taking competition.

Wicklow will travel to Newtownforbes to take on Longford on the 8th of December, before hosting Louth on the 15th.

The Garden County will conclude their group stage exploits with a home tie against Laois — who had a similarly disappointing tournament last year — on the 5th of January, three weeks before they begin their Division Four campaign away to Waterford on the 26th.

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