Killoe’s Michael Quinn called up to Ireland International Rules side

Liam Cosgrove

Reporter:

Liam Cosgrove

Michael Quinn surging forward for Killoe Emmet Og with Navan O'Mahonys opponent Cormac McGuinness in pursuit. Action from the Leinster Club senior football championship quarter-final at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park on Sunday last.  Photo: Declan Gilmore
Killoe captain Michael Quinn has been called up to the EirGrid Ireland International Rules team ahead of this month’s upcoming series against Australia at Croke Park.

Killoe captain Michael Quinn has been called up to the EirGrid Ireland International Rules team ahead of this month’s upcoming series against Australia at Croke Park.

Quinn was named alongside 22 other players by team manager Joe Kernan in Croke Park earlier today.

However, it remains to be seen whether the county star will take any part in the November 21 clash given his club side’s involvement in the Leinster Club semi-final the following day.

That encounter is scheduled for 2pm against Portlaoise in O’Moore Park, only a matter of hours after Ireland take on Australia in Croke Park.

Attempts to contact the Killoe centre half back as to his participation in Ireland’s International Rules panel were unsuccessful this morning.

Should Quinn decide to take up the offer, he will be follow in the footsteps of Clonguish clubman Paul Barden who was the last Longford representative to don the Irish jersey in 2006.

For more, see next week’s Longford Leader.