Barden looking for Leinster Championship win

Longford captain Paul Barden is eager put Longford’s previous Leinster Championships behind him with a awin against Laois on Sunday.

Putting last year’s first round defeat down to a lack of confidence, Barden said the mood in the camp has changed, buoyed by the team’s successful league campaign.

The captain acknowledged the impact of younger players such as Michael Quinn, saying that the battle for places in the squad is a source of motivation for the more experienced members on the panel.