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Sunday 11 December 2016

Sheedy: Dubs ten points better than rest

JACK SHEEDY (pictured) believes the Dublin footballers - playing at their peak - are "ten points better" than any other team in Leinster.

The '90s hero is now in his second year managing Longford and will attempt to mastermind the seemingly impossible when travelling into his native Dublin's Croke Park den for this Sunday's Leinster SFC quarter-final.

"There is a gulf there," Sheedy conceded. "Dublin are, without a doubt, playing at their best, probably ten points better than any other team in Leinster at the moment. So, yeah, from a Leinster perspective, it would be a little bit worrying - but that gap will close."

The Longford boss said he was not about to "start shouting that we are going to beat Dublin or do this, that or the other. We're realistic about our chances but we have to try and be as true to ourselves," he added, hinting that they won't simply come to "park the bus" in Croker.

On the injury front, Francis McGee's elbow injury sustained against Offaly is causing some concern.

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