Longford have been one of the surprise stories of the Allianz Football League so far.
Without their Mullinalaghta contingent, who face Dr Crokes for a place in the All-Ireland club SFC final next weekend, the midlanders were widely tipped for relegation from Division 3, but they have defied the odds to top the division after three rounds.
"We're looking forward to hooking up with them lads again (Mullinalaghta) but hopefully not too quick," manager Padraic Davis told RTE after yesterday's win over Carlow.
"It's an All-Ireland semi-final and we wish them well. We hope that they can cross the line and get to an All-Ireland final which would be a phenomenal achievement really for a Longford club.
"In due course, we'll get them (Mullinalaghta players) back. We also have injuries. Padraig McCormack obviously is an outstanding footballer and is still on the bench and we're five or six weeks away from having him. We've a lot of men to come back. So for now, things are positive.
"But look, we'll move on. We're top of the table and we'll enjoy it for this evening. But at the end of the day we have Down coming up in two weeks and the three games are in the past and it's all about beating Down now."