Oisin McConville insists that Crossmaglen will remain a force despite their All-Ireland Club Semi-Final defeat by St Brigid's.
"It's not the end of anything. This club will always go on but it's definitely a devastating defeat," said McConville after the 2-7 to 1-9 defeat in Mullingar.
Veteran McConville added that there was a "real hope that everybody is going to be there next year", suggesting that he is intending to play on next season.
McConville was forced to leave the action late in the first half because of injury.