An Spidéal, who had a facile victory over Aughavas (Leitrim ) last Sunday in Pearse Stadium, must now load up a few of Martin Lally’s coaches and head up to Charlestown for the Junior A Conanacht final this Sunday.
Dónal Ó Fátharta’s side is having a great season. They are only one game from crowning off 2009 in splendid fashion by annexing the Connacht junior title.
However, they will be up against it on Sunday against Kiltimagh who hammered Ballinameen (Roscommon ) last weekend on a score-line of 2-14 to 0-3.
Spidéal are very dependent on the scoring excellence of Breandán Ó Callaráin in at right corner forward and he whipped over 1-07 again last weekend.
The question has to be asked, if he was tied up and held by a tight marking corner back or an extra sweeper in the defence, have Spidéal other offensive players to take up the slack?
Their manager, Dónal Ó Fátharta believes they have:
“For any forward to hit big scores, there have to be men out the field doing the donkey work and winning the dirty ball. We have had a great team ethic all year and the entire panel have worked extremely hard over the past few months. We don’t care who gets the scores or the headlines, as long as we keep progressing. We have top quality players in every line of the field and players who can come off the bench and make an impact. We will probably need 20 players next Sunday to get something out of the game, however we believe that if we play to our potential we can finish off the year on a high.”