Looking ahead to the Sunday’s Connacht Gold Leitrim Senior Championship Final, Glencar/Manorhamilton manager Glenn Young made no secret of his respect for Sunday’s opponents Mohill and he is looking forward to an exciting contest on Sunday, writes Philip Rooney.
“To be honest I think from the beginning of the year I would have said the two best footballing teams in it are Mohill and Glencar/Manorhamilton, without a doubt,” said Glenn, “I’m expecting a good game of football on Sunday, both teams are similar in a lot of ways. They will go out and try to play football and hopefully it will be a good spectacle.
“Whoever plays the best normally wins these games and let’s hope we put in a big performance.”
Many of the Glencar/Manorhamilton players have plenty of experience of emerging victorious in finals at various levels in recent years while Mohill have developed an unfortunate habit of falling short just at the final hurdle. When asked if success in previous finals can provide a pyschological advantage, Glenn replied, “It can and it can’t be.
“We just have to take every game as it comes. We will forget about everything that has happened in the past and concentrate on this one hour. That is the most important hour for Glencar/Manorhamilton.”
They may be expected by many to bring the Fenagh Cup back to Manorhamilton on Sunday evening but Glenn insisted he doesn’t necessarily agree with the favourites tag that has been placed on his team.
“No, not a bit, we have to go out and perform. There will be a lot of clapping on backs and people telling fellows they’re great fellows. At the end of the day it’s about the group, it’s about the players, it’s about my selectors Padhraic Corrigan and Dermot McMorrow and the club keeping fellows feet on the ground because if we don’t go out and perform for that hour we’re not going to win and that’s one thing that is for certain.”