Although Drumshanbo have played more in more Junior A finals Brigid’s Loughrea are the modern masters and they Brigid’s are now intent on being the first school to win three in a row in Junior A.
Drumshanbo’s team however play their own game.
They have been playing outdoor volleyball for the past two years almost every day.
They can play away game after game without even worrying about scores just for the sheer enjoyment. They choose to be A or B themselves.
Under manager Ms Coyne and coaches Shane McNama and Alan McTigue they have taken sets off Brigid’s and also Raphael’s Loughrea in their home town.
They hope to welcome back Jacek Ozdobinski and Adam McCarthy who missed the semi-final. This definitely adds to their options.
The final is in the super hall in Streete Co. Westmeath at 12.30 this Thursday.
Last year, as first years, these Drumshanbo players beat second year teams to reach the Junior B final.
There they were in contention in both sets in the final against home side Brigid’s. That experience should stand to them. Going in as underdogs should take the pressure off them.
Brigid’s are big and strong and will take some beating.
In the semi-final Drumshanbo learned to adopt during the match. That is a great gift. They have already done well.
Who knows? Could they upset the odds?