First off I really want to congratulate both the minors and Under 21s for the victories they had over the week.
It was great to see their success in both cases and they got the results they both deserved because the preparation they put in.
In the semi-final the Under 21s will player the winners of the Antrim-Armagh match so it will give management the opportunity to see them and hopefully make our way to the Ulster final after Wednesday week.
The seniors have a very important game coming up against Louth. It is at home in Ballyshannon and that is a good advantage to us.
I know they are propping up the table but they cannot be underestimated. They have only had two draws in their first five matches. I did some work with Louth some three and half years ago; I know they have good quality midfileders and I know the last day Keenan is a very good quality player, and Brian Donnelly, who is a lad who played Aussie Rules, a tall rangey lad and also Brian White in the half forward line is great player. Clarke is their scorer-in-chief, I don’t know why he wasn’t starting the other day.
They have useful forwards and midfield, but their Achilles heel is at the back. Their defence leaks a lot of scores and I feel that is where we can punish them.
Still, they’re not to be underestimated. I remember the Division two final in Breffni some years ago and it was a draw and went to a replay and they beat us when Brian McIver was in charge of us. I was expecting us to have won that but it didn’t turn out that way.
They do play good football, that’s one thing I have to say about Louth. You’ll always get a good game of football from them. They’re a good footballing side.
I’m sure Aidan O Rourke will be taking a bit of advice from his counterpart from college days, James McCartan.
We’re not gelling like I’d like to see us gel, but hopefully there will be an uplift from here on in.
It’s great to see the league programme up and running again in the county.
Finally I must say well done the Donegal hurlers.
Brian McEniff was in conversation with Eamonn McFadden