Can Kilcar and Glenswilly retain focus for big game?

Can Kilcar and Glenswilly retain focus for big game?
If the two previous meetings are anything to go by Sunday’s showdown in Sean MacCumhaill Park between Glenswilly and Kilcar (2.30 p.m.) has all the ingredients to be a tasty affair.

If the two previous meetings are anything to go by Sunday’s showdown in Sean MacCumhaill Park between Glenswilly and Kilcar (2.30 p.m.) has all the ingredients to be a tasty affair.

Both sides have serious designs on lifting the Dr. Maguire Cup. It’s twenty years (1993) since Kilcar won their last senior title, while Glenswilly won their one and only title two years ago in 2011.

Both sides have three county players in their ranks - Neil Gallagher, Michael Murphy and Gary McFadden from Glenswilly with the McHughs, Mark and Ryan and Patrick McBrearty from Kilcar.

Three points separated the sides in 2011 in the semi-final and just one point separated them in the group stages earlier this year.

Kilcar are slight favourites with the bookies just ahead of Glenswilly, but there is little between them. Along with St. Eunan’s they are the fancied sides left in the race for the Dr. Maguire Cup.

It all adds up to a fascinating battle and apart from Jimmy White trying to keep the attention on the football, the sideline officials will also have their work cut out. Indeed, the battle just outside the whitewash has been just as interesting in their most recent clashes.

MacCumhaill Park, Ballybofey, is the only place to be on Sunday afternoon.