BRIAN MCENIFF COLUMN: I'm confident we can beat Cavan on Sunday

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BRIAN MCENIFF COLUMN: I'm confident we can beat Cavan on Sunday

It's full steam ahead for Donegal as they meet Cavan on Sunday next in MacCumhaill Park. The preparations have been very good and I'm expecting big things.

However, as I mentioned before, Cavan are a potential banana skin. They are on the up at the moment and they showed in the league that they have goalscoring power, but they also have an Achilles heel in defence, and I would expect our front three of Murphy, McBrearty and Jamie Brennan to pose a real threat, no matter what combination, whether it's three up or two.

We need to mind ourselves at the back because we are not playing the defensive game that Jim (McGuinness) and Rory (Gallagher) were playing. But overall, I feel we have the strength in depth to advance.

The games will come thick and fast, every two weeks and hopefully our squad is good enough to sustain losing someone to injury here and there.

I'm confident, and it's good that the game is in MacCumhaill Park. We have a good record there and it's worth four or five points.

We have young players coming through and our goal should be to make the Ulster final. We have avoided Monaghan and Tyrone and it's all to play for.

I want to wish the management and players all the best.

NICKY RACKARD

The weekend will also see our hurlers back in action after a very good league. They will need to be mindful going to Omagh in the Nicky Rackard Cup to play Tyrone, but the wins they have had in the spring should see them advance. They also have Leitrim in their section which shouldn't trouble them too much.

MINORS

The minors have their second chance on Sunday when they take on Monaghan. They are not as bad as the result against Tyrone and hopefully they can give a good account of themselves this time.

Our club leagues are going along well but I see that they are scheduled to finish on the first weekend of September. Sometimes I wonder what's all the rush! There have been some great games and people know that I wasn't that happy about the 'April for Clubs' issue, but overall the league is going well.

Brian McEniff was in conversation with Peter Campbell