Can the O’Mahonys run continue?

by louthandproud on November 13, 2016

in Club

They are tops dogs in Louth,now a top 8 top 4 side in Leinster
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and today they beat Kildare Champions Sarsfields 1-8 to 8 in Drogheda to continue the journey!

quayside focus

They’ve got exactly where they are on merit.
No one really gave them a chance to reach the summit after being beaten by the Pats the year before everyone thought they’d just go away but they haven’t and they look to be staying for a whole lot longer.

How remarkable are the men from the Quay?

They have a team full of dogged no nonsense intelligent footballers. They are lead by an underrated deep thinking manager in Alan Craven, who alongside him has built a back room team packed with know how too.

They play to their strengths very efficiently.

They have a stockpile of man markers that stop you from scoring.
Conor Finnegan nails every free from everywhere to punish you.
They have a focus and threat on the edge of the square in Conor Crawley.
Bags of pacy, counter attacking accurate forwards.
and
stitched together by leader John O’Brien at the back

They were full value for their win in the opening round over Baltinglass a lot of other teams would have crumbled miles from home with their goalie going off they didn’t. This gives me great belief and excitement ahead of todays game.

Opposition

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Sarsfields are a top club side. A step up no doubt.
The Newbridge club have bags of Leinster experience for one.

They have a couple of familiar inter county Kildare players: Alan Smith, Ray Cahill and Chalky White.
Dangerous on their day.

Their major strength however is the bend of youth and experience in their team.
Youngsters like Shea Ryan, Ben McCormack and midfielder Con Kavanagh have the energy and greenness to make it tough for the Louth Champions.

However, the game is in Drogheda the O’Mahonys have won their so they’ve mastered the conditions well before and will have that advantage over the travelling Kildare men.

The O’Mahonys have no fear that is plain to see and they relish a battle they are going to get one today.
Can the ‘Grand aul team’ prevail?
Yes

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sean November 14, 2016 at 6:23 am

Spot on the mark.

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