NFL Division 4 Final Preview

by louthandproud on April 22, 2016

in County

In a game that is largely been ignored by the national media.

Louth Vs Antrim

Our final could turn out to be the best game of all 4 finals at HQ this weekend.

Tale of the tape

We have two evenly matched sides for starters. There is little or nothing between the sides and that little or nothing is going to decide this game.
That is how small the margin for victory is going to be.

Antrim have good players splattered all over their side that will take looking after. Their game is built on power, aggression and intimidation.
They’ve lost the bulk of players and body mass since we beat them in the qualifiers in 2011. They’ve been training under former World Champion boxer Brian Magee. As a result they’ve slimmed down to finally play their way out of Division 4.

We’ve had a more understated approach. Working very hard over the winter too under athletic’s coach Gary O’Hanlon and Colin Kelly sought the help of Paddy Crozier and that delegation has paid dividends.

This is Louth squad built on hardwork and effort.

You can see that through the entire league campaign, We’ve had to work for every single result we’ve gotten this year. We’ve worked on the system in each and every game, built character and that learning process will stand to this young side.

Saturday is the start of a new generation.
It is their time to step out of the shadows of the hangover of 2010.
A generation who has already proven they really want to pull on the red and white. When others have said thanks but, no thanks.
They are not doing it for the glamour or glory but for the pride in their county.

Saturday we should be proud of this pride.

Verdict

It has taken us just one year to get out of the bottom. Playing at a higher level this past few seasons certainly stood to us and will stand to us Saturday. We’ve the skill level to execute the gameplan and options to come in to rectify it.
Louth win.

Interesting Fact

JP O’Kane played midfield for both Louth and Antrim in the early 80’s.

Thanks for reading all week folks Live Match feed will be up tomorrow so if you are at the game or watching on TG4 or GAA GO join in throughout the game

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