Glenelly want glory

Glenelly’s Michael Nicholas, drives the ball as Tattyreagh’s Sean Gormley can only look on

HONOURS at school or inter-county level are being put to the one side by Glenelly whose talented young players are now firmly focused on the big task of delivering at club adult level.

This Sunday evening Charlie O’Kane and the Glenelly players face a semi-final test against Aghaloo in the Junior semi-final. Most importantly, this penultimate clash gives them the chance to reach the final for the first time since away back in 1983.

Recent years have seen the St Joseph’s flatter to deceive in Division Three. It has been a frustrating story of failing to make a mark despite having an effective youth structure.

But all that could be about to change if they can maintain the 2012 momentum. Wins over Dregish and Tattyreagh in the championship to date have raised hopes that they might on the verge of a long-awaited breakthrough.

Whether or not that proves to be the case remains to be seen. One thing for certain, though, is that there’s no doubting the determination as they prepare to face the Aghaloo O’Neill’s.

Seamus Harkin has been a key member of the side for a good number of years. His performances around midfield have often secured important wins and he’ll be hoping for more of the same against their south Tyrone  opponents.

“We have a lot of injuries at the minute which aren’t going to help. Liam Nicholas is injured, Ruairi McConnell is out. At the same time there’s good cover and young players who can come in and do a job.”


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