DOUBLE CHASING Owen Roes continue their pursuit of further silverware this weekend with their management insisting that the squad’s appetite for success hasn’t yet been sated.
There has been understandable cause to celebrate around Glenmornan with the Roes having wrapped up the Division Three league crown just recently to secure a long overdue return to Intermediate football in 2018.
Yet ahead of their Junior Championship quarter-final meeting with Fintona on Sunday, the team’s
assistant manager Gerard Kelly indicated that the squad were determined to prolong their unbeaten campaign and progress into the last four.
“ With the League out of the way the full concentration is now on doing well in the Championship. The lads all took a week off after winning the League to celebrate but they’ve been back hard at training since.
“ I would like to think that they can regain their focus and get their minds into Championship mode. The League is won and out of the way but every team would like to win the Championship. We’ve never won it so we’d like to think we can give it a shot. Last year Rock beat us by a few points in the semi-final so we want to go a step further this year.”
Kelly, who assists manager Barry Tracey along the sidelines, has witnessed his own dedication and determination rewarded this season as many of the players who he has coaxed and cajoled through the underage ranks over the years have finally delivered on their potential.
“We’re happy to achieve what we set out to do. Our aim was to get promoted by whatever route after missing out over the last two or three years. We were just glad to get over the line this time.
“Everybody at the club is very proud of the lads. They have put in some work over the last six or seven years.”
Posted: 9:49 am September 23, 2017
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OWEN Roes clinched the Division Three title with an emphatic victory over second-placed Newtownstewart last night.