Colm McFadden says his St Eunan’s College are ready for the challenge of St Pat’s, Dungannon in Saturday’s historic MacRory Cup play-off (O’Donnell Park, throw-in 1pm).
St Eunan’s College host a home tie in the MacRory Cup for the first time in 50 years when they welcome St Pat’s to Letterkenny on Saturday. The prize for the winner is a quarter-final tie against St Pat’s of Maghera.
“Every one of our players have played at a high level,” notes 2012 All-Ireland winner at St Eunan’s College maths teacher McFadden, the team manager.
“They’ll need that on Saturday. It’s a matter of getting focussed and not getting carried away with things outside the field.”
Back in 1969, a St Eunan’s College team that included the likes of Martin Carney defeated Holy Cross College from Falcarragh 1-12 to 3-3.
St Eunan’s returned to the MacRory’s ranks this year and beat Patrician College, Carrickmacross and St Paul’s, Bessbrook, while losing out to St Pat’s, Armagh.
McFadden is expecting a tough test on Saturday.
He said: “Dungannon are setting their sights on going all the way.
“That’s the challenge we’re looking forward to. They have pedigree and are well used to being on the big stage.”
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