AS THE LAST man in defence, Donegal minor goalkeeper Gavin Mulreany knows the margin for error is practically non-existent in his line of work.
The St Naul’s man will man the house at Croke Park on Sunday as the Donegal minors take on Galway in the All-Ireland MFC semi-final.
Having helped Shaun Paul Barrett’s team to an Ulster League and Championship double already, Mulreany and co are eyeing up the ultimate prize now.
“The main goal was the All-Ireland,” Mulreany told Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”38″]
“The Ulster final was a stepping stone, but everything is concentrating on this now.”
Mulreany has had a big year already having also aided Abbey VS in winning a first ever Danske Bank Markey Cup title.
A vocal presence, Mulreany says of his role: “It helps the team more when things are organised. It helps more because boys know what they’re doing. They see things that they can’t see when you’re calling to them.[adrotate group=”53″]
“It’s concentration levels all the time. You’re there standing in one spot, whereas boys out the field are moving around. You have to keep talking or your mind would wander.”
A place in the final on September’s third Sunday is the reward for Sunday’s victor.
Donegal have had their shaky moments so far, but Mulreany has never lost faith: “There is no point in any game that I think we’ll lose. They always get something from somewhere.[adrotate group=”82″]
“This team, we’ve worked too hard to be going out now. We’ll get one chance and every man knows that.”
Listen to the full interview below …