SHANE BYRNE says his all-conquering Glengad United have to work even harder this season to retain their silverware.
The Crua men swept the Inishowen League’s boards last season winning a quadruple haul of honours.
As well as winning the Jackie Crossan Premier Division title, Glengad won the Clubman Shirts League Cup, the Charlie O’Donnell Cup and the Ulster Junior Cup.
A 9-1 derby win at Culdaff on Sunday continued a solid start to the new season, blotted only by a narrow 1-0 loss to Clonmany in the League Cup.
“We have to work harder than we did last year,” Byrne told Donegal Sport Hub.
“Every team is out to beat us. It means nothing to us, or to me, even that game today is gone.
“We have to focus hard and work hard. Teams will get better and they’re all out to beat us. If we work hard, we can still stay ahead of the posse.”[adrotate group=”38″]
Last season, Glengad also reached the quarter-finals of the FAI Junior Cup, losing 4-0 to eventual finalists Pike Rovers in Limerick.
This Saturday, they begin the Junor Cup voyage again with an away assignment at Donegal Saturday League outfit Arranmore United.
Byrne said: “Any competition I enter it’s to win it. The draws in the Junior Cup are vital. We got no home draws last year and we did well.
“It’s great to be known nationally now in Glengad. People will know us this year in the competition. Pike Rovers beat us and lost in the final.[adrotate group=”46″]
“There isn’t a wild gap there.
“I felt we were a player or two short last year, but I have options this year that I didn’t have last year.”
Listen to the full interview below …