SHANE BYRNE HAS backed experience to count when Glengad United travel to Dublin tomorrow to face Crumlin United in the fifth round of the FAI Junior Cup.
Glengad were quarter-finalists last season in the competition and are well used to being on their travels.
Glengad have dropped just two points so far this season and are looking menacing so far in their pursuit of a third Inishowen League title in a row.
But it is the national stage they appear upon again this weekend.
“We know what we have to do,” Byrne told Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”88″]
“We have a very experienced group here and we’ll be well prepared. We won’t be lacking in confidence.
“I’m happy with the way things are going so far this season. We won’t look past Saturday.
It would have been a tough draw to get them at home. They play on a 4G pitch so it’ll be tough, but they’ll be thinking: ‘We could have got an easier draw than Glengad’.[adrotate group=”80″]
“You give every team the respect they deserve, but there’s no fear factor there for us. A lot these boys have achieved a lot. We know we’ll get nothing easy and we’ll have to be at our best.”
Influential midfielder Michael Byrne will have to sit this game out after an injury he picked up in the recent League game, but Adam Byrne is expected to play a part, as is Seamus Doherty, who was Glengad’s Player of the Year last season.[adrotate group=”46″]
The Glengad manager said: “Yeah, Seamus ‘Paddymór’ is getting the fitness levels back again. The only thing is that he got injured and wasn’t able to train with work commitments, but Seamus is coming back to himself again.”
Listen to the full interview below …