Clonmore PRO Paul Byrne is hopeful that past experience in the Leinster junior Football Championship will stand for the team for this Sunday’s first-round clash with Grattan Og.
The Carlow junior champions’ encounter with the Longford outfit will now throw in at half past 12 on Sunday in Netwatch Cullen Park, and speaking to Scoreline, Byrne said that it is a free shot for Clonmore.
“There is probably not a huge amount you can learn about the opposition being from Longford. We have had a few runs over the years in Leinster juniors on the basis of losing a couple of intermediate finals and being nominated.”
“We have had a very enjoyable experience of Leinster competition and I think our lads will go out and express themselves, have a go. It is a free shot”
Looking back on the final, it was a double header of success on the day as Clonmore Junior C’s ended up besting O’Hanrahans before attention turned to the Junior replay. Here the club got another title to add to the trophy room after beating out Old Leighlin to can promotion.
“It was a special enough day, naturally we would of being disappointed to be relegated last year. There was a big drive to get back up as quickly as we can, sometimes if it doesn’t happen quickly it can take a couple of years.”
“While nobody wanted to be relegated, the fact we were successful may give a bit of momentum going to intermediate now next year. I think they will be more than good enough to compete in intermediate next year.”
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