Glenties under pressure
NAOMH Conaill boss Martin Doherty is pessimistic about his team’s chances of beating Kilcar in their league match this weekend because of enforced absences.
Doherty, who is joint boss alongside Stephen McKelvey, cannot call upon his county players because they are being rested for the Ulster final. Instead, the Glenties boss must hope for big performances from his fringe players.
Neither side are in danger of relegation, but both are still in the hunt for the league title, as they share second place along with St Michael’s, four points behind league leaders St Eunan’s.
As well as his four county players, who must be rested for the Ulster final against Down, Doherty has also lost five other players including Tony Donohoe, Eoin Waide and Dominic Bonner.
“If you take four county players out of any team it is going to be difficult. We are not happy about it, but we have to accept it and move on,” Doherty said.
“We have a panel of 23-24. If you lose any players you are going to be weak in certain areas, but if you are talking about 9-10 players you are very weak.”
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