Dromore unfazed by favouritism
Dromore v Killyclogher
Friday, Healy Park, 8.30pm
DROMORE defender Fabian O’Neill has said they will not be taking the challenge of Killyclogher lightly in Friday’s senior championship semi-final despite the current holders entering the match as massive favourites.
The St Dympna’s side are priced at 1/6 to make their fifth final in the last six years, but the corner-back has said they will be taking little notice of the odds.
“It doesn’t really matter,” he said. “I don’t know much about odds but it doesn’t matter to us if we are favourites or not.
“I saw them in the championship against Derrylaughan and I was very impressed with them. They knew what they were at and they were extremely fit, so we know what to expect.
“They beat us in the league this year and I think we just about snuck a draw last year too, so we know it isn’t going to be easy.”
Having faced an all-out aerial assault against Ardboe in the quarter-final-the Loughshore men launching 13 high balls onto the edge of the square across the hour-O’Neill is expecting Kieran Howe’s side to mix it up at Healy Park.
“There was a lot of high balls the last time out but thankfully Sean [O’Neill] was in great form,” said O’Neill, who also helped to repel the threat of John McConville.
“I’d say there’ll be a bit of the same on Friday, with the new square ball rule all teams like to use the high ball a bit more, so we’ll need to be prepared for that.”
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