McVeety embracing Cavan Gaels test

Cavan and Crosserlough star Dara McVeety hopes his colleagues aren’t inflicted by nerves in their senior championship quarter-final

CROSSERLOUGH star Dara McVeety is relishing the prospect of playing a high-flying Cavan Gaels in this Saturday’s senior championship quarter-final.

They go in as rank outsiders against a Cavan Gaels side that are unbeaten all season. Crosserlough are 50/1 to win their first championship since 1972 while Cavan Gaels are outright favourites at 6/5 to regain the title they last won in 2014.

McVeety hopes that nerves don’t get the better of this young Crosserlough side against the tournament favourites.

He said: “They’re absolutely flying, I don’t think they’ve lost a game. They drew a game against Cootehill that they didn’t need to win and they lost a man after thirty seconds.

“They’re flying but we’re happy, this is a new lease of life. We know we’re senior for another year and we’ll see what we can do.

“We’ve a very young team, hopefully nerves won’t get the better of them. This will be the first time playing a team at that level in years. It’ll be an acid test for us to see where we’re at.”

The full interview and the rest of our coverage of this weekend’s Cavan championship matches is in store today or online here.

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