Take two! Glavey’s set for Saturday showdown


AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Semi-Final: Michael Glavey’s v Kilanerin on Saturday at St. Loman’s, Mullingar at 2 pm

The postponement of the match last Sunday in Tullamore was a huge disappointment for both sides but one thing the GAA cannot control is the weather. Now both teams will head for Mullingar on Saturday to see who will make it to the final which takes place in Croke Park the following Saturday.

  It will not give the finalists much time to prepare but that will not be given any consideration as this semi-final approaches. 

  Michael Glavey’s’ chairperson, Gerry Coffey, says that it was very disappointing that the game did not go ahead last weekend.

  “I know it’s the same for both teams but we had the big build-up and there was a huge anti-climax last weekend but we will now get ready for Mullingar on Saturday.

  “I know that St. Loman’s is a good, dry pitch but it is much tighter than Tullamore so that’s something that we will have to take into consideration. But at least there is no other match on, so we will be expecting a big following from the county, which is great. We want to get to the final and we will have to get the players prepared once again this week,” he concluded.

  The prize for the winners is huge and the fact that they will only have a week to prepare is a problem that they would welcome with open arms. Glavey’s will be the favourites going into the game and if they can get their fluid attacking game going they can pip Mattie Forde and his men and make it to the decider at headquarters.

Prediction: Michael Glavey’s.