‘We will have a right crack at the Dubs’



Anthony Cunningham was in defiant mood following his side’s opening day defeat to Tyrone at Dr. Hyde Park last Saturday evening.

  The Roscommon manager said he would have no problem motivating his players ahead of this Saturday’s showdown with four-in-a-row All-Ireland champions Dublin at Croke Park.

  “I don’t think we will have difficulty in picking the lads up for next week. It is a big challenge to play Dublin but what better challenge would you want in your football career? We are really looking forward to it.

  “These guys have come on tremendously in a year. We’re still in the championship and will prepare for next weekend. We want to get better at certain aspects of our game and drive on from there,” he said.

  Cunningham added that it was a must-win game this weekend and that Roscommon would relish the challenge posed by the Dubs.

  “We need a win on Saturday and there is no reason why we can’t go to Croke Park and have a right crack at it. Every county player wants to be playing top class championship matches and we have another one next weekend and we will relish the challenge,” he said.