Ian Heffernan Previews The Clash Of Tinahely & Avondale In This Weekends Wicklow Senior Football Championship Semi Final


Tinahely v Avondale 

Huge game for both teams. It’s our third Semi Final since 2017 so I don’t think there will be any nerves for our lads come Saturday. The hard work has been done now. First time since 1987 for Tinahely so I would imagine there will be some nerves in their camp.
The team has been reasonably settled over the last 12 months and Conor Byrne has hit top form this year. It’s the strongest squad we have ever had and we have a good bench also. We also have the Mcgraynor brothers, Eoin Baker, Saoirse Kearon and Shane Beevor has been flying.

I’ve watched Tinahely this year and have been very impressed by them. Lots of youth in their team. They had a tough outing the last day against St.Pats which they won after extra time. They have lots of young talent and some great forwards in Eoin Darcy, Rory Stokes,Alan Dillon and Matthew Ging who will all be very dangerous if they are allowed on the ball. They are strong in the middle also and I’d expect a tough battle in this area.
Key Matchups
I think who ever gets the job in marking Darcy, Dillon and Ging will hold the key to this game..
It will be a really tight game and will go to the wire and I’m hoping our strong bench will get us over the line and into a first Senior Final since 1908.
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