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Cafferkey: Delighted With The Start We Have Made

by September 20, 2019

It’s early days in AUL 1 but there’s a pivotal top of the table clash tomorrow where Corkbeg host Donoughmore.

Donoughmore manager, Don McCafferkey spoke to Cork Sports News about the highly anticipated game.

“We are expecting a very tough game, Corkbeg have a very good home record with a young team that play a great brand of football so we will have to put a good shift in to get any type of result.

“As is usually the case, there a few bodies missing but we expect to have 18 players available.

“22 different players have played in the first seven games of the season so a large squad is very important.

“We are delighted with the start we have made in what is a very competitive league.

“Our objective is to be in contention for promotion by the time we get to the second half of the season.

“Every team has the ability to take points off each other, so I see lots of exciting games ahead,” said Don.

The loss of manager, Teddy Daly hit the club hard but has also inspired them to re-group and get back to playing football.

“I have been involved with the club since it was founded in 1995.

“First of all as a player and subsequently in various coaching/committee roles since then.

“I stepped in to the manager role in the latter part of the 2015/16 season, when our then manager, Teddy Daly passed away after a short battle with cancer.

“Losing Teddy was a huge blow to the club, but we have built a strong backroom to support the team with several former players getting involved.

“Pat Foley, Conor Mullane, Rob and Colm Sullivan have been involved since with Aidan O’Connell joining this season,” concluded Don.

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