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Barron: These Are The Games You Want To Be Involved In

by March 9, 2019

Avondale Utd and Midleton clash tomorrow morning at Avondale Park in an eagerly anticipated FAI Intermediate Cup quarter-final.

There was extra incentive, if any was needed, added to the game earlier this week when it was revealed the winners will take on Rockmount at home in the semi-final.

Avondale goalkeeper, Sean Barron is looking forward to these big games and is thrilled to be involved.

“It’s a huge game for obvious reasons, I’m really looking forward to it as I’m sure both squads are.

“It goes without saying that these are the games you want to be involved in, we have played them several times in the last few seasons and there hasn’t been a kick of a ball between us and I’m sure tomorrow will be no different” said Sean.

There’s real good feel factor at Avondale at the moment and Barron admits it’s tough to keep your place in the team.

“Everything is very positive at the moment, we had a poor start to the season but have bounced back well including winning the Keane Cup, we have a massive squad filled with quality players and that is creating a great atmosphere in training, nobody can rest on their laurels or they will be out of the team.

“In these competitions, it’s very much a squad game and we’ve definitely got a squad where anyone can come in and play and that’s very encouraging going into these big games,” commented Sean who is from Ardmore in Waterford.

Barron’s GAA commitments meant he found it hard to nail down a place but he is now excelling between the posts for Avondale.

“I’ve played with Avondale a good few seasons now, I just left Waterford Utd and got a phone call to come in for training and I really enjoyed it here.

“I was playing a lot of GAA at the time so I found it hard to nail down a place but Avondale is a great club with good people behind the scenes.

“Hopefully, we can pick up a win at the weekend and we’ll have the bragging rights for another while,” concluded Sean.

Sean Barron was talking to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News.