Donnellan: I Owe A Lot To College Corinthiansby Cork Sports News November 23, 2019
Craig Donnellan is no stranger to a big match occasion and he will playing his part in another one this weekend as he captains College Corinthians against Skerries in the FAI Intermediate Cup.
The game at Castletreasure sees an in-form Corinthians as strong favourites but Donnellan is taking nothing for granted.
“Yeah we will treat them the same as any other game, we focus on ourselves and how we want to play and leave the opposition team worry about us.
“We don’t know too much about them to be fair, just that they are supposed to be hardworking and physical so it will be a tough game, I have no doubt about that,” said Craig.
Joe Gamble’s side are already in a cup final with the Keane Cup decider with Rockmount on the horizon and currently sit narrowly off the top in the Premier League so they are well positioned.
“Yeah, the season is going well at the moment, we lost away to Rockmount and I think we learnt a lot from the game and changed a few things shape wise and we’ve gone on a five game winning streak since so hopefully it continues against Skerries,” commented Donnellan.
After spells with Cork City and Cobh Ramblers, Craig had a few decisions to make at the start of the season but he’s delighted to have stayed put and his decision to date appears justified.
“I started off playing with Corinthians when I was six years old, I then moved to Cork City at 16 and played a few years with the U19s and a season with the first team before I moved to Cobh Ramblers who I played with for two and a half seasons.
“This year, I had opportunities to go back League of Ireland but I wanted to stay working with Joe Gamble and to win a few trophies for Corinthians as they are a club who I owe an awful lot to and hopefully we can pick up a trophy or two this season to show for our hard work,” concluded Craig.
Paul Hogan spoke to Craig Donnellan for Cork Sports News ahead of their game with Skerries on Sunday at 12 noon.