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Lougheed: We Will Trust Our Own Game

by January 11, 2020

Glenthorn Celtic fly the Cork AUL flag tomorrow as they make the trip to Carlow to take on Crettyard Utd in the sixth round of the FAI Junior Cup.

It’s a journey into the unknown and Glenthorn will rely on their own strengths to get me through.

Cian Lougheed is a Glenthorn stalwart and he’s looking forward to the game.

“To be honest, I don’t know much about them other than they are top of their league and were runners up in it last year.

“It is tough to find information on them so it really does boil down to trusting our own game, we have a good mixture of players from ex Munster Senior League players to players that have been playing in the Premier AUL for the past 10 years.

“I know if everyone turns up on the day that we are a force to be reckoned with, we’ve been under dogs in almost every game we have played in this competition and have come out on top in each one,” said Cian.

Glenthorn’s domestic form has been up and down but cup games have kept their season alive and despite not ruling out a charge in the league, it’s a cup competition that might see silverware head in the club’s direction.

“So far, the season has been very erratic, we seem to be doing very well in the cup competitions but are unable to bring that form into the league.

“We still have a long way to go in it as we’ve only played four games and anything can happen in AUL football, we are home to Cathedral Celtic in the next round of the AOH and if we are successful in that then we progress into the quarter-finals.

“It would be nice to get a trip to Turner’s Cross this year and give the league a rattle,” commented Lougheed.

Glenthorn is a good community club and with two teams playing in the AUL, they have plenty in place to thrive going forward.

“100% the club is borne out of the community and between both teams, there is a great bunch of lads, everyone gets along, we are all friends as well as team mates.

“I joined Glenthorn a few years ago now just because I had friends playing with the club and I haven’t looked back since.

“It doesn’t matter who we play or where we play, we all play for each other.” concluded Cian.


Cian Lougheed spoke to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News.