Wilkinson: Some Great Battles With Rockmountby Cork Sports News December 7, 2018
Brian Wilkinson has seen it all during his time with Douglas Hall and he appears to be enjoying his football more than ever right now.
He was part of many Douglas Hall teams that were competing for all the major honours and he feels that type of success might not be too far away again with the current squad.
“We are delighted to be back in the Premier League because we felt we let the club down by getting relegated.
“So far, we have to be happy to be undefeated after six games but we know in such a tight league where usually the odd goal decides it, we can’t rest on our laurels.
“I feel we have given ourselves a great chance to stay up which was our main aim and we are desperate to make sure we do.
“We missed these games last year and loved being involved in them and we’ve had some great battles with Rockmount over the years and I’m expecting the same on Saturday.
“If we are not ready to go toe to toe with them all over the park then I don’t expect us to get anything from the game.
“We know we will have to defend well but we have some very gifted players who hopefully can produce a bit of magic and win it for us,” said Brian.
Experience in abundance is what Wilkinson brings to this team and that will be key against Rockmount in another chapter of a game that has produced some great contests down through the years.
“Yeah I been around a bit as the young lads like to remind me.
“This team reminds me of the team when I first played with at senior level.
“We have some very good young players who if they keep working hard will make very good footballers.
“I played in some great teams with some brilliant players like Dave Moore, Keith Stanton and Deccie O’Connell and if I’m honest we should of won a lot more.
“This group, if they stay together and get a few more in could really push on and challenge for the top Munster Senior League honours.
“The club itself has transformed from when I first started, I remember playing a senior match on a slope but the facilities now are excellent.
It’s great credit to the likes of the chairman Brian Kennedy, Nick Swanton, Gareth Lyons and other great clubman that have made these possible and we would love to repay them with some silverware.”
Brian Wilkinson was speaking to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News.