As I said last week in this column, its not nice watching from the sideline when you’re injured, you would give anything to be able to play in big games like last week, but my god it was still some feeling in Letterkenny last Sunday watching the boys battle it out with Rovers and as has been the case for the last few years, the boys ground out the result with their never say die attitude which is so noticeable in each and every one of them.
Donal O’Brien deserves huge credit for what he has done at Cockhill, that’s the third league title in five years and two of them have been unbeaten seasons.
As Donal will tell you though he couldn’t have done it without this group of hard working, dedicated and very talented players who are a credit not just to Cockhill but to the whole of Inishowen.
Donal has gone out and added to the group of players that he had at the start. People like Malachy McDermott, Gerry Gill, Mark Moran and Gavin Cullen have come in and made a massive impact at the club.
Last Sunday the game was won by the monster Garbhan Friel who was phenomenal all afternoon and scored a brilliant hat-trick.
The ‘monster’ as we have affectionately named him has scored seventeen goals in his last ten games and looks nailed on to be the Ulster senior league player of the year.
One player who in my view does not get the credit he deserves is the captain Liam O Donnell. As I always tell people, you don’t appreciate how good this man is until you play on the same team as him.
Liam is talking about hanging up the boots and by god he would be a major loss to Cockhill if he does decide to pack it in.
Roll on the cup final this weekend and another double hopefully. Mon the hoops!
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