‘We are in the midst of a golden gen­er­a­tion’

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - SPORT -

HAV­ING been in­volved in all four wins, Ciaran Doyle ap­pre­ci­ates how much suc­cess Glen­beigh / Glen­car have en­joyed in their own patch since 2011.

“We are in the midst of a golden gen­er­a­tion for the club in terms of suc­cess and its some­thing we have to cher­ish. This is my fourth medal and hope­fully I will be around for an­other few! Over­all though its just great to be the cap­tain this year es­pe­cially what was a poor year for us in gen­eral,” the team full-back and cap­tain said.

He high­lighted the in­jury to Peter Crow­ley and the team emerg­ing un­scathed from the sec­ond-half schmoz­zle as big fac­tors in their win, but felt last Sun­day’s win was a fit­ting trib­ute to the end of Ai­dan O’Shea and Peter O’Sul­li­van’s time with the club.

“I just think for what they put into us by tak­ing us to Croke Park and ev­ery­thing it was a fan­tas­tic way for it all to end,” Doyle said.

Over­all the club is ready to wel­come back Dar­ran O’Sul­li­van full-time and Doyle agrees which the view that it is a very timely re­turn.

“Dar­ran has given so many great years and I think in­juries re­ally cur­tailed him to­wards the end with Kerry, but hav­ing him back next year for all our games will huge es­pe­cially in the County League. He is a great in­flu­ence on us all when he is around the club.”

In­deed, when it comes to be­ing com­pet­i­tive in 2019, Doyle still feels the club can have a crack at the In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship.

“When you look at Kil­cum­min this year win­ning it from Di­vi­sion 2 and go­ing on to Mun­ster now it shows what can be done. I don’t think there is much dif­fer­ence be­tween Di­vi­sion 1 and Di­vi­sion 2 this year with the sides in­volved.”

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