‘Se­nior fi­nal will be one to rel­ish’ - Mullen

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT -

EU­GENE Mullen, for­mer Sligo Star and cur­rent Easkey Cap­tain shares his views on Sun­day’s Bel­fry Se­nior Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship fi­nal be­tween south Sligo neigh­bours Tub­ber­curry and reign­ing cham­pi­ons Tourlestrane.

He said: “A Fi­nal to rel­ish for both sets of fans and neu­trals alike with 2 great ri­vals and neigh­bours com­ing head to head for the big­gest tro­phy in club foot­ball in Sligo.

“It should be a fas­ci­nat­ing bat­tle with no back­ward step taken on ei­ther side.

“Both teams have been show­ing some great form through­out the cham­pi­onship so it should make for a high qual­ity match.

“Tub­ber­curry are go­ing for their first ti­tle since 2014 and also to avenge the 2013 loss and they will feel with the squad they have they should have added a cou­ple of more ti­tles along the way.

“They have a good blend of youth and ex­pe­ri­ence and with the likes of Colm McGee, Brian Mur­phy, Brian Cur­ran, Stephen Gil­martin and David Kelly pro­vid­ing the lead­er­ship and ex­pe­ri­ence that will un­doubt­edly in­spire all around them.”

Eu­gene said Tourlestrane will be fo­cus­ing on winning three back to back ti­tles.

He added: “Tourlestrane of course have big game play­ers all over the pitch too added to the con­fi­dence of so many bat­tles won and ti­tles se­cured will be fully fo­cused on winning 3 in a row.

“A for­ward of Brian Egan’s class will surely be missed but they still have en­vi­able strength in depth.

“Brian Kennedy, Adrian McIn- tyre (prob­a­bly the best player in the club cham­pi­onship over the last num­ber of years),Pat Harte in the mid­dle to Liam and Gary Gaughan up front its easy to see how they have dom­i­nated the club game in Sligo.

“Tub­ber­curry will not be over­awed that’s for sure and will want to stop the three-peat but Tourl­strane will prob­a­bly have too much know how for them,” Eu­gene added.

Eu­gene Mullen.

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