Monday 10 December 2018

St Attracta's go for two Connacht titles in a row

St. Attracta's College, Tubbercurry, are on the trail of their second Connacht Colleges 'B' title in a row.

They face St. Aloysius, Athlone, in what promises to be a cracking decider at Elphin on Saturday (1.30pm)

The South Sligo boys will probably start as favourites on the strength of last year's success but manager, Colm McGee, is warning against complacency.

"St. Aloysius have been very impressive on their way to the final", he stressed.

"They will present us with our toughest challenge to date so there's no way we can afford to be complacent in any way.

"It's always difficult to win back to back titles so we have to be cautious and make sure we get our game right on the day", he added.

The Tubbercurry squad contains players from every club in South Sligo as well as two players, Niall Murphy and Diarmuid Clarke, from Charlestown.

They are expected to bring huge support to Saturday's final and McGee believes his side will rise to the occasion.

"We've got the players and the ability to win the title", he says.

"As in all finals, it's about which team performs on the day.

"I'm expecting a huge challenge from St. Aloysius but if our lads hit their best form, I would be quitely optimistic that we can prevail"

An impressive characteristic of the team's semi-final win over St. Joseph's, Galway, last week was that there were vaulable contributions from all over the field.

"It was probably our best display of the season", maintains McGee.

"Everybody made a contribution and that's what we want in the final"

Sligo Champion