Wednesday 17 October 2018

Belgrove determined to pass Inter test

NIALL FEERY BELGROVE will be determined to make the most of their second chance when they take on Rockmount in the FAI Intermediate Cup final replay at Whitehall this afternoon (2.30).

Rockmount, winners in 1999, cracked the woodwork three times when the teams met at Turner's Cross a fortnight ago and Belgrove manager Pete Mahon is aiming to make the most of that lucky escape.

The Intermediate Cup is the one trophy in Irish football that has managed to elude Mahon over the years and he is desperate to rectify that today.

"Belgrove have never won the Intermediate Cup and neither have I so this is a good opportunity for us but Rockmount will be dangerous as there's nothing a Cork team likes better than winning a trophy in Dublin," said the former Bohs and St Francis boss.

"We've a very young team and the first game in Cork was a daunting experience as many of them had even been there before."

The Dublin side will be looking to Brian Gallagher and Paul Whitmarsh for the goals, while Paul Knight has the ability to pull the strings in midfield.

Rockmount have played in Dublin only once in this season's competition, beating Cherry Orchard in the round of the last 16. That ended a bogey run of big cup defeats in the capital but Belgrove are hoping to inflict another bout of travel sickness on the Cork team and set up a big party in Clontarf.

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