Peter Donnelly has been a tower of strength in the Coalisland defence this season as they ended a twenty year wait for the O’Neill Cup and he is eagerly looking forward to this weekend’s Ulster Club semi final date with Glenties at Brewster Park.
The Fianna go into the game on the back of a hard earned league semi victory over Dromore last Saturday and Peter feels that it was the perfect game ahead of what he acknowledges will be a tough test against the Donegal standard bearers.
“We hadn’t reached a league final in twenty years and haven’t been beaten at home this year and that was a driving force for us against Dromore. It was a tough game but we enjoyed it and was ideal preparation ahead of our game with Glenties this weekend.
They [Glenties] came from behind to beat Kingscourt in their own back yard and that wouldn’t have been easy to do while they have also got the better of a fancied Contibret side with a bit to spare. We haven’t seen any footage of them but we have heard names such as Dermot Molloy, Leon McCloone, Thompson and these boys. They have experience and won a championship a couple of years ago and will be out to make an impact this year.
There is a lot at stake and obviously it’s the biggest game that our club will have played since reaching the Ulster final back in 1989 but we will travel to Enniskillen and try our best and we will give it a good rattle.”