Brendan Walsh hopes that Glenswilly have found their old knack of pulling the embers from the fire.
The Glenmen face Four Masters in a quarter-final tonight in Ballybofey (throw-in 8.30pm) and the eyes of the rest have begun to turn their way again.
These are the weeks where Glenswilly can be at their most dangerous.
“We want to be still in the hat on Sunday evening,” says Walsh, adding tellingly: “We don’t care how we do that.”
Glenswilly defeated Bundoran and Burt on the last two weekends to top their group, having lost at Ardara on the opening day, when Conor Classon’s late goal stunned the visitors.
“Normally we’re the team that can get the few points or the team that gets the late goal,” Walsh says.
“Hopefully we can get that habit again.
“I couldn’t see that goal in Ardara coming.
“Usually if we’re in a game for 40 or 45 minutes, we can find a way to get over the line. They can just seem to get there.
“The players have the pedigree. They’re starting to go well at training. If we get a few weeks together, they have the pedigree when games are coming thick and fast to find enough,”
Glenswilly hope to have Brian Farrelly available following a recent hand injury, though Donnchadh Gallagher is out after surgery on an achilles injury.
Last week against Burt, Glenswilly didn’t start Neil Gallagher (pictured by Geraldine Diver), but had to beckon the former All-Star for the closing stages – just to be sure.
“We’ll assess Neil before the game,” Walsh said. “He’s got trouble with the back and he’s tweaked his hamstring too. He can wake up in the morning and be so bad – he had to pull out of a couple of League games late on because it wasn’t right.
“Neil is massive for us. Everyone talks about Michael (Murphy), but having the two of them on the field – that gives us so much.”
Walsh insists that Glenswilly can’t and won’t underestimate the Donegal Town side.
“People are saying that, on paper, we shouldn’t have a problem and that’s dangerous,” he says.
“They got into a good run. They were dead and buried in the League and they found enough. They got the results to get themselves back up the table again. They’ve had a couple of results in the Championship to get them through, too, and Karl Lacey and Barry Dunnion will always cause problems.
“We can’t be complacent. We just need to get going early and hope that all of our big players perform.”Tags: