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Áine O'Sullivan back West Cork in county final

October 5th, 2018 1:58 PM

By Ger McCarthy

Aine Terry O'Sullivan is a key player for West Cork.

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WEST Cork forward Áine Terry O’Sullivan has backed her team to overcome their biggest test this Saturday.

The divisional side contests its first county senior final and will look to dethrone Mourneabbey. West Cork are coming off the back of a semi-final win against Éire Óg where O’Sullivan scored 1-6.

‘I think there is a lot more in us,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘We know we will have to perform a lot better if we are going to beat Mourneabbey. We know the calibre of players that they have so it’s going to be an absolutely massive test for West Cork.’

This is the Cork forward’s second year on the West Cork panel and she has become a key point of attack. But she also wouldn’t get the chance to play in a senior county final if this West Cork team wasn’t created three years ago.

‘Mourneabbey is a test we are looking forward to because the majority of this panel would otherwise never have had an opportunity to play in a senior county final,’ O’Sullivan said.

‘From our perspective down in Beara, it is to do with our rural location and lack of numbers over the years that we have struggled in the past. That is why we are so thankful to get the opportunity to represent West Cork and it will be fantastic to line out in the county final.

‘When you have girls representing junior clubs, reaching a county final will be a huge boost to those areas. Thankfully, there are big numbers now playing ladies GAA underage in Beara who might want to represent West Cork when they are older. 

‘Ladies football has come on leaps and bounds in the West Cork region over the last few years, which is great. We have a very good team right now and long may it continue in the coming years. Hopefully we can give a good performance in the county final and get the win.’

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