"It's a great occasion for the Monaghan supporters"

August 09, 2018

Monaghan minor manager Seamus McEnaney

Monaghan minor boss Seamus McEnaney believes his side can rise to the occasion and dethrone Kerry of their All-Ireland crown this Sunday.

McEnaney's side clash with the five-in-a-row chasing Kingdom at 1.15pm at Croke Park and it will raise the curtain for the All-Ireland SFC semi-final meeting between Monaghan and Tyrone (3.30pm).

Speaking to The Irish News this week, 'Banty' hopes a huge Farney support at headquarters "can be a big help" towards two Monaghan victories this weekend.

"It's the first time in the history of the GAA that the Monaghan minors and seniors are togging out in Croke Park together and we're delighted to be part of that," said McEnaney.

"It's a great occasion for the Monaghan supporters. There'll be a huge crowd there and I think that will be very beneficial for the minors. The support we have can be a big help, as it has been so far.

"I know for sure in Omagh when the backs were to the wall against Down in extra time, the Monaghan support really rallied behind them and it helped out a lot.

"These boys have those experiences in the bank - playing in Omagh when there were 20,000 people there and up against Donegal when there were 10,000 people breathing down their necks. They're ready for Sunday."

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