Nemo revelling in underdogs' role, says captain

February 26, 2018

Nemo Rangers' Aidan O'Reilly.
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Nemo Rangers captain Aidan O'Reilly admits his team love being written off.

The seven-time All-Ireland champions are getting ready for another trip to Croke Park on St. Patrick's Day after upsetting the odds with an extra-time victory over Slaughtneil on Saturday.

"People were telling us that we weren't going to win our own county final, that we weren't going to win Munster and we weren't going to win any All-Ireland. We're used to it," he told the Irish Daily Star.

"We're written off no matter who we're playing it seems. We're happy going in as underdogs. We know we've a very good squad of players. The average age of the team is quite young as well so I think there's a good future for this team."

The full back was full of praise for Kerry legend Tomas O Se, who rolled back the years with a man of the match performance.

"For a man that's nearly 40 years of age, to be running up and down the pitch like he's 18 years of age again is phenomenal. He's got himself into fantastic shape," he added.

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