Roscommon final spot a dream for O’Donnell

28 August 2006
Roscommon minor manager Fergal O’Donnell is delighted his side are in the All-Ireland final but revealed they won’t be getting carried away with themselves.

The former star midfielder has guided the minors to their first All-Ireland appearance since 1951 after beating Meath by four points.

“We many not be the fanciest of teams but we work hard. That’s what we demand from them. We’re delighted but lads can’t get carried away. We’re only into a final, again we’ll probably be underdogs, but we’ll be going hell for leather as well.”

O’Donnell says he never gave the thought of an All-Ireland appearance much time.

“It’s not something you could have dreamed of at the start of the year. The odd time you might be cutting the lawn or something daft at home and you’d say ’I wonder’,” says O’Donnell.

“It was back maybe around February, I remember having that daft notion but you wipe it out of your head. But I remember this week again I wondered would it ever happen and it’s great to be there,” he admitted.