"It definitely feels like there's something coming" - Egan on Offaly's rise

October 02, 2021

Offaly's Cormac Egan celebrates a score ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Offaly star Cormac Egan feels there is definitely “something coming” for football in the Faithful County.

Egan was part of an Offaly U20 football side which captured coveted All-Ireland success this past summer after defeating Roscommon at Croke Park.

Speaking to Sky Sports GAA, the Tullamore man is excited about what the future holds.

"It definitely feels like there's something coming," he said. "This U20 success has brought a big lift to the county. A lot of people have a bit of hope back, they feel like maybe in a few years' time we can be back competing for Leinster titles, and hopefully All-Irelands.

"That's the main goal. It's going to take time. This isn't an overnight thing. We all know that in the county.

"But people are patient in Offaly. They have waited long enough for this success. They're willing to wait for us to get through.

"They're not expecting big things for us straight away. For us at a young age, you don't expect too much [immediately]."

He added: “Tomás Ó Sé coming in (as senior selector) is a massive addition and maybe if we didn't have that U20 success he mightn't have come in with us. We're just glad to have him, he's going to be a massive addition over the next few years, so if this U20 success can attract some people to Offaly GAA, that's what it's all about and that's how we're going to succeed in the future."

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