St.Patrick’s College vice-captain Cormac O’Doherty has urged his team to prove their greatness by claiming the school’s second MacRory Cup in a row at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh .
The Slaughtneil clubman was a winner of the MacRory and Hogan Cup last year and wants this year’s crop to emulate the school’s last outing and claim the prestigious title.
“This is the school’s third final in a row and we are starting to get used to the pre-match build-up. This year’s team like any other team is full of confidence and we have showed of the last couple of games that we are a good team.
“Hopefully we can progress a little bit more and show that we are a great team next week.
“Hard work,” Cormac replied when asked about his team’s defining feature. “Plenty of people have said that this year’s team are not the most talented, but every player works hard as the next and shows great character.
“In the semi-final against Cavan we had it put up to us but every man put in the hard work and we got across the line in it.
“We are all about massive team work - it is every man, shoulder to shoulder. If one player is struggling another will come over and help him out. It is all about the team.
“Last year we had a 35-man panel and it is no different this term. We know that if one man gets injured we can count on any player to come on and do the job.
“At the end of the day it is like any other game and you have to prove on the day that you are worthy of the favourites tag and I think we can do that.”