O'Donnell on guard over Royal ambush

February 28, 2020

Galway's Gary O'Donnell beats Alan Forde to the ball during the NFL Division 2 game at Pairc Tailteann

Galway defender Gary O’Donnell has insisted that they will not be taking Meath for granted in Sunday’s FL1 clash at Pairc Tailteann.

The high flying Tribesmen, who inflicted a 19-point defeat on Tyrone last Sunday, take on a Meath side, who have yet to pick up a point in the campaign.

Galway are strong favourites to continue their good form this weekend, but O’Donnell has been around long enough to stress to the Connacht Tribune that they would be foolish not to give Meath the respect they deserve.

“Any time we played Meath, to be fair to them I know results haven’t been going well for them, but it’s been tit for tat with a point or two between us in any of the games,” said O’Donnell.

“We played them in Division 2 for a number of years. They’re going to be fighting for their lives up there. We know that. We’ve a target on our back I suppose after the first three or four games now as well, so we need to respond to that now.

“It’s great the management are setting us challenges and a lot of lads are putting their hands up for selection as well too. So far, so good but everyone is keeping their feet firmly on the ground.”

Staying in this weekend? Keep up with the latest Allianz Football and Hurling League action on the hoganstand.com live match tracker.

Most Read Stories