"We believe we're good enough to get up"

December 30, 2017

Offaly shot-stopper Alan Mulhall. ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Offaly veteran goalkeeper Alan Mulhall says the National League will be a "massive" priority for the Faithful County in 2018.

Stephen Wallace's men begin their new season today (Saturday) when they host Wexford in Tullamore in the O'Byrne Cup and their 35-year-old custodian knows that positive results will be important over the next few weeks as they prepare to mount a promotion push from Division 3 come the end of January.

"It's massive, the league is massive," Mulhall told GAA.ie "There's no-one in Division 3 or 4 because they're not meant to be. You're there because of the standard you're at at the minute. We believe we're good enough to get up and that's what we're focusing on.

"I don't like the talk of consolidating positions or 'we'll stay safe'. Every time I go out to play for Offaly I just want to try to win matches and I want to play at as high a level as possible."

He added: "I wouldn't be doing it if I didn't enjoy it. I'm 35 years of age now and I definitely think I've something to offer and I just enjoy it and love playing with Offaly."

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