Maher says Borris are in 'bonus territory'

November 22, 2019

Borris-Ileigh's Sean McCormack, goalkeeper James McCormack, Brendan Maher and Liam Ryan defend their goal. ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Brendan Maher reckons Borris-Ileigh have nothing to lose in Sunday's Munster club SHC final against holders Ballygunner at Pairc Ui Rinn.

The north Tipperary outfit ended a 33-year-wait for county SHC honours last month before going on to beat Cork representatives Glen Rovers in the provincial semi-final.

“We’re huge underdogs and rightly so — Ballygunner have been an unbelievable team over the past number of years, totally dominant in Waterford and this is their third final," the Tipp All-Ireland winner told the Irish Sun.

“I won’t say it’s a win-win, we’re going to give it everything but if it doesn’t go our way it will still be a successful year so we’re in bonus territory.”

He added: "We have a young team, they have experience and young lads coming in. Still, the nature of us and the competitiveness in us all, we’re not going down there to make up numbers or we’re not going down there thinking we can’t win.

"We’re going down there to win and that’s the mindset we have.”

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