Devenney keen for St Eunan's to "step to the next stage"

November 19, 2021

St Eunans' Sean McVeigh, Caolan Ward and Shaun Patton celebrate the full time whistle ©INPHO/Evan Logan

Former Donegal star Brendan Devenney hopes that St Eunan’s will not take a defensive approach when they take on Derry counterparts Glen in this Sunday’s Ulster club SFC opener.

Rory Kavanagh’s side won their club’s first Donegal SFC crown in seven years last Sunday week with an impressive 1-11 to 0-4 victory over Naomh Conaill.

Speaking to BBC Sport NI, Devenney hopes his native club can mount a run in Ulster now that the pressure of delivering a county title is off.

"It's understandable that they will want to grow into the game and won't want to concede any goals early on," he said.

"You can play counter-attack but you have got to play it with a bit of dynamism and creativity and allow players not just to hand pass the ball back five yards.

"Eunan's had a brilliant Donegal final win and have loads of talent in their team. Now that the pressure of winning that championship again has gone, it's up to them to step to the next stage.

"They are at home and they have got to go and try and beat Glen. They can't go and sit and wait and try and eek them out because Glen are full of running and energy."

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