McGleenan making a good first impression

Christmas may not yet be over but already in the County of Cavan attention is turning towards the Allianz Football league, and a campaign back in the top flight for the Breffni County.

Ahead of the league getting under way in February, Gearoid McKiernan says he’s hopeful that Mattie McGleenan’s philosophy will suit Cavan as they prepare for those challenges for the season ahead.

Mattie McGleenan succeeded Terry Hyland as the Breffni County’s new boss in October of this year and McKiernan, who will miss out on the early rounds of the league due to a knee injury feels that the new manager has made a positive impact on the squad since taking over the reins.

Mattie is very enthusiastic and the players are very happy with him,” the Swanlinbar clubman told The Irish News. “I asked a few Scotstown boys about him and you can see why they speak so highly of him.

Hopefully Mattie’s philosophy will suit us well. We’re in Division One and we know it’s going to be a big step up for us.

Just talking with him, though, he seems to be mad keen on playing football and wanting to play it a certain way, and hopefully that style of football will suit us well. Time will tell buy hopefully it will.

We know you’ve obviously to ‘mind the house’ as well – you can’t be too gungho – you have to keep the score down at the other end too. But we’re hoping to play good football and come out on top.”