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McGoldrick keen to drive Eoghan Rua to yet more trophy success

 

John Campbell

By John Campbell

Sean Leo McGoldrick perhaps best embodies the spirit that has taken Eoghan Rua, Coleraine to their second Derry Senior Football Championship title in eight years.

Very much unsung in the past, the Coleraine outfit have surged to the fore in recent years but now they have their focus on the Ulster Club Championship in which they will meet newly-crowned Cavan champions Castlerahan on Sunday.

McGoldrick, who is one of five brothers in the side, landed the closing score in the team's 1-12 to 0-12 county final victory over Lavey just 24 hours after the birth of his second child.

Having rendered a decade of outstanding service to the Oak Leafs without quite having the honours to show for it, McGoldrick has stepped away from the inter-county arena to focus strongly on striving to bring provincial success to the Eoghan Rua club.

"We are strongly focused on the Ulster Club Championship and we will be giving it our best shot," insisted McGoldrick.

Now aged 31, he remains the fulcrum of the side from centre-half-forward from where he deploys his experience, craft and industry.

His creativity, vision and selfless distribution mark him down as a significant force within the side, a player who could pose big problems for Castlerahan this Sunday.

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