Can Cockhill Celtic cause a huge senior cup upset?

Donal O'BrienUlster Senior League Champions Cockhill Celtic FC travel to face Drogheda United in the 2nd Round of the FAI Ford Cup at United Park this Friday night.

Cockhill qualified for the FAI Cup proper having reached the last 16 of the Intermediate Cup and Friday night’s tie opens new territory having qualified for the first time in their 40+ year history.

The Inishowen side have played many big games over the last number of years, travelling to places like Galway United, Mervue United & Finn Harps for EA Sports League Cup ties.

Manager Donal O’Brien will hope that they will give a good account off themselves and feels that all the pressure will be on the home side.

O’Brien will be without leading striker Garbhain Friel who is on holidays but is always upbeat with the thinking that it gives somebody else an opportunity.

The Cockhill boss also has a few injury concerns to his panel with Oisin McColgan struggling to even make the bench.

O’Brien is also down a few players due to the boys sitting their Leaving Cert exams but will go to United Park with no fear and will tell his players to go enjoy the occasion and see what the end of the game brings them.