WATCH: Newcastle West’s Darren O’Doherty on preparations ahead of clash with “athletic” Claughaun

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19 April 2014; A bag of gaelic footballs. Cadbury GAA Football U21 Championship Semi-Final, Cork v Roscommon, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Picture credit: Piaras î M’dheach / SPORTSFILE

NEWCASTLE West football captain Darren O’Doherty has shared his thoughts ahead of his sides quarter-final clash with Claughaun.

Ahead of Newcastle West’s quarter-final fixture with Claughaun in Mick Neville Park, captain Darren O’Doherty appears to know exactly what kind of team awaits on Sunday.

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“They’re a serious side, they’re athletic and they’re fit and have plenty skill so we’re going to need our A-game to be competitive in that game.”

O’Doherty says his side actually learned a lot in defeat earlier this year as they fell to Monaleen in the League final, falling short of a five-in-a-row.

“That was a huge learning point, we were kind of going into that game with five in a row on our mind in the county league and we lost it, so obviously there’s a lot of learning to do”

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But for the third year in four, Adare are the team to beat acknowledges O’Doherty with Newcastle the last team to beat them, in the 2019 semi-final en route to capturing the title.

“Adare have been a class team the past 4 or 5 years now… they obviously are the standard setters, they’re the team we all want to beat”

Newcastle West face Claughaun in the Limerick SFC quarter-final on Sunday in Mick Neville Park at 1pm.

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