UCC Demons Head Coach Colin O Reilly

“What better way to start the New Year than with a derby game. Both teams come into the contest off the back of single possession defeats but a tough game will be expected. For us it’s a return to the Mardyke after 2 full months which will take some adjusting to for us. As a group we are still trying to find a consistency of play throughout the whole roster for the full 40 minutes. Our defense has been solid throughout the season holding teams below 80 however we have struggled to find the fire power offensively.
Slight increases in percentages across the board through better movement and execution should see us score a handful more points¬†in games which will take some of the pressure away from our defense. For the derby we have to play to our strengths. They can sometimes take on a life of their own and it’s important we play the game rather than occasion. Hopefully the game will draw a large crowd as we head into the second half of the season”

Happy New Year