Glengad boss Shane Byrne believes his side are starting to click at just the right time.

The Inishowen premier division champions were rocked earlier in the season when defeats at the hands of both Aileach and title chasers Greencastle put them on the back foot in their quest to secure their fifth successive  title.

But, since that dark day in October when the Greeks put six past them, they haven’t put a foot wrong, and Sunday’s FAI Junior Cup sixth round victory over Offaly's Birr Town will certainly give them a boost ahead of this weekend’s big clash with Aileach.

Said Byrne: "We’re starting to play really well again, and most importantly we’re scoring plenty of goals without conceding.

“We played very well in difficult conditions, but that didn’t surprise me given the record we have at the Crua. We’ve Aileach here this Sunday and Greencastle have yet to come to us as well, so it’s still all to play for.

“Don’t get me wrong, in terms of the league I’d rather be in Greencastle’s shoes than ours, but we’ve been in this position before where we dropped points and then come back to win the league, and we’re certainly not going to make it easy for them.”

And though the league is the number one priority at the Crua, Byrne says he would love nothing more than to lead his side into the final stages of the FAI Junior Cup this year.

They have been drawn away to Crettyard Utd of Carlow in the last 16, with the tie set to be played early next month.

“We’re the only Donegal team left," he said. "Pike and Newmarket, two big sides, went out on Sunday, and Evergreen, another previous winner, scraped through against Cappry - the side we put five past.

“Unfortunately we didn't get the home draw we would have wanted, but we've dodged the likes of Sheriff and St Michael’s, and in a one-off match, anything can happen."

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