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Colin Kelly: 'Mickey Harte has brought a great energy towards Louth Football'

By Paul Shaughnessy

Former Louth senior football manager Colin Kelly is now serving as the Louth academy squad co-ordinator and he believes there is a great buzz around Louth football at the minute.

''There is some great work being done in Louth football at county board level and huge credit must go to the county board for going after Mickey Harte and Gavin Devlin''.

''The Former Tyrone manager and coach have brought a great energy towards the Wee County and there seems to be a great energy and a range of scoring in the team''.

Louth have gained promotion into Division three after recovering from an opening day defeat at the hands of Antrim with victories over Leitrim, Sligo and Carlow. Mickey Harte's side have registered 7-68 in their four games in the national league which should give them huge confidence heading into championship.

The former Louth boss has been impressed by the form of Sam Mulroy but he also believes he has been ably assisted by Ciaran Byrne, Ciaran Downey and Liam Jackson.

Louth face Offaly this Sunday the 27th of June in the opening round of the Leinster Senior Football Championship at 13:30 in Pairc Tailteann. ''If both sides can reproduce their league form in this game I expect it to be a tight affair and for it to go right down to the wire''.

One characteristic of this Louth team that has impressed Kelly has been the skillset of the Louth players he believes 'that Louth have the perfect game plan where they attack in numbers and work hard as a unit'.

Overall for Louth heading into this game the Louth academy co-ordinator hopes that ''they can reproduce their league form which should have them right in this game going into the final stages''.

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