Tomás Ó Sé looks ahead to Saturday's Allianz Football League Division 3 final at Croke Park as Derry take on Offaly in what will be the only league final played this year.
It’s brilliant to have a final back in Croke Park again; the only downside is tickets – it's easier to get a ticket to the All-Ireland final than it is for this match.
Offaly are back up to Division 2 and there is a lot of excitement there, it's 16 seasons since they have been up there.
John Maughan has done really well with them. There is an enthusiasm and organisation up there that you can really admire.
We all saw what it meant to them last week and again there is an example of the league system and that it works. It works for all teams, not only the strong, everyone has a chance.
Offaly deserve to be up, they beat Wicklow, Limerick, Tipperary and Fermanagh and last week was a huge week for them.
You wouldn’t have predicted that at the start of the year. Bernard Allen and Cian Farrell are brilliant scorers, and their bench is strong.
But Derry will be a tough test for them.
Rory Gallagher has taken his fair share of criticism for his style of football like Donegal and Fermanagh and how defensive it was.
But here, he has a good balance. Derry play an exciting brand of football. Defensive yes, but they are energetic, hard-working and they are organised.
Shane McGuigan is an absolute class act, I love watching him. Niall Loughlin, Conor Glass, Gareth McKinless, Benny Heron, they’re actually brilliant footballers.
I’m going to go with a Derry win and say well done to both teams for wanting to play the final and for going after it and playing it.
Tomás Ó Sé was speaking on RTE Radio 1's Morning Ireland on Friday
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