Jindera's Mick Galvin expecting tough hit-out against Osborne

READY TO GO: Jindera's Mick Galvin doesn't expect to spend any time playing on his second cousins on Saturday. Picture: MARK JESSER

READY TO GO: Jindera's Mick Galvin doesn't expect to spend any time playing on his second cousins on Saturday. Picture: MARK JESSER

JINDERA utility Mick Galvin isn’t sure where he will start in Saturday’s Hume league grand final against Osborne.

But he’s almost certain it won’t be against one of his three second cousins – Connor, Declan or Clancy Galvin – at Walbundrie.

“They are a bit quick for me.” Galvin, 21, laughed.

“They are more outside running players and I’ll be either full-back or full-forward.

“I’d say Declan will probably play on a wing, Clancy will take one of our small forwards and Connor is a superstar who will go on the ball and play up forward.

“We only see each other a couple of times a year with them being at Wagga and us being at Jindera.

“It was good the other week at Osborne though when my brother Chris and I played against them all in the final round.”

It’s doubtful the cousins will exchange pleasantries before the grand final on Saturday.

“I don’t think so,” Galvin said.

“We will probably have a good catch-up with them after the game.”

After a delayed pre-season due to cricket commitments with Cricket Albury-Wodonga club Lavington, the 21-year-old was in and out of the senior side until late July when he consolidated his position.

He played at full-forward against Andrew Madden in the Bulldogs’ first final against Osborne before moving to defence to pick up Culcairn dangerman Peter Cook last weekend.

“I’m not sure where I’ll play,” Galvin said.

“Kerry (Bahr) hasn’t told me yet.

“I’m just happy to play wherever the side needs me the most.

“I only really got into the team in the back half of the season and I’m just looking forward to playing my role.”

Osborne has a 2-1 win-loss record over Jindera this season with only nine and seven points separating them in their last two confrontations.

Galvin is expecting another tight tussle.

”We respect them as a team as you don’t have a season like they have unless you are a quality side,” he said.

“They have been one of the best teams in the league for the past 20 years or so and we know it’s going to take a big effort on the day.”

Galvin’s brother, Chris, was best afield with five goals in Jindera’s stunning come-from-behind reserve grade preliminary final win against Brocklesby-Burrumbuttock last weekend.

The Bulldogs take on Henty in the seconds decider.