Preview: Ulster University and UCD set for Sigerson Cup showdown
Barry Dillon says he has no regrets about his squad selection as Ulster University chase a breakthrough Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup win.
The Ulster outfit - previously known as UUJ - will push for a first championship success in 16 years when they play UCD in the decider at the MTU Kerry campus on Wednesday.
They've got star talent in the shape of Tyrone's Canavan brothers, Darragh and Ruairi, Conor Cush and Niall Loughlin.
But if the circumstances had been just a little different, they'd have Derry superstar Conor Glass and reigning Young Footballer of the Year Ethan Doherty too.
The duo powered Glen to All-Ireland club glory in January before immediately returning to inter-county duty with Derry.
Ulster University manager Dillon felt it wouldn't have been fair to recall them for the concluding stages of the competition.
"They were very keen to get involved, they were happy to play, it's just the timing of it," said Dillon of the club, college and county conundrum.
"We were talking to them before they even finished the Derry club championship, they were in with us before that. They were in with us during the Ulster championship then and they won that.
"Then they went on to the All-Ireland club semi-final and final and fair play to them they won it. They went down then to play in the National League in Kerry, they were kind of running on empty a bit.
"So they missed out on our quarter-final and then it was too late really, it was too late to start bringing boys in for just a final, I just wouldn't do it for any team. It's not the way to do it. Conor is actually away on holidays at the minute, they're away on holidays and they're taking time out, the Glen boys, and much deserved."
Dillon is content that he still has an