Listen: Noel Ward hails Coláiste na Carraige spirit after Markey loss

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Noel Ward watched his Coláiste na Carraige side make a good fist of climbing a mountain yesterday – but they fell just short of toppling St Columb’s College.

A spirited Coláiste na Carraige – who fell 1-4 to no score behind after just nine minutes – rallied in the second half to briefly take the lead before losing 1-16 to 3-7.

“We had a mountain to climb,” Ward told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.

“We gave away 1-2 from bad passes and we created the mountain.”

Pauric Love’s goal brought Coláiste na Carraige back from the brink, while Ryan McShane and Eoin Cormack goaled to raise the hopes even further, only for St Columb’s to close out well.

Ward said: “We had a superb second half and got a bit of light at the end of the tunnel. We just couldn’t win primary possession in the middle of the field.”

Listen to the full interview below …

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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