BURT MANAGER Tom Hennessy has dismissed suggestions that the Hibernian Park men are a spent force in Donegal hurling.
Burt’s bid for a sixth Donegal SHC title in a row was ended by Sean MacCumhaills in yesterday’s final at O’Donnell Park.
Picture caption: Burt’s Joe Boyle in action against Sean MacCumhaills in yesterday’s Donegal SHC final. Picture by Chris Doherty
Goals late in either half by Conor Harkin and Ronan McDermott had Burt within touching distance, but Hennessy says that the Twin Towns side were the worthy winners.
“We only hurled in spasms,” Hennessy told Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”38″]
“We said to them to relax and trust their hurling and trust themselves.
“We started to do the opposite. We had six or seven chances to tap over points and we didn’t take them. MacCumhaills took their chances, fair play to them and they deserve it.
“We have no complaints. MacCumhaills were the best team on the day. We pulled it back a couple of times, but we made wrong decisions and bad times and we just have to accept that it wasn’t our day.”[adrotate group=”37″]
Hennessy, who is also the Donegal Under-21 manager, is a former Limerick senior player and he has full faith in Burt bouncing back.
He insisted: “We’ll be back next year. A lot of people might say Burt are this and over the hill, but Burt are far from finished. Burt will be a factor in next year’s Championship.”[adrotate group=”46″]
Listen to the full interview below …