MATT GALLAGHER was proud of his Naomh Bríd players as they pushed St Naul’s all the way in Saturday’s Intermediate Championship semi-final.
The Ballintra men, who played the closing stages with 14 men, were pipped by a point at Fintra.
Gallagher believes that his team will take great heart from their endeavours in 2019.
“I’m very proud of the lads,” the 1992 All-Ireland winner told Ocean FM’s Paddy McGill.
“We gave it a great battle, especially when we went down to 14 men. I thought we were going to pull it out of the fire.
“It was a positive year, no doubt. That’s a great credit to the players and the club officers.
“We have a good tight club. We’re fielding two teams as best we can.We have a fine group of players and I hope that we can kick on from here and maybe next year we can get promotion.
Naomh Brid had Tomás Gallagher sent off in the second half and Gallagher felt it was a harsh decision.
He said: “I didn’t see there was much contact and I thought the ref’ was every pernickety and fussy on a very difficult pitch. It was a really, really difficult pitch.
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