KILLYBEGS SELECTOR Manus Boyle felt his management team ‘could ask no more’ of their side in their SFC reversal against St Eunan’s.
The attitude shown by the home side in Fintra could never have been questioned but with St Eunan’s operating at a higher level week-in and week-out had too much for Killybegs in a 2-14 to 1-6 win.[adrotate group=”82″]
Killybegs have been breeding a host of young players to compensate for their perennial losses and Boyle felt they acquitted themselves reasonably well.
“We’ve lost nine players since the Division 2 play-off last November,” Boyle said afterwards. “A lot of talented lads are away. The number is up on 20 since 2010.”
Conall Dunne and Conor Morrison scored a goal in each half for the visitors, who are managed by David McGinley, to send them top of Group B of the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure SFC.[adrotate group=”74″]
“St Eunan’s are used to playing at this level and Division 2 doesn’t have the same level of intensity, football or footballer,” Boyle added. “They were very up for it. The football starts now for them. They’re more interested in championship. Without getting out of third gear they were a class apart.
“We could ask no more of them. We had a lot of lads coming into championship football. We made two mistakes for their two goals. Both times we didn’t grab the ball first time. Against a Division 1 team you’re going to get punished.”
Boyle spoke to Alan Foley in Fintra. Listen to the interview in full below …