REACTION TEAM MANAGERS GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE GAME ‘We thought we had it’: Wynne
KILTEGAN KILTEGAN manager Gavin Wynne admitted that they were disappointed they did not put St. Patrick’s away in last Sunday’s final when they had the chances to do so.
But as they look forward to next Sunday’s replay, he defiantly declared: ‘We are still there with another shout and will give it another rattle’.
Gavin, who played at full-back for Kiltegan two years ago when beaten by St. Patrick’s by 1-10 to 0-10, felt that last Sunday’s game was a great game of football between the teams.
‘We thought we had it but you can never underestimate Pats. They are a great football side and they came back at us.
‘Anytime we went a few points up they kept rattling into us. Yea we played some good football but Past played some great football too. We are still there; we are still in a county final. We will take it up again.’
Agreeing there was good pace to the game, he added: ‘If there is no pace to a county final, there is no hope for the county at all’.
‘Yes it is disappointing not to have won it. We were three or four points up at one stage. We should have pushed on but we didn’t.
‘But when you are playing a team like Pats you are up against players of the calibre of Dara O’Sullivan, Paul Earls and Paudge McWalter; they all had superb games and pulled it out of the fire for Pats’.
In 2006 Gavin Wynne played on St. Pat’s full-forward and dangerman Paul Earls. Asked if their strategy on Sunday was built around curbing Earls, he said: ‘Paul is a good footballer and you can never underestimate what he can do. We felt we had to shore up the backs because St. Patrick’s get men behind the ball, leaving openings up the field. We felt we had to fill the hole. We are there with another shout and we will give it another rattle’.