RE­AC­TION TEAM MAN­AGERS GIVE THEIR VIEWS ON THE GAME ‘We thought we had it’: Wynne

Bray People - - Sport -

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’.

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