‘You’d have to question Wicklow’
AFTER the match, Leitrim manager Brendan Guickian was understandably happy with his side’s performance but he also said that people would have to question the Wicklow performance on the day.
“We’re just happy with the result. Aughrim is a tough place to come to and a tough place to get a result. We’ve targeted this game since we’ve come together, the first game of the League, the first game as a new management and the first game as a new panel.
“I thought our work rate was good. The lads were patient. Obviously the score line, you’d have to be happy with our score. But in saying that you’d have to question Wicklow today.”
Certainly some of the Leitrim supporters and media members were hopeful for the future as the team consisted of League debutants against Wicklow.
“There were opportunities there for the panel and the players today made the most of the opportunity they had today.
“That’s not to say there won’t be new guys involved the next day. It’s very much about the panel, we’ve brought in a lot of the U21s to the panel but in saying that we have a lot of experience and a good blend.”
Finally, a word on two of the better performers on the day, Ryan O’Rourke who finished with 1-04 and substitute Damien Moran who kicked three points in his twenty five minutes on the pitch.
“Ryan performed his role very well, he’s a very skilful, hardworking footballer. Damien was probably unlucky not to start but when he came in he did a very good job.”