‘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.”

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