lows here might never again play with each other. Intermediate is a funny kind of a grade, you could have a completely different team next year, so this is special for the boys to be all here together.”
Kilgarvan selector John Foley concurred with the assessment that the first half goals ultimately decided the issue. It was a learning experience for a lot of his young players, and, for the Club, who are going in the right direction, with the work being undertaken at under age.
“They did, (the first half goals), there was a few breaking balls inside, and, we weren’t alert enough, they got on to the breaks, and scored those three early goals, and that was the difference. We were fighting an uphill battle, there was a very strong wind in the first half as well, to be fair. In the second half we did well, but it was too much of a lead to fight back, it was too much of an ask really.
“Now, a lot of our lads are young, hopefully they will learn from the experience and come back again. Having said that, Ardfert had a panel of thirty-four players in an Intermediate team, and they are a super team to be fair to them, so we were always going to be under pressure. We had three or four injuries going into the game and I think the day caught up with us big time, to be fair. Our underage is very good at the moment, and hopefully over the next few years we will get stronger every year, and that’s our primary aim, to build on this, to be back again, and hopefully take it from there.”