‘Kick of a ball in it’

The Sligo Champion - - SPORT - By EMMA GAL­LAGHER

GERRY Mon­aghan, one of the man­agers of the Sligo Masters along with Neil Carew and Reg­gie McNulty, said there was very lit­tle be­tween the sides in Satur­day’s de­cider.

It was Mayo’s goal which was the de­cid­ing fac­tor be­tween the teams on the day.

He added: “There was a bril­liant crowd there to sup­port the lads and it re­ally was a tight game, with only a kick of a ball in it re­ally.

“Be­fore the game started there it was a toss whether to play it in Bal­ly­mote or Swin­ford and I want to thank Bal­ly­mote for host­ing the match.

“I wouldn’t have minded play­ing the game in Mayo as I don’t think the smaller pitch suited us.

“The goal was the de­cid­ing fac­tor and al­though we lost it was a great achieve­ment to get to the fi­nal. There was a bril­liant crowd there and I think it was a great game of foot­ball. Un­for­tu­nately, we fell a wee bit short on the day, there was only a kick of a foot­ball in it,” he added.

Gerry said that the fu­ture for Sligo masters is bright. “We have a lot of younger lads in their 40s com­ing through,” he laughed. “We’re pleased with get­ting to the fi­nal, we would have pre­ferred of course to get over the line but they’re a great bunch of fel­las and should have a bright fu­ture,” he added.

Paul Dur­can with his son, Zac.

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