‘Kick of a ball in it’
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.