Sinead speechless after loss

Anyone who has had to talk to the press after losing a game will readily appreciate Sinead Fowley’s frustration in Cashel last Saturday as the Leitrim captain said “I don’t know what I’m going to say.”

Anyone who has had to talk to the press after losing a game will readily appreciate Sinead Fowley’s frustration in Cashel last Saturday as the Leitrim captain said “I don’t know what I’m going to say.”

By John Connolly

If the Dromahair player was worried about her ability to put her disappointment into words, it soon evaporated as Sinead said “Games take on a life of their own, we could have won it with that last kick of the game, we didn’t, we had to face into extra-time.

“Cavan just drove on, they were lucky, they got a few scores and we just couldn’t catch them.”

Sinead was quick to praise the work-rate and dedication shown by her Leitrim team-mates and had particular praise for the young players on the team – “That is what we’re all about, our work-rate, every single person from one to 15 was incredible and we said before the game, let’s not have any regrets.

“Losing is horrible but we have no regrets. It is horrible to be in the losing dressing room and everyone is gutted but we’ve come a long way this year, we’re in transition.

“It is the first year this team has played as a team. These games define you and we’ll look back on this game next year, it will drive us on and spur us to reach another All-Ireland.”

To read the full story see this week’s Leitrim Observer.