“The mountain we left ourselves was atrociously high” was the accurate summing up of last Sunday’s loss to London by Robbie Lowe.
The St. Mary’s man didn’t hold back in his analysis - “It was a terrible position we put ourselves in, we didn’t turn up at all. We were 14 points down, fair play to London but some of the scores they were getting, they were kicking from the 45 and nobody was putting them under any pressure.
“We were all over the place, we were at sea for the first half. There are no excuses for that, this is inter-county football and you get punished for that no matter who you are playing. The second half, we knew we just had to get a point to get up and moving and we showed that we got plenty of character, pride in our jersey.
“Leitrim is a proud county, we’re not going to back down from a fight, we showed that in the second half, we’re prepared to put in the hard graft but unfortunately, the mountain we left ourselves was atrociously high.The goal spurred things on a bit, we were probably dying off a bit but unfortunately, we just couldn’t nail it at the end.”