If Enda Williams has brought anything to the Leitrim set-up since his arrival in late March, it is a brutal honesty and a refusal to settle for anything less than the best.
So it is no surprise that the former Longford star was concise in his assessment – “The difference is class, it is as simple as that. It is a simple thing, they are playing Division One football, we’re playing division four football.
“It is hard to put into words, especially at this early stage so close to the end of the game. It is hard to take when you look at the score-board and see 4-20 to ten points. We lapsed concentration for ten minutes, two goals, game over.
“You look up the score-board, you’re losing by ten or 15 points and the next thing they bring on Conor Mortimer, Ronan McGarrity and you’re sort of saying what you at here!
“The simple fact is, you can’t dress it up, they are just superior to us. We have to try and take whatever positives there are out of it and try and move on for the qualifiers. We have 14 days to dust ourselves down and see how we get on.”
If Enda pulled no punches in assessment of the match, neither will he wallow in any feelings of pity – “It is always hard but I know one thing is this world of sport, you get nowhere feeling sorry for yourself. We’ve to go back to the drawing board, look hard and push on again for the qualifiers.”