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30 Nov 2021

Brennan pays tribute to exiles after defeat

Leitrim v Waterford Easter Sundayjames.molloy.oifigeach@gaa.ie
Leaving the pitch Paul Brennan didn’t want to talk until he had gathered his thoughts but later attempted to express his and his team mates frustrations and also complimented London.

Leaving the pitch Paul Brennan didn’t want to talk until he had gathered his thoughts but later attempted to express his and his team mates frustrations and also complimented London.

“I think we left ourselves too much to do after the first half,” was the frank assessment from Paul who was quick to pay tribute to the exiles who secured their place in the Connacht final for the first time.

“We let London get away too far but as far as I’m concerned they’re as good as any team here. They are battling, hard fighting and they wanted to win every bit as much as we did and fair play to them. London are far from there to make up the numbers,” the Melvin Gaels man stressed.

“We played some division 1 and 2 teams in challenge games in the build up to this game and they were nowhere near as tough as the last two games. They didn’t just do it once, they did it in the last two games.”

Trailing by 14 points at half time the game seemed to be over but Paul insisted there was still belief they could win.

“We knew there was a strong breeze but if you don’t believe you can go out and do it you may as well stay in the dressing room. You have to have that belief that you can claw back the scores.”

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