It may be four-in-a-row for Glencar/Manorhamilton and a third Fenagh Cup for their manager but Glenn Young termed last Sunday’s victory over St. Mary’s Kiltoghert as “By far the sweetest one.”
By John Connolly
Asked for a reaction to his own personal three-in-a-row after he took over from Dessie McNulty in 2009, Glenn paused before saying “By far the sweetest one. Everything, the elements, were probably against us at halftime. We played well enough in the first half, we didn’t take our scores and we took bad options.
“But in the second half, man, everybody just put their shoulder to the wheel, pushing in the same direction, never left a man isolated, we always had one players, two players there supporting. In the end, it was probably comfortable but what a performance.
“I think the fitness levels have been tremendous. Lads have worked awfully hard and as I said to you, after the Bornacoola game, that was the best lesson we ever had and they learned from it.
“Other teams could have gone into a shell and said, ah, we’ve enough, we have three but no, they worked twice as hard.”
St. Mary’s looked to have weathered a severe storm in the first half as they only trailed by three points with a gale at their backs in the second half but Glencar/Manor were ready for a massive second half performance according to Glenn.
“We talked about it at halftime, we said Carrick could get the first five scores of the second half, we could be two points down but we have to keep playing, keep playing to the system, keep working it in to the forwards and taking the opportunities when they arose.
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