Having suffered a heavy defeat to the same opposition in last year’s All-Ireland SFC qualifiers, Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher was delighted to see his side get a win over Kildare.
The sides met at Brewster Park and on this occasion, the home side ground out the win and in doing so, not only kept them unbeaten in the NFL 2 campaign, but gave them a degree of revenge for that qualifier defeat.
Gallagher admitted to the Fermanagh Herald that the qualifier defeat in Navan last year was still fresh in their minds going into last Saturday’s game.
“These guys were carrying a lot of hurt about the way they performed in Navan. We didn’t cover ourselves in glory that day and we just wanted to compete,” said Gallagher.
“They are a formidable force, they’re a great team with a lot of quality. We’re second favourites for nearly every game we play, but that doesn’t bother us at all.
“We just want to work hard and enjoy our game and I think you saw at the weekend, the boys took enjoyment out of it.”Tweet