Glavin: I thought it was gone

December 18, 2017

Moorefield's Kevin Murnaghan celebrates with manager Ross Glavin.
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Ross Glavin praised Moorefield's never-say-die attitude after they produced an unbelievable late comeback to edge out St. Loman's in the Leinster club SFC final. 

The Kildare champions trailed by six points with a minute or normal time remaining, but dug deep to score an unanswered 1-4 in the closing stages to pull off a dramatic win.

"I'm beaming with pride with the spirit that group of players has shown today," the delighted Moorefield manager told RTÉ.

"The game did look dead and buried but the belief within the group, they never stopped trying at all. At different stages this year, we've shown a great resilience within the group and it was to the fore again today.

"Go back to the county final this year (against Celbridge): after 20 minutes we'd missed a penalty and our captain had got a red card. Our vice-captain got a red card and we were playing quality opposition, but we still managed to control the game.

"They can win regardless of what circumstances they're presented with."

Glavin admitted that he thought the game was beyond Moorefield before Ronan Sweeney's 61st minute goal sparked their late revival.

"St Loman's had a great second half. They made a couple of changes at half-time and for 25 minutes, they were completely dominant," he added.

"Did I think it was gone? Probably yes. But momentum is huge in sport and when we got that goal the momentum swung. It's hard to put into words but it feels like we've been here before this year. But that was pretty remarkable."

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