Cunningham happy to finish season on a high

August 05, 2019

Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

While there was little at stake for either team, Anthony Cunningham was nevertheless pleased to see his Roscommon side end their season with a win against Cork.

Following losses to Tyrone and Dublin, the Connacht champions secured their first-ever Super 8s victory before a crowd of just over 2,300 in the Pairc Ui Rinn rain.

"This was our first Super 8s win so it is significant in that sense," the Roscommon manager noted in the Irish Independent.

"We are disappointed, obviously, that it wasn't a match that put us through to an All-Ireland semi-final. We have to take the harsh lessons of the Tyrone defeat. The panel and players will take that on board.

"Today was significant because questions were asked in the last few weeks, questions such as, have we moved on? For us, unbeaten in the Connacht Championship, a very good performance against Tyrone, albeit a bit unlucky, today we wanted to back those performances up. In very tough conditions away from home, to come out of it with a win, we are very happy."

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