Tougher tests await, warns McErlain

July 17, 2017

Derry's Padraig McGrogan lifts the Ulster MFC trophy.
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Damian McErlain was already looking forward to Derry's All-Ireland quarter-final against Sligo after they won the last-ever Ulster MFC final in fine style yesterday.

Speaking to the Irish News after the 2-22 to 1-12 victory over Cavan, the Derry manager noted: "The quality goes up, so that's the way it will have to be with ourselves.

"We want to be competitive there for sure. We go on now and we play Sligo next, a team we actually played twice already this year actually. But these boys are a fairly mature group, they're ambitious and we have got to reset now and go at it. The standard goes up now."

McErlain was delighted with yesterday's performance: "It's a great achievement, the lads are really happy about it, the boys delivered on the day, took their scores.

"There was a couple of goals we wouldn't be happy about, but the work ethic was great, we took some tremendous points there."

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