Carey says Division two top duo can be caught
ST PATRICK’S Donagh and Enniskillen Harps have got off to the best start this season, but they can still be caught according to one Division two manager.
Aughadrumsee’s Ciaran Carey believes that any one of the rest of the eight teams in the division could surprise the big two, who were relegated out of division one last season.
That’s despite the fact that Carey’s team, who he jointly manages alongside his brother James and Philip Courtney, were beaten by Enniskillen last day out.
“The two relegated teams have started very well. Enniskillen and St Pat’s would be a number of people’s favourites,” he said.
“But to be fair this is a fairly competitive league. Any team is capable of competing with the top two. They may think that they are going to get it all their own way, but any team could come out of the pack and challenge.”
Carey did not want to paint his team as the side to do so, but the message is that they could be. Last day out they beat Brookeboro, 4-9 to 0-8, and that was after a crushing defeat to Enniskillen, 0-9 to 1-7.
They have won three of their five games so far, but Carey is still not happy.
“I remember coaching a certain team who said to me that I am never happy,” he said. “We have three wins and two defeats, but we left the Enniskillen game behind us. We were caught by a penalty in injury time. A needless penalty that we shouldn’t have given away.”
Carey believes the result against Brookeboro will prove an important one.
“The team was a bit deflated after that result against Enniskillen. We played Brookeboro in the midweek game just a few days after which was good because they were able to get back out quickly and get that game out of their system.”
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