Killeavy's good start to season continues
KILLEAVY boss Gary Thornton admits that his side’s start to their league campaign has exceeded their expectations.
The St Monnina’s club were promoted to the senior ranks at the end of last season, and currently find themselves sitting in fifth place on the division one league ladder, five points behind leaders Maghery. Given how results have panned out for them, it’s no wonder that the boss is content with the start his side have made.
“It’s been a steady start in a league which we weren’t really supposed to be in if we’re honest. We’re punching above our weight. We have a lot of young players, we’re missing players through injury and suspension, and we’re hoping that we can just keep it going.”
Killeavy and bottom-placed Wolfe Tones are the only two teams in the top flight who will not contest the senior championship come summer time. Of course going up against the best sides in the county is ideal preparation for a perceived easier Intermediate championship run, but Thornton reveals it is also making his side all the more determined to succeed at the lower grade and take their place in the senior ranks proper.
“We’ve competed well in every match, the Granemore game the only one which we were really disappointed with. We were very unlucky last weekend against Granemore, and we were very unlucky in our match against Clann na Gael when they came back and drew.”
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