St Michael's focus is Championship
ST MICHAEL’S have enjoyed a stellar start following their return to division one, but manager Eddie Harkin says the team are focused on a return to the Championship final.
Last year, the joy of earning promotion was tempered slightly when St Michael’s missed out on their first ever senior championship title when they lost to Glenswilly by a point, 1-8 to 0-9.
“Our main priority this year is getting back to the final. We feel if we get back there we will make better go of it. Last year the occasion got to us. We got a bad start and then [Michael] Murphy got that goal. We regard that as a learning process,” said Harkin.
Perhaps the hunger to succeed in the championship is the reason why the team have enjoyed such a positive start in their league campaign.
St Michael’s have won three of their five matches, drew one and lost one.
They began with a draw with Naomh Conaill, followed by a loss to Kilcar, but they are on a three-game winning streak with victories over St Eunan’s, Dungloe and Four Masters.
“We are quite happy with the way we have stepped up from the second division,” Harkin said.
“We have got off to a good start. We drew with Glenties, but they were missing a few players and so were we. But we put three good wins together.”
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