Kinawley chasing league favourites
KINAWLEY are hot on the heels of the two runaway leaders of division two this year, but manager Brian Treacy thinks that his side may not have the quality to catch them.
Enniskillen Gaels, with their swathe of county footballers are at the summit on 15 points, while St Patrick’s, Donagh are a point behind in second. Treacy’s Kinawley follow them up with 12 points.
Yet it hasn’t all been easy for the Brian Boru’s.
“We lost the first two games,” said Treacy. “Then we just knuckled down and we got on with it.”
They lost to St Pat’s Donagh on their first day out. Then they were beaten by a point against Coa. Treacy said that the 2-15 to 0-3 defeat to St Pat’s on the opening day of the season did not cause him too much concern.
However, the one point defeat to Coa was a harsh lesson to learn.
“Maybe it was a bit of hangover after the St Pat’s defeat,” he said.
But now they have been buoyed up by six wins on the trot. Their most recent was a 4-9 to 0-4 hammering of Maguiresbridge. With ten games to go one might expect Treacy to have his team primed to make a go at the league title, but that is not the case.
“We didn’t really set any goals this year. All we wanted to do was bring in some new fellas,” he said, before explaining the challenge that they face in this year’s division two.
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