McGurk relieved to get first points
KILDRESS boss Johnny McGurk admitted he was relieved to finally register their first win of the league campaign at the eighth attempt.
The Wolfe Tones secured an impressive 0-16 to 1-11 victory at home to Omagh St Enda’s, a late brace of Frank McGurk points ensuring that Kildress secured the points, and the manager hopes that it will prove to be a turning point for his side.
“In the previous six games, we had lost each by a maximum of three points on each occasion. Sometimes you think you’re never going to get there, but credit to the boys because they could see the positives and they knew that if they kept working at it then they would get their rewards.
“The performance was pleasing because Omagh are a good side. So for us to take a win against a big side like Omagh was extremely welcome. But at the end of the day we know that it’s only two points, we’ve seven more to play, and we know we’ll have to pick up a few more.”
This weekend, Kildress travel to Eglish for what is set to be an intense battle against a side who find themselves in a remarkably similar position in the league table. McGurk knows the importance of seizing the momentum gained from last weekend’s success, and turning it into further points for his side.
“We’ll take points no matter where they’re from. But we certainly have to be looking for points against Eglish, and we know that it’s going to be a damn difficult game because they’re thinking exactly the same things we are.”
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