Gaels eager for success
ERNE Gaels boss Declan McGloin has accepted that his team’s good start to the season may have led to them to become overconfident, which may be the reason for their recent downturn in form.
The Gaels were promoted last year and immediately set about making their mark on the division, winning their first three matches on the trot.
However, they dropped their first points to Tempo in a game which was decided by the wind. Then injuries knocked the team back and now they find themselves in mid table on eight points, four off the team in dead last, and trailing the league leaders by six.
“I think probably a lack of experience was a factor. They are a young team, and maybe a little bit of complacency crept in. They maybe thought that after winning three it was going to be easy. But nothing is easy in this league,” McGloin said.
They certainly learnt their lesson in that game against Tempo, when the Maguires showed the Gaels how to win a game in the wind.
“They were playing with the wind in the first half and they racked up a big score, and then they sat back in the second half. We had a lot of possession but unfortunately we missed scores,” McGloin said.
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