Revenge match for Clonduff
CLONDUFF manager Paul McShane has called for his players to show a level of consistency as the Down league resumes this weekend after the July break.
McShane, who is in charge this year alongside Tony Wilson, witnessed the Yellas start with two wins, but they have only managed two more in the eight games since then.
Clonduff travel to Castlewellan on Monday evening hoping to gain revenge on the team who they lost their first league match to this season.
“We started off with wins against Longstone and Burren, but then Castlewellan took us back down to earth in the third game,” McShane said.
“Our boys’ heads were maybe in the clouds, but not after that. I’ve seen Castlewellan when I was with Loughinisland for two years and they are a great young team that will be around for a long time.
“When we played them in Hilltown we kicked some very bad wides while they were getting scores from every ball they touched, but sometimes games go that way. We just want to get a level of consistency in the second half of the league.”
Despite their dip in form, McShane was heartened by his side’s last performance before the interval – a three-point loss to Mayobridge.
“The second 30 of that match was probably the best football we’ve played all year,” he said. “We got sucker-punched with a goal at the end, but then again, you can’t expect to win any match that you concede four goals in.”
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