Harps must learn lessons
MONAGHAN Harps manager Mick McCormack says his side risk a short championship summer unless they have taken on board the lessons from the league.
The side will enjoy a two-week break now, but on their return they will face Ballybay on consecutive weekends, firstly in the league as they aim to edge away from the bottom clubs and then the following week in the championship.
“We will go nowhere unless we take on board what has happened, with us losing quite a few games, and learn from it,” he said.
“We are a young team, we don’t have that much experience, and I think that showed in a few tight games when we lost out narrowly.
“We will be training away over the two weeks, it’s not easy to get challenge games, and then we’ll have Ballybay two weeks in a row.”
The break from action comes on the back of three league games in seven days, the side losing to Scotstown by a goal and Latton by two points before beating Currin by five.
“We had Scotstown first and it was a case of playing well in the first half and then having a poor second half. They kept us scoreless for 29 minutes in the second half, and you can’t expect to win matches playing like that.
“We played Latton then a missed a penalty, Dean [Fanning] missed it, he was very unlucky, it just hit the inside of the post.
“He certainly can’t be blamed anyway because he has been playing great stuff for us.”
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