PROMOTION back to the senior ranks already this season has not dimmed the desire of Derrylaughan to achieve the aim of Intermediate championship success which has been driving them throughout 2017.
A few weeks ago the Kevin Barry’s clinched their place in Division One for next year. But the target of winning the Paddy Cullen Cup again has been and remains the biggest one of all for the Loughshore side.
Team captain, Ciaran Gervin is quick to stress the importance of this Sunday’s decider against Moy at Carrickmore and how their quest for the Intermediate title has remained central to the focus of the players and management even following their Division Two league triumph.
“These players lost the Intermediate final last year and have a lot to make up for as a result because Pomeroy taught us a lesson back then,” he said.
“At the start of this year the championship was what we aimed for. Now the lads are in the final and 60 minutes away from maybe winning it. So, I’d say everybody is happy enough with the way things have gone.
“We are also putting more pressure on ourselves to win games. In the first half against Aghyaran in the semi-final the lads were a bag of nerves because of that, but thankfully went out in the second half and produced the football that we’re capable off and got over the line.”
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