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Forester admits emotion got to him in 2007

Neil Forester (right)

Derry footballer Neil Forester has admitted that the All-Ireland Minor final he played in in 2007 taught him some harsh lessons about the game of Gaelic Football.

Ahead of the upcoming All-Ireland minor final between Derry and Kerry, Niall Gartland interviewed Forester, who’s from Steelstown, about his experiences.

“I learned a hard enough lesson on All-Ireland final day. I started off okay but I think the emotion of it got to me.

“I made a couple of mistakes and it got to me. I started to make more and more and I was subbed off, I didn’t have a great game but at the end of the day I was only 17-years-old.

“We lost the game in the last minute. I remember having my head in my hands for the first half of the Senior All-Ireland match between Kerry and Cork.”

Forester goes on to explain why that game helped him to mature as a player, and he also gives his opinion of the current minor team.

Read the full article in the current issue of Gaelic Life.

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