Cunningham’s Killybegs hope to progress after maiden victory

KILLYBEGS are hoping to build on their win from last weekend, when they play St Michael’s this weekend in round four of the championship.

Killybegs beat Milford by a point which was huge as they had lost their opening two matches before that.

Killybegs manager John Cunningham explained their approach to this weekend’s clash.

“We need to concentrate more on what we are doing. We need to make sure that we are performing to our best level and bring that to the game. St Michael’s will be a very difficult proposition in Dunfanaghy.”

Last weekend they beat Milford by a point. Cunningham explained how he felt about that performance.

“We played a good bit better on Sunday. That was pleasing than what had gone before.

“Our backs were against the wall and we had to come out fighting. We had a fair bit of possession and while we kicked a fair few wides we played a lot better. We were closing down quicker and that gave us a wee bit of a platform.

“It was a good team performance.”

Eoin McGing, Jon ‘Ban’ Gallagher and Jack McSharry were particularly good in the game.

The first two games in the championship, against Glenswilly and Bundoran were not good.

“We weren’t pleased with those performances. They were poor from our point of view. The biggest problem we had was the other two teams got good starts and got ahead of us in the first quarter. That left us struggling. That was the biggest issue.”

Hugh McFadden remains unavailable because of injury.

The challenge for Killybegs in getting a performance is that the team is developing.

“We have a very young squad. The biggest challenge in the last couple of years is keeping the players together. We feel we have a good group now. They are young but if we could hold them together then we might be able to do something with them.

“The attitude is good and hopefully last Sunday’s victory will get them going in training this week and get them going for the game on Saturday.”

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