McEneaney is taking it one game at a time

11 February 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Eamonn McEneaney was obviously delighted with his side’s victory in Clones on Sunday last but he wasn’t going to get too carried away as it is the first game in what will be a very demanding league programme.
His counterpart Galway manager Tomas O’Flatharta was in somewhat different mood and was not only disappointed at the defeat but somewhat shell shocked by the manner in which his side completely capitulated in the second-half.
Eamonn McEneaney was adopting the approach that they were taking it one game at a time and he did feel going into the match that it was how the new players handled the big occasion that could have a major impact on the outcome.
“I am delighted for the fellows today because we have put in a difficult time with injuries but a lot of those guys there put in a lot of hard work. It is always a worry when you have a few debutantes going into a game of the status that we were going into today and how they handle the pressure.
You could see that in the first half though because they weren’t really having a cut at it, guys were nearly sitting in the comfort zone as it were but when they saw what the first half was like they came out in the second-half and showed what they were made of. For me as a manager watching it, it was great to see some of the lovely football we played in that second half, a lot of fluid movement and a lot of good support play and some lovely scores.”
The manager had been a little more concerned in the early stages as Galway came out and made all the early running leading by four or five points on a couple of occasions so was he worried at that stage. “Galway are a good side and like ourselves I think they were missing a number of regulars, maybe not as many as we were but they were missing a few. Having said that though it was great at the start of the second-half despite the fact that they got the first score again that we turn around and came down and answered that emphatically.

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