A day to remember for Cavan's Oisin Kiernan

May 19, 2019

Cavan's Oisin Kiernan. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Gaelic football is a team game first and foremost but Cavan’s local derby win over Monaghan also represented a personal victory for Oisin Kiernan.

The Breffni County star got the all clear from cancer last February and made his return to the county jersey in the round 7 Division 1 clash with Dublin.

Speaking to Sky Sports shortly after the final whistle was blown in Kingspan Breffni Park yesterday evening, the Castlerahan clubman recalled how a determination to get back out on the playing field ‘drove’ him on during his illness.

“It was massive. That was the target, and that's what drove me on. I wasn't thinking about too much else," he revealed.

“It was about building the fitness back up. I was feeling good. Coming into the Dublin game, the energy was starting to come back. A few weeks later, you're back to normal really. It's been all good.

“When I got the all clear, I think it was more the relief for everyone else; my family and friends and girlfriend.

“It was just brilliant to get that [news], and get ready to go then.”

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