Tally takes hope from Kilcoo success

December 09, 2019

Kilcoo joint-captains Conor Laverty and Aidan Branagan lift the Ulster club SFC trophy. ©INPHO/Evan Logan.

Paddy Tally expects Kilcoo's Ulster club SFC success to give Down GAA a major boost.

Speaking to the Irish News, the Down football boss commented: "There's no doubt it'll inspire a lot of other clubs in Down to see what they can do. For the county, I just think it's fantastic.

"And anybody that knows Kilcoo people and Kilcoo players, the community and the club, they will understand how hard this team worked to win that Ulster title. No team has tried harder, no team has got over such big disappointments and consistently came back year after year.

"So it's a great sense of joy, relief, happiness and pride for Kilcoo people at the moment, which is fantastic."

Tally expressed the hope that Kilcoo players who weren't involved with the county side this year would commit to the cause in 2020.

"There's no doubt we would love to see more (Kilcoo) players playing for Down. They are certainly good enough. I think they would add an awful lot to what we are doing and I think it would give the county squad a real lift," he added. 

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