Quirke takes positives from defeat

December 09, 2019

The Laois players huddle. ©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Mike Quirke was accentuating the positives after his first game in charge of Laois ended in defeat to neighbours Offaly.

"It was largely positive I thought, I was generally happy enough apart from the result," the former Kerry midfielder told Midlands 103 after the O'Byrne Cup clash in Portarlington.

"What we were trying to do is develop a team and a panel, and there's a lot of these guys who weren't playing last year who are obviously back into the mix now. Our skills and our decision-making was off at times, but it's the 7th of December and you'd expect that I suppose.

"I thought we'd a really poor second half against a team who probably had a little bit more done than us. In general, our effort, our application and what we were trying to do was pretty solid."

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