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.”Tweet