'Ricey' hits back at Fermanagh's critics

June 16, 2018

Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher and selector Ryan McMenamin.
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Ryan McMenamin says he's not bothered by critics of Fermanagh's style of play.

Former Armagh star John McEntee claimed the Erne County have developed a "darker edge" after seeing them dispatch Armagh and Monaghan en route to their first Ulster SFC final since 2008.

But assistant manager McMenamin responded on Tuesday by saying: "I know John McEntee and I played against Crossmaglen a few times and it wasn't all fun. A lot of the pundits out there, the way they're claiming the way football should be played, a lot of them are feeling like they're whiter than white.

"John has a vested interest, he is Clontibret's manager, so he has a vested interest in keeping the Clontibret boys happy and to be seen to looking after them.

"You have to remember where we're coming from. We've worked really hard on the attacking play, on the defensive play. I know a lot of pundits say football's not enjoyable, football should be enjoyable. Football's not enjoyable for these boys if they're getting beat all the time." 

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