Corey looks back with pride

June 27, 2018

Cathal Corey stands with the Sligo players.
©INPHO/Bryan Keane.

Sligo manager Cathal Corey has stressed that they achieved their goals for the year despite their year being ended by Armagh in the SFC qualifiers last Saturday evening.

It's a strange admission for a county manager to come out after his side had narrowly avoided relegation from Division Three of the National League and had won one championship game.

But, the Tyrone native told the Sligo Champion that he was keen to look at the positive side of the campaign as they look to build for next year.

"We had a tough national league but we did brilliant to survive. There was a lot of strong teams in it this year," stated Corey.

"We said at the start of the year our goal was to stay in Division Three and beat London and everything after that we would have felt would have been a bonus.

"Over the last two years there has been a lot of young players that have come in to play for Sligo seniors so it is just going to take a wee while to transition and that.

"But overall looking back we were happy with the National League and disappointed with our performance in the Championship."

With regards to his future, Corey admitted that he will take some time out before having a sit down with the Sligo County Board and see what course of action is best to take.

"I will sit down and talk with my backroom team and meet with the county board and we will review the past season. It will be whatever is best for Sligo."

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