Gallagher admits Fermanagh were outclassed

June 25, 2018

Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher.
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Rory Gallagher wasn't making any excuses after Fermanagh were overpowered by his former Donegal charges in the Ulster SFC final.

"Donegal are a team on the road a long time and playing in Division 1 the last six years. We're not at that level. We are just disappointed today that we were a bit away from them," the Erne County manager said.

"We started reasonably well and turned them over a few times, but the big moments were from Ryan McHugh's involvement. He set up the first goal and rattled in the second. We knew it would be very difficult after that."

Gallagher refused to be drawn on criticism of Fermanagh's defensive tactics by Joe Brolly among others.

"I pay no heed to that. We know the players at our disposal and we are trying to win as many games as we can," he continued.

"We don't have an awful lot of natural pace inside, so we have to play a certain game. We did create a lot of openings, but we needed a lot of those wides to go over."

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