"He has made us better people and a better team"

January 14, 2020

Kilcoo's Conor Laverty celebrates with his son Setanta. ©INPHO/Evan Logan.

Conor Laverty says talismanic manager Mickey Moran has had "a serious effect"on Kilcoo.

In his first season in charge of the Magpies, Moran has led them to their first-ever Ulster senior club title and the Down kingpins will take on three-in-a-row-chasing Corofin in Sunday’s All-Ireland club decider:

“We identified Mickey Moran as the man we would like to be our manager,” joint-captain Laverty tells Sky Sports. “In a way, last year hurt us badly, losing our county title, and we needed to make a statement that this team isn't finished.

“By getting Mickey, I thought it was a great statement by the club, of their intent and their ambition. Mickey came in and the belief that he has given us has been unbelievable.

“Just Mickey as a person, I do believe that he has made us a better club, he has made us better people and a better team. He has had a serious effect on us, right across the whole club.”

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