SOME days you just have to accept that you weren’t good enough, that the other team were stronger and Dundalk Colleges manager Leslie Toal was certain of that after witnessing his young charges being dismantled by a powerful Edenderry side on Saturday afternoon.
“It was comprehensive today. They were very, very good. They gave us plenty of problems throughout. They missed two goals in the first half and we just weren’t at the meeting today. We didn’t play well enough either. Only one or two of my lads played up to their form. The rest were second best I’m afraid to say.”
Leslie also referred to the basic size difference between his side and Edenderry. “We don’t seem to have the big players. We gave a good account of ourselves throughout this competition. We won the final last year and we got to the semi-final this year.”
The Colleges manager was unanimous in his praise for his team, but also the opposition. “They’re a great bunch of kids. They’re in there and all the heads are down. But that’s the way it is after you’ve been beaten well. I wish Edenderry the best of luck in the final.