John Evans ‘proud’ of his team after draw in Antrim

Wicklow manager John Evans has said that he was proud of the performances of his players against Antrim at the weekend.

The Saffrons were favoured to make it three wins from three against Evans’ side, but a spirited performance from the Garden County at Corrigan Park last Sunday saw Wicklow pick up their second draw of the campaign.

Speaking to the Wicklow People, Evans said that he was delighted by the team’s performance but added that they were a young team that are still learning.

“There’s a lot of young lads there. They’re learning the ropes, we made a lot of mistakes. Antrim showed their experience in how to win frees, and we’ll leave that as it is, but we certainly weren’t as cute. But, at the same time, I was certainly happy with the team overall,” said Evans.

He added: “Conor Healy, Conor Byrne, Daniel Keane and Mark Jackson were superb, right throughout. Ross O’Brien came in at centre back and controlled it, showed a lot of maturity and, of course, what can you say about Rory (Finn) and Dean (Healy), they really played to the full of their ability.

“Cathal Magee was in there as well, wonderful experience for him, and any guy that came off had given it all and I was extremely happy with it.”

The Wicklow footballers don’t play again until the 25th of February when they host a Laois team who have won three from three in division four thus far.

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