‘We work as hard as anyone’ – Murray praises Blesso players following quarter-final win

Blessington senior football manager Mick Murray has praised the hard work of his side in their championship quarter-final win over Tinahely, while admitting that there is still room for improvement going forward.

Murray’s team qualified for the semi-finals of the senior championship for the first time since 2017, by way of a convincing 1-19 to 1-08 win over 2018 intermediate champions Tinahely. As a result of that win, they will next meet Arklow Geraldines-Ballymoney in the last four.

Speaking to WicklowNews after Sunday’s game, Murray said that he was proud of the way his team went about their business in Aughrim, while stressing that Blessington’s ruthlessness in front of goal can be worked on.

“I thought, against the wind, teams are always going to have to work harder and they have trained as hard as any other team, so it was a matter of applying themselves, and I thought that they applied themselves really well,” he said.

“We still missed a lot of scores; we missed two or three one-on-ones. They’re things that, please God, we can improve on.

“It is going to be tough, Once you’re in a semi-final, it is a semi-final. It is about what team turns up on the day.”


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