McCartan speaks out on Down’s relegation prospects

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Tuesday, March 6th, 2012
Down manager James McCartan has spoken about the Mourne County’s relegation prospects following their defeat to Kerry on Sunday. McCartan said, “We knew this was the end of the table we were most likely going to be looking at. We just want to get two more points on the board and it’ll probably take more than that to stay in the division too. It’s going to be difficult, there’s no doubt about it.” Speaking about the Kerry game, James rued the missed chances from his Down side, but refused to criticise his players, “For the first 10 or 15 minutes, we felt we had Kerry on the back foot, but we just didn’t put any scores on the board. We went in a couple of points down at half-time when really we needed to be going in a couple of points up.” “I wouldn’t be critical of too many performances of the Down players. I’d be happy with them. Division 1 is a cruel place and nobody’s going to hand out points, and Kerry are a quality team,” he added.
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