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Slaughtneil can handle pressure, insists McKaigue

 

By Declan Bogue

Slaughtneil ace Karl McKaigue doesn't avoid the assertion that the club's footballers are under serious pressure now that their dream of a 'double treble' is getting ever closer.

The win over Kilcar on Saturday night leaves them one hour away from successfully defending their Ulster titles in camogie, hurling and football.

"You're goingto training and seeing people who are talking about you being under pressure, referring to us," said McKaigue.

"It was the same last year. The camogs and the hurlers had won their Championships before we did.

"So we just take it one game at a time, as we did last year, and we know we are under pressure.

"A lot of our boys have played in big games now and they have dealt with the pressures that come with that.

"(Manager) Mickey Moran will bring us back down to earth, he'll get us focused, and all we'll be thinking about now is training on Wednesday night and we'll take it from there."

He also praised their return of 2-17 in the victory and the impact of sub Brian Cassidy, who scored two points and set up a goal.

He added: "Brian hasn't played a lot this year, but has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes. It was great to see him get a chance, and he took it."

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