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We were left with mountain to climb against a top side: Michael McShane

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Slaughtneil’s Gerald Bradley shows his dejection after the defeat by Ballygunner. Credit: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Slaughtneil’s Gerald Bradley shows his dejection after the defeat by Ballygunner. Credit: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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Michael McShane. Credit: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Michael McShane. Credit: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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Slaughtneil’s Gerald Bradley shows his dejection after the defeat by Ballygunner. Credit: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

For this game, Slaughtneil had ten weeks of consecutive hurling under their belts.

It is possible that manager Michael McShane never had that amount of undiluted input into this group of players, unspoiled by the demands of football. Therefore, this was the big push. And you sense afterwards, that he knew it too.


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