Destiny is in our own hands - Boyle
Fermanagh's Aisling Moane and Leitrim's Niamh Tighe challenge for possession.
With one more Qualifier game remaining and one more win required to secure automatic entry to the All-Ireland semi-final stages, Fermanagh ladies Joint Manager Darren Boyle knows their fate now lies in their own hands:
"We're in the position we want to be in and our destiny is in our own hands. It's very important now that we get a result against Wicklow. If we do we're in a semi, if we don't there could be three teams sitting on four points, so it could mean we have that agonising thing of going through play-off's. That could mean another three games."
Fermanagh's victory over Leitrim at the weekend was an all-round good team performance and the team in green seem to be peaking at the right time, agrees Boyle:
"The performance itself was exactly what we needed and what we had talked about. The lassies stepped up and there were a lot of sore bodies on Sunday and no doubt tonight (Monday) at training. But it would be a lot worse if we hadn't gotten the result."
The performance of Caroline Little was outstanding on Saturday. The Lisnaskea player kicked 2-08 and helped Fermanagh mastermind an all-important victory. Reflecting on her display Darren says:
"Caroline is one of these players who thrives on big games. I suppose a lot of people in the County feel she has been hard done by that she hasn't got an All Star award. She's playing her heart out at the minute along with other players like Roisin Reilly who kept All Star Aine Tighe to two points, on Saturday" says the Kinawley man.
Looking ahead to the Wicklow challenge, he says: "We'll be looking for more of the same. We've done alot of work but there's still alot to do. We played Wicklow in the first league game last year in Brookeborough and we beat them by four points. They're physically very strong and they could very well upset the apple cart but we're one year older and hopefully wiser so the girls will know what to expect and be ready to go to battle" he concludes.
This article appeared in Impartial Reporter 19 Jul 12