Rory Gallagher was a happy man after watching his side defeat Kildare at Brewster Park, although when it was put to him that a better conversion rate was the final piece of the jigsaw the Fermanagh manager was quick to say that there was a lot more improvement than just that one facet of the game:

“We haven’t got everything right obviously. But we have a lot going well and we think we are making progress and we feel that we want to go out and treat every game as a challenge. This is a higher level that the boys played last year and we just want to take it game by game and see how we go,” he said.

Fermanagh were mightily impressive in their win over Kildare and completely dominated the opposition in terms of chances created, 22 to 11. This was particularly evident in the first half yet they were only two points ahead when the half time whistle blew and the Erne boss revealed that hey thought the first half was the perfect example of where his team are at present:

“I thought the first half summed us up. We were by far the better team and we gave a way a few frees which they scored, and we maybe didn’t make the most of our frees let alone the chances from play. We could have easily been up eight or nine two at half time. And we know we have to improve in that area.”

In terms of the win itself it was understandably pleasing for Gallagher to see his team remain undefeated and move on to four points in what looks set to be a very tight Division Two:

“I thought that was our best performance but to be honest I thought we have been the better team in our last two and a half games. We made life difficult for ourselves and we missed a hell of a lot of chances. We opened them up for a few goal chances too but for heart and guts and willingness to put the body on the line and desire to play for each other you would be very happy,”he said.

The good start to the season has also been achieved with Fermanagh introducing several new players in to the mix and Gallagher revealed that the team has not be concerning themselves with who has not been available, but rather looking at the strength and depth that they can call upon:

“We don’t cry about missed players we just get on with it. We have plenty of players not available, but we don’t cry about it. No matter who it is we are playing we just get on with it,” he said before going on to talk about some of the younger players who have impressed so far in the league campaign:

“Che (Cullen) has been unavailable the last few weeks and we feel Che is an awesome player. Lee (Cullen) stepped in to play full back, I thought Johnny (Cassidy) was excellent in the full back line as was Kane (Connor) up until his yellow card. Johnny has been a breath of fresh air as has Ultan (Kelm).”

Gallagher was also asked about the exploits of Sean Quigley who as well as clipping over three free kicks was able to break up opposition attacks and force turnovers.

“This is the new Sean. He is a great kid, he loves his football, he has struggled with injuries but he is very serious about his football.”