ENNISKILLEN Gaels manager Simon Bradley acknowledged that last Sunday was all about the win as the Gaels got their title defence off to a winning start against Ederney.
“That’s what the first weekend is all about. There are three teams very happy this weekend to have got the two points and that sets you up nicely for the next game. It was all about the win,” he said.
The sides were level at half-time but Enniskillen pulled away after the break to seal a four-point win in the end.
“We tweaked a few things at half-time; the players had identified a couple of things and it was very pleasing that we held Ederney to three points in the second half and we tagged on a few ourselves. The second half performance is one to build on,” added Bradley.
Next up for Enniskillen is a meeting with Kinawley in Brewster Park on Friday and Bradley expects a massive tussle.
“We have had a couple of ding-dong matches against them over the last couple of years, they turned us over last year in the championship and were the better team on the day so that is still very fresh in our minds.
“It is unfortunate that we are only getting a five-day turnaround but that is the hand we have been dealt so we have to play it. It just means that training this week is basically going to be non-existent but we will just prep as best we can for what will be a very difficult game,” he said.
Ederney boss Chris Kelly felt his side did a lot of things right on Sunday but was disappointed in the result.
“We did a lot of the things we talked about doing and we did them well. Maybe we could have got another couple of scores on the board in those periods when we were playing well but ultimately it was disappointing. 
“We went out to win that game, we thought we were capable of winning it and for 45 minutes of the game we matched them but in that spell they were very clinical,” he stated.
And with no points on the board, Kelly knows now the importance of this weekend’s clash with Devenish in Garrison.
“We have to get something out of this game with Devenish but it is not going to be easy. I watched Devenish against Kinawley and I thought Devenish were excellent and deserved to win that game. 
“They are probably disappointed not to have won it but they will be buoyed by their performance and the fact the game is out in Devenish makes it all the tougher,” he acknowledged.