There was one overriding emotion for Fermanagh’s Shauna Hamilton as she reflected on her side’s late smash and grab draw in the All Ireland Junior final.
 And that was relief.
The Devenish defender was central to that frantic last ten-minute period as she carried possession at the Derry defence.
A Sharon Murphy penalty with less than a minute on the clock forced the draw and Hamilton was glad to get another bite at the cherry.
“We are just very relieved. We didn’t play well for a lot of that game and I don’t think there was anyone in the stadium or watching the game who thought we were going to come back. Thankfully we were able to,” she explained.
The centre half back is also adamant that Fermanagh need to look at the game in its totality and the fact that the last 15 minutes saw such a rousing comeback has to be a good thing.
“It’s great to have another shot at it. We didn’t perform bar those last ten minutes. It was only really then that we started to get to grips but we are just taking the positives from it,” she said before adding.
“The fact that we played so badly but that we still were able to get a draw was important and we just have to make sure we don’t play as bad again.”
Fermanagh have met Derry on a number of occasions this season and they have been able to canter to big victories in each of those games and Hamilton revealed how this was a topic of conversation before the game.
“I think it was one of those things. Everyone we talked to the one line we were all getting was that we had beat them so easily before and that we would do it again.
“I wouldn’t say we were complacent and we tried not to let anything like that creep in but we just didn’t perform like we can.”
The experienced defender was candid in her analysis as to why Derry were able to etch out such a dominant position that saw them nine points to the good midway through the second half.
“They were the hungrier team in those first 45 minutes and that is something that we have to fix for the next day.
“We have to make sure that from the first whistle we match the hunger,” she said.
So for the Erne girls it is a case of getting things right for the entire game when the sides meet again;
“The Derry girls will be thinking that that game should have been theirs.
“They will be very confident and for the replay we are going to have to be more on the toes.
“We are going to have to make sure we go at them from the very start,” Hamilton concluded.