Quigley pleased to bring trophy back home

By Mark McGoldrick

ROSLEA joint-captain Seán Quigley admitted the Shamrocks got the ‘rub of the green’ after they ended their nine-year wait for silverware on Sunday.

Two goals in the last six minutes were key for Ciaran Murphy’s team and Quigley, who kicked six points for his side, was very pleased with the character and resilience shown by his teammates.

“We have a good blend of experience and youth in the team. Micheál (Flanagan) and Darragh (Clerkin) have really stepped up as well as Adam (Callaghan) who wasn’t about yesterday (Sunday),” said the Roslea forward.

“It’s good to have that wee bit of mixture of youth and experience and there’s a great buzz about the place.”

Playing in the full-forward line alongside his brother Seamus, Quigley was a constant threat for the Shamrocks.

He was quick to downplay his own role in the Roslea victory, however.

“I wouldn’t say I was in top form. Overall, we just wanted to get over the line,” said the Roslea number 14.

“We have played Devenish a lot over the years. They’re a fantastic club and they’ve bounced back to Division One and maybe we got the rub of the green yesterday (Sunday).

“We were lucky in the end and we’re all delighted to get the trophy back home to Roslea.”

Sunday’s win ended a nine-year wait for silverware for Roslea. In 2014, the Shamrocks achieved a domestic double, winning the Division One League and Fermanagh Senior Football Championship title.

Quigley hopes that the recent win will inspire some of the younger Roslea players who have impressed so far this season.

“It’s been a long time since we won anything in Brewster Park. It’s lovely to win it,” said the talented forward.

“Over the years, maybe a Division Two League title wouldn’t have been something that we would have been playing for, but it’s a great stepping stone to get us to where we want to be.”

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