Jones expects huge challenge from Cork

By Pauric McGurn

GARVAN Jones was unable to add to his four-point tally from the opening two games on Saturday past as Fermanagh fell to a determined Donegal side, but he’s hopeful that his side can continue their proud record in Ederney when they take on Cork this weekend.

The primary school teacher admitted the team was disappointed with how the second half against Donegal unfolded.

Jones said: “I’m massively, massively disappointed. We had started so well and at half time we really felt we were in the game by only being a point behind.

“Brandon (Horan) got us level early on in the second half but when Donegal hit the opening goal of the game, that five-point gap just got too much.

“It’s a setback for sure after we had picked up three points from four but in all honesty, not many teams would have lived with Donegal in that second-half showing from them today.”

Fermanagh must now refocus for Cork this Sunday in Ederney and Jones knows it’s going to be another huge test for a young Fermanagh side.

“Cork will be hurting. They have lost their opening three games to Donegal, Louth and Cavan, so they will want to get something from us. It’s going to be a huge challenge. We are disappointed with the Donegal result but as we have seen in other results, it’s all on the day and it’s turning into a real fight to get points.

“Cavan left it late last Saturday with late scores in a game that looked to be heading to a draw. Cork will know that they have to get something from round four or they will be facing a really tough battle to stay up.

“We just have to concentrate on our own game – we have a really good record in Ederney and we really want to continue that on Sunday.”

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