Take Your Points Ep 53 – McKinless and Eastwood discuss Derry and Antrim ambitions

GARETH McKinless has highlighted how ambitious the Derry manager Rory Gallagher is.

In the most recent episode of Gaelic Life’s TV show Take Your Points, McKinless talks about the season past with Derry, and how the manager Rory Gallagher wants his team to progress.

“At the start of the year we set out to get promotion. For us we achieved that, but at the end of the day, and Rory is clear on it, we want to win Ulster titles. He says it day in and day out, if we are training as hard as we are training we are not doing it to win leagues. We want to win Ulster championship and to win Ulster titles.

“Looking back, it is great that we are division two and climbing. The focus this year is to be promoted out of division two, and to try to compete at the top table. If you are not playing the best teams week in week out then it is hard to improve.”

The show also features an interview with Antrim player Odhran Eastwood about his season with the Saffrons.

“To finally get promoted was great, but it was disappointing to lose to Armagh. We had a decent first half. It was nip and tuck they got a goal. The second half they ran away from us.

“The league was good for us. But we know we have to go up the divisions next year.”

Both Eastwood and McKinless talked about the recent club victories for Derry side Glen, Down’s Kilcoo and St Eunan’s in Donegal.

Watch the show now on You Tube, or listen to the podcast via Spotify.


DERRY… Gareth McKinless

Gareth McKinless and Odhran Eastwood

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