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Ryan McMenamin On Tyrone’s Win Over Donegal
Ryan McMenamin captained Tyrone to victory in their opening McKenna Cup game at Edendork on Sunday afternoon and the Dromore clubman stated that it was good to
finally get their season underway though he acknowledged that there was room for improvement.
“All the players were keen to get back out and I think that Mickey was too,” said Ryan.
“I think that Mickey was always going to be here today, he had even planned to be there last Wednesday night for the UUJ game. At the end of the day this is Mickey’s team and we always knew that he would be here no matter what and it shows the measure of the man being here today.
It was good to get going but we have a lot of work to do. For the last fifteen minutes of the first half we were very poor while I felt that we ran out of steam in the final ten minutes of the game. They came back into it well in the second quarter with seven points in a row and they won seven out of nine kick outs during that time.
We kind of addressed that in the second half with big Hub coming on and the half back line of me Davy and Dermie decided that we would contest the breaking ball more and we kind of turned it round there. As a team we got the ball moving better in the second half and stopped Donegal from attacking and scoring so we were happy enough with that there and hopefully we can build on that on Wednesday night against Fermanagh. We have got the two points and it puts us in a good position to hopefully make the semi finals but we will have to go to Enniskillen on Wednesday night and try and beat Fermanagh to be sure of that.”