LIXNAW team manager John Griffin was a happy man on Saturday afternoon.
After the disappointment of the previous Sunday victory in the minor decider was a welcome boost for the green and gold.
"The boost, which the win gave to the club was massive," he commented.
"You were here last Sunday and you saw how disappointed we were, so it was a tough week outside in Lixnaw, but we knew coming in today that we had a good chance. In fairness we struggled for the first forty minutes but in the last fifteen / twenty minutes we really came into it, we finished very strongly and you can see yourself from the crowd that are here today that it is a big boost for the club and badly needed."
The impact made by halftime substitute John Buckley was key according to Griffin.
"John wasn't with us earlier in the year for the league, we hadn't a big panel, so we brought in a few of the under fifteen six weeks ago. John is one of the best under fifteens in the club, he was showing well in training over the last few weeks.
"We felt he could offer a lot coming on today. Four points from play in his first minor game this year, so it's a big achievement, but he is a grounded young lad, he won't get too carried away."
The contribution of the senior club players was also huge he felt.
"Sometimes in Lixnaw we struggle to get people involved, so three or four of the senior lads said they would get involved with the minors today, I think you would like to think, that some of the minors would look up to the seniors and that helped to get us over the line today. The likes of Ricky (Heffernan) and Conor (O'Brien) showed great leadership at times and we knew if we could keep Daniel Collins to a minimum, we knew how brilliant he can be, then we had a great chance today."