A DISAPPOINTED Lispole manager Brendan O'Shea admitted that the better team won on the day last Sunday but did agree that luck went against his side in some respects.
"The goal was the killer overall but the clash of heads was a factor as well. Colm Galvin was a massive loss at such an early stage in the game for us and a small rural club in always going to be up against it with a loss like that. We're a young team and a lack of experience is always going to come against you in games like this. Scartaglin were very intense and they are difficult to play against when they get going but they deserved their victory," he said.
Retaining their Division Four status will be the immediate priority according to O'Shea.
"We will be able to consider it a reasonable year if we can hang on but we know that we have to dust ourselves down and move on quickly. Hopefully the lads will learn from today and channel the hurt that they are felling at the moment into future years."