Privilege for Dunne to lead team to Championship win

Published 15/10/2013 | 05:40

Man of the match, John Quinn, and captain, Shane Dunne, display the Owen B Hunt Cup after the county final.
Man of the match, John Quinn, and captain, Shane Dunne, display the Owen B Hunt Cup after the county final.

Tourlestrane captain, Shane Dunne, said it was a privilege to captain his club to Championship glory.

The dynamic wing back won his first senior medal when he was only sixteen years old.

Last Sunday's brougt the medal count to seven and he admitted it was the most special of all.

"Any year you win a Championship medal is a good year," he said.

"But of course it's an honour to win one as captain of your club.

"It's a very proud day for me as captain but, more importantly, it's a great occasion for the club"

Reflecting on the game, the captain said Tourlestrane had to pull out all the stops to edge out Tubbercurry.

"You rarely get a free flowing game in a county final," he said.

"It was tense all the way through and it was difficult to get into a rhythm.

"I don't think we were at our best but you have to credit Tubbercurry.

"They are a very good team and they made it very difficult for us.

"We were expecting a tough game and that's exactly what we got.

"But we stuck at it and got our reward.

"Our experienced players were a huge help but the younger lads played their part as well.

"There's a great mixture of youth and experience in the squad and that stood to us"

The captain was also loud in his praise for manager, Eamonn Haran.

"Eamonn's done a great job since he came in.

"He got us focussed from the start of the year and all the hard work paid off today"

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