Reactions to Derrytresk defeat

Players, pundits and fans have reacted to the decisions made following Derrytresk’s defeat.

Weeks of frustration ended in despair for Derrytresk after losing by just by just one point in the All-Ireland junior football final at Croke Park.

Derrytresk’s Sean Slater tweeted a motivational quote by American football coach Vince Lombardi shortly after the heartbreaking game.

It read: “It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but how many times you get up.”

Manager Paul Canavan said: “We feel we are a stronger club, a more vibrant club as a result of a year like this,” as tweeted by Ulster Herald journalist Ryan McAleer.

Tyrone’s Philip Jordan tweeted: “Gutted for Derrytresk losing all-ireland final. Despite all the rubbish written, they’ve done their club and Tyrone proud.”

MLA for West Tyrone Barry McElduff said on Twitter: “Very proud of Derrytresk in Croke Park today. Great to see Fir an Chnoic receive solid backing from so many different Tyrone clubs there.”

Sports presenter Adrian Logan said: “Gutted for Derrytresk.Robbed by Croke Park. So unfair. You wonder what will happen to Monaghan and Kildare. Probably very little.”

Tyrone & Dromore footballer Cathal McCarron, 24, said he was “gutted” for Derrytresk.

“Gutted for Derrytresk to be nipped by a point,” said the 24-year-old GaelicLife newspaper worker on Twitter. “They must be very disappointed. But they can hold there heads high. They done Tyrone proud.”

Gaelic footballer for Crossmaglen Rangers Aaron Kernan said: “Hard Luck to Middletown and Derrytresk over the weekend. Words won’t mean much now but your run will have inspired [new] and old in your clubs.


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