Danny O’Donnell stood in a beaten Milford dressing room last October and vowed to his players that he and that they would be back again.
And so they are. A year on, Milford are back in the Intermediate Championship final again.
Last year, they were pipped by Burt. A first game that they’d won was eventually drawn 1-7 to 0-10 and they let their grip loosen in the replay with Burt winning 2-11 to 1-12.
“The decision to stay on was made in the dressing room that evening,” O’Donnell says.
“I remember saying to the lads that I wasn’t going to walk away because we’d been beaten that day. It was important to say that to the lads and it was important for the lads to realise that whatever happened we’d come back again.
“It was my first year there and I was never going to be there for only one year – unless it went very bad.
“I always felt that there was a project here and this is the next phase of that.”
The Moyle View men won Division 2 last year and are playing Division 1 football for the first time ever this year.
But there’s doubt, they’ve had one thing on their mind since last winter.
O’Donnell says: “We felt that we left it behind us and it was never going to end on that note.”
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