Four Roads manager Joe Mangin praised his team for grasping the moment and claiming the Roscommon senior hurling championship.
Four Roads secured an 11-point victory over Athleague winning out 1-19 to 1-8 to secure their first senior hurling title since 2016.
“We had new management, young lads coming in fresh team and all we prepared for was to win a county final and to be fair the boys went out and did” explained Mangin.
“We never thought of three defeats in a row we just went and pushed forward” added Manging after his first year in charge.
“We needed to get into the game early and get scores on the board and that’s what the lads did” added Mangin whose side led 1-7 to five points at the break.
“We went a few points ahead, they moved their deck around a little bit and got back into it with a few frees and we lost our shape.“
“But we hurled our way back into the game and worked to the victory” declared Mangin.
“Each one of those medals is special. Those guys worked their way up through the junior ranks and they have hurled every single age group.”
“There a hard working group but they are getting their just rewards and that’s coming from the work on the training field.”
Listen to the full interview as Joe Mangin spoke to Willie Hegarty.