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24 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Lacey looking for improvement ahead of All-Ireland clash

PATRICK SMYTH

Cusack Park, Mullingar was awash with Monaghan hurling die-hards last Sunday as Castleblayney clinched (1-8 to 0-10) a place in this year’s All-Ireland JHC final at Croke Park after a titanic duel with the lords of Leitrim, Carrick-on-Shannon. Embedded in the wave of ‘blayney supporters who swamped the playing field after the final whistle, the winners’ team-manager Jimmy Lacey refused to lose the run of himself: “(The win) is not really sinking in now because the main thing now is just relief and satisfaction”, Lacey explained. “But then against that there is also the feeling of a little bit of disappointment with the level of our performance. “I can definitely say there is more in us than …

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