Updated: 17/04/18 : 05:47:52
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Big praise ‘up north’ for efforts of Sligo GAA

SLIGO GAA has this week been praised in an unusual setting, the pages of the Belfast Telegraph.

It came in an assessment of ‘Northern’ involvement at Mayo, Sligo and Galway ahead of the 2018 Connacht senior football Championship.

“Former Fermanagh goalkeeper and current Sligo treasurer Peter Greene took time out,” said the Telegraph, “from basking in the sun in Portugal to highlight the impact that Stephen Corey, another Red Hand stalwart, has made since taking up the Sligo reins just a few months ago.

Dip Toe

“Stephen Corey, who slipped into the Sligo hot seat without fanfare, will dip his toe into the demanding Connacht championship waters for the first time when his rejuvenated Sligo side confront what will certainly be a fired up London at the newly-renovated McGovern Park in Ruislip.

“For Corey, who steered the Yeats county to safety in Division Three, this will be a seminal encounter.

“Peter Greene, now very much an adopted son of Sligo, is adamant that the Tyrone man's motivational skills and tactical nous will come to the fore even more in the championship.

Self Belief

"Stephen has already shown his man-management technique and over the last couple of matches in the League he tightened up our defensive strategy," explained Greene.

"He is revealing great commitment and I just know that he will get the best out of these Sligo lads,” noted the Belfast Telegraph.

Added Greene: “He has been good for their self-belief and it's great to see pride back in the jersey."