Cunningham: ‘Energy levels were way off’



Roscommon manager, Anthony Cunningham, said he could have no complaints with the result following Roscommon’s defeat to Cavan last Sunday.

  “The better team won and we have no complaints at all. We were very disappointed with our performance and it wasn’t as intense or at the level that we have seen in our opening three games. We made mistakes, and mistakes come from lack of energy and being off the mark and we are very disappointed with how we played.

  “These things happen in league games. We conceded three goals and we were disappointed to have given away the goals in the manner we did. But goals are not (just) the fault of goalies and defenders, it’s the whole team who are responsible but we will look at it this week and we will prepare again for next Sunday”.

  Cunnigham conceded that his side’s energy levels were an issue.

  “Our energy levels were way off today. We got into a great position just after half-time but we let it slip again. That’s just not good enough and we will have to learn from it,” he said.

  The Roscommon manager admitted he hadn’t seen the incident involving Ultan Harney which resulted in the Clann na nGael man receiving his marching orders.

  “I didn’t see it (the Ultan Harney incident) but all indications are that it was a very harsh decision (the red card) and we will look at it during the week in terms of a review. We understand that there was no contact at all, or intent either. It was a total surprise to us and to lose a man after we had worked so hard up to that point left us in a really hard position to get out of,” he said.