Seamus Duke on dressing room reaction

McManus ‘delighted’ with team’s workrate Roscommon: Eamonn McManus  Roscommon selector Eamonn McManus was full of praise for this young Roscommon team after Sunday’s match.    ‘We are deligted the way we played today. We know that we were very poor the last day but we made up our minds that we were going to start our season from today and we have done that’ he said.   ‘The most pleasing thing was our workrate. Players all over the field worked so hard but I thought young guys like Cathal Cregg, David O’Gara and Paddy O’Connor were fantastic today – but it was a real team effort’ he said.   ‘This is a learning process for us. Look at Meath today, they scored some great points and they could come by a point or two easier than us’ he said.   ‘Look, we know that one good game is not going to make this team. It’s no good unless we learn from today and bring that forward to the next game’ he said.   ‘We were happy with Enda Kenny today. He has a lot to learn but he will be a big plus for us there as he is very strong and I thought he did well in the second half in particular’ he said.   ‘We will sit down again this week and look at the mistakes we made today and we will try to put those right. It’s a big learning process for this young team but after today’s performance we will be looking forward to getting out and playing our next game’ he concluded. Coyle ‘very  disappointed’  Meath: Colm Coyle The Meath manager Colm Coyle was not one bit happy with the way his team played.   ‘I was very disappointed with the way we played here today. We were lucky to get a draw and most of the spirit and determination and drive came from the Roscommon players. We have a lot of work to do after that performance today’ he said.   ‘I still thought that we had the winning of the game in the second half but we didn’t press home our advantage and we didn’t show enough hunger. Cian Ward had a great game for us. He was one of the few players that really excelled today but that was about it as far as I’m concerned. We expected to win this game today and I give full credit for Roscommon. They wanted it more than us today and I have no complaints whatsoever with the result’ he concluded.