After what was unquestionably the most entertaining – and dramatic – tie of the weekend’s football action: Kildare manager Kieran McGeeney has said he has no interest in entertaining football as long as his adopted county are winning. The Lilywhites earned their first points of the 2012 National Football League campaign with a dramatic 2-11 to 0-16 win over bitter local rivals Meath.
It was an entertaining encounter at Pair Tailteann, which looked to be heading to a draw until Ollie Lyons’ popped up to knock over a late point, but McGeeney’s only concern is that Kildare came away with the victory: “People might not like to hear it, but we are not here to entertain. We are here to get points and if we entertain them along the way, then we are happy with that too,” he said.
McGeeney wasn’t happy with conceding two sloppy goals but was delighted with the character shown by his charges who battled back from a point behind in the final minute of normal time to eventually force a dramatic win.
Meath manager; Seamus McEnaney could be forgiven for being upset with the manner in which Meath lost to Kildare but, like McGeeney, he was delighted with his side’s attitude throughout the 70 minutes, stating “The performances are on an upward trend and that’s exactly what you want as manager at this time of the year.”