Nally “really pleased” with league title

Colm Nally, in his first year in charge, guided Silverbridge to the Division 1B league title on Friday evening.

The Louth native took over the role at the end of last year and his side won 11 of their 14 league outings.

“It was great,” Nally told Armagh TV after Silverbridge defeated Dromintee by the one-point in the final round.

“We knew we had a bit of a cushion with a two-point lead, and we had a five-points scoring difference. But ultimately Dromintee are a really good side.

“They’ve been there or there abouts for years. We really wanted to see if we good perform against a good team like Dromintee. From that point of view, we’re really pleased.”

The Bridge stormed into a six-point half time lead. But Dromintee fought back in the second period.

“The way football goes; we had a really good first half. I’m sure Dromintee were probably disappointed with their performance.

“We knew there was going to be a reaction,” added Nally. “Every team gets a purple patch; they got about 20 minutes of a purple patch in the second half which was concerning.

“Our purple patch came within the last five minutes. But modern football is about staying in the game and trying to impose your tactics and your ideas over the opposition.

“The last ten minutes became chaos. We spoke to the lads saying the last ten minutes, if the game is in the melting pot, will be chaos.

“So, if we can react and perform to what we do in training, and thankfully we did.


It’s championship next for Silverbridge, with the draw taking place on Wednesday night. “Ultimately, the championship is always the goal and Armagh football is very competitive.

“What was really enjoyable for me looking on out here today was lots of high catching in the middle, really good players on show.

“Dromintee is a brilliant prep for championship. They’re going to be there or there abouts so if we think we can compete with those teams, we’re looking forward to the championship.”