Joint manager Ger Lyons was happy with his side’s efforts after St. Brigid’s College, Loughrea reclaimed the Connacht Post Primary Schools title with a 2-10 to 2-4 victory over Presentation College, Athenry in Ballinderreen on Saturday.

The former All-Ireland winning minor winning manager with Galway felt his team played to their strengths more in this replay after snatching an equaliser in the drawn encounter on January 19th.

Second half goals from Chloe Farragher and Caoimhe Garvey ensured the 2016 winners took the spoils against the current title holders.

Lyons is part of a management team that includes John Brehony, Sinead Healy and Aoife Brennan and felt St. Brigid’s stuck to the game plan after conceding an early goal before improving their performance as the game went on.

“We felt we wouldn’t have played up to our strengths on the first day,” said the Killimor man afterwards.  “Maybe, we had more room for improvement.  But as we got into it again today, maybe a little slow starting.

“In the second half, we upped it.  We played to our strengths definitely more so than we did in Kilnadeema a fortnight ago.”

“In fairness to the girls, we might have conceded the goal early but they stuck to what we had to do.  A lot of it was based on hard work and we’d a couple of girls in different positions.  We grounded out in the first half.  Athenry were on top in some of the rucks (but) as the half wore on, we played well.

“And Sarah Healy was unerring really from placed balls in fairness to her.  We’re happy to be going in a point up.  The breeze wasn’t a huge factor.  We’re used to playing against the breeze and we’re often a team that does actually play better against it.

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