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"We know we left this game behind" Pat Sullivan on narrow loss to Kerry

Waterford ladies football manager Pat Sullivan felt that they deserved to win Sunday's Division 1 opener against Kerry. Danielle O'Leary's injury time point gave the Kingdom a 1-9 to 1-8 victory.

"We're all disappointed but overall we have to take a lot of positives out of today. We know we left this game behind. I don't think Kerry beat us by any means but at the end of the day, they're going home with three points and we're not. The first ten minutes of the game absolutely killed us. 1-3 down and then we started playing football. We absolutely owned the game from there. Fitness wise we were super. Overall, we were the better team but didn't get the three points."

Déise centre back Emma Murray was the standout player with three points from play. "I've been very lucky. 2012 was my first time getting involved with Waterford and Emma Murray was playing with me at Under 14. She is one of the best players I'm so lucky to have. Today, she showed her leadership on the field, her ability and her drive. We all look up to Emma Murray. We need to step up and do what Emma did for the whole 60 minutes today. If we can get that performance next week, we'll be bang in with a shot."

Listen back to the full post-match interview with Pat Sullivan.

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