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FLYNN: I AM PROUD OF MY PLAYERS.

Byline: By DARREN FULLERTON

NEWRY City boss Gerry Flynn says his players can be "proud" of their display in Saturday's Co-Operative Insurance Cup final at Mourneview Park.

He has also urged them to "get their heads up" for a league clash with Clifton ville tomorrow night and Saturday's JJB Sports Irish Cup quarter-final trip to Institute.

"My players shouldn't be bowed by this result," said Flynn. "I told them to keep their heads up because they did themselves and the club proud.

"Yes, we're disappointed to lose this final, but I will take a lot of positives from the game. We had our chances and didn't take them. On another day we might have won it 2-1."

Flynn believes Newry, who last won a senior trophy in 1988, have got a "taste" for reaching more finals in the near future.

"I believe this group of players can reach more cup finals," he said. "It won't be 20 years before this club is back in a final."

Newry skipper Richard Clarke added: "Football can kick you in the teeth.

Things didn't bounce for us and we are gutted, but we have to get back on our feet quickly.

"We have some massive league games coming up and we are still in the Irish Cup, so we can't dwell on this defeat."

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Mar 2, 2009
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