That, of course, is no accident. Once everyone came back in off the ledge in the aftermath of last May’s 3-28 to 1-8 debacle, New York opted for a new approach.
A wider net was cast as the manager and current selector Pat Scanlan went about retooling his team.
Younger, hungrier players were blooded as the Gotham squad prepared for their first chance at redemption, at the FBD Final versus Sligo. Only four of the starting 15 versus Mayo were on from the start of the FBD Final that October in Gaelic Park.
Hard grafting and good teamwork that belied their lack of experience playing together kept New York close, and 1-7 from PJ Ward put the hosts over the top.
That triumph over Sligo followed not only the Mayo match, but also came on the heels of the New York Senior A football Final, which ended unplayed and in a m