Cork football manager Conor Counihan refused to read anything into Sunday's 1-15 to 0-9 win over Meath in the opening round of the NFL. "We won't be getting too carried away with it," said Counihan. "The objective was to get two points on the board and we did that so we're pleased enough. We were out of it before we started last year whereas we've a reasonable chance this year of maybe progressing. "There were a number of good performances, but there's still plenty room for improvement. We need to be mindful that Meath are in a transition period. We probably had the extra edge on them there in teamwork." Meath had three players yellow carded under the new rules on what was a disappointing team for incoming boss Eamonn O'Brien. "Obviously we were disappointed with the performance," said O'Brien. "But there's a lot of learning in it for us. We knew coming down here that Cork were going to be a huge step up. "They're probably the second or third best team in the country. A few things worked out well for us, but there's huge learning."

Guinness-march2019