This group deserved a second title: McDaid

Tom Comack

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Tom Comack

This group deserved a second title: McDaid
Gary McDaid felt it was only right that Glenswilly won a second Donegal championship in quick succession.

Gary McDaid felt it was only right that Glenswilly won a second Donegal championship in quick succession.

The man who returned this season after taking a year out insisted that Glenswilly were not finished now that they had a second in the bag,

“It means so much to the club and this group of players. We have a group of players in the club at the minute and it would not have done them justice if they only won one championship,” said McDaid.

“We said that we just have to win a second championship. We don’t have a lot of history or tradition in the club.

“But we hope to build up a championship history and tradition in the Glen. We want young people in years to come to look at the walls in the clubrooms and see the photographs of senior championship winning team.

“We have two now and hopefully we will win a few more in the not too distant future.”

Reflecting on the game the Glenswilly boss was not happy with his side’s first half performance and the concession of two goals.

“They caught two goals in the first half and it is something we are going to have to look at; we don’t like conceding goals and it is something we hadn’t done all year in the championship.

“In fairness we only conceded six points and we are fairly happy on that front and that is a positive.”

And even though they were only a point up at the interval, McDaid still felt confident that they would go on and lift the Dr Maguire Cup.

“I have great belief in this group of players. They have been questioned so many times in the past and even in this year’s campaign and they always come out fighting.

“They were a point up at half-time and while they drew level at the start of the second half we came out fighting and won comfortably in the end.

“ I never thought I would see the day when Glenswilly would be able to run down the clock in a county senior final. It is unreal,” said McDaid, who is looking forward to an Ulster Club run against St. Gall’s of Belfast.