“We haven’t won a game in the league. It has been an amazing journey. I’m finding it fascinating. I am struggling to field in the league and I landed today and I needed a bigger bus to get all the players here. I had to get people sitting on laps. They are mad for the championship down in Killybegs,” said Killybegs manager, Martin Boyle, in the aftermath of the win over MacCumhaill’s
“The 1988 team is being commemorated and it would be a dream come true for some of them to be on the field. Eoin Ban and Hugh McFadden, whose fathers were playing in ‘88.”
The manager felt his side had been worthy winners and had been very disciplined when things got tight. “We would (normally) start bitching at the ref, bitching at one another. Tonight we just got on with it. There were some excellent displays. Hugh McFadden was an excellent full-forward, a real threat.
“Jason Noctor, when he’s on the field of play for us, we are a different side. Daniel Breslin, Enda (Murphy) and Matthew Smith around the middle of the field; they really put it in for us tonight.”
The manager was asked about the non appearance of Brendan Faherty and Paul McGinley: “Brendan Faherty was available today, but we found out that his paperwork was not correct. Paul McGinley is playing out in America and he is not available. That was a mistake. I said it tongue in cheek that Paul (McGinley) was home too.
“Brendan (Faherty) is not home for football reasons. It was just a coincidence,” said Martin. I hope to be talking to you boys again in a few weeks’ time and I will have no tongue in cheek at that stage.
“We’re now in with the big dogs. Eunan’s are out. If we could put Kilcar out of it tomorrow, it would be good. Us and Malin in the final would be a novelty,”laughed Killybegs manager, Martin Boyle, with his tongue firmly back in his cheek.