Frank McGlynn became the latest centurion in Donegal’s footballing ranks following yesterday’s showing at the Athletic Grounds.
The Glenfin defender was winded in the first minute of the Dr McKenna Cup match, which Donegal managed to win 1-10 to 0-11.
McGlynn recovered and gave an assured display from right wing-back and afterwards, because of his feat, was the focus of the majority of the waiting media.
“We played a more consistent performance over the 70 minutes today,” McGlynn said.
“I went down early and it was the likes of that and a black card I was trying to avoid! It was only a bit of a winding so I was fine.
“It’s nice to reach 100 games and it’s a great milestone. I’ve had some great support from family, friends and people at the club.
“It was nice to get the win too against a competitive Armagh team at the Athletic Grounds. We were lucky in a way to get the goal from Colm McFadden. It was a scrappy goal but it certainly spurred us on to clinch the game.
“We made the most of the wind late on so it’s no harm getting the win.”
McGlynn joins Colm McFadden, Christy Toye, Karl Lacey, Rory Kavanagh, Eamon and Neil McGee, Neil Gallagher and Paul Durcan in hitting the 100.
Neil McGee reached his 100-cap milestone last February for the first match in the Allianz League against Kildare are Croke Park.
But the Gaoth Dobhair defender was glad yesterday to get back into action for the first time since last year’s All-Ireland quarter-final hammering by Mayo.
Introduced at half-time, McGee had a couple of late tussles with the lively Jamie Clarke.
“I trained for the first time on Tuesday night and thankfully I had no reaction and the plan was to come on today and get about 15 or 20 minutes,” McGee said.
“Hopefully, I will get another game on Wednesday night against Queens and see how it goes from there.
“I had a knee problem and they couldn’t figure out what was wrong so I just did rehab on it for the last eight weeks and great credit to the medicial team they have got me back fit again.
“We are not going to read too much into the McKenna Cup and today’s win. It is just a matter of getting back playing again and trying out new players and getting ready for the league.
“We have tried out a few lads. Darach O’Connor came in and has done well and Odhran MacNiallais has beeg showing well and Leon Thompson came on today and had an impact.
“There was positives there today and we battled really hard and it was good to see Colm McFadden and Michael Murphy battling for the ball there at the finish,” said the All-Star full-back.