“WE have to win together and we have to lose together, so we just have to stay positive,” was the immediate reaction of Eamon McGee after the game.
“Cavan (in the championship) is the main target so we’ll not get too down about it but obviously there’s work to do between now and then.
“The boys last year put in a really good effort to get up to Division One and we have to respect that and we have to work hard to keep that status.
“It’s definitely something that has to be respected, playing up against the best teams, especially for the likes of the young players coming through like Marty O’Reilly and these boys. It’s the best place for them to learn their trade.”
The big Gaoth Dobhair man was a little disappointed to have received a second yellow card although he had a good tussle with big Kieran Donaghy. “The first one came when I pressed the point about the penalty and he took issue with that. The second one I thought was a good tackle.
“He (Donaghy) got away from me for a couple of points in the first half and I felt I was coming into it (when I was sent off),” said McGee, who said that he has no recurring trouble with his injury.
“From January onwards it was one thing after another; you were just waiting for something to go. But after a few weeks hard training and get that out of your head. Once you get fit, the head soon follows. I was making runs today that I wouldn’t have made three or four weeks ago. I just need to work a wee bit on my confidence and impose myself a wee bit more. Hopefully by the end of the league, it will be 100 per cent.”