McFadden targets All-Ireland

Colm McFadden played in his fourth Ulster final on Sunday and pocketed his second Ulster medal.

Colm McFadden played in his fourth Ulster final on Sunday and pocketed his second Ulster medal.

And once again with six points - all in the second half - the St Michael’s scoring machine was his team’s top scorer.

“It was frustrating in the first half and I seemed to be all over the place. But things went better for me in the second half and I kicked a few points and when the game opened up there was a little more space and I got a few more chances,” said Colm.

The St. Michael’s man admitted that such has been the change in Donegal fortunes over the last two seasons since the arrival of his brother-in-law Jim McGuinness as manager that he has pinched himself on more than one occasion in recent months.

“It has been a great two years and it is a great time for Donegal football. It is great to be part of it and it is important to make the most of it,” said Colm.

“For a number of years, it was Armagh and Tyrone, and now it is our turn and I suppose these things go in cycles and after winning Ulster for a second year in a row we are up there now.

“Naturally, the objective now has to be to build on this success. The All-Ireland has to be the next target.

“But there are 12/13 other teams still in the race and with the same ambition and goal. We are just going to have to wait on the quarter-final draw and see who we get. But the target has to be to get back to where we were last year and the All-Ireland semi-final.”