It is only February warns McGee

It is only February warns McGee

All-Star full-back Neil McGee was happy with the win but he also insisted it was only February and there is still a lot of football to played before the season is out.

“It was a good win and I suppose the thing now is not to get too carried away; it is only February,” said McGee.

“It is a good way to go into the three week break and I expect the training to ramp up now over the next few weeks.

“We got off to a good start. We targeted their kickout and it worked and we hit the early points and the goal from Marty (O’Reilly) was a great score and it put us in the driving seat.

They got on top at a stage and had a purple patch and hit 1-3 and were right back in the game in the middle of the first half.

“That is something we would not be happy with. We never like giving away goals and it is something we are going to have to look to see how we gave away goals.

“In fairness Cork are a good side and good teams always have their spells and Cork had theirs today.

“But the good thing is that we responded well and were well in control again at half-time.

“Overall we are playing well and are creating goal chances of our own. We scored two today and three last week against Down,” said McGee.

“It is a good two points and puts us in a good position going into the break especially as we

have not a wild lot of training done.

“The boys are being very good and not over training any of the older boys and just easing everybody back nice and easy.

“And then you have the young lads who have come in and are doing well and then you see the likes of Leo McLoone, who is flying at the minute and really pushing guys.

“Then you have the young lads putting on the pressure so if you are not putting in the work you won’t be in the team.

“The target was four points from the opening two games and it takes the pressure off but we have a number of tough games to come, Mayo at home, Dublin and Monaghan away.

“We have Mayo next and they will be under pressure now that they have lost their first two games. So there is still a lot of football to play in the league.”

The Gaoth Dobhair man is very happy with the way the season is shaping up and feels there is a good buzz in the squad and the young and old have blended well.

“We have a very good squad of players at the moment. During Jim McGuinness’s time we probably used the same 18/19 players but now we have a panel of 24 all pushing for places. It is a good position to be in.”

McGee went off injured in the second half but he insisted it was nothing serious.

“I just felt the groin tightening a little and once we scored the second goal it was decided that it was better if I came off in case I do any damage.”