Gap between top five and the rest

Impressed with Gaoth Dobhair

Gap between top five and the rest

Kilcar and Gaoth Dobhair are the pacesetters in Division One of the Donegal All County Football League as the league reached the halfway mark at the weekend.

They are most definitely the form teams, followed closely by St Eunan’s and Naomh Conaill, the top four in Division One.

St Michael’s are a bit behind the rest but are the next highest as the league has broken into two halves and there is a big gap developing between the top five and the next five.

The bottom five is made up of Termon, Glenswilly, Ardara, Dungloe and Bundoran.

The league champions are going to come from the top four and the two for going down is going to come from the bottom five with Glenswilly, Ardara, Dungloe and Bundoran in the most precarious position.

Gaoth Dobhair have a serious side. We played them in Gaelic Park and I was very impressed with them. They have a lot of good footballers and they have a good mix between youth and experience. I was very impressed with them and if they can keep it together they are not only contenders for the league but also for the championship.

We played St Eunan’s last weekend and we opened them up for six goals and had them on the rack. But they introduced John Haran and Kevin Rafferty and pulled a win out of the fire.

The big difference between the two teams was that they knew how to win.

Paul Brennan is playing brilliant football for us and he scored a brilliant goal against St Eunan’s. If there was a goal of the season it would take some beating. He's a fine footballer and has really come into his own since moving to centre-back. Rory Gallagher could do worse than have a look at him.

St Eunan’s are a good side, but they are beatable. Kilcar and Naomh Conaill are the other two teams going well and they will be in the shake up and will have a say on where silverware ends up.

Finally, this week, Tyrone look the deal in Ulster after their performance in Celtic Park. I know Derry were no great shakes, but you cannot take it away from Tyrone, they played well and are looking like the team to beat in Ulster.

Brian McEniff was in conversation with Tom Comack.