Frank McGlynn and Donegal want another Ulster title and that is what drove Donegal to victory over Fermanagh.
The double All-Star was replaced late on after shipping a hefty challenge and received a warm applause from the crowd in the stands as he made his way to the dugout.
“They had pegged us back a little before the break. But we knew ourselves unless we responded to it and we matched their levels and pinned them back, then it wasn’t going to end well for us,” said McGlynn.
“There are a lot of boys in there who are really driven to win an Ulster title and without beating Fermanagh that was stopping here today.
“That bite and that hunger came back to us early in the second half and we finished the game off.”
The Donegal game plan was to get off to a good start and put Fermanagh on the back foot from the word go.
“We had the start we wanted, we had a couple of scores and then Odhran’s goal opened up a four cushion. Having a lead probably let us manage the game a bit better, even though we had 14 men.
“We could let them have a spare man and still be set up well at the back and it played out well for us.”
The Glenfin man, though named at centre half-back, played in a more advanced role and proved a good link between midfield and the attack. He kicked an early point and was involved in the build up to both goals.
“Fermanagh were tough to break down all day long. I was lucky enough I played a one two with Martin McElhinney who spotted my run. Marty O’Reilly played a good ball across to Odhran and he showed on both occasions on the end of chances that he’s the man to finish them.”
Despite the seven point winning margin, the versatile McGlynn feels that there is a good deal of room for improvement ahead of the semi-final showdown with Monaghan.
“When you have that five/six point lead you can sit back that little bit, still Fermanagh prized openings and created some other goal chances. So we were lucky enough to see the game out.”
“We’ll recover now, get back into training this week and hopefully the bodies will be right for Monaghan,” said McGlynn.