The Glenswilly club chairman, Mick Murphy, while disappointed, was very proud of the way his club represented their county
“I have to say, the boys were ver4y go”od represenatatives for Donegal. They dd very well today, playing a very, very good Ballinderry team,” said Murphy, while watching Ballinderry lift the cup in Healy Park, Omagh, on Sunday evening
“I suppose at the end of the day, we came up short today. We’re that bit disappointed, but for effort you would have to give it 100% and that’s it,” he said.
Glenswilly gave everything they after falling behind before half-time. They had got off to the perfect start with Michael Murphy, Mick’s son, finding the net after just 25 seconds.
They allowed Ballinderry back into the game but then had a magnificent start to the second half which saw them go ahead again and the Glenswilly supporters were beginning to dream.
“At the end of the day that greater experience of Ballinderry told. It is their third year in-a-row and this is our first time.
“It’s an experience for us but when you come up against quality, quality always comes to the top. I have to say I wish them the very best of luck going forward,” said Mick, who added that the Derry champions hit some great scores over the course of the game.
“They got some fantastic long range points, as good as I have ever seen in my time watching football. There were some brilliant points,” he said.
“We played well. I have to admire our lads. I have to give them credit. Each and every one of them, the whole panel have trained hard this year; they worked hard for this. They said they would give it a shot and they did give it a decent shot.
“To be fair no one can take from us that we put a serious effort into it,” said the Glenswilly chairman.
It has been a good year for the Murphy household but Sunday was just one of those days that didn’t finish well.