To be fair about it, by half-time the game was over. There was a certain amount of sloppiness, due in some way to the poor display of Louth, especially in the first half.
That led to difficulties in the second half when Louth opened us up for two goals in a minute which brought them back into the game.
Overall, it was a mixture of the good, the bad and the ugly.
In the first half we decimated Louth, but in saying that Louth were a very poor side. In the second half, the intensity of our game slipped.
To be fair, we had a good display for a long period and we have to look at the positives. The return of Christy Toye in the middle of the field and to see him score three points. Himself and Rory (Kavanagh) dominated the middle against a good Louth midfield because Paddy Keenan is a former All-Star and Brian Donnelly was in Australia for some time. Rory’s high fetching against Paddy Keenan was first class. The workrate of Christy Toye was outstanding and Colm Anthony (McFadden) continues to work hard inside, winning ball.
The main thing is we got two points. It will still be down to the last game but scoring average may be enough.
I think after the sting in Newry and the lack of performance, we had a reaction from this Donegal side. We can go to Armagh on Sunday next and a draw will be enough to get promotion, but we should go looking for the win.
It was a good weekend for Donegal with the minors having a very good win over Tyrone. It is never easy to b eat Tyrone. Congratulations to Declan Bonner.
Congrats also to my own college Magh Ene, who won an Ulster title defeating Largy, Cavan.
Also it was a good year for colleges with St. Eunan’s and Colaiste na Carraige and PCC winning Ulster titles. Unfortunately St. Eunan’s lost out yesterday (Saturday) in the All-Ireland semi-final, but hopefully we will put the cap on it on Wednesday night with the U-21s in the Ulster semi-final against Armagh.
Brian McEniff was in conversation with Peter Campbell