Eamon Ward was an unlikely goalscorer for Donegal in the 2-16 to 1-8 win over Queen’s in the Dr McKenna Cup on Sunday.
Glenswilly clubman Ward, who is a native of Clontibret, Co Monaghan, was making his home debut at 33.
The full-back said: “It was only my second goal since I came to Donegal. I got one in Gweedore in the league match for Glenswilly but I don’t get up too often. It came at a good time as I could recover at half-time!
“Any day I can play for Donegal is great. I’m just happy to be here and playing.
“We’re not at full fitness but as the weeks go on the fitness levels and the sharpness levels are improving.”
Ward made a beeline from the edge of his own square and having been involved in the move early after Michael Boyle’s short kick-out, then shot past Michael Cunningham - the Queen’s goalkeeper - at the other end.
“It was great to get the goal just before half-time and it was nice to get one on the sheet,” Ward added. “It came from a short kick-out and I was involved in the lead-up. Martin McElhinney picked me out and I got on the end of it and was lucky enough to get it under the ‘keeper.”