There’s a ‘great buzz’ surrounding Gaoth Dobhair ahead of today’s Ulster Club SFC semi-final against Crossmaglen, according to manager Mervyn O’Donnell.
A 12 year wait for Donegal SFC honours has come to an end and large numbers will travel to Healy Park today to throw their support behind the team.
“There is a great buzz, but for us it is a great challenge,” O’Donnell said in an extensive interview with GAA.ie.
“The lads want to play the best and a lot of them have been involved with the county at some stage. I think maybe 80 per cent of the squad have played county at some level whether it be 16s, minor, 21 or county, they know what it is like to play the bigger teams and the occasion. There is no fear as far as I can say.
“We have a great fanbase as well and you can see that there is a great buzz within our parish. The flags and the bunting is up everywhere, everyone has got behind us.”