NFL 2021 - 1 Like(s)
I took some major positives from the Dublin game,
1. There wasn't much in it, yes Dublin won by 4 points and were leading by 8 or 9 points at one stage after their goal (1-06 purple patch), but Donegal had an ambundance of chances dropped short, blocked or wide, which would have made this a tighter contest. We could also live with them in terms of physicality and pace.
2. Donegal showed improvement defensively, and Odhran McFadden Ferry was a welcome sight and Tony McClenaghan did well. Brendan McCole and Caolan Ward also did well. Stephen McMenamin did well considering he is not at full fitness.
3. Caolan McGonagle is really stepping up and turning into a fine midfielder, I was impressed by his direct runs at Dublins defence, which they struggled with, just liked they struggled with big Cooke from Galway in the previous round, something that should be noted for Championship if playing the Dubs.
4. Odhran MacNiallais is a fantastic player: hopefully his injury is not too serious, as his return has given us a welcome boost, his pace, vision and scoring ability gives us an added edge and really gives our opposition major headaches on marking.
5. Paddy McBrearty may be predictable, but its still hard to stop, he has so far been firing on all cylinders against every team we played, hopefully this will continue in Ulster and the All Ireland.
Commodore (Donegal) - 14/06/2021 08:32:30
Championship - 1 Like(s)
My Donegal Championship starting lineup
Caolan Ward, Stephen McMenamin, Odhran McFadden Ferry.
Eoghan Ban Gallagher, Hugh McFadden, Peadar Mogan/Ryan McHugh,
Caolan McGonigle and Jason McGee,
Ciaran Thompson, Michael Langan, Odhran MacNiallais,
Paddy McBrearty, Michael Murphy, Jamie Brennan/Oisin Gallen.
Commodore (Donegal) - 14/06/2021 08:41:51