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Replying To Lockjaw:  "That's true. Gaoth Dobhair definitely butchered a couple of very good opportunities for goals in the first half. Any team with ambitions of beating Naomh Conaill need to be absolutley clinical with chances like those. It was a double whammy for them when McDyre's goal went in at the other end. So instead of maybe establishing a 5 or 6 point lead, they found themselves 5 points down. And against a seasoned team like Naomh Conaill, it was always going to be an uphill struggle from there.

A lot would depend on injuries, emigration and lads returning home, but I think Gaoth Dobhair could be very strong in a few years time as well. You could have a core of experienced lads like O'Baoíll, McFadden-Ferry, Carroll, Mulligan, Gillespie, Harkin etc and the successful u21 crop, plus they had six county minors this year who will hopefully continue to develop. A lot can change though so it's no guarantee."
Gaoth Dobhair as a club kinda remind me of Donegal senior team in the 2000's, lots of talented players, but they are lacking focus and commitment required to fulfil their true potential and also lacking luck on the injury front.

Seeing that list of players you listed in addition to the likes of Odhran MacNiallais, the McGee's etc, they had an unreal panel of talent for club level, they could be All Ireland contenders regularly if things would fall right for them.

Commodore (Donegal) - Posts: 1143 - 23/07/2024 12:39:36    2560878