LIKE HIS FIRST League game in charge of St Eunan’s, first time out in the Championship ended in a draw for David McGinley.
The Letterkenny side, on home turf at O’Donnell Park, had edged two points in front by the 55th minute against Kilcar and even after the visitors levelled it again, Conor Gibbons split the posts in injury time for a one-point advantage.[adrotate group=”56"]
However, Kilcar got back on terms through a long-range free from Ryan McHugh and might’ve won it through Ciaran McGinley at the bitter end, only for the midfielder to shoot wide.
All in all though, the majority of those enjoying the sun felt the 0-13 to 1-10 draw was a reasonably fair way to finish.[a[adrotate group=”42"]p>“It could’ve gone anyway,” David McGinley (pictured above by Geraldine Diver) said afterwards. “We had enough control in the second half to pull further clear and not be holding on at the end. I’m happy enough with the draw.”
St Eunan’s, who opened McGinley’s tenure in management with a 3-14 to 3-14 draw against Gaoth Dobhair, lost rory Kavanagh to a black card midway through the first half for a shove on Ciaran McGinley.[adr[adrotate group=”41"]“It was disappointing to lose Rory. It wasn’t ideal,” David McGinley said. “He’s our captain. After that first 15 minutes we’d adapted well and weren’t hemorrhaging then. In the second half we probably just had enough control to kick on.”
“There was a lot of talk about Kilcar before the game. I feel there’s more in us. But I’m very proud of how hard they worked throughout the field. Ultimately I’m proud of how they competed and how the adapted.”