Listen: Bernard McGeehan on the long wait as MacCumhaills bridge top flight gap


Bernard McGeehan’s expression said it all as the pride beamed from the Sean MacCumhaills manager after seeing his side make their return to Division 1.

A 3-16 to 1-13 win over St Naul’s confirmed promotion for the Twin Towns side.

Picture: Sean MacCumhaills manager Bernard McGeehan speaks to Chris McNulty after today’s game. Picture by Chris Doherty

The last time MacCumhaills played in the top flight, in 2003, McGeehan lined out for the Finnsiders. 

“It’s been too long,” he said. 

“I’m delighted for that bunch of lads. We set down a plan and they executed it to the letter of the law. They put their lives on hold this year.

“There were no punches pulled. Anything less than promotion was going to be a failure. We didn’t talk about championship – it was all about the League.”

Goals from Brian Lafferty, Aaron Kelly and Gavin Gallagher were the big scores today while Martin and Steven O’Reilly helped to lead the way.

McGeehan added: “It’s absolutely massive for us. It will bring people closer to the club. Boys playing at under-14 now will see that there is something worth going after.” 

Listen to the full interview below …

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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