Listen: “This is going to be a dogfight,” says Gaoth Dobhair’s Neil McGee

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Gaoth Dobhair’s Neil McGee is expecting a ‘dogfight’ in Sunday’s county final against Naomh Conaill.

McGee won the 2002 and 2006 finals with Gaoth Dobhair, but they’ve not been back since.

Picture: Neil McGee with Mervyn O’Donnell and Christopher McFadden. Picture by Geraldine Diver

“Once I came onto the scene, we competed every year for three or four years,” McGee said.

“Things fell away a bit. The talent was always there, but there was a bit of a clash there all the time.

“This is going to be a dogfight.”

Gaoth Dobhair won Division 1 of the All-County League this year having played much of the season without their posse of county players.

One of those who came back to bolster the squad in August, McGee said: “Once we got knocked out by Tyrone, there wasn’t a big panic to get county boys back. The lads had the League nearly won. They didn’t start crying about county players. They played away at games and they’re better for it. It’s hard to beat just playing games.”

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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