Martin McElhinney joined Donegal’s ‘100 Club’ last night, on a proud night for the St Michael’s player.
The Creeslough man was given his debut by Brian McIver in 2007.
Picture: Martin McElhinney receives an award for playing his 100th game for Donegal last night from Donegal County Board Chairman Mick McGrath. Picture by Geraldine Diver.
Last night, he scored a second-half point in the 1-20 to 1-12 win over Cavan at Sean MacCumhaill Park.
“If you’d said to me at the start I’d get 100 appearances for Donegal, I’d have taken your hand off,” the 2012 All-Ireland winner said.
“There are some good names who have got 100 before me. I’m delighted to join that group.
“There’s been highs and a lot of lows. I play because I enjoy the craic with these boys. I’ll continue to do it as best I can.”
McElhinney has had his share of injury trouble of late, but a good winter has allowed him get back up the levels again.
A new-look Donegal has won three-from-three so far in 2019 and have a McKenna Cup semi-final against Armagh on Sunday.
McElhinney said: It’s a good sign to compete in the McKenna Cup.
“We want to be successful. We want to get out in the League and get promoted back to Division 1 and be in good stead for the Championship.”
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