SHAUN PAUL BARRETT praised the character and belief of his Donegal minors after they reached the Ulster MFC final.
Donegal overcame Monaghan 3-15 to 2-12 in Cavan in yesterday evening’s semi-final.
Donegal started and finished strongly, but had to withstand serious Monaghan pressure at the start of the second half, when the Farney men hit 1-3 to get back into it.
“Sometimes we make it hard for ourselves, but we’re delighted to get through,” Barrett said.[adrotate group=”43″]
“It’s what dreams are made of and it’s what these young lads have been thinking about all year.
“We knew Monaghan would come at us and put us up against it. When we played them in the League they did the same.
“They got a goal and a couple of points and had us under pressure, but they have great character, this team. They have great belief in themselves and the work very hard.”[adrotate group=”53″]
Jason McGee and Eoghan McGettigan bagged the goals in the first half and Odhrán McFadden-Ferry netted in the second half during that spell when Monaghan were on top.
McGee’s goal came in the eighth minute and his midfield colleague Kieran Gallagher had a storming game in the engine room.
Barrett said: “I don’t know if there is a better pairing of midfield players in the country. They gave an exhibition in there.”[adrotate group=”70″]
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