MILFORD were playing Division 4 football just three years ago, but now Moyle View Park is set to open its gates to the big guns of Donegal football for the first time.
Last night, Milford sealed a first ever promotion to Division 1 thanks to a 1-15 to 2-9 win over Glenfin at Pairc Tabhoige.
It is a remarkable rise and one that’s on a par, in League terms at least, with that of Glenswilly a decade ago.
The club was formed in 1983 and the highest they rose to was their previous spell in Division 2, back in 1993.[adrotate group=”38″]
In Division 2 again for the first time since, Milford have been leading the way for much of the year.
Last night, a third promotion in four years was sealed and Milford had realised a lifetime’s dream.
“It’s unbelievable,” manager Danny O’Donnell told Donegal Sport Hub’s Charlie Collins.[adrotate group=”68″]
“It’s a great reward for people who kept the club alive during the bad days.
“I don’t think Division 1 will phase them. Some of these boys have won Division 1 titles at Under-14 and Under-16 level.
“It’s never easy, but credit to the lads they’ve won seven out of eight away games. They deserve all the credit. It’s a fantastic achievement.”[adrotate group=”37″]
O’Donnell had a previous successful stint as manager of his home club, Naomh Muire, but has been out for the last few years.
He said: “There was a hunger to get back into it. I never thought about where the chance would come, but Milford sold it to me. It was a challenge, but the club have made it very easy.”
Listen to the full interview below …