MICHAEL BOYLE showed last night that he lost none of his quick reflexes in a Man of the Match display as Termon overcame Gaoth Dobhair at The Burn Road.
Boyle, who has only recently returned from a cruciate lay-off, was in top form.
The Termon goalkeeper made fine saves to deny Kevin Cassidy and Daire Ó Baoill while Cian Mulligan had another effort blocked by Kevin McDaid.[adrotate group=”37″]
It was a result that seemed possible, given the previous meetings of the two, and yet few had given Termon hope.
“We had that bit of hope that we could take Gaoth Dobhair on,” Boyle told Donegal Sport Hub.
“Coming into the game, not too many people gave us a chance. We felt with a couple of men coming back, Enda McCormick back in from the county minor team and Ricky Gallagher who was playing unbelievable at the start., strengthened things up.[adrotate group=”38″]
“They are flying in the League and are one of the big teams. We felt that we had a chance, especially on our home patch. The lads gave everything and that’s all we asked.
“Gaoth Dobhair had a serious amount of goal chances. We had the rub of the green at times. The game could have been out of sight, but we hung in there and it’s great for the lads to get a result like that. It’s now a massive game for us next weekend.”
Termon will take on Four Masters at The Burn Road next Sunday while Gaoth Dobhair must head for the champions, Naomh Conaill.
Boyle said: “With our League form, it hasn’t been great. Now, I think that’ll give the lads a bit of belief. We know now we have something to play for. We’ll get a good bit of belief from that game.”
Listen to the full interview below …