FROM THE brink of a Championship exit a little more than a week ago, all of a sudden Glenswilly are into the quarter-finals as one of the group winners.
Michael Canning’s team bounced back from an opening defeat at Ardara to defeat Dungloe and Bundoran and make it into the last eight.
“We’re absolutely delighted,” Canning told Donegal Sport Hub.[adrotate group=”38″]
“From the day we left Ardara, to beat Bundoran and get through is great. To top the group again is a little bonus.
“Neil (Gallagher) and Michael made the difference for us.
“We got the goals at the right time. We are always poor starters in games, but we wanted to push on in the first half today. Having Neil and Michael there helped to drive us on.[adrotate group=”37″]
“We have a huge amount of experience and they’ll push it on in the quarter-finals.”
Glenswilly were Dr Maguire winners in 2011 and 2013, but Canning was quick to note the changes on his teamsheet these days.
He said: “There’s a real changing of the guard in Glenswilly. There are a lot of faces that people wouldn’t know out there.[adrotate group=”76″]
“We were just looking that James Gallagher, Ryan Diver, Paddy McFadden, Cathal Gallagher and ‘Chesney’, Ciaran Gibbons, in today who wouldn’t have been starters in the strong teams of years gone by.
“We had the likes of Caoimhinn Marley, Ethan Sweeney, Christopher McMonagle and Shaun Burke, who’s back from Australia, coming off the bench. We do have a small panel, but they’re putting in a big shift.”
Listen to the full interview below …