TERMON MADE IT through to the quarter-finals of the Donegal SFC with a two-point win over Four Masters at the Burn Road on Saturday evening.
Ricky Gallagher returned for the vital win – 2-13 to 2-11 – and the victory the week beforehand against Gaoth Dobhair. The centre-back had broken his collarbone in Termon’s first championship outing, a 1-11 to 1-2 loss to Naomh Conaill in May.
Photo caption: Termon’s Ricky Gallagher keeps an eye on how things are unfolding in his side’s win over Four Masters in the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Donegal SFC on Saturday evening. Photo Geraldine Diver
Gallagher admits the permutations in the group were on the players’ minds beforehand, although Termon knew a win would guarantee their progression. And even at four points down at the break, the side managed by Francie Friel still had it in them to rally for a much-improved second half.
“Yesterday we were trying to work it out, the score difference,” Gallagher said. “But we knew if we won then we’d be okay. A lot of boys stood up. There’s nothing like a championship win.
“Last week we weren’t shocked beating Gaoth Dobhair. I was only back and played it cautious enough but after 15 or 20 minutes the adrenaline gets going. There’s lots of young boys coming through and the older boys have experience here.”
Listen to Gallagher’s interview in full with Alan Foley below …