DECLAN WASH HAS taken Sam Maguire to Malin and now he’d love to take the Dr Maguire as well.
Walsh, an All-Ireland winner in 2012, was part of the Malin team who this afternoon overcame Dungloe 0-13 to 1-8 in the quarter-final of the Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Donegal SFC.[adrotate group=”81″]
Malin were six points down at one stage in the first half, 1-6 to 0-3, but finished the half out well to only go in three down. Walsh admits that the defeat in their only other ever senior semi-final, against Killybegs in 2013, was discussed today.
“At half-time we went back to the semi-final loss against Killybegs, We said we had a choice whether to step it up of just let it pass us,” he said. “In the first half we weren’t at it. Three points at the end of the first half gave us a wee bit of a lift. They were very important points.”[adrotate group=”38″]
Malin turned it around in the final quarter to seal their win and now will take on Glenswilly next weekend in the semi-final.
“We had plenty of legs in and around the middle of the park,” added Walsh, speaking before the draw for the last four. “We knew that if we could get some of the momentum going. We were creating chances. We’re the underdog -; massive underdogs at that.
“We hope that support will double again for the semi-final. The crowd definitely helped us along.”
Walsh spoke to Alan Foley afterwards …