MARTIN REGAN WAS pleased to see his Naomh Conaill side continue their impressive defence of the Donegal SFC with a win over St Eunan’s today.
In the end, the side from Glenties won 1-13 to 1-8, although joint-manager Regan admits the margins were much closer than that. He cited a Daragh Gallagher goal which he stated was “fortuitous” while Rory Kavanagh rattled the Naomh Conaill post late on.[adrotate group=”38″]
“It’s never anything but a tight game,” Regan said of St Eunan’s. “It could have gone either way.”
Naomh Conaill’s panel strength enabled Regan and Martin Doherty to introduce the likes of John O’Malley and Gallagher from the bench to ultimately win.[adrotate group=”53″]
“It’s huge to have the panel,” Regan said. “There are lads there who would walk onto most senior teams in the country. We’re very lucky. We got over the line and won five points. We’re getting the rub of the green. We scored a fortuitous goal and Rory Kavanagh then hit the post.”
Naomh Conaill will now face Kilcar, who were hugely impressive in their last eight fixture – a 0-19 to 0-4 win over Termon last night – in the semi-finals this coming weekend.
“Kilcar are a quality side,” Regan added. “They are going to be a huge proposition. We’ll reassess and try and get the bodies right. It’s just a bit of tactical work now this week. Kilcar were very impressive and will be a tough nut to crack next week.”
Regan spoke to Alan Foley afterwards …