DOWNINGS CAPTAIN Colin Gallagher has been in the habit of picking up silverware this year – and added the Dr McCloskey Cup to the sideboard yesterday.
Downings, though, hit back with a few late points, the last of them by Gary McClafferty, to take the win.
Picture caption: Colin Gallagher, the Downings captain, makes a speech after the game. Picture by Geraldine Diver[adrotate group=”85″]
“Downings is on lockdown – the Bridge is closed!” Gallagher declared.
“We are a second half team. It takes a lot to get us going. In the Gaeltacht semi-final, we were eight down and won it by four. We just keep grinding it out and get the scores.
“Something just clicks for us. We’re learning all the time.”[adrotate group=”83″]
Downings have had a massive year with Donegal and All-Ireland Gaeltacht titles already having been won.
Their win in the All-Ireland Gaeltacht in Cork was their first in 34 years.
Gallagher said: “It seems like so long now since we won the Gaeltacht. Our League form dipped after that. It has been such a long year. We’ve come up and down through different things.[adrotate group=”38″]
“We’re dying to push on into Intermediate now to test it. This has rounded off a brilliant year for us.”
Listen to the full interview below …