FOLLOWING A DRAW against Kilcar on opening day, St Eunan’s felt the most conventional way to progress from Group B of the SFC was to win their two other fixtures.
Yesterday evening in Fintra, the side managed by David McGinley posted the first of those with a 2-14 to 1-6 success against Killybegs and now the Letterkenny side will aim for another next Sunday at St Michael’s in Dunfanaghy.[adrotate group=”56″]
McGinley made a few switches to what would’ve been perceived to be his starting team’s shape with Rory Kavanagh at full-forward and Sean Hensey and Darragh McWalters at midfield, with Kevin Rafferty missing out with a shoulder injury. Darragh Toal made his championship debut.
“We needed two wins and we have one so we need,” McGinley said afterwards. “When the group stages came in, the change from the old way where it was just knock-out football was there. I always think knock-out football brings out the best in us. I could feel it in the build-up. There’s more calrity in everything we’re doing. I could see in training.[adrotate group=”38”]
“We need to be flexible,” McGinley added. “We’re trying to develop and that’s something that we wanted to look at. It gives us a great opportunity to learn about other players. Playing championship football is where you learn the most.”
McGinley spoke to Alan Foley in Fintra. Listen to the interview in full below …