ONE OF THE features of Donegal’s win over Down yesterday was the performance of Martin O’Reilly at centre-back.
The MacCumhaills man excelled in the position and was the recipient of a number of Man of the Match votes from reporters, although that award was scooped by Ciaran Thompson.
“I played a bit there at under-21. It’s difficult, but I’m enjoying it,” O’Reilly told Donegal Sport Hub afterwards.
Picture caption: Martin O’Reilly in action against Down. Picture courtesy of Chris Doherty.
“You have to play for the greater good of the side.”
O’Reilly was involved as a link in several attacks and scored two frees himself in the 1-11 to 0-11 win.
He said: “It’s a great start. It’s great to see the young boys doing well.
“There’s no doubt that you be nervous on the first day out, but the boys did super.”
Listen to the full interview below …