FRANCIE MARTIN SAYS THAT his Naomh Colmcille must become more ‘consistent’ if they’re to keep alive their hopes of winning the Intermediate Championship.
Naomh Colmcille became the first side to advance to the semi-finals thanks to Friday night’s 4-10 to 1-9 win over Carndonagh.
But for a goal glut, a second-half s score famine could have proved costly for the Pairc Colmcille men.
“Carn came on very strong in the second half and put a bit of pressure on us, but we responded well,” Martin (pictured above) told Donegal Sport Hub.
“They took us down to three points, but we came back again. We have to be careful of those wee lapses. We seem to faze out of games and we need to get the consistency.”
Joe Donaghy kicked 2-6 for Naom Colmcille with Don Hegarty and Willie Gillespie also netting.
Already missing the unavailable Ryan McKinley, Naomh Colmcille suffered a what could have been a fatal blow when star man Ryan McErlean hobbled off with a groin injury in the second minute.
Former Glenswilly and Glenfin manager Martin was part of the backroom team of Brian McIver when he was the Donegal senior manager. And he believes McErlean, a farmer by trade in Newtown, is county material.
He said” “Ryan McErlean is a big, strong, skilful player who can carry ball and I have absolutely no doubt that he could make the Donegal team if he had the time to go on it.”
Listen to the full interview below …