DEREK ‘SHIVEY’ DOHERTY played down his match-winning goal for Cockhill Celtic against Letterkenny Rovers on Sunday.
“It was a very hard-fought game,” Doherty told Donegal Sport Hub.
“We probably didn’t play as well as we’d hope. We had a good start and went one up, but then Letterkenny started to grow.[adrotate group=”80″]
“It was the same in the second half. Letterkenny dominated, but we dug in and managed to hold on.”
On his goal, Doherty said: “Mark Moran picked it up. I saw a wee bit of space and darted into it. Mark found me, I got a touch and came back onto the left foot, which was panicky enough, but I swung a leg and it went in, thank God.”
Watching Letterkenny get to the final last season was a wrench for Cockhill who, after dominating the domestic scene in recent years, crave a national sojourn themselves.
Doherty said: “We’ve been very unlucky in the last number of years. We counted one time that out of 14 Cup games we had 12 away. We’d like a home draw and a wee bit of luck, but playing teams from around the country, there aren’t many who are easy beaten.[adrotate group=”83″]
“We always chat about a run in the Intermediate. We’d love to get a run. Letterkenny getting to the final was great for the League last year.”
Listen to the full interview below …