Donegal record-breaker Neil McGee says the Division 2 final win can act as a spur for Declan Bonner’s new-look side.
With Donegal’s ship leaking water, Bonner sent McGee in as a 13th minute substitute. It was the Gaoth Dobhair man’s 174th Donegal appearance and beyond Colm McFadden’s previous 173 record.
McGee’s presence was crucial as Donegal overturned an early eight-point deficit to get their hands on the prize.
“It’s a great feeling, particularly to do it here at Croke Park in a national final,” McGee told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.
“That makes it sweeter and to get the win tops it off.”
McGee was a Division 1 winner with Donegal in 2007 and a Division 2 winner in 2011.
McGee was a late-comer to this squad due to his club commitments with Gaoth Dobhair.
But the former three-time All-Star has been impressed by what he’s seen so far.
McGee said: “It’s great to get a bit of silverware. There isn’t that much silverware going around.
“Particularly for the younger boys, Declan has blooded a lot of them through the League. The material is there. You see a lot of teams going away with no silverware, so this is a good start for them.”
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