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Martin McHugh Thinks 'Certain' Donegal Players Are 'Not Good Enough'

Martin McHugh Thinks 'Certain' Donegal Players Are 'Not Good Enough'

With Donegal trailing by a point to Derry at half-time in their Ulster quarter-final on Sunday, Martin McHugh thought Declan Bonner had some big decisions to make.

McHugh, a 1992 All-Ireland winner and father of Ryan McHugh, felt there were players on the pitch for Donegal who were not of sufficient quality.

"I think Donegal need to make subs at half-time," McHugh said during BBC's coverage of the game.

"There are certain players out there who are not up to it, not good enough. We need to get players on the field of inter-county standard who are good enough.

"If [Derry manager Rory Gallagher] is going to let players have the ball who aren't good enough to do what they are doing, we need to get players on the field who are good enough."

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Martin McHugh questions Donegal mental toughness

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Prior to the game, McHugh had suggested there is lack of mental strength in the Donegal panel.

"We look at Donegal, and we go back to last year's Ulster final," he said.

"I think Donegal are a bit like the Cork footballers and Galway hurlers: When you most expect them and want them to deliver, they let you down.

"Are they soft centred, mentally weak or whatever? But that's the disappointing thing.

"Where as the likes of Tyrone, will always win matches we expect them to win, and that's not just because Mickey [Harte] is here beside me."

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