'We Just Thought We'd Change It A Bit And Go For It More'

'We Just Thought We'd Change It A Bit And Go For It More'

For the second consecutive year, a Donegal team will contest the Ulster club football final.

Naomh Conaill beat Monaghan champions Clontibret by three points at Healy Park in Omagh on Saturday to reach the decider.

The game was Naomh Conaill's tenth match in ten weeks. It took a trilogy of games against Gaoth Dobhair to decide the Donegal final.

Eoghan McGettigan was the star man for the Glenties team, scoring half of their 12 point total. Three of his points came from play.

"At the start of the year, we knew what we were capable of after losing the last two [Donegal] finals," McGettigan told TG4 after the game.


"We knew if we could win this one, we could kick on, especially after putting out the [Ulster] champions [Gaoth Dobhair] in the county final.

"In Donegal, especially, you have to be more defensive. Coming in here, teams play more open and it gives you more of a chance to attack. We just thought we'd change it a bit and go for it more."

McGettigan hailed the work rate of midfield duo Ciaran Thompson and Leo McLoone.

"The work they go through isn't right, you know," said McGettigan.

"Only for them up and down the field the whole time... They put their head in where some of us wouldn't put our feet."

Naomh Conaill will face the winners of Derrygonnelly and Kilcoo semi-final which takes place on Sunday afternoon. It will be the club's second time contesting the Ulster final. They lost the 2010 final to Crossmaglen Rangers.

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