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Coulter glad he made switch to Setanta

Declan Coulter (left) receiving his Gaelic Life All Star last Friday from Niall McCoy.

IT was around this time last year that word started to filter through that Declan Coulter had left the Cuchullain’s club in Armagh, and had linked up with Setanta.

After a fine career with the Orchard county, Coulter decided to switch allegiances and played for Donegal in the league and championship.

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Speaking before the Ulster Final, Setanta manager Paul Campbell mentioned a conversation from the start of 2017 when he told Coulter that they would win the Donegal senior title with or without him.

The full-forward is glad he made the move, and now he has a huge All-Ireland semi-final to prepare for this Sunday.

“I’ve been living up here for a few years, and I knew a lot of the boys around the club,” said Coulter.

“They had underachieved for one reason or another over the last couple of years, and I felt that things might change with a wee bit of organisation and belief in themselves.

“We got a couple of new faces in, and I don’t know if that sparked something.

“We put a big effort in and won Donegal, and I suppose to be fair, they probably would have won it even if I hadn’t joined up.”

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Coulter and Donegal will face Warkwickshire next Saturday.

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