McGuinness ‘extremely happy’ with Louth win

There are only four counties remaining in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship and Donegal are one of those.

They were clear favourites to beat Louth and avoided any complacency as they won by eight points.

Donegal didn’t appear to pick up any fresh injuries and team manager Jim McGuinness was in a good mood as he addressed the media before racing in to watch the Kerry v Derry semi-final.


“We are extremely happy to be in the semi-final.

“I think at the beginning of the year, if we were told, we’d have taken your arm off, so we are thankful for that.

“The game itself to score 1-23 in a quarter-final is something we would be very, very happy about.

“The modern game – this man (Ryan McHugh) has been tagged very, very heavily in matches, and that’s the way it’s going – so you need scores coming from all over the place and thankfully we got that today and that is very, very important.

“Defensively we conceded 0-18 and Louth were very threatening and dangerous at times so there are certainly areas there that we will be able to go back and look at but the most important thing in championship football as everyone knows is to progress, and once you progress you have a chance to sort things out and make them better for the next day.

“So we’re delighted for our supporters and the people of Donegal both here and abroad who tune in to watch the team all the time and give us a massive support so I’m delighted on all those fronts.

“It’s another fortnight and there’s a month to go in the competition.


“It’s another fortnight that we have got ourselves so we must now try and make that count.”

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