Glenswilly under pressure as Donegal progress
GLENSWILLY boss Manus McFadden said that his team will, “Point blank refuse,” to play any more games without their county players this season.
The county champions are currently fighting a relegation battle and have had a limited panel, not only because of the starred games in the county, implemented because of Donegal’s All-Ireland run, but also due to emigration.
Last weekend their star forward Michael Murphy played his first league match for his club. Similarly Neil Gallagher has played on occasion for Glenswilly this season, most famously ahead of the Ulster final when he injured his ankle while playing against Kilcar, which ruled him out of the decider.
“We have played 13 games without him [Murphy] and that is a huge loss to the club,” said manager Manus McFadden.
“We are starting to get a few boys back. We had six boys in England at the start of the year. In fact, the postponement of the Championship has worked out in our favour because we will be able to get more players back. But in saying that we have been struggling over the last four weeks.”
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