Enjoying life in the hills
IT’S NOT easy getting hold of Donegal players in the days following an All-Ireland win. On Tuesday night, Michael Murphy got about two sentences out before he got engulfed in yet another rousing rendition of ‘Jimmy’s winning matches’ while on a lorry at Glencolumbkille.
By Wednesday morning, most of the mobiles are going straight to voicemail, laying dead in the bottom of kit bags having not seen a charger in days.
One phone does answer, as Dermot ‘Brick’ Molloy rouses from his slumber and finds that little green button. It’s been an incredible few days for Brick, who got his first championship run-out of the year in that historic final last Sunday afternoon, something for which he will forever be grateful to Jim McGuinness for.
It’s been an intense few days which have taken their toll on the Donegal players, but Molloy insists that they’re ready for one last push as things draw to a close.
“I think all of the tough training all year stood to us, because we were all still going strong come the finish. I don’t know what time we actually got finished up at… or for some people it might just have ran straight through to the next day!”
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