Donegal stayed on course for a league final place and promotion with another home win on Sunday. In what was a dress rehearsal of this summer’s championship opener Jim McGuinness’ side ran out 1-17 to 1-8 victors against Antrim. The manager however was not all together satisfied with the home sides performance against an under strength saffron outfit. Donegal raced into a five points lead in the opening ten minutes but allowed Antrim to draw back level five apiece. Donegal’s goal came with fifteen minutes left. Colm Mc Fadden netted to put Donegal 1-11 to 0-7 ahead. Within a matter of minutes Antrim scored their goal to close the gap to four. The hosts then pulled away to win by nine points. One of the pleasing aspects from the game was Donegal had eight different players on the score sheet with McFadden finishing top scorer on 1-5. Donegal stay top on 10pts, two ahead of Laois, Tyrone and Derry. A draw or a win away to Laois next Sunday will be good enough for the county to make it through to the Division2 Final and a place in the top flight next year.
Manager Jim Mc Guinness spoke with Charlie Collins after Sunday’s win.