The GAA boss said he was so sad to hear about the death of Termon man Andrew Duffy, 24, who drowned in the Royal Canal in Dublin after the game.
The Glenties man said “It has taken the goodness out of the win. It’s heartbreaking,” he said
He said his thoughts were with the Duffy family following the death of son Andrew.
“It’s obviously put a huge damper on things. When we woke up this morning everybody was happy, looking forward to an All-Ireland final and then word came through.
“It’s heartbreaking, and on behalf of the management and players I would like to pass on my sincere sympathies to his family and everybody involved,” he said.
And he added “He has taken the goodness out of the win. The bottom line is that it’s never good when somebody’s life has been cut short, it’s tragic no matter what the circumstances.”