Former Donegal manager Brian McEniff has praised Kevin Cassidy – describing him as a ‘warrior’ – after he called time on his playing career.
The wing-back decided to call it a day, and announced his retirement from club football following Gaoth Dobhair’s heavy Donegal SFC defeat to Naomh Conaill.
Cassidy has enjoyed a mixed relationship with Donegal fans, once revered by them, his exclusion from the squad under Jim McGuinness divided opinion.
However, the 1992 All-Ireland winning manager said his exit from the Donegal panel in such controversial circumstances shouldn’t be what he is remembered for.
McEniff told The Irish News, “He lived on the edge and he played on the edge and that was one of the things that made him truly great and he was always the very best of company and played from the heart.
“Kevin was a warrior, a leader, a superb athlete and a great reader of the game and that point he scored against Kildare (in the 2011 All-Ireland quarter-final) was one of the greatest ever.
“As a player, he was very committed, was a passionate Gaoth Dobhair man and really loved pulled on the Donegal jersey.”Tags: