Hugh McFadden has said that this Donegal side have moved on from their relegation from division one of the national league.
The big Killybegs midfielder went on to state that the Ulster championship clash against Cavan is the only thing that he and his teammates are thinking about.
Donegal will enter Sunday’s game in MacCumhaill Park in good spirits knowing that the Ballybofey pitch has been of a massive advantage to them in the past few years. The last time Donegal lost at home in the Ulster championship was back in 2010 to Down.
McFadden knows that come Sunday Cavan will pose a big threat to Donegal. “McVeety, Brady, McKiernan, they’re quality players. They seem to be playing nice football and have some nice runners. They can kick scores from all over the field.”
This will be the first time McFadden will face up to Cavan in the Ulster championship but he did feature against them in the national league last year.
“We had them in the League last year. That was a day where some things went right for us.”
McFadden who has matured as a leader amongst this Donegal side in the last year admitted that although happy with some aspects of his league career he will look to improve constantly.
“I played okay in some of the games, unfortunately when your team gets relegated you have to look at some of the things that didn’t go so well.
“There a lot of good players around the middle in the teams we played. I did okay, but we have to look at some things that we and I could have done better.”
McFadden has been an instrumental member of the Killybegs team over the past few years and has featured for them quite a few times already in the league this year. He says that he is feeling good regardless of the workload he has had.
“We played five games in three weeks with the club. That was a lot of football along with county training.
“I just play when I play, if Cathal Ellis tells me not to play tomorrow, I don’t play tomorrow. It’s as simple as that. Anyone who knows me knows that I go hammer for tong whether I’m playing with Killybegs or Donegal.
“I’m lucky that I’m still young enough and still in good shape. It could be tough for other men after a hard National League where they have niggles to sort out and a double round of games would be hard on the body, McFadden concluded.Tags: