Maxi Curran says it’s all systems go for Saturday night when the Donegal ladies face Monaghan in an Ulster Ladies Senior semi-final at Healy Park (throw-in 7pm).
Curran, who is managing Donegal this year alongside Damian Devaney, is back for another stint with the reigns and has had a decent start.
Donegal finished fourth in Division 1, but missed out on a semi-final place due to what the Downings clubman described as a ‘peculiar’ scenario where Galway advanced because they had more scores.
“The League semi-finals and final take five weeks to run off so you’re better off out of that,” Curran said.
“You get training and get a chance to clear injuries up. The League was good to us and we got a lot out of it. We didn’t have any interest in qualifying, but the way we missed out was peculiar.”
Curran has a new-look Donegal panel this year and recently saw Yvonne Bonner, Karen Guthrie and Ciara Hegarty named on the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 team of the year.
Curran said: “The ladies game has changed massively since I was last here. It’s a totally different game to the men’s. It’s got very physical and the level of fitness for referees has gone from 11 to 16. Teams are prepared really well and there’s a lot of effort going in.
“I’ve had to learn fast and it’s been good from that perspective.”
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