Mickey McCann was left to reflect on a tough afternoon as his Donegal lost out by 22 points against Down in the Christy Ring Cup.
“It was a tough afternoon,” McCann told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub after the game.
“Down are a wee bit slicker than any team in this Division. If you give their forwards space, they’re very clinical. They gave us a lot of bother. Our work rate was down and if you do that against Down you’ll be punished.”
Donegal trailed 4-11 to 1-9 at the break and, although Ciaran Matthewson hit 1-10, Down upped the ante and won with a bit to spare.
McCann said: “Giving away four goals in the first half was poor defending and decision making. We felt we could have fouled and two of the goals came from us getting turned over. Our defence has been a strong point of the last two years, but we had a bad day at the office today.”
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